Mortal Kombat X brings back older, wiser, nastier Kano


Kano always struck me as kind of a punching bag in the original Mortal Kombat, and his performance in the first Mortal Kombat film didn't do anything to improve my opinion. But the Kano of Mortal Kombat X is older, wiser, heavily upgraded and more able than ever to kill you three times before you hit the ground.

Like the other characters in Mortal Kombat X, Kano will come to the party with three variant fighting styles: Cutthroat, which takes advantage of his cybernetic heart and advanced knife-fighting skills; Cybernetic, focusing on long-range grenade and eye-laser attacks; and Commando, a close-range, ground-and-pound style that keeps opponents from putting together an effective offense.

Naturally, the video finishes with a Fatality, which is brutal, grotesque and hilarious, all at the same time; classic Mortal Kombat, in other words. Mortal Kombat X comes out next year.

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.