It appears that Joystiq
has gotten a chance to preview
and recent build of Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe
. But I would take the preview with a grain of salt. The article falls short of really talking about the new game, instead the writer is focusing on his views on the series, which he admittedly hasn't played "since Trilogy on N64,"
12 years ago. So James Ransom-Wiley
may not have been Joystiq's
best choice for a reviewer unfamiliar with the series in the past decade.
Throughout the preview, there are a few good comments about the game, but they are buried in complaints about the series and other fighting games. Here are a few notable ones that stood out to me.
"MK vs. DC does succeed as an accessible fighter that's mostly contained on a two-dimensional plane"
"There are "Flashes" of appropriate brilliance, and there's certainly a sense of power, not unlike two super heavyweights planted firmly in the ring, slugging it out. Ironically, Midway nails it best with the Joker, a character that historically avoids hand-to-hand combat. His celebratory jig is especially alive on-screen."
"It's not intimidating, mostly relying on classic "Street Fighter" commands, and it's mashable -- I can't speak to its depth -- and there are some well-integrated "mini-guessing-games" mixed into the gameplay. Now there's a game I could throw on for my casual-fun-seeking friends and kill a few hours with, I thought. Sounds like Midway hit its goal."
Some little tidbits have been revealed though, from the start two character slots will be locked. Those, as was revealed earlier in the achievements leak
, should be slots for end-bosses Shao Kahn
. But instead of some research, the reviewer starts new rumors of Aquaman
. I guess he didn't read the article on his own site announcing the character list
that would have answered that question.
He also seemed to coin the DC heroes' Brutalities
as a Heroic Brutality
which makes sense. We're not entirely sure if this is the final wording for the finishing move, but we'll see if we can't find out. A release date of November 10th, 2008
is mentioned at the end of the article. We've heard this date rumor before, as it's listed on Gamestop.com
currently, but it's still not the official date last we checked with Midway who still considers it to be Fall 2008