Mortal Kombat X: Kung Lao Confirmed With Screenshots, Details On Variants, Challenge Tower Return, Alliances & More
All thanks to a Finnish Gaming Magazine "Pelaaja", we just got our first look at one of the returning Kombatant in Mortal Kombat X, it's none other than "Kung Lao". You can check out the scans from the magazine below showcasing the appearance of Kung Lao in Mortal Kombat X, he looks much older than he did in Mortal Kombat 9. The hair is more Grey, clothes are lighter and most importantly he is sporting a new hat.
Magazine Pelaaja also provided details on Kung Lao's "3 variants" in Mortal Kombat X (details translated below from magazine):
"The differences between Kung Lao's Tempest-, Buzz Saw- and Hat Trick -variations happen to be the biggest ones yet. With Tempest Kung Lao uses more spinning attacks and has the ability to set his hat to spin around him as a shield of sorts.
In his Buzz Saw variation his hat is sharpened with razor blade edges and allows the player to control his hat throws more. Hat Trick is the most experimental of the three, because you can throw and call back your hat at any point you want. This keeps the opponent on their toes, because the hat can extend combos.
In addition to this, the magazine also got a chance to talk with Mortal Kombat Creator Ed Bood on online experience Mortal Kombat X would offer to fans.
"Ed Boon guarantees, that the online features are much more complex this time around. For example when you start the game you get to choose your own alliance from five different options: Lin Kuei, White Lotus, Brotherhood of Shadows, Special Force and Black Dragon.
Basically each team gathers so called "battle points" for their team, which decides how the game's menus look both in single and multiplayer. This way each player contributes to the entirety whether or not you prefer the social aspects or playing by yourself."
Lastly, Ed Bood confirmed that the "Challenge Tower" will return in Mortal Kombat X and that too in much improved fashion:
"Even more diverse content is promised, for the challenge tower is making it's return. This time around the towers and their challenges change constantly, even by the hour."