Following retail leaks and a torrent of teases, Mortal Kombat X was officially announced this morning by Ed Boon, creative director of NetherRealm studios. It had previously leaked on retail sites for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC platforms for 2015.

The ultra-violent fighting series had new life beat into it following Warner Bros. acquisition of the franchise in 2009, with the 2011 reboot a critical and financial success.

Update: Warner Bros. confirms it's bringing Mortal Kombat X to PS4, PS3, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC in 2015. The game will make its "first public appearance" at E3 next week.
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[NEWS] Mortal Kombat X Announced with Trailer Featuring Original Song from Wiz Khalifa
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and NetherRealm Studios today announced Mortal Kombat X. The highly-anticipated next installment of the critically-acclaimed fighting game franchise is scheduled for release in 2015 for the PlayStation®4, PlayStation®3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC.

Also unveiled today is the Who's Next? - Official Mortal Kombat X Announce Trailer featuring an original track by Rostrum/Atlantic recording artist Wiz Khalifa titled "Can't Be Stopped." Written specifically for the trailer, the song was inspired by the intense combat of Scorpion and Sub-Zero as they battle for the ultimate win.

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About NetherRealm Studios
NetherRealm Studios is a leader in the development of interactive entertainment, and the creator of the billion dollar Mortal Kombat franchise. Mortal Kombat has spawned two theatrical films, multiple television series, and has sold over 35 million games to date. Located in Chicago, Illinois the award-winning NetherRealm team has been working and creating games together since 1992. Additional information about NetherRealm Studios can be found at www.netherrealm.com

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This article was originally published on Joystiq.