With just a week left until the game comes out, Warner Bros. Interactive have released the launch trailer for Mortal Kombat X as part of a final sprint for pre-release hype.
The trailer is part of a multi-video collaboration with the metal band System of a Down, and is directed by the band's bassist, Shavo Odadjian. The trailer is just over two minutes long, showing a montage of in-game footage matched up with a shortened version of System's song Chop Suey!.
"I felt more like I was editing a movie," Odadjian explained in a behind-the-scenes video for the launch trailer. "I kind of forgot that it was a videogame during the edit. Fans of the game are going to love this." He also explained where the song title Chop Suey! came from: "Our label didn't want a song on our album called Suicide, so we chopped 'suicide' in half and got Chop Suey!"
Chop Suey! was also used in a live-action TV spot for the game, which came out towards the end of last month. A subsequent fan edit replaced the music with Techno Syndrome (Mortal Kombat) by The Immortals, a track that has become casually known as "the Mortal Kombat theme song."
Here's the original TV spot:
And here's the fan edit:
Mortal Kombat X comes out on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on April 14. It's also coming to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 at a later date.