New Mortal Kombat X Details Coming in Two Weeks -- What Do You Want to Find Out About?

Only seven characters have been announced so far for the upcoming fighting game.

Following the flurry of information we received about Mortal Kombat X at E3 and during the following month, things have gotten somewhat quiet. Fortunately, we don't have much longer to wait before developer NetherRealm Studios reveals more, as series creator Ed Boon has teased some kind of reveal for Gamescom in August.

In response to a tweet asking when we'll learn more about the fighting game, Boon replied, "I won't play GAMES or try to COMpete with you." Put the two groups of emphasized letters together (such a tricky puzzle!) and you've got Gamescom, the name of the upcoming gaming convention in Cologne, Germany that run August 13-17.

Boon didn't provide any further details or hints about what NetherRealm has planned. Given his propensity for teasing information (not unlike this Gamescom reveal) on Twitter, though, don't be surprised if we have some idea of what to expect ahead of the event.

To date, seven characters have been announced, including three returning ones (Raiden, Sub-Zero, and Scorpion) and four new ones (Kotal Kahn, D'Vorah, Cassie Cage, and the combo of Ferra and Torr). We also know a guest character of some kind--think Freddy Krueger and Kratos in the most recent Mortal Kombat--will likely make the cut, but just who that will be is anyone's guess. 24 actor Keifer Sutherland claimed earlier this year that he had contributed to a new Mortal Kombat game, but Boon has denied this is the case.

Mortal Kombat X--which is pronounced Mortal Kombat "Ex"--is coming to Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC sometime in 2015. For more, check out our latest preview.

What are you hoping NetherRealm shows off at Gamescom? Let us know in the comments.

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alhasani_saif
alhasani_saif

kitan ...... and wish to see the old character .... because the old characters stay and all mortal kombat new characters left 

mightymenace
mightymenace

Whatever they do will be gold. I have no doubt the game will be great, so zip it dweebs! I've been seeing ridiculousness on these comment boards. Disney characters? 3D instead of 2D? Having an obvious ignorance to what really sells. They've made some learning curve mistakes in the past, which had to be taking in consideration stupid ideas like that. Now, knowing what sells, and doing it, is not selling out if that's what your dumb asses are thinking. That's giving the people what they want! Which MK does, and why it's one of the top fighters, keeping the franchise alive right now! It's loved for it's 2D, and over the top gore. The dark look, feel, and storyline of characters & stages. The speed of the moves/combos have improved, along with graphic quality, and now even 3 style fighting versatility. They only improve, so with that being said, to improve on the "gore" and with the popularity of the Freddy DLC, the one thing I'd like to see, although I hate the idea of buying characters instead of earning them, is also a package idea. More cinematic endings along the lines of Tekken, because they make one player mode wins more satisfying. Free multiple skins to win, also making wins more satisfying. Most importantly a strictly horror movie DLC package. I've heard others also requesting it, cause it's a good idea. Like keeping superheroes together, keep gore with horror and gore. Freddy back, maybe Jason to pair, Michael Myers, Pumpkinhead, Predator, Ash, Leatherface, Pinhead all to fight each other in a separate gore fest. Chainsaws, knives, deadly puzzle boxes, and well, and Predator! What more to say. Horror movie genre DLC package. If we have to pay for it, make it worth wild!

mobywv
mobywv

Baraka please...

skyke101
skyke101

I hope they won't create cheap sub-boss and boss fight/character like Shao Khan, Goro, Kintaro, they were awful. I did manage to beat the story mode, but I prefer bosses to be more like Sindel, she is really tough without feeling cheap

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

I want to hear that they are making a full, robust game, because you know in this day and age they can.  If it's like the peak of MK, games like Armageddon, Deception, Deadly Alliance, where they had a deep and varied roster, where the game had fighting styles that can be changed on the fly, had tons of extra and additional modes, and most importantly, was a 3D fighter, instead of some shallow 2D pre-programmed-combo button mashing fest, then that would be great. 

If it's a shallow 2D game again, I'm waiting until it's really cheap.  I played the last one, and got bored after about 2 hours. I played practically the same game many times in the 90's.

badwedgie00
badwedgie00

I want to know if they have included some new characters -- in particular Elsa from the popular Disney movie, Frozen.  I'd love to see new cool moves and fatalities! Also, I want new music, heavy on the guitar!

Pelezinho777
Pelezinho777

What's the deal with Sub Zero? I thought you turned him into a facking robot! Hope he will be treated with respect in MKX...

beuneus12
beuneus12

I want to know which -ality we getting besides fatalities

please no more babalities (mk9) so lame

Rafficus_III
Rafficus_III

I would love to have Rain, Frost, and Skarlet back.

wexorian
wexorian

We want to see shujinko and boraicho with f ing stick!!!

youre_a_sheep
youre_a_sheep

I most want to see Ermac, Mileena and Reptile return.  Or better yet they could give Reptile half-human offspring and debut a character that's closer to his MK2 look and feel.

pikachudude860
pikachudude860

Character reveals are good and all, but what about the new features? What makes it different from MK9? 

