Super Smash Bros may still be king when it comes to fans salivating over what character may be announced next, but today Mortal Kombat X gets a chance to shine in the light (or should I say lightning! I apologize that was awful but I couldn’t help it.)
(Excuse the screaming at the end)
Of course this is of no surprise. Raiden is a staple of the series and everyone knew he was coming back. What’s exciting is to see how Netherrealm Studios may improve or change such a classic character of this violent series. Said violence is looking to be as brutal as ever, but what really stands out among the blood and bones is the impressive animations on the characters. The grabbing animation at 1:40 is beautiful to say the least. Where as most fighting games have the character vaguely grab the general hit box of the opponent fighter, we can expect to see fighters specifically grabbing arms, legs, etc. Speaking of opponents, the video also featured a new fighter to the series named Kotal Kahn who is alluded to be a sort of sun god much like Raiden’s a thunder god. The sun god look is complete with an Aztec god design and several burning attacks. Mortal Kombat X will be released on the PS3, Ps4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC. The game is planned for a 2015 release.