15 Killer Reasons to Get Excited About Mortal Kombat X
1. Mortal Kombat X Spans 25 Years
The game is due out this year, and here are just a few of the (many) reasons to be pretty excited about that. A juicy bit of intel about the secret plot was recently revealed by the game's creators: MKX picks up following the last entry in the series, and the action will take place over a 25-year period.
2. Raiden's New Moves
According to series creator Ed Boon, each playable character will have three devastating power moves. The powerful maestro of thunder, Raiden, will be able to teleport, create lightning traps and use a Thunder God Raiden move that enhances his attacks.
3. Whoa, That's a Lotta Characters!
The key to every fighting game is the players you can go to battle with. Mortal Kombat X won't be short of dealers of death. There are more than 20 characters confirmed, including series mainstays Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Raiden, Reptile and more.
4. It Runs at 1080p & 60 FPS!
Good news for you keen-sighted gamers out there. Mortal Kombat X will run the Unreal 3 engine at 1080p and 60 FPS on your machine, according to the game's developer.
5. Mobile Game
Prior to the console release of Mortal Kombat X, the developers announced a free-to-play mobile version that is a mix between a fighting game and a turn-based card battle. Now you can have Mortal Kombat wherever you go.
6. Faction Wars
A new feature in Mortal Kombat X is the online Faction Wars game mode. Each user will be able to choose between one of five factions. After deciding which side to join, every action you take in the game will contribute points to your team, and the faction with the most points at the end of the week earns a prize.
7. Mortal Kombat X Controller
The brand new customized Mortal Kombat X controller is developed for Playstation 4 and XBOX One. In your attempt to make it easier to destroy your enemies, the controller moves the left and right bumpers to the front right.
8. Living Towers
The Living Towers mode in Mortal Kombat X is a constantly-shifting set of challenges that change hourly. Mortal Kombat X looks to be improving not only the gameplay, but the online features.
9. Live-Action TV Show
Announced last year, Warner Bros. has been developing a live-action series inspired by Mortal Kombat X.
10. Featured on Conan O'Brien's Clueless Gamer Bit
The Internet-famous video that shows a personable Marshawn Lynch with the always enthusiastic Rob Gronkowski. If you haven't watched the hilarious video, YouTube it.
11. Comic Book Developed by DC
A tie-in DC comic book series serves as a prequel of sorts, telling about the ascent of new Kambatants.
12. You Will Want to Beat the Story Mode, Trust Us
During a recent Mortal Kombat X livestream, we learned that beating the game's story mode will reap rewards for the user. A character will be unlocked once the you've conquered the single-player mode, for example, but which one?
13. Cut Scenes Will Be Interactive
Cutscenes won't just be for sittin' and watchin'. During some cinematic parts you'll be asked to complete quick time events that'll alter how the next fight will be presented. So stay on your toes!
14. Is that Jason?! Run!
Iconic Friday the 13th madman Jason Voorhees will be included in a downloadable add-on called the Kombat Pack.
15. It's Kinda Like The Godfather
With an emphasis on story, Mortal Kombat X will borrow influences from Hollywood as the plot plays out. The game's developer, NetherRealm, said that narrative form will remind some of The Godfather: Part II, with a non-linear story that will connect characters from past and present.