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Hector Sanchez Has Left Netherrealm Studios
by Gambid on Feb 2, 2014 :: 4 Comments

Producer Hector Sanchez announced back in November that he is leaving Netherrealm Studios. Hector Sanchez has worked at Netherrealm for several years and was part of the development process of Mortal Kombat Unchained, Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, Mortal Kombat VS DC Universe, Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) and Injustice: Gods Among Us:


After many years, today is my last day here @MK_NetherRealm as I move on to another adventure. It's been an absolutely AMAZING experience.


We wish Hector all the best and thank him for his work and devotion to the franchise. He is the second familiar face to leave the series, after Mortal Kombat: Legacy director Kevin Tancharoen left the Mortal Kombat Movie Reboot in November.

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Final Balance Patch Mortal Kombat 9 Petition
by Gambid on Jul 21, 2013 :: 2 Comments

Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) has done really well at EVO 2013 and with the PC version of the game just recently released, we can say, that the latest installment of the franchise is once again right there, where it belongs, in the spotlight. Now fans have gathered to issue a petition to Netherrealm Studios, in an attempt to make them extend their support of the game through patches and balance updates:

We the people of the Mortal Kombat Community, the Fighting Game Community, and casual gamers around the world want Netherrealm Studios to continue to support Mortal Kombat (9) 2011. This continued support that we demand will be exercised by Netherrealm Studios through final balance patching and/or title updating the Mortal Kombat (9) 2011 game.

Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) Komplete Edition Petition


It is understood, that by us signing this petition, we are making our voices/statements heard by Netherrealm Studios - that we want the following for Mortal Kombat (9) 2011 to be changed, fixed, addressed, and etc...


Click here to read the entire petition and to sign it.

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Crazy DJT 88, The Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion of EVO 2013
by Gambid on Jul 13, 2013 :: 0 Comments

The Mortal Kombat 9 EVO 2013 tournament has ended and Crazy DJT 88 is this years' Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion, besting among others two times EVO Champion Perfect Legend who took the 5th place:

Mortal Kombat 9 EVO 2013 Champion Crazy DJT 88


Did you miss the tournament, we have embedded the recorded live stream below:



Results:
1. Crazy DJT 88 (Cyrax)
2. VxG.EMP|REO (Kabal)
3. My God 88 (Sonya Blade, Liu Kang)
4. Forever King 88 (Kung Lao)
5. Fnatic|Perfect Legend (Kung Lao)
5. GGA|16 Bit (Kitana)
7. RDK.CORN|Detroit Balln (Kabal)
7. Wound Cowboy 88 (Shang Tsung)

EVO 2013 Has Begun: Mortal Kombat and Injustice Streams
by Gambid on Jul 12, 2013 :: 0 Comments

Hey guys, the biggest fighting game tournament in the world has begun, EVO 2013. Below you can find the schedules for Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) and Injustice: Gods Among Us:

Mortal Kombat 9
Friday: 8AM PST - 4PM PST: Pools
Friday: 4PM PST - 6PM PST: Semi-finals
Friday: 6PM PST - 8PM PST: Finals

Injustice: Gods Among Us
Saturday: 8AM PST - 4PM PST: Pools
Saturday: 4PM PST - 6PM PST: Quarter-finals
Saturday: 6PM PST - 8PM PST: Semi-Finals
Sunday: 2PM PST - 4PM PST: Injustice Presentation + Finals


Mortal Kombat 9 and Injustice: Gods Among Us at EVO 2013


We wish all Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) and Injustice: Gods Among Us players the best of luck.

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The Road to EVO - Chapter 3 and Chapter 4
by Gambid on Jul 11, 2013 :: 0 Comments

Netherrealm Studios has released the third (The Competition Heats Up) and fourth (The Final Fatality) chapter of their The Road to EVO YouTube series. These chapters come just in time to get you all excited about EVO 2013 (July 12-July 14):



Mortal Kombat 9 for PC Windows




Mortal Kombat 9 will be part of EVO for the third time since its release back in 2011.

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Mortal Kombat 9 Komplete Edition - PC Trailer
by Gambid on Jul 7, 2013 :: 0 Comments

Netherrealm Studios has released an official trailer for the PC version of Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) Komplete Edition:



Are you looking for comprehensive information about the game, take a look here:

- Moves and Finishers Guide
- Kodes and Secrets
- Story Mode Videos
- A lot more Information and Multimedia

Mortal Kombat 9 Komplete Edition PC Trailer


Click here here to learn everything about Mortal Kombat (2011), including the official system requirements.

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Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition Now Available for PC
by Gambid on Jul 4, 2013 :: 9 Comments

Today, all PC gamers have a reason to celebrate. More than 15 years have passed, since a new Mortal Kombat game has been released for the PC. And most of the PC fans have given up hope. All of this changes today, with the release of Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) Komplete Edition for PC Windows.

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The game is already available on Steam and can be purchased digitally for $29.99. But before you decide to buy the game, please consider the System Requirements:

Minimum Requirements
- OS: (32-bit) Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
- CPU: Intel Core Duo, 2.4 GHz / AMD Athlon X2, 2.8 GHz
- Memory: 2 GB
- Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS / AMD Radeon 3850
- DirectX: DX 10
- Windows XP and DirectX® 9.0c and below not supported

Recommended Requirements
- OS: (64-bit) Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
- CPU: Intel Core i5 750, 2.67 GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 965, 3.4 GHz
- Memory: 4 GB
- Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 / AMD Radeon HD 6950
- DirectX: DX 11


If you are looking to buy the game or to pre-order the retail version, that will be released on August 2nd in Europe and August 6th in the US, you can do it here:



In case you already have the game, you might be interested in some more information about it. And we have it all:

- Moves and Finishers Guide
- Kodes and Secrets
- Story Mode Videos
- A lot more Information and Multimedia

And last but not least, we would love to hear back from you. Tell us what you think about the PC port of Mortal Kombat (2011).

Click here here to learn everything about Mortal Kombat (2011), including the official system requirements.

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The Road to EVO - Chapter 2: Viva Las Vegas
by Gambid on Jul 4, 2013 :: 0 Comments

Netherrealm Studios has just uploaded the second chapter of their The Road to EVO YouTube series. In this chapter you will see a lot of familiar faces from the Mortal Kombat competitive scene and a lot of footage from EVO 2012:



Did you miss chapter 1. You can watch it here:



Mortal Kombat 9 will be part of EVO for the third time since its release back in 2011.

Mortal Kombat 9 for PC Windows


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Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition PC Available for Pre-Order
by Gambid on Jun 29, 2013 :: 5 Comments

The release of the PC version of Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) Komplete Edition is only a few days away, as the game will be available for digital distribution on July 3rd.

Mortal Kombat 9 Komplete Edition PC Box Shot Mortal Kombat 9 Komplete Edition PC Box Shot


With the release nearing, Amazon is offering both the digital and the retail version for pre-order for $29.99:



The game will be available digitally on July 3rd and will hit store shelves on August 2nd in Europe and August 6th in the US.

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System Requirements for Mortal Kombat 9 Komplete Edition PC
by Gambid on Jun 19, 2013 :: 8 Comments

According to online games retailer Greenman Gaming the PC version of Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) Komplete Edition has the following system requirements:

Minimum Requirements
- OS: (32-bit) Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
- CPU: Intel Core Duo, 2.4 GHz / AMD Athlon X2, 2.8 GHz
- Memory: 2 GB
- Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS / AMD Radeon 3850
- DirectX: DX 10
- Windows XP and DirectX® 9.0c and below not supported

Recommended Requirements
- OS: (64-bit) Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
- CPU: Intel Core i5 750, 2.67 GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 965, 3.4 GHz
- Memory: 4 GB
- Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 / AMD Radeon HD 6950
- DirectX: DX 11


Mortal Kombat 9 for PC Windows


The game will be available digitally on July 3rd and will hit store shelves on August 2nd in Europe and August 6th in the US.

Greenman Gaming is currently taking pre-orders and has listed the game at €29.99.

The PC version of Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) Komplete Edition is being developed by High Voltage Software and will have all features of the console game:

Click here here to learn everything about Mortal Kombat (2011).

Mortal Kombat 9 & Injustice: Gods Among Us Part of EVO 2013
by Gambid on Jun 3, 2013 :: 4 Comments

The official lineup for EVO 2013 Tournament has been announced. The tournament will take place July 12–14 at Paris Las Vegas hotel and casino. 9 would be the main titles for the event, including:

- Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
- Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition (Version 2012)
- Tekken Tag Tournament 2
- Mortal Kombat
- Street Fighter X Tekken (Version 2013)
- The King of Fighters XIII
- Persona 4 Arena
- Super Smash Bros. Melee
- Injustice: Gods Among Us


Mortal Kombat 9 and Injustice: Gods Among Us at EVO 2013


This is the third time Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) is going to be a part of the EVO Championship Series. In 2011 and 2012 Perfect Legend was the supreme champion.

For Injustice: Gods Among Us this is the very first appearance on the EVO tournament.

With both games present at the event, all of us are going to have a lot of things to look forward to this summer.

Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) Komplete Edition Komes To PC
by Gambid on May 22, 2013 :: 14 Comments

Netherrealm Studios has officially announced that Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) Komplete Edition will be coming to PC Windows on July 3rd. On this date the game will appear for digital distribution via Steam. On August 2nd the game will appear on the store shelves in Europe and 4 days later, on August 6th in the US. The PC version of Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) Komplete Edition is being developed by High Voltage Software and will have all features of the console game:

Mortal Kombat 9 for PC Windows


Burbank, Calif. – May 22, 2013 – Experience the legendary adrenaline pumping action as Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announces Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition for PC. Windows PC players can now face-off with Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition, named the Fighting Game of the Year by Spike TV at the 2011 Video Game Awards.

Players enter the realm to face the Kombatants in Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition for PC, delivering all of the downloadable content (DLC), including intrepid warriors Skarlet, Kenshi and Rain, as well as the notorious dream stalker Freddy Krueger. Additionally, the game offers 15 Klassic Mortal Kombat Skins and three Klassic Fatalities (Scorpion, Sub-Zero and Reptile).

Originally developed by NetherRealm Studios, led by Mortal Kombat co-creator and creative director Ed Boon and adapted for PC by High Voltage Software, the game will be available for digital distribution on July 3, while the physical edition will release on August 6 for Windows PC.

Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition for PC features dynamic gameplay including Tag Team, Challenge Tower and a full feature length story mode. Players choose from an extensive lineup of the game’s iconic warriors and challenge their friends in traditional 1 vs. 1 matches, or gamers can spectate battles and interact directly with Kombatants online during the King of the Hill mode. The game supports the Mortal Kombat Tournament Edition Fight Stick and delivers full controller capability. Players will also be able to access achievements and leaderboard stats.


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Thanks to ded for the heads up on this story.

Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition Now Available in Australia
by Gambid on May 1, 2013 :: 0 Comments

The very very long wait is over. As of today, Mortal Kombat (2011) Komplete Edition is available in Australia. With this, the Mortal Kombat franchise has managed to once again reshape the world of gaming. The game was initially refused classification by the Australian Classification Board due to the absence of an R18+ rating in the system, resulting in a ban for the title. A world wide reaction from the fans led to the introduction of the R18+ rating for video games, which allowed the title to finally appear on store shelves:

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Are you just getting your hands on a copy of the game? You may then find the following guides very helpful:

- Special Moves and Finishers Guide
- Kodes and Secrets

Visit our Mortal Kombat (2011) section for a lot more information and media.

Is Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) Komming Out On PC (Windows)???
by Gambid on Apr 12, 2013 :: 16 Comments

A couple of weeks ago Amazon (UK) listed a PC Windows version of Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) for pre-order. Back then, we ignored the information as it looked more as a mistake than anything else. As expected the listing was removed several days later.

And nothing happened until it was discovered that Steam updated its Database with entries for all achievements present in Mortal Kombat 9 (2011). For those of you who are unfamiliar, Steam is a gaming service for PC users ran by Valve.

Mortal Kombat 9 for PC Windows


Ignoring what's happening around us isn't really something we do. So here are we wondering. Are Warner Bros. and Netherrealm Studios quietly preparing to launch a PC version of Mortal Kombat 9 (2011). If that is indeed the case, then information will probably be announced at some point after the release of Injustice: Gods Among Us' as I believe they will not want to steal focus from the game. With Netherrealm Studios focusing currently on Injustice: Gods Among Us', some might argue that there is no one to port the game. However porting might have been given to a third party developer, as was the case with Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection.

Only time will tell us. So consider this news a summary of the current information and please, not like an official announcement and tell us what you think.

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Thanks to Humberto Neyra for the heads up on this story.

Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition Arrives in Australia on May 1
by Gambid on Apr 12, 2013 :: 2 Comments

Warner Bros. has officially announced that Mortal Kombat (2011) Komplete Edition will be released in Australia on May 1st, 2013. The game was initially refused classification by the Australian Classification Board resulting in it being banned in the country. The game was resubmitted for classification after an R18+ rating for video games was introduced in 2012:

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Australian Mortal Kombat fans can finally rejoice! Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition will be available at Australian retailers on 1st May, 2013, priced at $39.95. The Australian Classification Board has classified the title R18+

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Mortal Kombat (2011) Story Mode Chapter 11 - Kung Lao
by Gambid on Feb 27, 2013 :: 0 Comments

Chapter 11 of Mortal Kombat (2011) Story Mode is now available for streaming and downloading:



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Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition Awarded R18+ In Australia
by Gambid on Feb 17, 2013 :: 5 Comments

IGN has reported that Mortal Kombat 2011: Komplete Edition has received a R18+ Rating in Australia, which means that game is no longer banned and can appear on store shelves. Information on release date is currently not available. From the article:

After being refused classification upon its initial submission in early 2011, and again upon a subsequent appeal from publisher Warner Games, it seems a third time's the charm for the most recent Mortal Kombat game. According to listings on the Australian Classification Board's website, Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition has been rated R18+ and will finally see a release in Australia for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

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Mortal Kombat (2011) Story Mode Chapter 10 - Jade
by Gambid on Jan 28, 2013 :: 0 Comments

Chapter 10 of Mortal Kombat (2011) Story Mode is now available for streaming and downloading:



Check back soon for the next chapter.

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Mortal Kombat (2011) Story Mode Chapter 9 - Kitana
by Gambid on Jan 23, 2013 :: 0 Comments

Just like we promised yesterday, chapter 9 of Mortal Kombat (2011) Story Mode is now available for streaming and downloading:



Check back soon for the next chapter.

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Mortal Kombat (2011) Story Mode Chapter 8 - Sub-Zero
by Gambid on Jan 22, 2013 :: 0 Comments

The 8th Chapter of Mortal Kombat (2011) Story Mode is now available for streaming and downloading:



A new chapter will be released tomorrow, so be sure to stop by.

Click here here to watch and download all available Chapters.

Skarlet Statue From Syco Collectibles
by Gambid on Jan 19, 2013 :: 0 Comments

Syco Collectibles has sent us images from the upcoming Skarlet statue, now in a more finished state. Keep however in mind that this is still not the final version of the statues and changes are possible:

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These are only three of the 13 images we have for you. Visit our gigantic image galleries on Facebook or Google+ for the rest.

"Syco Collectibles are proud to bring you Skarlet. An expert tracker, she preys on those deemed enemies of the empire. During kombat, Skarlet gains strength from her opponent's blood, absorbing it through her skin. Shao Kahn has a new mission for this formidable kombatant: discover Quan Chi's true intentions and kill him if he plots betrayal of the emperor."

"Made from cold cast polystone resin this statue features the blood tentacles, which can be positioned in various ways. This beautiful statue stands 11.5'' tall from the bottom of the base to the top of her head. Each Statue is individually painted and finished, each with its own unique quality and detail. Each one comes with a Silver Authenticity Card and full color packaging."


You can pre-order this statue here.

We offer 20% Discount on some of the currently available statues. Click here to visit our special discount page.

Click here to visit Syco Collectibles official website.

Top 10 MK Moments of 2012, MK9 Closer to 4 Million Copies
by Gambid on Jan 16, 2013 :: 0 Comments

Netherrealm Studios has started publishing its top 10 Mortal Kombat moments of 2012. Only 10-6 have been published so far:

#10 MK Legacy Season 2 Announcement with the return of Cary Tagawa as Shang Tsung.
#9 Mortal Kombat (2011) sells over 3 million units!
#8 The continued support of our fan sites and community!
#7 Mortal Kombat on the PS Vita launches
#6 MK at MLG yields the largest payout ever for an MK Tournament

After the publishing of Number 9, Ed Boon tweetet that Mortal Kombat 9 is currently closer to selling 4 millions then it is to 3 millions sold copies, which means that the game has so far sold > 3.5 million copies worldwide.

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Mortal Kombat 9 Confirmed for Evolution 2013
by Gambid on Jan 16, 2013 :: 0 Comments

The tournament scene keeps favoring our beloved Mortal Kombat 9 and the game is scheduled to appear on Evolution 2013. This is the third time since its release back in May 2011 that the game will be appearing on the EVO Tournament and we all couldn't be happier.

Actually we can, ... EVO 2014...

A New Hope for the Australian Mortal Kombat Fans
by Gambid on Jan 15, 2013 :: 0 Comments

When Mortal Kombat 9 was first released back in April 2011, the game was refused classification by the Australian Classification Board, which banned it from store shelves on the continent. Same fate was also shared by the PS Vita version. This provoked a heated discussion, which ultimately resulted in the introduction of the previously absent R18+ rating for video games.

With the core issue resolved, previously banned titles can be resubmitted for classification and according to fellow Mortal Kombat website Kamidogu.com, Warner Bros. is planning to submit Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition for classification.

Let's hope everything goes well and who knows, may be Germany will follow...

Mortal Kombat 9 Free For PlayStation Plus Members in Europe
by Gambid on Dec 20, 2012 :: 1 Comments

It was just announced on the official PlayStation 3 YouTube channel that Mortal Kombat 9 will be available for free for all PlayStation Plus members in January 2013. The game will become part of the Instant Game Collection of the service.

All links posted in the description of the announcement video lead to the European PlayStation 3 website, so we currently assume that the game will only be available for free in Europe. We will update this news in case something changes. Countries in which the game is banned, such as Germany, will probably be excluded from this offer.

Click here to watch the announcement video and check its description for more information.

Cyrax Statue From Syco Collectibles
by Gambid on Oct 29, 2012 :: 0 Comments

Syco Collectibles has sent us images from their latest statue Cyrax, along with additional information about it:

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These are only three of the 20 images that we have for you. We have a gigantic gallery with images on our Facebook and Google+ pages.

"A Motswana warrior of honor, Cyrax found his humanity stolen from him by the tyranny of his own clan, the Lin Kuei! This impressive 18" Premium Format Statue immortalizes the LK-4D4 Cyborg-assassin as he prepares to blast you away. Cyrax will come complete with an additional set of arms creating an alternate pose, removable chest plates that will remain attached to his body by the use of special magnets, and will be decorated with an assortment of LED's that will help bring his character to life. We anticipate the release date for this statue will be around Jan/Feb 2013. Prepare yourself: All safeties have been disabled!"

You can pre-order this statue here.

We offer 20% Discount on some of the currently available statues. Click here to visit our special discount page.

Click here to visit Syco Collectibles official website.

Sub-Zero VS. Scorpion, Sindel & More from Syco Collectibles
by Gambid on Sep 21, 2012 :: 0 Comments

Syco Collectibles has just sent us some images from their latest statues Scorpion VS Sub-Zero and Sindel. From the press release:

"Syco Collectibles are proud to bring you the Mortal Kombat 'Sub-Zero vs Scorpion Premium Format' Fatality Statue! The Lin Kuei Assassin is featured performing his trademark Fatality on his rival and classic nemesis, Scorpion.

Cast in high-quality polystone and hand painted, this outstanding 18'' (from base of foot to top of head) Statue comes on a 1.5'' base and stands an impressive 19.5'' tall.
The statue comes with light up eyes in both Sub Zero's and Scorpion's head.
Also it comes with a switch out hand that holds part of Scorpions costume. Each Statue is individually painted and finished with its own unique quality and detail. Each one comes with a Gold Authenticity Card and full color packaging."

Exclusive base: "Cast in high-quality polystone and hand painted, this outstanding 18'' statue (from base of foot to top of head) comes on a 3.5'' Exclusive Base and stands an impressive 19.5'' tall. This Exclusive version comes with Light up eyes in both Sub Zero's and Scorpion's head. It also features a switch out hand that holds part of Scorpion's costume, it comes complete with a switch out arm that is half covered in ice, and an exclusive base which is 3.5'' tall and has an icy surface covered with frozen crystals emerging from the ground itself!"


Scorpion VS Sub-Zero Statue Sindel Statue


Syco Collectibles are proud to bring you the Queen of the Mortal Kombat world. Beloved by Kingdoms and destined to become a most noble and mighty ruler, Queen Sindel met a tragic end as she sacrificed herself for the protection of Earthrealm. Her suicide created a powerful barrier that prevented Shao Kahn from invading our world. However, with the aid of unspeakable dark sorcery, the Emperor resurrected and enslaved the Queen's body, mind, and soul to obey his poisonous will. Once a hero and defender of peace, Sindel is now a deadly threat to the very existence of the realms.

STANDARD EDITION DESCRIPTION: Made from cold cast polystone resin this beautiful statue stands 15.5'' tall from the bottom of the base to the top of her head. Each Statue is individually painted and finished, each with its own unique quality and detail. Each one comes with a Silver Authenticity Card and full color packaging.

EXCLUSIVE EDITION DESCRIPTION: Made from cold cast polystone resin this Exclusive Version features a pair of switch out arms giving you various poses. This beautiful statue stands 15.5'' tall from the bottom of the base to the top of her head. Each Statue is individually painted and finished, each with its own unique quality and detail. Each one comes with a Silver Authenticity Card and full color packaging.


Take a look at some of the other recently announced statues, including Noob Saibot, Cyrax, Sonya Blade, Scorpion and Reptile mini heads and Johnny Cage:

Noob Saibot Victory Stance Statue Sonya Blade Statue Cyrax Statue Johnny Cage Statue Scorpion and Reptile Mini Heads


We have a gigantic gallery with images of these statues on our Facebook and Google+ pages.

We offer 20% Discount for all currently available statues. Click here to visit our special discount page.

Click here to visit Syco Collectibles official website.

Evolution 2012 - Mortal Kombat (2011) Finals
by Gambid on Jul 8, 2012 :: 0 Comments

And the Supreme Champion of Mortal Kombat is once again Perfect Legend. Congratulations for winning the Evolution tournament two times in a row.

Did you miss the finals, we have embedded the recorded live stream below:

Shao Kahn 1:2 Scale Bust Images + 20% Discount + More
by Gambid on May 23, 2012 :: 0 Comments

Syco Collectibles has just sent us some images of Shao Kahn's 1:2 Scale Bust and it looks great:

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We offer 20% Discount for all currently available statues, including Shao Kahn. Click here to visit our special discount page.

We also have exclusive images of other still in production statues:

Jade Statue Motaro Statue Rain Statue Skarlet Statue Sonya Blade Statue Sub-Zero Fatality on Scorpion Statue


We have a gigantic gallery with images of these statues on our Facebook and Google+ pages.

Click here to visit Syco Collectibles official website.

Mortal Kombat (PSVita) - Tips and Tricks + Challenge #139
by Gambid on May 19, 2012 :: 0 Comments

Netherrealm Studio has released two more videos to help gamers get the most out of the PSVita version of the game:



Mortal Kombat (PSVita) - Challenge #130
by Gambid on May 10, 2012 :: 0 Comments

Netherrealm Studio posted a video on YouTube that shows one of the team members beat Bonus Challenge #130:

Mortal Kombat (PSVita) Bonus Challenge Tower MKast
by Gambid on May 9, 2012 :: 0 Comments

Another new episode (9) of MKast has been released. This new episodes is about the bonus challenge tower of the PSVita version of Mortal Kombat 9:

Click on the image below to watch the video:

Mortal Kombat 9 (PSVita) MKast Released
by Gambid on May 5, 2012 :: 0 Comments

It has been a long time since the last episode of MKast but today Netherrealm Studios surprised the fans by releasing the 8th episode of the 2nd season. This episode takes a closer look at the new features in the PSVita version of Mortal Kombat 9:

Click on the image below to watch the video:

Mortal Kombat 9 (PSVita) Screenshots
by Gambid on May 4, 2012 :: 4 Comments

Netherrealm Studios released 10 Mortal Kombat (PSVita) screenshots:

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Mortal Kombat (2011) Story Mode Chapter 7 - Smoke
by Gambid on May 3, 2012 :: 3 Comments

The 7th Chapter of Mortal Kombat (2011) Story Mode is now available for streaming and downloading:



Click here here to watch and download all available Chapters.

Tremor Returns in the PSVita Version of Mortal Kombat (2011)
by Gambid on May 2, 2012 :: 18 Comments

Quickly after the release of Mortal Kombat 9 for PSVita fans discovered that Tremor is not only present but also playable in several missions of the exclusive challenge tower:





Tremor first appeared in Mortal Kombat: Special Forces as a member of the Black Dragon but was also supposed to be included in Mortal Kombat Trilogy. His bio was falsly published in one of the manuals for the game.

Thanks to MKIceVsFire, fellow Mortal Kombat fan site Test Your Might and tconley205 for the videos.

Mortal Kombat Released For PlayStation Vita (North America)
by Gambid on May 1, 2012 :: 0 Comments

Mortal Kombat 9 has been released for the PSVita today. From the press release:

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and NetherRealm Studios announced today the exclusive release of Mortal Kombat for the PlayStation®Vita handheld system in North America. Making its debut on the new handheld device, the acclaimed fighting franchise delivers lethal action to gamers on-the-go, priced at $39.99.

“Mortal Kombat for PlayStation®Vita allows us to bring the best possible fighting experience to our loyal fans - anytime, anywhere,” said Ed Boon, Creative Director, NetherRealm Studios. “The game runs at a seamless 60 frames per second, and provides unique gameplay modes and features that take advantage of PlayStation®Vita’s exciting new hardware capabilities. Mortal Kombat for PlayStation®Vita is the ultimate portable fighting game and provides hours of fun for mobile gamers.”

Bringing new and exclusive content to the PS Vita system, this edition of Mortal Kombat offers over-the-top fatalities and cringe-worthy X-ray moves. Players will get to test themselves with 150 brand new Challenge Tower missions, including touchscreen Fatalities, Test Your Slice and Test Your Balance. Players can also take the fight to their friends wherever they go with local multiplayer using ad-hoc connectivity or against friends near and far with a Wi-Fi connection.


Several new trailers have been released for the launch of the game and you can find them all by clicking on the image below:



Looking for Special Moves and Codes and Secrets, take a look at our Mortal Kombat 9 section.

Do you plan to buy the game, you can do it from the link below:



Do you already have the game, let us know what you think.

