Mortal Kombat X (2015-) #6
Ed Boon and the rest of the MKX developers have a delicate balance to maintain.
Introduce new characters in the Mortal Kombat series to keep it fresh and add new blood (pun intended ), yet at the same time retain characters that have been a staple of the series since it's inception.
Imagine a Mortal Kombat game without Scorpion and/or Sub Zero? I'm pretty sure at least one of them has been in every MK game.
I think you're last sentence sums up perfectly how most MK fans feels about what characters make it in the game.
Yea, NRS always manages to keep things fresh in every new installment.
As we've known for some time now that NetherRealm Studios is focusing all of their efforts towards the next-gen technology by developing Mortal Kombat X for Playstation 4 and Xbox One. Considering the game is also coming out for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360, this raised some concerns as far as "who is developing the other versions then?" and "should we be worried?".
It is being reported (and I can't remember if this was already known or not) that the same developers who ported Injustice: Gods Among Us to Playstation 4 and PC, "High Voltage", are also the ones developing the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of Mortal Kombat X. To put everyone's minds at even more ease, this is also being reported:
"High Voltage is our partner focused on developing the PS3/360 and the team is giving those versions its full attention. All platforms for this game are built on NetherRealm’s tech with oversight from the NetherRealm."
An achievement list for Mortal Kombat X has recently surfaced. There are also no images to go with this achievements list, so take it as you will.
Many of these tasks seem legit as they involve the Living Towers, fighting with variations, etc but we cannot confirm that any of these are official. As you read below, let us know what you think of these achievements and if you think they're real or made up?
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Kitana's three variations are:
1) Assassin: (Mask On)
- great for rush-down attacks,
- Kitana moves faster across the arena and hits harder at close range.
2) Royal Storm: (No Mask + Glowing Hair Sticks)
- zoning kombat,
- Kitana can create fan lift waves and launch them at her opponent.
3) Mournful: (Jade's Staff)
- using Jade's glaive and staff Kitana has better versatility and range to attack.
Kitana's X-Ray is described as a pretty nasty attack!
A couple of days ago on Twitter an enquiring fan asked Netherrealm Studios' Studio Head and Executive Producer for Mortal Kombat X Shaun Himmerick about the number of costumes we'd see in NRS's upcoming iteration of Mortal Kombat. As you can see in the below picture, Shaun answered Twitter user mk10news's question and in turn narrowed the exact number down to a specific range.
As we know, Injustice had a plethora of skins available for multiple but not all characters. Characters like Superman, who had 9 skins, and Batman, who had 8 skins, were given plenty of choice while characters like Killer Frost and Sinestro were left with merely their primary and Regime costumes.
MK9 introduced Klassic Skin packs for several of the more iconic fighters in MK like Scorpion, Sub Zero, Kitana, and Mileena, and compatibility packs also brought more free skins for pairs of fighters: Sektor and Cyrax, Noob and Smoke, Kitana and Jade, and even Sub Zero and Cyber Sub Zero! Unfortunately not all characters saw more costumes though.
What do you think will happen this time around? Will all the characters get their chance to be shrouded in drapery or will some characters again be left to tend to their secondary colours for a differing mien? We've seen that Scorpion will receive a Cold War-inspired look thanks to Coarse and we've seen Reptile's alternate costume so far, but a while back we got to see a bob-haired alternate costume for Cassie and we may possibly have been shown concept art for a D'Vorah alternate in the 'Next' trailer.
Will the classics collect the costumes once more or will they provide the newcomers with some inspired frocks this time around?