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Kano officially revealed as playable in Mortal Kombat X, gameplay and new stage shown off

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • August 11, 2014 at 10:54 a.m. PDT

The folks over at NetherRealm Studios have officially revealed the next playable character in Mortal Kombat X.

Kano makes his return to the world of Mortal Kombat in this brand new trailer. The video shows gameplay of the newly announced fighter, along with a fresh, new stage.

We have added a handful of screenshots for you to check out.


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You can view the trailer below.

Souce: Eurogamer. Submitted by LgacyX6 and a couple of anonymous readers.

Comments

CRUZ said on August 11, 2014 at 10:59 a.m.

Wasn't to happy with him first but daaaaaaamn he's awesome!

#1
SadisticSamurai said on August 11, 2014 at 11 a.m.

His moveset looks cool, But I wish they'd done more with the look of his character model.

#2
DestinyZX1 said on August 11, 2014 at 11:01 a.m.

This is going to provide a whole load of possibilities. I love it.

#3
Existent said on August 11, 2014 at 11:02 a.m.

Do people really like Kano that much? It seems like he's always been MK's buttmonkey.

#4
slashsven said on August 11, 2014 at 11:03 a.m.

Ihave not been excited cause of this game but i am becoming more and more

#5
slashsven said on August 11, 2014 at 11:03 a.m.

Parries!

#6
Yung said on August 11, 2014 at 11:05 a.m.

Oh yes, one of the most memorable and beloved characters of the Mortal Kombat series: Kano.

#7
Fightingfan69 said on August 11, 2014 at 11:07 a.m.

I really love that each fighter has 3 variations. They will retain their iconic moves yet they alter their gameplay by enhancing certain aspects of the characters. Commando looks interesting because I wouldn't expect Kano to be a grappler.

This one wasn't as cool as Raiden though but I can see the allure of this particular character I guess. Interesting.

Yep Who's Next?

#8
shano said on August 11, 2014 at 11:10 a.m.

Goldberg!

#9
Makbaz said on August 11, 2014 at 11:12 a.m.

is this kano the same person from MK1 wayy back ??

#10
FADCTAUNT said on August 11, 2014 at 11:13 a.m.
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MK animations, y u no improve

#11
Razberryclownsac said on August 11, 2014 at 11:13 a.m.

Yes, he actually is a fan favorite. I used to think the same thing until I saw how popular he was. I kinda hope he has some variation of his skeleton rip fatality from UMK3.

Im not sure how I feel about his look. He seems pretty cool and has some sweet moves, but I don't know how I feel about the chest reactor he has going on. I hope NRS has classic outfits again and they include Kano UMK3 as an alt. I loved the red and black he wore.

#12
ArkticDark said on August 11, 2014 at 11:17 a.m.

Well if Kano was still alive, then why not right!? The grappling characters in MKX look really interesting. I might Main the Grappler version of Kotal Khan.

#13
Mac_Gargan said on August 11, 2014 at 11:19 a.m.


Hmm...Only 24 character slots.

#14
SoftShocks said on August 11, 2014 at 11:20 a.m.

I'm not much of a Kano fan, but he looks pretty cool in this game.
Can't wait to see his full fatality.

#15
ArkticDark said on August 11, 2014 at 11:20 a.m.

I hope a hidden love child of Liu Kang and Kitana shows up... with a mix of their moves... Damn the possibilities!

#16
SummerUndercover said on August 11, 2014 at 11:21 a.m.

Kano has become a traffic light, but an awesome traffic light nonetheless.

#17
chowdizzle said on August 11, 2014 at 11:23 a.m.

Man this game's models are on point.

#18
ModAL said on August 11, 2014 at 11:25 a.m.

Wow this game is coming out for the previous gen as well. These FG's is saving me all this money and not forcing me to buy a PS4 and XB1, and I broke down and bought a Wii U.

#19
BlackRain said on August 11, 2014 at 11:29 a.m.

I never really liked Kano that much but damn... he looks cool. I like how they have tuned up his cybernetic parts and even gave him a chest implant that looks like Hsu Hao's. The stage is really beautiful too, I like the water on the ground that reacts to the fighters, looks good.

Gameplay-wise I'm interested to see how his grappler-style works out.

