In scans from the Finnish magazine Pelaaja, the man with the bladed hat, Kung Lao is set to return in Mortal Kombat X. This version of Kung Lao will be much older, sporting some fancy facial hair but still being a force to be reckoned with on the battlefield. According to translations of the article, Kung Lao’s 3 Variations seem to be Hat Trick, Buzz Saw and Tempest, with one of them allowing players to have Kung’s hat spin round him as an orbital shield, or be used as a throwing weapon.
Also revealed in the article, was the game’s larger emphasis on online. Mortal Kombat 9 was notorious for its wonky netcode but this installment looks to rectify that, and even introduce a new faction system. Players can choose from one of five factions from the Mortal Kombat universe, being the Lin Kuei, Black Dragon, White Lotus, Brotherhood of Shadows and Special Force, and earn battle points to increase their standing on a world leaderboard. The faction you pick will also determine the look of ingame menus.
There is set to be a Mortal Kombat information blowout later this month so keep your ear to the ground for more Mortal Kombat news.