Any button smashing fighter game is only as good as its story mode. With Mortal Kombat X, NetherRealm Studios’ next highly-anticipated installment in its legendary critically-acclaimed fighting game franchise, fans may feel indifferent.
On Friday, NetherRealm Studios presented its fifth “MKX Kombat Kast” live-stream in which they previewed story mode in Mortal Kombat X. You can now check out the gameplay footage from Episode 1, titled “Johnny Cage,” (skip to the 14:38 mark).
How do you feel about the Story Mode being just cut-scenes and quick-time events? Personally, I used to think that quicktime events were cool, but the novelty’s long worn off, and I’m officially sick of being interrupted with silly button prompts while I’m trying to watch a cutscene.
The game combines cinematic presentation with all new gameplay to deliver the most brutal Kombat experience ever, offering a new fully-connected experience that launches players into a persistent online contest where every fight matters in a global battle for supremacy.
For the first time, Mortal Kombat X gives players the ability to choose from multiple variations of each character impacting both strategy and fighting style. Players step into an original story showcasing some of the game’s most prolific characters including Scorpion and Sub-Zero, while introducing new challengers that represent the forces of good and evil and tie the tale together.
Mortal Kombat X will be available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on April 14, and for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 this summer.