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Fuck you people with your music opinions. Rap has always been the MK soundtrack.

Posted by Nhoj_Sllew

@crispy:

I felt sub zero kicked his ass pretty easily

lots of scorpion fanboys out there even tho he is clearly the worst ninja

Posted by Dr_Monocle

YESSSSSSSSSS

"Coming 2015"

ohhhhhhhhh

Edited by Elwoodan

@sydlanel: Honestly I think it is due in large part to how popular Wu Tang was in the 90's.

Posted by 2HeadedNinja

@rafaelfc said:

I know it's just a CG trailer that is not representative of the final product but goddamn am I ready for a new Mortal Kombat game

Are we sure though? ... The way it blends from the introduction to the first fighting looks a lot like gameplay.

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@triumvir said:

So, does that trailer imply that weapons will be returning and that this game will have more environmental interaction, a la Injustice?

Either way, I'm looking forward to it after MK9.

I hope it's more Injustice than MK4. Picking up weapons in that game was clunky and weird. Looking forward to see what they do here.

Also, to people complaining about music in an MK trailer/game: where the hell were you when they used Skrillex for the last one?

Posted by Ryanmgraef

FUCK ALL THE BULLSHIT! MORE MK, ED BOON WINS E3! Get HYPE mother fuckers!

Posted by KaneRobot

Mortal Kombat is the reason video games are good.

Posted by banicabolnica

Mortal Kombat... RAP .... Jeff must be going NUTS about this one! :) Looks awesome though. Looking forward to it!

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@xplusy said:

So should this be read as "ex" as in the letter X, or 10 as Roman numeral X? Is this FFX all over again?

No, because FFX clearly comes after FFIX. This is more like Megaman X all over again.

Posted by GunslingerPanda

Oh, man, that song is super cringe-inducing.

Posted by LarryDavis

@mrsmiley said:

Yes yes we can all agree the song sucked for the most part. That said... HOLY SHIT THAT GAMEPLAY.

What gameplay?

Posted by Asiwassaying

But, but, the characters still look stupid, they need to go back to digitized actors or give kombatants human proportions. This ain't a fucking wrestling game!

Posted by cloudyimpulse

Can't wait. So excited to see this!

Also music choice worked for me for this trailer.

Posted by Charlee_CoCo

@triumvir said:

So, does that trailer imply that weapons will be returning and that this game will have more environmental interaction, a la Injustice?

Either way, I'm looking forward to it after MK9.

Characters had weapons in MK9, but they were incorporated into their move set rather than being a stance change like prior games.

The way MK9 handled things was for the better. The styles thing was a nice gimmick but they're lacking compared to a full fledged singular style that you can be more creative with and easier to design, create combos, chains, etc.

@mrfluke said:

this is where it gets interesting, will they tackle Mk 4, 5 ,6, 7 and streamline and focus on those stories?. or is this where they completely spin off with their new timeline and introduce new characters and completely disregard the storylines in those games?

very very excited to see more, Mk9 was easily the best mortal kombat in a good long while (and thats amazing that the 9th game in a series could be considered the best)

Well that was a human Sub-Zero in that trailer, and that's not how they last left him. Of course this is for marketing so best to stick with what people know.

There's also the chance that is another reboot. While MK9 left off with a tease it basically told a complete story. This could end up being the darker MK that was originally going to be MK8 which eventually became MKvsDC.

http://www.comicvine.com/scorpion/4005-42243/forums/mortal-kombat-gets-the-reboot-concept-art-420704/

Posted by Sammo21

They had me until that shitty rap music kicked in.

Posted by Ford_Dent

@crispy: Thank you. I'm glad I'm not the only one who was watching the trailer thinking "why is Scorpion winning? This is some bullshit."

Posted by jakob187

People are complaining about the music, but I liked it.

I liked the trailer.

I like Mortal Kombat.

I need this.

Posted by madroxcide

I wonder how long it takes Jeff to ask if Stryker is in the game.

Posted by trout

I've supplied some 'superior music' for those to listen too with the trailer muted. You're so welcome.

Posted by The_Nubster

Wait, I'm logged in and a premium member. Why did I see an age gate for this?

Sometimes publishers request that videos be age-gated, I think Jeff said at one point. It's either don't age gate videos and never get sent a trailer or press release from a publisher again, or age gate them and have that stuff.

Posted by mrfluke

@triumvir said:

So, does that trailer imply that weapons will be returning and that this game will have more environmental interaction, a la Injustice?

Either way, I'm looking forward to it after MK9.

Characters had weapons in MK9, but they were incorporated into their move set rather than being a stance change like prior games.

The way MK9 handled things was for the better. The styles thing was a nice gimmick but they're lacking compared to a full fledged singular style that you can be more creative with and easier to design, create combos, chains, etc.

