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News Archive - February 2011

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 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 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 (certain exclusions apply, including Kindle books, MP3s, and video rentals and downloads). The promotional credit will be added directly to your 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 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.

Warner Bros. Conquers 'Mortal Kombat' Producer in Court
by Gambid on Feb 27, 2011 :: 14 Comments

The Hollywood Reporter announced in an exclusive article, that Warner Bros has won the court fight against Lawrence Kasanoff, producer of the first two Mortal Kombat, who is suing them over the rights to the feature films, including profit of $9.3 million. The battle in court is however far from over as an appeal most probably will be filed. From the article:

“We are very pleased that the court dismissed Threshold’s multi-million dollar claims," Warner Bros. tells THR in a statement. "This victory fully vindicates Warner’s position that it accounted to Threshold fairly, appropriately and according to the parties’ contract."

"Threshold will be appealing the ruling and the denial of a jury trial," says Kasanoff attorney Howard Miller of Girardi and Keese.

This week's ruling only covers an audit period of 2000-2004. Kasanoff filed a separate lawsuit over Kombat for the 2004-2008 period. That case is still pending but the first three years of the period were thrown out based on the statute of limitations. A third case filed by Kasanoff in bankruptcy court in 2009 targeted the sale of Midway Games to Warner Bros and its impact on his intellectual property rights in certain characters associated with the Kombat franchise. That case is still pending.

Click here to read the entire article.

Set Images from the Scorpion and Sub-Zero Episode
by Gambid on Feb 26, 2011 :: 2 Comments

A lot of the cast and crew of the upcoming Mortal Kombat Digital Series are tweeting frequently giving updates on the production status of the series. This is the reason why we encourage you to follow us on Twitter as we retweet the most interesting things. For example today Kevin Tancharoen, the director posted two new set images from the episode that is being currently shot. The episode tells the story of Scorpion and Sub-Zero:

In case you are not a Twitter person, visit our Mortal Kombat Digital Series section where you can find all the information, images and update.

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.

Jeri Ryan As Sonya Blade - First Official Image
by Gambid on Feb 24, 2011 :: 4 Comments

The Mortal Kombat community manager posted the first official image from the upcoming Mortal Kombat Digital Series on his Twitter page. The picture shows actress Jeri Ryan as Sonya Blade:

Follow us on Twitter for the latest news and tweets on Mortal Kombat Digital Series.

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!

Also, follow us on Twitter for the latest news and tweets on Mortal Kombat: Digital Series.

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

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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.

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


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

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:

Jeri Ryan to Reprise her Role in the Digital Series
by Gambid on Feb 7, 2011 :: 5 Comments

Actress Jeri Ryan has tweeted today that she is going to reprise her role as Sonya Blade from Mortal Kombat: Rebirth in the upcoming Mortal Kombat: Digital Series:

Jeri Ryan
Heading to the farmer's market with the hubs & my girl. Then this evening I head to Vancouver to shoot Mortal Kombat! (NOW it's official)

Later today she tweeted again stating that she has already read the entire script and loved it:

Jeri Ryan
BTW, just finished reading the whole script for Mortal Kombat. Holy crap... I think u might just love it. Get ready...

For more information on the Digital Series, visit its section.

Click here to visit Jeri Ryan's twitter page.

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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 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:

Xbox owners will be able to get Jade's Retro costume. Be patient there will be more details later.

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.



Warning: Some of the links on the pages in the news archive may be broken, because the news are old and some of the sites have updated their database and probably they have deleted the linked files.

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