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'Mortal Kombat X' Release Date, Gameplay & Characters: New Trailer Reveals Raiden

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The new trailer of "Mortal Kombat X" reveals thunder god Raiden as a playable character in the new game. Raiden has been a long-time character and cast mainstay for the game. The new gameplay was unveiled during the Evolution Championship series in Las Vegas.

Based on the trailer and announcement, GameSpot.com reports that the character will be playable in three fighting styles as below.

"Thunder God. The first style shown focuses on flashy combos that incorporate several electric blasts. This makes Raiden more of an in-your-face sort of fighter as he needs to get in close to his opponent to deal serious damage.

Displacer. Raiden's second style is all about tricks and teleportation. He can move all around the screen this way to quickly avoid enemy attacks and projectiles. He can also incorporate teleports into his combos.

Storm Lord. The final style shown for Raiden is centered around traps. In this style, Raiden has the ability to place lighting orbs on the screen. When Raiden is standing between two orbs, he can use a lighting attack to activate them, thus creating a bolt of lighting between the two that stuns opponents on contact. This style is much more indirect than the other two."

Gamers will be pleased to know that all of Raiden's killer and classic moves will be available including the well-known torpedo. EuroGamer.net notes that other than Raiden, there are 6 other characters in the upcoming game: "Cassie Cage, D'Vorah, Ferra / Torr, Kotal Kahn (the big bloke in the Raiden video), Scorpion and Sub-Zero."

"Mortal Kombat X" is the highly-anticipated 10th installment to NetherRealm Studios' popular Kombat series. The game is similar to its earlier versions and will enable gamers to play intense one-on-one battle fights that enhance gaming experience with blocks and special features like x-ray moves, breakers and more.

The game is highly interactive with players able to grab objects and use certain items as jump-off platforms to make the game more realistic and versatile.

Speaking on the development of "Mortal Kombat X," co-creator Ed Boon, as quoted by Polygon.com, says, "We're going to have tons of [competitive players] coming in and just hammering on the game. We have so many more variables in the mix, we need to get those guys in as much as possible. It's great to have this big canvas, but we want have it balanced."

The game will be released in 2015 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.

See the promotional gameplay video below and tell us what you think of Raiden.

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