August 18th, 2010
12:32 PM CST -
Today NetherRealm Studios unveiled two new characters and stages for Mortal Kombat (2011) at Gamescom 2010 in Germany. The two new characters are Kitana and Cyrax, who look great as they are very recongizable yet also have some new distinct stylings. Along with the new Kombatants, they unveiled updated versions of the Jade's Desert and the Belltower stages from Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3. Word is that the sand in Jade's Desert swirls around you in a very amazing way. NetherRealm Studios was kind enough to send along a few screenshots to show our readers as well, enjoy!

 
 
 


Be sure to click on the thumbnails above for the "ULTRA HD" (7680 4320) versions of the screenshots, which is also perfect for desktop wallpapers of all shapes and sizes!

Update 2:20pm CST: IGN has a great writeup on the game from GamesCom. Included in that write up is a description of Cyrax's fatalities.

Johnny Cage's fatality is a throwback to the original Mortal Kombat where he'll uppercut the loser's head clean off, and then rip the torso right off the waist. Or robot Cyrax takes his saw blades and sheers the opponent's body into five pieces that stay together, finishing him up with a body-shattering kick.

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August 18th, 2010 12:44 PM CST - Jinko
Holy crap. How did you get the Ultra high resolution images, let alone resolutions over 1080p?
August 18th, 2010 1:06 PM CST - Umon Daisuke
Part of the press kit naturally. Common practice among some publishers going back to the PS2/Xbox days to release outrageously high res pics, often called bullshots. Anyway, really loving the background detail.
August 18th, 2010 1:58 PM CST - mdsfx
What's up with scorpion's spear being detached from the chain in the cage pic?
August 18th, 2010 1:59 PM CST - Outworld Imp
Cyrax looks awesome! Kitana looks ok. :/
August 18th, 2010 2:11 PM CST - Patrick McCarron
Originally Posted by : Jinko
Holy crap. How did you get the Ultra high resolution images, let alone resolutions over 1080p?
He said it perfectly:
Originally Posted by : Umon Daisuke
Part of the press kit naturally. Common practice among some publishers going back to the PS2/Xbox days to release outrageously high res pics, often called bullshots.
Press kit from NetherRealm Studios. We didn't scale them down to 1080p as they would be better at full size for better Wallpaper uses. We did compress the JPGs a bit just to reduce the full file size.
August 18th, 2010 2:20 PM CST - Tim Static
Good stuff, Pat. Not a fan of Cyrax's look. Its odd. but i'll get used to it, especially if he is as fun to use as he is in MK3/UMK3
August 18th, 2010 5:47 PM CST - Angel
You know what... For some reason I really don't care for the designs of the cyberninjas. Its one of those things, that I just care for the fact their "there" simply because their outfits tend to be one of the more generic ones. With the flesh and blood characters, outfits change dramatically sometimes, however the cyberninjas only really vary slightly... Noob-Smoke design taken note of, I never drew up a thought on that.
August 18th, 2010 5:51 PM CST - Eks
I like that even the wood floor sees wear from the action.
August 18th, 2010 6:48 PM CST - Vixen
Ahh, Cage is looking a little gray these days And the background detail is cool (Y)
August 18th, 2010 8:16 PM CST - Sub-Zero
lol at Cage getting his ass beat in every picture... and they look amazing.. The chain caught me off guard too, but then I was like "It's cool" Overall, awesome, I love hearing about the for sure characters
August 18th, 2010 9:37 PM CST - Glamador
Something nobody has noted yet I don't think: Blood from each fighter gets on both of them. Kitana has bits of both her own and Cyrax's blood on her outfit! It's obviously more noticeable facing Reptile or the Cybers. I for one am not fond of Cyrax's new look, but I enjoy that it's different from Sektor's enough that they're distinguishable. Kitana on the other hand....wow. I think I'm in love.
August 18th, 2010 10:11 PM CST - Fayte
Originally Posted by : Glamador
Something nobody has noted yet I don't think: Blood from each fighter gets on both of them. Kitana has bits of both her own and Cyrax's blood on her outfit! It's obviously more noticeable facing Reptile or the Cybers. I for one am not fond of Cyrax's new look, but I enjoy that it's different from Sektor's enough that they're distinguishable. Kitana on the other hand....wow. I think I'm in love.
