April 18th, 2008
1:22 PM CST -
Look like sites are jumping the gun, so we'll follow suit. Here is the trailer that was revealed at Midway Gamers' Day in Las Vegas last night. Worlds collide when Mortal Kombat wages war with DC Comics Universe in a battle to save all they know.

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The preview article at GameSpot lets a few details out that the game will not be 'M'-rated but will feature some style of finisher, just not fatalities per se.

Also, the WorldsCollide.com website has been created and shows a newsletter signup and links to Midway's official MK vs DCU forums. (Thanks Austin Meyer) Clicking on Sub-Zero's eye brings up a secret page with 16 question marks, arranged like a character select screen. (Thanks QuanChiKiller)

If you're interested, here is the official Midway Press Release that offers a few extra details including the writers of the storyline and a Fall 2008 release date.

We are working hard to organize our information and get our coverage to you as soon as possible. Until then you can check out more at our Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe GameRealm, where we will be updating new information in addition to right here.

Reader Komments from the TRMK Forums:



April 18th, 2008 1:26 PM CST - Kona
Higher quality then the one I saw...still...I want to know about fatalities.
April 18th, 2008 1:47 PM CST - emerio
This hurts.
April 18th, 2008 1:47 PM CST - QuanChiKiller
There is a 5 min interview with Boon about the whole thing at Gamespot. He says there will be finishers, but they may not be called Fatalities. *Edit: Here's the link http://www.gamespot.com/xbox360/action/mortalkombat/media.html
April 18th, 2008 1:49 PM CST - Goraka
At least we know there will be blood.
April 18th, 2008 1:50 PM CST - Skorpiion
Originally Posted by : Kona
still...I want to know about fatalities.
OMFG!! EFFIN AWESOME!! I love dc comics!!!!! and mortal kombat!! yea.. i hope its not a create-a- fatality thing. Each character should have its own fatality. I get more desperate every time i imagine batman doing a fatality. WHOO!!
April 18th, 2008 1:51 PM CST - Skorpiion
Originally Posted by : QuanChiKiller
There is a 5 min interview with Boon about the whole thing at Gamespot. He says there will be finishers, but they may not be called Fatalities.
thats cool but im still gonna miss the guy say "fatality"
April 18th, 2008 1:54 PM CST - casess1
I still have hope for this game. I feel Midway will not do "Fatalities" but I hope it's something along the lines of a super combo "IE:Killer Instinct" ending with a death move. I thinking that would go over well with both MK and DC fans.
April 18th, 2008 2:00 PM CST - QuanChiKiller
April 18th, 2008 2:01 PM CST - salzion
Originally Posted by : QuanChiKiller
There is a 5 min interview with Boon about the whole thing at Gamespot. He says there will be finishers, but they may not be called Fatalities. *Edit: Here's the link http://www.gamespot.com/xbox360/action/mortalkombat/media.html
actually, having just watched this interview, he said there would be no stage fatalities, he didn't say anything about normal ones and whether or not they would or wouldn't be in the game. merely that instead of having a "ring out" you'd have to actually beat the person.
April 18th, 2008 2:02 PM CST - RAVENSFAN
Why is Batman in his gay grey suit? It should be his outfit from Batman Begins. Unless its an alternate. I dont know about you guys but seeing guys in there tights and spandex with capes ( superman and batman) i dont think makes this game dark and sinister. I might as well hoped for Mortal Kombat vs. WWE.
April 18th, 2008 2:06 PM CST - salzion
lol raven, or how about maybe mk vs. dragon ball z or mk vs. pokemon. if we're going for shock factor here and a stretch for the mk universe why not? anything's possible...
April 18th, 2008 2:12 PM CST - QuanChiKiller
So it looks like there are 16 possible characters so far.
April 18th, 2008 2:15 PM CST - salzion
most likely, i can't even think of 8 characters in the dc universe, cause imo dc sucks. but they'll probably use that for profiles if that's actually for the character list. guess we'll find out as time goes on.
April 18th, 2008 2:22 PM CST - Glamador
Damn, the .MOV version isn't working. I need that so I can analyze it frame by frame. WMP doens't have that feature.
April 18th, 2008 3:00 PM CST - The 7th Number
Looked like the same old MK gameplay.
April 18th, 2008 3:01 PM CST - Jeff Greeson
Originally Posted by : Glamador
Damn, the .MOV version isn't working. I need that so I can analyze it frame by frame. WMP doens't have that feature.
Sorry, fixed it. Download again!
