‘Mortal Kombat X’ Release Date Announced, New ‘Finisher’ Hinted By Ed Boon

The Mortal Kombat X release date has been set, and fighting game franchise co-creator Ed Boon has hinted that there will be a new finisher.

Boon isn’t saying yet what the new finisher is, but he says it’s along the same line as the Fatality, the Babality, and the rest.

Could Mortal Kombat X be debuting a way to make regular special moves into finishers simply by inputting the commands instead of a regular Fatality? One of the additions to Mortal Kombat Armageddon was the ability to create the fatality as you went by stringing together lesser moves, but fans didn’t seem to like the idea.

It seems they preferred the individual Fatalities with the tricky button sequences.

With the game seemingly borrowing elements from Injustice: Gods Among Us, MK X also appears to be incorporating the environment into the fight. We knew that already, though.

It is unknown what the new finisher will be when the Mortal Kombat X release date hits April 14, 2015, but we can expect some older versions of classic fan favorites to return. After Kano was announced to be making a comeback, Goro was also revealed as a pre-order bonus. It is unknown if this bonus will hit the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, Xbox One, and PS4 versions equally.

While some fans were excited to see the four-armed monster return, others groaned at the idea that he won’t be part of the core game.

Ed Boon, who created Mortal Kombat alongside John Tobias back in the beginning, explained some of the additions that will hit alongside the Mortal Kombat X release date.

“For those who are familiar with ‘Mortal Kombat,’ we first had the Fatality, and we added the Babality. We had the Friendship moves, Brutality moves and all of these crazy things over the years. 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.

“A lot of the new characters are those that came into power after ‘MK9.’ Kotal Khan is one of them. He was one of the rulers of Outworld during that 25-year period, and the story mode basically follows his rise and fall. So yeah, a lot of old faces won’t make the roster, but to us it was more important we did introduce new characters. We’re probably introducing more in this game than in any other MK title ever.”

In this age of information leaks and speculation, NetherRealm probably doesn’t have much choice but to slowly keep releasing new bits of info to keep the fans hooked. The generally new roster could give their flagship fighter new life after all of the secrecy we’ve come to expect from the series.

Are you excited to “finish him” once again when the Mortal Kombat X release date hits? What do you think will be the new finishing move?

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