#20
ReddChief said on August 11, 2014 at 11:32 a.m.

Them graphics tho WOW!! can't wait to play this.

#21
GreedyMcGurgleburg said on August 11, 2014 at 11:36 a.m.

Yes please.

#22
Shmoneydance said on August 11, 2014 at 11:36 a.m.

X RAY attacks don't make sense any more he cut through her rib cag...that should be a fatality...

#23
Otter_of_Death said on August 11, 2014 at 11:42 a.m.

It worked like that in MK9, too. In Baraka's X-Ray, he stabbed your brain.

#24
Echo01 said on August 11, 2014 at 11:42 a.m.

Bloody hell, are you sure that's just an X-ray, NRS? Looked like fatality material to me.

#25
RoboBoomByYahh said on August 11, 2014 at 11:49 a.m.

So B.A

#26
RoboBoomByYahh said on August 11, 2014 at 11:54 a.m.

Did anyone notice that the four returning characters are on the top and four new characters are on the bottom? Is this a sign of how the roster is going to be?

#27
Sasuga said on August 11, 2014 at 11:56 a.m.

I can't remember a single player who mained Kano in all of MK9's lifecycle. He was weak, true, but there were Sheeva mains and I remember her at the bottom of every single tierlists.

#28
HooliganComboFTW said on August 11, 2014 at 11:57 a.m.

Kano is one of the more iconic MK characters that has been present since the first game. His popularity isn't the best but he has prestige.

Gameplay looks fun: guess you can alternate between being slasher orientated, zoning orientated, and grappler orientated.

#29
maxi2099 said on August 11, 2014 at 12:20 p.m.

So I think this means Jarek will not be present :(

#30
Otter_of_Death said on August 11, 2014 at 12:27 p.m.

I think what's going to happen is that the top row is going to include only MK9 characters while the bottom row will include the new characters plus the characters from MK4-MKD.

#31
Burnt said on August 11, 2014 at 12:27 p.m.

NICE, Commando Kano looks brutal!

#32
CoolShock16 said on August 11, 2014 at 12:40 p.m.

Yup, I noticed that also: That the returning characters are in the top row while the new characters are on the bottom (at least thus far.)

Because Boon said that this game is going to have a LOT of new characters, I'm predicting that the top row will be all returning characters while the bottom row will be all new characters - 12 returning and 12 new (+ DLC.)

#33
BK said on August 11, 2014 at 12:44 p.m.

Guessing that's why Cassie is in the tournament. Pretty sure y'all saw Boons tweet about Sonya (Kano probably killed her and Johnny). If not, he said she shouldn't do fatalities on her daughter, so possibly Sonya and Johnny are out.

Just want to hear Baraka and Skarlet confirmation now.

#34
compbros said on August 11, 2014 at 12:45 p.m.

That's because Kano was bottom tier. They overly nerfed him because of how much people cried about him when they played against Kano online. His knives and ball was very hard to get in on online and people didn't wanna react so he was nerfed to a bottom.....4 or so character. In MK9 you won't see a lot of low/bottom tier because they were soooooo far away from mid/top tier that is was ridiculous.

Edit: As for Sheeva "mains" (there was only 1 notable one) they played her because of whatever reason. Same with Stryker and Jade, there were a handful of mains for low tier characters a la Big D and Nightwolf but they were few and far between.

#35
BrightNoa said on August 11, 2014 at 12:51 p.m.

Yeah you're freaking blind bro.

#36
BrightNoa said on August 11, 2014 at 1 p.m.

Basically the same thing that happened to Deathstroke in Injustice. NRS should really learn to pay less attention to the whiners who will only play the game for about a month. Vanilla Deathstroke would have eventually faded away as a problem as the game grew I'm sure.

#37
compbros said on August 11, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Nah, Deathstroke wasn't overly nerfed, mostly his guns took a hit but he became more of the hybrid character that he probably was supposed to be instead of pure zoning. Scorpion is a character that was overly nerfed in Injustice.

#38
irc_mocpac said on August 11, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

LOL. That freakin' X-Ray was brutal.

#39
Cascadian1106 said on August 11, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Why is this guy still in this game? If it's about popularity, bring in the three female ninjas - Kitana, Mileena and Jade.

#40
BrightNoa said on August 11, 2014 at 1:08 p.m.

