MK X - Faction War

Mortal Kombat X - Faction War

Warner Bros. and NetherRealm Studios aren't losing steam when it comes to releasing videos promoting Mortal Kombat X.

Just this week, fans were treated to the reveal of Ermac and details on the various Kollector's Editions, and today Warner Bros. released another trailer titled Mortal Kombat X: Next.

In this video, the NetherRealm Studios team shares its goals and desires for Mortal Kombat X. Ed Boon, the Creative Director of MKX, explains that they want players to feel like they are a part of the universe as they see the story evolve.

Boon continues that the team wouldn't feel motivated if they weren't trying to be innovative, to try and bring something new to the table. They want to build on the feeling of community by having a much more elaborate and aggressive online experience.

To achieve that goal, NetherRealm Studios is introducing the faction system into Mortal Kombat X.

After starting the game, players are asked to join one of the following factions: Black Dragon, the Brotherhood of Shadow, the Lin Kuei, Special Forces, or the White Lotus. The faction war is a persistent metagame that builds off of the core game and is influenced by the actions of players.

Each week begins with a new faction war breaking out and at the end of the week a winner is determined based on the amount of points accumulated. Everything players do in the game rewards them with faction points. What's more, to encourage the competitive aspect of the game, defeating players from opposing factions results in an even higher point bonus. The points can then be used to rank up within a faction and unlock custom faction-specific rewards.

Additionally, each week for a period of 24 hours the whole faction system can be invaded by a more powerful realm, such as the Netherrealm or Chaosrealm. This will encourage players to work cooperatively to stave off the invasion.

The team at NetherRealm Studios explains that the great thing about factions is that people can contribute to the war regardless of their skill level or the modes they prefer to play.

Ed Boon and his team are taking the "Next" theme very seriously. The heart of Mortal Kombat - the kombat and the feel of the game – remains the same, but at the same time, players are given more options. The team's goal is to have players find something new in the game every day. Ed Boon concludes that this game will be the next generation of the Mortal Kombat universe.


Source: WBGamesUK -