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Frost fights Cassie Cage, Kotal Kahn seeks Sonya Blade's help to combat Mileena - Mortal Kombat X comics overview

Although there's still a couple of months to go before Mortal Kombat X (MKX) is released on all the major gaming platforms today, DC Comics has been working with the fine folks over at NetherRealm studios to publish a series of MKX comics that explores some of the events that took place between Mortal Kombat (2011) and the new game.

Currently the comic series is up to chapter four, and it has revealed that in the world of Mortal Kombat X, Sonya Blade and Johnny Cage are both still alive.

In fact, Kotal Kahn has actually come to Earth seeking Colonel Sonya Blade's help (yep, she's a colonel now... why the heck did she end up with Johnny Cage?) to defeat Mileena over in Outworld.

MK series characters Fujin and Frost also makes appearances in the comic book series. For a more in-depth overview at what's happened in the series so far, check out Perfect Legend's video review of the series so far below.

Ed Boon's Magic 8 Ball - 'Two Mortal Kombat X character reveals next week? As I see it, yes...'

As we continue to eagerly await the release of Mortal Kombat X, Ed Boon and NeatherRealm Studios continually tease us with bits a pieces of information, one character at a time.

That is, until next week perhaps.

Ed Boon has been busy on his Twitter as of late, dropping lots of hints left and right.

We already know that something is planned, and that we'll likely find out for sure on NetherRealm Studios' live stream scheduled for January 29.

Hit the jump to see Boon's tweets!

More hints and/or a new Mortal Kombat X character reveal coming next week, Kitana's Variations to be shown off soon

NetherRealm Studios' own Ed Boon has been active on Twitter lately, as he usually is.

With the surge of Mortal Kombat X news that dropped last week, fans were left licking their lips, anxiously awaiting more. Boon has been addressing as many fan questions on social media as he can, and through this, we how have an idea of when we can expect more.

One Twitter user prompted the MK creator with the question, "when will you drop a hint on the next MKX character?" The response was vague, but certainly promising. "Next week is going to be a lot of fun," Boon replied.

We can hope that this means a new character will be revealed, but at the very least, we can expect a hint at who the next fighter is.

Hit the jump to see the tweet and read more.

EVO 2015 lineup includes Tekken 7 (arcade), Mortal Kombat X, Super Smash Bros. 4 and more

Updated: Nine games have been officially announced for the EVO 2015 line-up. Mortal Kombat X and Tekken 7 (on arcade) -- two games that haven't been released yet -- have been included on this year's list.

Additionally, Super Smash Bros. on Wii U makes its debut at the event. Hit the jump to check out the full list.

Earlier: The folks behind the EVO tournament series are announcing the official game line-up for this year's event tonight.

Mr. Wizard will be joining Mike Ross over at the Twitch offices in order to make tonight's announcements.

You can catch the live stream below.

UFC fighter Felice Herrig feels her likenesses were used as inspiration for Mortal Kombat X's Cassie Cage

Cassie Cage, the daughter of Sonya Blade and Johnny Cage, is a brand new combatant making her debut in NetherRealm Studios' upcoming fighter -- Mortal Kombat X.

UFC fighter Felice Herrig -- who first began her rise to fame during the 20th season of The Ultimate Fighter -- took to Instagram and Twitter recently to point out a visual similarity between herself and MKX's new blonde-bombshell fighter. Not only that, but Herrig feels that her look may have been used as a reference for this character during the design process.

"After thorough investigation, I think it's safe to say Mortal Kombat X definitely used my likeness for the video game character Cassie Cage," Herrig wrote on social media.

Below you can see a couple of side-by-side photographs, courtesy of Herrig, in which the two look fairly similar.

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EVO 2015 lineup to be revealed live tomorrow evening on Twitch - which titles do you think will be main games this year

After a lengthy consideration process, this year's EVO games are now locked in -- and they're slated to be revealed this week, EVO Championship Series founding member Joey 'Mr. Wizard' Cuellar announced on Twitter today.

I hope you're ready to find out which fighting game titles will be made the main games at EVO this year. If not, well, you have slightly more than 24 hours to brace yourselves. For as it turns out, by "this week", what Mr. Wizard really means is "tomorrow night". Time to get hype, fighting game fans!

