- Reddit Relationships: Man laughs at girlfriend for using Microsoft PowerPoint during sex Thursday 8:59 PM
- The 15 Brad Pitt movies you need to see now, ranked Thursday 8:26 PM
- Facebook could face legal action over the Area 51 event Thursday 6:50 PM
- How to stream Texans vs. Chargers in NFL Week 3 action Thursday 6:40 PM
- Tekashi 69 alleges Cardi B was a Bloods gang member Thursday 5:55 PM
- Right-wing sites falsely claimed group of Somalis attacked man in viral video Thursday 5:00 PM
- Big creators risk losing checkmarks amid YouTube verification purge Thursday 4:56 PM
- How to stream Eagles vs. Lions in NFL Week 3 action Thursday 4:52 PM
- How to stream Steelers vs. 49ers in NFL Week 3 action Thursday 4:10 PM
- How to stream Bills vs. Bengals in NFL Week 3 action Thursday 4:03 PM
- Colt halts production of AR-15s for civilians Thursday 3:45 PM
- If you love long-winded, hashtag-heavy Instagram captions, these apps can help Thursday 2:54 PM
- Teen girls on TikTok have convinced the internet that they eat their tampons Thursday 2:33 PM
- Twitch streamer faces criticism for trying to defend racist jokes Thursday 2:03 PM
- How to stream Raiders vs. Vikings in Week 3 Thursday 12:55 PM
Mortal Kombat X trailer shows the twisted return of Liu Kang
Old faces sport new looks in wild new trailer.
The latest trailer for NetherRealm Studios’ Mortal Kombat X has found its way online, and fans are buzzing about some old faces sporting some new looks and allegiances.
While many of the staple characters in the Mortal Kombat series had already been shown to return in the latest addition to the franchise, stalwarts Liu Kang and Kung Lao had yet to take the main stage as had some old favorites such as Scorpion and Johnny Cage. The new trailer takes care of that, and shows the returning kombatants in a very different light.
Both Liu Kang and Kung Lao would now seem to be in the service of Shinnok, the big bad villain from Mortal Kombat 4 who now returns to take the place of the defeated Shao Khan. You can tell both guys are evil because they’ve got glowing red eyes, and that’s as sure a sign as any of having one’s soul conscripted by a dark power.
It’s an especially big change for Liu Kang, the Bruce Lee-inspired hero of the series credited in the original trilogy of games with having staved off the invasion of Earth by Shao Khan and his dastardly subordinates. We even get to see Liu taunting Raiden during a pitched battle, continuing the conflict between the two characters from the 2011 Mortal Kombat reboot.
But with all of that being said, the single most notable part of the trailer may well be Sub-Zero’s appearance, if only because his character design in the clip could most accurately be described as “Kano if he were a ninja.”
Screengrab via Maxim Russia/YouTube
Jared Wynne is a former Daily Dot contributor who followed the Dot Esports team after that site's sale to Gamurs. He writes for Esports Observer and has previously contributed to Bustle.