Mortal Kombat X News Round-Up: Release Date, Characters, Fatalities, Variants, Story Details

By Luca Saitta , Updated Sep 11, 2014 10:34 AM EDT

The tenth installment of Netherealm Studios legendary fighting game franchise Mortal Kombat is koming to consoles and PC next year. A lot of fans are chomping at the bit for any and all information, and we're happy to provide!

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Mortal Kombat X will see release on April 15, 2015 on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One (though Netherealm is only working on the next-gen versions) and PC.

The story will flit through time in a non-linear fashion, including segments set twenty-five years after MK9.

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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?")

- Goro (a pre-order exclusive)

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 (war club) based special moves

Sun God

Scorpion's variants:

Hellfire: Fire-based special moves.

Ninjitsu: Wield dual swords.

Inferno: Summon hellspawn minions into the fight.

Sub Zero's variants:

Cryomancer, Grandmaster, Unbreakable

Kano's variants:

Cutthroat, Commando, Cybernetic

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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