I agree Kitana looks stunning
August 18th, 2010 10:19 PM CST - Nasty_Freak
Originally Posted by : Fayte
I agree Kitana looks stunning
She's beautiful than ever.
August 19th, 2010 2:00 AM CST - Glamador
Ya know what's weird about Cyrax? He looks kind of skeletal...but not in a kickass way, more in an emaciated african child way.
August 19th, 2010 4:05 AM CST - Jinko
Does anyone here remember the fake I did a long way back with Cyrax killing his opponent with the large buzz saw? Probably should have copyrighted it. BTW, what happened to the really old posts, Admins? I FOUND IT!
August 19th, 2010 11:41 AM CST - Nasty_Freak
Originally Posted by : Jinko
Does anyone here remember the fake I did a long way back with Cyrax killing his opponent with the large buzz saw? Probably should have copyrighted it. BTW, what happened to the really old posts, Admins? I FOUND IT!
Pretty neat! Good thing Cyrax is officially using his saw as his finisher (which is written in the first message of this forum).
August 19th, 2010 12:15 PM CST - Sub-Zero
That is a good find with the blood. Attention to detail like that will help this win game of the year.
August 20th, 2010 1:33 AM CST - Mads
Joyous joy I am glad to see both returned (not surprised though). Cyrax's fatal sounds sick!
August 21st, 2010 2:02 PM CST - Kona
Cyrax's new look is good, I can't wait to see the rest of the characters fully done.
August 21st, 2010 2:36 PM CST - Nasty_Freak
Originally Posted by : Kona
Cyrax's new look is good, I can't wait to see the rest of the characters fully done.
Oh me too!
August 23rd, 2010 8:14 AM CST - letsgofit
I just want to post a big rant related to Gamescom 2010. I drove 1,000 miles to get to Cologne on the sole purpose of finally seeing MK in action. But it wasn't to be... I walked (marched) to the WB booth just to discover that MK was nowhere to be found, although Gamescom mag (and many other sites like this one) mentioned that a playable demo of MK would be shown there. WB had a laughable booth comprised of demo stations of Scribblenauts and an 'eyes-only' demo of FEAR 3. When I asked the first WB rep about MK, he told me he knew nothing about it. The second guy just told me WB made a 'last minute' change and decided to show it only to the press in a different, privileged-only, hall. I'm sure I'm not the only one disgusted by this, and all the booth babes in the world can't make up for my broken heart. Germany, you suck.
August 23rd, 2010 10:13 AM CST - Glamador
How can Germany even let MK in the country? They censor violence so hard over there it's nuts. I'm sorry to hear you wasted a trip though...I know I'd be pissed.
August 25th, 2010 1:31 AM CST - xrodney
NEW MORTAL KOMBAT LOGO http://www.themortalkombat.com/
September 28th, 2010 5:22 AM CST - RockHardMilkGun
I've been a fan of the cyberninjas since the fist day I've ever played a Mortal Kombat game (UMK3 for Genesis) and the designs are pretty sick imo. Also, has anyone else noticed that Cyrax looks like the Jungle Hunter in Predator 1, and Sektor looks like Wolf from AvP: Requiem
October 6th, 2010 12:13 AM CST - Jade
Originally Posted by : xrodney
NEW MORTAL KOMBAT LOGO http://www.themortalkombat.com/
It's pretty cool but I like the old school one better.
October 6th, 2010 7:21 PM CST - Sub-Zero
Originally Posted by : XxJadexX
It's pretty cool but I like the old school one better.
I don't think there's that much of a difference, they just make it more metallic and such. I think for what they were trying to accomplish you have to look at it more from the angle of "well at least they didn't change it too much and risk completely ruining it."
October 9th, 2010 8:55 PM CST - Jade
Originally Posted by : Sub-Zero
I don't think there's that much of a difference, they just make it more metallic and such. I think for what they were trying to accomplish you have to look at it more from the angle of "well at least they didn't change it too much and risk completely ruining it."
lol, I know it isn't much different but I like the simple black rather than the metallic look. I don't know why they felt they needed to change it.
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