Raiden joins Mortal Kombat X

Ed Boon took the stage at Evo and revealed the newest character for Mortal Kombat X, the returning God of Thunder, Raiden.

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Ed Boon took the stage at this year's Evo, following the Injustice: Gods Among Us finals, to reveal the latest character for Mortal Kombat X. And it's a returning familiar face, because Raiden is back and ready to bring the thunder once more!

Raiden's familiar moves are all in place, including his lightning traps and teleports. The gameplay video that debuted in front of a captive Evo audience also showed off some of Raiden's different play styles. ANd of course, there was a new Fatality on display, as Raiden grabbed his opponent's head and shocked it until his eyeballs literally popped out of his head. He then ripped the head off its shoulders, tossed it in the air, and blew it up with a lightning shot.

Check out the shocking gameplay below!

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    July 12, 2014 1:58 PM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Raiden joins Mortal Kombat X.

    Ed Book took the stage at Evo and revealed the newest character for Mortal Kombat X, the returning God of Thunder, Raiden.

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      July 12, 2014 2:01 PM

      Ed Book Boon

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      July 12, 2014 2:03 PM

      Where can I preorder?

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      July 12, 2014 2:43 PM

      those graphics are pretty nice for sure

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      July 12, 2014 3:08 PM

      On the XBox One he'll be named Rayden.

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      July 12, 2014 3:28 PM

      how many characters have they announced so far ?

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        July 12, 2014 3:44 PM

        a bunch of unnamed new characters + scorpion and sub-zero

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          July 12, 2014 7:33 PM

          They are all named. Cassie Cage, Kotal Khan, D'Vorah, and Ferra/Torr

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      July 12, 2014 4:35 PM

      Wait, there has been a Mortal Kombat game without Raiden?

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      July 12, 2014 6:51 PM

      So you're telling me this MK will have raiden in it? What about fatalities, and punching?

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        July 12, 2014 6:52 PM

        Rayden has not been in every MK. Don't be a dick.

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          July 12, 2014 6:59 PM

          Yeah right after i said it i had to research. Apparently he wasn't in 3. I played a ton of 3, I should know that.

          I am a dick though - ask my wife :(

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      July 12, 2014 6:52 PM

      [just watched the vid] Freaking MASSIVE, Raiden's moves look sick I need this game EPIC \m/ , Kotal Kahn looks and sounds awesome as well.

      Can not wait!

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        July 12, 2014 7:26 PM

        I really like how they've really kept true to his playstyle and moveset

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      July 12, 2014 6:56 PM

      Oh, the kombos I will do...

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      July 12, 2014 8:00 PM

      Do we know if they're going to have a single player movie style campaign like they did in MK9?

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        July 12, 2014 8:01 PM

        Not confirmed, but I'd have to think that's happening, for sure.

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      July 12, 2014 8:07 PM

      Did anyone else play the 2v2 tag mode in MK9? My friend and I had the most fun we've ever had with a fighter playing couch co-op tag matches online in that game. I was slaughtered that it was omitted from Injustice so I'm REALLY hoping they include that mode in MK10. It's a perfect "party" mode.

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        July 12, 2014 8:25 PM

        The little bit I played was always a good time