Its no secret that Ed Boon, creator of Mortal Kombat, has been up to his teasing ways when tugging our heart strings by leading us on about a potential Mortal Kombat reveal on June 2nd. It appears that Amazon might have just ruined his element of surprise by putting up listings of Mortal Kombat X on Amazon UK for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and surprisingly the PC. Has Amazon let the cat out of the bag? Or are there more surprises in store?
Mortal Kombat X Listed on Amazon UK, Ed Boon Shakes Fist in Return
Mortal Kombat X is a game that is allegedly shrouded in mystery, Ed Boon has been up to his old tricks and teasing many things, but he has had a track record of playing us all like fiddles (cookie for anyone who recognizes this reference :P) but it seems that Amazon UK might have one up on him, since they have beaten him to the punch by having Mortal Kombat X Listed on Amazon UK for almost every platform except the Wii-U (insert picture of Wii-U left out in the rain here).
While details surrounding the game are buried in mystery, there is one disturbing detail that really makes me sad to report, the place holder date for the game is December 31st 2015 which means that good ol' Ed Boon has no intentions of releasing the game any time earlier than 2015, even though 2014 would be a perfect time to release game, but perhaps we will get a game worth fighting for. Considering we already know that the game has been in development for quite a while when we found out that Kiefer Sutherland is one of the people to lend his vocal talents to the game back in February, we can assume that we can definitely expect an E3 reveal.
The picture at least paints us one picture, it means that we can lay the suspicions of there being a crossover game to rest. Mortal Kombat X just means it is a direct sequel to Mortal Kombat in 2011 which is technically Mortal Kombat IX, considering the reboot told the tale of the earlier Mortal Kombat games, we can be sure that X will continue the story of the Outer Realm and hopefully we can see them being retold in beautiful HD. I just hope that the kast of fighters in this game is just as rich as Mortal Kombat IX.
The leak was originally brought to light thanks to lifelower on twitter:
— lifelower (@lifelower) June 1, 2014
For now, I guess Ed Boon can finally put his bag of tricks to rest and we can finally look forward to an eventual reveal of Mortal Kombat X since Amazon listings have almost always (4/5 times) lead to the actual reveal of a game. All we have to do now is wait for Ed Boon to officially reveal the game on June 2nd and hopefully some game play and trailers to be presented at E3. Considering the success of Mortal Kombat IX and how it stole my heart after a long time, I can't wait to see what Ed has up his sleeves. What do you guys think? I am getting the game regardless of platform. You can also find the difference between the new and old logo in the screenshot posted below: