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Raiden enters Mortal Kombat X - EVO 2014 character reveal trailer and images

It's official: Like many of you have guessed, Raiden is the next playable character to be announced for Mortal Kombat X. NetherRealm Studios's Ed Boon announced right after the Injustice: Gods Among Us top 8 play-offs at EVO 2014 today.

The Raiden character reveal trailer showed all three variations of the character, as well as his X-ray move and Fatality. Check out the reveal trailer below.

Mortal Kombat X: Exclusive reveal for EVO 2014 on Saturday, right before Injustice finals

Mortal Kombat X's official unveiling at Sony's E3 press conference was one of the biggest moments at the annual video games trade show this year.

Over the course of the week-long convention we also got to learn more details about the game's brand new characters, such as Cassie Cage being the daughter between Sonya Blade and Johnny Cage.

And then, E3 2014 came to an end. "Until next time," NetherRealm Studios said.

Fortunately, if you're been dying to see more from Mortal Kombat X, well, hang on to your spinal cords and still-beating hearts for just a little longer; the official Facebook page for the series has just announced an exclusive reveal for EVO 2014 this Saturday.

Unlike T. Hawk: Cassie Cage shows off her gun in new Mortal Kombat X artwork

While T. Hawk didn't get a gun in Ultra Street Fighter 4, Cassie Cage most certainly did in Mortal Kombat X.

The NetherRealm Studios team released new artwork recently which showed four of the fighters who were on display at E3 2014, Cassie Cage, Kotal Kahn, Ferra Torr and D'Vorah.

These are very nice high resolution images, perfect for wallpaper.

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First footage of Scorpion's incredibly gruesome Mortal Kombat X Fatality, in its entirety, surfaces

During E3 2014 we saw many of the first Fatalities revealed in Mortal Kombat X. Unfortunately, footage of Scorpion's first finishing move was nowhere to be found.

We only caught a glimpse of this particular ending sequence in various MKX gameplay presentations at the expo, but the finisher in its entirety has yet to be seen; until now.

Off-screen footage of Scorpion's full Fatality was uploaded on to YouTube a few days ago, and we now have it here for you to check out. The quality of the video isn't the greatest as this is off-screen footage, however, you can still catch all of the glorious gruesomeness.

Sub-Zero can freeze an opponent twice in one combo with the right variation in Mortal Kombat X; run combos return but are dependent on stamina bar

Today we found that part 2 of Maximilian's Mortal Kombat X breakdown from E3 2014 has a slew of great information about the upcoming NetherRealm game.

In this video, Max delves into the title's mechanics, talking specifically about Interactables, Variations, and more. Speaking of the latter, we learn that Sub-Zero gains access to something quite new to his character design in MKX. When using his "Grandmaster" Variation, that which generates an ice clone, Sub-Zero can freeze the opponent twice in once combo.

"It [Grandmaster Variation] is just a really great defensive thing because it means you can actually freeze somebody twice," Max explains. "If somebody jumps into the ice sculpture, they become frozen; you hit them with a combo, get them with a chain, then chain into his ice projectile, and from that projectile they actually get frozen again."

Mortal Kombat X has the 'biggest online thing we've ever done' says NetherRealm Studios

NetherRealm Studios has some ambitious plans for the online aspect of Mortal Kombat X, although they're keeping details of those systems are under wraps for the time being.

PlayStation Access caught up with NetherRealm Studios' director of art, Steve Beran, to talk about the game's upcoming release in 2015, and what fans can expect.

Beran said that the competitive players that got a chance to have hands on time with MKX at E3 2014 really enjoyed the experience.

"We had a lot of hardcore gamers back in the testing room today, and they're loving it," he said.

Report: Capcom won't allow Ryu or Chun-Li's head to be ripped off - Violence issue has to be solved for Street Fighter vs. Mortal Kombat

Metro's GameCentral was able to catch up with one of the NetherRealm Studios' developers at E3 2014 to ask about Mortal Kombat X, but their interview process lead them back towards the often rumored title, Street Fighter vs. Mortal Kombat.

The interview wasn't recorded and transcribed later, nor did they specifically name who they spoke with at NRS about this subject, so take the following with that in mind.

GameCentral noted due to the nature of how this interview was conducted, the NRS developer opened up and didn't give "press release" style answers to questions, though.

NetherRealm: 'X-Ray attacks are almost like Fatalities now; everybody will have more than one' - Mortal Kombat X's roster size will be similar to MK9

A new interview with NetherRealm Studios has hit the web today, and as you may have guessed, it focuses solely on their upcoming next-gen fighter, Mortal Kombat X.

Angry Joe catches up with lead character designer, Steve Beran, to discuss MKX's story mode, roster size, new mechanics and more.

When talking about the new and improved X-Ray attacks, Beran says that fans can expect to see a lot of variation in these cinematic maneuvers. After stating that each character will have more than one X-Ray attack, the NRS representative explains that these special moves are such a big event in-game that they actually feel like their own Fatalities now.