We need to know more about the story and new gameplay modes. 

zerooo0
zerooo0

Gamescom is going to be amazing. Quantum Break to Call of Duty Advanced Warfare Multiplayer.

balrogbane
balrogbane

Wesker from Resident Evil could be a cool guest-character to add.

guydude3412
guydude3412

A release date. And to see kitana confirmed. Also, I think the guest character should be master chief, link, or snake

mightymenace
mightymenace

Leatherface to deal with punks with his chainsaw, possible chainsaw fight with Ash. Freddy gonna take you to hell, but not before Hellraiser does with his box shooting hooked chains out and ripping your skin off. Shit add all the Cenobites! And the Predator is already a mix of all the characters, with a lil Baraka, and lil Cyrax, etc. etc. Machete/knife fights with Mike Myers and Jason. Dark look and feel. I'm ready for new characters, so bring them on! They always share a fight quality of a past fighter anyway, so it's not really like you're ever losing a character, just gaining a new look, with a familiar fighting style.

imajinn
imajinn

@skyke101 Sindel was easy. Then again each person who plays has their own playing difficulties. Once you figure out how a boss character works, adapting isn't all that hard.... for some. I love the hard cheap bosses. I like a challenge. If you find yourself wanting to throw your controller, maybe its not the best thing to play.

skyke101
skyke101

@Pelezinho777 I think it would be explained, because (afaik) MKX is a canon after MK9, maybe the roster would have more new/returning characters that didn't managed to be in MK9 roster (like Shinnok, Bo Rai Cho, etc)

beuneus12
beuneus12

@Blamethehealer of course it's gonna be in

it was in MK9

What i want is tag mode with 4 players (2vs2) online

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

@balrogbane  I would like to see Pinhead from Hellraiser as the special character.  His look and abilities in the movie are very consistent with MK

NbAlIvEr10000
NbAlIvEr10000

@balrogbane It would likely have to be involved in some way with Warner Bros so chances are slim on Wesker; and with Kratos it was Sony-specifc so they got rights from Sony in part with Santa Monica studios themselves.

wexorian
wexorian

@guydude3412 Kitana is dead with other Co , sindel killed her only cage and sonya survived with immortal raiden.

badwedgie00
badwedgie00

@imajinn @badwedgie00 Nah, I'm pretty sure I got the right game. I'd like to see Elsa of Frozen on the receiving end of a fatality, or the Snow Queen impaling another on giant icicle.

Blamethehealer
Blamethehealer

Nah man, boon said it was a really unused feature and that it wasn't completely off the table but didn't have concrete plans for putting it in. Next gen games early in a cycle tend to have features stripped. I hope I'm wrong.

guydude3412
guydude3412

Isn't this a new title? And if only cage and Sonya survived, how come sub zero and scorpion are in this one

guydude3412
guydude3412

Why not? He has tons of weapons and was also in sour caliber

imajinn
imajinn

@Blamethehealer The only way I see tag being used by many is if they implemented team up fatalities, or something of the likes.

imajinn
imajinn

You actually do, you mean, not "we". If you follow the MK.boards at all you'd know the "we" you speak of is less than a handful, so you deal with it.

wexorian
wexorian

@guydude3412 scorpion had not been killed as for subzero 1st one became noobsaibot and 2nd one got robotized and killed by sindel how he's alive it's unknown he maybe just another sub zero clanmate.

balrogbane
balrogbane

@guydude3412  I agree he's got the weapons and such, but can you really see blue-eyed, pointy-eared Link, smashing someones head to jelly with his hammer.

davidgoddard
davidgoddard

Scorpion and Sub-Zero are the 2 staples in the MK universe it wouldn't be an MK without them. No matter what happens to them they will always be in the next MK

guydude3412
guydude3412

Time will tell. The thing is, kitana has been in MK for a long time now

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

Also Link was already in Soul Caliber 2 years ago.

wexorian
wexorian

@guydude3412 you don't say, so was liu kang and others but they are DEAD! unless they zombified , msot likely they will became new persons like noobsaibot coz their souls are under shinnok and quan chi controll include Shao khan champion souls.

NbAlIvEr10000
NbAlIvEr10000

@guydude3412 Never going to happen, plus it would be a total waste of a special character.

guydude3412
guydude3412

He was also in sour caliber for the game cube. But he is so awesome, he should be in every fighting game

guydude3412
guydude3412

Watch, they will say all these characters are coming back and laughing. And also, please use punctuation

guydude3412
guydude3412

Can you tell the future, Mr. Downer?