March 7th, 2011
12:02 AM CST -
There was a lot of great Mortal Kombat news this weekend, in addition to that we had to manage a server move to increase the reliability of our site for the upcoming release of Mortal Kombat (2011). We had updated fans via our Twitter and Facebook Pages, but figured the front page deserved an update as well.

Mortal Kombat Demo


Tomorrow, the Mortal Kombat (2011) demo will be released for PlayStation Plus members. Usually the PlayStation Store updates in the afternoons on Tuesdays. So keep an eye out for the demo starting around 2pm Central Time. The PlayStation blog has a great article on the demo where they even have been covering questions in the comments. According to the demo there is a great "teaser" video that showcases some of the cool things to expect in the full version of the game. We've updated the Mortal Kombat (2011) Game Page with the characters and some of the moves from the Truck Tour reports, and will finalize the list once we get the demo in-hand on Tuesday.

Mortal Kombat Truck Tour Begins


On Thursday the Mortal Kombat Truck Tour kicked off in Los Angeles. Gamers who showed up got their hands on the demo version of the game early along with the ability to play competitively against other fans. Also of special note T-Shirts are being handed out to those who can show their pre-order receipts, so be sure to bring that with.

We got sent more truck event pictures by WB/Netherrealm as well as from our friend Dan Amrich aka One Of Swords which are below.





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Also TRMK Forum regular DCP even got interviewed at the Truck Tour by Mahalo Games in this video feature on the event:


GDC Coverage Recap


This weekend NetherRealm studios brought Mortal Kombat (2011) to GDC to show to select media outlets who were at the show. While their thoughts on the game are embargoed until later this week, a few sites posted interviews. The most interesting was GameSpot posted a great video of Ed Boon detailing the game's new modes which we embedded below.



Ed also stopped by the GameSpot On the Spot show for further discussion of the game where he was presented with a belated birthday cake as well as a funny skit mocking the banning of Mortal Kombat in Australia.

One of my favorite writers, Ben Kuchera of Ars Technica, had a positive hands-on experience with the Mortal Kombat Tournament Edition stick at GDC as well.

Xbox 360 Achievements Leak


Like every game before it, the achievements for Mortal Kombat (2011) has leaked before release of the game over at Xbox 360 Achievements. The non-secret achievements are fairly spoiler-free, and look to be quite reasonable as well. If you want to see the spoiler-filled secret achievement descriptions then head over to my post in the forum for all the juicy details.

Reader Komments from the TRMK Forums:



March 7th, 2011 12:54 AM CST - kodkilla
I really need to stop coming here, because every-time I watch one of these videos the 10th of April gets farther and farther away! I'm am so excited about the practice fatalities mode! AGH! Will this wait never end?
March 7th, 2011 1:12 AM CST - Commander
Good interview DCP.
March 7th, 2011 3:12 AM CST - JaxBriggs99
the anticipation is killing me
March 7th, 2011 3:24 AM CST - FlawlessVictor
Picture 5 is upside down when I click on the thumbnail. I cannot see the enlarged version of the last picture; l get a 404 error. Aside from that, I can hardly wait to for the game to be released.
March 7th, 2011 5:28 AM CST - Cinos
Certainly was a big week for Mortal Kombat. I loved all the juicy videos. Hope there is more to come soon.
March 7th, 2011 5:31 AM CST - Etryus
That X-Ray T-shirt is awsome! @DCP Good interview!
March 7th, 2011 10:06 AM CST - Jeff Greeson
Originally Posted by : FlawlessVictor
Picture 5 is upside down when I click on the thumbnail. I cannot see the enlarged version of the last picture; l get a 404 error. Aside from that, I can hardly wait to for the game to be released.
I fixed these problems. Should be good to go now!
March 7th, 2011 10:36 AM CST - Eks
I think DCP liked going to the Truck Tour. Haha. How come nobody's using the arcade stick???
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