“I stand watch for eternity!” was the hint for today’s Mortal Kombat X character reveal from Netherrealm Studios, and it couldn’t have been more obvious. However, expected as it may have been, confirmation of Raiden’s inclusion on the Mortal Kombat X roster was also dearly desired… I mean, imagine next-gen lightning effects in combination with the enhanced “gore system”! Well, now you don’t have to.
Check out his announcement/gameplay trailer below, which showcases the abilities of all three of his fighting variations against Sun God Kotal Kahn, as well as his X-Ray move and an electrifying fatality to cap it all off. His variations are as follows: Thunder God, which centers around big damage blasts; Displacer, which utilities his teleportation abilities for a big mix-up game that allows for extended combos, and Storm Lord, which is the most unique, enabling Raiden to set lightning traps for high zoning potential. And what can be said about his first fatality, other than it will have your eyes popping out of your head! Literally!