Mortal Kombat X is officially on the way, after weeks of teasing by creator Ed Boon on twitter. NetherRealm, who saw success with their recent Mortal Kombat reboot as well as last year's DC Comics themed fighter Injustice: Gods Among Us returns to the brutal fighter that made their team famous in 2015.
The announcement trailer features a battle between Sub-Zero and Scorpion, arguably the two most recognizable fighting game characters this side of Ryu, with signature elements like the close-up bone breaking, the moves everyone who has played a fighting game in the last 20 years know, and some new variations on the theme. Stay tuned all the way to the end for a new fatality by Scorpion - which is not for kids or the faint-of-heart.
While there are no platforms listed in the trailer (typically those would come at the end underneath the game's logo), retailer listings have noted both current-gen and last-gen consoles, with pre-order listings for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 3. That has since been confirmed, alongside PC as well. Check out the trailer, which is decidedly M-rated, below.
Update: Here's the official description of the game, from a press release:
Mortal Kombat X combines cinematic presentation with all new gameplay to deliver the most brutal Kombat experience ever, offering a new fully-connected experience that launches players into a persistent online contest where every fight matters in a global battle for supremacy. For the first time, Mortal Kombat X gives players the ability to choose from multiple variations of each character impacting both strategy and fighting style. Players step into an original story showcasing some of the game's most prolific characters including Scorpion and Sub-Zero, while introducing new challengers that represent the forces of good and evil and tie the tale together.