April 18th, 2008 3:20 PM CST - QuanChiKiller
The Worlds Collide website has been updated. Click on Sub-Zero's eye to open the pop-up page. New ? images appear. (http://www.worldscollide.com/eyeofthestorm.html)
April 18th, 2008 3:24 PM CST - Sai Enigma
****ing stupid.
April 18th, 2008 3:51 PM CST - DCR
Any idea when that Boon interview is gonna be up, Jeff?
April 18th, 2008 4:03 PM CST - Jeff Greeson
Originally Posted by : DeathcoreRyknow
Any idea when that Boon interview is gonna be up, Jeff?
I believe that Patrick is working on writing it up and transcribing the audio as we speak. The site pages are ready for it, just awaiting the meat. I can tip off a few things that I heard from the raw recording. - No weapons / fighting styles. - No mini-games like Puzzle or Motor. - No fatalities, but some cool finishers that take into account of each characters' powers. - Superman is vulnerable to magic and kryptonite. Plenty of characters in the MK realm use magic. (Ed mentioned sorcerers, so maybe Quan Chi) - Said that the majority of the characters are mainstays. I'm paraphrasing here: 'If you can name off the top characters in MK and in DC Universe, you'll have about 90% of the roster.' I won't blow any more of it, just have to wait for Patrick to finish, which might not happen in the next two hours. He's scheduled to be in the air in an hour, returning back to Chicago. So I might just have to blow more stuff out. P.S.: Oh one more thing, Ed did mention his favorite drink, but he was holding it during the interview, so the response might have been influenced. It was MGD. Not Midway Gamers' Day, but Miller Genuine Draft.
April 18th, 2008 4:08 PM CST - CrispyDragon
Tsk @ sites ignoring the embargo, if TRMK had known they were gonna do that you guys could have had the world exclusive. =P Although I'm apprehensive about MK vs DC, I'm not going to be narrow minded and write this game off before I've had a chance to see more of it. It's a new direction a change in the series, people fear change but without it everything becomes stagnant. Kudos to Boon for taking a risk, I truly hope this game will be worth my money. Can't wait for the interview, I'm hoping some juicy details will be revealed. ; )
April 18th, 2008 4:16 PM CST - DCR
Originally Posted by : Jeff Greeson
I believe that Patrick is working on writing it up and transcribing the audio as we speak. The site pages are ready for it, just awaiting the meat. I can tip off a few things that I heard from the raw recording. No weapons / fighting styles. No mini-games like Puzzle or Motor. No fatalities, but some cool finishers that take into account of each characters' powers. Superman is vulnerable to magic and kryptonite. Plenty of characters in the MK realm use magic. (Ed mentioned sorcerers, so maybe Quan Chi) Said that the majority of the characters are mainstays. I'm paraphrasing here: 'If you can name off the top characters in MK and in DC Universe, you'll have about 90% of the roster.' I won't blow any more of it, just have to wait for Patrick to finish. P.S.: Oh one more thing, Ed did mention his favorite drink, but he was holding it during the interview, so the response might have been influenced. It was MGD. Not Midway Gamers' Day, but Miller Genuine Draft.
Thanks for the update. I'm still... apprehensive, but I'm gonna at least try to give the MK team the benefit of the doubt until we get the rest of the info.
April 18th, 2008 4:24 PM CST - Kai
I've been following the MK series ever since I was three for this to happen? I know we all wanted a Versus game with MK, but DC? Gay! It's cool for Ed to stick his neck out, but with everyone (including reviewers) *****ing about the MK series' shortcomings as of late, this could be the end of MK as we know it! But alas, this took us by surprise so it's expected for people to complain. We'll have to see what happens.
April 18th, 2008 4:32 PM CST - highwaytothelost
Like i said in another thread. After seeing the interview and the trailer, i'm warming up to this idea. Boon seems excited about it too. You can tell he's always wanted to do this. I wasn't against a VS game, i just didn't want it to open up the series on the new consoles, but hey if this one scratches then the real MK will, hopefully, be even better. Plus, a lot of my friends love fighting games but are not into MK. They also love comic book characters so maybe they'll actually want to play this one.... I just really hope i can kill superman.
April 18th, 2008 4:34 PM CST - The 7th Number
Originally Posted by : DeathcoreRyknow
Any idea when that Boon interview is gonna be up, Jeff?
Haha i am as impatient as you.....i gotta hear this.
