Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have announced that Mortal Kombat X, the latest entry in the fighting game franchise from NetherRealm Studios, is now available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam on PC. The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions will be available this summer.
Mortal Kombat X features a cinematic story and all new gameplay features to deliver the most brutal Kombat experience ever. The roster is made up of legendary characters including Scorpion, Sub-Zero and Raiden plus a new generation of fighters including Cassie Cage, Jacqui Briggs and Takeda Takahashi.
Each character has three distinct variations for players to diversify their special abilities and add choice and customization as they play as their favourite combatant. Players will have the freedom to conquer their opponents in a way that fits their play style best before finishing the match with dramatic, over-the-top Fatalities.
There’s a new single player online mode called Living Towers. The Living Towers are regularly updated timed challenges for players to conquer. Mortal Kombat X also brings back classic modes including Test Your Might and Test Your Luck. Additionally, the Krypt returns for combatants to explore and unlock various items within the game, including new costumes, Fatalities, Brutalities and more.
Mortal Kombat X introduces Faction Wars, an all new persistent meta-game that connects players around the world. Everything that online connected players do in the console, PC and mobile games contributes to their Faction War effort, with points being tallied on a weekly basis driving awards such as a variety of unlocks and custom rewards being given to the winning Faction.
Also available is the Mortal Kombat X Kombat Pack, providing access to four playable characters including horror icon from the Friday the 13th films, Jason Voorhees and the Predator. Purchasers will receive the Samurai Pack containing three new character skins, Ronin Kenshi, Samurai Shinnok and Jingu Kitana, as well as an accompanying skin pack with each playable character. As an added bonus, Kombat Pack owners will gain early access to the DLC content before it is available for sale individually. In the UK the Kombat Pack is included in the Mortal Kombat X Premium Edition but is also available for purchase separately for £24.99.
A version of Mortal Kombat X is also available for mobile as a free download on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Mortal Kombat X for mobile is coming soon to Google Play. Mortal Kombat X for mobile blends fighting and card collection. Players who own the console or PC versions of the game will be able to unlock content in the mobile game and vice versa by signing up for a WB Play account and completing tasks and achievements within each version.
EF will be bringing you a full review of Mortal Kombat X later this month.