Series co-creator Ed Boon also announces return of more 'fatality' moves.
The next anticipated game in the Mortal Kombat series has released a new trailer. Mortal Kombat X, which is set to be released in 2015, has teased fans about the characters that will be appearing in the new Mortal Kombat installment, and the latest trailer doesn't disappoint as it features the return of a classic character — Kano.
Series co-creator Ed Boon also revealed the return of a fatality move that had been removed from previous Mortal Kombat games. The announcement came at Gamescom, where Boon mentions the non-violent Fatality types, which include Friendship, where the victor displays of friendship towards the opponent, while Babality turns the enemy into a baby.
"For those who are familiar with Mortal Kombat, we first had the Fatality and we added a Babality. We had the Friendship moves, Brutality moves and all of these crazy things over the years," Boon told IGN. "We are going to be reinstating an 'Ality' from a previous game into Mortal Kombat X. And I can't wait to be able to talk about it but at the moment I can't."
In the trailer, Kano is seen fighting with D'Vorah, a new character. D'Vorah appears as an elfin or fairylike type of character with a dark nature, whose powers include the ability to transform foot-long, maggot-like entities into large, stinging insects on command. The battle takes place in the jungle, and was described by Boon as an "ancient ruins amidst an overgrown wilderness."
Boon also went on to dismiss any future projects that involve a new Mortal Kombat vs. Street Fighter game will come to fruition anytime soon.
“There currently isn’t a Mortal Kombat versus project in the works,” he said. “There's a nostalgia side of me that would love to see a Mortal Kombat vs. Street Fighter, if we were allowed to make an M-rated game. There’s a novelty to that. But the chances of that happening are pretty low. It is a possibility but not a probability.”
According to Boon, an official release date for Mortal Kombat X will be announced in the coming weeks for the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4, and the PC.