December 4th, 2009
11:41 AM CST -
News on the Mortal Kombat 9 front has been quiet for a while. The team is hard at work now that things have settled down after the Warner Bros acquisition was completed. They have been actively hiring team members to fill out the development studio since summer.

We don't expect the silence to last for too much longer as the hype machine is likely to start rolling up soon as the release is coming! Recently we've been hearing various murmurings that the Mortal Kombat Team has a set timeframe for Mortal Kombat 9 already. All signs appear to be pointing towards the team targeting to have the game shipped and in our hands by Christmas 2010! We haven't heard a concrete release date at this time, but we know for sure that's the internal project timeframe is to have it released just in time for Christmas.

Fans around the world better be nice next year if you are anticipating Santa to put a copy of Mortal Kombat 9 in your stockings a year from now! So you don't want to be getting on Santa's naughty list anytime soon!

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December 4th, 2009 12:21 PM CST - Jinko
I almost crapped out bricks when I thought it said Xmas 2009. This is great news. Where exactly did you find this out though? Where were the murmurs?
December 4th, 2009 12:47 PM CST - Tim Static
Pat has connections. I trust him wholeheartidly (sp?) lol
December 5th, 2009 10:55 AM CST - Glamador
Well this is great news! Not much news, BUT NEWS! I'm holding my breath for renders, potential plotlines, info on when the game takes place canonically...I haven't had any new MK mythos since MKD!
December 5th, 2009 12:41 PM CST - GrandMasterTRS
Nice to know. Thanks for the info Pat^^. Now I know 100% what I will buy next christmas.
December 5th, 2009 2:13 PM CST - Angel
Originally Posted by : Glamador
Well this is great news! Not much news, BUT NEWS! I'm holding my breath for renders, potential plotlines, info on when the game takes place canonically...I haven't had any new MK mythos since MKD!
Lol, I read the words "potential plotlines" as "potential plotholes" the first time I read that. But yes, great news indeed even if its just to say "more on the way".
December 9th, 2009 12:16 AM CST - Mads
That's exciting!
December 16th, 2009 6:33 AM CST - MajorWeirdo
Finally some nice update !! :D X-mas 2010 is still a long way however...
December 16th, 2009 12:37 PM CST - Glamador
But it means we'll have news by E3 at the latest. Probably a formal announcement with a trailer and screenshots.
December 18th, 2009 5:58 PM CST - Jade
I'd mark like crazy if it went back to the old 2D style but I doubt that will happen. Ah well, as long as Raiden is in it, I'll be a happy girl.
December 19th, 2009 3:59 AM CST - Angel
Certain cast members cannot be lost; Subby, Scorpy, Raiden...y, Liuy and Sonya-y. Lol. I don't really care if the Blackdragon is retired, they've more then done their fair share of the MK plotline by now, but those 5 would go amiss and Liu needs to be back - alive.
December 21st, 2009 11:46 AM CST - highwaytothelost
They need to stick to a plot line that's for damn sure.
December 22nd, 2009 8:34 AM CST - Angel
-Red Dragon Vs Black Dragon Vs The Special Forces -Khan retaking Kitana's world. -Shinnok -The necromancers -The Cyborgs. -Fujin and Raiden at odds with each other right now. -Order Realm Vs Chaos Realm. In my opinion, as this is the tip of the iceberg, they need to resolve some of these old plots.
December 22nd, 2009 10:52 AM CST - Kurtis Stryker
Since Armageddon doesn't have a definitive ending, there's no telling what the story of 9 will be. I'm more interested in seeing the story focus on the power struggle over the realms between Daegon and Taven. How many more games can Raiden still protect the good? It's time for a new story/cast, but some veteran Kombatants can stay, depending on where they side themselves. Personally, I'd love for Raiden to join the rest of the Elder Gods, and hand the burden of Earthrealm protector to Liu Kang. Couldn't Kitana and Liu Kang have a kid at this point? Why couldn't a son of the two enter the Kombat? Daegon could easily expand the Red Dragon into an inter-realm (Outworld, Chaosworld, Netherrealm) terrorist syndicate, whereas Taven could easily unite warriors from Earthrealm and Edenia. Those infamous villians who refuse to join the Red Dragon's fight could either be banished to rot in Outworld &/or Chaosworld, or simply be killed. Then, the few who survive, but don't want to take sides &/or avoid the radar altogether could simply dwell in a purgatory-like realm. Of course, Scorpion would remain neutral, and simply be an assassin-for-hire.
