Mortal Kombat X's Ambitious And Elaborate Multiplayer Faction War Mode Highlighted In Latest Trailer [VIDEO]

By Steve Buja , Updated Feb 06, 2015 10:23 AM EST
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NetherRealm has released a brand new 'making of' trailer that highlights a lot of the things you can expect to see in the upcoming Mortal Kombat X. I was already excited for the game, and this new video just sent me over the edge.

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I need this game yesterday.

Scored to the brilliant song 'Cymatics' by Nigel Stanford (with an equally brilliant video HERE), the crew over at NetherRealm go in-depth regarding the great sounding Faction Wars mode to multi-player.

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Think of Factions like the end of the third Hobbit movie: five teams just beating the hell out of each other forever and ever (I think that movie is still going, right?). Players can pick one of the following teams to join: Black Dragon, Brotherhood of Shadow, Lin Kuei, Special Forces or White Lotus.

Each member of a faction contributes to a weekly war against the other teams via a persistent metagame. It's like a community event in an MMO, only it resets weekly and offers daily, at times hourly objectives. The global faction with the most points at the end of the week wins.

Certain factions are even invaded at random by forces from various NPC realms like Outworld and, wait for it...the NetherRealm.

"We want to have a much more aggressive and elaborate online experience," says creative director Ed Boon. Elaborate hardly covers it. They're creating a war, and I can't wait to sign up.

In addition to the robust Factions War mode, players can participate in your standard 1v1 matches, King of the Hill games, Test Your Luck challenges, along with daily and hourly "towers", harkening back to the tournament mechanics of games past.

Check out the whole video. It is really, really exciting. Mortal Kombat X hits consoles and PC on April 14.

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