Mortal Kombat (PSVita) - Exclusive Klassic Skins Trailer
by Gambid on Apr 23, 2012 :: 19 Comments

Are you ready for some Mortal Kombat 9 action in an old school outfit? The PSVita version of the game has what you want. Check out this brand new trailer:

Click here to watch or to download the trailer.

Mortal Kombat Vita: Fight Anywhere Live Action Trailer FULL
by Gambid on Apr 21, 2012 :: 5 Comments

A new Fight Anywhere Live Action Trailer for the PSVita version of Mortal Kombat 9 has been released. This time the trailer features both Kitana and Mileena:

Click on the image below to watch the trailer:



Thanks to our site member barrymatharoo for the heads-up on this update.

Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) Discarded Kovers
by Gambid on Apr 20, 2012 :: 4 Comments

Exactly one year has passed since the release of Mortal Kombat 9 for PlayStation 3 and XBox 360. For this anniversary series co-creator Ed Boon released two of the unused kovers for the game:

Mortal Kombat (PSVita) - Fight Anywhere - Mileena Teaser
by Gambid on Apr 19, 2012 :: 15 Comments

A new live action teaser trailer, this time featuring Mileena, for the PSVita version of Mortal Kombat 9 has been released:

Click on the image below to watch the trailer:



Thanks to our site member barrymatharoo for the heads-up on this update.

NetherRealm Studios In-House Tournament
by Gambid on Apr 18, 2012 :: 0 Comments

NetherRealm Studios is having an In-House Mortal Kombat 9 tournament!





Click here for the live stream.

Mortal Kombat (PSVita) - Full Kitana Live Action Trailer
by Gambid on Apr 12, 2012 :: 10 Comments

The complete Kitana Live Action Trailer for the PSVita version of Mortal Kombat 9 has been released:



Noticed the special guest appearance at the end?

Stop by later for a downloadable version of the trailer.

Thanks to site member barrymatharoo for the heads up!

Mortal Kombat 9 (PSVita) - Unveiled
by Gambid on Apr 9, 2012 :: 5 Comments

Mortal Kombat for the PSVita was shown on this years PAX East. A lot of interesting information is revealed, but as wise people once said, one video is worth a thousands descriptions:

Mortal Kombat (PSVita) - Kitana Live Action Teaser Trailer
by Gambid on Apr 6, 2012 :: 10 Comments

Later this month a full length live action trailer for the PSVita version of Mortal Kombat 9 will be release. And here we have a small teaser trailer showing Kitana and her deadly fans:

Click on the image below to watch and/or download the trailer:

Mortal Kombat for PSVita Arrives on May 1st/May 4th
by Gambid on Apr 4, 2012 :: 0 Comments

It was confirmed that the PSVita version of Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) will be released on May 1st in North America and on May 4th in Europe. The game refused classification by the Classification Board of Australia.

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and NetherRealm Studios today confirmed that Mortal Kombat for the PlayStation® Vita system will be released on May 1, 2012 in North America.

Mortal Kombat for PlayStation Vita system provides an on-the-go fighting game experience with brand new gameplay features and tons of new content developed exclusively for the revolutionary handheld system. Mortal Kombat delivers an all-new Challenge Tower mode with 150 brand new missions, including Touchscreen Fatalities, Xrays and more.

Images of the Updated Ermac Statue
by Gambid on Apr 1, 2012 :: 5 Comments

Syco Collectibles has just released several images of the updated Ermac 18" Statue. The images reveal his alternate switchable 'Soul Hands':

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We offer 20% Discount for this and all other statues. Click here to visit our special discount page.

Click here to visit Syco Collectibles official website.

Sneak Peek at Motaro's 13" Statue + 20% Discount
by Gambid on Mar 19, 2012 :: 6 Comments

Syco Collectibles has just sent us some preview images of Motaro's 14" statue. Enjoy:

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We offer 20% Discount for all currently available statues. Click here to visit our special discount page.

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Mortal Kombat 9 (PSVita) - Official Gameplay Trailer
by Gambid on Mar 16, 2012 :: 3 Comments

The Official Gameplay Trailer for the PSVita Version of Mortal Kombat has been released:

Click on the image below to watch and/or download the trailer:



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Sindel's Statue and 2nd Run for Scorpion's Statue Announced
by Gambid on Mar 12, 2012 :: 0 Comments

Syco Collectibles has just informed us that Queen Sindel is going to be the next kombatant to become immortalized in stone in their 10" Polystone statue series. Syco Collectibles is currently aiming at a late summer release for the Queel of Edenia.

In another news, Syco Collectibles announced a second production run for the sold out 10" Scorpion Statue. The statue is expected to be available in May with an enhanced gold paint, based on the received feedback from the first production run. Click here to pre-order the statue and get 20% discount.

We offer 20% Discount for all currently available statues. Click here to visit our special discount page.

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Mortal Kombat for PSVita Banned in Australia
by Gambid on Mar 10, 2012 :: 6 Comments

As GameSpot is reporting, the soon to be released PSVita version of Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) was refused classification by the Classification Board of Australia, earning an RC rating and making it ineligible for sale across the country.

The PSVita version of the game shares the fate of the original console game, which was released last year.

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According to Warner Bros., the publisher felt that the impact of the violence in the Vita version of Mortal Kombat would be lessened by the portable console's smaller screen size.

"We felt that because of the Vita's size, the smaller screen would minimise the impact of the violence in the game and we felt it might fit within the MA15+ category," a spokesperson for Warner Bros. told GameSpot AU. "Obviously, the Classification Board of Australia did not agree."

Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition Now Available +Launch Trailer
by Gambid on Feb 28, 2012 :: 1 Comments

Netherrealm Studios and Warner Bros have just announced that Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition is now available at retailers in North America on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. The launch trailer and more details follow:

Click on the image below to watch and/or download the trailer:



MORTAL KOMBAT KOMPLETE EDITION NOW AVAILABLE
The Fight Continues in Expanded Version of Award-Winning Fighting Game
On Xbox 360 and PlayStation®3 system


Burbank, Calif. – February 28, 2012 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition is now available at retailers in North America on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition offers a content-rich version of 2011’s acclaimed Mortal Kombat, which has sold more than three million units worldwide and was named 2011’s Fighting Game of the Year by Game Informer Magazine, Spike TV Video Game Awards and the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences.

Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition delivers the critically acclaimed game, all previously released downloadable content (DLC), plus digital downloads of the 2011 release of Mortal Kombat: Songs Inspired by the Warriors album with a bonus track, and the classic 1995 Mortal Kombat film on the PlayStation®Store or Zune Video Marketplace on Xbox LIVE®. The DLC includes fan-favorite warriors Skarlet, Kenshi and Rain, as well as the infamous dream stalker Freddy Krueger. The game also offers 15 Klassic Skins and three Klassic Fatalities (Scorpion, Sub-Zero and Reptile). Mortal Kombat: Songs Inspired by the Warriors is a collection of electronic music inspired by the game and is executive produced by JFK (of the DJ/ production duo MSTRKRFT and Death From Above 1979) and includes the popular track Reptile by the Grammy awarding winning artist Skrillex.

“Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition is a result of the team’s hard work and a culmination of all the success the Mortal Kombat franchise achieved last year,” said Ed Boon, Creative Director, NetherRealm Studios. “We are extremely appreciative of our fans and pleased to deliver this complete experience in one package.”

The 2011 release of Mortal Kombat was a triumphant return to the game’s original mature presentation offering over-the-top fatalities and cringe-worthy X-ray moves. Going back to a 2D fighting plane, this latest iteration in the franchise introduced a number of new gameplay features including Tag Team, Challenge Tower, and a deep story mode. Players can choose from an extensive lineup of the game’s iconic warriors and challenge their friends in traditional 1 vs. 1 matches, or take on several players in the innovative online King of the Hill mode.

Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition is now available in North America for $59.99 on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360. The game is rated M for Mature by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB).


The game is also available for purchase from our Amazon Online Store:



If you do not live in the US, you can always take a look at our localized Online Stores: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany.

Sneak Peek at Rain's 18" Premium Statue + 20% Discount
by Gambid on Feb 27, 2012 :: 2 Comments

Syco Collectibles has just sent us some preview images of Rain's 18" premium statue. Enjoy:

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Also don't miss the opportunity to get a 20% Discount by buying one of the availablie statues through MKSecrets.Net:

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Click here to visit Syco Collectibles official website.

MK Komplete Edition and PSVita Available for Pre-Order
by Gambid on Feb 25, 2012 :: 12 Comments

We now have Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition and Mortal Kombat for PSVita available for pre-order in our Online Store. Were you thinking of purchasing these games, make it through our Amazon Online Store:



If you do not live in the US, you can always take a look at our localized Online Stores: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany.

MK 2011 Komplete Edition Behind the Scenes Trailer & TVSpot
by Gambid on Feb 24, 2012 :: 2 Comments

We have just received a Behind the Scenes Trailer for Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition. A 15s TV Spot has also been made available:

Click on the image below to watch and/or download the videos:



Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition will be available across North America on Feb. 28 for $59.99 and across Europe on March 2nd on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.

Following the rebirth of Mortal Kombat in 2011, Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition delivers the original, critically acclaimed game along with all previously released downloadable content (DLC), digital downloads of the 2011 release of Mortal Kombat: Songs Inspired by the Warriors album with a bonus track, and the 1995 Mortal Kombat film. The DLC includes fan-favorite warriors Skarlet, Kenshi and Rain, as well as the infamous dream stalker Freddy Krueger. The game also offers 15 Klassic Skins and three Klassic Fatalities (Scorpion, Sub-Zero and Reptile).

Mortal Kombat (2011) Story Mode Chapter 6 - Jax
by Gambid on Feb 24, 2012 :: 3 Comments

The 6th Chapter of Mortal Kombat (2011) Story Mode is now available for streaming and downloading:



Click here here to watch and download all available Chapters.

Can't Wait To Try Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) on PSVita?
by Gambid on Feb 24, 2012 :: 0 Comments

A preview version of Mortal Kombta for PSVita will be available to everyone on the following locations in the United States. So, if you have some free time, go outside and take the game for test drive. The Mortal Kombat event is scheduled for 6:00-9:00PM at the following locations:

- San Francisco: 1694 Union St., San Francisco, CA 94123
- Los Angeles: 2803 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90405
- Miami: 749 Washington, Miami Beach, FL 33139
- Atlanta: 800 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30308
- New York City: 154 Stanton St., New York City, NY 10002
- Boston: 579 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139
- Chicago: 1444 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
- Austin: 611 E. 7th St., Austin, TX 78701

Source: Official PlayStation Website.

Fruit Ninja Komes to MK 2011 (PSVita) With Test Your Slice
by Gambid on Feb 20, 2012 :: 1 Comments

Ed Boon gave some new details about the upcoming PS Vita version of Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) in his latest interview during the Canadian PS Vita Launch event in Toronto. Are you prepared for the Fruit Ninja similar new Test Your Slice mode? Instead of Fruits, there will be of course body parts :)



Source: GameTactics.

Thanks to John for the heads-up on this story!

World Game Cup Results
by Gambid on Feb 20, 2012 :: 0 Comments

World Game Cup - Cannes 2012 (France) is over and the champion has been determined:

Champion: Mustard
2nd: Hidan
3rd: Ketchup-LK9T9
4th: Crathen

Congratulations to all of them for this achievement!!!

World Game Cup Mortal Kombat 9 Footage





The Mortal Kombat 9 footage on the second video starts at 5:30.

World Game Cup has Started! Stream + Schedules
by Gambid on Feb 17, 2012 :: 0 Comments

World Game Cup - Cannes 2012 (France) has started and will continue until February 19th. Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) is one of the participating games:

STREAM
Click HERE to watch the stream with us in our chat room.

Mortal Kombat 9 – TOP 4 / SOLO will be streamed on Sunday 02.19th 2012 at 6PM – 8PM / 18H – 20H (CET)

Mortal Kombat 9 - Dates & Schedule:
- Saturday February 18th 2012 - Tournaments Groups: 11AM to 4PM (CET)
- Saturday February 18th 2012 - Top 2 on main stage 2 + stream: 5PM to 6PM (CET)

Rules & Regulations of Solo Tournaments:

- Tournament limited to 64 players : 2/3 matches in pools, 2 qualifiers per pool.
- Pools are run in double elimination.
- The winner of the Winner’s Bracket finishes 1st of his/her pool.
- The winner of the Loser’s Bracket finishes 2nd of his/her pool.
- The players will be spread in a new double elimination bracket (with a « life reset »): the players which finished first will be pitted against the second of another pool (and vice-versa).

Final Double Elimination Bracket
- 2/3 matches until the Grand Finale (played in 3/5)

Sneak Peek at Sonya's and Shao Kahn's Statues
by Gambid on Feb 16, 2012 :: 0 Comments

Syco Collectibles' has just sent us some preview images of Sonya Blade's 18" statue and Shao Kahn's 1:2 Scale Bust:

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These sure look amazing and they will be a great addition to the already available statues, all of which you can purchase with an exclusive 15% Discount through MKSecrets.Net:

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Syco Collectibles is considering the possibility of producing high quality Mortal Kombat Action Figures. What do you think of the idea, share your thoughts.

Click here to visit Syco Collectibles official website.

Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) Official PSVita Trailer (Update)
by Gambid on Feb 15, 2012 :: 2 Comments

The Official Trailer for the PSVita Version of Mortal Kombat has been released:

Click on the image below to watch and/or download the trailer:

Mortal Kombat (PSVita) Release Dates (Updated)
by Gambid on Feb 15, 2012 :: 0 Comments

According to the UK version of the Official PlayStation Website Mortal Kombat will be available in the UK for PSVita on April 27th, 2012.

Update (02.16.2012)
According to IGN, the US release date for the game is April 2nd, 2012.

Mortal Kombat (PSVita) Video Footage and Pre-Views
by Gambid on Feb 4, 2012 :: 4 Comments

The internet has been overtaken by footage and articles about the PSVita version of Mortal Kombat 9 (2011). Some of the exclusive missions in the new challenge tower have been revealed, together with the announcement of 16 exclusive costumes for the characters and the ability to play as Shao Kahn in several missions. You can find more information in the videos, images and articles below:

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Previews: PlauStation.Blog, IGN

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Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) Joins MLG Winter Championship
by Gambid on Feb 4, 2012 :: 0 Comments

It was announced that Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) will be joining the Major League Gaming Winter Championship

This is another success for the game on the tournament scene and we are all very exited about the events that are taking place this year.

Mortal Kombat (2011) Story Mode Chapter 5 - Liu Kang
by Gambid on Feb 4, 2012 :: 0 Comments

The 5th Chapter of Mortal Kombat (2011) Story Mode is now available for streaming and downloading:

Ed Boon Reveals Motal Kombat (PS Vita) Details
by Gambid on Jan 21, 2012 :: 2 Comments

Ever since the rumors about the PlayStation Vita Mortal Kombat game started there has been very little to no information about the features that this version of MK9 is going to offer. This changes today, as Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon reveals some of the exclusive Vita features that the upcoming release is going to have:

PSB: Will the PS Vita version keep the PS3 version’s smooth 60 fps framerate?
EB: Yeah. We wouldn’t accept any compromises there; we needed the game to run at the same framerate as the PS3 version. A number of our internal people proposed running it at 30 frames per second — “we could do this and this and that” — but we knew it would feel different. We didn’t want it to feel sluggish or unresponsive.

PSB: What makes a good mobile fighting game? Obviously, playing habits are different in a mobile environment.
EB: The fundamental necessity is quick access to gameplay, whether it’s online or locally. The mobile gaming experience is shorter bites of time. We identified the Challenge Tower as a perfect fit for mobile sessions, so we expanded it greatly for PS Vita. There are actually two Challenge Towers in the PS Vita version, and the new one has 150 challenges that are exclusive to PS Vita. A number of those challenges use PS Vita’s hardware features: the touch screen, the accelerometer…

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PSB: So how does a touchscreen come into play in Mortal Kombat?
EB: In terms of gameplay, we’ve always wanted MK to be as accessible as possible. For example, you can touch your X-ray meter to execute an X-ray attack. For fatalities, you can “slash” the screen with the appropriate inputs — say, away, away, up — to execute the fatality. It makes some of the more difficult fatalities easier and it’s fun to slash at your screen to fire off a fatality. I was surprised by how engaging it is.

PSB: Can you shed any light into how the accelerometer or sixaxis motion controls work in the new PS Vita-centric Challenge Tower?
EB: I’ve been asked not to completely reveal all of the details yet…But in the new Challenge Tower, there are challenges that are unique to PS Vita’s capabilities. Over the years we’ve had Test Your Might, Test Your Luck, Test Your Sight…well, we’ve added two completely new ones for PS Vita. We’ll be revealing those soon, and they will take advantage of the accelerometer and other features.

Those extra 150 Challenge Tower missions are tons of fun. Imagine tilting your PS Vita and affecting gravity in the game, things like that…

PSB: Will Mortal Kombat feature any PS3-to-PS Vita connectivity or cross play functionality?
EB: No. We’ve been working with PS Vita for quite a while. We had a lot of conversations about what we could do with it; I thought it would be cool to have an extra bonus for players who bought both the PS3 and PS Vita versions. We talked about unlocking a new character, or having some sort of new mode that enabled you to control the game from your PS Vita…but unfortunately, it’s coming up on a year since the PS3 version came out and we never found a way to marry the two versions together.


Click here to read the entire interview.

Mortal Kombat 9 Joins the World Game Cup 2012 Tournament
by Gambid on Jan 21, 2012 :: 2 Comments

On February 17-19th, Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) will join several other fighting game franchises in one of the biggest Fighting Games tournament in the world, the World Game Cup 2012 that will take place in Palais des Festivals de Cannes in France. Hurry up and register before the fees are increased.



Click here for more information.

Mortal Kombat Komes to PlayStation Vita in Spring 2012
by Gambid on Jan 18, 2012 :: 2 Comments

The previously rumored Mortal Kombat game for PlayStation Vita has finally been officially announced. The game will be released in the spring of 2012 and is going to be an extended version of Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) with additional features. From the press-release:

MORTAL KOMBAT COMING TO PLAYSTATION®VITA SYSTEM
Legendary Fighting Series Delivers Award-Winning Action to PS Vita system in 2012


Burbank, Calif. – January 17, 2012 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announces Mortal Kombat will ship for PlayStation®Vita system in Spring 2012. Developed by NetherRealm Studios, the game delivers an experience designed specifically for on-the-go gaming with brand new gameplay features and content developed exclusively for the new handheld device.

“The NetherRealm team is committed to making sure that we follow up the success of 2011’s Mortal Kombat with an equally compelling experience on the PlayStation Vita,” said Ed Boon, Creative Director, NetherRealm Studios. “The original game content and new features we developed for the PlayStation Vita will provide gamers with the best fighting game experience available on the new mobile platform.”

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Selling more than three million units worldwide in 2011, Mortal Kombat became the highest-selling fighting game of the year and has won numerous “Best Fighting Game of 2011” awards including Spike TV’s 2011 Video Game Awards, Official Xbox Magazine and GameTrailers.com.

In a triumphant return to the game’s original mature presentation, Mortal Kombat offers over-the-top fatalities and cringe-worthy X-ray moves. This latest iteration in the franchise brings the game back to a 2D fighting plane and introduces a number of new gameplay features including Tag Team, Challenge Tower and a deep story mode. Several new features have been developed exclusively for Mortal Kombat for PS Vita system, which will be revealed in the coming months.

Play Mortal Kombat for PS Vita system by visiting the Vita Hill Social Clubs.

Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) Komplete Edition Announced
by Gambid on Jan 9, 2012 :: 12 Comments

The previously rumored Komplete Edition of Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) has been officially announced and it is everything you expected and more:

MORTAL KOMBAT KOMPLETE EDITION ANNOUNCED
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment to Release Expanded Version of Award-Winning Fighting Game


Burbank, Calif. – January 9, 2012 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced the Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition, a content-rich version of 2011’s award-winning Mortal Kombat videogame. The 2011 iteration of the legendary fighting franchise sold more than three million units worldwide and was recently named Fighting Game of the Year by Spike TV’s 2011 Video Game Awards.

Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) Komplete Edition Box Art Cover


Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition delivers the critically acclaimed game, all previously released downloadable content (DLC), plus digital downloads of the 2011 release of Mortal Kombat: Songs Inspired by the Warriors album with a bonus track, and the 1995 Mortal Kombat film on the PlayStation®Store or Xbox Live Zune. The DLC includes fan-favorite warriors Skarlet, Kenshi and Rain, as well as the infamous dream stalker Freddy Krueger. The game also offers 15 Klassic Skins and three Klassic Fatalities (Scorpion, Sub-Zero and Reptile). Mortal Kombat: Songs Inspired by the Warriors is a collection of electronic music inspired by the game and is executive produced by JFK (of the DJ/ production duo MSTRKRFT and Death From Above 1979).

Developed by NetherRealm Studios and led by Mortal Kombat co-creator and creative director Ed Boon, the game will be available February 28 on PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.

The 2011 release of Mortal Kombat was a triumphant return to the game’s original mature presentation offering over-the-top fatalities and cringe-worthy X-ray moves. Going back to a 2D fighting plane, this latest iteration in the franchise introduced a number of new gameplay features including Tag Team, Challenge Tower, and a deep story mode. Players can choose from an extensive lineup of the game’s iconic warriors and challenge their friends in traditional 1 vs. 1 matches, or take on several players in the innovative online King of the Hill mode.

Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) Part of EVO 2012
by Gambid on Jan 7, 2012 :: 0 Comments

The official lineup for this years' EVO Tournament has been announced. After the incredible success Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) had at last years' event, we are happy to report that the game is part of this years' tournament as well. Here is a list of all games, present at the event:

- Street Fighter X Tekken
- Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition, Version 2012
- Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3
- Soul Calibur 5
- King of Fighters 13
- Mortal Kombat 9


Road to Evo 2012

Here is also a list of all events that will lead to the main tournament:

- Apex Tournament Series, New Brunswick, New Jersey Jan 6-8
- Winter Brawl, Philadelphia, PA Feb 18-19
- OzHadou Nationals X, Sydney, Australia Feb 17-19
- Final Round, Atlanta, GA March 2-4
- South East Asia Major, Bugis Arcade, Singapore Mar 17-18
- NorCal Regionals 10, March 24-25
- Texas Showdown, Houston, Texas April 6-8
- PowerUp 2012, Cincinnati, Ohio April 13-15
- Team Mad Catz Championships, San Diego, CA April 13-15
- Toryuken, Toronto Ontario, Canada May 4th-6th
- Season’s Beatings: Summer Slam, Columbus, OH May 5th
- Northwest Majors, Seattle, WA May 26th
- Ultimate Fighting Game Tournament 8, Chicago, IL May 25-27
- Montreal Annual Tournament, Montreal, Canada June 3-4
- East Coast Throwdown, Morristown, NJ June 9-10
- CEO 2012, Orlando, FL June 15-17
- Midwest Championships 2012, Nashville, TN June 22-24


Click here for more information.

Mortal Kombat (2011) Story Mode Chapter 4 - Cyrax
by Gambid on Jan 5, 2012 :: 5 Comments

The 4th Chapter of Mortal Kombat (2011) Story Mode is now available for streaming and downloading:

Mortal Kombat Is the Best Fighting Game of 2011, Once Again
by Gambid on Jan 5, 2012 :: 4 Comments

Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) has won yet another Best Fighting Game of 2011 award in GameTrailers' Game Of The Year Awards 2011:



Congratulations to the development team over at Netherrealm Studios for this achievement.

Most Searched Games of 2011
by Gambid on Jan 5, 2012 :: 1 Comments

Google released a lot of statistical data for its search engine. Among all this data is a list of the top 10 searched games of 2011 and Mortal Kombat takes the fifth place. Here is the complete list:

- Black Ops
- Call of Duty
- Halo Reach
- Super Mario
- Mortal Kombat
- Skyrim
- Battlefield 3
- Dragon Age 2
- Diablo 3
- Mass Effect 3


Interesting to note is that Mortal Kombat is the only fighting game present in this list. Congratulations.

Meet Syco Collectibles' 18" Scorpion Statue (15% Discount)
by Gambid on Dec 31, 2011 :: 2 Comments

Pre-orders for Syco Collectibles' 18" Premium Scorpion Statue have started. All we can say is that these statues keep getting better and better, but... we will let the images below talk instead of us. You can find the MKSecrets exclusive 15% Discount link after the gallery:

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And here are the Discount links for all statues:

Sub-Zero Premium Format Statue Scorpion Polystone Statue Excl Scorpion 1:2 Scale Bust Excl Sub-Zero Polystone Statue Raiden Polystone Statue Kitana Polystone Statue Jade Polystone Statue Liu Kang Polystone Statue Mileena Polystone Statue Ermac Premium Format Statue Scorpion Premium Format Statue


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Mortal Kombat (2011) Story Mode Chapter 3 - Scorpion
by Gambid on Dec 20, 2011 :: 2 Comments

As promised, we continue uploading Mortal Kombat (2011) videos and the next one is Scorpion's Story Mode Chapter. All released chapters are available for streaming and downloading in Mortal Kombat (2011) Story Section. The rest of the videos will appear periodically so keep checking this section for your favorite videos:

MK Wins Best Fighting Game of 2011, NRS Works on non-MK Game
by Gambid on Dec 11, 2011 :: 5 Comments

Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) has won this years' Spike Video Game Awards in the best fighting game category.

Congratulations to the development team over at Netherrealm Studios for this achievement.

GameSpot also reported that Ed Boon has confirmed that the studio is currently working on a non Mortal Kombat project:

That moment didn't pass by without a sliver of news from developer Netherrealm Studios, as studio head Ed Boon confirmed that his studio is taking a hiatus from the Mortal Kombat franchise.

Don't expect to see a new Mortal Kombat any time soon.

According to Boon, while it's an inevitability that the studio will eventually return to the franchise that was first born in 1992, right now the team is at work on a different project. Boon did not offer any other details on what that project may be, though he did note that Netherrealm has no plans to release additional downloadable content for the most recent Mortal Kombat.

Get 15% Discount On Syco Collectibles' MK Statues (Updated)
by Gambid on Dec 7, 2011 :: 0 Comments

After the success of the MKSecrets exclusive Win a 10” Scorpion or Sub-Zero Collectable Statue Give-Away Syco Collectibles is offering you, our visitors a 15% discount on six of their Mortal Kombat Collectible Statues. Choose your statue and click on it's image below for more information:

Update (10.22.2011): We just received discount offers for Jade and Liu Kang. There is currently no expiration date on the offers. However, if you want to order the 'Exclusive 10" Scorpion' and the standard Sub-Zero 10" Statues you should know that quantities on these are very low and you should do so asap:

Update (10.30.2011): Pre-Orders for the Mileena Polystone Statue have just started and we added a 15% discount link for this statue as well.

Update (12.07.2011): Pre-Orders for the Ermac Premium Format Statue have just started and we have a 15% discount link for all of you who wish to pre-order through our website.

