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Get Over Here! New Mortal Kombat Coming in 2015

Chris Morris

Get Over Here! New Mortal Kombat Coming in 2015

Scorpion, still angry.

Now that his stint overseeing weather conditions in the Northeast is over, Sub-Zero is getting back to what he does best: kicking butt.

After weeks of winks, whispers, and hints, Warner Bros. Interactive and developer NetherRealm Studios have officially announced Mortal Kombat X, the latest in the long-running fighting game series. It’s due to land on the PS4, PS3, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC in 2015.

So what’s new? Well, we’re not really sure. The fancy debut trailer shows off some familiar moves and classic MK brutality (that knee isn’t going to heal well), but other details are thin. It’s also pretty clear that that isn’t in-game footage.

A press release notes that the new game will feature “a new fully-connected experience that launches players into a persistent online contest where every fight matters in a global battle for supremacy.” Here’s hoping that doesn’t mean it’s an “always online” situation. Mortal Kombat X will also add variations to each character that will presumably change their move sets.

It’s good news for gamers. Though the controversial fighting game franchise had a rough go over the past decade, it made a big comeback in 2011’s eponymous Mortal Kombat reboot. Critics loved the game, and it sold more than 3 million copies.

We’ll learn more about Mortal Kombat X at next week’s E3 2014 conference in Los Angeles.

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