Next Mortal Kombat Launching in 2015 for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, and PC

Watch a gruesome trailer for Mortal Kombat X now.

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[UPDATE] Following the publication of this story, Warner Bros. announced more details about Mortal Kombat X. The game is coming to Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC. It will be on display next week at E3 2014. Warner Bros. says Mortal Kombat X will deliver a "cinematic" presentation combined with "all-new gameplay" to offer up the "most brutal Kombat experience ever." It's also going to have a significant online component. Warner Bros. says it will deliver a "fully connected experience" where players are launched into a "persistent online contest where every fighter matters in a global battle for supremacy."

For the first time in Mortal Kombat history, you'll be able to choose from multiple character variations, Warner Bros. says. This can impact your characters' strategy and fighting style, the studio says. There's also an "original story" included that will showcase characters like Scorpion and Sub-Zero, while also introducing new challengers that "represent the forces of good and evil."

The original story is below.

The wait is over. After various leaks and teases, Mortal Kombat series creator Ed Boon officially announced the next entry in the longrunning fighting franchise today. It's called Mortal Kombat X, and it marks the tenth installment in the core series, following 2011's Mortal Kombat. The game launches in 2015 for unspecified platforms and you can watch a trailer now.

"Fueled by next-gen technology, Mortal Kombat X combines unparalleled, cinematic presentation with dynamic gameplay to create an unprecedented Kombat experience," reads the game's description on YouTube. Leaked Amazon product pages for Mortal Kombat X suggest the game is coming to Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC, but there's no mention of platforms whatsoever in today's announcement.

Mortal Kombat will feature an original track called "Can't Be Stopped" written rapper Wiz Khalifa. You can hear the track in the video above.

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robert_lustmord
robert_lustmord

should've been wu-tang pumping in the background instead.

TIGER STYLE!!!

Amster_G
Amster_G

I muted this video. Looks awesome otherwise!

HuskerMetal
HuskerMetal

I hope this isnt online only. Fighting games have some of the worst communities online. As far as the music goes some nostalgia with Zero Signal by Fear Factory would have worked great. Trailer music isn't a big deal that Adema song wasn't used in Deadly Alliance. If this Wizzing Kafa or whatever the hell he's called, music is in the game there's always an option to mute in game music.

balders74
balders74

A bit mental you see a rib cage break and a leg bone snap and 2 secs later the dudes jumping around without a limp or anything :-)

lorider25
lorider25

awesome music, goes hard with this trailer.



Faye_Tallity
Faye_Tallity

Didn't like the music.....AT ALL. It would've been better to just have non-lyrical fight music, instead. Can't support this style of music for a game trailer, that doesn't at least have rap existing in its realm, world, afterlife, OR it's present day! It's truly out of its element. The only style of music they might know is, some tribal drums before being sacrificed, or a before fight tournament starts. Only people who care more about the song like it. I care more about the game & how it's being advertised to me. That would've been cool with some simple tribal music, that escalates to a fever pitch. Music production company "Two Steps from Hell" excels at this stuff for movies! 


Two steps from hell will be playing on my iPod 'till Im done with the game lol



UGH! I knew I was goin to do this, but here's an almost perfect example of the music that shoulda been used. Sounds "heroic" sometimes, but oh well. Cut it some so it fits to the fighting moments, & it's perfect. Then again, it's also about the same length as the trailer! If played at the right moment, you'll get the beat to go with the "Who's next?" at the end made me laugh. Here's the link:  https://soundcloud.com/tsfh-1/08-super-strength Both must be played at the same time! Two steps from hell should go with every game clip ever! Ok, Ok...Ah. Enjoy!   : ) 

vadagar1
vadagar1

game looks good 


but better music next time :P


this is MK

y2jsheikh
y2jsheikh

I think sub-zero should also win sometime...

venatus_aamir
venatus_aamir

Graphics Improved,Interactive Mode - ON,Weapons Use - ON,Running - ON............THIS ONE IS GOING TO BE CRAZY



Waiting for this one..;p

dark_rising76
dark_rising76

What was the name of that song? I though it was pretty good.


subrawk
subrawk

im a fan of wiz but that song kinda sucked.

i want them to come up with "failalities" where the loser can input buttons to interrupt fatality finishes with funny fails instead...

