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Mortal Kombat X is the 10th fighting game in the Mortal Kombat series. It was developed for current-gen consoles by NetherRealm Studios and by High Voltage Software for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The current-generation console versions were released on April 14, 2015. The Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 versions are set to be released on June 2nd, 2015. [1]

Gameplay

Mortal Kombat X features new and returning gameplay elements. For the first time in the series, players are able to choose from multiple variations of each character (3 by default), which changes how that character plays. For example: if you choose Scorpion's "Ninjutsu" variation, you get swords to use in kombat. But if you choose Scorpion's "Inferno" variation, you get the ability to summon a demon from multiple directions to attack the opponent. Variations is perhaps the biggest new gameplay addition in the game. The game will also feature the return of X-Ray moves introduced in the previous title. The press release promised "all new gameplay" featuring "a new fully-connected experience that launches players into a persistent online game where every fight matters in a global battle for supremacy. This was of course in reference to Factions Mode, a new online mode in which the player is allowed to choose between the five available factions, consisting of the Special Forces soldiers, the Lin Kuei warriors, the White Lotus monks, the Black Dragon mercenaries and the Brotherhood of Shadow acolytes.

The game also introduces the "Stamina Meter". The stamina meter is located below the characters' health bars. The stamina meter has two bars which are used when the player does certain things (however, not all actions use a whole bar of the stamina meter). Dashing, for an example, uses stamina. Running from some of the past Mortal Kombat games also makes a return, and drains the stamina meter. Interactables from NetherRealm Studio's previous game, Injustice: Gods Among Us, are also in MKX. One block of stamina is used if the characters use an interactable and they will gain all of their stamina back by not doing any actions that use stamina for a few seconds.

The "Super Meter" from Mortal Kombat (2011) also makes a return in MKX. Just like in MK 2011, the player can gain up to three blocks of super meter, by either taking damage, or by doing special moves. One block of the super meter can be used to "Enhance" special moves. Enhancing special moves may increase the damage of the attack, do additional hits, add special properties and so on. By using two bars of super meter, the character can preform a "Breaker". Breakers allow interuption of an opponent's combo, pushing them away. Using all three bars of super meter allows the use of the "X-Ray" attack mentioned above. X-Rays are super moves that do multiple hits and big damage if they land (for more information, read: X-Ray).

Like all past games in the main series, Mortal Kombat X uses 4 buttons for attacks; Back Punch, Front Punch, Back Kick, and Front Kick. Every character has combos that they can do by pressing a certain button sequence (a list of combos and other types of attacks can be found under the "Movelist" while paused in-game). Players can extend their combos even more by juggling their opponent while they are in the air.

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Plot

The game takes place after the events of Mortal Kombat, 25 years after Shao Kahn was defeated by the forces of Earthrealm. With most of the Kombatants losing their lives in the process, it was time for a new generation to step up.

Shinnok, the fallen elder god, escapes from imprisonment and sets out to conquer Earthrealm once more with the help of Quan Chi and his undead army. Johnny Cage sets out with Sonya Blade, Kenshi, Fujin, and Raiden to stop him once and for all. In an epic battle, Johnny Cage defeats Shinnok and Raiden traps him in the amulet.

Kotal Kahn and Mileena start a civil war and fight for the throne of Outworld.

Johnny Cage and Sonya Blade create a Special Forces team, which consists of Cassie Cage (the daughter of Johnny Cage and Sonya), Takeda Takahashi (the son of Kenshi), Jacqui Briggs (the daughter of Jackson Briggs), and Kung Jin (the younger cousin of Kung Lao).

Kombatants

Mortal Kombat X contains a roster of 24 characters (excluding DLC). Each character has 3 different variations, which impacts both strategy and moveset.

Returning Characters

New Characters

Non-playable Characters

DLC

Characters

Costumes

Ermac:

  • Pharaoh Ermac (The Ultimate Horror Pack)

Jax:

  • Carl Weathers as Dillon (Predator and Prey Pack)
  • Klassic Jax (Klassic Pack #2)

Johnny Cage:

  • Commando Johnny (Predator and Prey Pack)

Kano:

  • Klassic Kano (Klassic Pack #1)
  • Revolution (The Ultimate Horror Pack)

Kenshi:

  • Ronin Kenshi (Samurai Pack)

Kitana:

  • Jingu Kitana (Samurai Pack)

Kung Lao:

  • Klassic Kung Lao (Klassic Pack #2)

Liu Kang:

  • Klassic Liu Kang (Klassic Pack #1)

Mileena:

  • Vampiress Mileena (The Ultimate Horror Pack)

Quan Chi:

  • Klassic Quan Chi (Klassic Pack #2)

Raiden:

  • Future Raiden (WBPlay exclusive)

Reptile:

  • Kraken Reptile (The Ultimate Horror Pack)

