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'Exploding heads, skin flaying, body horror... it's gonna be great' - writer Shawn Kittlesen discusses his upcoming Mortal Kombat X comic

Die hard Mortal Kombat fans are getting riled up as news about the upcoming MKX comic continues to develop.

In an interview with Comic Vine MKX writer Shawn Kittlesen discusses some of the ins and outs of the upcoming series. In the video, Kittlesen notes that there is a full 25 years worth of storyline from the original Mortal Kombat game to where things currently stand in the MK universe.

Combine this with the facts that there are multiple realms and dozens of characters and you have a very, very deep well of potential. Kittlesen also seems very adamant about the fact that this will be the "Comic that Mortal Kombat fans deserve" in regards to the attention to detail he is taking while writing.

Hit the jump for the video.

Which Quan Chi is the meanest of them all? Aesthetics for Sorcerer, Warlock, Summoner variations in Mortal Kombat X compared

NetherRealm Studios has released a batch of visuals that depicts and compares the aesthetic differences between all three variations of Quan Chi in Mortal Kombat X.

The character was first announced and shown off in a character introduction trailer a little more than two weeks ago. Although it gave us a good look at the various special moves and play styles usable by each of the three variations, as far as aesthetics are concerned these stills do a far greater job at highlighting the differences visually.


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Mortal Kombat X is due for release on the PS3, PS4, PC, Xbox 360, and Xbox One platforms on April 14, 2015. Gamers who pre-order a copy of the game will receive Goro as a bonus character free-of-charge.

Source: NetherRealm Studios. Sent in by sarif2soon.

Wednesday Night Fights 3.9 results, archive ft. ChrisG, Snake Eyez, Alex Valle, Chris, Just Frames James, Aris, and more

Wednesday Night Fights 3.9 results, archive ft. ChrisG, Snake Eyez, Alex Valle, Chris, Just Frames James, Aris, and more Updated: Results and a stream archive have been added to this story.

Earlier: It's Wednesday night once again and Level|Up is bringing us more fighting game action. Tonight, the LU crew returns to Super Arcade in Walnut, California, and continues their 3rd season of the event.

Ultra Street Fighter 4, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, and Injustice: Gods Among Us will all be played tonight if there are enough entrants for each game. Additionally, Mortal Kombat 9 is being played.

Challonge brackets are posted here, and you can find last week's results here.

DC announces Mortal Kombat X digital comic

Today at New York Comic Con DC announced that they are going to produce a digital comic for the upcoming Mortal Kombat X.

The storyline for the comic will be based on the storyline established in Mortal Kombat 2011, commonly referred to as Mortal Kombat 9, and will expand based on the story of the upcoming Mortal Kombat X.

Shawn Kittleson and Dexter Soy, writer and illustrator respectively, will be teaming up on the project. Kittleson has stated that he will have every character in the entirety of the Mortal Kombat gaming canon.

This likely means we will be seeing a variety of characters jumping in and out of the storyline to interact with the new cast of characters set to appear in MKX.

We have one image from the upcoming 'komic', along with more details. Click the jump to check them out.

Wednesday Night Fights 3.8 results, archive ft. Snake Eyez, Alex Valle, FilipinoMan, Chris, Brentt, Marq Teddy, and more

Wednesday Night Fights 3.8 results, archive ft. Snake Eyez, Alex Valle, FilipinoMan, Chris, Brentt, Marq Teddy, and more Updated: Results and a stream archive have been added to this story.

Earlier: It's Wednesday night once again and Level|Up is bringing us more fighting game action. Tonight, the LU crew returns to Super Arcade in Walnut, California, and continues their 3rd season of the event.

Ultra Street Fighter 4, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, and Injustice: Gods Among Us will all be played tonight if there are enough entrants for each game. Additionally, Mortal Kombat 9 is being played.

Challonge brackets are posted here, and you can find last week's results here.

Mortal Kombat 9 and Injustice under $7 each, season passes for less than $8 - NetherRealm Studios game sale on Xbox Live

With Quan Chi being the latest character to enter the Mortal Kombat X battle, has your hype for all things Mortal Kombat reached an all time high? Well, if for some reason you don't already own Mortal Kombat 9 and its DLC, this week you'll have the opportunity to scoop it up for a heavily discounted price.

