See Atomhawk’s Mortal Kombat X concepts

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Atomhawk has just posted some great images from its work on the franchise-reviving Mortal Kombat X on its website – which, in other news, has received its own redesign.

Five artists spent over a year working with game developer NetherRealm Studios to create concept art for the interactable ‘fight line’ environments and scenes like Raiden’s Sky Temple and Rains Cove.

The team also created a spectrum of special new characters, including Erron Black, Dark Raiden and Ninja Mime.

According to founder Ron Ashtiani, the goal was to create a “more believable universe” than Mortal Kombat 9, helping NetherRealm take the fighting games franchise in a grittier direction.

See Atomhawk’s concept art for Mortal Kombat X on the studio’s website

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Jim Thacker is a contributing editor for ArtStation Magazine.