Sub-Zero Premium Format Statue Scorpion Polystone Statue Excl Scorpion 1:2 Scale Bust Excl Sub-Zero Polystone Statue Raiden Polystone Statue Kitana Polystone Statue Jade Polystone Statue Liu Kang Polystone Statue Mileena Polystone Statue Ermac Premium Format Statue


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BBFC Reveals Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition
by Gambid on Dec 2, 2011 :: 8 Comments

The British Board of Film Classification revealed today that it has classified Mortal Kombat - Komplete Edition, which according to the revealed information will be released on February 17, 2012 in the UK. We assume at this point that this is a version of Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) that will include all released DLCs. Additional information:

Release date: 17/02/2012
Consumer Advice: Contains strong bloody violence

Work Information
Main Language: English
Distributor: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (US-Burbank)
Classified: 02/12/2011
BBFC Reference: DDM276948


A couple of days ago Amazon.fr also listed a special edition of Mortal Kombat. The listing was however removed.

Vote For Mortal Kombat 9 + Shang Tsung Render
by Gambid on Nov 18, 2011 :: 2 Comments

Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) was nominated for the Spike TV's 2011 Video Game Awards in the best fighting game of the year category.

In addition the Freddy Krueger DLC was nominated in the best DLC category.

Click on the links above and support your favorite game.

Netherrealm Studios also released Shang Tsung's render:

Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) Shang Tsung Render

Mortal Kombat 9: Ed Boon Tells Us The Story Behind The Game
by Gambid on Oct 30, 2011 :: 2 Comments

G4 posted a very interesting interview with Mortal Kombat co-creator and Team Leader Ed Boon. In this interview he talks about several different topics, including the hidden features of the game, the PC versions, the story mode, the casual VS the tournament gamer dilemma, the guest fighters, the origins of Shao Kahn's powers, crossovers, etc...

G4: Mortal Kombat was intended to appeal a casual audience as well as eSports-level players for the first time. How did you strike that balance? How did it end up being received?

Ed Boon: That was part of our agenda when we started the game. To appeal to both calibers of players. The way that we did it was our designers are really into hardcore fighting and all of the mechanics that some of the more casual players don’t get into. I was kind of like the guardian of the casual players. I kept insisting that we don’t have features that are too complicated or that we retain the accessibility that Mortal Kombat has always had. There were certain guys on the team who would push one direction and others would push another direction. We had plenty of conversations with disagreeing that would end in trying our best to satisfy both camps.
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Mortal Kombat 9 has the most in-depth story in the series to date. How do you feel this differentiates the franchise from other games in the fighting genre that try to incorporate stories?

I think the main reason is the amount of effort that we put into telling the story. We have this completely cinematic story mode that no other fighting game has even attempted. I do feel that we set a bar with that. We’ve heard a number of our competitors acknowledge what we did with it and say that it’s a great thing for the fighting genre. I think the main way we were able to do it is to devote so much time and effort to create that story mode. It was millions of dollars. It wasn’t a minor side mission, it was one of our starring features of the game. I think it was the effort that we put into it.
...
Kratos from God of War fame also appeared in the new Mortal Kombat as a PS3-exclusive character. How hard was it to work in an outside character? Who’s your dream non-MK character to work into the series?

Kratos was certainly one of them before we managed to get him in there. The guys at Sony Santa Monica were as protective of Kratos as we are with our characters. So we were certainly understanding and respectful of that. And we also knew that we’re all in the industry. A few of us have actually worked together. it was a very collaborative and very good experience working with them. At first, they were a little adverse to seeing fatalities performed on Kratos. But once they opened up to that idea, all of our characters certainly have that done on them, they were cool with it.

As far other characters in Mortal Kombat games, Freddy Krueger was one of them and we managed to get that. To me, it’d be cool to see other characters from other fighting games, Ken and Ryu from Street Fighter or someone from Tekken would be fun ones as well.

Right. Crossovers seem like all the rage right now. Would you ever think about doing a full crossover with another fighting series?

We absolutely have thought about it. One of the obstacles is that we’re an M-rated game and all of the other ones, for the most part, are T-rated games. So it’s the same challenge with had with pairing up with the DC characters. It’s harder to match up with which style are you going to go with. But we’ve all dreamt with crossing over with Street Fighter or Tekken. Killer Instinct was also one that was coming up since they were an M-rated game as well. But I’ll tell you that we’ve had many, many conversations along those lines.

How did Shao Kahn get his awesome powers like god-like strength, extreme brutality and the knowledge of black magic?

Shao Kahn has always been the Emperor and and the top-of-the-food-chain bad guy. We’ve told the story in a number of different ways, like he was affiliated with Raiden and the elder gods, and then there’s also been ones where he’s been with Shang Tsung and what not. But it depends on the different lore that you read, whether it’s the comic book, our games or the movies.
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You always try to keep Mortal Kombat unlockabkle characters and hidden features a secret. How hard has that been for your studio in the modern day of social media?

Absolutely impossible. The unfortunate reality is that the process of making a game, you have many, many testers, analysts, people from Microsoft and Sony, who all have to look at the game and we have to disclose every single hidden feature to them. And as much as everybody signs NDAs, somehow that information always leaks out. I think we put Babalities into the game, we never talked about it officially and the second day after the game came out every single Babality was already on YouTube. So it shows you how well that worked.


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Mortal Kombat (2011) Story Mode Videos and Screenshots
by Gambid on Oct 22, 2011 :: 0 Comments

There haven't been a lot of Mortal Kombat (2011) news lately but today is different. After the news of the game winning the award for Best Fighting Game of 2011, we decided to start uploading all Story Mode Videos in High Definition for you to enjoy. The intro and Chapter 1 are already available for streaming and downloading in our Mortal Kombat (2011) Story Section. The rest of the videos will appear periodically so keep checking this section for your favorite videos:



We also received 6 new high definition screenshots from the game. These were previously under embargo that has ran out:

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Mortal Kombat tops Capcom in Best Fighting Game
by Gambid on Oct 22, 2011 :: 22 Comments

CVG reported that Mortal Kombat (2011) has won the Golden Joystick award for Best Fighting Game of 2011, competing against Marvel vs Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds and Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition, which took second and third place. Congratulations to Netherrealm Studios for this achievement:



Get 15% Discount On Syco Collectibles' MK Statues (Updated)
by Gambid on Oct 18, 2011 :: 16 Comments

After the success of the MKSecrets exclusive Win a 10” Scorpion or Sub-Zero Collectable Statue Give-Away Syco Collectibles is offering you, our visitors a 15% discount on six of their Mortal Kombat Collectible Statues. Choose your statue and click on it's image below for more information:

Update (10.22.2011): We just received discount offers for Jade and Liu Kang. There is currently no expiration date on the offers. However, if you want to order the 'Exclusive 10" Scorpion' and the standard Sub-Zero 10" Statues you should know that quantities on these are very low and you should do so asap:

Update (10.30.2011): Pre-Orders for the Mileena Polystone Statue have just started and we added a 15% discount link for this statue as well.

Sub-Zero Premium Format Statue Scorpion Polystone Statue Excl Scorpion 1:2 Scale Bust Excl Sub-Zero Polystone Statue Raiden Polystone Statue Kitana Polystone Statue Jade Polystone Statue Liu Kang Polystone Statue Mileena Polystone Statue


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Give-Away Winners: Region Free XBox 360 Season Pass For MK9
by Gambid on Oct 9, 2011 :: 0 Comments

The winners have been contacted. Every one should check their Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and MKSecrets Inboxes.

The winners will be announced on the page of the give-away once they respond to our message.

Reminder News

Less than 24 hours remain to enter our latest Give-Away and win one of two region free Mortal Kombat 9 Season Passes for XBox 360 and download the 4 DLC characters for free. Don't miss this chance:

Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) Season Pass Give-Away


Click here to learn the details.

Give-Away: Win a Region Free XBox 360 Season Pass For MK9
by Gambid on Sep 25, 2011 :: 37 Comments

We are back with another give-away. This time you have the chance to win one of two region free Mortal Kombat 9 Season Passes for XBox 360 and download the 4 DLC characters for free:

Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) Season Pass Give-Away


Click here to learn the details.

Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) Patch (09.23.2011) Released
by Gambid on Sep 24, 2011 :: 0 Comments

Netherrealm Studios are keeping their promise and released a new patch for Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) to address quite a few gameplay issues and general bugs. Here is a complete list of the made changes:

V 0.144S-234-77c814ec (Xbox 360) / V ????-??? (PS3) [update version 1.??] *released 09/23/2011

General Gameplay Fixes/Tweaks

• Fixed a couple of crash scenarios.
• DLC billboards should now behave correctly on Xbox
• You should no longer see online desyncs on Xbox that are related to alternate costumes or classic costume DLC packs.
• MOTD handling and displaying code was tweaked.
• Fixed a bug that could have resulted in tweakvars getting corrupted.
• Fixed a crash in player select if you tried to exit out while the dlc box was open.
• With the exception of Human Cyrax and Human Sektor, everyone’s alternate costumes should behave the same as their primary costumes and have the exact same move properties.
• You can now block after a dash forward is completed if it was cancelled into from a special move. Canceling out of a dash into another dash was normalized for most of the characters. Dash Block canceling remains the same.
• Wakeup attacks should have better invulnerability on them if done in the first 4 frames of the wakeup window. (this was added as a hotfix tweakable value)
• You no longer get a completely free throw attempt after someone blocks your jump punch. The opponent has less block hit frames but chained combos from a jump punch will remain the same.
• There were several reactions that could freeze players just before they landed from attacks and reactions such as Kano’s Airball and Cyrax’s Net air reaction.
• Made many minor hitbox adjustments.
• Tweaked the negative edge window.
• Several low attacks were being parried incorrectly.
• Nightwolf and Kenshi can no longer still absorb a projectile if they get hit out of their enhanced reflects before the recovery frames start.

Baraka
• Baraka's Blade Spin move starts up faster and is safer when blocked.
• Baraka's Enhanced Blade Charge (Blade Rush) attack goes farther now.
• Baraka’s Chop Chop no longer auto corrects mid-move.
• Baraka’s has a new D1 low poke.

Cyber Subzero
• Cyber Subzero can no longer handcuff certain characters by catching a wakeup attack with his enhanced Ice Parry.

Cyrax
• Cyrax's Buzzsaw is an overhead block and safer when blocked
• Cyrax's Bombs will no longer pop someone up who is in a 2nd Net reaction or in a Buzzsaw reaction.
• Cyrax's mk3 costume should behave the same as the primary costume now.

Ermac
• Ermac can no longer leave an invisible fireball collision around.
• Fixed damage scaling a few of his reactions.

Jade
• All of Jade's Enhanced Boomerangs (Reboomerang) will now return when the first hit is blocked.
• Jade’s Staff Grab is slightly safer when blocked.
• Jade’s U3 attack (Pole Vault) can be ducked.
• Jade’s 4,F3 kick (Polecat) is safer when blocked.

Jax
• The armor on Jax's Enhanced Dash Punch (Dash Fist) and X-Ray (Briggs Bash) now starts instantly.
• Added armor to the startup of Jax's Enhanced Elbow (Elite Smash).
• Jax's projectiles (Energy Wave) recover a tiny bit faster.
• Jax’s towards 3 attack (Big Leg) is now an overhead.
• Jax can no longer frame trap someone with his Gotcha Grab.

Johnny Cage
• Johnny Cage's F3,2 (Take Two) no longer true combos into 2in1’d special moves
• Johnny Cage's Nut Punch does slightly less damage.
• Johnny Cage's sweep kick has less advantage on block or hit.

Kabal
• Kabal can no longer leave an invisible fireball collision around.
• Removed a couple unavoidable block traps with Kabal. (with F2 and 4)

Kano
• If you don’t charge and hold the Enhanced Kano Ball it will now keep its armor.
• Kano’s Enhanced Knife Toss recovers faster.

Kitana
• Kitana's Fan reactions on an airborne opponent damage scale correctly now.
• Kitana's X-Ray (Fan-Tastic) can no longer be reflected.

Kung Lao
• Removed the pushback on Kunglao's spin when blocked.
• Ground Hat now leaves both players at neutral when hit close and leaves Kung Lao at a disadvantage when blocked up close.
• Kung Lao's overhead hat attack is slightly safer when blocked.

Liu Kang
• Lui Kang's Parry now can correctly give a first hit bonus!

Nightwolf
• Nightwolf's reflect should work better as a wakeup attack.

Noob
• Noob's Teleport Slam should connect better with some opponents.
• Noob should no longer be hit on the ground after he is up in the air for his teleport.
• Noob’s Shadow Charge hits overhead.

Quan Chi
• Fixed an isse where Quan Chi's Skull Projectile (Skull Ball) could sometimes become invisible.
• Added some armor to the Quan Chi’s Enhanced Sky Drop (Sky Stomp).

Raiden
• Raiden can no longer unavoidably frame trap someone with his Vicinity Blast.
• Raiden has 2 additional recovery frames on his normal Teleport.
• Raiden can’t be hit during his Enhanced Teleport (Sparkport).

Reptile
• Reptile whiffed Elbow Dash now builds slightly less meter.
• Reptile is held slightly longer after knocking someone down with the Elbow Dash.
• A blocked Reptile Elbow Dash no longer pushes back.
• Reptile's Enhanced Slide (Slime Trail) now has armor on it.
• Reptile can no longer leave an invisible Forceball collision around.

Scorpion
• Scorpion's Leg Takedown is safer when blocked.
• Scorpion's Enhanced Leg Takedown (Takeout) now has armor on it.

Sektor
• Sektor can now 2in1 into the front and behind Up Missiles
• Sektor's mk3 outfit should behave the same as the primary costume
• Sektor's backjets will no longer get stuck firing, wasting precious fuel. (Yay!)
• Sektor’s X-Ray (Massive Missile) can no longer be reflected.

Shang Tsung
• The armor on Shang’s Enhanced Soul Steal now starts instantly
• Shang Tsung’s Enhanced Soul Steal (Soul Capture) activates faster.

Sheeva
• Sheeva's Fireball is a mid block now and the Enhanced Fireball (Fire Blast) is an overhead.
• Sheeva's Ground Pound can correctly give a first hit bonus!
• Sheeva's Enhanced Jump Stomp (Jump Crush) now has armor on it.
• Sheeva's Air Grab has better anti-air collision on it.

Sindel
• Sindel can no longer leave behind an invisible fireball collision around.
• Sindel’s B1 attack is a low block.
• Sindel's regular Scream is slightly faster nd the Enhanced Scream is a lot faster now.
• Sindel’s Scream (Yell) can no longer be parried.

Smoke
• It’s no longer possible to handcuff opponents with Smoke’s Vibration (Shake) Parry.

Sonya
• The armor on Sonya's cartwheel (Krazy Legs) lasts until the first collision and Archkick's (Arc Wave) armor lasts until her arch is almost over.
• Sonya's 1,1,4 (Fierce Assault) no longer true combos into 2in1’d special moves from it.
• Sonya's 3,1,4 (Beat Up) no longer true combos into 2in1’d special moves from it.

Stryker
• Stryker's Enhanced Baton (Baton Bash) Sweep’s 2nd hit is an overhead and is safer when blocked.
• Stryker's Grenades recover slightly faster.
• Stryker's Baton Roll starts up faster and the enhanced version has armor on it for a longer time.
• Stryker's Grenade Toss and Baton Sweep do slightly more damage.
• Stryker’s B1,2,2 (Beatdown) combo is safer when blocked.

Sub Zero
• Fixed some of the Ground Freeze reaction properties which were causing some other gameplay issues.
• Sub Zero's Enhanced Slide (Power Slide) now has armor.
• The opponent is frozen for 10 additional frames to allow him to at least get a slide in for some trade cases were he could get nothing before.

Freddy Krueger
• Freddy’s Nightmare Stance can’t be repeated instantly anymore.
• Fixed a bug where Freddy could get stuck being immune to projectiles.
• Freddy forward and backward Teleports (Hell Shift) build slightly less meter.
• Some of Freddy reactions were not damage scaling correctly.
• Tweaked the recovery on some of Freddy specials.

Kenshi
• Kenshi’s X-Ray (Soul Blade) can no longer be reflected.
• Kenshi is freed up sooner now when he absorbs a projectile with his (Blade Absorb)
• Kenshi’s F2,2,B1 (Absentminded) reaction no longer lets opponents be hit just as they hit the ground.

Skarlet
• Skarlet has an additional 10 frames before she can cancel out of her normal dagger toss.
• Skarlet can no longer 2in1 cancel out of her Slide attack from her Red Dash.
• Skarlet’s back throw now does normal damage.
• Skarlet can do her U3 (Lifting Leg) attack from a dash now.

Mortal Kombat 9 - Original Vincent Proce Artwork
by Gambid on Sep 18, 2011 :: 0 Comments

Vincent Proce is a former Midway artist who also worked on early designs for Mortal Kombat 9. He uploaded his art work for all of us to enjoy:

I was only asked to do a few and with some very specific direction, but I also took the liberty of presenting a few concepts more to suit my own taste, hoping they would want to take the game in that direction.

The first three concepts I did (Reptile, Johnny Cage and Cryax) I had no interaction with the team and are the ones in which I branched out on my own.

I had just rolled off of another project and moved right to MK9 and these were the first pieces I showed to the guys. The first version of Cryax had a face that Ed Boon pointed out to look like Howard the Duck (he was right it did have the shape of Howard the Duck) so I changed that, but that was all I changed.


Additional DLC For Mortal Kombat 9 Not In Development
by Gambid on Sep 16, 2011 :: 9 Comments

Mortal Kombat Kommunity Manager Rigo Cortes confirmed on Twitter that the development team is currently not working on additional DLC for Mortal Kombat 9 (2011):

@MKUNIVERSE Urban legend. We are not in production for additional DLC

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Mortal Kombat 9 Sells Over Three Million Units Worldwide
by Gambid on Sep 16, 2011 :: 4 Comments

Warner Bros. announced today that Mortal Kombat 9 has sold over 3 000 000 units worldwide. From the press release:

MORTAL KOMBAT SELLS OVER THREE MILLION UNITS WORLDWIDE

Latest Release from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is the Most Successful Console Game for the Iconic Franchise

Burbank, Calif. – September 15, 2011 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announces Mortal Kombat, the latest iteration of the legendary fighting franchise, has sold over three million units worldwide, making it the highest-selling fighting game this year.

Mortal Kombat, developed by NetherRealm Studios, led by Mortal Kombat creator and creative director Ed Boon, launched on PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft in April 2011. In addition to the full game available at retail, downloadable content (DLC) has been released for the game offering four warriors, including the return of fan favorites Skarlet, Kenshi and Rain and an all-new competitor in the coliseum - legendary dream stalker Freddy Krueger - who now features two vicious bladed gloves. Each DLC character comes with his or her own move set, arcade ladder story ending, and two deadly fatalities.

“We are very pleased with the success of Mortal Kombat, as it surpassed our expectations in becoming the #1 fighting game in North America released so far this year,” said Martin Tremblay, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “NetherRealm Studios delivered a high quality game which has exceeded our sales goals. We'd like to thank our entire team and all of our partners for their innovative campaigns and tremendous support of Mortal Kombat, as the game sales continue to grow."

“All of us at NetherRealm Studios are very excited that players have embraced Mortal Kombat. The game was a labor of love for us and we could not be more pleased with its performance,” said Ed Boon, Creative Director, NetherRealm Studios. “Fan reaction to this latest installment has made all of our hard work worth it.”

Mortal Kombat is a triumphant return to the game’s original mature presentation offering over-the-top fatalities and cringe-worthy X-ray moves. Going back to a 2D fighting plane, this latest iteration in the franchise introduces a number of new game-play features including Tag Team, Challenge Tower, and a deep story mode. Players can choose from an extensive lineup of the game’s iconic warriors and challenge their friends in traditional 1 vs. 1 matches, or take on several players in the new online King of the Hill mode.

The legendary fighting game is now available in North America for $59.99 on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360.

KONTEST Winners: Win a Mortal Kombat 9 T-Shirt
by Gambid on Sep 10, 2011 :: 10 Comments

The winners have been randomly selected and contacted via messages on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and our site of course. Everyone check your inboxes and good luck.

Congratulations to the winners and thank you all for participating.

The winners will be announced on the Give-Away page once they respond to our message.

Reminder News

If you want to participate in our third Mortal Kombat Secrets Contest/Give-Away and win one of two Mortal Kombat 9 T-Shirts provided by MyTeeSpot, now is the time to do it. You have only two more days to enter:



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NetherRealm Studios In-House Mortal Kombat Tournament
by Gambid on Sep 9, 2011 :: 6 Comments

NetherRealm Studios is having an in-house Mortal Kombat 9 tournament. Played games: Mortal Kombat 9, Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 and Mortal Kombat II:







Kontest Winners: Win a MK Collectable Statues
by Gambid on Sep 3, 2011 :: 17 Comments

The winners have been randomly selected and contacted via E-Mail. So everyone check their E-Mails.

Congratulations to the winners and thank you all for participating.

The winners will later be announced on the Give-Away page.

Reminder News

I am posting this news only to remind you guys that you have less than 48 hours to enter our "Win a 10" Mortal Kombat Statue of Scorpion or Sub-Zero" contest/give-away, and win one of the three Statues provided by Syco Collectibles. Don't miss your chance.



The contest is open from August 6th,2011 until September 5th, 2011 at 0am GMT.

Click here to to enter the contest.

Kontest Expanded: Win 1 of 3 MK Collectable Statues
by Gambid on Aug 21, 2011 :: 9 Comments

After the very successful start of our "Win a 10" Mortal Kombat Statue of Scorpion or Sub-Zero" contest/give-away, we are happy to announce that thanks to Syco Collectibles instead of giving-away just one statue, we are going to give away three. That's right, your chance at winning has just become three times higher.



Click here to to enter the contest.

Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) - Sindel Render
by Gambid on Aug 20, 2011 :: 2 Comments

Netherrealm Studios has just sent us a high-resolution render of Sindel. This render has never been released online before. We also received Kitana's and Mileena's renders in much higher resolutions than the previous versions we had. All three renders are available in our Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) renders section and Sindel's render can also be seen in this news article:

CONTEST: Win a Mortal Kombat 9 T-Shirt
by Gambid on Aug 19, 2011 :: 52 Comments

Just as promised, here is another Mortal Kombat Secrets Contest/Give-Away. And this time you will be competing for two Mortal Kombat 9 T-Shirts provided by MyTeeSpot. The T-Shirts are part of MyTeeSpot's latest Mortal Kombat t-shirts collection:



Click here to learn the details.

Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) Close to 3 000 000 Sold Copies
by Gambid on Aug 18, 2011 :: 12 Comments

GamSpot has reported that Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) has already sold close to 3 000 000 copies. Martin Tremblay, president of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment had the following thing to say:

With the launch of Mortal Kombat, we have already paid for the acquisition of the Midway assets, and we are just beginning to leverage this acquisition with much more to come.

Congratulations to Netherrealm Studios for this success. We can't wait to see what is coming next!

Freddy's Here: Vignette, TVSpot, MKast, Render & Bundle Pack
by Gambid on Aug 8, 2011 :: 14 Comments

Freddy's Vignette video and a TV Spot have just been released. Freddy Krueger is the 4th and currently last DLC Fighter for Mortal Kombat 9 and will be released on August 9th. In addition we just received Freddy Krueger's render:

Update (08.09.2011)
Freddy Krueger and the the last two Klassic Kostumes have just been released for XBox 360 and PlayStation 3 and we already have analyzed his moves and updated our Moves and Finishers Guide. We also received a short and an extended version of the TV Spot and the Vignette video which are now all also available for download.

Click on the image below to watch and/or download Freddy's TV Spots:



Click on the image below to watch and/or download Freddy's Vignette video:





The sixth episode of MKast has also been released and... you guessed right, it's about Freddy.

Click on the image below to watch the sixth episode of MKAst:



Here is also the official press release, which includes information about the Mortal Kombat DLC Warrior Bundle:

There has been one question on the minds of Mortal Kombat fans around the world. It has plagued their every hour, their every night, and even their darkest nightmares. When can I finally get my hands-on Freddy and pit him against my favorite Mortal Kombat warrior? Well the time has come and Freddy is officially available today!

In honor of today's official release of infamous dream stalker Freddy Krueger - the final DLC character - Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and NetherRealm Studios present a look into how Freddy came to enter the notorious Mortal Kombat coliseum. In an effort to return to the dream realm from where he came, Freddy must face-off against the game’s legendary warriors and prove that, even as a mortal, he and his demonically powered razor gloves can take down the toughest competition. Also available today is the all-new TV commercial featuring new footage of Freddy in action.

Featuring a complete move-set, an arcade ladder story ending and two brutal fatalities, Freddy is available today on Microsoft Xbox LIVE for 400 Microsoft Points or for download as part of the Microsoft Season Pass. He is also available for $4.99 on PlayStation Network or as part of the newly released “Mortal Kombat DLC Warrior Bundle” where all four DLC characters can be purchased for only $14.99.

Additionally, available today for both systems is a free compatibility pack featuring two additional skins – a classic-inspired never-before-seen Cyber Sub-Zero and Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3- inspired Sub-Zero.

CONTEST: Win a 10” Scorpion or Sub-Zero Collectable Statue
by Gambid on Aug 6, 2011 :: 26 Comments

Welcome to the next challenge. We are happy to announce the next Mortal Kombat Secrets contest. What is the prize? The prize is an amazing 10" (25,4 cm) collectable statue of Scorpion or Sub-Zero provided by Syco Collectibles:






Click here to learn the details.

Retro Cyber Sub-Zero and Klassic Sub-Zero Kostumes
by Gambid on Aug 5, 2011 :: 37 Comments

Netherrealm Studios just sent us the trailer for the Klassic Kostumes DLC that would be released with the release of Freddy Krueger: Retro Cyber Sub-Zero and Klassic Sub-Zero. We also received the renders. These Klassik Kostumes DLC will be released on August 9th and will be free:

Click on the image below to watch and/or download the video in our videos section:



EVO 2011 - Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) Tournament Results
by Gambid on Aug 1, 2011 :: 6 Comments

MOOOOOORTAAAAAAAAAAL KOOOOOOMBAAAAAAAAAAT!!!!! This is what the people in the audience were screaming as the Mortal Kombat 9 finals at EVO 2011 started. All the excitement proved one more time, why Mortal Kombat will always be at least one step ahead of the competition.

Perfect Legend won the tournament with a dramatic and intense battle against REO and walked away with the Grand Prize and a special Mortal Kombat 9 Champion Belt from Netherrealm Studios given him by Hector Sanchez, who was also present at the tournament. Here is also the list of the top 8 player:

1. (Winner) Perfect Legend (Kung Lao)
2. REO (Mileena, Cyrax)
3. JOP (Johnny Cage, Raiden)
4. Chris G (Reptile)
5. Denzell Terry (Liu Kang)
5. 16-bit (Kitana)
7. OnlineTony213 (Kabal)
7. ATL Redd (Liu Kang)

Congratulations to all winners.

