Sorry to bump this thread, though I’m sure it’ll be bumped several times as news comes out and what not, but I’m kinda curious…
What do people want or expect when this game’s trailer comes out (possibly before E3) and in the game’s original gameplay reveal (most likely at E3)?
What I expect to see:
For the reveal trailer:
-Sub Zero and Scorpion to be the main focus of the trailer.
-Sub Zero will almost assuredly get the worst of their battle lol
-At most, we might see one other character, like Raiden, Liu Kang or the new boss.
-A new gameplay mechanic to be shown off or indicated in the trailer during the fight
-It’ll look WAY better than the actual gameplay
-Some type of hint at monetization in terms of character outfits or customization
For the gameplay reveal:
-About six or so characters shown off: Scorpion, Sub Zero, another returning character or two and two or three brand new characters.
-Some type of interview with Boon where he gives a vague synopsis of where the game is story-wise.
-Variation system to be returning in some form.
-New gameplay mechanic indicated in the reveal trailer will be fully detailed and explained.
-Some type of hint at monetization in terms of character outfits or customization.
What I hope to see:
For the reveal trailer:
-Different characters used than Sub Zero and Scropion. We already know they’ll be in the game, so how about surprising us by showing some different characters?
-Some indication as to who the villain is or where the story is, like Mortal Kombat Deception’s intro.
-Music that’s good? Sorry, I hate to be a jerk, but while the music fit the MKX trailer and it was fine, I’d rather they look inward and find something more epic, more fitting in terms of the game world, and hopefully more catchy and perhaps eastern inspired? So yeah, probably not Adema
-A surprise character or a character we wouldn’t expect showing up somehow. Maybe not as a main focus, but it’d be cool if we got some type of indication that someone like Reiko or Kai or Nitara or whatever was in the game. Just a curve ball of some sort like that.
-That this is not a trailer for a game that’s anything other than Mortal Kombat 11 aka a continuation of the previous game’s story. No prequel, no versus game, no HD remix of the original trilogy, no Shaolin Monks sequel… Don’t get me wrong, I’d love all o those in theory, but if the next MK game isn’t MK11, I’ll be a sad panda.
For gameplay reveal:
-Fujin and Sareena playable! They’re two characters that I’ve wanted to see in the new MK games for a while now.
-Fewer variations. Two at the most, and I’d really like them to be drastically different from one another. It’d be great if some characters had story related variations that unlock once you play story mode, like old and young Shang Tsung or human and demon Sareena or human and animal Reptile, etc.
-Hidden variations. I’d love to see this hinted at by one of the devs in an interview. Like maybe some characters have a hidden third variation that’s a completely different character, like Smoke is Sub Zero’s hidden third variation or Kano’s his son’s hidden third variation, etc.
-The return of stages that flow in to other stages. Not in the “uppercut a guy from the subway up to the street above” kind of way, more of a tamer, more realistic Injustice transition, like if you were fighting on a mountain top and you tumbled down a pathway to another part of the mountain that’s lit by torches and has a different look and feel, but you know it’s still part of the same area.
-Some type of indication from the developers that the MK tournament will be a big factor in the story.
-Some indication that they will be offering tons of character customization options without the use of loot boxes.
I know that not all of these are gameplay related, but once they’re at E3 and they get questions hurled at them by people, they tend to talk a bit more about the game itself as opposed to just gameplay aspects.