April 18th, 2008 4:39 PM CST - highwaytothelost
I just want to see more screens/characters. Boon said think of the top players in the MK and DC world and you have 90% of the roster so if that's the case what do ya'll think it will be? Sub-zero= confirmed Scorpion= confirmed I would put baraka, shao kahn, and liu kang as definitely being in there even though i'm not fond of two of them. As for DC characters... i have no clue. Flash is popular but i don't see him fitting in these settings.
April 18th, 2008 4:44 PM CST - Jeff Greeson
I just got off the phone with Patrick. It's going to take a while. In fact, he projects that the entire transcript with accompanying audio clips is going to be complete sometime tomorrow. Question 1 is already done and in the hopper, but the rest of the 12 minute interview is still a WiP. So, now it's up to me to give you guys something tonight. I'm going to listen to the raw audio (which we have decided not to release because it really needs to be cleaned up and produced since it was recorded outside and there were PR people interrupting with time checks) and pull out the meat of the question and answers. So stay tuned and I'll have a story up on the front page in a hour or so.
April 18th, 2008 4:46 PM CST - DCR
Originally Posted by : highwaytothelost
Boon said think of the top players in the MK and DC world and you have 90% of the roster so if that's the case what do ya'll think it will be?
My guess would be most of the characters from the first two games, as they're the most iconic of the series. I'm hoping that'll include Kitana, but even with that being the case, they've still got a long way to go to sell me on this thing.
April 18th, 2008 4:47 PM CST - highwaytothelost
Awesome thanks Jeff. You guys are doing awesome. I'm really glad you guys did the minute by minute update. You guys deserved to get that photo up first it's too bad though.
April 18th, 2008 5:02 PM CST - marathonjedi
Originally Posted by : highwaytothelost
I just want to see more screens/characters. Boon said think of the top players in the MK and DC world and you have 90% of the roster so if that's the case what do ya'll think it will be? Sub-zero= confirmed Scorpion= confirmed I would put baraka, shao kahn, and liu kang as definitely being in there even though i'm not fond of two of them. As for DC characters... i have no clue. Flash is popular but i don't see him fitting in these settings.
Mk2 lineup of characters i would be a good guess.
April 18th, 2008 5:03 PM CST - casess1
highwaytothelost - I just sent you a private message, tell me what you think.
April 18th, 2008 5:05 PM CST - tommystockley
Originally Posted by : Jeff Greeson
I just got off the phone with Patrick. It's going to take a while. In fact, he projects that the entire transcript with accompanying audio clips is going to be complete sometime tomorrow. Question 1 is already done and in the hopper, but the rest of the 12 minute interview is still a WiP. So, now it's up to me to give you guys something tonight. I'm going to listen to the raw audio (which we have decided not to release because it really needs to be cleaned up and produced since it was recorded outside and there were PR people interrupting with time checks) and pull out the meat of the question and answers. So stay tuned and I'll have a story up on the front page in a hour or so.
So do you mean you aren't releasing the audio at all or your gonna fix it up first. I wouldn't mind hearing how he answered some questions :P
April 18th, 2008 5:17 PM CST - Jeff Greeson
Ok screw this...I'm going to transcribe this thing up myself. We will only have audio clips for the first two questions, but I'll have the entire interview up in a couple of hours. Yeah I'll miss the magic 6pm CDT embargo lifting hour, but hey, I have a day job.
April 18th, 2008 5:19 PM CST - natedoggcata
This is ****ing NEXT GEN There better be more than 16 ****ING characters > god this pisses me off so much
April 18th, 2008 5:22 PM CST - The 7th Number
Originally Posted by : Jeff Greeson
Ok screw this...I'm going to transcribe this thing up myself. We will only have audio clips for the first two questions, but I'll have the entire interview up in a couple of hours. Yeah I'll miss the magic 6pm CDT embargo lifting hour, but hey, I have a day job.
Awesome man...thats what i like to hear!