NetherRealm Studios fighting games are on currently on sale over on Xbox 360. This means you can pick up MK9, Injustice, MK vs. DC, and even the MK Arcade Kollection for under $10 each.

Not only that, but both season passes for MK9 and Injustice are also on sale, so if you're looking to pick up the DLC without breaking the bank, now is your chance. This Xbox Live sale will continue on until next Tuesday.

Hit the jump to check out the pricing breakdown.

Ed Boon confirms the first foot belongs to Quan Chi - who are the five remaining characters in the Mortal Kombat X boot teaser?

Early last month, Ed Boon sent out one of his classic Mortal Kombat X teasers that gave us a look at six different characters' in-game footwear. Fans everywhere made their best attempts at solving the mystery, trying to decipher which character belonged to which boot.

With Quan Chi revealed as the next returning fighter to enter the MKX stage, Boon revisited this cryptic teaser image, confirming that the first foot actually belonged to the powerful sorcerer. The NetherRealm Studios representative posted the updated teaser on Twitter yesterday, adding Quan Chi's name to his respective image, and overlaying question marks atop the other five.


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This begs the question: who are the other five characters being hinted here?

Wednesday Night Fights 3.7 results, archive ft. Snake Eyez, FilipinoMan, Chris, Velociraptor, Slayer, Just Frames James, and more

Wednesday Night Fights 3.7 results, archive ft. Snake Eyez, FilipinoMan, Chris, Velociraptor, Slayer, Just Frames James, and more Updated: Results and a stream archive have been added to this story.

Earlier: It's Wednesday night once again and Level|Up is bringing us more fighting game action. Tonight, the LU crew returns to Super Arcade in Walnut, California, and continues their 3rd season of the event.

Ultra Street Fighter 4, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, and Injustice: Gods Among Us will all be played tonight if there are enough entrants for each game. Additionally, Mortal Kombat 9 is being played.

Challonge brackets are posted here, and you can find last week's results here.

Quan Chi is the latest Mortal Kombat X character reveal; video shows Sorcerer, Warlock, and Summoner variations

Just like NetherRealm Studios's Ed Boon teased yesterday, a new character reveal for Mortal Kombat X is due together -- and it's not other than the series's devious sorcerer Quan Chi.

As with all characters on the Mortal Kombat X roster, there will be three playable variations of Quan Chi: Sorcerer, Warlock, and Summoner.

Sorcerer Quan Chi has access to projectile spells (image #2 below), as well as buffs that he can cast to power them up. He also has access to debuff spells that can weaker his opponent.

Warlock Quan Chi does not appear to possess projectiles -- but he doesn't need them. This variation can open interdimensional dark portals that let him grab an opponent from afar, among other cool uses (images #3 to #5).

Finally, Summoner Quan Chi can conjure demonic beasts (image #6 below) to aid him in combat.


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Along with the character reveal comes a trailer that shows all three of Quan Chi's variations in Mortal Kombat X. Check it out below.

New Mortal Kombat X reveal coming tomorrow morning? Ed Boon drops several hints at Fatality and/or character announcement

The cantankerous Ed Boon of NetherRealm Studios is at it again.

Over the past few days, the Mortal Kombat creator has taken to his official Twitter account in order to drop several hints at potential Mortal Kombat X reveals. The first two hints come in the form of very cryptic images. The picture on the left shows a close up view of someone's eyes, hidden in the shadows, with a ball of green energy up front and center. This image was coupled with a message that read, "What day does the internets do its Throwback thingy? Hmmm...?"

The image on the right is labeled with the word "Throwback" on the bottom right corner, and shows a silhouette of a person standing in a field next to what appears to be a palm tree. What these two hints have in common is their "throwback" theme, which we can safely assume refers to Throwback Thursday -- the popular internet trend in which people share photos of themselves or things from their past on social media.


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Raiden's new X-Ray attack looks like it comes right out of Injustice! Check out his updated, bone-shattering attack in Mortal Kombat X

The folks over at NetherRealm Studios have been uncharacteristically quiet since they unveiled the release date and inclusion of Goro in their upcoming fighting title, Mortal Kombat X. If you're looking for that MKX fix, though, today we've got something to tide you over until the next big reveal.

