Date(s) - 14/04/2015
Mortal Kombat X (pronounced “ex”) is an upcoming fighting video game currently in development by NetherRealm Studios. It is the tenth main installment in the Mortal Kombat series (“X” being the Roman numeral for ten, despite the phonetic pronunciation). The game is scheduled to be released on April 14, 2015 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows, and will be ported to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 by High Voltage Software at a later date. NetherRealm’s mobile team is developing a mobile version for iOS and Android devices.
The game is said to include a new, original and non-linear storyline “showcasing some of the game’s oldest characters including Scorpion and Sub-Zero, while introducing new challengers that represent the forces of good and evil that tie the tale together.” It was announced the story would begin at the end of the previous game and then eventually transition to 25 years into the future, placing emphasis on aged veterans, new characters, and the next-generation offspring of the previous fighters.
Following the defeat of Shao Kahn, Shinnok attacks Earth with his army of Netherrealm forces, including the resurrected Earthrealm warriors who were killed during Kahn’s invasion and are now under Quan Chi’s control. After fighting their former comrades, a strike team led by Johnny Cage, Sonya Blade, and Kenshi open a portal to the Jinsei Chamber, the source of Earthrealm’s life force, where Raiden and Fujin are battling Shinnok. They distract Shinnok long enough for Raiden to steal Shinnok’s amulet and imprison him inside it, but Quan Chi manages to escape.