Fans hoping to get an early taste of Mortal Kombat X with an early playable demo available to the general public are unfortunately out of luck. When responding to a fan question regarding the arrival date for a Mortal Kombat X demo on Twitter, franchise co-creator and NetherRealm Studios creative director Ed Boon bluntly answered, “There is no demo,” (see below).
In other words, a playable Mortal Kombat X demo will not be available to the general public before the game launches in April, in a little under two months. Boon’s statement is slightly misleading because there have in fact been playable demos for the game. The game was on display for attendees to play at the 2014 GameStop Expo and last December at the inaugural 2014 PlayStation Experience. So fans and the gaming public have gotten the chance to play a demo of the game early, but those demos were only available at conventions and fan events; not the general public.
The 2011 Mortal Kombat reboot, aka Mortal Kombat 9, did receive an early demo release in March 2011, but it was only available for PlayStation Plus subscribers for the PlayStation 3 via the PlayStation Network. So with the demo for the last game, not to mention the game being displayed and playable at convention, it was easy for fans to assume that a Mortal Kombat X demo might be on the horizon. However, it seems all the Kombat fanatics eager to try the next installment of the Mortal Kombat saga will have to wait a while longer to unleash some gory and juicy new Fatalities.
Mortal Kombat X drops on April 14. The game will be available for PlayStation 4, Playstation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Windows PC.