NeverRealm Studios unveils ‘who’s next’ to join the Mortal Kombat X roster, launching later next year.
Closing off the Injustice: Gods Among Us finals at the Evolution Fighting Championship 2014, Mortal Kombat co-creator and franchise director Ed Boon took the stage to unveil Raiden as the latest roster addition to the upcoming fighter.
Check out Raiden’s godly fighting skills in action above. As with all characters, he’ll have three different variations called Thunder God, Displacer, and Storm Lord.
UPDATE: In a video interview with IGN, Boon described Raiden’s three different fighting styles. Raiden’s Thunder God style allows him to finish off combos with “crazy electricity blasts.” His Displacer style focuses primarily on teleporting abilities. Lastly, the Storm Lord variation gives Raiden the ability to drop “bombs” in the arena and connect them with damaging electricity.
If you’ve been following Ed Boon’s Twitter recently, then you would’ve seen the new character reveal coming a mile away. We weren’t certain exactly who it was going to be, but we had a few likely guesses.
Mortal Kombat X will release for the PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One platform sometime in the year 2015.