Well, this author's just been transported back to 2001, when baggie jeans and Linkin Park were considered cool. Fortunately, we all know better than to walk around with painted nails and eyeliner these days – but if any game was going to plot a return to the nu-metal days of the early noughties, we'd put money on it being Mortal Kombat X.

Before you all start jumping down our throats like a ninja performing a fatality, though, let us just stress that we think that this commercial is perfect for NetherRealm's latest release. It essentially extends a school playground fight scenario to an American city's streets, and it's surprisingly high budget.

This game is going to sell seriously well, isn't it?

[via youtube.com, gematsu.com]