News Archive - August 2010
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Just like we promised, the newly published fan fiction is brand new and has never before been published on our site. Ultimate Armageddon is inspired by the ending of Mortal Kombat Armageddon and expands the story. This is so far the biggest fan fiction story that we have published and we are happy to have it in our relaunched Fan Fiction section. We hope that you will enjoy it. Great work, Nave_Ninja and thanks for submitting your fan fiction.
Expect more fan fiction stories very soon as the relaunch of our Fan Fiction section continues.
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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.
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:
The last couple of days several online stores added Mortal Kombat HD Kollection game for pre-order with a release date of November 2010 for the PlayStation 3. One of the stores even mentioned the inclusion of a Mortal Kombat 2011 demo on the disc.
All of this remained unconfirmed and the stores even removed the listings.
All this changed, when fellow Mortal Kombat fan site and our affiliate TRMK.org was able to confirm the that a High Definition remake of Mortal Kombat 1, Mortal Kombat II and Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 is indeed in development.
TRMK has independently confirmed with multiple industry sources that a high definition Mortal Kombat arcade update is indeed currently in development. Mortal Kombat HD Kollection will be a 2D Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection (MK1, MK2 and UMK3) featuring all-new high resolution in game graphics - not simply upscaled graphics, but sharp, crisp, awesome-looking High Definition graphics.
Unlike Capcom's Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix, which required new character drawings, remaking Mortal Kombat in high definition is not as easy. In order to properly recreate the series in HD, Warner Bros. needed to film actors performing the moves like they originally did 20 years ago, just now with better high-definition cameras. Resorting to hand-drawn characters, or using 3D models in place of real actors would just not look right and cause many fans to revolt. However, things are not as simple as that. Since the previous actors are now 20 years older and - in most cases - wouldn't look to be the right age in high definition, Warner Bros. has hired new actors for the various roles and have been busy capturing them over the past few months at a Warner Bros. Studio in Los Angeles. TRMK has also heard that some of the original cast is involved in the filming in some capacity as well.
For an example of the quality of the original captures, take a look at the recently released raw footage from Mortal Kombat 1 over on Daniel Pesina's YouTube account. Clearly back then, the camera used was not of the highest quality. Also, many of the filming sessions were not shot in front of a blue/green screen for easy chroma key. Obviously, a reshoot would be necessary in order to get a proper High Definition worthy image of the characters for an updated Mortal Kombat game.
Click here to read the full article.
This week is very special for Mortal Kombat Secrets. Why? Because we have not one, but two whole reasons to celebrate. We have just reached 3000 subscribers on our YouTube Channel. It only took us 10 months to come from 2000 to 3000. The second reason is that during this week we reached 2 000 000 hits on our main page. We are really happy about it and we would like to say "Thank You" to all of you, our visitors, our friends.
We are going to once again look at our YouTube Channel statics just to see which are the most beloved videos that we have online.
Most Viewed (All Time)
The Mortal Kombat 4 endings continue to lead and do not intend to step down from the top 3 for the time being. May be when new Mortal Kombat (2011) videos show up this situation will change. But for now, their position on top of the lader is pretty solid. Lets see what has changed since the time we reached 2000 subscribers:
Third place in this category goes to Scorpion's Mortal Kombat 4 ending which was on second place only 10 months ago. Unfortunately our previous third place holder, Jax' Ending from Mortal Kombat 4 is now not part of the top 3 list, remaining 4th with 30 000 views less than Scorpion's ending:
#3 from #2 (226,955 -> 333,486 views) - Mortal Kombat 4 - Ending - Scorpion
This time we have a new comer in the top 3 list. And this is Reptile's Ending from Mortal Kombat 4. This video managed to surpass the views of Scorpion's Ending with more than 20 000 views. Lets give this video a warm welcome in our top 3 chart.
#2 (355,658 views) - Mortal Kombat 4 - Ending - Reptile
Sub-Zero's Ending managed to keep its position on the top, increasing significantly its views count for a third time
#1 (197,622 -> 315,707 -> 441,616 views) - Mortal Kombat 4 - Ending - Sub-Zero
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