Additionally, the MKX character designer gives a bit more information on the upcoming title's roster size. He says that we'll see nearly the same amount of playable fighters in Mortal Kombat X as we did in Mortal Kombat 9 (around 32 including DLC characters).

Cassie Cage, Kotal Khan, Ferra/Torr, D'Vorah, and Scorpion - kustomize your desktop with these slick Mortal Kombat X wallpapers

Mortal Kombat X has already introduced four brand new characters to the MK universe, and now you can get a bit more acquainted with them, (or at least stare at them on your computer all day), with these awesome wallpapers.

Below you will find hi-res images of Cassie Cage, Kotal Khan, Ferra/Torr, and D'Vorah, along with a few Scorpion images that were used as promotional pieces for E3 2014. Feel free to click any that you like, save them, and use them for whatever you wish.

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Source: The official Mortal Kombat Facebook page.

Mortal Kombat Legacy season 3 currently in production; actor Casper Van Dien (Johnny Cage) says martial arts training for the series has begun

A third season of Mortal Kombat Legacy is currently in production, a tweet from actor Casper Van Dien, who plays Johnny Cage in the series, has confirmed.

In a tweet and Instagram photo he published earlier this week, Van Dien said that the martial arts training phase of Mortal Kombat Legacy S3's production has begun.

Ed Boon hints at Raiden being playable in Mortal Kombat X, discusses character variations in new interview

NetherRealm Studios' own Ed Boon recently discussed their upcoming next-gen title, Mortal Kombat X, with Machinima.

When speaking on the subject of MKX's character variations, a new mechanic to the Mortal Kombat universe, Boon explains how this fresh facet will affect match-ups and the way the game is played. Things get even more interesting when Raiden's name is used as an example.

"Sub-Zero - A is a good match up for Scorpion - C, which is a good match up for Raiden or somebody - B," Boon explains. The thunder god has not yet been revealed as playable in Mortal Kombat X, but perhaps Ed is alluding to an upcoming character reveal here.

Boon: Mortal Kombat X will be a faster game than MK9, NRS bringing back top players to test balance

In an interview during E3 2014, NetherRealm Studios Ed Boon said that they increased the combat speed of Mortal Kombat X over its predecessor.

One of the ways they accomplished this was by bringing back the ability to run, which debuted in Mortal Kombat 3.

"There's a number of things that you can do in addition in this game, that you couldn't do before, one of them is running," said Boon.

"We use the stamina bar as a way to limit [that], so you can't be running all over the place infinitely," he added.

It isn't just gameplay changes that the team will be implementing, though. While Boon couldn't go into detail, he mentioned once again that MKX would have a persistent online mode that everyone will participate in.

Unfortunately, he stopped there simply noting that, "It's gonna be cool."

Fatalities like you've never seen them before: Sub-Zero has trouble ripping Johnny Cage's head off in Pete Holmes' Mortal Kombat skit

Pete Holmes returns with another fighting game related comedy skit from his late-night talk-show, The Pete Holmes Show.

In this animated segment, Pete questions the authenticity behind Mortal Kombat's trademark finishing moves -- Fatalities. The match up pits Sub-Zero and Johnny Cage against each other, and things get incredibly real when the "Finish Him" message appears.

Sub-Zero runs into a bit of a snag trying to finish off his opponent. Unfortunately for the shivering Shotokan, logic and reason prove to be his largest opposition in this match.

Be sure to see how it all plays out after the break.

Smoke spotted in Mortal Kombat X? Kotal Khan and Ferra/Torr's character variation animations show a grey, ninja-like figure

Six of Mortal Kombat X's characters have been unveiled so far, but we may have just caught a glimpse of another classic ninja warrior in NetherRealm Studios' upcoming title.

CD Jr., a prominent NRS player in the fighting game community, spotted something very peculiar in IGN's recent MKX gameplay demo. When hovering over Kotal Khan's "Sun God" variation, it appears as though the character is performing his Sun God Choke attack on a grey ninja that resembles Smoke. You can also see this same figure in one of Ferra/Torr's variation animations.

Check out the image below.

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Whether or not this means Smoke will return as playable in Mortal Kombat X is still yet to be determined, but we know that the NRS team is fond of dropping cryptic hints on occasion, so the idea may not be too far-fetched.

Do you think this mysterious ninja is indeed Smoke? Or is this just a basic character model simply used for demonstration purposes? Let us know in the comments section below.

Did you miss any of the new fatalities in Mortal Kombat X? Check out this compilation featuring Cassie Cage, Sub-Zero, Ferra/Torr, and more

Since Mortal Kombat X's initial announcement we've seen a ton of match footage in a variety of different places. Unfortunately, digging through all of the archived footage to find each of the fatalities, Mortal Kombat's trademark coup de grâce, may turn out to be too much work.

Luckily, GameSpot has put together a quick compilation that includes all of the gruesome Mortal Kombat X fatalities that have been shown off so far. Featured here you'll find finishing moves for newcomers D'Vorah, Kotal Khan, Cassie Cage, Ferra/Torra, and Sub-Zero, one of the classic MK fighters returning to fight in the new title.

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