Mortal Kombat X 2015 Release Date: Sub-Zero and Scorpion Survive, Other New Characters Roster Revealed

Youtube/ScreenshotScorpion from the Mortal Kombat X trailer

NetherRealm Studios, the game company that brought to the market the "Mortal Kombat" reboot in 2011 and "Injustice: Gods Among Us" in 2013, are working on a new "Mortal Kombat" title.

A few months ago during the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the company announced the tenth main title in the "Mortal Kombat" franchise, "Mortal Kombat X." The announcement was then accompanied by a trailer, which can be seen on YouTube.

The game's story takes place 25 years after the last "Mortal Kombat" title in 2011. Unlike in previous titles, the mainstay characters aren't making a comeback save for Sub-Zero and Scorpion since most of the other main characters have died in the storyline.

New characters included in the roster are D'Vorah, Kotal Kahn, Ferra and Torr, Raiden, and Cassie Cage. Cassie Cage, as many fans have guessed, is the daughter of Johnny Cage and Sonya Blade.

Each character comes with three different styles of combat with varying strengths and weaknesses. These combat styles serve to cater to a player's specific play style without having to introduce him to a plethora of new combinations. Taking the example of Cage, Cassie has the distinct fighting styles of both her father and mother but has her own move set as well.

To complement the move sets, the controls have been simplified and the animations have been made smoother. The game is set to be clocked in at 60fps, aiding the smooth transitions between moves.

Currently three stages have been revealed by NetherRealm Studios: the Outworld Marketplace, Snow Forest, and the Cove. All three stages have dynamic environments where the players can interact with various background objects to use as an advantage against their opponents.