Mortal Kombat X’s story mode maintains that wonderful, B-grade schlock tone


Aside from gratuitous, over-the-top gore, there’s something else that NetherRealm gets absolutely right: really cheesy single-player campaign stories. The most recent offering, 2011’s Mortal Kombat, was festooned with fromage throughout its story, and that’s what made it all the more memorable. It looks like Mortal Kombat X will be keeping in that tradition.

NetherRealm and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have released a story trailer for the game. In it you’ll see Cassie Cage (daughter of Johnny Cage and Sonya Blade) lead an assault on Outworld to remove Mileena and her rebel forces. There’s also a talisman thrown in for good measure, and Raiden sounding all foreboding and stuff. Yes! B-grade schlock is sometimes just the best.

The trailer also reveals some new characters, all of whom are the offspring of past characters:, Jax’s daughter Jacqueline Briggs makes an appearance, as does Takashi Takeda (son of Kenshi) and Kung Jin, who is a descendant of Kung Lao. Gosh, it’s a whole new generation of fighters for a new generation of gaming hardware – how apt. Hit the jump for the trailer.