Some Mortal Kombat Updates


Listed for an April 2011 release, Mortal Kombat looks like its gunning for Fighting Game of the Year honors (Take that Marvel vs Capcom 3 fans :lol: ). Within the past few weeks, characters have been revealed, as well as gameplay features. I’m sure you all have heard that Kratos will be part of the game, and how the whole crew will bring it back to its MK roots by incorporating the Klassik elements we’ve all loved. Things such as old costumes, arenas, signature moves… everything to induce nostalgia.

Here are some updates and videos:

Full character list:

Row 1: Scorpion, Liu Kang, Kung Lao, Sub-Zero
Row 2: Sindel, Ermac, Reptile, Kitana
Row 3: Johnny Cage, Jade, Mileena, Nightwolf
Row 4: Cyrax, Noob Saibot, Smoke, Sektor
Row 5: Sonya, Jax, Kano, Stryker
Row 6: Shang Tsung, Baraka, Kabal, Raiden
Row 7: Extras/DLC – Sheeva, Quan Chi – Extras/DLC

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Feature showcase:
The video starts off with some Signature moves, killer combos, and how the actual gameplay is. Then, it shows the tag-team feature, which I think is pretty neat. It starts to become more interesting when they show the mini games, like the “Test your…” series. The Kyrpt also returns, where you get to purchase stuff with your points. The video continues by showing more features like Kratos, the X-Ray moves, and of course, what’s a Mortal Kombat game without: Fatalities.



Returning Backgrounds/Stages from the classic MKs:
Check out the newly re-designed stages from your favorite classic Mortal Kombat games. I think the Pit 2 has got to be my most favorite of all.



Boon and Asmussen Interview:
Ed Boon (creator of Mortal Kombat) sits down with Stig Asmussen (director of God of War 3) to talk about how Kratos was inspired by Mortal Kombat and how he perfectly fits the game.



Tag Team Throwdown:
Cyrax and Sektor take on Scorpion and Sub-Zero for this beautiful gameplay video of the tag-team feature.



Kratos Gameplay trailer:
Kratos, from the God of War series, crosses over to this game. The video shows some of his familiar moves and weapons. I can’t wait to see what he has in store for the Fatality department.


Preorder from/ and get this:

  • Kollector’s/Tournament Edition: Ermac
  • MK BluRay movie(s): UMK3 Jade (PS3 only)
  • Gamestop: MK1 Scorpion
  • Best Buy: MK1 Sub-Zero
  • Amazon: MK1 Reptile
  • Wal-Mart: UMK3 Mileena
  • Toys R Us: UMK3 Kitana

Sources: Gamespot, GameTrailers, Kotaku


Written by: Marc Macayan - News Contributor


  1. #1 by pedro on March 29th, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    Nice work putting all those together.

    Just one note though, that “character roster” is, apparently, fake. That’s just what I read over at IGN anyway.

    I can’t say for sure (because I haven’t played the demo), but people over there said that screen didn’t look anything like the the one on it. That’s just what I read though, can’t confirm any of this. (Which would mean the roster could be something else entirely)

    However I can’t confirm it, I have my suspicions. Both “robot sub-zero” and Quan Chi look extremely odd/deformed and I don’t really think that’s the level of product they’ll be selling.

    I’ll expect awesome designed models, not an odd drawing, for a game this big with such high standards and ambitions.

  2. #2 by Jay on March 29th, 2011 [ 83111 Points ]

    I like how the impacts against Sektor and Cyrax seem to have a lot of weight, and the sound effects with that add to it as well. Game is looking awesome.

    EDIT:
    Also, I think the character select screen might be real, since all other versions where there’s characters hidden, it looks exactly the same. Only difference is that this one is extremely washed up

  3. #3 by Marc Macayan on March 29th, 2011 [ 3516 Points ]

    I have passed by a site which posted every “VS photo” of the roster and it looks like Quan Chi should really look that way.

    http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk16/alex214texas/24935_BD_quanchi_color_122_36lo.jpg
    Quan Chi

    http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk16/alex214texas/24433_BD_cyberzero_color_122_375lo.jpg
    Cyber Sub-Zero

  4. #4 by Jonaskin on March 29th, 2011

    The Demo is awesome, I haven’t played any MK games since Deadly Alliance (and even that I didn’t spend a hell of a long time with) as opposed to MK3 which was an absolute obsession for me in my early teens when it first came out. I loved the first two MK games as well but MK3 just had it all. This completely reminded me why I loved the MK games to begin with.

  5. #5 by Royalty32 on March 29th, 2011

    After playing the demo im sad to say that im gonna pass on MK. With fighting games like SSF4 and MvC3 hell in SSSf4 3D edition(which is awsome) its hard to go back to a slow paced fighting game. Im highly disappointed with Mr. Ed Boon for not making the characters able to run like in the old games. It sadens me to say this but Mk is starting to become like the sonic franchise every time they release a new game. I really hope im wrong but the demo do this game any justice. Dare I say it……………………………………..R.I.P Mortal Kombat :(

  6. #6 by pedro on March 29th, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    Royalty32: After playing the demo im sad to say that im gonna pass on MK. With fighting games like SSF4 and MvC3 hell in SSSf4 3D edition(which is awsome) its hard to go back to a slow paced fighting game. Im highly disappointed with Mr. Ed Boon for not making the characters able to run like in the old games. It sadens me to say this but Mk is starting to become like the sonic franchise every time they release a new game. I really hope im wrong but the demo do this game any justice. Dare I say it……………………………………..R.I.P Mortal Kombat :(   

    So, if you’ve played the Demo could you tell us: is that what the character roster looks like or not?