That's when a special EVO 2015 announcement Twitch stream is scheduled to happen (starting at 7PM PST). Mr. Wizard is making a trip down to the streaming service provider's offices for this live stream, and he will be joined by Twitch's very own Mike Ross for the broadcast. On top of revealing the EVO 2015 line-up, Mr. Wizard will also be taking questions from the stream monsters.

So make sure to come watch the stream here with us here on EventHubs tomorrow evening (it'll be on the front page as soon as the stream goes live), as we find out what this year's EVO main games are going to be.

Until then, watch the official EVO 2015 trailer below, and tell us your predictions of what the EVO 2015 line-up will be like. Which Smash title will be a main game this year? Will Tekken be part of the main game line-up? Will unreleased titles like Mortal Kombat X make it in? What about the ArcSys fighters?

Kitana & Kung Lao's moves, hints of new stages (Fujin stage?) - Mortal Kombat X gameplay trailer analysis from Perfect Legend, Maximilian

The latest Mortal Kombat X gameplay trailer is a little different from all of the ones who've seen before; it packs a lot of detail into a very finite span of time.

In fact, the trailer is so packed that there are some seemingly insignificant minutiae you'll absolutely miss if you as much as blink at the wrong moments -- simply because they flash by so fast.

Good thing then, that two notable members of the FGC -- PerFect Legend and Maximilian -- have looked at the trailer forwards and back.

They've gone through the trailer with a fine-tooth comb, sieving out pertinent details like character move analysis and hints of what's in store for the game, and they've edited together clips of the trailer in slo-mo so that we can see what they see.

Kitana and Kung Lao's official Mortal Kombat X artwork should definitely be your next desktop wallpaper

Princess Kitana and Kung Lao are the latest characters making a return in Mortal Kombat X, and this past week NetherRealm Studios has released their official artwork.

Below you fill find hi-res images of the popular kombatants that would fit perfectly as your new desktop wallpaper, fightstick art, or any other projects you can think of.

Click each image below, right-click to save, and they're all yours!

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Source: Mortal Kombat Facebook page.

Princess Kitana comes back to life in Mortal Kombat X? New trailer ft. Kitana, Kung Lao, Goro and many more

Wait, didn't Kitana, like, die near the end of the story for 2011's Mortal Kombat? I distinctly remember having to fight a zombie version of her after she was killed off in the story.

Oh, sorry for spoilers for a 2009 game, by the way (are you kidding me... well, at least I didn't tell you how she died, for those of you who somehow missed this great game that's currently on sale on PSN).

It looks like, just like with Kung Lao, Edenian princess Kitana has somehow been revived for Mortal Kombat X. She's the next Mortal Kombat X character to be revealed, and in the latest trailer you'll see below, she faces off against sorcerer Quan Chi.

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Like Kung Lao, Kitana also looks different from her MK (2011) appearance. In fact, the only reason we know it's Kitana we're looking at here is because the video description says so: "Featuring the first look at the beautiful but deadly Edenian Princess Kitana, and Kung Lao, the powerful martial artist with razor sharp hat tricks, as they perform a variety of fighting styles and brutal moves."

The trailer also features Kung Lao, Goro, and clips of several other characters in action. Watch it for yourself below.

Mortal Kombat for $8, $16 Ultra Street Fighter 4 & BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma deals - PlayStation 20th Anniversary Sale

Today's January 13 -- the day that Sony officially launches their PlayStation Now game streaming service. If you have a PS4, you can head on over to the PSN store later today to claim a 7-day trial that will allow you to play the PS3 version of Ultra Street Fighter 4 on your PS4 through the service.

But that's not all Sony's got prepared for today. As it turns out, today is also the start of a week-long PlayStation 20th Anniversary Sale, that will see over 60 games on multiple PS platforms go on discounts as deep as 60% (75% if you're a PS Plus subscriber) -- including some fighting games -- from now till January 19.

Most notably, Mortal Kombat for the PS3 or PS Vita is only $10 during the sale period ($8 if you're a PS Plus subscriber), while Ultra Street Fighter 4 (PS3) and both the PS3 and PS Vita versions of BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma can be yours to own for $20 ($16 for PS Plus members). Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max (PSP/PS Vita) is also on discount, priced at $5.99 ($4.99 for PS Plus members).

Here's the full list of titles on sale for the respective PlayStation platforms:

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What are you looking to pick up?

