How Do You Pronounce Mortal Kombat X?

By Ishaan . June 3, 2014 . 4:45pm

Yesterday, Warner Bros. announced Mortal Kombat X, in development for PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. But how do you pronounce the game’s title? Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon set things straight on Twitter.



Mortal Kombat X is scheduled for release in 2015.

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  • Sakurazaki

    “[Mortal Kombat] Zeeeeeeeeeeeeeex”

    • Mortal Kombat ZEXAL.

      (In Japan, the X is silent.)

      • NTaiyokun

        Unless you’re Megaman X. The protag’s gotta have a pronounceable name you know.

  • Snorlaxation

    Mortal Kombat “key” would’ve been my first guess.

    • It’s written as “Chi”, though. Never forget why Japan turned Chi into Ki.

      • darke

        Because “Genchi” sounds dumb?

        • Snorlaxation


        • To you, kupo!

  • Tsuibana

    Meh, I still like ten better. This does remind me of the Final Fantasy, “Do you pronounce it as ex or ten?” debate though :P

    • flameraver64

      I find Final Fantasy kinda weird. I call it X like the letter, but then say 11, 12, and 13, but I call XIV by the letters.

      • Tsuibana

        Yeah, I noticed I say the ones I’ve played as numbers, and the rest as letters.

        • Zero_Destiny

          I always found myself calling FFX as “ten” but FFX-2 as “ex-2.” Honestly I guess b/c it felt silly calling something “ten-two” >____< Like a Truck Driver. lol

          Though I found myself calling all the XIII games as "13." Guess it didn't feel as strange the second and third time Square did it.

          • Tsuibana

            Like a truck driver… XD

          • fool

            Man would anyone really say “ex ai ai ai two”
            or even “ex triple ai two”

  • It’s obviously for the horny ones.

  • Atmey

    Reminds me of yugioh xyz, Exceed sounded better.

  • epy

    I’m gonna pronounce it “10” because Mortal Kombat “Ex” is tacky as hell.


    Hey, GG Xrd is Guilty Gear ‘Sird’ or something similar so…

    • Thatguy


      I think there is a hidden message…

      • Zutanito

        Half-Life 3 confirmed!

    • Solomon_Kano


  • fool

    Mortal KombaX

  • Franggio Hogland

    Your all wrong it’s

    New BL game Mortal x Combat: Scorpion and Sub-zero wonderful Life

    • PreyMantis

      Love it.

  • Tonton Ramos

    I’m going to pronounce it as MK X to feel more extreme in it. I will call MK10 when Mario Kart 10 arrives…

  • HellMuT

    Was this really that important to know?

    • darke

      It was tweeted! Clearly it must be vitally important information if it’s sent via tweet!

    • Maria Francisca Mena

      yes, I didn’t know how to talk about this game with my brother. I just say “Mortal Kombat EX/Ten?/the new one”. Vital importance

    • ER_Mac3

      It can mean a change in the direction of the story, so since he said, it’s probably relevant… Let’s just hope this means something good! LOL

  • FivePointedTheStar

    Oh dear… not this Ex/Cross/Ten business again.

    • Jeffrey Thrash

      I know. I still accidentally call Final Fantasy X “Final Fantasy Ex.”

  • Chow

    As a PlayStation user, I will default to calling it Mortal Kombat Xross/Cross.

    …or so Sony would apparently want us to call it, lol.

  • Mnstrzero00

    Okay, it’s clearly 10. I don’t care what the creator says. They also mispelled combat.

    • otakumike

      FU creators, this is MURICA!

    • Namuro

      Oh, you.

    • Benjamin Tyler

      Someone give this man a round of applause.

  • -Misaki-

    Cross might mean something, and 10 is because it’s the 10th in the series, it feels like they picked the least one that makes sense… Unless they mean Extreme or Expert and did wordplay and made it EX.

  • Funny. I’ve been saying it as Ex the whole time because that’s what it looks like to me. Not Ten.

    • Shady Shariest

      Roman numbers & continuity ;3

      • I know it’s the Roman number for 10. There are a few games that have used it and I read them as Ten (a few Square Enix games come to mind), but for some reason, I’ve just been reading and saying this one as Ex.

        • Shady Shariest

          I get that feeling, too… Might be something that has stuck with the series from it’s “Bad-Boy” days.
          It’s “Extreme” as a game & series :3

  • Mortal Kombat X-Factor: You better sing well or a fatality’s comin…

  • leingod

    Morutaru Komubatto Ekkusu …. desu.

  • Paul Rodriguez

    I’m just going to keep saying 10. “EX” sounds meh. Also the dragon and MK logo is boring. Way too plain for my taste but it’s fine as I will be playing the game and not the logo.

  • leadintea

    Well isn’t this some kinda pretentious…

    • GuyAlpha

      Yeah, this really isn’t all that important. Even Boon doesn’t care much.

  • Zonic505

    Mortal Kombat Xtreme………….

    ………..Beach Volleyball?

    • MrTyrant

      YES! Millena would look even sexier….ha!

    • Mortal Kombat vs DOA confirmed!!!

  • Go2hell66

    Mortal Kombat Cross?

  • Luke

    I thought they were about to pull a Kingdom Hearts and have it be a greek letter pronounced “chi”

  • Shippoyasha

    Mortal Kombat Xrd

  • Shadowman

    Since there 9 I guess this is 10

  • lozffvii

    *Before Reading Article*
    Well, if it’s not ‘X’ (‘ten’), then it’s probably just ‘X’ (‘Ecks’, the dumb option), ‘X’ (‘Cross’, the weird option) or ‘X’ (‘Chi’, the ‘I went to University’ option).
    *After Reading Article*
    Well, I never expected anything intelligent to come from the creators of Mortal Kombat.

  • Eder García

    koming soon Mortal Kombat X and Mortal Kombat Y for 3DS, developed by GAME FREAK

  • Yan Zhao

    Obviously they referencing MEGAMAN X whom will be a guest character, ripping spines out of them living Mavericks~

    • Göran Isacson

      Combined with guest appearances from all the Pokemon from Pokemon X.

  • fairysun

    This is not X, in my language it’s called ‘Hope’
    Oh wait, is it different letter? :P

  • ER_Mac3

    This can change the reading and also the meaning of the game… Or not. Ed Boon said the story is a mix between a sequel for MK2011 and a brand new thing (which is a LOT confuse, and makes me really anxious to know more!).

    We’ll see what it’s all about at E3, he said a bit of the story will be revealed there, so at least we’ll have a direction LOL

  • Astrotrain

    Mortal Kombat Equis.

  • Naruto

    I thought it was going to be Mortal Kombat Chi.

  • Spider-Man

    It’s not an X. On my world it means hope.

  • Brimfyre

    Xtreme! I hope it comes with a foil embossed cover drawn by Rob Liefield!

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