Attack of the Fanboy

Mortal Kombat X: Official TV Spot Trailer

by William Schwartz


The hype machine for Mortal Kombat has gone into overdrive with the classic fighting game only 2 weeks away from release. Below is Mortal Kombat X’s official TV Spot that is a little reminiscent of school playground fights. In live-action, word gets round that a fight is about to break out, System of a Down’s Chop Suey kicks in and soon everyone in the whole city flocks to see the carnage. The chorus is now in full swing and 2 kombatants are revealed with the crowd forming a massive circular pit around them. The bloodthristy horde react to the fight as it reaches it’s climatic end and then someone gets notified of another fight breaking out and the rampaging masses rush off to catch it. Very clever video and suits the game very nicely, you can check it out below.

Warning: There is an age restriction in place.

As we get closer and closer to the release date, developer NetherRealm Studios keep throwing more fighters in the roster. Horror legend Jason Voorhees has been announced and so has Predator along with Tanya, Tremor. There is even a rumours Spawn appearing in a future DLC.

Mortal Kombat X, which supposedly will tell it’s story like a movie, follows it’s oldest and most famous characters including Scorpion and Sub Zero and will span 25 years as it ties the veterans to the newcomers. We can expect allegiances to change and kombatants previously thought dead to return or even vice versa!

“It’s a direct continuation, but the timespan it crosses is 25 years in length,” Boon explained regarding Mortal Kombat X’s storyline back in 2014 when interviewed by IGN. “There are periods that are directly after MK9, then there are periods that are five, ten, 15 and 20 years out. A lot of the events take place 25 years after where we see older versions of the characters, like Cassie Cage and all that. But it does jump around in time; it’s not a linear thing.”

Mortal Kombat X hits PC, PS4 and Xbox One on the 14th of April and a little later for PS3 and Xbox 360.

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