has come to give us a large batch of Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe
news this weekend. Their initial impressions
are very positive after a long hands on session with the game recently, and they continue to love the game. This time they got to play a bit of the single player Story Mode
for the first time. They thought the mode was really well executed, way better than they expected.
The story mode also helps explain exactly why the Mortal Kombat and DC universes are crossing over. That "Rage" mode, the reason why Captain Marvel and Green Lantern would ever fight each other, and just how Scorpion winds up in the Batcave are all explained rather elegantly through these scenes.
They also reveal a new feature, a Model Viewer
that is being included with the game. So players can rotate the character models in any angle they'd like to see, something simple yet fun for the fans. They retrieved info on what some possible DLC could be. If things go well additional "alternate reality" costumes for the DC characters could be downloadable in the future. Currently they are hashing out things with DC on this idea, so keep your fingers crossed for some DLC in the future. I think a game like Mortal Kombat can really benefit from additional achievable and purchasable DLC, and I can't wait to see what Midway get out out there for us.
also broke some controversial news that
some of the fatalities in Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe
had to be toned down a bit to make the Teen Rating by the ESRB
Anyway, it's been changed up a bit, toned down to just slightly less than awesome to secure that highly coveted T-rating that Midway and Warner Bros. are so adamant about. In the latest build, Joker still whips out his prank gun, a "BANG!" flag unfurling. Unfortunately, you won't see the follow up of Joker shooting someone in the face; that actually happens off screen now, the headshot safely out of sight.
This is not surprising as many games and films over time have had to make sacrifices and cuts to make a specific rating. In this case I know Midway's team tried their hardest to push the limits of that T rating. I think once the fans get their hands on the game, they'll quickly forget that the game is rated T at all when the red blood is spraying over the screen in their first fight.