Since the debut of TheMortalKombat.com
back before E3 earlier this year
it served mostly as a placeholder site for the game. Last week a counter appeared on the website
and it slowly counted down until this week.
We are expecting to see the new TheMortalKombat.com
go live later today. WB Games
was happy to pass along to us a Press Release that detailed the upcoming website and what this new website will do. The website will offer detailed backstories of some of the many characters to be appearing in the game, six characters to start with. The website will also be the place to catch the newest episodes of the MKast video podcast. Also continuing the tradition from Midway.com, there will be a new Discussion Board along with a new "Kombat Chat" for live discussions about the game. New content updates to be delivered each and every Mortal Monday
Here is a copy of the full Press Release:
Today, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and NetherRealm Studios are unleashing an all-new website for the highly-anticipated video game Mortal Kombat releasing in 2011 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. A first for the franchise, www.themortalkombat.com will showcase six legendary characters including Scorpion, Sub-Zero and Mileena giving fans an unprecedented look into their unique history and backgrounds. The site will also feature a full arsenal of kommunity features including: MKasts, discussion boards and Kombat Chat. The site will be updated every Monday in conjunction with Mortal Mondays.
Mortal Kombat also has a vibrant community on Facebook featuring an all new asset packed Facebook app as well as an active community on Twitter. Check out the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MortalKombat and join the Twitter conversation @mk_mortalkombat.
Mortal Kombat is the most brutal installment of the landmark fighting game to date for release on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft in 2011.The game is being developed by the newly re-named NetherRealm Studios, led by Mortal Kombat creator and creative director Ed Boon.
We are excited to see what else this website will offer as the release of the game gets closer. We also hope to see some form of online stats and fight history, much like the great Bungie.net
in the future once the game is released.
Stay tuned, as we will update this story once the website goes live.
Update 10PM CST
: The website, www.TheMortalKombat.com
, is now online! It seems the user registration, discussion forums and chat did not make the cut in this release of the website. My guess is those were the problematic pieces and have to be saved for another day. Also the site is experiencing really heavy usage right now, so it's in a constant state of flux. So until then, here is a picture of the main page once you log in as Scorpion:
I'm also posting up additional pictures and information I find on the website to this post on the TRMK Forums
. Grabbed the character history information and a the character images & background art.