Mortal Kombat X News: Characters Include Goro, Storyline Details, Fatalities

By Luca Saitta , Updated Sep 04, 2014 09:27 AM EDT

Prince Goro, general of the subterranean armies of Shokan, will be in Mortal Kombat X, at least if Ed Boon's twitter has anything to say about it.

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Netherealm Studios creative director Ed Boon's Twitter remains one of the premier sources of Mortal Kombat X news, and today he tweeted out a particularly juicy bit of teasing. In the past he's confirmed and denied rumors about storylines, characters and technical features of the game.

Today, he really drops a giant Shokan bomb on us. What do you make of these:

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Seems pretty straightforward, huh? Goro will return. Let's add it to the list of stuff we already know!

Returning characters:

- Scorpion

- Sub Zero

- Raiden

- Kano

- Kitana uncertain (a fan tweeted to Ed Boon she was dead and therefore couldn't return, to which he said "you know this is Mortal Kombat, right?")

New characters:

- D'Vorah, a woman who controls insects.

- Cassie Cage, the daughter of Johnny Cage and Sonya Blade.

- Kotal Kahn, an Aztec-inspired blood god.

- Ferra and Torr, a Master-Blaster like duo of a little person woman riding an armored giant dude.

Every character will have three outfits, emphasizing different fighting styles. Wear a different outfit? You'll be playing a different character almost.

Raiden's variants

Master Of Storms: set electricity based traps on the battlefield

Displacer: various teleportation and mobility powers.

Thunder God: increases hits to some normal attacks and adds Enhanced Lightning.

Kotal Kahn's variants

Blood God: you can plant boosting totems

War God: macuahuitl based special moves

Scorpion's variants:

Hellfire, Ninjitsu, Inferno

Sub Zero's variants:

Cryomancer, Grandmaster, Unbreakable

Kano's variants:

Cutthroat, Commando, (third unknown)

There will be NO DC characters as bonus downloads, nor will Kiefer Sutherland have any involvement in the game. Freddy Krueger, a popular MK9 bonus character, is still up for debate. There will be no Street Fighter cross-over.

The game uses the Unreal 3 engine, highly customized. 60 fps, 1080p is promised even on last-gen consoles.

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