After looking around for platform details that were not there prior to publication, we now have a press release confirming that optimism is, indeed, a fool's state of mind. A press release from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and NetherRealm Studios has confirmed PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC as platforms for Mortal Kombat X, which is due in 2015.
After plenty of teases and a hastily deleted Amazon listing, NetherRealm Studios has now confirmed Mortal Kombat X, the latest entry in the uber-violent fighting series. It's being suitably sketchy on platforms, however, so let's tentatively hope that it'll come to Wii U.
There is precedent, as the Wii U received an admittedly under-featured port of Injustice: Gods Among Us, though the Kombat series has skipped Nintendo hardware since Mortal Kombat: Armageddon on Wii, a title also on the previous-gen PS2. Quite where the Wii U stands with the developer on this project is unknown, then, and the only notable description to date is on the teaser trailer:
Fueled by next-gen technology, Mortal Kombat X combines unparalleled, cinematic presentation with dynamic gameplay to create an unprecedented Kombat experience.
Reference to 'next-gen technology' is silly as all systems are now current gen, but that aside this suggests PS4, Xbox One and PC. Whether a potentially growing Wii U userbase and studio familiarity with the Nintendo hardware will help its cause is unclear — the quickly-removed Amazon listing did also include Xbox 360 and PS3 versions, but no Wii U.
We'll remain optimistic until our hopes are crushed. You can check out the trailer below.