Scorpion:

  • Cold War Scorpion (GameStop pre-order exclusive)
  • Gold Scorpion (Coarse Kollector's Edition exclusive)
  • Infared Scorpion (Predator and Prey Pack)

Shinnok:

  • Samurai Shinnok (Samurai Pack)

Sonya Blade:

  • Klassic Sonya (Klassic Pack #1)
  • Motherland (Revolution)

Sub-Zero:

  • Blue Steel Sub-Zero
  • Tundra (The Ultimate Horror Pack)

Kombat Pack

The Kombat Pack is a season pass that unlocks any DLC to be released upon purchase. The pack includes 4 characters and 5 skin packs:

Characters

Skin Packs

  • Samurai Pack (includes Samurai Shinnok, Ronin Kenshi, and Jingu Kitana)
  • Ultimate Horror Pack (includes Vampiress Mileena, Kraken Reptile, and Pharaoh Ermac)
  • Klassic Pack #1 (includes Klassic Sonya, Klassic Liu Kang, and Klassic Kano)
  • Predator and Prey Pack (includes Infared Scorpion, Commando Johnny, and Carl Weathers as Dillon)
  • Klassic Pack #2 (includes Klassic Jax, Klassic Kung Lao, and Klassic Quan Chi)

Stages

Modes

A list of the modes that are available to play in Mortal Kombat X.

Singleplayer

Multiplayer

  • Versus (player vs. player; can be played online and offline)
  • Team Battle (online only)
  • King of the Hill (online only)

Factions

Read More: Factions Mode

Factions is a continuous, affiliation-based Multiplayer mode (introduced in Mortal Kombat X) in which you can compete with other players for points that go to the faction you've chosen. At the end of each week, a faction and player within that faction will be announced as the winners. Players can also earn various rewards by competing in this mode, one of which is a faction-specific Faction Kill, a new form of the Fatality.

Achievements and Trophies

See Mortal Kombat X Achievements and Trophies.

Mortal Kombat X Comic

Read More: Mortal Kombat X (Comic Series)

The Mortal Kombat X Comic is a comic series launched and published by DC Comics in association with NetherRealm Studios, serving as a prequel to the game of the same name.

Editions

  • Amazon Exclusive Import Edition:
    • Disc copy of Mortal Kombat X, Kollector's Box, Serialized Steel Card, Hand Painted Scorpion Statue, Exclusive Steel Pack, In-Game Bonus Content, and Comic Book Volume 1.
  • Kollector's Edition by Coarse:
    • Disc copy of Mortal Kombat X, Scorpion Figurine by Coarse, Certificate of Authenticity, Gold Scorpion Skin and Kombat Pack DLC.
  • GameStop Exclusive Limited Edition:
    • Disc copy of Mortal Kombat X, Kombat Pack Downloadable Content, Cold War Scorpion Skin (GameStop Exclusive), and Exclusive Key Art.
  • Premium Edition (digital download only):
    • Digital copy of Mortal Kombat X, and the Kombat Pack DLC
  • GAME Special Edition:
    • Disc copy of Mortal Kombat X, and Unique Steel Pack

Mobile Game

Mortal Kombat X: Mobile will be available in April for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and Android devices. Cross-connectivity will also be expanded upon featuring rewards and content that can be unlocked for both mobile and console version in cross-play. Currently, the game is available in the AppStore for iOS.

Cast

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Development

NetherRealm Studios started publicly hiring for the eighth generation development in April 2012.[2] In July 2013, a new Mortal Kombat game was announced to be in development and was said to be released alongside the film series' reboot in September 2015.[3][4] At the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con, Lance Sloan, producer of the web series Mortal Kombat: Legacy, confirmed the next Mortal Kombat game to be in production, and that there were intentions of a simultaneous release between the game and a new Mortal Kombat film.[5] In February 2014, actor Kiefer Sutherland revealed his involvement in this "huge game".[6] According to Karen Strassman's (the voice of Kitana and Mileena in 2011's Mortal Kombat) acting resume, the game's working title was Mortal Kombat 2.[7] The game's poster was leaked and a new logo was revealed on May 28, 2014, with the game being teased to be possibly announced on June 2[8] and speculated to be titled Mortal Kombat X.[9][10]

On June 2, 2014, the title was officially revealed as Mortal Kombat X, alongside an official reveal trailer featuring a fight between the iconic characters Scorpion and Sub-Zero.[11] The game made its "first public appearance" at E3 2014 starting on June 10th, where they confirmed and announced multiple characters and stages, and also released additional information and the first ever gameplay of the game.

Trivia

  • Mortal Kombat X is the first game in the Mortal Kombat series to come to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
    • It's also the first game in the main series to come to Steam on the primary release date.
  • This game marks the first appearance/usage of variations.

References

External links

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