Mortal Kombat X is announced for a 2015 release, as series co-creator Ed Boon confirmed on Twitter this morning. The game will come from Boon’s team at NetherRealm Studios, which successfully reinvented the series with 2011’s Mortal Kombat. That earlier release came two years after Warner Bros. acquired the franchise from now-defunct publisher Midway.
Very little is known about the game at this point. The reveal trailer (below) confirms that longtime mortal combatants Scorpion and Sub-Zero will return. The trailer description on YouTube notes that the game is “fueled by next-gen technology” as well, suggesting that Mortal Kombat X will come to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles. There are many other things to speculate on in the likely all-CG trailer; we’ll hear more soon when the game makes its debut at E3 next week.