    I’ll say I’m terribly disappointed if that’s really it.

    By the way, I don’t mind slower paced combat at all, if it were up to me, we wouldn’t have “crazy 100 things going on at the same time” kind of fighting game at all.

  7. #7 by Royalty32 on March 29th, 2011

    The demo only has four playable characters so i dnt know what the entire list looks like either. To me i think its a pretty good list. Everyone complains about how MK needed to go back to its roots, they did that and ppl still complain. smh

  8. #8 by pedro on March 29th, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    Royalty32: The demo only has four playable characters so i dnt know what the entire list looks like either. To me i think its a pretty good list. Everyone complains about how MK needed to go back to its roots, they did that and ppl still complain. smh  

    And what about the character selection screen, does it look anything like that?

    Characters are really ugly drawings?

  9. #9 by Jonaskin on March 29th, 2011

    Same as the Sonic series, people say it needs to go back to the roots and when it does people complain.

    I think it’s going to be a great game.

  10. #10 by Marc Macayan on March 29th, 2011 [ 3516 Points ]

    Jonaskin:

    Same as the Sonic series, people say it needs to go back to the roots and when it does people complain.

    I think it’s going to be a great game.  

    This.

  11. #11 by Jay on March 29th, 2011 [ 83111 Points ]

    pedro:
    And what about the character selection screen, does it look anything like that?Characters are really ugly drawings?  

  12. #12 by Jcmdaddy on March 29th, 2011 [ 63362 Points ]

    Well I’m fine with the roster, all my main characters are there, minus Kenshi, I believe it was, blind fighter ftw. Though I’ll do fine with my others =3, looking forward to this one!

  13. #13 by pedro on March 29th, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    I can’t believe they would make something that looks THAT bad.

    This is sad.

  14. #14 by pedro on March 29th, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    Jcmdaddy: Well I’m fine with the roster, all my main characters are there, minus Kenshi, I believe it was, blind fighter ftw. Though I’ll do fine with my others =3, looking forward to this one!  

    Kenshi is confirmed as the first DLC available.

  15. #15 by Jay on March 29th, 2011 [ 83111 Points ]

    lol, it’s old school. MK always used images like that in their games for character selection

    EDIT:
    Well, pre-match vs screens anyway

  16. #16 by Jason on March 29th, 2011 [ 25926 Points ]

    The demo was awful. I canceled right after playing it. Truly sad.

  17. #17 by Marc Macayan on March 29th, 2011 [ 3516 Points ]

    I don’t really see what is THAT bad about the drawings. If its bad, its at least at a tolerable bad level, and plus you don’t pay for the pre-game screens, so why be sad over it if the main graphics and gameplay is amazing?

  18. #18 by Jcmdaddy on March 29th, 2011 [ 63362 Points ]

    Jason: The demo was awful. I canceled right after playing it. Truly sad.  ^

    Sorry you’re dissapointed in it. I do kinda miss the three fighting stances from Deadly Alliance, Deception, and Armageddon (even though that was only 2). But I really enjoyed the demo. Guess not everyone will be pleased I suppose. But hey! It’s the differences in taste that makes us gamers!

  19. #19 by Jonaskin on March 29th, 2011

    Sub Zero certainly doesn’t look like he does in that pic of the fightter select screen based on what I’ve seen and played in the demo…I’m pretty certain that’s a mockup.

  20. #20 by Jonaskin on March 29th, 2011

    Actually scratch that comment, I just enlarged it and can see the image of him in the top row and that’s exactly how it appears in the demo.

  21. #21 by Luke on March 29th, 2011 [ 27382 Points ]

    I didn’t think the demo was bad at all, is MK my most favorite game no, but I thought it was well put together.

  22. #22 by anonymous on March 29th, 2011

    one question…where the **** is kratos? :/

  23. #23 by Jcmdaddy on March 29th, 2011 [ 63362 Points ]

    anonymous: one question…where the **** is kratos? :/  

    From what I understand Kratos is purchased from the Krypt. At least that’s what the video for him made it seem like.

  24. #24 by Markus on March 29th, 2011 [ 4322 Points ]

    Excellent post, tyvm for compiling this info!

    I can’t wait for this to be released :D

  25. #25 by Markus on March 29th, 2011 [ 4322 Points ]

    I’m so confused… Where do I pre order from? *sigh*

  26. #26 by Marc Macayan on March 29th, 2011 [ 3516 Points ]

    anonymous: one question…where the **** is kratos? :/  

    I thinks he’s gonna be in the Extras/DLC slot

  27. #27 by Marc Macayan on March 29th, 2011 [ 3516 Points ]

    Markus: I’m so confused… Where do I pre order from? *sigh*  

    I’ve read that they’re gonna be available soon via DLC.


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