The Deathstroke nerf seemed more like a kneejerk response due to the constant whining. I will agree that Scorpion was hit crazy hard.

#41
Shermie_KOF said on August 11, 2014 at 1:09 p.m.

NO CHARGE

#42
JTCircus said on August 11, 2014 at 1:13 p.m.

I have a big feeling were going to be seeing a ton of 15'ers being the new 09'ers once this game comes out. Its causal gamer gold, almost on the same league as COD, and it looks flat out badass.

I wouldn't be surprised if this was the next big game in the FGC

AND from what Ive read it will play better than any other NRS game before it. I'm sold.

#43
GammaChemical said on August 11, 2014 at 1:14 p.m.

That was badass..my hype level is through the roof!

#44
DOOMSDAY15RUS said on August 11, 2014 at 1:18 p.m.

not Kano fan but he is fKing Awesome, and jungle map awesome too, great job NRS

#45
Fightingfan69 said on August 11, 2014 at 1:30 p.m.

So we saw raidens 3 variants and Kano's. What about the others featured? to some extent we saw the others but not is in-depth as these last 2

#46
tokyobassist said on August 11, 2014 at 1:36 p.m.

I can't wait for Ermac.

#47
PowerBeard said on August 11, 2014 at 1:42 p.m.

I mained Kano in MK9 but he was pretty bad

#48
KingSalman said on August 11, 2014 at 1:45 p.m.

CANT F'N WAIT!!!!!

#49
RandomSelectMaster said on August 11, 2014 at 2:09 p.m.

The different variations of each fighter... wow! I know that is revealed already for a while, but with Kano, it just raised the bar for me on this game seeing so much difference in his styles. HYPED!

#50
RambroCampAlot said on August 11, 2014 at 2:11 p.m.

Kano, that's not what we meant when we say 'blow her brains out from the back'

#51
JRXP2011 said on August 11, 2014 at 2:24 p.m.

Damn dat stage..... Kreygasm , NRS doing work!

#52
Sage_Liebert said on August 11, 2014 at 2:29 p.m.

Kanobody say they missed kano ugly arse

#53
AriesWarlock said on August 11, 2014 at 2:32 p.m.

Kano's moves look dope. The stage is also pretty cool.

#54
Him said on August 11, 2014 at 2:33 p.m.

That fatality was hilarious

#55
AugustAPC said on August 11, 2014 at 2:47 p.m.

NRS still maintaining MK as the fighting game with the best looking stages.

Kano looks pretty cool. I'm not a fan of the cybernetic heart... reminds me of the dark days with Hsu Hao *shudders*. It's also weird how he can take it out of his chest and hold it. Reminds me of Iron Man.

His variations are interesting. I wonder how many moves he'll have that will be uniform across all three styles. He can clearly do his cannonball in all of them, but what else?

I really love the animations in this game. They still maintain the very "heavy" style of MK, but are a lot smoother.

His X-Ray is beyond brutal.

#56
meowmeowkittenz said on August 11, 2014 at 2:55 p.m.

Have always liked Kano since the first game. Headbutt with my cyber face BONK!

This game really could blow up huge and knock sf4 from the top spot in the (American) FGC if the netcode is good. The casual appeal is massive but the transition from story mode to fighting others had to be smooth and enjoyable. Variants are looking really cool for competitive play.

#57
Focusflute said on August 11, 2014 at 3:28 p.m.

BA

#58
Undead_Hayabusa said on August 11, 2014 at 3:47 p.m.

I take it alot of people loved Kano's personality other than that he never really stood all that out throughout the series,but i'll bet he'll be top tier this iteration

#59
BrightNoa said on August 11, 2014 at 4:36 p.m.

In all honesty I don't see that happening, but I'm very confident this game will sell well considering everyone with a PS4 and XBone are chomping at the bit for new games.

#60
General_Awesomo said on August 11, 2014 at 5:09 p.m.

That's probably my most favorite X-Ray Move so far.

#61
Albert_o6 said on August 11, 2014 at 6:19 p.m.

best looking fg on the planet right now

#62
tidestick said on August 11, 2014 at 6:29 p.m.

MKX has gotten my attention.

#63
RedEther said on August 11, 2014 at 6:44 p.m.

