Mortal Kombat X arrives on April 14, 2015 for PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3 and Windows PC, Warner Bros. announced this morning. The publisher confirmed the launch date for NetherRealm Studios' fighter applies worldwide.

Also, WB revealed four-armed charmer Goro is coming back to the series, making his first appearance as a playable character since 2006 entry Mortal Kombat: Armageddon. If you've absolutely Goro have him, he's a "retail channel-wide" pre-order exclusive in North America, and across the pond he's limited to "an exclusive UK retailer"
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Mortal Kombat X (E3 2014)

While it's some ways off yet, Mortal Kombat X made enough of an impact with Joystiq's Earnest Cavalli for him to place it our E3 Selections list. As he put it:

"They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks, but apparently NetherRealm Studios never got that memo. Building on the dual successes of Mortal Kombat 9 and Injustice: Gods Among Us, the developer has infused Mortal Kombat X with a handful of clever tweaks that should make combat more compelling, diverse and interesting, while enhancing the blood-spattered hallmarks of the franchise. There's no telling how the hardcore fighting game community will react to these additions, but what I played of the game left me very anxious for the official debut of Mortal Kombat X."
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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Reveals
Mortal Kombat X Release Date and
Goro as Retail Channel-Wide Pre-Order Character

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today confirmed that Mortal Kombat X, in development by NetherRealm Studios, is scheduled for release worldwide beginning April 14, 2015. The game will be available for the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC.

Legendary series character Goro has also been announced as a retail channel-wide pre-order exclusive. Making his first appearance in more than eight years, Goro, the feral, four-armed Shokan warrior will be available day of launch as a playable combatant to those who pre-order Mortal Kombat X.

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.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.