Ed Boon Explains How To Say Mortal Kombat X

It's pronounced "Ex," series creator clarifies; two new characters will be announced at E3.

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Mortal Kombat X was announced on Monday, with a trailer giving us a first look at how it plays. But it didn't tell us how to pronounce the title. Now we know, as series creator Ed Boon says on Twitter (via Siliconera) that the official pronunciation is "Ex," though he expects some people will call it "ten" instead."

Whatever you call, it Mortal Kombat X will launch in 2015 across Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4.

Since Mortal Kombat X's announcement this week, Boon has kept busy answering fan questions about the game on Twitter. He also revealed that at least two new characters for the game will be announced at E3, alongside new story details, and maybe even a gameplay trailer. E3 kicks off next Monday, June 9, and runs through June 12.

Separately, retailers GameStop and Amazon have posted product pages for Mortal Kombat X, showing off what could be the game's official box art. It's also possible, however, that this is the a non-final version of the game's box art. For more on Mortal Kombat X, check out GameSpot's feature about what you might have missed from the game's debut trailer.

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murl cumbath ekz

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One Zero.

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Just call it 10, Ed. Don't go thinking this is Mega Man. Mega Man X got away with it since it started with X and went X2/X3/X4 etc. To go from MK9 to MKX (Ex?) and not 10 would be stupid..like, something Square would do. Don't be Square.

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YESSSSSSSS!!!!!! Ive been waiting.

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Finally a Reason to tune to E3 this year! Yeah! GAMES!

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Ed is teaching me how to read stuff.

The guy who writes Kombat and Koins.


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So is it the 'Ex'-Box or the 'Cross'-Box or the 'Ten'-box?

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<< LINK REMOVED >> X(Cross)BO(Bow)X(Ten)36(thirty-six)0(zero)

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weapon X secret character

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It's the letter X.... So people would be saying "Mortal Kombat X" (meaning not 10). How would that make sense if it was Mortal Kombat 9 (or just Mortal Kombat in 2011)? And besides, it should have been called Mortal Kombat 2 (2015 remake)..... a sequel to MK1.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> How about "Mortal Kombat II"

... but you say it like "Mortal Kombat Eye Eye" ...

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Well how would that make sense? We don't say II. It's pronounced as "2". What if you called the game Castlevania III (as in you would say Castlevania Eye Eye Eye)?

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Wasn't serious. That's why I ended on an ellipsis.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> The title actually makes sense. Raiden succeeded in changing history in MK9, so the X could indicate mysteriousness or a variable, since they will have no clue what is coming in the newly altered timeline.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> The Megaman X series says hi....

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<< LINK REMOVED >> You should really learn your Roman Numerals

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Okay, Mortal Kombat 10 it is then.

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They should spell the "X" with a "K" to make it more edgy.

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Hell, I called SF x Tekken "Street Fighter EX Tekken" "Cross?" Who are they kidding? + <That is a cross. X <this is an X.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I agree, but I think it's just because it originated from Japan. Much like how Street Fighter II has an apostrophe after the "II" in "Street Fighter II' Champion Edition". It was meant to be called out as "dash". But to us, it's just something to ignore.

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Duh, I called it. I KNEW it would be Mortal Kombat X, instead of MK 10.

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You sure you don't pronounce it 'eKKKKKs'?

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Lets just hope the trash music they chose for the video hasn't destroyed the game

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<< LINK REMOVED >> "Yo yo yo, fightin, yo yo yo, hoes, yo yo yo" Ah yes, the perfect music for an epic battle.

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All these years I've been saying it "mortal comb-at". The more you know...

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I've been saying Em-Kay.

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Thanks for clarifying. I assumed there was an invisible "SE" before the "X" that was supposed to be pronounced when saying it aloud. Explains all the weird looks I've been getting... well some of them anyway.

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I haven't a clue why what I was going to post went to the "pending" status. Not one curse, piece of slang, etc. Too bad, it was the most epic posts ever, of course..

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Probably because they assumed every comment would be calling Eddie a giant @*%$nut for posting this drivel? Still at least I know how to say x now...oh, my handbasket to take me to hell has arrived, excuse me.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Thats GS for ya. Half the time I either get pending icon or you're trying to post Malform information.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> How are those new KEF's?

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> There outstanding Wookie, I need at least 84hrs of breaking in time for them to truly start shining. Got the reference 205/2 amazing sound stage. Looks nice with my LS50's

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Maybe when you typed "ED" it thought you meant "ee- dee" as in erectile dysfunction. Wait, how did I just manage to post this. Well, there goes that theory.

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This is an article?

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Of course according to Eddie Makuch.

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