Thanks to each and everyone who watched with us here on Mortal Kombat Secrets.

EVO 2011 Tournament - Information and Live Stream
by Gambid on Jul 30, 2011 :: 14 Comments

As the EVO 2011 Tournament is reaching its apex, the top 8 Players for Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) have been announced by Shoryuken:

Winners Bracket: Chris G, JOP, Perfect Legend, Denzell Terry
Losers Bracket: 16-bit, OnlineTony213, ATL Redd, REO

Congratulations to all of you who made it this far in the tournament, we wish you all good luck.

The Mortal Kombat 9 finals will take place Sunday, July 31st at 2:00 PM (PDT, GMT-7 Hours). Don't miss the first time a Mortal Kombat game has made it to this tournament. Below, we have embedded the Live Stream and the Chat room from the tournament. If you happen to go online, don't forget to mention the website that sent you ;)

Day 2 Records - Finals


Day 1 Records

Freddy Krueger and the Secret Origins of DLC Kharacters
by Gambid on Jul 24, 2011 :: 13 Comments

PlayStation.Blog has published a really interesting interview with Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon in which he gives some details on the creation of Freddy Krueger and the rest of the DLC Kharacters. From the article:

PlayStation.Blog: So what is the inspiration for bringing Freddy Krueger to Mortal Kombat as a DLC character?
Ed Boon, Creative Director, Netherrealm Studios: It was a number of things. It’s kind of hard to choose a character who would fit well into the Mortal Kombat universe, with the blood and violence that’s so associated with it. Kratos from God of War is a brutal, bloody character, so he makes sense. When we had the discussions about the DLC characters, we knew that we wanted to add a returning character, a new character, but also a guest character. That was one of the goals right from the beginning. A number of names were run by us: Jason, Michael Myers and all those guys. Freddy Kreuger, we felt, was the most instantly recognizable and he fits in with Mortal Kombat with his claws. It just seemed like the best fit.
...
PSB: Will Freddy’s ability to invade his victims’ dreams play into his Mortal Kombat incarnation in any way?
Yeah, you’ll see some of that. His story ending really plays into that. In the middle of a fight, you won’t see him entering a guy’s head in a dream sequence or anything, but there is plenty of dream-related stuff in his introduction animation, his victory stance, his fatalities and so forth.


Click here to read the entire article.

Freddy Krueger's Biography and Render
by Gambid on Jul 23, 2011 :: 8 Comments

Freddy Krueger's Biography and Render have been released on The Official Mortal Kombat Website. The Biography even goes into detail on how and why Freddy has two razor gloves instead of one. A detail that has been preventing fans from going to sleep ever since the character was announced:



Biography: A malevolent spirit of the Dream Realm, Freddy Krueger preys on the souls of the living as they sleep. When Shao Kahn began to steal Earthrealm's souls - souls Freddy considered his own - Freddy battled the emperor in the Dream Realm. But Shao Kahn's will was too strong. He pulled Freddy into the real world, where he was mortal, and defeated him. A badly injured yet determined Freddy fitted both his hands with demonically enhanced razor gloves. Once he has killed Shao Kahn he will find a way back to the Dream Realm, where he will torment Earthrealm's souls for eternity.

Freddy Krueger is the 4th and currently last DLC Kharacter for Mortal Kombat 9 and will be available on August 9th, 2011.

Have you missed Freddy Krueger's announcement trailer? You can watch and download it here:



Also, join the Freddy Krueger's discussion on our Forums and tell us what you think of this character.

We are constantly updating our Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) section so that we can offer the most up to date information.

Unmasked Sub-Zero for the 4th Kompatibility Pack
by Gambid on Jul 22, 2011 :: 14 Comments

Ever since the beginning of Comic-Con rumors have been flying around that Unmasked Sub-Zero and an alternative Kostume for Kabal will be the two free Klassic Kostumes that will be released as part of the 4th Kompatibility Pack and also with Freddy Kreuger, the 4th DLC Kharacter.



Now the Kabal rumors pretty much remain unconfirmed at this point in time but the rumor about the Unmasked Sub-Zero Klassik Kostume were confirmed when fellow Mortal Kombat website Test Your Might posted an image from Comin-Con.

We will update this news as soon as we hear something about Kabal.

Thanks to our member LIN_KUEI for the heads up on this story!

Have a news lead, let us know!

GameSpot: Tonight On The Spot - Mortal Kombat
by Gambid on Jul 22, 2011 :: 0 Comments

GameSpot published some live footage from Comic Con with gameplay from Mortal Kombat 9, including Freddy Krugger and Mortal Kombat: Arcade Kollection which includes Mortal Kombat 1, Mortal Kombat II and Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3. In an interview, Ed Boon also confirms that the the Studio has started working on the next game and that this might be the last DLC, or may be not.

Click here to watch the stream.

Freddy Krueger Joins Mortal Kombat (4th DLC) - Updated
by Gambid on Jul 22, 2011 :: 84 Comments

It was just announced that Freddy Krueger will be joining Mortal Kombat 9 as the 4th DLC Kharacter. Freddy Krueger is a fictional character from the Nightmare on Elm Street series of horror films. The 4th DLC Kharacter will be released on August 9th. Don't believe us, check the announcement trailer.

Click on the image below to watch or to download the announcement trailer:



Want to know more about the character, click here.

Are you happy or are you more upset about this news, click Comment and let us know!

Rain Concept Art Images and MKast
by Gambid on Jul 21, 2011 :: 0 Comments

Netherrealm Studios has just released the fifth episode of the second season of MKast. In this episode the team talks about the creation of Rain in one of the best MKasts so far. In addition to this, we received Rain concept art images:
Click on the image below to see all the new concept art images:



Click on the image below to watch the MKast in our videos section:



You can now also find Rain's Moves, Kombos and Finishers Guide with Damage Information in our Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) - Special Moves and Finishers Guide. His bio and ending have also been added.

Mortal Kombat GameStop Event @ San Diego Comic-Con
by Gambid on Jul 20, 2011 :: 3 Comments

We just received a lot more information and the schedule for the upcoming Mortal Kombat events at this years Comic-Con:

Mortal Kombat has been a massive hit this year, and the hits keep on coming: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is inviting fans to get their Mortal Kombat fix at San Diego ComicCon 2011!

First, the acclaimed Mortal Kombat Legacy series will lead off with a signing at the Warner Bros. Booth (#4545). Fans can come and get autographs and pictures with stars from the series as well as Mortal Kombat co-creator and NetherRealm Studios Creative Director Ed Boon on Thursday, July 21 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. This will be followed by a “Warner Premiere Digital Series” panel at the Hilton Bayfront – Indigo Room (Thursday, July 21 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.) where the ninth and final installment of Mortal Kombat Legacy will be world-premiered. During the panel, Ed Boon will make a guest appearance to reveal the identity of the unannounced and much speculated fourth DLC character for Mortal Kombat!

Finally, Mortal Kombat fans will get an exclusive first chance to play with this new warrior before he is available on XBLA or PSN. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is inviting gamers to come to the GameStop near the convention center on Thursday, July 21 from 7:00-10:00 p.m. to get some hands-on time with the latest kombatant alongside Ed Boon and participate in a tournament for some great prizes. Here are the details:

Mortal Kombat GameStop Event – San Diego ComicCon 2011
Timing: 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 21
Location: GameStop in the Westfield Horton Plaza
Address: 530 Horton Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101

Directions from the Convention Center:

1) Head down 1st Street
2) Turn Right on West G St
3) Turn left on 3rd St (enter Horton Plaza)
4) Event is on Level 5 near Macy’s and GameStop

Mortal Kombat At Comic-Con 2011
by Gambid on Jul 19, 2011 :: 10 Comments

It looks like Mortal Kombat will be present at this years Comic-Con with much more than just Mortal Kombat: Legacy and the debut of its ninth and final episode. Members of the development team are also going to be there showing the game and revealing the mysterious fourth DLC Character. More information can be obtained from the following two info pages:

Klassik MKII Jade and Kitana Kostumes Trailer + Renders
by Gambid on Jul 16, 2011 :: 24 Comments

Netherrealm Studios just sent us the trailer for the Klassic Kostumes DLC for Kitana and Jade. These new costumes are inspired by their look in Mortal Kombat II. We also received the renders. This Klassik Kostumes DLC will be released on July 19th with the release of the third DLC Kharacter Rain. The Klassic Kostumes DLC will be free:

Click on the image below to watch and/or download the video in our videos section:





Thanks to site members jms.blt, LIN_KUEI for the heads-up on this story.

Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) - Rain's Vignette (Updated)
by Gambid on Jul 14, 2011 :: 16 Comments

Rain's Vignette video has just been released. The purple Edenian ninja, who betrayed his Realm and joined Shao Kahn is the third out of four currently announced DLC Kharacters The release date for Rain is July 19th. From the official press release we also learned witch fighters are getting additional costumes:

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and NetherRealm Studios present an all-new video introducing players to the latest DLC warrior, Rain, a power-hungry fighter who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. The third of four new downloadable warriors, Rain will be available on Microsoft Xbox LIVE for 400 Microsoft Points or $4.99 on PlayStation Network starting on July 19th. Rain will be available on the same date for users who have purchased the Microsoft Season Pass. Also releasing on that date will be a free compatibility pack featuring two klassic skins – Mortal Kombat 2-inspired Jade and Kitana.

Click on the image below to watch and/or download the video:



Thanks to our site member amirali for the heads-up on this story!

Rain's Biography and Wallpaper Released
by Gambid on Jul 13, 2011 :: 6 Comments

Rain's release is almost upon us and the developers over at Netherrealm Studios have updated The Official Mortal Kombat Website with his Wallpaper and Biogrphy:



Biography: A refugee orphaned by Shao Kahn's conquest, Rain grew up under the protection of the Edenian Resistance. An exceptional fighter, he soon rose through their ranks. As his reputation grew, so did his arrogance. When Rain demanded leadership of the Resistance forces, he was refused. Infuriated, he turned against his rebel comrades and betrayed them to their sworn enemy. In payment for this treason, Rain was promised his own army by the emperor Shao Kahn. Power would be his - no matter the cost.

We have been busy too. We are constantly updating our Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) section so that we can offer the most up to date information.

Rain's Gamplay Trailer and Release Date (Updated)
by Gambid on Jul 11, 2011 :: 14 Comments

Netherrealm Studios just released Rain's Gameplay Trailer. The trailer also announces the release date for this third DLC Kharacter and it is July 19th:

Click on the image below to watch and/or download the video:

Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) Rain Render
by Gambid on Jul 8, 2011 :: 8 Comments

Netherrealm Studios just sent us the the official render of Rain. Rain is the third of four announced DLC Kharacters for Mortal Kombat 9 and will be release later this month:

How To: Use the Season Pass
by Gambid on Jul 8, 2011 :: 0 Comments

It seems that a lot of people have problems with the way the Season Pass for XBox 360 works, so here is a small how to:

Thank you for purchasing the Mortal Kombat Season Pass on Xbox 360. Once the Season Pass has been purchased, you must access all downloadable content using the menus within the Mortal Kombat game. WARNING: If you access DLC through the Xbox Marketplace after purchasing the Season Pass and not through the steps below, Microsoft will charge you full price for that item.

To properly access DLC for those who purchased the Season Pass, please follow the directions below:

1. From the main menu, select EXTRAS
2. In the EXTRAS menu, select DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT
3. Scroll through the menu to find the specific content you are looking for
4. Follow the on-screen prompts to download your content

If you experience any problems with downloadable content or the Season Pass, please contact WB Games Customer Service Department by calling (410) 568-3680 or via email at support@wbgames.com.

Kenshi MKast, Render and Concept Art Images
by Gambid on Jul 6, 2011 :: 2 Comments

Netherrealm Studios has just released the fourth episode of the second season of MKast. In this episode the team talks about the creation of Kenshi. In addition to this, we received Kenshi's render and a lot of great art work:

Click on the image below to watch the video in our videos section:





You can now also find Kenshi's Moves, Kombos and Finishers Guide with Damage Information in our Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) - Special Moves and Finishers Guide. His bio and ending have also been added.

Klassik Noob Saibot and Smoke Trailer + Renders
by Gambid on Jul 2, 2011 :: 10 Comments

Netherrealm Studios just sent us the trailer Klassic Kostumes DLC for Noob Saibot and Smoke. We also received two renders of the fighters. This Klassik Kostumes DLC will be released on July 5th with the release of the second DLC Kharacter Kenshi. The Klassic Kostumes DLC will be free:

Click on the image below to watch and/or download the video in our videos section:



Fix De-Sync on XBox360 with Pre-Order Skins (Updated)
by Gambid on Jul 2, 2011 :: 0 Comments

Netherrealm Studios just published an updated version of the fix to deal with the online de-sync issues with the Klassic Kostumes on XBox 360. Follow these few steps:

De-synchronization errors have been reported in online play of Mortal Kombat. The issues are specifically with the original downloads of the retail exclusive pre-order Klassic Skins. Anyone playing Mortal Kombat with the original pre-order skins installed will cause de-synchronization against anyone they play. Fixes are in progress for both platforms, with details below.

For Xbox 360
In order to fix the desynchronization errors on the Xbox 360, you must manually re-download the Klassic Kostume DLC files from the Xbox Live Marketplace. Re-downloading the Klassic Skins Pack will not fix the problem. You must re-download the original pre-order skin(s). Instructions for re-downloading:

1. Hit the guide button (XBox Logo button on controller)
2. Go to the right to the tab labelled "Settings"
3. Select "Account Management"
4. Select "Download History"
5. Select the pre-order DLC you wish to re-download.
6. Choose "download again"

If you have re-downloaded the Klassic Skins and are still experiencing desynchronization errors, it is because the person you are playing is still using the older skins. Both players must re-download the content to fix the issue.

For PS3
A patch is in progress to solve this issue for PS3 users. We expect to release the patch the week of 7/4. We will update this message once our timing is confirmed.

Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) - Kenshi's Vignette
by Gambid on Jul 2, 2011 :: 0 Comments

Kanshi's Vignette video has just been released. Kenshi, the blind swordsman, who first appeared in Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance is the second of four DLC Kharacters, who will be released this summer. The release date for Kanshi is July 5th:

Click on the image below to watch and/or download the video in our videos section:

Kenshi Renders, Wallpaper and Bio + Skarlet Wallpaper
by Gambid on Jun 29, 2011 :: 0 Comments

The people at Netherrealm Studios have been busy preparing for yet another DLC character release, Kenshi. The Official Mortal Kombat Website has been updated with information about the character, including images and biography. Additionally Skarlet's Fatality Wallpaper has been released:



Biography: For years the swordsman Kenshi traveled the world in search of worthy opponents. When a mysterious elderly man named Song offered to show him the location of Sento, an ancient sword worthy of his abilities, Kenshisuccumbed to pride. He followed Song to a tomb wherein lay the Well of Souls. When Kenshi retrieved the sword, spirits of ancient warriors spewed forth, blinding him. Song then revealed himself to be Shang Tsung. He consumed thesouls, leaving Kenshi in the dark labyrinth to die. But Sento called to Kenshi. It led him out of the tomb and revealed his lost heritage as a descendant of the warriors who had been buried there. Kenshi vowed to slay Shang Tsung and free the souls of his ancestors.



We have already updated our Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) section which now includes Kenshi's bio.

Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) - Kenshi Gameplay Trailer (Updated)
by Gambid on Jun 27, 2011 :: 5 Comments

Skarlet isn't even cold yet and Netherrealm Studios released the trailer for the second DLC Kharacter, the swordsman, who originally appeared in Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance, Kenshi. He will be released on July 5th:

Click on the image below to watch or download the video:

How to: Fix De-Sync on XBox360 with Klassic Kharacter Skins
by Gambid on Jun 26, 2011 :: 2 Comments

Netherrealm Studios just published a fix to deal with the online de-sync issues with the Klassic Kostumes on XBox 360. Follow these few steps:

The steps to redownload the retro skins are as follows:
1. Hit the guide button (XBox Logo button on controller)
2. Go to the right to the tab labelled "Settings"
3. Select "Account Management"
4. Select "Download History"
5. Select the pre-order DLC you wish to re-download.
6. Choose "download again"

Repeat this for each skin that you have downloaded. Fix is still in the works for PS3.

Chaos Around Skarlet's Release in EU PSN
by Gambid on Jun 23, 2011 :: 5 Comments

Despite the announcement that Skarlet would be released in Europe on June 22nd, a technical issue prevented this to happen on the PlayStation Network. To make fans even more mad and dissapointed, WB Games UK listed the Klassic Skins DLC Pack with a price that was twice as much as the announced. To address these problems and to calm down the fans, WB Games UK tweeted the following announcements:

Due to technical issues, Skarlet DLC will not be available to PSN users in Europe until next week. We apologise for any inconvenience.

The posted price of the MK Classic Skins pack on PSN is incorrect and being rectified to £3.19 for UK users and €3.99 for European users.

The Mortal Kombat Klassic Skins pack is now priced correctly at £3.19/€3.99 and equivalent on the SCEE PlayStation Store.

Consumers who purchased pack at the incorrect price will automatically have the difference refunded to their PlayStation Store wallet ASAP

Skarlet Is Here, Kenshi & Rain Image, Noob & Smoke Skins
by Gambid on Jun 22, 2011 :: 5 Comments

Skarlet, the very first DLC Kharacter for Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) has been released. And with her a little more information about the DLCs to come has been revealed. Kenshi and Rain will be released in July and the fourth DLC Kharacter will be released in August.

Each DLC Kharacter will come with 2 Klassic Kostumes. The first two have also been announced and they are for Noob Saibot and Smoke. Take a look at the pictures:



We have also updated our Mortal Kombat 9 Bios, Endings and Special Moves and Finishers Guide. All of these pages now include information about Skarlet.

Thanks to our site member Tiago7 for the heads-up on this story.

MKast - Season 2 Episode 3 (Skarlet) Released
by Gambid on Jun 21, 2011 :: 4 Comments

Netherrealm Studios has just released the third episode of the second season of MKast. In this episode the team over at Netherrealm Studios talks about the creation of Skarlet:

Click on the image below to watch the video in our videos section:



Thanks to Tiago7 for the heads-up on this story!

Skarlet Artwork and Render
by Gambid on Jun 20, 2011 :: 3 Comments

Netherrealm Studios just sent us these Skarlet artwork images to celebrate her release tomorrow:

Klassic Cyrax And Sektor Trailer + Season Pass Announced
by Gambid on Jun 17, 2011 :: 17 Comments

Netherrealm Studios just sent us the trailer for the soon to be released Klassic Kostumes DLC for Cyrax and Sektor. Additionally a Season Pass for purchase of all four DLC Characters was announced:

Click on the image below to watch and/or download the video in our videos section:



Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and NetherRealm Studios are excited to announce the Mortal Kombat Season Pass which will offer Mortal Kombat fans an added incentive to buy all four new Add-on warriors at one time for a reduced price instead of when purchasing them individually. The first Mortal Kombat downloadable warrior, Skarlet, will be available for download starting June 21st and will be followed by Kenshi, Rain, and an unannounced new entrant to the Mortal Kombat tournament! Each warrior will come with a full move set, a ladder arcade story ending and two fatalities.

Available for purchase starting June 21st, the Mortal Kombat Season Pass will allow users to buy all four downloadable warriors as a package for 1200 Microsoft points. Each individual warrior can be purchased when they release for 400 Microsoft points. Each warrior will become unlocked for download as they become available throughout the summer.

Further, in order to allow for seamless online play with the new downloadable warriors, free compatibility packs will be required to download with the release of each new warrior. As an added incentive, each compatibility pack will come with two FREE klassic skins - the first of which are being released with Skarlet will be Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 inspired Cyrax and Sektor. Gamers who purchase the Mortal Kombat Season Pass (or individual Add-on content) will automatically get the free klassic skins when they download each warrior. Those who do not purchase the Mortal Kombat Season Pass or the Add-ons, will be able to download the compatibility packs for free and have access to the klassic skins as well. Please note: The Mortal Kombat Season Pass is only available for purchase on Microsoft's Xbox LIVE. PlayStation users will also have full access to the individual DLC warriors (for $4.99), the compatibility packs, and the FREE klassic skins.

Skarlet's Vignette, Rain, Klassic Cyrax and Sektor Announced
by Gambid on Jun 15, 2011 :: 16 Comments

Updated: 06.15.2011: A lot of exciting new information has just been released. Skarlet's Vignette video is now online:

Click on the image below to watch and/or download the video in our videos section:



Skarlet will be available on June 21, 2011 in the US and on June 22, 2011 in the EU together with the previously released in the US Klassic Kostumes DLC. The price of the Skarlet DLC package on Microsoft Xbox Live Arcade will be 400 Microsoft Points and on PlayStation Network $4.99.

The vignette video also announces the third DLC Kharacter and he is the fan favorite and the much requested Rain. So far announced are Skarlet, Kenshi and Rain so there is one spot left for the summer releases.

With the release of every DLC Character a free compatibility pack will be released, so that people without the DLC Kharacters can play online against people who have then.

And last but not least, the Klassic Kostumes of Cyrax and Sektor will be available as part of both, the Skarlet DLC pack and the free compatibility download. Netherrealm Studios sent us their renders. Enjoy:

Skarlet Images and Biography
by Gambid on Jun 9, 2011 :: 8 Comments

The people at Netherrealm Studios have been busy preparing for the release of the first DLC characters, Skarlet. The Official Mortal Kombat Website has been updated with information about the character and GameSpot released three new screenshots:



Biography: Shao Kahn has many warriors under his command, but his trust lies solely in the fighters of his own creation. Warrior blood gathered from countless battlefields, fused with sorcery, produced his most effective enforcer yet: Skarlet. An expert tracker, she preys on those deemed enemies of the empire. During kombat, Skarlet gains strength from her opponent's blood, absorbing it through her skin. Shao Kahn has a new mission for this formidable kombatant: discover Quan Chi's true intentions and kill him if he plots betrayal of the emperor.



We have been busy too. We are updating our Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) section every day to offer you the latest information.

E3: GameTrailers Interviews Ed Boon
by Gambid on Jun 8, 2011 :: 8 Comments

Less than an hour ago, GameTrailers had the chance to interview Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon at this years E3, where the DLC character Skarlet is playable for the first time. During the interview Ed Boon revealed his and Netherrealm Studios' plans for the future:

- The current priority of the team is to support Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) through DLC Characters. The plan is to release new DLC Characters the entire summer, with at least 4 being currently planned. The first two are Skarlet and Kenshi. Skarlet will be available in the next few weeks but no date has been specified. During the interview you can see both of her Fatalities. Ed Boon once again confirms that the number of released DLC packages will mostly depend on whether fan's download them. He promises big surprises with the DLC Characters.
- Ed Boon also mentions that big things are coming up but he cannot talk about them just yet. Somehow the name of Kratos and guests pops up in the context. He also mentions that games like Mortal Kombat would look nice on PS Vita, PSP's successor which means that the door is wide open and we may see a release on that platform at some point in the future.
- When asked about where the team is going from here in the plans for a future game, Ed Boon points out several possible directions. He would love to further expand the Cinematic experience of the game (seen in Story mode). He does not think that we have seen the last of the characters who died in the game. The team also wants to expand into different genres. So, who knows, the next Mortal Kombat might be a new Action Adventure or something completely different. However he confirms that things aren't even on paper yet, so these are really just ideas.



Click here to watch the Live stream and rewind to 05:19 to watch the interview itself.

Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) - Skarlet Gameplay Trailer
by Gambid on May 31, 2011 :: 9 Comments

We have just received the first official Skarlet Gameplay Trailer. Skarlet is the first DLC Character for Mortal Kombat 9 and at the same time the first new character in the game:

Click on the image below to watch or to download the video:

Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) - Klassic Kostumes Trailer
by Gambid on May 27, 2011 :: 8 Comments

The previously announced Klassic Kostumes Trailer has been released:

The first downloadable pack offers gamers a chance to get all of the pre-order content in one set. The collection consists of seven pre-order klassic character skins for Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Reptile, Ermac, Mileena, Jade and Kitana and klassic fatalities for Reptile, Scorpion and Sub-Zero. The pack will be available starting June 7th on Microsoft Xbox Live Arcade for 400 Microsoft Points or $4.99 on PlayStation Network.

Click on the image below to watch and download the video in our videos section:

Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) XBox Avatars Koming on June 2nd
by Gambid on May 27, 2011 :: 4 Comments

Today Netherrealm Studios announced that Mortal Kombat avatars and accessories are going to be released for XBox 360 on June 2nd:



More DLC information will be released in the coming days with a Klassik Kostumes trailer later today and a gameplay trailer of the first DLC Character Skarlet next Monday.

Klassik Kostumes and Fatalities DLC Koming Soon
by Gambid on May 26, 2011 :: 27 Comments

Ed Boon tweeted today that the Klassic Kostumes and Fatalities are coming soon as a one package DLC:

The 7 Klassic outfits & 3 Klassic fatalities that were retailer exclusives will be bundled into one DLC package. Trailer coming on Friday

The 7 Klassic outfits are for: Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Reptile, Ermac, Kitana, Mileena and Jade
The 3 Klassic Fatalities are for: Scorpion, Sub-Zero and Reptile.

Still no word on a concrete release date but we will at least see a new trailer soon.

No word on the previously leaked Sektor and Cyrax Klassic Kostumes.

Mortal Kombat (2011) Hotfix Released
by Gambid on May 26, 2011 :: 6 Comments

In an attempt to keep Mortal Kombat (2011) as balanced as possible even after its release Netherrealm Studios continues to release Hotfixes for newly discovered gameplay issues. Below you can find the list of all changes as published on the official Hotfixes Thread:

Ver. 0.127S-208-FD70F4B3 (Xbox 360) / Ver. 0.127S-208- A0FAD3CF (PS3) *released 5/20/2011
- Reduced some of Kung Lao’s combo and overall damage.
- Reduced the damage on some special moves.
- Increased the damage scaling after Kitana’s Enhanced ground fan toss.
- Adjusted some juggle’s damage scaling.
- Reduced the damage on some basic combos that were doing too much damage without using any meter.
- Increased Sheeva’s damage output for several of her moves and attacks.
- Temporarily Changed around some of Sonya’s fighting style properties to reduce her ability to lock someone down in block stun.
- Changed Kano’s Towards Front Kick to a low block.
- Reduced the recovery on Kano’s Upball to be closer to Johnny Cage’s Flip Kick recovery.
- Increased the damage of some of Baraka’s special moves and attacks.
- It is easier to juggle combo after hitting someone with Baraka’s chopchop on the ground.
- Increased the damage scaling on a frozen opponent.
- Baraka’s Away Front Kick, Front Punch combo is now a true popup.

The Making of Fatalities Videos (Updated: 05.26.2011)
by Gambid on May 24, 2011 :: 8 Comments

New Mortal Kombat (2011) video has been published by Fear Net. The video goes behind the scenes of Mortal Kombat (2011) and explains how Fatalities are being created:

Update: 05.25.2011

We just received our own HD version of the video which is now available on our site. Enjoy:

Update: 05.26.2011

The video is now also available for download.