@mrfluke said:

this is where it gets interesting, will they tackle Mk 4, 5 ,6, 7 and streamline and focus on those stories?. or is this where they completely spin off with their new timeline and introduce new characters and completely disregard the storylines in those games?

very very excited to see more, Mk9 was easily the best mortal kombat in a good long while (and thats amazing that the 9th game in a series could be considered the best)

Well that was a human Sub-Zero in that trailer, and that's not how they last left him. Of course this is for marketing so best to stick with what people know.

There's also the chance that is another reboot. While MK9 left off with a tease it basically told a complete story. This could end up being the darker MK that was originally going to be MK8 which eventually became MKvsDC.

http://www.comicvine.com/scorpion/4005-42243/forums/mortal-kombat-gets-the-reboot-concept-art-420704/

thats a pretty differently designed subzero outfit for them to just use for a CG trailer.

as for the weapons thing, im guessing thats where the whole talk of multiple variations of characters will come into play. one may be more weapon based than the other.

"Mortal Kombat X combines cinematic presentation with all new gameplay to deliver the most brutal Kombat experience ever, offering a new fully-connected experience that launches players into a persistent online contest where every fight matters in a global battle for supremacy. For the first time, Mortal Kombat X gives players the ability to choose from multiple variations of each character impacting both strategy and fighting style. Players step into an original story showcasing some of the game’s most prolific characters including Scorpion and Sub-Zero, while introducing new challengers that represent the forces of good and evil and tie the tale together."

As for the story, i just dont see how people are saying they would just abandon the current newtimeline story they set up and start again new, especially with the quan chi/ shinnok tease at the end of MK9, that just doesn't make sense,

but again, this talk of multiple variations of characters. could mean they are gonna go buckwild with the whole multiple timelines multiple universes concept. or this talk of introducing new challengers means that they are gonna spin off and do their own thing.

either way super excited to see more.

Edited by DieHappyGames

That music was a terrible fix - I had to focus hard to keep it from ruining the rest of the trailer. That aside, I'm cautiously optimistic: MK9 bordered on perfection, so I don't know where they go from there, but it's more likely that the direction will be down instead of up.

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Posted by alishcra

Great trailer but 2 thoughts.

1. Please look like this when the game comes out.

2. Wtf, I didn't know that Wiz Khalifia could rap like god damn that was good.

Edited by AMyggen

That terrrrrrible hip hop song somehow fits the MK franchise. Ed Boon, you beautiful bastard!

Edited by BaconGames

Here's hoping the female characters aren't reduced to high heel big boobsy nonsense simply because that's how it's been before. It's 2014, I've long been good on all the lady characters having either huge cleavage or heels or both.

That aside, I expect great things out of this one. Should be good.

Edited by Undeadpool

Goldberg confirmed as a guest character!

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@elwoodan said:

@sydlanel: Honestly I think it is due in large part to how popular Wu Tang was in the 90's.

yep I agree... but that was a wacky connection back then.. still is.. I feel.. maybe I'm wrong...
I liked the connection that Samurai Champloo accomplished between the Feudal philosophies and The "Gangsta mob" ideologies, encompassing music through Hip hop, trip hop and some really cool experimental tunes, but that was different. That felt more thoughtful.

In any case, I feel this particular song kind of lacks the energy required for the MK groove.

Edited by Hunkadunkasaurus

Now the only question is will it be prounounced "Ecks" as in Final Fantasy X or "Ten" as in Mega Man X.

Posted by Atwa

Man E3 is totally on the down and out. So many games announced beforehand, totally get the reason and its fair but I just loved the explosion of content at E3.

Edited by paulunga

Man, that music was dope. At least I think that's the right word. I'm really just trying to counter all those negative comments, mostly because I can imagine the types of people who'd make them.

@trout: Hahaha, good one. ;)

Edited by Gutterkisser

Christ some people are precious, the music works well. Gives it more identity than if they'd gone for a more cinematic/dramatic score. Though if you're arguing a better hiphop track could have been chosen I'll listen.

As far as whether this could represent gameplay, I'd say there's more lighting techniques going on than we'd see in-engine, but I'm willing to be proven wrong.

Posted by Charlee_CoCo

@mrfluke said:

thats a pretty differently designed subzero outfit for them to just use for a CG trailer.

as for the weapons thing, im guessing thats where the whole talk of multiple variations of characters will come into play. one may be more weapon based than the other.

"Mortal Kombat X combines cinematic presentation with all new gameplay to deliver the most brutal Kombat experience ever, offering a new fully-connected experience that launches players into a persistent online contest where every fight matters in a global battle for supremacy. For the first time, Mortal Kombat X gives players the ability to choose from multiple variations of each character impacting both strategy and fighting style. Players step into an original story showcasing some of the game’s most prolific characters including Scorpion and Sub-Zero, while introducing new challengers that represent the forces of good and evil and tie the tale together."