I really hope Jade makes the cut.

#64
himura said on August 11, 2014 at 6:48 p.m.

not digging Kano's "redesign" that much......specially the eye and the "traffic light" heart....

Stage looks gorgeous, and is great to some more grappler options for the "grabby grabby" fans out there, is going to make the game way more interesting.....

Glad to see Kano coming back also, now give me Smoke and it will be a day one purchase for me.....

#65
Aluppoj said on August 11, 2014 at 7:21 p.m.

The models look fluid! The marionette limbs seem to be gone! Very nice NRS, very nice.

#66
TagAnarchy said on August 11, 2014 at 7:29 p.m.

Normally, I'm never too hype for MK, but this is garnering my interest more and more. Keep it up Boon and Co.

#67
Koldvlud said on August 11, 2014 at 8:19 p.m.

Holy sh*t!! MK fans rejoice, the main man is here. One of the originals. There is not enough veins in the world to keep your tickers in your chest now!! WOOOOOOOO!!! My body is ready.

#68
swordsman09 said on August 11, 2014 at 8:52 p.m.

A Mortal Kombat Ex-fighter we know fans have been 'KEEPING AN EYE OUT FOR', Kano.

#69
Pachendrix said on August 11, 2014 at 8:55 p.m.

Never thought I'd say this. But Kano looks A-freaking-Mazing!!!!!!!

And why? Oh why is there always a dumbass with the need to ask about the logic behind X-Rays? It's a video game, there's no reason for anything to make sense. Specially in MK, where everything has always been completely over the top since MK1.

EDIT: This is hands down the best looking 2.5D fighting game ever, NRS has had the best stages for a long time now. But this time they're just hitting the ball out of the park in every possible way in terms of presentation (designs, characters, stages, overall graphics, etc.) And this is just the beginning. If only they would get rid of the block button...

#70
Pachendrix said on August 11, 2014 at 8:56 p.m.

You and I both... She's the best female character in the game!!!!

#71
MK_Trickylizard said on August 11, 2014 at 10:05 p.m.
#72
AugustAPC said on August 11, 2014 at 10:07 p.m.

Personally, I'd say this game is tied with GG:XRD for best looking 2.5D fighter. They're styles are too different to compare, but they're both gorgeous.

#73
himura said on August 11, 2014 at 10:19 p.m.

every time i see a X-Ray i can't help it, always think "this guy should be dead by now"...

With MK has always been this way, remember that the characters use to have 25 pelvic bones and 50 femurs, even in MKX someone gets his mandible crushed and there is teeth flying out while he has still all of them in place....

I guess is how MK is....for some feels weird for some doesn't, for me is all going to come down to the gameplay...

hope is good

#74
Koldvlud said on August 11, 2014 at 10:40 p.m.

Oh yeah. He certainly was lacking behind the hat tier & whatnot in this game. But he was an absolute blast to play. Especially in casuals. Totally bodied my buddies til the point of rage quit frustration. Balls & knives FTW.

#75
ShadowGeno said on August 11, 2014 at 10:42 p.m.

Ugh Kano .. just waiting for the main girl Kitana!

#76
cadnexus said on August 11, 2014 at 10:59 p.m.

Something tells me, no Noob, and no tag mode ):

#77
FlynnChop said on August 11, 2014 at 11:43 p.m.

MKX: X-Rays are now ten billion percent more fatal!

Seriously! I don't think I've seen a single one that isn't absolutely, no doubt about it, fully fatal.

Kano sawed her entire ribcage in half and then broke her spine at the neck. COME ON!!!!

Also these are awesome and I hope they never go away :3

#78
AugustAPC said on August 11, 2014 at 11:48 p.m.

Come on now. If there's anything MK has taught us, it's that anatomy consists of at least 5 ribcages. Getting one cut in half ain't that big a deal.

#79
Pachendrix said on August 12, 2014 at 12:54 p.m.

Exactly my point, of course they should be dead. Hell, they should at least be paralyzed for life as soon as Jax hits them with a back breaker. But that's the way MK has always been. Which makes it ridiculous to, at this day and age, question the logic behind the moves.

#80
FlynnChop said on August 12, 2014 at 2:52 p.m.

Fair point. I'd forgotten about the extra ribcages!

#81


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