Click on the image below to watch and/or download the video in our videos section:

25 Alternative Costumes Concept Art Images
by Gambid on May 19, 2011 :: 6 Comments

Netherrealm Studios has just sent us 25 renders of the alternative costumes of almost all fighters from Mortal Kombat (2011). Enjoy:

Mortal Kombat 2011 Sells More than Million Copies in the USA
by Gambid on May 14, 2011 :: 7 Comments

GiantBomb reported today that Mortal Kombat (2011) with its Aptil 19th release has sold over 900 000 copies and currently dominates the April chart:

- Mortal Kombat
- Portal 2
- Lego Star Wars III: Clone Wars
- Call of Duty: Black Ops
- Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters
- Crysis 2
- Just Dance 2
- Michael Jackson: The Experience
- Pokemon White
- NBA 2K11

After the article was posted, Ed Boon added that the number is only for the US and the Kollector's and the Tournament Editions are not included and Mortal Kombat 9 has in fact sold more than a million copies.

Click here to read the entire article.

Mortal Kombat Klassic Fight Stick by PDP
by Gambid on May 8, 2011 :: 0 Comments

A new Mortal Kombat fight stick will soon be in stores. It is once again produced by Performance Designed Products (PDP) and GameStop is the first to give us a sneak peak. The stick is available for pre-order from their website for both PlayStation 3 and XBox 360. The fight stick itself will be released on July 1st, 2011.



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National Mortal Kombat 9 Tournament
by Gambid on May 8, 2011 :: 4 Comments

The Official Mortal Kombat Website and PDP announced the National Mortal Kombat 9 Tournament. Hurry and sign up. The tournament will take place on May 14 - May 15 2011 in Las Vegas. For more information click on the image below:



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Official Mortal Kombat 9 Website Receives an Update
by Gambid on May 8, 2011 :: 4 Comments

The Official Mortal Kombat Website has been updated and now contains a what could be called a front page with videos and Leaderboards. New on the site is also the section about Shang Tsung that has his render and an image of his arena, Shang Tsung's Gardens. Sadly, this page has taken the place of Shao Kahn's own page:



Visit our own Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) section for the most up to date Kodes, Secrets, Special and Finishing Moves, Videos, Trailers, Wallpapers and other media.

Shang Tsung's Gameplay Trailer and King Of The Hill Trailer
by Gambid on Apr 15, 2011 :: 5 Comments

Two new Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) trailers have been released: Shang Tsung's Story/Gameplay Trailer and the King Of the Hill Mode Trailer:

Come back tomorow as we might have some of the even for download:





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Machinima Mortal Kombat Live Stream
by Gambid on Apr 12, 2011 :: 0 Comments

The Machinima Mortal Kombat live stream has started. Guests are members of the development team of Mortal Kombat 9 and cast and crew members of the Mortal Kombat: Legacy Series:

For those of you who missed the live stream, here are the two recorded videos:





Live Updates (Highlight to see - BEWARE HUGE SPOILER WARNING):

Kevin Tancharoen reveals Mortal Kombat: Legacy details:
We saved Liu Kang and Kung Lao for Season 2.
Season 1 of Mortal Kombat: Legacy has 9 episodes.
Episode 4 tells the story of Kitana and Mileena.
We will see Cyrax in either episode 8 or 9.
Episode 3 is supposed to be Johnny Cage's episode.

Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) Story Mode is shown for the very first time. We see how Mortal Kombat: Armageddon ends.



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The Women Of Mortal Kombat
by Gambid on Apr 10, 2011 :: 21 Comments

Sonya Blade, Kitana and Mileena will appear at the Mortal Kombat pan-European tournament final held at the The Gadget Show on Sunday, April 17th at Birmingham's NEC Centre, UK.

Warner Bros has released 3 promotional videos.

Click on the image below to watch the videos in our videos section:



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Nightwolf Story/Gameplay Trailer
by Gambid on Apr 10, 2011 :: 5 Comments

Nightwolf's Story/Gameplay Trailer has been released:

Click on the image below to watch the video in our videos section:



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Thanks to our forum member Tiago7 for the heads-up on this story.

Mortal Kombat Sponsores Race Car
by Gambid on Apr 10, 2011 :: 3 Comments

WB Games and Gamestop will be sponsoring a race car in the NASCAR Nationwide Series.

The race is the Aaron's 312 at Talladega and will take place on April 16th. The race will be broadcasted on ESPN2 at 3PM EST



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Shang Tsung's Vignette Released (Update: 04.09.2011)
by Gambid on Apr 7, 2011 :: 2 Comments

GameSpot has just released Shang Tsung's Vignette:

Update: 04.09.2011

Click on the image below to watch or to download the video in our videos section:



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Mortal Kombat (2011) Has Gone GOLD
by Gambid on Apr 5, 2011 :: 17 Comments

In a pres release Netherrealm Studios and Warner Bros announced that Mortal Kombat (2011) has gone gold, which means that the game has been finished. From the press release:

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and NetherRealm Studios today announce that Mortal Kombat has officially gone gold on the PlayStation(r)3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360(r) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Scheduled to launch on April 19, Mortal Kombat is the most brutal installment of the legendary fighting game to date and is currently available for pre-order at all major retailers across North America.

Being developed by NetherRealm Studios, led by Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon, the newest chapter of the iconic fight franchise marks a triumphant return to the series' mature presentation and a reinvention of its classic 2D fighting mechanic. Driven by an all new graphics engine, the fan favorite Fatality is back and presented in more gory detail than ever before. In addition, Mortal Kombat introduces a number of new game-play features including tag team, a deep story mode, and, exclusively for the PS3, Stereoscopic 3D. Players can choose from an extensive lineup of the game's iconic warriors and challenge their friends in traditional 1 vs. 1 matches, or take on several new game modes including Challenge Tower and the soon-to-be-announced online modes.

For more information, please visit www.themortalkombat.com or www.facebook.com/mortalkombat.

This product has been rated M for Mature by ESRB.




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SPOILER WARNING: The Leaks
by Gambid on Apr 4, 2011 :: 39 Comments

You have probably heard about or even seen the images that were leaked after the PlayStation 3 DEMO version of the game was hacked. It took me a while to decide whether it is ethical to post these or not but actually the time solved the problem. So here are all the leaked images from the demo-version of the game.

Check out the comments of this news where you will find the images. I decided not to post them on the front page, because I do not want to spoil the game for the people who do not want that.

In the comments you will find: an image of the select screen of the game with all fighters on it, including two of the hidden fighters, VS pictures for a lot of fighter, ladder images, mugshots and arena images.

BEWARE: THESE ARE MAJOR SPOILERS.

The images were originally posted on the Russian Mortal Kombat fan site MKServer.

Thanks to each and everyone who E-Mail-ed us with information about this news, including Aleksandar, Darkness Rain, Carlos Contreras, Tiago7...

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Shang Tsung's character Wallpaper and Mini Render
by Gambid on Apr 4, 2011 :: 4 Comments

Shang Tsung's character wallpaper and mini render have been released:



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Fight Dirty! - Starring Johnny Cage (Update: 04.04.2011)
by Gambid on Apr 1, 2011 :: 26 Comments

Johnny Cage's Story Trailer trailer with the title Fight Dirty! - Starring Johnny Cage has just been released:

Click on the image below to watch and download the video in our videos section:



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All Female Tag Team Trailer
by Gambid on Apr 1, 2011 :: 0 Comments

Italian gaming website Multiplayer has posted an exclusive Mortal Kombat gameplay video that shows Tag Team mode with Jade, Sindel, Kitana and Mileena.



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Rumor: Warner Bros. Joining 'Online Pass' Camp With MK 2011
by Gambid on Apr 1, 2011 :: 0 Comments

Joystiq has reported that Warner Bros might adopt a new Online Pass system with Mortal Kombat that will disable Online Play unless a one time registration code is entered. The code will be present when you purchase the game but will not be valid for second hand copies. Owners of these will have to purchase the code separately. From the article:

Warner Bros. may be following in the (very large) footsteps of Electronic Arts and THQ when it comes to discouraging -- or at least profiting from -- the sale of used games. Joystiq has learned from a tipster that when Mortal Kombat hits shelves on April 19, its box will include an "online pass" token that must be redeemed before playing online. At present, WBIE evidently intends to do the same for its high-profile releases F.E.A.R. 3 and Batman: Arkham City. Since the latter won't feature multiplayer, though, the token would have to unlock some other (equally attractive) content.

According to an email obtained from our source, which appears intended for retailers, WBIE won't be promoting the pass -- in fact, no reference to it will appear on the game's packaging. Instead, it is apparently providing retailers with details on the pass, including how to purchase a new one if you're buying a used copy of the game. Unsurprisingly, a new pass will run 800 Microsoft Points / $10 for Xbox 360 and PS3, respectively. As with EA's titles, there will be a free two-day "trial period" before players are prompted to either enter the code or purchase a pass. We've contacted WBIE for comment on this information. You can find an excerpt from the retailer email past the break.

Mortal Kombat, available on April 19 for the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, includes a one-time-use registration code that gives players access to all online modes in the game. Players who do not have a code will get a free two-day trial of the online play and then be able to purchase the online modes for 800 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE Marketplace and $9.99 on the PlayStation Network.


Click here to read the entire article.

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Shang Tsung's Shadow Wallpaper
by Gambid on Mar 30, 2011 :: 7 Comments

Shang Tsung's Shadow Wallpaper has been released:



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First DLC Characters Revealed: Kenshi And Lady in Red
by Gambid on Mar 30, 2011 :: 21 Comments

In an interview for CVG Mortal Kombat Senior Producer Hans Lo revealed the identities of the first two downloadable characters for the soon to be released game. The two characters are the mysterious Lady in Red, partially revealed by Ed Boon a few months back and Kenshi, the blind swordsman who first appeared in Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance and was one of the most successful new characters in the game. From the article:

The developer told CVG in a recent interview that it doesn't want MK 2011's add-on content to be limited to simple costume or stage additions - and the new characters it's working on will have "all the good stuff".

"They won't be copy and pasted from characters already in the game - they're going to have their own unique fighting styles, moves, fatalities and x-rays - all the good stuff," producer Hans Lo told CVG.

"[The two we're adding] are Kenshi, who players will recognise from previous MK games, and more excitingly we're adding Scarlet.

"Anyone who knows the history of Mortal Kombat will tell you that back in the days of the arcade - when they did just palette swap characters to come up with multiple fighters in the game - there was a glitch in one of the old arcade machines that caused the Jade/Katana/Milena female ninja to glitch and turn red.

"People always thought it was a hidden unlockable character and it wasn't, it was purely a programming glitch. They've always speculated and in fact it was the fans who named her Scarlet to begin with. She's no longer a glitch - she's an actual character, and she'll be coming pretty soon post-launch."

Another character said to be planned for the fighter is MK2 sub-boss Kintaro. Netherrealm said it'll continue to work on DLC for Mortal Kombat "as long as people are playing it".


The article had since been (re)moved from the website but the google cache is still available.

Thanks to Carlos Contreras, Noob Saibot and all the others for the heads-up on this story.

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Raiden's Fatality Trailer
by Gambid on Mar 26, 2011 :: 5 Comments

Raiden's Fatality Trailer has been released through GameStops's Mortal Kombat Widget:

Click here to download the widget if you don't already have it.

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Eurogamer: Exclusive Tag Team Ninja Throwdown Video
by Gambid on Mar 25, 2011 :: 13 Comments

Eurogamer has posted an exclusive Mortal Kombat gameplay video that shows Tag Team in action.

Click here to watch it.

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Kratos vs Mortal Kombat: Ed Boon and Stig Interview
by Gambid on Mar 25, 2011 :: 7 Comments

In an interview for the PlayStation Blog Ed Boon and Stig discuss a lot of details about the development of the Kratos character and his involvement in the latest Mortal Kombat game. Several screenshots are part of the article:



Click here to read the blog post and to watch the interview.

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Kratos Gameplay Trailer + TV Spot (Updated 03.29.2011)
by Gambid on Mar 23, 2011 :: 11 Comments

Gamespot has released two Mortal Kombat videos: Kratos Gameplay Trailer and a new Mortal Kombat TV Spot:

Update (03.29.2011): Kratos Gameplay Trailer is now Available for DOWNLOAD

Click on the image below to watch and download the video in our videos section:



Klassik Scorpion And Mileena Costumes Ad
by Gambid on Mar 23, 2011 :: 7 Comments

A Klassik Scorpion And Mileena Costumes Ad has just been released. The Ad is used by GameStop to promote the Mortal Kombat:

Click on the image below to watch the video in our videos section:



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Kabal Revealed
by Gambid on Mar 18, 2011 :: 15 Comments

Kabal has been revealed on GameTrailersTV. One of his Fatalities has been shown too.



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Raiden's Story Trailer (Updated 03.24.2011)
by Gambid on Mar 18, 2011 :: 8 Comments

Eurogamer has just released Raiden's Story Trailer:

Click on the image below to watch or to download the video in our videos section:



Update: 02.24.2011
The video is now available for download as well.

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Shao Kahn's Environment's Video (Updated: 03.15.2011)
by Gambid on Mar 14, 2011 :: 7 Comments

Shao Kahn's Coliseum's Environment Bio video has been released:

Click on the image below to watch or to download the video in our videos section:



From the video:

To entertain the denizens of Outworld--and remind them of his brutality--Shao Kahn presides over fighting exhibitions in this enormous Coliseum. The emperor’s throne is positioned at the very center of the structure: the ideal vantage point from which to savor the blood and fear of the kombatants. For these tournaments are no mere sport. Enemies of the empire are routinely cast into the arena to fight for their very lives. The victors are celebrated; the victims have their remains scattered among the spectators, who show their displeasure by hurling the severed heads to the arena floor.


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Raiden's Vignette Released (Updated: 03.15.2011)
by Gambid on Mar 10, 2011 :: 11 Comments

GameSpot has just released Raiden's Vignette:

Update: 03.15.2011

Click on the image below to watch or to download the video in our videos section:



In this video we see Raiden in action for the first time. Sheeva also makes her first appearance. Please note, this does not mean that the character is confirmed.

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Raiden's and Kung Lao's Art Images
by Gambid on Mar 9, 2011 :: 10 Comments

We have two new character art images for you, Raiden and Kung Lao:



In addition, Italian Mortal Kombat fansite and our affiliate Inside Mortal Kombat posted 4 others art images taken from the a press release about a Mortal Kombat tournament in Italy:



Want to watch the Demo Montage Trailer? Click here then.

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Raiden Wallpaper and Small Render, DEMO NOW AVAILABLE
by Gambid on Mar 9, 2011 :: 13 Comments

Raiden's character wallpaper and mini render have been released:



And don't forget that the Mortal Kombat DEMO for PlayStation 3 is already available for PlayStation PLUS users. The game looks great from what we have seen so far. There is a reward waiting for you if you beat the tower:



In the demo you can finally see some footage of Shang Tsung and Kratos in action.

Want to watch the Demo Montage Trailer? Click here then.

MK(2011) on Game Developers Conference (Updated: 03.09.2011)
by Gambid on Mar 6, 2011 :: 4 Comments

As part of their Game Developers Conference coverage GameSpot has published two Mortal Kombat (2011) videos, including an interview with Ed Boon and a lot of gameplay. You can even see Baraka in action. The talk is primary about the Challenge Tower:

Click on the image below to watch the two videos in our videos section:



GameSpot also published a preview of the game, combined with six new screenshots:



The preview itself you can read here.

Update: 03.09.2011

Much more Mortal Kombat (2011) previews based on the Game Developer Conference appeared online. Take a look:
- Why Mortal Kombat was the surprise hit of GDC: it's awesome (ARS Technica)
- Mortal Kombat -- Fatalities in 3D! (GamePro)
- Climbing Mortal Kombat’s New Challenge Tower Is A Bloody Good Time (Kotaku)
- Mortal Kombat hands-on preview (The Telegraph)
- GDC '11: Mortal Kombat Preview (Xbox 360) (TeamXBox)

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Mortal Kombat (2011) - Achievments (Updated: 03.07.2011)
by Gambid on Mar 6, 2011 :: 10 Comments

The XBox 360 Achievements for Mortal Kombat (2011) have been published on XBox 360 Achievements.

The secret achievements have unfortunately been leaked, and they reveal some of the hidden characters of the game (Highlight to see - BEWARE HUGE SPOILER WARNING).


Complet-ality (10 points) - Perform 1 of each type of "-ality"
Finish Him? (10 points) - Perform any fighter's hidden finishing move
Hide and Seek (10 points) - Discover and fight Hidden Kombatant 2 in Arcade Ladder
Pit Master (10 points) - Discover and fight Hidden Kombatant 3 in Arcade Ladder
Brotherhood of Shadow (20 points) - Discover and fight Hidden Kombatant 4 in Arcade Ladder
Ultimate Humiliation (20 points) - Perform every fighter's hidden finishing move
Quan-Tease (20 points) - Unlock Hidden Fighter "Quan Chi"
You Found Me! (10 points) - Discover and fight Hidden Kombatant 1 in Arcade Ladder
Cold Fusion (20 points) - Unlock Hidden Fighter "Cyber Sub-Zero"
Best...Alternate...Ever! (10 points) - Unlock Mileena's 3rd Alternate Costume


Click here to see them.

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Mortal Kombat Demo 3D Hands-On: What You’ll Get On Wednesday
by Gambid on Mar 5, 2011 :: 2 Comments

A short Hands-On about the upcoming PlayStation 3 version of the Mortal Komnbat (2011) Demo has been published at the PlayStation.Blog. From the article:

Mortal Kombat’s stereoscopic 3D viewing mode is exclusive to the PS3, and I was lucky enough to try it on a massive 60” 3D Sony Bravia. Stereoscopic 3D lends an impressive sense of grandeur and scope — the environments seem to stretch on into infinity but don’t distract from the fighting. “We didn’t want 3D to change the basic mechanics or complicate things needlessly”, Mortal Kombat creative director and series co-creator Ed Boon told me. “Our 3D implementation makes the characters pop from the background a little more, helps you focus on them”. By rendering the fighters in 2D for its stereoscopic 3D mode, Mortal Kombat’s action remains visible even if you’re not wearing 3D glasses. This is a handy detail if you’re playing with a group on a 3D TV and find yourself short of 3D glasses — everyone will be able to play and watch whether they wear 3D glasses or not. If you’re not wearing 3D glasses, the 3D backgrounds will look a bit blurry but the characters will appear crisp and clean.

Click here to read the entire article.

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Mortal Kombat (2011) Is On The Road (Updated 03.08.2011)
by Gambid on Mar 5, 2011 :: 19 Comments

Do you remember the Mortal Kombat 4 Road Tour? It was this big truck with the Mortal Kombat 4 logo on it, that visited different cities letting people see the arcade version of Mortal Kombat 4. Something similar is now being made for Mortal Kombat 2011. So, meet the Mortal Kombat 2011 truck:



Here is the schedule:

Los Angeles, CA
Best Buy #109 @ 11301 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90064 (3/3 & 3/4)
Best Buy #1198 @ 2375 N. Tustin, St. Orange, CA 92865 (3/5)

Austin, TX - At South by South West Music Festival
3/11 - 2pm - 6pm
3/12 - 12pm - 6pm
3/13 - 12pm - 6pm

Dallas, TX
3/19 - Best Buy #202 (11am - 4pm), 2800 N. Central Expressway Plano, TX 75074
3/20 - Best Buy #256 (11am - 4pm), 4255 Lyndon B. Johnson Fwy Farmer's Branch, TX 75244

San Francisco, CA (3/25 - 3/27)
3/25 - Best Buy #187 (4pm - 9pm), 1717 Harrison St. San Francisco, CA 94103
3/26 - Best Buy #187 (11am - 4pm), 1717 Harrison St. San Francisco, CA 94103

Vancouver, (TBA)

Oakland, CA
3/28 - Best Buy #499 (11am - 4pm), 3700 Mandela Pkwy, Oakland, CA 94608

Minneapolis, MN
4/8 - Best Buy #4 (6pm - 9pm), 13513 Ridgedale Dr. Minnetonka, MN 55305
4/9 - Best Buy #4 (11am - 4pm), 13513 Ridgedale Dr. Minnetonka, MN 55305
4/10 - Best Buy #1055 (11am - 4pm), 1235 Town Centre Dr. Eagan, MN 55123

Chicago, IL
4/16 - Best Buy #311 (11am - 4pm), 7600 S. Cicero Ave Burbank Town Center, Burbank, IL 60459
4/17 - Best Buy #311 (11am - 4pm), 7600 S. Ciero Ave Burbank Town Center, Burbank, IL 60459
4/18 - TBD
4/19 - TBD

Seattle, (TBA)


We will update this news as more information on the upcoming events become available.

If you have the chance to see the truck and play the game, let us know what you think.

Update (03.06.2011):

Mahalo Video Games published a news report from the Mortal Kombat (2011) Truck Tour:



Mortal Kombat (2011) will be released on April 19-th for PlayStation 3 and XBox 360. Pre-Order your copy through our Amazon Online Store and receive the klassic Reptile costume and Fatality for free and $10 promotional credit (US only). Available in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Germany.

Mortal Kombat 9 Demo Soon Available
by Gambid on Mar 4, 2011 :: 13 Comments

Netherrealm Studios announced the release of a Demo version of the upcoming Mortal Kombat 9 for both PlayStation 3 and XBox 360. The demo will be available on March 8-th for PlayStation Plus members and on March 15th for all PlayStation 3 owners. XBox 360 players will have to wait a little while longer. From the Press release:

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and NetherRealm Studios announce a demo for the highly-anticipated fighting game, Mortal Kombat. Available on March 8th, this action-packed demo puts the fight into the hands of the gamers and offers them the chance to master iconic warriors Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Mileena and Johnny Cage in two of the games most renowned arenas - the Living Forest and the Pit. The demo features the arcade ladder for one or two players.

The demo will be available exclusively for PlayStation® Plus members globally for the PlayStation® 3 computer entertainment system on March 8th and then open to all PlayStation®Network users worldwide on March 15th.



The demo will later be available for download on Xbox Live for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.

The newest chapter of Mortal Kombat, legendary fighting game franchise, marks a triumphant return to the series' roots in the fastest and most brutal installment to date. Available on April 19 for PS3 and 360, Mortal Kombat goes back to a mature presentations and reinvents its classic 2D fighting mechanic in addition to adding new game-play features including tag team, a deeper story mode, and nostalgic arcade battle online and offline. Players will be able to choose from an extensive lineup of the game's iconic warriors and challenge their friends in traditional 1 vs. 1 matches as well as several new game modes. Exclusive to the PlayStation 3, fans will be able to play as and against infamous God of War fighter Kratos and take advantage of the game in Stereoscopic 3D. The game is being developed by the newly re-named NetherRealm Studios, led by Mortal Kombat creator and creative director Ed Boon.

Please note that this game is rated M for mature and is not appropriate for gamers under the age of 17 without parental consent.


Mortal Kombat (2011) will be released on April 19-th for PlayStation 3 and XBox 360. Pre-Order your copy through our Amazon Online Store and receive the classic Reptile costume and Fatality for free and $10 promotional credit (US only). Available in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Germany.

MK: Songs Inspired by the Warriors - Producer JFK Interview
by Gambid on Mar 4, 2011 :: 2 Comments

IGN.Com sat down for a little chat with JFK, the producer of the upcoming Mortal Kombat: Songs Inspired by the Warriors Album. From the aticle:

IGN: What was your process for selecting the artists?
JFK: We had a long wish list and tried to pair people up with characters that we thought fit their personalities. Some artists knew right away who they wanted to work on, and surprisingly, no one really asked to do a character that was already spoken for by someone else.

IGN: How does this record speak to Mortal Kombat fans?
JFK: Everyone knows the original Mortal Kombat theme and I know for some people that was an introduction to electronic music. I think with this new and somewhat classic version of the game, it makes sense to try to do that again, but updated for today. Some of the artists on the soundtrack are very well known in the dance world, but I'm sure this soundtrack will be an introduction for many people.


Three of the Themes have already been released and can be bought via our Amazon MP3 Widget or through our Online Store:




Click here to read the entire interview

Mortal Kombat (2011) will be released on April 19-th for PlayStation 3 and XBox 360. Pre-Order your copy through our Amazon Online Store and receive the classic Reptile costume and Fatality for free and $10 promotional credit (US only). Available in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Germany.

Challenge Tower Video + A Hands-On Preview
by Gambid on Mar 2, 2011 :: 13 Comments

IGN just published a very interesting exclusive Mortal Kombat 2011 video, that focuses on the Challenge Tower game mode. There are a lot of things in this video that you will really want to see:

Click on the image below to watch the video in our videos section:



On a different news, a short and very positive Mortal Kombat 2011 Hands On appeared on GamrReview:

The feeling of playing the new Mortal Kombat is very similar to the feeling I had when first playing Street Fighter IV. It was like I'd travel back in time with a slightly different controller in my hands, and yet there were high-definition graphics before me. Mortal Kombat looks like a very new, very polished fighting game but still plays just like the older Mortal Kombats. The uppercuts, the strange and unnaturally posed flying punches, and the tight-balled flipping jumps harken back to a different time.

I was able to step into the new Mortal Kombat and immediately freeze my enemies with Sub-Zero. I was able to make opponents "get over here" just like I used to with Scorpion. The new Mortal Kombat welcomed me into its bloody, violent bosom like a long lost loved one.

This isn't just a re-hashing of old games, though. While most moves are straight from the older games, the combo system is more robust and the x-ray system that's been shown in screenshots is the reward for great combos. One thing that really jumped out at me is the persistent damage. Throughout the match, the characters will show damage that never goes away. Costumes and masks rip, gashes open up, and blood flows all throughout the match even into victory poses.


Mortal Kombat (2011) will be released on April 19-th for PlayStation 3 and XBox 360. Pre-Order your copy through our Amazon Online Store and receive the classic Reptile costume and Fatality for free and $10 promotional credit (US only). Available in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Germany.

Thanks to our visitor Darkness Rain for the heads-up on this story.

Raiden's Shadow Wallpaper
by Gambid on Feb 28, 2011 :: 0 Comments

Raiden's Shadow Wallpaper has been released. Enjoy:

Mortal Kombat (2011) for ONLY $46.99
by Gambid on Feb 27, 2011 :: 12 Comments

Amazon.com has a really nice new deal regarding the Standard Edition of the new Mortal Kombat. Additionally to the Classic Reptile Costume and Fatality, those of you who pre-order the game through Amazon.com or our Amazon Online Store will receive a $10 promotional credit:

Pre-order Mortal Kombat and received a $10 promotional credit toward the purchase of items shipped and sold by Amazon.com (certain exclusions apply, including Kindle books, MP3s, and video rentals and downloads). The promotional credit will be added directly to your Amazon.com account within two days after your order ships. In addition, receive an exclusive PSN or Xbox live code to get instant access to Klassic Reptile Playable Character Skin and the original Reptile Fatality. Codes will be emailed to you within 2 days after shipment. Offer valid when shipped and sold by Amazon.com. Promotions valid on all existing orders. Amazon reserves the right to change or terminate this promotion at any time. Limit one per customer.

