A new story-focused trailer for Mortal Kombat X released this morning by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and NetherRealm Studios reveals several more kombatants.
Starting off by showing Cassie Cage and her Special Forces unit talking to Sub-Zero at his Lin Kuei temple, it looks like Earthrealm quickly finds itself stuck in the middle of an Outworld civil war between Mileena and Kotal Kahn. At the very least, this confirms the ongoing rumors of Mileena?s return to the roster.
Along the way, fallen Elder God Shinnok is shown to be trapped inside a medallion that finds its way into Mileena?s hands. Other cameos (or potential fighters) include what looks like a zombified Sindel and a purple ninja who looks like Rain dropkicking Kotal Kahn off a rooftop.
The trailer also shows off the rest of Cassie?s group in action, leading us to believe that they are all indeed playable fighters on the final roster. The entire group is comprised of direct descendants to previous Mortal Kombat fighters.
Takashi Takeda is the son of the blind ninja Kenshi, but was trained by Scorpion of all people. Kung Jin is an unspecified descendent of Kung Lao. And Jacqueline Briggs is the daughter of Sonya Blade?s longtime Special Forces partner Jax.
In addition to the new trailer, NetherRealm Studios livestreamed more MKX gameplay yesterday, during which they revealed the return of Brutalities to the franchise. Unlike in previous games, Brutalities are now triggered by meeting certain conditions in a fight, like winning on a throw, instead of via long, complicated strings of button inputs.
While showing off some of the Brutalities, like Quan Chi sending Raiden through a portal and then taking a blood shower when the portal opens back up (you can only imagine what happened to poor Raiden in there), NetherRealm said there would be over 100 brutalities in the game, so we believe each fighter will have three or four unique Brutalities all their own.
Mortal Kombat X will drop April 14 for PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, and PC.