Source: PlayStation Blog via Markman

Next Mortal Kombat X fighter to be revealed tomorrow, opposite Kung Lao in new gameplay trailer

Each new character reveal in Mortal Kombat X has thus far been accompanied by a gameplay trailer, depicting the newly announced fighter in combat with another of the game's roster.

The same will happen with MKX's latest addition to the roster, Kung Lao, and according to NetherRealm Studios creator director and the series's co-creator Ed Boon, that long-awaited gameplay trailer for the aged Shaolin monk shall finally hit the Interwebs tomorrow.

While you wait for that new trailer to show up, in the meantime Ed Boon has shared this new screenshot of Kung Lao in Mortal Kombat X:

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But wait, that's not all; Boon has also teased that the new gameplay trailer will not only show off Kung Lao, but also the next MKX fighter to be revealed.

Kumite in Tennessee 15 results ft. Justin Wong, Ricky Ortiz, Yipes, Sanford Kelly, K-Brad, Mew2King, CD Jr. LordKnight and more

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, we hope you're all set to enjoy Kumite in Tennessee 15. The tournament features a wide variety of players competing in many different games at a high level.

Among many others, players you can expect to see at the event include EG|Justin Wong, EG|Ricky Ortiz, EG|K-Brad, SteamCo|Sanford Kelly, SteamCo|Yipes, Perfect Legend, TS|Arturo Sanchez, Boost|Jan, EMP|Mew2King, TS|LordKnight; AK|Pig of the Hut, KIT|Forever King, SteamCo|CD Jr., GGA|16-Bit and more.

Games set to be played at the event are Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. For Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Project M, Guilty Gear Xrd, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Killer Instinct, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Soul Calibur 5 and Mortal Kombat 9.

Tonight we'll be seeing a 16-man invitational tournament with such players as Justin Wong, K-Brad, Arturo Sanchez, Ricky Ortiz, GG|SherryJenix, and more competing.

Hit the jump to partake in all of the excitement.

Kung Lao and new stage shown off in Mortal Kombat X - check out this glorious hi-res screenshot

NetherRealm Studios' own Ed Boon just tweeted out a brand new Mortal Kombat X screenshot.

While we all know that Kung Lao will be returning in the 10th installment in the MK franchise, we haven't gotten a clear look at him -- mostly somewhat blurry photos. Today, however, we get a crystal clear glimpse at the returning Mortal Kombat warrior as he puts a beating on Scorpion.

Additionally, a better look at what appears to be a newly revealed MKX stage is seen in this screenshot. We first spotted this backdrop in one of the initial Kung Lao photos, but it may have gone unnoticed by some.

Check out the screenshot below.

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Source: Ed Boon.

PDP's Mortal Kombat X fight pad works for Xbox 360 and Xbox One - check out this hands-on preview from CES 2015

Back in September, a quick glimpse at a new Mortal Kombat X fight pad from PDP was shown off at the GameStop Expo.

The MKX controller has since resurfaced over at CES 2015 -- a large-scale electronics show that took place this past weekend in Las Vegas -- and luckily briantong was able to record a quick hands-on preview.

Right off the bat, we learn that PDP's upcoming fight pad works on Xbox 360 and Xbox One, as the video shows a toggle switch with both options on the controller's face. In a market where backward compatible gaming peripherals are in high demand, being able to switch between the two consoles with the flip of a switch is a huge plus.

Also, the left-hand side of the pad is longer than the right, and the buttons in this particular controller use micro-switches for smoother presses.

Unfortunately, we haven't gotten a look at the PlayStation 4 version of PDP's MKX pad, so we'll have to wait and see if it feature the same backward compatibility as the Xbox's.

You can check out the preview after the jump.

More details of Kung Lao's Hat Trick, Buzz Saw & Tempest variations in Mortal Kombat X - Perfect Legend's analysis of their potential using MK9

It's been a couple of days since we first reported that Kung Lao is the latest character reveal for Mortal Kombat X. Since then, although NetherRealms Studios have yet to release a character introduction trailer for Kung Lao, a few more details on the variations have emerged through an English magazine scan:

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In lieu of an actual Kung Lao Mortal Kombat X trailer, Perfect Legend has taken matters into his own hands and offered MK fans a sneak peek at how the character's three variations would differ, by simulating their differences (based on the details from the magazines) using existing moves in Mortal Kombat 9.

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