Mortal Kombat X adds Quan Chi to the lineup

Mortal Kombat X

Warner Bros. Interactive has revealed that the evil sorcerer Quan Chi will be back on the roster for Mortal Kombat X. The announcement was accompanied by a new gameplay trailer showing off his three styles of combat and reminding us that some days, it just doesn't pay to be Kano.

As a Sorcerer, Quan Chi casts debilitating spells on his opponents. As a Warlock, he opens portals enabling all kinds of unpredictable attacks and combos. As a Summoner, he calls forth beasts from the Netherrealm to aid him in battle.

The action is fast, furious, and ridiculously, hilariously violent, which is, of course, why we play Mortal Kombat. It's wickedly graphic, but also so wildly cartoonish; maybe it doesn't speak particularly well of me as a human being, but when Kano ate the Mega-Noogie, and then got interdimensionally curb-stomped, and then gorfed the Luminescent Cutlass of Doom, I laughed. I laughed a lot.

Mortal Kombat X comes out on April 14, 2015.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.