Ed Boone on Mortal Kombat X’s Characters, Story & More:
The creator of Mortal Kombat, Ed Boone, sat down with IGN at Gamescom 2014 to dish on everything Mortal Kombat X. Check out what he had to say below,
“It’s a direct continuation, but the timespan it crosses is 25 years in length. There are periods that are directly after MK9, then there are periods that are five, ten, 15 and 20 years out. A lot of the events take place 25 years after where we see older versions of the characters, like Cassie Cage and all that. But it does jump around in time; it’s not a linear thing.
You still play the different chapters and each chapter has a character where it follows their actions, but instead of just jumping from one character to the next, it’ll jump in time as well. So all of a sudden, you may have a flashback and you’ll participate in those, but sometimes the story will just move forward five or ten years.”
The last game we did in 2011 was a complete fan service title, so we really felt it was time to add a lot of new characters to the mix. So yeah, a lot of old faces won’t make the roster, but to us it was more important we did introduce new characters. We’re probably introducing more in this game than in any other MK title ever.
on Future MK games:
One thing that’s certainly on my mind after jumping ahead 25 years, is I don’t know where we’d go from here. We wanted to do something bold, and this is a bold new story, despite the fact it’s the tenth game. But when you jump ahead 25 years it’s like… what do you do now? Do you jump in time again? Do you go back 25 years? Do you introduce a whole new cast? We’ll worry about it when we reach it, but I do think it could be hard to continue, if we do another one.
Mortal Kombat X is set to hit stores sometime 2014.
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Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call to be last game in series:
According to Square Enix producer Ichiro Hazama, the series may be coming to a close.
Speaking to GamesTMmagazine, Hazama stated,"What I’ve tried to do here is make the definitive version of Final Fantasy Theatrhythm; I don’t intend to make any others.”
That statement derives from the fact that 221 tracks are included in the core game, with plenty of DLC to boot. Speaking on the game in general, Hazama noted, “The songs themselves have great quality and stand up on their own, no question. Also, because they are used in games, I think that when people hear these songs they remember a particular scene or moment in the game.”
The game is set to have an American release on the Nintendo 3DS on September 16th, 2014.
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