Hurry up and pre-order the game now if you haven't done it yet. Here are the direct links to the two versions of the game for XBox 360 and PlayStation 3 and the two versions of the Strategy Guide:



Those of you who have already pre-ordered the game are in luck, as the promotional credit will be applied to all existing orders.

Mortal Kombat (2011) will be released on April 19-th for PlayStation 3 and XBox 360. Pre-Order your copy through our Amazon Online Store and receive the classic Reptile costume and Fatality for free and $10 promotional credit (US only). Available in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Germany.

Mortal Kombat (2011) Banned in Australia
by Gambid on Feb 25, 2011 :: 36 Comments

IGN announced today that the Australian Classification Board, which is responsible for evaluating different types of media, similar to the the ESRB in the US, USK in Germany and PEGI in UK has refused to classify the upcoming Mortal Kombat game. This means that retailers will not be allowed to sell the game in Australia, nor import it. Retailers have already received notice to cancel any existing pre-orders.

The board mentions the extreme gore and violence of the game, primarily the Fatalities as unsuitable for minors. This is all true, as the game actually targets mature audience. Unfortunately the Australian Classification Board absences a R18+ rating for video games, which led to the refused classification.

Here is a part of the official statement from Warner Bros, regarding this topic:

The highly anticipated video game Mortal Kombat, published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (WBIE) in Australia, has been refused classification by the Australian Classification Board and will not release in Australia. We are extremely disappointed that Mortal Kombat, one of the world's oldest and most successful video games franchises, will not be available to mature Australian gamers.

WBIE would not market mature content where it is not appropriate for the audience. We understand that not all content is for every audience, but there is an audience for mature gaming content and it would make more sense to have the R18+ classification in Australia. As a member of the iGEA, WBIE is reviewing all options available at this time.


The Classification report goes into details, that explain the taken decision:

At the conclusion of a bout, a character is invited to perform a ‘finishing move’ or ‘fatality’. To perform a fatality, a player has to push a series of button combinations within a short period of time. If this is successfully accomplished, a non-interactive cut scene is triggered which depicts a character explicitly slaughtering their opponent.

Initially, the Move List Within the game includes one finishing move per character, although a player is able to unlock up to four per character. The Board notes that fatalities cannot be performed in Story mode and are unlikely to be performed frequently during gameplay; however, it is also noted that there are more than 60 fatalities available and they are an important component of the game.
...
- Stryker tasers his opponents and then explicitly shoots their head off with his gun. Blood and gore is noted.
- Shao Khan uses his hands to explicitly rip an opponent’s body vertically in two
- Kitana uses her ‘folding fan’ weapon to explicitly dismember then decapitate her opponent, with copious blood flow noted.
...
The game includes over 60 fatalities (some of which are noted above) which contain explicit depictions of dismemberment, decapitation, disembowelment and other brutal forms of slaughter. Despite the exaggerated conceptual nature of the fatalities and their context within a fighting game set in a fantasy realm, impact is heightened by the use of graphics which are realistically rendered and very detailed. In the opinion of the Board, the game contains violence that exceeds strong in impact and is unsuitable for a minor to see or play. The game should therefore be Refused Classification pursuant to item 1(d) of the computer games table of the National Classification Board.


The classification report reveals some interesting information about the game:

- Story mode has more than 15 hours of gameplay
- There are 25 characters in the game
- 60 Fatalities
- The Fatalities of Baraka, Kabal, Quan Chi and Shao Kahn (once again) are described in the report

It looks like Mortal Kombat (2011) will repeat the fate of the original Mortal Kombat, which caused a huge controversy and eventually led to the creation of the entire ESRB Rating System in the United States. We wish Netherrealm Studios and Warner Bros the best of luck in handling the situation and managing to bring the game to the Australian fans.

The complete Classification Report was obtained by two of our affiliates: Kamidogu, Total Mortal Kombat.

Three New Mortal Kombat (2011) Screenshots
by Gambid on Feb 25, 2011 :: 0 Comments

Netherrealm Studios has just sent us 3 new screenshots from the upcoming Mortal Kombat (2011). Enjoy:



Mortal Kombat (2011) will be released on April 19-th for PlayStation 3 and XBox 360. Pre-Order your copy through our Amazon Online Store and receive the classic Reptile costume for free (US only). Available in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Germany.

Possibility of Special Tag-Team Moves and Playable Shao Kahn
by Gambid on Feb 25, 2011 :: 8 Comments

Inside Mortal Kombat, one of our Affiliates, reported yesterday that X360, an Italian gaming magazine has news about the possibility of Special Tag Team moves when you team up certain characters. As teams Ed Boon mentions in the interview Raiden and Shao Kahn, Sub-Zero and Scorpion, Sonya and Jax. Was this just an example of what a team could be or is this an indication of Shao Kahn being playable in next Mortal Kombat. From the news:

"For me it will be awesome if everybody will find that Scorpion and Sub-Zero worked together in past, just like Jax and Sonya did." said Ed Boon about that possibility to create some Tag Team moves "These are the classic couples that maybe hardcore fans will have fun to discover. We will put inside some special moves when Raiden will be with Shao Kahn or Liu Kang... these are the things we would like players will discover during the game"

Mortal Kombat (2011) will be released on April 19-th for PlayStation 3 and XBox 360. Pre-Order your copy through our Amazon Online Store and receive the classic Reptile costume for free (US only). Available in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Germany.

Tournament Edition Sold Out + New Character to be Revealde
by Gambid on Feb 24, 2011 :: 10 Comments

If you are planning on pre-ordering the Tournament Edition of Mortal Kombat 2011 but you haven't done it so far, then you should know, that you might be running out of time. GameStop, one of the retailers that was offering it, has stopped accepting pre-orders because they reached the maximum copies they are going to receive.

The good news is that you can still pre-order the game from our US Amazon Online Store and even receive the free Klassic Reptile bonus costume.

Direct links: Mortal Kombat: Tournament Edition (PlayStation 3), Mortal Kombat: Tournament Edition (PlayStation 3)

Visit our Online Store for much more items. Available in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Germany.

Today on Twitter an innocent comment made by Ed Boon led to a serious revelation. Read and decide for yourself. We will be watching.

noobde: Love "The Bonus Round" on GTTV, this week they were reviewing the big games of 2011. Zero mention of MK. We'll show you @geoffkeighley !

geoffkeighley: @noobde We can't mention them all. See you next week for the character reveal!


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Mortal Kombat (2011) - European Ultimate Edition?
by Gambid on Feb 21, 2011 :: 16 Comments

Amazon.fr has a very strange listing for Ultimate Edition of Mortal Kombat 2011 that includes according to the information on their side the game, the arcade fighting stick and the classic ninja costume for EUR 149,95 for PlayStation 3 and X-Box 360. This edition, just like the Kollector's Edition is currently available for pre-order.

According to the information that we have, only the Kollector's Edition has made it to Europe, so keep in mind that this might just be a mix up on Amazon.fr's side. We are sure that more information will become available soon.

Whatever the case, here are some images of both the Kollector's and the Ultimate editions:



Want to see it with your own eyes: Ultimate Edition (PlayStation 3), Ultimate Edition (XBox 360)

Want to pre-order Mortal Kombat 2011 now. If you live in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada or Germany you can pre-order the game from our Online Store.

Liu Kang's Fatality Trailer
by Gambid on Feb 20, 2011 :: 9 Comments

Liu Kang's Fatality Trailer has been released and can be watch through the Mortal Kombat Widget:

Liu Kang's Story Trailer + Mileena's Klasik Kostume
by Gambid on Feb 17, 2011 :: 17 Comments

Italian gaming website Multiplayer.it has just released an exclusive Liu Kang Story + Gameplay Trailer:

Update (02.18.2011):
Netherrealm Studios has just sent us the Liu Kang's Story Trailer which is now available for download and streaming for you in HD without any watermark. Enjoy:

Click on the image below to watch the video in our videos section:



From the press release:

Witness Earthrealm’s greatest hope for humanity’s survival. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and NetherRealm Studios introduces Liu Kang’s HD Gameplay video. Showcasing a storm of kicks and shooting flames, Liu Kang takes on a bevy of formidable opponents and shows why the Earthrealm is in capable hands.

End of Update

On another topic, those of you, who ore-order their copies of Mortal Kombat on Walmart will receive the Mileena Klassik Kostume for free. Click here to pre-order.

Want the Reptile Klassik Kostume kostume instead, then pre-order the game from our Amazon A-Store and you will get it for free. You can also pre-order the two editions of the strategy guide, the soon to be released Blu Ray versions of the two movies and almost every other Mortal Kombat item from the Online Store.

FINISH HIM: How to Make a Killer Fatality for Mortal Kombat
by Gambid on Feb 16, 2011 :: 7 Comments

Yesterday, Steve Beran, Director of Art in Netherrealm Studios and one of the team members who have been with the game ever since the classic 2D titles made a blog entry over at PlayStation.Blog describing the way Fatalities are being created. From the article:

The fatality development process is extremely collaborative. In the past, we didn’t start designing and implementing fatalities until the majority of the game was finished. But with this game, the team began working on fatalities early in the development cycle in order to have the maximum amount of time to come up with ideas and polish them. Fatalities are born in the dark recesses of the designer’s minds – each fatality always starts with a general idea from [Mortal Kombat co-creator] Ed Boon and the designers. They basically lock themselves in a room for hours and lay out all of their ideas. Once the meeting begins, one brave soul is the first to share a sick and twisted way for the player to finish off their opponent, and the process begins.

Part of the article are also several screenshots and sketches:



Click here to read the entire article.

Enter Noob Saibot
by Gambid on Feb 15, 2011 :: 47 Comments

IGN.Com has just released a Mortal Kombat (2011) video that reveals that Noob Saibot will be in the game. The video also shows footage of Jade, Sindel and Ermac:

Update: 02.16.2011

Netherrealm Studios has just sent us the Noob Saibot reveal trailer that appeared yesterday exclusively on IGN. Now you have the chance to not only watch the unwatermarked version of the trailer but also to download it in HD:

Click on the image below to watch the video in our videos section:



From the press release:

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and NetherRealm Studios unveil Noob Saibot, previously Sub Zero, a fallen warrior, resurrected by the Netherrealm sorcerer Quan Chi to fulfill a dark objective. A faithful servant and a recent addition to the Brotherhood of Shadow, he plays a key role in helping Shao Kahn in his acquisition of Earthrealm. This intense video focuses on Noob Saibot’s vicious fighting style as he steps closer to his own mysterious shadowy mission.

Haven't pre-ordered your copy of Mortal Kombat yet? Here is you chance. Click here to pre-order it from our Amazon A-Store.

End of Update

Jade's Classic Kostume Render Revealed
by Gambid on Feb 15, 2011 :: 0 Comments

Netherrealm Studios has just sent us Jade's Klassik Kostume render. Those of you who own plan to buy the PlayStation 3 version of the game and the Blu Ray of the two Mortal Kombat movies will receive this kostume for free. The movies are going to be released on the same date as the game, April 19-th 2011:



Here the special features of the Blu-Ray editions of the movies and some additional information from the official press release:

See kombat in a whole new way when Mortal Kombat and Mortal Kombat: Annihilation make their Blu-ray debuts on April 19th from Warner Home Video. With the purchase of Mortal Kombat or Mortal Kombat: Annihilation you can receive a code for a free exclusive character costume* for the upcoming Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment game Mortal Kombat, also coming out on April 19th. This offer is only available on the Sony PlayStation®3 Computer Entertainment System. Additionally, both films will include BD Live functionality, as well as an HD trailer for the Mortal Kombat game.

MORTAL KOMBAT (1995)
Based on the best-selling video game, this action adventure tells of a group of expert fighters who compete in a dangerous tournament for the fate of mankind on a mysterious island.

Special Features:
· Animated piece, Mortal Kombat: The Journey Begins
· Theatrical Trailer
· Digital Copy
· HD Mortal Kombat Video Game Trailer

MORTAL KOMBAT: ANNIHILATION

In defiance of the Elder Lords, the evil Outworlders are back to wreak hell on Earth. Led by the mighty Shao Kahn, their gruesome goal is humanity's complete and utter destruction. Earth's last and only hope is the mighty martial arts warrior Liu Kang.

Special Features:
· Theatrical Trailer
· Digital Copy
· HD Mortal Kombat Video Game Trailer

MORTAL KOMBAT and MORTAL KOMBAT: ANNIHILATION
Street Date: April 19, 2011
Order Due Date: March 15, 2011
Pricing: Each Title $19.98 SRP


Want to pre-order the two movies now. We have them in our Amazon A-Store.

Pre-Order: Mortal Kombat [Blu-ray] (1995) and Mortal Kombat: Annihilation [Blu-ray] (1997) from our Amazon A-Store for only $13.99 each.

Liu Kang's and Sub-Zero's Music Themes Now Available
by Gambid on Feb 10, 2011 :: 14 Comments

Two more music themes from Mortal Kombat 2011 have been released as part of the upcomming Themes Inspired by Fighters album. The two new songs are for Liu Kang and Sub-Zero. Here the two cover arts:



You can purchase Sub-Zero's Theme and Sub-Zero's Theme from our Amazon A-Store for only $0.99 each.

You can also use our Amazon MP3 Widget to listen to a preview of these and many more Mortal Kombat related tracks and even purchase them:




Both tracks are also available on ITunes.

GameSpot.Com: Liu Kang's Vignette, Kano Revealed
by Gambid on Feb 10, 2011 :: 17 Comments

GameSpot.Com has just released the Liu Kang's Vignette video. This video officially confirms Kano for Mortal Kombat 2011. Another guest appearances are made by Raiden, Young Shang Tsung and Bo Rai Cho:



Stop by tomorrow for our own HD downloadable version of this video.

Mortal Kombat 2011 - Kollector's Edition Video
by Gambid on Feb 8, 2011 :: 6 Comments

Netherrealm Studios has sent us a promotion video for the Kollector's Edition of Mortal Kombat 2011. It shows all the items that are included in the package. Also, if you look close enough, you might see an image of Motaro on the page of The Art of Mortal Kombat book that is shown:

Click on the image below to watch the video in our videos section:



Haven't pre-ordered your copy of Mortal Kombat yet? Here is you chance. Click here to pre-order it from our Amazon A-Store.

Liu Kang's Wallpaper Released
by Gambid on Feb 8, 2011 :: 5 Comments

Liu Kang's official character wallpaper has been released over at the official Mortal Kombat Facebook Page. The Widget version of the wallpaper has a much bigger resolution, however it seems that there is a problem with the image and it cannot be fully downloaded yet:

NEWS #1000: Klassic Ninja Renders + Mileena Fatality Video
by Gambid on Feb 5, 2011 :: 33 Comments

Before I begin with this news I would like to say, that this is the 1000th news posted in the English version of Mortal Kombat Secrets. And we are all really happy that it has something to do with the old days. Netherrealm Studios has just provided us with renders of the four classic costumes for Scorpion, Reptile, Sub-Zero and Ermac. Enjoy:



If you pre-order the game through our Amazon A-Store you will get the Reptile costume for free.

Mileena's Fatality video has been made available through the Mortal Kombat Widget. Be sure to check it out.

X-Play: Mortal Kombat Hands-On Preview
by Gambid on Feb 3, 2011 :: 47 Comments

G4TV has published a Mortal Kombat Hands-On Video Preview. Nothing really new is revealed in this video. However, if you look close enough you may see some shadows fling across the moon on the Pit arena. Ed Boon has also tweeted that there is a hidden character reveal in this video. Let us know if you find something else:



This was our 999th news. The next one should be big.

GameSpot: Most Anticipated With a Screenshot of Stryker
by Gambid on Feb 2, 2011 :: 2 Comments

GameSpot.Com has listed Mortal Kombat (2011) as one of the most anticipated games of the year. The article about the game contains an interview with Paolo Garcia and 4 new screenshots, one of which shows Stryker:



From the article:

GS: The series has such an enormous roster of characters and such a rich backstory. How do you go about deciding which characters to use and why just focus on MK 1 through 3?

PG: The team wanted to start at the beginning again with this game and create a way for us to include new and interesting stories featuring people's favorite characters while still bringing in some of the magic of the arcades of the '90s. We have been working to make everything in the latest Mortal Kombat feel like a flashback, from the overall look, environmental feel, gameplay, story, and player roster. We wanted people playing to think, "This takes everything I loved about Mortal Kombat and displays it with current technology."

GS: Was there any inclination to create brand new characters for this game or were you always planning to go with returning characters from the start?

PG: We wanted to return to the original Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat 2, and Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 characters from the beginning. We have tinkered with the idea of having a small number of non-original characters in the game and might have some surprises in store for players.


Click here to read the entire article.

Liu Kang Shadow Wallpaper
by Gambid on Feb 1, 2011 :: 1 Comments

Liu Kang's Shadow Wallpaper has been released. Enjoy:

Mortal Kombat on Blu-ray And Klassic Jade
by Gambid on Feb 1, 2011 :: 10 Comments

IGN.com revealed today that the original Mortal Kombat movie and its sequal Mortal Kombat: Annihilation are going to be released on Blu-Ray on April 19-th, 2011. The movies will contain some extras and a PlayStation 3 free klassic Jade skin. From the article:

The releases will contain bonus materials and extra features, and will both be available for the MSRP (Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price) of $19.98.

The Mortal Kombat Blu-ray will feature the following bonus materials:

- Animated piece, Mortal Kombat: The Journey Begins
- Theatrical Trailer
- Digital Copy
- HD Mortal Kombat Videogame Trailer

The Mortal Kombat: Annihilation Blu-ray will feature the following bonus materials:

- Theatrical Trailer
- Digital Copy
- HD Mortal Kombat Videogame Trailer

Click here to read the whole article.

Update (02.02.2011):
The Mortal Kombat Community Manager tried to resolve the rising fear among fans, that the klassic Jade costume might be a PlayStation 3 exclusive. Here is what he said on Twitter:

MK_MortalKombat
Xbox owners will be able to get Jade's Retro costume. Be patient there will be more details later.

MK_MortalKombat
The Bonus Jade costume with the Blu-Ray Movies is PS3 version as Xbox 360 does not support Blu-Ray. The costume is NOT a console exclusive.

Liu Kang Information From The Official Website
by Gambid on Jan 29, 2011 :: 11 Comments

The Official Mortal Kombat (2011) Website has been updated and now includes a section about Liu Kang. His background story and render can be seen on the website too:


Story:

Orphaned at a very young age, Liu Kang was raised by Shaolin monks, who taught him the way of the spiritual warrior. They soon recognized his potential as a contender for the Mortal Kombat tournament and rigorously trained him for this task. Raiden, too, understood that Liu Kang was Earthrealm's best hope for freedom and introduced him to Master Bo' Rai Cho to further his development. Once fully trained, Liu Kang bested all challengers and earned the high honor of representing the Shaolin in the Mortal Kombat tournament. He and Raiden then embarked on their fateful journey to Shang Tsung's island to compete in this pivotal kontest.

European Kollector's Edition Revealed
by Gambid on Jan 29, 2011 :: 11 Comments

After a leaked beta image of the European Kollector's Edition of Mortal Kombat (2011) appeared a couple of days ago, NetherRealm Studios has provided us with the final European Kollector's Edition poster. Both images can be found below (the first is the final image and the second is the beta one):



The European Kollector's Edition includes:

- Unique SteelBook Packaging
- Kollectible figure of Scorpion and Sub-Zero
- Exclusive Art Book: 112 pages describing The Art of Mortal Kombat
- Mortal Kombat inspired Avatar costumes (XBox 360)
- Exclusive in-game Retro Ninja Costume (On this image it is Ermac)

Mortal Kombat (2011) at EVO2k
by Gambid on Jan 29, 2011 :: 0 Comments

The long wait is over. Mortal Kombat has made it to the EVO Tournament. Mortal Kombat (2011) will be part of this years events, alongside BlazBlue: CS, Marvel VS Capcom 3, Super SFIV and Tekken 6.

Congratulations to the entire development team for this achievement.

Mortal Kombat (2011) Strategy Guides
by Gambid on Jan 29, 2011 :: 4 Comments

GameStop.com has listed two strategy guides for the next Mortal Kombat game on it's website: Mortal Kombat Official Strategy Guide and Mortal Kombat Official Strategy Guide Collector's Edition are both being published by Prima Publishing and the differences between the two editions currently remain a mystery. Here you can see the covers:



From the description:

After centuries of Mortal Kombat, Emperor Shao Kahn has finally defeated Raiden and his allies. Faced with extinction, Raiden has one last chance. To undo the Emperor's victory, he must strike Shao Kahn where he is vulnerable...The Past.

* Making a big return to mature presentation and classic 2D fighting engine
* Captivating storyline that rewrites the history of the Mortal Kombat Tournament
* State-of-the art technology showcasing stunning 3D environments and characters
* Re-invigorating the franchise with new multiplayer components
* First fighting game to be displayed in Stereoscopic 3D


Click here to see the standard edition and here for the Collector's Edition.

Fatality Uh... Thursday: Brutal X-Ray Action Video
by Gambid on Jan 27, 2011 :: 9 Comments

IGN has published a new Mortal Kombat (2011) video, called "Brutal X-Ray Action Highlights". It shows the development process of the X-Ray feature of the game with a lot of behind the scenes footage. The video also reveals new characters and shows previously revealed characters in action. The newly officially confirmed characters are Liu Kang, Stryker and Baraka (no gameplay footage of this one, just a concept art). You will also see Goro and Ermac perform X-Ray moves for the first time. Here are some images:



Click here to visit our Mortal Kombat (2011) videos section where you can watch the video.

A Mortal Monday With an Immorrtal Updates
by Gambid on Jan 24, 2011 :: 2 Comments

It is once again Monday and you all know what this means. It is Mortal Monday and a whole bunch of Mortal Kombat updates is on its way.

Netherrealm Studios has just provided us with characters' art work for both Cyrax and Sektor, two versions of the game's official logo and a photo of Goro's animatronic head from the 1995 Mortal Kombat movie, that Netherrealm Studios was able to purchase recently:



In addition to all this Mortal Kombat: The Web Series (this is not the title, just what we here are calling it until it gets an official name) has been officially announced with a press release:

WARNER PREMIERE ANNOUNCES DEVELOPMENT OF
“MORTAL KOMBAT” LIVE-ACTION DIGITAL SERIES


Directed by Kevin Tancharoen (“Fame, “Mortal Kombat: Rebirth”) Shooting To Take Place in Vancouver this February

One of the Most Successful Videogame Franchises Becomes an Action-Packed Digital Series Set to Debut This Spring through Online Digital Retailers Taking Fans Deep Into Background of Characters Such as Liu Kang and Johnny Cage

BURBANK, CALIF., January 24, 2011 – Warner Premiere today announced development of a live-action digital series based on the best-selling Mortal Kombat videogame franchise. Directed by Kevin Tancharoen, known for his popular unofficial fan short Mortal Kombat: Rebirth which garnered over 10 million views online, and in conjunction with the upcoming Mortal Kombat videogame, this action-packed, digital series will take gamers deep into the history of warriors they know and love such as Scorpion, Johnny Cage and Liu Kang. Shooting for the digital series will take place in Vancouver starting in early February.

Mortal Kombat is one of the most celebrated videogame franchises of all time. Since its debut in 1992, it has spawned four arcade games, 10 console-based videogame titles, two movies (Mortal Kombat and Mortal Kombat: Annihilation), two televisions series (Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm and Mortal Kombat: Conquest) and an animated prequel Mortal Kombat: The Journey Begins. Additionally, a new Mortal Kombat game will be coming out April 19, 2011 on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.

Available this spring through online digital retailers from Warner Bros. Digital Distribution, the Mortal Kombat digital series is an anthology of multiple live action shorts, each providing never-before-revealed insights into characters featured in the upcoming videogame as well as the game’s universe. Additional details, including casting, will be announced in the coming weeks.

The latest iteration of the award-winning videogame, Mortal Kombat, marks a triumphant return to the series’ mature presentation and a reinvention of its classic 2D fighting mechanic. Driven by an all new graphics engine, the fan favorite Fatality is back and presented in more gory detail than ever before. In addition, Mortal Kombat introduces a number of new game-play features including tag team and a deep story mode. Mortal Kombat is being developed by NetherRealm Studios, led by Mortal Kombat creator and creative director Ed Boon.

About Warner Premiere

Warner Premiere, part of Warner Bros. Entertainment, specializes in the development and production of both features and digital content for home entertainment platforms. Past projects include Another Cinderella Story, Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins and Batman: Under the Red Hood, as well as the digital series Watchmen Motion Comics. Warner Premiere is at the creative forefront in the made-for-home entertainment marketplace, producing properties that exemplify the commitment to story, production and brand equity for which Warner Bros. is known.

About Warner Bros. Digital Distribution

Warner Bros. Digital Distribution (WBDD) oversees the electronic distribution of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group’s content through Video-On-Demand, Pay-Per-View, Electronic Sell-Through and Subscription Video-On-Demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels. WBDD also distributes content through third party digital retailers and licensees. A worldwide industry leader since its inception, WBDD also manages the Studio’s E-commerce sites that include WBShop.com and WarnerArchive.com. Twitter: @WBDigitalDist

About NetherRealm Studios

NetherRealm Studios, wholly owned by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, is a leader in the development of interactive entertainment as the creator of the billion dollar Mortal Kombat franchise. Mortal Kombat has spawned two theatrical films, multiple television series, and has sold over 28 million games to date. Located in Chicago, Illinois the award-winning NetherRealm team has been working and creating games together since 1992. Additional information about NetherRealm Studios can be found at http://www.netherrealm.com

About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including console, handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.

Developed by NetherRealm Studios. Microsoft, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE, and the Xbox logos are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies and are used under license from Microsoft. "PlayStation" is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

Mortal Kombat, the dragon logo, and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

WB GAMES LOGO, WB SHIELD: ™ & © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
(s11)

Contact:
Peter Binazeski


Visit our Mortal Kombat: The Web Series section for more information.

Official Box Art, Mileena Gameplay Video and Release Date
by Gambid on Jan 22, 2011 :: 6 Comments

Netherrealm Studios has just provided us with great new media and information for this Fatality Friday. With a press release, the studio officially announced the release date of the game, the final box art and the Mileena gameplay trailer:

Today, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and NetherRealm Studios bring fans an action-packed Mortal Kombat video featuring new footage of the infamous unhinged clone Mileena and what happens when she finds a new “playmate” to tear apart. In addition to the brand-new video, revealed today is the game’s official box art and release date of April 19th 2011.



Mortal Kombat is the most brutal installment of the landmark fighting game to date is set for release on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system. The game is being developed by NetherRealm Studios, led by Mortal Kombat creator and creative director Ed Boon.