As for the story, i just dont see how people are saying they would just abandon the current newtimeline story they set up and start again new, especially with the quan chi/ shinnok tease at the end of MK9, that just doesn't make sense,

but again, this talk of multiple variations of characters. could mean they are gonna go buckwild with the whole multiple timelines multiple universes concept. or this talk of introducing new challengers means that they are gonna spin off and do their own thing.

either way super excited to see more.

I'm not saying that they're using it just for a CG trailer (if it's even CG) I'm saying they wouldn't use Cyber Sub-Zero for a reveal trailer like this because that's not what people know, not to mention there's going to be some form a human (looking) Sub-Zero in the game no matter.

As for the teaser at the end of MK9 there was never any promise of delivering upon that. Sequel set ups like that get set up all the time in games and never happen when the sequel rolls around. It's a direction that they could go but can ultimately abandon because lets face it nobody cared much about the characters beyond MK3. It's like "Hey we just gave you the story and characters you loved from all those years ago with MK9 now get ready for MK10 where we do the same but with MK4-7! Wait, where are you going?" That's not something to look forward to. People don't have the same reverence for that era the way they did with MK1-3.

Your theory about multiple versions of the characters is probably more likely simply because it allows them to use all the most popular characters again. Still note the fact that the press release says it's original story, not a sequel. Could mean something or nothing. Regardless we'll know next week.

You also have to remember that with each game the studio does that they make major shifts between games. From Armageddon to MKvsDC to MK9 to Injustice. They're not afraid to just throw things away completely and start over whether it's with mechanics, story, or whatever.

Posted by mrtaste

i think the music would of been better if the song had no lyrics

Edited by ProfessorEss

LOVED it!

Can't wait to see more.

Posted by Igottadeuce
Posted by Phoenix87

Music was tight, trailer was tight. That was perfection personified. Can't wait.

Posted by DragonNinja789

@crispy said:

Let's be real here... Sub-Zero destroys Scorpion.

Duuh! I am so tired of him always losing.

Posted by MrPeabody

Christ some people are precious, the music works well. Gives it more identity than if they'd gone for a more cinematic/dramatic score. Though if you're arguing a better hiphop track could have been chosen I'll listen.

As far as whether this could represent gameplay, I'd say there's more lighting techniques going on than we'd see in-engine, but I'm willing to be proven wrong.

SHOULD HAVE BEEN LATIN CHANTING OR ANIME THEME SONG!

Edited by KingdanglerBK

SOOOOOOOOO SIIIICKKKKKKKK!! SOO MANNYYYY LEVELS OF NASTY IN 1 VIDEO!!!!

WIZ IS THE SHIT

Posted by DevourerOfTime

Siiiiggghhhh

More environmental stuff? Really Netherrealm? Really!?

It worked out SOOO well in Injustice. Guh.

Posted by Ghost_Cat

So much Kombat boner right now.

Edited by ftrevelin

Wow! I'm not really into fighting games (didn't even get to play MK9) and also not really into hiphop... with that said, THAT WAS AMAZING! The music worked really well, the characters and animations are top notch, also liked that the trailer gives this "faux gameplay" feeling, normally that would fly bad with me, but they kinda pulled it off!

Brings to mind that SFIV trailer to the sound of Faith no More's Epic.

Posted by Do_The_Manta_Ray

@crispy said:

Let's be real here... Sub-Zero destroys Scorpion.

yes

If we're talking MK 9, then Sub Zero vs Scorpion was a really bad match-up for Sub. Not as bad as against ranged-based characters, but fairly shitty nonetheless. Also, has Sub Zero EVER defeated Scorpion in the "lore"? I just remember seeing Sub get his head ripped off time and time again. And that's gotta' suck, having your own fatality used against you by your rival over and over.. Gee, talk about humiliating...

Gorgeous trailer, shitty music, but they made a real mistake in releasing this today. Compared to the Red Viper vs The Mountain fight, even the fatality seemed tame here.

Posted by AlexanderSheen

Oh, man, that song is super cringe-inducing.

@sammo21 said:

They had me until that shitty rap music kicked in.

Posted by Lifestrike

"The next installment of Mortal Kombat gets under way with Scorpion and Sub-Zero using Wiz Khalifa to their advantage."

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Edited by Hunter5024

I will happily play another Mortal Kombat game. I was probably foolish to hope this would be a 2014 game.

Posted by CurtMan2k7

awesome!

Posted by Lukeweizer

Don't think this is in-game footage. Neat trailer (besides the music), but I'll hold judgement till I see some actual gameplay.