New gameplay footage was shot over at EGX in London -- a gaming convention that concluded this past weekend -- and in it we get to see an updated version of Raiden's X-Ray attack.

The new sequence is much more cinematic, as the Thunder god launches his opponent into the sky, gives them a quick electrocution, zaps them further with lightning, then finishes the attack with a bone-shattering knee to the spine.

The first thing that came to mind when I first saw this new X-Ray attack was, "SHAZAM!" For anyone who played Injustice: Gods Among Us, (or took a quick look at this story's banner), you'll find that Raiden's updated MKX X-Ray attack shares some similarities with Shazam's Super.

You'll find the new Mortal Kombat X Raiden footage after the jump.

Cassie Cage has Johnny Cage's Split Punch/Nutcracker attack; Shakycam footage of her X-Ray Move in Mortal Kombat X

Mortal Kombat X's newcomer Cassie Cage possesses fighting moves and play styles reminiscent of two classic MK veterans, Sonya Blade and Johnny Cage -- which makes sense, since they're her parents.

But it looks like in at least one aspect of her fighting style, Cassie takes after her father a little more than her mom.

Up until now we've yet to see Cassie Cage's X-Ray Move in Mortal Kombat X in action. But thanks to xJose-Zurdox who's managed to sneak some shakycam footage out of a gaming convention somewhere, we're finally able to take a little peek of it.

And it's looking pretty sick.

Wednesday Night Fights 3.6 results, archive ft. Snake Eyez, Chris, Keno, Brentt, Tyrant, and more

Wednesday Night Fights 3.6 results, archive ft. Snake Eyez, Chris, Keno, Brentt, Tyrant, and more Updated: Results and a stream archive have been added to this story.

Earlier: It's Wednesday night once again and Level|Up is bringing us more fighting game action. Tonight, the LU crew returns to Super Arcade in Walnut, California, and continues their 3rd season of the event.

Ultra Street Fighter 4, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, and Injustice: Gods Among Us will all be played tonight if there are enough entrants for each game. Additionally, Mortal Kombat 9 is being played.

Challonge brackets are posted here, and you can find last week's results here.

GUTS 3 results, stream archive feat. K-Brad, Smug, NuckleDu, Sanford Kelly, Noel Brown, Flux and Insaynne

Updated with results from finals' day: We're adding finals' day results from GUTS 3 into this story. Keeping checking back as the tournament progresses for more.

GUTS 3 is kicking off today from the Foxwoods in Ledyard, Connecticut, and we can expect some great fighting game action to take place at this three-day event. This particular tournament will double as a Capcom Pro Tour ranking event.

Games being played include Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Brawl, Project M, Killer Instinct, Mortal Kombat 9, Skullgirls, Soul Calibur 5, and more.

EG|K-Brad, MOR|Rico Suave, bTri|NuckleDu, CTRL|RayRay,CTRL|Flux, BIFU|Insayyne, TS|Sabin, Zaferino, SteamCo|CD Jr., PIE|Smug, Lil Evil, and more are expected to compete. Additionally, there will be a 5v5 exhibition match taking place tomorrow night, and you can find the flyer below.

Hit the jump to view the live streams and weekend schedule.

Wednesday Night Fights 3.5 results, archive ft. ChrisG, Snake Eyez, FilipinoMan, Chris, Veloc1raptor, Slayer, Tyrant, and more

Wednesday Night Fights 3.5 results, archive ft. ChrisG, Snake Eyez, FilipinoMan, Chris, Veloc1raptor, Slayer, Tyrant, and more Updated: Results and a stream archive have been added to this story.

Earlier: It's Wednesday night once again and Level|Up is bringing us more fighting game action. Tonight, the LU crew returns to Super Arcade in Walnut, California, and continues their 3rd season of the event.

Ultra Street Fighter 4, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, and Injustice: Gods Among Us will all be played tonight if there are enough entrants for each game. Additionally, Mortal Kombat 9 is being played.

At the beginning of the broadcast, Level|Up will be running an Ultra Street Fighter 4 grudge match between Alex Myers and LowTierGod. The loser of this set will have to perform 30 push ups and make a follow up video about their loss.

Challonge brackets are posted here, and you can find last week's results here.


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