Click on the image below to get access to the Mileena Gameplay trailer:

What a Fatality Friday This Is
by Gambid on Jan 15, 2011 :: 0 Comments

Netherrealm Studios has just provided us with a lot of really great updates for this Fatality Friday. So let's begin.

First we received 2 drawings and 2 renders from the new Mortal Kombat game, that feature Kitana and Mileena. These has actually been seen in some magazines but this should be the first time a lot of people have the opportunity to see them:



The 3 Environment Bio has also been released today and it shows The Dead Pool. You can watch and download it in HD in our Mortal Kombat videos page. Click on the image below to get access to it:



We were also given the previously released by GameSpot.com Mileena Vignette video accompanied by a full press release:

She takes the evil clone role seriously!

Today, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and NetherRealm Studios are bringing gamers a stylized new video giving fans a deeper look at Mileena and why she entered the Mortal Kombat tournament. This abominable clone is the ruthless and unstable creation of Tsung Sung modeled after Kitana under Shao Kahn’s direction. Shaped to be both beautiful and lethal, Mileena draws in her unsuspecting prey with her looks and then savagely kills them without remorse.

The video features “Mileena’s Theme” a song created by noted DJ and Producer Tokimonsta. WaterTower Music and Teenage Riot Records are excited to announce the album release of “Mortal Kombat: Songs Inspired by the Warriors.” This album of songs inspired by the Mortal Kombat characters is executive produced by JFK of MSTRKRFT and will be released in April 2011. Fans can now download the 1st single, "Mileena's Theme" by Tokimonsta, on iTunes and Amazon.


The Web and HD version of the Mileeena Vignette video can be watched and downloaded in our Mortal Kombat videos page. Click on the image below to get access to it:



If you still haven't purchased the Mileena Theme track, use this chance and purchase it through Amazon and support our site.

Want more Mortal Kombat related music, take a look at our Amazon MP3 Widget:


And Even More Mileena
by Gambid on Jan 13, 2011 :: 0 Comments

All Mileena fans should really be happy these few days as more and even more Mileena updates get released:

GameSpot.com has just released the Mileena Vignette video:



At the same moment a Mileena inspired Music Theme became available for purchase at Amazon and ITunes.

Here is the cover art for the track:



Purchasing this music theme through Amazon is not only cheeper but will also support our site, so click here and purchase now.

You can also use our Amazon MP3 Widget to listen to a preview of this and many more Mortal Kombat related tracks and even purchase them:


More Mileena
by Gambid on Jan 11, 2011 :: 2 Comments

It looks like January is going to be an exciting Mileena month. Netherrealm Studios has just release an amazing Mileena Wallpaper and a small render. Take a look:

Game Informer Reveals Goro And Jade
by Gambid on Jan 10, 2011 :: 5 Comments

The latest issue (214) of the Game Informer magazine confirms two new characters from the upcoming Mortal Kombat game. The revealed characters are the Shokan Prince Goro and the Edenian Jade. Goro has already been seen on studio photos but there hasn't been any official confirmation for his until now:

A Niight Out With Mileena
by Gambid on Jan 10, 2011 :: 0 Comments

A new Mortal Kombat video has been released: A Night Out With Mileena:

Click on the image below to watch the video in our videos section:

GameStop Reveals The Classic Scorpion Skin
by Gambid on Jan 6, 2011 :: 0 Comments

GameStop has just revealed the classic Scorpion skin on their website:

New Mileena Shadow Fatality Wallpaper
by Gambid on Jan 5, 2011 :: 0 Comments

Today, Netherrealm Studios has released a new Mileena Shadow Fatality Wallpaper:

MKast Season 2, Episode 2 Part 4/4 Released
by Gambid on Dec 23, 2010 :: 0 Comments

Part 4 of the second episode of the second season of MKast has been released. In this episode Senior Producer Hans Lo and Producer Hector Sanchez are joined by Lead Designer John Edwards, Paulo Garcia and Designer Brian LeBaron to discuss the next Mortal Kombat game. In this fourth part you will get information about the enhanced special moves.

Click here to watch the video.

Sindel Confirmed
by Gambid on Dec 22, 2010 :: 2 Comments

The latest issue of the polish magazine PSX Extreme contains an article about the new Mortal Kombat with some exclusive screenshots that confirm that Sindel will be part of the roster of the new game. Below you can see the two covers of the magazine:

Johnny Cage - In Your Face Video
by Gambid on Dec 21, 2010 :: 1 Comments

A new Mortal Kombat video has been released: Johnny Cage - In Your Face:

Click on the image below to watch the video in our videos section:

Ermac Revealed
by Gambid on Dec 16, 2010 :: 2 Comments

After two major leaks happened, one being a photo made at Netherrealm Studios and another being the sound files that leaked at the Official Mortal Kombat Website, that included the introduction "We are many you are but one...", Ermac was finally officially revealed in the latest issue of the Official PlayStation Magazine, alongside the PlayStation 3 exclusive God Of War character Kratos.

In the magazine you can see his render, which is actually what you already saw on the leaked photo and a couple of screenshots that show the character during battle.

Kollectors and Tournament Edition Images
by Gambid on Dec 14, 2010 :: 2 Comments

As we already mentioned in the previous new, there will be three different editions of Mortal Kombat 2011: Standard, Kollectors and Tournament. Here is once again their description:

- The Standard Edition featuring the award-winning Mortal Kombat game.
- The Kollector’s Edition featuring the award-winning Mortal Kombat game, Sub-Zero and Scorpion figurines, a collectible art book, downloadable content that includes an exclusive Mortal Kombat Klassic costume skin and avatar costumes.
- The Tournament Edition featuring the award-winning Mortal Kombat game, a portable fight stick, and downloadable content that includes an exclusive Mortal Kombat Klassic costume skin and avatar costumes. The number of tournament editions is very limited with only 20,000 copies available in North America.


And guess what, now we can show you these versions:



Take a look at the previous news from more exciting information.

Klassik Character Skins, Kratos Extended Trailer and MORE
by Gambid on Dec 13, 2010 :: 3 Comments

Today it was revealed that three different version of Mortal Kombat (2011) will be available for purchase. In additions three online stores will have special offers with codes for downloading classic skins for Scorpion, Sub-Zero and Reptile. Mortal Kombat Secrets has also received an extended version of the Kratos Reveal Trailer. From the pres release:

MORTAL KOMBAT WILL ENTER THE RETAIL ARENA WITH STANDARD AND SPECIAL EDITIONS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Special Extended Kratos Debut Trailer Now Available for Download

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today releases a special extended trailer for the award-winning and iconic fighting game Mortal Kombat, featuring the playable warrior Kratos -- from the renowned God of War® series -- exclusively for the PlayStation®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system.

Launching in April 2011 and developed by NetherRealm Studios, Mortal Kombat is available for pre-order now on both the PS3 and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. The game will be available to consumers in three editions– Standard Edition, Kollector’s Edition and Tournament Edition.

Details of three different editions of Mortal Kombat:

- The Standard Edition featuring the award-winning Mortal Kombat game.
- The Kollector’s Edition featuring the award-winning Mortal Kombat game, Sub-Zero and Scorpion figurines, a collectible art book, downloadable content that includes an exclusive Mortal Kombat Klassic costume skin and avatar costumes.
- The Tournament Edition featuring the award-winning Mortal Kombat game, a portable fight stick, and downloadable content that includes an exclusive Mortal Kombat Klassic costume skin and avatar costumes. The number of tournament editions is very limited with only 20,000 copies available in North America.

Players will be able to pre-order any of the above at North American retailers as of today. Specific pre-order programs include:

- Gamestop: Customers who pre-order their copy of Mortal Kombat at Gamestop will get exclusive access to the Klassic Scorpion Playable Character Skin and the original Scorpion Fatality.
- Best Buy: Customers who pre-order their copy of Mortal Kombat at Best Buy will get exclusive access to the Klassic Sub-Zero Playable Character Skin and the original Sub-Zero Fatality.
- Amazon: Customers who pre-order their copy of Mortal Kombat on Amazon.com will get exclusive access to the Klassic Reptile Playable Character Skin and the original Reptile Fatality.

Mortal Kombat will feature Kratos as a playable character, as well as be in Stereoscopic 3-D exclusively in the PS3 version. The brutal warrior from the acclaimed God of War franchise will have his own customized move set, fatality, and fighting arena, available to all original purchasers when Mortal Kombat hits stores.

The newest chapter of the iconic fighting franchise marks a triumphant return to the series’ mature presentation and a reinvention of its classic 2-D fighting mechanic. In addition, Mortal Kombat introduces a number of new game-play features including tag team and a deeper story mode. Players can choose from an extensive lineup of the game’s renowned warriors and challenge their friends in traditional 1 vs. 1 matches or take on several new game modes.


Click on the image below to watch the extended Kratos Reveal Trailer in our videos section:



Amazon.Com published a render of the Klassic Reptile skin.



As you know, we are Amazon.Com associate and pre-ordering the game through our Online Store will also give you the Klassik Reptile bonus. So if you plan to buy the game, buy it through our site and support Mortal Kombat Secrets. Here are the direct links to the PlayStation 3 and the XBox 360 versions.

SpikeTV to Reveal a New Character
by Gambid on Dec 8, 2010 :: 2 Comments

It looks like today is the day that is all about characters confirmation. Game Trailers have just published a Mortal Kombat Teaser video from the Spike TV Video Game Awards 2010 (12.11.2010):

The Video is no longer available.


Thanks to our forum member mkkevin for the heads-up on this story.

Kratos (God Of War) to Guest Star in Mortal Kombat
by Gambid on Dec 8, 2010 :: 3 Comments

StickSkills announced yesterday that Kratos from the PlayStation 3 exclusive God Of War-Sereas will be guest starring in the Play Station 3-version of the new Mortal Kombat.


Please note: this image is not from the new Mortal Kombat game.


From the article:

Mortal Kombat has seen quite a few changes, mishaps, and styles over the long history of the franchise. After a not so well received Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe hit the market, Ed Boon and the Mortal Kombat franchise are looking to rebound with an exclusive character on at least one of the consoles.

Thanks to the January issue of the Official Playstation Magazine, we've learned just who that character is. When Mortal Kombat drops next year in March, Playstation 3 owners will be able to use an exclusive character none other than Kratos himself from the God of War series. Not only will Kratos be featured in the game, he'll have his own fatalities, combat moves, and his very own God of War themed combat arena.

While Kratos will be featured in the game, he won't be a playable character in the story mode. We're rather happy to see Kratos make his entry into the Mortal Kombat series, as he's known as one of the more iconic members of the Playstation 3 family and he loves violence.


David Jaffe, the lead designer of God of War also confirmed the information on his Twitter page.

Click here to read the news on StickSkills.

Thanks to Jason Leyanna for this news.

Mortal Kombat Details Leak On The Official Website
by Gambid on Dec 8, 2010 :: 0 Comments

It is incredible what can happen on the other side of the world while you are sleeping. When I woke up this morning our Inbox was full of E-Mails from you, our visitors, informing us about a major leak of information on the Official Mortal Kombat Website. Thank you for the heads-up.

Apparently someone looked through unprotected directories as this was previously possible and discovered more than 40 audio files with background soundtracks, different announcements, characters speech and game modes. The files reveal unannounced characters, arenas and game modes. We cannot be sure that the characters will be playable by only having seen the files, but chances do look good.

The rest of this news is going to be written in black, because there might be some of you who do not wish to know who/what these unannounced characters/arenas/game modes are, before they are officially announced by the studio:

Highlight to read the rest of the news (SPOILER WARNING):

The audio files include introduction speeches for Ermac, Goro, Jax, Johnny Cage, Kabal, Kung Lao, Mileena, Noob Saibot, Quan Chi, Human and Robot Sektor, Shao Kahn, Scorpion, someone sounding a lot like Shang Tsung, Sindel, Smoke, Stryker and Sub-Zero.
The arena soundtracks include tracks for: The Armory, The Throne Room, The Temple, The Hell, Garden, Rooftop, Shao Kahn's Colesium, The Courtyard
The sound files also hint the presence of Brutalities and Test your Might.


Thanks to Jason Leyanna, JaDe_88, MKManiak and all the others for the heads-up on this story and the sound files of course.

Two New Renders From The Official Website
by Gambid on Dec 8, 2010 :: 0 Comments

The Official Mortal Kombat Website now has two new renders for Scorpion and Shao Kahn:

Update of the Official Mortal Kombat Website
by Gambid on Dec 4, 2010 :: 0 Comments

The official Mortal Kombat (2011) Website website has finally been brought to its full functionality. The discussion boards have been added and also the ranking system of the fighter should be working now.

Remember that it was promised that a secret will be revealed about the most discussed fighter.

Click here to visit the official Mortal Kombat (2011) Website.

MKast Season 2, Episode 2 Part 3/4 Released
by Gambid on Dec 4, 2010 :: 0 Comments

Part 3 of the second episode of the second season of MKast has been released. In this episode Senior Producer Hans Lo and Producer Hector Sanchez are joined by Lead Designer John Edwards, Paulo Garcia and Designer Brian LeBaron to discuss the next Mortal Kombat game.

Click here to watch the video.

Sonya Revealed
by Gambid on Nov 26, 2010 :: 0 Comments

The latest issue of the Russian magazine Игромания (Igromania) has an article about the next Mortal Kombat. The article contains several screenshots that reveal Sonya Blade. On the screenshots she is battling Scorpion on The Pit, Nightwolf on Kahn's Arena, Kitana on the Dead Pool and Mileena in the Church with Rain present in the background. On the forums of the magazine several images from the magazine have been shown. One of them shows renders of Sonya and of Scorpion:

What Would You Do With Sub-Zero's Freeze + Screenshots
by Gambid on Nov 24, 2010 :: 3 Comments

Netherrealm Studios has just released a new Sub-Zero related video: What Would You Do With Sub-Zero's Freeze:



Clicking on the images will take you to our Mortal Kombat (2011) video section, where you can watch and download the videos.

In addition, we received two new screenshots:

Sub-Zero Gameplay Video
by Gambid on Nov 20, 2010 :: 10 Comments

Netherrealm Studios has just released a Sub-Zero focused gameplay video from Mortal Kombat (2011):



Clicking on the images will take you to our Mortal Kombat (2011) video section, where you can watch and download the videos.

Kommunity Exclusive Environment Bio - The Living Forest
by Gambid on Nov 13, 2010 :: 5 Comments

Netherrealm Studios has just provided us with a kommunity exclusive Environment video featuring "The Living Forest":



We were also given our own version of Sub-Zero's Vignette:



Clicking on the images will take you to our Mortal Kombat (2011) video section, where you can watch and download the videos.

GameSpot: Sub-Zero Vignette
by Gambid on Nov 11, 2010 :: 0 Comments

GameSpot has just released the story of Sub-Zero:

Click here to watch the it on GameSpot.

Update:

We just received word that another Mortal Kombat (2011) video is coming this Friday. So, check back later for more updates.

Fase Extra: New Screenshots and Art Work
by Gambid on Nov 11, 2010 :: 7 Comments

Fase Extra has just released 8 new Mortal Kombat 2011 images: 5 screenshots, 2 characters art works and 1 arena:





Click here to read the blog entry the images are part of.

Sub-Zero Renders And Artwork
by Gambid on Nov 9, 2010 :: 5 Comments

Netherrealm Studios has just released 2 new images from the next Mortal Kombat game. Each of them is related to Sub-Zero. We now have a render and also his shadow Fatality. We have also included the render used for him on the Official Mortal Kombat Facebook Page:

MKast Season 2, Episode 2 Part 2/4 Released
by Gambid on Nov 5, 2010 :: 0 Comments

Part 2 of the second episode of the second season of MKast has been released. In this episode Senior Producer Hans Lo and Producer Hector Sanchez are joined by Lead Designer John Edwards, Paulo Garcia and Designer Brian LeBaron to discuss the next Mortal Kombat game:

Click here to watch the video.

5 New Extremely Brutal Screenshots
by Gambid on Nov 2, 2010 :: 1 Comments

Netherrealm Studios has just sent us 5 new, extremely brutal screenshots from the next Mortal Kombat game. Each image shows Johnny Cage being tortured in a different but violent way. The screenshots are also available on the official Mortal Kombat (2011) website with a comment from Johnny Cage:

GameSpot: Exclusive Scorpion Gameplay Video
by Gambid on Oct 31, 2010 :: 3 Comments

GameSpot has just released an exclusive video with gameplay footage of Scorpion. The video also shows, what might be the first glimpses of Story mode:

GameTrailersTV Revealed Jax, Subway Arena and new Fatalities
by Gambid on Oct 29, 2010 :: 2 Comments

The new episode of GameTrailers TV has aired and it is a must see. The episode reveals a lot of new things, including Jax, the Subway-Arena and several new Fatalities:

GameTrailers TV Reveals new Character and Arena
by Gambid on Oct 27, 2010 :: 0 Comments

GameTrailers has just published an advertisement for the upcoming episode of GameTrailers TV. During the episode one new Mortal Kombat (2011) character and one new arena will be revealed. Additionally a behind the scene footage will be shown too. The episode airs this Thursday night at 1:10 AM on Spike TV:

ShackNews: Mortal Kombat Interview: Ed Boon
by Gambid on Oct 27, 2010 :: 0 Comments

ShackNews has published an interview with Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon. From the article:

Shack: I've heard that the development team has consulted with professional-level players from other recent fighting games on MK. Are you hopeful that MK will become a tournament staple?

Ed Boon: This is the first Mortal Kombat game where we are consciously putting in features for the hardcore/tournament fighters and we have some amazing fighting game "experts" playing our game and giving us constant feedback. At the same time we want the game to be accessible for all Mortal Kombat players, so there is something for all types of fans. It's important for us that anyone can pick up the controller and have fun right away.


Click here to read the complete article.

MKast Season 2, Episode 2 Part 1/4 Released
by Gambid on Oct 27, 2010 :: 0 Comments

Part 1 of the second episode of the second season of MKast has been released. In this episode Senior Producer Hans Lo and Producer Hector Sanchez are joined by Lead Designer John Edwards, Paulo Garcia and Designer Brian LeBaron to discuss the next Mortal Kombat game:

Mortal Monday - Mortal Kombat (2011) - Scorpion's Bio
by Gambid on Oct 19, 2010 :: 2 Comments

Netherrealm Studios has just released a new Mortal Kombat (2011) videos. The video shows the story of Scorpion. Click on the image below to watch the video:



From the press release:

GET OVER HERE…

Today, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and NetherRealm Studios are bringing gamers a stylized new video giving fans a deeper look at Scorpion – the once human hellspawned ninja assassin - and the beginnings of his deadly rivalry with Sub Zero.

Mortal Kombat is the most brutal installment of the landmark fighting game to date for release on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft in 2011. The game is being developed by the newly re-named NetherRealm Studios, led by Mortal Kombat creator and creative director Ed Boon.

Mortal Kombat - What Would You Do With Scorpion's Spear?
by Gambid on Oct 15, 2010 :: 3 Comments

Netherrealm Studios has just released a new Mortal Kombat (2011) related video:

Mortal Kombat (2011) Official Website Starts (Updated)
by Gambid on Oct 13, 2010 :: 8 Comments

Update 10.13.2010:The official Mortal Kombat (2011) website has been launched. Its functionality is still limited but you can now have a taste of things to come.

We have also updated our Mortal Kombat (2011) section and added new renders, arenas and all previously missing from the section screenshots.

Original News:

In a press release Netherrealm Studios announced the official start of the new Mortal Kombat (2011) website. It was also announced that server issues are slowing the launch, but we were informed that these will be resolved shortly. From the press release:

Today, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and NetherRealm Studios are unleashing an all-new website for the highly-anticipated video game Mortal Kombat releasing in 2011 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. A first for the franchise, www.themortalkombat.com will showcase six legendary characters including Scorpion, Sub-Zero and Mileena giving fans an unprecedented look into their unique history and backgrounds. The site will also feature a full arsenal of kommunity features including: MKasts, discussion boards and Kombat Chat. The site will be updated every Monday in conjunction with Mortal Mondays.

Mortal Kombat also has a vibrant community on Facebook featuring an all new asset packed Facebook app as well as an active community on Twitter. Check out the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MortalKombat and join the Twitter conversation @mk_mortalkombat.

Mortal Kombat is the most brutal installment of the landmark fighting game to date for release on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft in 2011.The game is being developed by the newly re-named NetherRealm Studios, led by Mortal Kombat creator and creative director Ed Boon.


Click here to visit the official Mortal Kombat (2011) website.

Mortal Kombat Facebook Application
by Gambid on Oct 5, 2010 :: 0 Comments

As part of their Mortal Monday agenda Netherrealm Studios released a Facebook Application that shows part of the content that was previously seen when the new version of the official Mortal Kombat 2011 website was leaked. In fact, this application might just be e preview of the website, or the leak may actually have been a test of the application. Time will tell which is correct.

But for now, enjoy the new application by clicking here.

Do you know, our Facebook and Twitter subscribers were the first to learn this news. Join today and you will also be the first informed when new updates arrive.

Mortal Kombat - Environment Bio #01 - The Pit
by Gambid on Oct 4, 2010 :: 2 Comments

Netherrealm Studios has just released a new Mortal Kombat (2011) related video. The video appears to be a part of a starting new series that will deal with the environments of the new game. The series starts with one of the most popular stages in the Mortal Kombat Universe, The Pit:

MKast Returns
by Gambid on Sep 15, 2010 :: 5 Comments

It has been a long time since it has been announced that there will indeed be a new MKast. The first episode of the second MKast series has just been released and it is actually a video. There is new game footage in it so be sure to watch carefully:

More From Pax + Cyrax' Net Fatality
by Gambid on Sep 6, 2010 :: 9 Comments

This year's PAX event has brought us a lot new information, interview and most importantly game play and Fatality videos. A video of the second Fatality of Cyrax was published by Machinima with an amazing quality. We now have just the Fatality uploaded on our YouTube Channel. Below you can watch the videos:



And now just the Fatality:



ScrewAttack's First Impressions on Mortal Kombat:



Destructoid: An Ed Boon Interview:

New Gameplay Video from GameTrailers
by Gambid on Sep 5, 2010 :: 4 Comments

GameTrailers has just published a new gameplay video featuring a presentation of the game made by senior producer Hans Lo. The video also shows one of the Fatalities of Cyrax. On our YouTube Channel you can also watch a clip that contains just the Fatality.



And now just the Fatality:

New Mortal Kombat (2011) Shadows Wallpapers
by Gambid on Sep 3, 2010 :: 9 Comments

8 new Mortal Kombat (2011) wallpapers have been added to our collection. These wallpapers have been inspired by the latest trailer that appeared yesterday.

Click here to visit our Wallpapers section and get them.

Mortal Kombat (2011) Shadow Trailer (Now in HD)
by Gambid on Sep 1, 2010 :: 6 Comments

IGN has just published an interview with Ed Boon and most excitingly a brand new Mortal Kombat (2011) trailer called Shadows.

Click here to read the interview.

Update 09.01.2010: We have obtained our own HD (720p) version of the trailer joined by an official press release:



"Today, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and NetherRealm Studios are unleashing an all-new trailer for the highly-anticipated video game Mortal Kombat releasing in 2011 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The rocking trailer features several classic Mortal Kombat fighters hidden in the shadows preparing for their next vicious attack. Even in the darkness, players will recognize the blue blaze of Raiden’s electricity and the iconic spear attack of Scorpion. You’ll find these kombatants are just as brutal, if not more, under the veil of darkness.

The new Mortal Kombat trailer’s soundtrack is provided by the single “Another Way to Die” from the new album Asylum from hard rock band Disturbed. Asylum is the fifth studio effort from the multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated hard rock band and is available everywhere now. The band has 11 million albums and six million digital tracks worldwide, and have scored eight No. 1 singles at Active Rock radio over the course of their career. For more information on the band please visit www.disturbed1.com."

X'10: Shaun Hammerick Interview
by Gambid on Sep 1, 2010 :: 0 Comments

ConsoleCreatures was able to interview Mortal Kombat's Executive Producer Shaun Hammerick during this years X'10 in Canada. As usual he does not disappoint the fans and deliver some valuable information.

Mortal Kombat (2011) At GamesCom (Part 2)
by Gambid on Sep 1, 2010 :: 0 Comments

After this years GamesCom has ended a lot of new Mortal Kombat (2011) related information (article, reviews, interviews, ...) appeared on different websites:

Kotaku published not one but two articles. In the first article it is revealed that the development team is prepared to handle post launch balance problems and fix improve the game after its release. It is now also known that a PC version of the game is at least being considerate. Click here to read the interview with Ed Boon. The second interview with Mortal Kombat's co-creator Ed Boon discusses the future of the franchise and of the studio itself. Click here to read the interview.

GameInformer published a huge interview with Ed Boon made during the convention. Click here to read it.

GameSpot did not miss the opportunity to write an article as well. Their Hands-On Preview can be read here.

A lot of video interviews were uploaded too:

- G4TV: Mortal Kombat All Access Preview



- GamerLive.TV: Mortal Kombat Game Developer Preview Interview



- GameSpot: Ed Boon Interview



- MKUniverse.lu: Interview Hans Lo & Ed Boon @ GamesCom 2010 Part 1/2



- MKUniverse.de: Interview with Ed Boon (GamesCom 2010) PART ONE



- MKUniverse.de: Interview with Ed Boon (GamesCom 2010) PART TWO



Stay close and we will inform you if and when new GameCom related updates become available.

Mortal Kombat (2011) At GamesCom
by Gambid on Aug 19, 2010 :: 2 Comments

Mortal Kombat (2011) made its official public (actually behind closed doors) debut today at Germany's GamesCom, a games convention that takes places in Cologne, Germany 08.18 - 08.22. Two more characters (Kitana and Cyrax) and two new arenas (The Desert and Bell Tower) from the new game have been revealed. In addition 6 new High Quality screenshots have been released for all fans to enjoy:







A photo of Hector Sanchez preparing for the convention has been posted on Twitter. In the background you can see a never before seen online artwork of Sub-Zero. The artwork has been published in a couple of magazines.



IGN has posted a first look article based on what they saw at GamesCom.

Click here to read the article.

Expect more news from GamesCom soon.

