Today Warner Bros. Interactive released a trailer for the newest entry into the Mortal Kombat series, Mortal Kombat X. MKX will be the tenth entry into the core Mortal Kombat franchise, and the first entry since NetherRealm’s 2010 release, Mortal Kombat (known unofficially as Mortal Kombat 9 to avoid confusion with the 90s original) which reinvigorated the series.
The trailer shows off Scorpion and Sub-Zero, facing off against each other in a dead, murky wood. Although the majority of the footage is in the 2.5D style of MK9 there are moments when the camera appears to change angle; we can’t say for certain whether this is an actual gameplay feature or simply added to the trailer for cinematic effect.
Mortal Kombat X is penciled in for a vague 2015 release and Warner Bros have confirmed that it will be released on PC as well as the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The high visual fidelity gives the game an almost CG-like quality, which makes us wonder how the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions could possibly stack up in comparison to the graphics we expect from the latest generation. It’s not clear if the footage in the trailer is in-engine or not, though it almost looks too good to be true. However the impressive lighting effects are reminiscent of what we saw in InFamous: Second Son, so it may just be possible.
We will have more details next week when the game is announced officially at E3; in the meantime check out the announcement trailer below.