Mortal Kombat X Will Feature an Older Kung Lao, Pelaaja Magazine Reveals

Kung Lao and Liu Kang are possibly the last descendants of the Great Kung Lao. If my memory serves me right, Kung Lao first appeared back in Mortal Kombat II. Since his introduction, he has become one of the most fierce characters ever to compete in Mortal Kombat.

We last saw him in 2011’s Mortal Kombat and his fans will be excited to know that Kung Lao is going to be a part of next year’s Mortal Kombat X. This revelation was made by Finnish magazine Pelaaja. Some scans from the magazine were shared over at testyourmight by a user named Aero Grunt.

He was also kind enough to translate the details from the magazine for us which revealed some tidbits about Kung Lao.

The most notable change about him is his appearance. Don’t worry, his trademark hat is making a comeback as well but he is not as young as he used to be. Which is understandable as the game takes place 25 years after the events of Mortal Kombat 2011.

Kung Lao is now accommodating a grey goatee on his chin and some wrinkles on his face. Although the effects of age can be seen on his body but not on his fighting skill. Like other fighters, Kung Lao will also have three different fighting style variations.

According to Pelaaja magazine:

“The differences between Kung Lao’s Tempest-, Buzz Saw- and Hat Trick -variations happen to be the biggest ones yet. With Tempest Kung Lao uses more spinning attacks and has the ability to set his hat to spin around him as a shield of sorts. In his Buzz Saw variation his hat is sharpened with razor blade edges and allows the player to control his hat throws more. Hat Trick is the most experimental of the three, because you can throw and call back your hat at any point you want.”

The magazine also revealed that MKX will feature an update system similar to Injustice: Gods Among Us, to help deal with bugs and issues. You can read more here.

Kung Lao’s inclusion is certainly exciting and we are eager to know more about him.

Mortal Kombat X is going to release this year in April on all major platforms. For more on Mortal Kombat X, stay-tuned to SegmentNext.