Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and NetherRealm Studios have launched Mortal Kombat X, the latest installment to the popular fighting game franchise, for the PS4, Xbox One and Microsoft and Steam on PC. If you were hoping to play on the PS3 or the Xbox 360, you will have to wait until later this summer for the game to launch.

Mortal Kombat X introduces a cinematic story filled with amazing graphics and all new gameplay features to deliver the most brutal Kombat experience ever. The competition is taken to another level with over-the-top fighting game action and a roster made up of legendary characters including Scorpion, Sub-Zero and Raiden and a new generation of fighters including Cassie Cage, Jacqui Briggs and Takeda Takahashi. Now, each character has three distinct variations for players to diversify their special abilities and add choice and customization as they play as their favourite combatant. Players will have the freedom to conquer their opponents in a way that fits their play style best before finishing the match with dramatic, over-the-top Fatalities.

“NetherRealm Studios has an incredible track record of delivering engaging, fan favourite games, and Mortal Kombat™ X continues the tradition with great gameplay, expanding upon what has made the Mortal Kombat franchise popular for more than 20 years,” said David Haddad, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “The Mortal Kombat franchise is a cornerstone for Warner Bros., and with more than 35 million units sold to date and a chart-topping mobile game, Mortal Kombat™ X is positioned for great success. In its first week, Mortal Kombat™ X for mobile is currently the #1 Top Free Games Download on both iPhone and iPad in the App Store.”

“We’ve been working tirelessly on Mortal Kombat™ X to give fans a new experience that is filled with features that both casual players and hardcore fighting players will enjoy,” said Ed Boon, Creative Director, NetherRealm Studios. “It’s been an intense ride and we’re excited to see players finally get their hands on the game!”

Mortal Kombat X showcases the all new single player online mode, Living Towers. The Living Towers are regularly updated timed challenges for players to conquer. Mortal Kombat™ X also brings back ‘Klassic’ modes including Test Your Might and Test Your Luck. Additionally, the Krypt returns for combatants to explore and unlock various items within the game, including new costumes, Fatalities, Brutalities and more.

Mortal Kombat X also introduces Faction Wars, an all new persistent meta-game that connects players around the world. Everything that online connected players do in the console, PC and mobile games contributes to their Faction War effort, with points being tallied on a weekly basis driving awards such as a variety of unlocks and custom rewards being given to the winning Faction.

Also available is the Mortal Kombat X Kombat Pack, the ultimate pass providing access to four playable characters including horror icon from the Friday the 13th films, Jason Voorhees, two Klassic Mortal Kombat Kombatants, Tanya and Tremor, and Predator from the film of the same name. Purchasers will receive the Samurai Pack containing three new character skins, Ronin Kenshi, Samurai Shinnok and Jingu Kitana, as well as an accompanying skin pack with each playable character. As an added bonus, Kombat Pack owners will gain early access to the DLC content before it is available for sale individually. In the UK the Kombat Pack is included in the Mortal Kombat X Premium Edition, and is also available for purchase separately for £24.99.

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