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Mortal Kombat X

Ed Boon Shows Off Raiden’s Shocking Moves

As you may recall from our coverage of Mortal Kombat X at E3, NetherRealm is introducing a new twist to the fight roster. Each kombatant (sorry, I had to) has three different variations that accentuate one part of the move set.

Raiden’s three choices emphasize his lightning for longer combos, teleportation, or new lightning trap skills. In the video, you can see how those impact the way Raiden handles a fight, expanding on his EVO 2014 reveal.

At E3, we spoke with Ed Boon about the challenges of balancing a full roster and then multiplying those variations by three. Mortal Kombat X will be out for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC in 2015. 

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  • You guys are really late on the announcement for this. It was revealed at Evo 2014 (Edit: Nvm there's EB commentary in this one.)
  • Cool, I like how the lightning flows through him.

  • Yeah. This has been out for a while. Still though, I CAN'T WAIT for this game! Of all the games out there that I want to play, this is at the top of the list. So Kotal Kahn is now Outworld's emperor, huh? I wonder if there's any relation to Shao. Or if "Kahn" is simply the title the emperor takes.
  • late. but awesome. hopefully we can see Kano next. heard there was another new character to be announced soon, too.
  • Mod
    *picture at the top... Video still age gated* - Lolololol. But yeah, looking forward to checking out the new one. It looks a lot more fluid than the previous games.
  • Just started playing mortal combat for the first time. I am really liking rain and sub zero. Scorpion is a beast but I am having a hard time mastering him.
  • i just hope they make the game easier to pick up and play/ more accessible to players who dont know the game mechanics and controls as much lol like me. i love street fighter and even tekken in that i can do pretty good with little or no knowledge. (no cheap characters for me lol.)
  • 22 character slots x 3 character variations = 66 characters So next gen...
  • I thought this was the same as the Evo one but Ed Boon comments :D
  • My body is ready for this game, give it to me!!!!1

  • I love how you don't link it to Youtube because your site selfishly wants to horde traffic for less than HD, HD video
  • Did you see those eyeballs pop out?!

  • Sooo cool!

  • I want this game. Will we be able to sign up for a beta?

  • I suck at this game... but I had a lot of fun with almost all the iteration. The last one's story mode I particularly enjoyed so I hope the story continues from where it left off and does it well cause then I am so in!!!
  • Raiden has always been my favorite MK character, I know most people go for Scorpion or Sub-Zero, but there's something about Raiden that just appeals to me. I guess he reminds me of that bad guy from Big Trouble in Little China who not only resembles Raiden but.also controlled electricity, he was pretty bad ass. Who's your favorite MK character?
  • I do admit this game looks nice. Still, The original appeal of Mortal Kombat to me was how real it looked back in the day. This doesn't look real, in fact it looks very typical of video games today; little different from the graphical style of God of War. I'm hoping we get to see the day they're able to plaster real life people over 3D models in much the same way they did the 2D sprites of the first 3 Mortal Kombats, then this franchise would start looking pretty nice to me again. Without that the gore just doesn't have the shock anymore. It might as well just be chainsawing someone's head of in gears.
  • Raiden has always been epic!!

  • I'm usually not quick to excite when it comes to fighting games, but this game looks pretty awesome. Even if I get my teeth kicked in every single fight, it's fun to watch this game.

  • Can't wait for this , I loved what they did with Injustice,which is my current go to. MK X will most likely be new go to fighter.

    Kung Lao is my favorite.

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