April 18th, 2008 5:32 PM CST - casess1
Since these are stills of the official trailer released on the net, I'm gonna post them. ENJOY!!! I hope I don't get in trouble for this. <a href="http://img516.imageshack.us/my.php?image=169mkvsdcomm1041808hr20wx4.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/3315/169mkvsdcomm1041808hr20wx4.th.jpg" border="0"/></a> <a href="http://img516.imageshack.us/my.php?image=169mkvsdcomm1041808hr20wc5.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/1413/169mkvsdcomm1041808hr20wc5.th.jpg" border="0"/></a> <a href="http://img516.imageshack.us/my.php?image=169mkvsdcomm1041808hr20ux1.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/4458/169mkvsdcomm1041808hr20ux1.th.jpg" border="0"/></a> <a href="http://img516.imageshack.us/my.php?image=169mkvsdcomm1041808hr20ox7.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/1741/169mkvsdcomm1041808hr20ox7.th.jpg" border="0"/></a> <a href="http://img516.imageshack.us/my.php?image=169mkvsdcomm1041808hr20du5.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/8830/169mkvsdcomm1041808hr20du5.th.jpg" border="0"/></a> <a href="http://img516.imageshack.us/my.php?image=169mkvsdcomm1041808hr20wm7.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/9999/169mkvsdcomm1041808hr20wm7.th.jpg" border="0"/></a> <a href="http://img516.imageshack.us/my.php?image=169mkvsdcomm1041808hr20xz0.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/3795/169mkvsdcomm1041808hr20xz0.th.jpg" border="0"/></a> <a href="http://img516.imageshack.us/my.php?image=169mkvsdcomm1041808hr20eo2.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/4972/169mkvsdcomm1041808hr20eo2.th.jpg" border="0"/></a> <a href="http://img516.imageshack.us/my.php?image=169mkvsdcomm1041808hr20bm1.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/758/169mkvsdcomm1041808hr20bm1.th.jpg" border="0"/></a> <a href="http://img516.imageshack.us/my.php?image=169mkvsdcomm1041808hr20eu4.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/2976/169mkvsdcomm1041808hr20eu4.th.jpg" border="0"/></a>
April 18th, 2008 5:34 PM CST - highwaytothelost
Originally Posted by : Jeff Greeson
Ok screw this...I'm going to transcribe this thing up myself. We will only have audio clips for the first two questions, but I'll have the entire interview up in a couple of hours. Yeah I'll miss the magic 6pm CDT embargo lifting hour, but hey, I have a day job.
You mean something bigger is going to happen at 6? On what site? Worldscollide, noob, here? Jeff you're such a tease.... and i don't mean that sexually... unless that's cool with you.
April 18th, 2008 5:37 PM CST - DCR
You the man, Jeff.
April 18th, 2008 5:46 PM CST - Jeff Greeson
No. No tease. I assume Boon will update shortly after 6pm, but I just wanted to have something for people when the flood of information from embargo-abiding sites start happening. Ok back to transcribing...this is like the one time I need one of those foot pedal audio controllers.
April 18th, 2008 5:47 PM CST - highwaytothelost
Originally Posted by : casess1
Since these are stills of the official trailer released on the net, I'm gonna post them. ENJOY!!! I hope I don't get in trouble for this. <a href="http://img516.imageshack.us/my.php?image=169mkvsdcomm1041808hr20wx4.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/3315/169mkvsdcomm1041808hr20wx4.th.jpg" border="0"/></a> <a href="http://img516.imageshack.us/my.php?image=169mkvsdcomm1041808hr20wc5.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/1413/169mkvsdcomm1041808hr20wc5.th.jpg" border="0"/></a> <a href="http://img516.imageshack.us/my.php?image=169mkvsdcomm1041808hr20ux1.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/4458/169mkvsdcomm1041808hr20ux1.th.jpg" border="0"/></a> <a href="http://img516.imageshack.us/my.php?image=169mkvsdcomm1041808hr20ox7.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/1741/169mkvsdcomm1041808hr20ox7.th.jpg" border="0"/></a> <a href="http://img516.imageshack.us/my.php?image=169mkvsdcomm1041808hr20du5.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/8830/169mkvsdcomm1041808hr20du5.th.jpg" border="0"/></a> <a href="http://img516.imageshack.us/my.php?image=169mkvsdcomm1041808hr20wm7.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/9999/169mkvsdcomm1041808hr20wm7.th.jpg" border="0"/></a> <a href="http://img516.imageshack.us/my.php?image=169mkvsdcomm1041808hr20xz0.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/3795/169mkvsdcomm1041808hr20xz0.th.jpg" border="0"/></a> <a href="http://img516.imageshack.us/my.php?image=169mkvsdcomm1041808hr20eo2.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/4972/169mkvsdcomm1041808hr20eo2.th.jpg" border="0"/></a> <a href="http://img516.imageshack.us/my.php?image=169mkvsdcomm1041808hr20bm1.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/758/169mkvsdcomm1041808hr20bm1.th.jpg" border="0"/></a> <a href="http://img516.imageshack.us/my.php?image=169mkvsdcomm1041808hr20eu4.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/2976/169mkvsdcomm1041808hr20eu4.th.jpg" border="0"/></a>
Dude that's awesome thanks for doing this!
