Finnish gaming magazine Pelaaja has revealed that Kung Lao will be a part of the upcoming Mortal Kombat X video game, which takes place 25 years after the last installment of the series.
The TestYourMight.com forums posted a batch of images from the article as well as some of the translated text.
It's said Mortal Kombat X's story jumps 25 years into the future from where MK9 ended. The ruler of Outworld is now Kotal Khan, and Johnny Cage and Sonya have a daughter named Cassie. It's said even Scorpion has a new Sub Zero to face off against as well.
Regarding Kung Lao, who is now aged and has seemingly escaped the last game's ending, he will be a fully playable character, and is described as one of the most diverse fighters in the game. Similar to the other playable characters, Kung Lao has three different playable variations, each one bringing new tricks into the gameplay.
Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon offered the online features are much more complex this time around as players can choose their own alliance from five different options: Lin Kuei, White Lotus, Brotherhood of Shadows, Special Force and Black Dragon.
Mortal Kombat X is NetherRealm Studios’ next highly anticipated installment in its legendary, critically acclaimed fighting game franchise that propels the iconic franchise into a new generation. The game combines cinematic presentation with all new gameplay to deliver the most brutal Kombat experience ever, offering a new fully-connected experience that launches players into a persistent online contest where every fight matters in a global battle for supremacy. For the first time, Mortal Kombat X gives players the ability to choose from multiple variations of each character impacting both strategy and fighting style. Players step into an original story showcasing some of the game’s most prolific characters including Scorpion and Sub-Zero, while introducing new challengers that represent the forces of good and evil and tie the tale together.
Mortal Kombat X has an April 14, 2015 release.