There is a pretty intense world of fighting games out there with a huge following. The biggest event in that world is EVO(Evolution Championship Series). Every summer challengers from all around the world gather to test their might.
The following is a list of the games that will be featured in EVO this year as taken from their F.A.Q.
Ultra Street Fighter IV (XBOX 360)
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (XBOX 360)
Injustice: Gods Among US (XBOX 360)
King of Fighters XIII (XBOX 360)
Killer Instinct (XBOX ONE)
Super Smash Bros. Melee (Nintendo GameCube)
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (PS3)
Notice something off about this list? Poll the general populace to name a fighting game and I’d bet you get a lot of “Mortal Kombat” responses. Yet in an time when people get together and compete in the elite fighting genre a Mortal Kombat game is no where to be seen. To be fair, Injustice: Gods Among us was developed by the same studio that did Mortal Kombat 9 and is very similar is visual style and gameplay. So the argument could be made that Injustice is the MK representative in the group.
Having played extensively both Injustice and MK9 I would say that I prefer MK9. The ability to co-op 2v2 battles both against a computer and online really resonated with me and the lack of this feature in Injustice seemed to me like a step in the wrong direction. If seeing a list of games that comprise the ultimate test of fighting skill that doesn’t include a Mortal Kombat title rubs you the wrong way, then you might be in for a treat next year.
Scheduled for a 2015 release, Mortal Kombat X. Netherealm studios (MK9 and Injustice) is planning a new Mortal Kombat game to possibly launch alongside the new movie. Check out the brand new official trailer from the studio below.
Netherealm says that their new title will bring some freshness to the series in the form of a few new features. One being that players will be able to select a different versions of the same character. These versions will differ not just in looks but also in gameplay. And don’t worry, Ed Boon, Mortal Kombat Creative Director has confirmed that there will be more characters than just Scorpion and Sub-Zero in the game.
— Ed Boon (@noobde) June 2, 2014
To keep up to date with the game, pre-order, and watch the trailer check out https://www.mortalkombat.com/us/
I will also take this time to say that I think it is pretty strange to be offering up pre-orders so early in the process. We know very little about the game and I guess are expected to trust in Netherealm (which I am inclined to do don’t get me wrong) and put our money up for a product without much substance. So be warry if you are considering pre-ordering with only this description to go on.
From the pre-order page:
Fueled by next-gen technology, Mortal Kombat X combines unparalleled, cinematic presentation with all new gameplay to deliver the most brutal Kombat experience ever. For the first time ever, Mortal Kombat X gives players the ability to choose from multiple variations of each character impacting both strategy and fighting style. And with a new fully-connected gameplay experience, players are launched into a persistent online contest where every fight matters in a global battle for supremacy.
This game will be available for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, and PC.
Check back for more coverage of this title durring and after E3 next week!