More Magazines Covers
by Gambid on Aug 19, 2010 :: 0 Comments

In the last two months a lot of magazines published articles about the new Mortal Kombat game. The following are two are the covers of the august issues of the Italian PSMania and the German GamePro magazine. The GamePro contains two never before seen artworks of Scorpion and Mileena:

Back To Basics With Mortal Kombat, An Ed Boon Interview
by Gambid on Aug 5, 2010 :: 2 Comments

GamaSutra, a website dedicated to the development of games published a three page interview with Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Bood entitled "Back To Basics With Mortal Kombat". In this interview you will see some of the most interesting questions asked in an interview and answered, including:

- You guys seem to be angling this new Mortal Kombat as a revival, or reinvention, of the franchise. It's been around for so long; at this point, what's the essence of Mortal Kombat? What are you telling your team, and what are you all trying to recapture with this new one?
- Why do you think that in America, one-on-one fighting game development is so rare? Why is there so little of this going on in the U.S.?
- So what do you think of the fighting scene right now? With the new Street Fighter, and Namco's still making Tekken. Do you look to those for inspiration? Does your team look to those for any design cues?
- Back to accessibility, what's more important to you personally, as a designer, when you're setting goals for stuff? Is it more important to please the casual gamer, to make it fun and pick up and play, or the really hardcore guy that plays fighting games very seriously?
- How has the sale from Midway to Warner affected your studio?
- and more...

Click here to read the article.

Thanks to Damian Sopher for the heads-up on this story.

Mortal Kombat (2011) Preview Article From GameInformer
by Gambid on Aug 5, 2010 :: 2 Comments

In case you have missed the August 2010 issue of the GameInformer magazine, you would probably be happy to here that the Mortal Kombat preview article that was published in it made it to the official GameInformer website. 5 screenshots were published with it as well:







Click here to read the article.

Mortal Kombat (2011) Box Art - Temporary
by Gambid on Jul 11, 2010 :: 6 Comments

Below you can find the temporary box art for the new Mortal Kombat game. Note that this might significantly differ from the final packaging of the game. The two images have been released for game stores to use on their websites. Enjoy:



You can already pre-order the game from our online store as well. Every purchase made there supports this website.

Scorpion On The Cover Of Hyper
by Gambid on Jul 3, 2010 :: 0 Comments

The upcoming (202) august issue of the Australian gaming magazine Hyper is the one to have the Australian exclusive first look at the new Mortal Kombat. The cover of the magazine has already been revealed and it features Scorpion. Here is the cover of the magazine and Scorpion looks amazing. Enjoy:



Click here to visit the official website of the magazine.

Thanks to our forum member rookie721 for bringing this news to our attention.

Shang Tsung and Raiden Playable, Classic Sub-Zero
by Gambid on Jun 27, 2010 :: 12 Comments

The Brazilian website IG published a article about the upcoming Mortal Kombat, based on what the author, Gus Lanzetta, saw on E3. He even had the chance to talk with producer Hector Sanchez who revealed that Shang Tsung and Raiden are going to be playable in the next Mortal Kombat game and that the Sub-Zero who we have seen is actually the classic one. He is Sub-Zero we saw in Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero and in Mortal Kombat 1 (1992).

For those of you unfamiliar with the mythology of the series, the classic Sub-Zero is killed by Scorpion during Mortal Kombat 1 and later returns as the corrupted Noob Saibot. Sub-Zero we know from the post Mortal Kombat 1 story is actually the younger brother of the original Sub-Zero.

Click here to read the article. Due to the fact that most of you probably don't speak Portuguese, here is a link to the translated article.

We especially like the screenshots in this article!!!

The Summer Issue of EGM With TWO Covers + New Arena Revealed
by Gambid on Jun 27, 2010 :: 9 Comments

We recently discovered that the summer 2010 issue of the Electronic Gaming Monthly will actually have two different covers. The one with Sub-Zero, which we already saw and one with Raiden. Here are the two covers:



A small preview featured in the latest digital issue of Electronic Gaming Monthly shows a picture of Sektor currently fighting on The Temple or The Church which originally debuted in Mortal Kombat 3:



Visit Electronic Gaming Monthly for more information.

Kamudogu Interviews Ed Boon And Steve Beran
by Gambid on Jun 27, 2010 :: 2 Comments

As we already mentioned in an earlier updates, fellow Mortal Kombat fan site and our affiliate Kamidogu.com was present on this years E3 and was able to interview two of the members of the development team: Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon and art director Steve Beran.

In his interview Ed Boon discusses the part of the game in the Mortal Kombat time line. He also once again states that if there are hidden or new characters in the game, this will not be documented. Ed Boon also confirms that there will be no Kreate a Fighter mode in the game. Konquest mode will also be absent and the story will be told in a Mortal Kombat VS. DC Universe kind of way. The endings will not be just still images but will also not be fully rendered movies.



In his Interview Steve Beran talks about the challenges which the team had to face while redesigning the characters and the backgrounds for the game. He also gives some behind the scenes information on X-Ray mode.

Arena Art: The Living Forest
by Gambid on Jun 27, 2010 :: 2 Comments

Russian Mortal Kombat fan site MK Server has released images from two arenas from the upcoming Mortal Kombat game: The Living Forest and The Pit 2. The second one we have already seen, but the first is brand new:

The Return Of MKast
by Gambid on Jun 27, 2010 :: 0 Comments

A couple of days ago Hector Sanchez revealed on his twitter page that the MKast is going to make a return very soon. For those of you who did not follow the development of Mortal Kombat VS. DC Universe I should probably say that MKast was a series of 30-minutes podcasts, hosted by Hector Sanchez and Hans Lo. The series discussed the development of the game and also saw some great guests, including Ed Boon, John Tobias, Jimmy Palmotti and Shaun Himmerick:

hecterrific: If we can get to 85,000 fans on our Facebook page, I'll raffle a couple of t-shirts off to followers on our next MKast

hecterrific: lol hopefully we record it this week. anything you want us to talk about in particular?


We will inform you as soon as the first new MKast gets available. So stay close.

The E3 2010 Update Part 2
by Gambid on Jun 21, 2010 :: 0 Comments

The fact that E3 is over doesn't necessarily mean the end of the information. On the contrary, a lot of new things including reviews, interviews and movies might appear online even a couple of days after the expo has closed its doors.

So let's see what new stuff is out there:

Probably one of the biggest news is GameSpot's E3 2010 Stage Demo: Mortal Kombat, a video interview with Ed Boon with a demonstration of the game, during which you can see the new select screen in a a lot better quality, a lot of gameplay footage that includes Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Reptile, Sektor, Kung Lao, Johnny Cage, Mileena and Nightwolf. Here is the video:



If you want to only see the Fatalities from the clips, then there they are:







Now for those of you who prefer to look at the things in detail, we have 50 still images from the gameplay footage. We grabbed of course the most interesting moments:





















































Another great news comes from our affiliate Total Mortal Kombat who had the chance to take an amazing interview from Ed Boon. The video is now online so hurry up and watch it, right here.

Another two great interviews come from GiantBomb and Destructoid. Watch them here:





Looking to read some more articles about the game. Take a look here:

- GiantBomb: Mortal Kombat Cuts Down To The Bone
- Kotaku: The New Mortal Kombat Cuts Deeper Than Ever Before

For more information about the new Mortal Kombat visit our game's section.

The E3 2010 Updates
by Gambid on Jun 16, 2010 :: 3 Comments

Now this is going to take a while. We have so much things we want to tell you about. The information, the multimedia and the enthusiasms are all flying around ever since this year's E3 opened its doors. The fact that the new Mortal Kombat was not playable for everyone didn't stop the fans to get what they want, tons of information. In fact if I start publishing the separate stories the first one will land of the main page, before I have finished with the last one. This is why I will post everything in one huge news article and I will publish as I write, so keep pressing F5.

Lets start:

Rigo Cortes, the Community Manager of Netherrealm Studios posted one more image of the Mortal Kombat booth at E3:



A lot of information about the game has been uncovered during E3. Scorpion for once has finally made his appearance and ended the worries of many fans about not being included in the game. I hope that we will now stop receiving Mails, PMs, YouTube and Skype messages from worried and/or angry fans who asked why he is not in the game, because well... he is.

A beta version of the select screen of the game has been shown at E3. The select screen contains 26 character boxes + 1 random box + 1 box for DLC. If you sum the number of the fighters in the games Mortal Kombat 1 - Mortal Kombat 3 you will get a number near 26 (+ 1 or 2, because there might be a discussion about several character). And with Ed Boon confirming that the team is focusing on the Mortal Kombat 1 - Mortal Kombat 3 characters I believe we already know who most of the characters in the game are going to be. But, Scorpion is currently the only newly confirmed character.

The following two screenshots appeared on the Internet, confirming everything I just wrote. The original source of the images remains unknown to us (if you are reading this, contact us, and we will give you the deserved kredit). The Main Menu screenshot first appeared on Russian Mortal Kombat fan site MK Server while the one with the select screen was first shown on fellow Italian Mortal Kombat site and our affiliate Inside MK. The version of the screenshots that you see on our site is slightly different, because I allowed myself to enhance them, by correcting size, proportions, colors, ... for your viewing pleasure. So enjoy:



The characters that you can see on the Select screen are: Scorpion, Mileena, Reptile, Sub-Zero, Kung Lao, Johnny Cage, Nightwolf and Sektor.

The Story

During an interview made by GameSpot Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon reveals a lot new details and gives important information on the story line of the game. This will start at the end of Mortal Kombat: Armageddon and will involve time travel and a lot of the events from the first three Mortal Kombat games will be retold. But see it for yourself:



Click here to read GameSpot's Hands-On article.

In another preview, this time from IGN a lot more details are given about the story and the Super bar. From the article:

We're also talking about a new take on the series' story. "Mortal Kombat has this timeline - eighteen years of making games, and we really didn't want to just continue, like, chapter seventeen of the whole story," says Ed Boon, the co-creator of the series. "So we're kind of doing a Back to the Future type of thing, where Raiden is about to be killed by Shao Kahn, and just before he delivers the last blow, he sends a mental message to his earlier self, so the camera rewinds back to Mortal Kombat 1. The Raiden from back then gets a message and he doesn't know what's going on, but he knows something bad's going to happen, and the game spans Mortal Kombat 1, 2 and 3, retelling the story with an enlightened Raiden, and he's changing the course of things, so everything you've seen happen before – Liu Kang winning, the guys turning into cybernetic ninjas, are changed around, so you might see a character become cybernetic who wasn't before, and so you see a different version [of events]."

Sounds interesting, doesn't it. lets see now what the preview has to say about the Super Bar and a new X-Ray feature:

Powering the gameplay system is a Super meter that functions much as you'd expect. It's a three segment bar, and different moves use different numbers of segments. An enhanced special, for instance, uses a single segment. Enhancing a super basically gives it more oomph. Reptile's slimy green projectile gets much larger, while Kung Lao's spinning hat changes from horizontal to vertical, embedding itself in his opponent's chest.

The Super bar also ties into tag team. In tag team games you can instantly swap with a partner, or you can tag them in to assist with an attack. You can do the former at any time, but the latter will cost you a segment. This stops people from abusing the system, but still leaves things open for crazy tag combos.

Of course, the real jewel in the crown of the Super system is that when it's full you have the chance to do an 'X-Ray attack' (this may not be the final name by the way – it's mostly descriptive at this point), where your character does a sequence of devastating slow motion punches and/or kicks, and the impacts are shown in x-ray vision. Y'know, so you can see the bones shatter.

The Super meter also helps players turn the tide of a battle. Sure, it builds whenever you do a special move, but it also builds when you take damage. So the more you're getting wailed on, the quicker you'll be able to respond with an X-Ray move.


For the rest of this amazing preview you will have to click here.

The impressions of the others

We already gave you links to a couple of previews and hands-on, but now we continue exactly in this direction:

Visit the forums of our affiliate TRMK and read the impressions of a fan who was at E3.

Also click Wildgunmen to read the first fmpressions of Aaron Chatha over at Wildgunmen. A lot of interesting information and fatality images in this one.

Now, the Fatlities...

The Fatalities in the game are promised to be the most bloody and brutal ones and... they are.

The first complete Fatality that the fans were able to see was Kung Lao's Body Split Fatality. It was shown during Sony's presentation of the 3D games for PlayStation 3. Yep, the new Mortal Kombat will have a 3D mode on PlayStation 3. GameTrailers have the clip from the presentation on their website. Click here to watch it. To save you the time we cut just the Fatality and we can see it right here:



ScrewAttack has uploaded an amazing hands-on video that not only reveals some details about the game but shows the Fatalities for most of the currently announced characters. Here is the video:



Non E3 Stuff

The following two images are actually not from E3 but they are just as great as the info that we receive from the expo. Lets see them:



The first image is from the next (239) issue of the returning Electronic Gaming Mounthly Magazine. it was originally posted here.

The second image is an image of the Pit 2 arena from the new Mortal Kombat. It was published on fellow Luxembourgian Mortal Kombat fan site Mortal Kombat Universe. Check it out.

Who is on E3

Unfortunately we couldn't be there due to a lot of different reasons. But two of our Affiliates are. Check the exclusive E3 coverages of:

- Total Mortal Kombat
- Kamidogu

Because it is one think when you hear about the game from the press, but it is a whole other thing when you hear about it from a real fans.

Two Mortal Kombat 9 Ad Photos From E3
by Gambid on Jun 13, 2010 :: 1 Comments

The french website GameKyo has published its first photos from this years' E3. Two of the are of an advertisement of the new Mortal Kombat:



Click here to see the rest of the photos over at GameKyo.

Mortal Kombat 9's E3 Booth
by Gambid on Jun 12, 2010 :: 15 Comments

In Chapter 1: E3 Starts Right of GameTrailers TV's E3 All Access series you can see a digital version of the Mortal Kombat's E3 booth. If you look close enough you may notice that Kung Lao is slicing the body of his opponent from the head down with his hat:



Click here to to watch the video at GameTrailers TV.

THE NEW MORAL KOMBAT IS PURE BRUTALITY! (+Wallpapers)
by ded on Jun 10, 2010 :: 10 Comments

The wait is over! Watch the first official Mortal Kombat 9, actually it is just Mortal Kombat now, trailer:



That is correct the game has finally been announced by Warner Bros and Netherrealm Studios.

The game is a complete reboot of the franchise to re-establish it with Warner Bros.



“We are bringing the Mortal Kombat franchise back to gamers with the talented NetherRealm Studios team creating the game fans long to play,” said Martin Tremblay, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “Re-establishing the brand with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Mortal Kombat innovates on past games while staying true to the brand’s legendary characters and fighting style.”

“We can’t wait for players to get their hands on Mortal Kombat,” said Ed Boon, Creative Director, NetherRealm Studios. “This game really is a response to what players have been demanding: mature presentation, reinvented 2D fighting mechanic and the best, most gruesome fatalities ever!”

That's right, and you can see it from the trailer too, the gameplay of the game will be in 2D with incredible 3D graphics.

In the announcement trailer we see only well known fighters:

- Shao Kahn and Raiden





- Reptile



- Mileena



- Kung Lao



- Johnny Cage



- Sektor



- Nightwolf



- Sub-Zero



A few addition characters are shown as parts of the arenas but not shown as playable:

- Kenshi, Daegon and Reiko on the Pit II arena



- Shang Tsung sitting on the thrown on The Throne Room arena



- Kira and Li Mei on Kahn's Arena



Currently confirmed battle arenas are:

- The Pit II (from Mortal Kombat II)
- Kahn's Arena (from Mortal Kombat II)
- The Deadpool (from Mortal Kombat II)
- The Throne Room (from mortal Kombat 1)
- Rooftop with industrial background (probably new arena)
- The Bridge (or at least it looks like it, from Mortal Kombat 3)
- The Living Forest (from Mortal Kombat II)

New feature will be include Tag Team battles and Co-Op in Arcade mode.

Stay tuned for more info! We will update this new with images really soon. An update of our Mortal Kombat 9 section is also coming.

But for now, click here to visit the official website of Netherrealm Studios and here to visit the official website of the new Mortal Kombat.

Interested in decorating your desktop with the most recent Mortal Kombat wallpapers? Click here for our latest wallpapaers. Enjoy!!!

Mortal Kombat 9 Updates
by Gambid on Jun 5, 2010 :: 0 Comments

One of the reasons for not having any news on Mortal Kombat 9 is simply the fact that there is almost nothing to report. The next Mortal Kombat hasn't even been officially announced yet. Here is what we know so far:

Mortal Kombat 9, as it is currently called, has been in developed for more than an year, actually ever since Mortal Kombat VS. DC Universe was released. The game will use the engine (modified Unreal Engine 3) that was build for Mortal Kombat VS. DC Universe and will return to the dark and bloody roots of the franchise with a guaranteed mature (M) rating.

Currently no characters, arenas, story lines, special moves or Fatalities have been announed.

In February, fellow Mortal Kombat fansite and our affiliate FDMK was the first to report that Dana Lyn Baron, the actress who voiced Sonya Blade in Mortal Kombat VS. DC Universe posted the following text on her official website:

In September — right before I left for Paris & the South of France — I reprised my role as Sonya Blade for Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s next installment of the MORTAL KOMBAT videogame.

Only a couple of days later FDMK reported that actress Brenda Barrie, who did some motion capture work for Mortal Kombat VS. DC Universe has listed Kitana and Mortal Kombat 9 in the Motion Capture category of her website. Additionally a release date for the game was given: 12.25.2010.

Shortly after both things were discovered, the websites of the two actresses have been changed and the entries for Sonya, Kitana and the release date have been removed.

Does all this mean that the two characters will be in the game? Honestly, it looks good. But don't take all of this for sure thing until an official announcement is made. As for the release date... it was too early for a concrete date. But... we will wait and see.

Nearing a possible official announcement of Mortal Kombat 9, Warner Bros. has started to prepare for the big advertisement campaign and created:

- Official Mortal Kombat YouTube Channel and
- Official Mortal Kombat Facebook page

This possible official announcement might be comming at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3).

The news about Mortal Kombat 9 being part of the games that Warner Bros. will present at the expo was brought to our attention by GamePro who interviewed Warner Interactive President Martin Tremblay. From the article:

GamePro: Warner obviously comes with a whole library of IP. What should we be looking for from Warner next?

MT: If you look at the landscape of publishers, you'll see is everyone has their own crown jewel. They have their own key franchises that they are they developing for a specific audience, that are expecting that game to come out, with quality. We're no different. We're very serious about Batman, we think Batman: Arkham Asylum showed that taking care of our own franchises can really change things, and can make for a very appealing game. Lord of the Rings is clearly very important to our future. Lego is clearly important. Mortal Kombat, you haven't seen anything yet, but we're very proud of what we have so far. We'll be showing very well at E3.


This is pretty much everything that has happened the last few months. Now that we all are up to speed, we are prepared for the big news from this years Electronic Entertainment Expo that will take place June 15-17.2010.

With other words, stay close and you will not miss a thing.

Midway Chicago + Warner Bros = Netherrealm Studios
by Gambid on Jun 5, 2010 :: 0 Comments

After Midway, the company that has been developing the Mortal Kombat Franchise for almost 18 years went out of business due to huge financial troubles, part of it, Midway Chicago and the entire Mortal Kombat franchise, was sold to Warner Bros. This did not affect the development of the next Mortal Kombat game. The new Mortal Kombat, which is currently just been called Mortal Kombat 9, is been developed by the same team that developed all previous games of the series.

According to recent news Midway Chicago is going to be renamed to Netherrealm Studios after one of the Mortal Kombat realms, The Netherrealm, which is home to characters such as Shinnok, Quan Chi and Sareena.

Fellow Mortal Kombat fan site TRMK even discovered that two domain names have been registered for the studio:

Domain Name: NETHERREALMSTUDIOS.COM
Registrar: MARKMONITOR INC.
Whois Server: whois.markmonitor.com
Referral URL: [url]http://www.markmonitor.com
Name Server: NS.WARNERBROS.COM
Name Server: NS2.WARNERBROS.COM
Updated Date: 26-jan-2010
Creation Date: 26-jan-2010
Expiration Date: 26-jan-2012


and

Domain Name: NETHERREALM-STUDIOS.COM
Registrar: MARKMONITOR INC.
Whois Server: whois.markmonitor.com
Referral URL: [url]http://www.markmonitor.com
Name Server: NS.WARNERBROS.COM
Name Server: NS2.WARNERBROS.COM
Status: clientDeleteProhibited
Status: clientTransferProhibited
Status: clientUpdateProhibited
Updated Date: 26-jan-2010
Creation Date: 26-jan-2010
Expiration Date: 26-jan-2012


Both domain names are currently inactive but we will keep an eye on them and inform you in case this changes.

Mortal Kombat 9 Twitter Updates
by Gambid on Jun 28, 2009 :: 2 Comments

Looks like the Mortal Kombat Development Team has found a new way to communicate with the fans: the social network site Twitter. Some of the most recognizable members of the team frequently post updates, including Ed Boon, Hector Sanchez and John Vogel. Here are a few things that recently got revealed through Twitter:

Ed Boon has once again confirmed that Mortal Kombat 9 will indeed contain all the gore and blood that a Mortal Kombat game deserves. He also mentioned that Carlos (Pessina) and Rick O. are currently working on some kool Fatalities for the game.

Ed Boon also revealed that a familiar face from the recent past is returning for Mortal Kombat 9. The original sound composer, Dan Forden who was missing from the last few games is going to write the music for this one.

Keep an eye on this Twitter accounts because more information will probably be released soon.

Kotaku: Mortal Kombat Team Looking To Split From Midway
by Gambid on Apr 6, 2009 :: 4 Comments

Kotaku has recently reported that the Mortal Kombat development team is looking for a way to leave Midway.

From the article:

Mortal Kombat Team Looking To Split From Midway

Midway's team of developers responsible for the 17-year-old Mortal Kombat franchise is currently in active talks with other publishers to leave the company and for its own studio, sources tell Kotaku.

The MK team, which comprises about 50 developers, is said to be in discussions with a handful of unnamed publishers, with senior members of the group handling negotiations for a possible exodus from Midway. According to Midway sources who wished to remain anonymous, one of the catalysts for the move is a lack of payment in bonuses due to MK team members based on meeting Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe sales targets.

Sources said that the Mortal Kombat team has become increasingly "frustrated" with the handling of Midway's bankruptcy filing. MK staffers also expressed irritation from being in the position of delivering million unit-selling titles on time and on a bi-annual schedule while other projects at the company languish in development.

Midway representatives, when contacted for comment, opted not to discuss the Mortal Kombat team's plans, saying that the team was in "good shape." They did, however, want to stress that Midway itself is not withholding any owed payment to the Mortal Kombat Vs. DC Universe developers.

"Midway is not refusing to pay out those bonuses," PR reps told us. "It's the unsecured creditors committee that is refusing to allow us to pay them. They're the ones holding that up."

If the MK team—who are apparently not under contract at Midway—does find a new studio to call home at a publisher other than Midway, the fighting game franchise may not go with them. That, as well as having to abandon work on the follow-up to MK vs. DC, tentatively titled Mortal Kombat 9, was going to be "tough."

Should the key Mortal Kombat talent leave, it could be a substantial blow to the ailing Midway, which has already closed and consolidated many of its in-house development teams.


Click here to read the entire article.

We will post more details as information gets available.

Rumor: Mortal Komabat: Shaolin Monks Sequel In Development
by Gambid on Mar 18, 2009 :: 4 Comments

The Game Reviews.Com has published an article discussing a few rumors and tried to back them up with some facts. One of those rumors is about the possible release of a sequel to Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks.

Please note that this news is not officially confirmed yet and we suggest that you interpret it as a rumor. From the article:

Mortal Kombat Shaolin Monks 2 in development?

There have been a few Mortal Kombat spin-offs as of late. Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero and Mortal Kombat: Special Forces come to mind, and let’s just say both should have stayed on the drawing board. That, though, doesn’t mean the other spin-off is on the same level of crappiness, oh no. Mortal Kombat Shaolin Monks was good, very good, and has fast become MK fans’ favorite MK game. Shaolin Monks was centered around fan favorites Liu Kang and Kung Lao as they go on a journey to defeat Shang Tsung and Shao Kahn. Other MK favorites made an appearance either as aiding allies like Johnny Cage and Sonya or were end-of-level bosses like Scorpion and Reptile. The game was received critically and commercially well but no word has been spoken yet regarding a sequel, until now. Thanks to TGR reader “tommystockley” TheGameReviews.com has learned that Shaolin Monks 2 may very well be in the cards.

A while back, Hector Sanchez and Hans Lo did an MKast for the official MK website. During this podcast they were asked by fellow MK fans if they would consider developing another Shaolin Monks. They went on record saying that if there is enough demand for said game then they would seriously consider it. Nothing was said for a few months after that, but the game popped up once again during an MKast addressing what the thousands of MK fans were discussing in the forums, and a few hints were dropped regarding the game’s development. Now we all know about the financial situation at Midway games and how they have filled for Chapter 11. What we learned from the court documents is the fact that Midway has two MK teams on different projects. One team is working on the just-announced Mortal Kombat 9, and the other is working on an action/adventure game... I wonder what that could be?

Midway is in need of their biggest asset bringing in the cash, and what better than a fully mature-rated MK game with high-definition fatalities and also a sequel to the highly rated Shaolin Monks? I think this is a no-brainer, and being a Mortal Kombat fan, I feel like I’m in MK heaven. You bet your ass this is happening and you can expect an announcement at either GDC next week or E3 in the summer. EXCELLENT!

TGR Rating: Highly Likely


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1.8 Million Copies of MK vs. DCU Sold, Next MK In The Works
by Gambid on Jan 26, 2009 :: 2 Comments

Midway has just announced that over 1,8 Million copies of Mortal Kombat VS. DC Universe have been sold worldwide. Commenting the success of the game, creative director Ed Boon shares with us that work on the next installment of the franchise has already begun. From the press release:

Well Over One Million Units of Mortal Kombat® vs. DC Universe Sold Worldwide

CHICAGO – January 26, 2009 – Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), a leading interactive entertainment publisher and developer, today announced that the company has shipped approximately 1.8 million units of Mortal Kombat® vs. DC Universe worldwide for the Xbox®360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system.

"Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe was the result of countless hours of hard work by many people, and seeing the game surpass the million-seller plateau makes it worth all the effort," said Ed Boon, Mortal Kombat co-founder and creative director, Midway. "We're already hard at work on our next version of Mortal Kombat, and look forward to being able to reveal more details in the future."

Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe also continues to set a number of internal Midway records. The game was the most pre-ordered MK title in company history, and more than 3.6 million Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe matches have been played online worldwide for the PS3, according to numbers from GameSpy Technology,* which provides connected gaming, multiplayer and statistics gathering services to the title.

The standard edition of Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe is available for a U.S. suggested retail price of $59.95, and a limited number of copies of the Kollector's Edition are still available for a U.S. suggested retail price of $69.95.

Mortal Kombat 9 Planned As A Mature Return To Form
by Gambid on Jul 26, 2008 :: 0 Comments

Kotaku has reported that there are already plans for Mortal Kombat 9:

While that grittier, darker version of MK didn't make it far beyond the technology development stages — Boon told us there was little in the way of concept art for the grimier spin on the series — the next next Mortal Kombat may strive for more blood, more violence, more of everything that warrants an M-rating.

The artistic vision of a less saturated, less Superman filled fighter is still swimming around Boon's head, a title that may rest on the success of MK vs. DC. We spent more time with the crossover fighter tonight and talked with Boon about plenty of other MK-related topics. Tune in tomorrow for the rest of our conversation.


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