December 22nd, 2009 11:15 AM CST - Angel
Ah, KS, you remind me why I get so excited for every MK game. Its not just the fighting, its frustration of waiting to see which plots do progress and which are lost. If you want my opinion, MK's always set up (except Arm) some of the most beautiful "See you next game..." issues there out there for any game.
December 25th, 2009 12:03 AM CST - Glamador
That "see you next game..." was what kept me coming to these forums for months after MKDA and MKD were released. MKA was such a plot dissapointment, it left nothing to discuss, nothing at all. MKvDC was the same way since it wasn't cannon and advanced nothing. Gameplay completely aside, I'm STARVING for new MK plot points and storylines!
January 2nd, 2010 3:47 AM CST - badrock
I pray they are going to take the MK series back to a somewhat competitive level, the last few MK games have been very hard for me to get into.
January 5th, 2010 3:15 PM CST - YSPiT
Originally Posted by : Glamador
Gameplay completely aside, I'm STARVING for new MK plot points and storylines!
Me too, MK:A didn't really bring the story for me. It was really just a big showoff of the roster and how many people they can make bosses.
January 6th, 2010 12:58 AM CST - The 7th Number
Originally Posted by : XxJadexX
I'd mark like crazy if it went back to the old 2D style but I doubt that will happen. Ah well, as long as Raiden is in it, I'll be a happy girl.
I really wish they would go back to 2D like Street Fighter did. Street Fighter IV was a really fun game. I love the old school idea, plus they can make MK controllers!!!! LOL
January 13th, 2010 2:38 AM CST - gotiashvili
Great news!!
January 26th, 2010 3:43 AM CST - Jade
Originally Posted by : The 7th Number
I really wish they would go back to 2D like Street Fighter did. Street Fighter IV was a really fun game. I love the old school idea, plus they can make MK controllers!!!! LOL
That's what I loved about SF4! It was old school but with a new, polished look to it. I really hope MK took note of SF4 and decides to go back to it's roots. I would smile forever.
October 9th, 2010 7:18 PM CST - Infinity Forever
I wish they can continue the plotline from MK:A. Like, all the characters are there, there was a big battle. So what's the outcome? What happens next in the world of Mortal Kombat? Are the realms destroyed or saved? Who defeated Blaze? Does Liu Kang get ressurected and Raiden put back on the path of good? Will Shao Kahn's reign of terror finally cease? So many questions unanswered. Personally, if they don't continue it, I am never playing another MK game again. I wish they can strengthen up the rivalry between Chaosrealm and Orderrealm too because I like the concepts they made about chaos and order. MKvsDC was okay, and I bet MK9 will be even better, but the game just won't be the same if the main plotline came to a grinding halt.
October 9th, 2010 8:28 PM CST - Jade
I found that MK vs DC got boring fast. I don't even look at it anymore.
October 9th, 2010 9:11 PM CST - reptilesmile
so a mod bumps an old ass thread??
October 9th, 2010 9:21 PM CST - Jade
You should take a look at the post before mine, for one, and for another, the discussion is still relevent since it's about a game that will be released soon, so it's okay that he bumped it.
October 9th, 2010 9:28 PM CST - Eks
Anyone can bump an old-ass thread, really. Although it's generally not a good idea, and when that's the first thing you do with your account here, it kinda foreshadows how you're gonna "behave" in the future. Seems to be a really bad way to make a first impression, but I laughed, nonetheless.
October 9th, 2010 9:43 PM CST - Jade
Bumping threads is fine when the subject is still relevent and as long as the post isn't a bump just to say I AGREE or OKAY or something like that. Anyways, getting back on topic....I think this game is going to restore my faith in MK. I lost it once the games went 3D and lame but this installment looks incredibly promising, I can't wait!
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