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Mortal Kombat X’s launch trailer arrives, directed by System of a Down’s bassist

Well, Mortal Kombat fans, I hope you like System of a Down, because the launch trailer for Mortal Kombat X comes seeping with style from that band.

First, the tune behind the trailer is “Chop Suey!,” a track that released during my high school years and defined the culture for a ton of kids in my graduating class. Never did like the song, but I suppose it works in this trailer.

Why does it work? Ah, that’s the next bit. The launch trailer for Mortal Kombat X not only features System of a Down’s “Chop Suey!,” it was directed by the band’s bassist Shavo Odadjian. I imagine fans of the overlapping pieces of media are pretty excited about all this.

For those folks here’s a brief official clip of Odadjian talking about creating the trailer from NetherRealm Studios.

Mortal Kombat X may have it’s official launch trailer, but the game doesn’t come out until April 14. That’s when it hits the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC platforms. The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game won’t release until June 2, 2015. We’ll have more on this one as it comes.

For now, what do you think of the launch trailer?

Joey Davidson

Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...