Pelezinho777
Pelezinho777

When will satanization of Sub Zero end? I'm sick of trailers in which he is dominated by Scorpion.

eze_sl89
eze_sl89

mortal kombat and doom, best game series of history

Onvi
Onvi

Cool, now bring shinnok back!

yngsten
yngsten

moving on, nothing new to see here.

ultravga
ultravga

The description of a global fight for supremacy is interesting. Maybe this means creating your own MK characters and fatalities, alongside the normal modes, then taking them online.


Probably not though....



swordylove
swordylove

Bring back Brutality please... Never cared for stupid Babality.

davi21a
davi21a

Music was horrible...

KingJames1089
KingJames1089

Although I doubt this I'm hoping they bring back side stepping

xbox_is_garbage
xbox_is_garbage

LETS ALL STOP BEING RACIST PPL. THE MUSIC IN MK WAS GREAT, GOT ME PUMPED. WE KNOW WHITE PPL HATE TO CLAME THEY LIKE RAP, BUT WE ALL KNOW THE TRUTH, YOU LOVE IT. ITS OK, WE WONT JUDGE YOU. SO LETS ALL STOP TAKING CHEAP SHOTS AT THE MOTAL KOMBAT TRILLER, THANK YOU.

byzantine_chant
byzantine_chant

Nothing like urban music to accent a fantasy fight in a frozen forest. LMAO

bluesunmerc
bluesunmerc

The next gen fan base will not get big if they do not drop support for the old consoles. Look at the the jump from original xbox to xbox 360. IF memory serves when the 360 launched there were no more xbox games made and look how the sales for the 360 went through the roof. I get that some people are happy with last gen consoles and thats fine, but don't punish the entire industry because people don't want to move on. 

neprisistates
neprisistates

This quite slow and boring, same old tired previous gen mortal kombat, hardly any improvement other that graphics, They should concentrate on the movies, the old mk movies and also original mk games and try and remember what mk is all about, because this is sh!t, generic beat them up with terrible music and short and fat characters, they dont look like fighters at all (more like body builders)

onionking108
onionking108

I am not a fan of the super beefed up character models they've been using for years now...or at least not have EVERY male character look like he benches 800 pounds.  Some variety would be nice. 

fluffy_puppy666
fluffy_puppy666

 This trailer would be 11/10 if it wasn't for the unfitting music. 

cboye18
cboye18

A day later.......and I still can't bear this dump of a music. That guy singing should drink acid for damaging my ears.  

ffspyda
ffspyda

Starting to feel like anything that has "Fueled by next-gen technology"  but also coming on last gen platforms serves as nothing but just marketing hype ploys

Digital_DJ_00
Digital_DJ_00

So let me get this straight. You think that everyone thats hating on the MK X song are racists? Yeah....because ONLY black people sing rap.... You need to know what being racist entails and what it means before you start throwing that word around carelessly you dumbass. Oh, and you also inadvertently made yourself sound racist by making that empty comment. I guess Eminem is a black person in your eyes huh?

DARREN636
DARREN636

More variety. OK

Dude who looks like sub zero but with different coloured clothes.

Dude who looks like scorpion but with different coloured clothes.

Another dude who looks like sub zero

And another

And another and so on .

xbox_is_garbage
xbox_is_garbage

The music was great, what, would you have liked it if it was heavy metal or rock? Shut the hell up already with the music. Not everyone listens to Boybands & Rock N Roll.

xbox_is_garbage
xbox_is_garbage

First of all, I know EXACTLY what racism entails.... If you weren't one of the many making racist statements, than wouldn't you think that this doesn't apply to you. Chances are though, for you to be so offended by my statement, it does apply to you! I don't jump to accusatory conclusions, based off one statement. I observe numerous comments and situations before making my decision. All you have to do is scroll through the comments on here, as well as YouTube! Why would several people make statements to the extent of "This music should only be played for Jax." Why is that? Oh, I get it! But that's not racist, right? No one said anything negative when Eminem was being used for the COD franchise!

xbox_is_garbage
xbox_is_garbage

The Xbox1/360 is a waste of time & money. My Wii has better exclusive then that POS.

mep69
mep69

@xbox_is_garbage  Ye, sadly most people listen to crap poorly strung words with auto-tuning. Guessing your one of those.

HHBB
HHBB

@xbox_is_garbage  Stop being racist? you said "you must be white" who is the racist one?

Digital_DJ_00
Digital_DJ_00

And youre obviously Black, or have a desperate desire to be so...