Mortal Kombat X – Story Mode Has Quick Time Events – Multiplayer Is Region-Locked
NetherRealm Studios, during a Twitch livestream, previewed a portion of the Mortal Kombat X Story Mode, that featured Quick Time Events. According to NetherRealm these QTE play part on the outcome of the story and could alter the condition of a battle.
The demonstrated sequence featured Johnny Cage, Kenshi and Cassie Cage on a helicopter traveling to Raiden’s temple. The three fighting variations of Johnny Cage were also detailed, and included, The Fisticuffs mode, an agile brawler style, The Stunt Double mode, which features increased mobility, and the A-List mode, which includes deceptive moves and cancellation maneuvers.
Mortal Kombat X multiplayer will be region-locked
Shaun Himmerick, executive producer on Mortal Kombat X, also confirmed that Mortal Kombat X’ multiplayer will be region-locked. NetherRealm Studios previous titles featured restricted netplay as well on PlayStation consoles, with a player from Europe not being able to compete with a player from North America.
One of the biggest disappointments with NetherRealm Studios’ previous fighting games was the fact that netplay was restricted on PlayStation consoles by the version you purchased, meaning, for example, a player from Europe could not play with one from North America.
Characters that were shown during the presentation of Mortal Kombat X and were either playable or were fighting opponents in the segment of the story include:
- Johnny Cage (Playable)
- Jax (Fought against)
- Shinnok (Fought against)
The following characters made appearances in the cinematics for thje first time in Mortal Kombat X:
- Kenshi (confirmed playable in Mortal Kombat X mobile)
It has not been revealed whether these characters will be playable in Mortal Kombat X
Kenshi, has already been revealed as a playable character in the mobile version of Mortal Kombat X. None of the other characters have been seen in any previous trailer. It has not been revealed whether these characters will be playable or just part of the story. Although given that there are a lot of slots available on the character select screen that need to be filled, it could be possible that most of these are indeed playable.
Mortal Kombat X is stated for an April 14th release for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, with the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions to follow some time later. We will bring you any new information o Mortal Kombat X as soon as it becomes available.