April 18th, 2008 5:56 PM CST - casess1
I'll do the same for any other vids that are shown in the future as they come. I stated previously that I think Midway will not do "fatalities" but mabye something along the lines of a super combo 'IE:Killer Instinct' ending with a death. Nobody responded with thoughts. What do you think? I think it would make both MK and DC fans happy.
April 18th, 2008 5:57 PM CST - highwaytothelost
That would be a good idea, it's just hard to predict what the MK team will do.
April 18th, 2008 6:03 PM CST - Glamador
I took a few screenies myself and made wallpapers out of them. I might post them later, but the above pics seem to have things covered.
April 18th, 2008 6:03 PM CST - The 7th Number
http://www.worldscollide.com/ now has wallpaper downloads and trailer up...is this new? I think the embargo time is up...but i dont see anything new on noob.com
April 18th, 2008 6:08 PM CST - DCR
Yeah, that's new. It's a pretty sorry update though, all things considered.
April 18th, 2008 6:23 PM CST - Luke Wallace
Originally Posted by : CrispyDragon
Tsk @ sites ignoring the embargo, if TRMK had known they were gonna do that you guys could have had the world exclusive. =P
This definitely bugs me. I doubt we'll see much fallout from all the embargo breakage, but what can we do? Nothing that I can talk about
April 18th, 2008 6:28 PM CST - highwaytothelost
Yeah it's 6:30 central time. The embargo should be lifted by now. Anything new on other sites?
April 18th, 2008 6:40 PM CST - Kona
Nope...don't think so.
April 18th, 2008 6:49 PM CST - highwaytothelost
MKO has their interview up on their site.
April 18th, 2008 6:59 PM CST - Jeff Greeson
Ok it's transcribed. Now I've got to format it, put it in our system and write the news update. Should only take another 20 minutes. Thanks for being patient!
April 18th, 2008 7:00 PM CST - The 7th Number
Originally Posted by : highwaytothelost
MKO has their interview up on their site.
Nice...do they release everything early???
April 18th, 2008 7:09 PM CST - QuanChiKiller
Originally Posted by : Jeff Greeson
Ok it's transcribed. Now I've got to format it, put it in our system and write the news update. Should only take another 20 minutes. Thanks for being patient!
Thanx! Can't wait.
April 18th, 2008 7:34 PM CST - Jeff Greeson
http://www.trmk.org/games/mortal_kombat_vs_dc_universe/midway_gamers_day_2008/ Here it is before I make the front page post and the intro paragraph is being written as we speak. We'll be adding audio clips to the questions too... I only have the first two ready, so I'll put those up there soon too.
April 18th, 2008 7:35 PM CST - The 7th Number
Awesome thanks man.....going to read it now!!!!
April 18th, 2008 7:37 PM CST - QuanChiKiller
Me too!!!
April 18th, 2008 8:05 PM CST - Tim Static
The Grid 2!!!! Wu-****in-hooo!!!!
April 18th, 2008 8:15 PM CST - Jeff Greeson
Ok front page updated and audio clips added. There are a few areas of "sitekeeping" I need to finish up and I'll be done for the evening. Now if Boon would update his site, then I'd be happy. Perhaps Patrick will get back on when he lands and gets home in about two hours. But the last time I talked to him before he took off, he sounded beat. So, we'll see if he's up to it.
April 18th, 2008 8:21 PM CST - The 7th Number
Originally Posted by : Jeff Greeson
Ok front page updated and audio clips added. There are a few areas of "sitekeeping" I need to finish up and I'll be done for the evening. Now if Boon would update his site, then I'd be happy. Perhaps Patrick will get back on when he lands and gets home in about two hours. But the last time I talked to him before he took off, he sounded beat. So, we'll see if he's up to it.
Yeah i wish boon would update his site, cos i want to see that pic he posted clear, and full image. Looks like Batman vs Scorpion but its cropped to keep batman out. At least we could then see how good the actual graphics look. Cos looking at the trailer, it doesnt look that much better than armageddon.
April 18th, 2008 9:09 PM CST - salzion
Originally Posted by : highwaytothelost
Yeah it's 6:30 central time. The embargo should be lifted by now. Anything new on other sites?
that's because they pretty much had everything covered on other sites by the time 6:30 rolled around lol....the trailer was online before 6:30, the interview was online before 6:30(at gamestop), the site went live before 6:30, so apparently the embargo is something they can break, but only if they really really want to.... and i agree, for an embargo being lifted that's supposed to keep people from telling us stuff, there's not a whole lot more now then when i was looking at it earlier this after noon...
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