March 10th, 2011
10:35 AM CST -
An early Fatality Friday is upon us, as GameSpot posted a new Raiden Vignette video for Mortal Kombat (2011) today. In this video we get our first look at both X-ray and Fatality moves on what appears to be a new level with a pathway next to a water feature. Also, we get a quick glimpse of Sheeva on the roster of evil.



Anyone care to take a guess as to what level is in the vignette?

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March 10th, 2011 10:41 AM CST - Etryus
SHIT !!! He f***ing rocks BIG time!!!! I love it
March 10th, 2011 10:42 AM CST - AndyLecter
If I guess it right, can I get a cookie?
March 10th, 2011 10:43 AM CST - MKQuestion
The level just looks like Shang Tsungs Gardens (not sure its official name yet)...I just want to know who the guy next to Sheeva is?
March 10th, 2011 10:44 AM CST - Midnight
Best thing about this: Sheeva! So happy to finally get a glimpse of her, she looks pretty cool from what's shown
March 10th, 2011 10:45 AM CST - Cinos
Awesome video! But has anyone else noticed that during the xray that Baraka's skull is normal. Instead of having big teeth etc..
March 10th, 2011 10:47 AM CST - Nasty_Freak
Brilliant! I saw Sheeva there too. Mileena should've slammed the opponent's head to the ground like that in her second fatality so it would be better right after she ripped the victim's body off the legs.
March 10th, 2011 10:48 AM CST - Eclipso
Finally some Raiden in action, I absolutly love it and cannot wait to play him.
March 10th, 2011 10:48 AM CST - MKASSASIN
I like what they did with Raiden and Sheeva it dont look like she's finished yet
March 10th, 2011 10:49 AM CST - Cinos
Originally Posted by : MKQuestion
The level just looks like Shang Tsungs Gardens (not sure its official name yet)...I just want to know who the guy next to Sheeva is?
That is Kano
March 10th, 2011 10:52 AM CST - Etryus
Originally Posted by : Cinos
That is Kano
I also thought Kano, but I am not sure...
March 10th, 2011 10:53 AM CST - MKQuestion
Since Jeff closed the other thread....here is a picture of the kombatant that I am unsure of again.. http://img87.imageshack.us/i/whoad.png/
March 10th, 2011 10:55 AM CST - Osmodius
Originally Posted by : MKQuestion
Since Jeff closed the other thread....here is a picture of the kombatant that I am unsure of again.. http://img87.imageshack.us/i/whoad.png/
Definitely Kano. You can see his eye and his straps or whatever he has.
March 10th, 2011 10:55 AM CST - RIPLIUKANG
Originally Posted by : MKQuestion
Since Jeff closed the other thread....here is a picture of the kombatant that I am unsure of again.. http://img87.imageshack.us/i/whoad.png/
Definitely Kano. Also, nice to see Sheeva make an appearance. One step closer to being in the game.
March 10th, 2011 10:58 AM CST - MAPS
Good Lord, Raiden's X-Ray attack and fatality are vicious. Hopefully he won't be slow cause I know I'll be using him online with those moves they've shown us.
March 10th, 2011 10:59 AM CST - Cinos
March 10th, 2011 11:01 AM CST - jbell0129
Raiden looks tite, happy to see sheeva as well. Im liking what they did to her from what i can see. Raiden looks like he is going to be awesome.
Originally Posted by : Cinos
Awesome video! But has anyone else noticed that during the xray that Baraka's skull is normal. Instead of having big teeth etc..
I noticed that. Maybe it will be changed by the final release. Maybe this footage is from a while back and they are just putting it up. Maybe.
March 10th, 2011 11:04 AM CST - Axe
Originally Posted by : Cinos
http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/7410/shekano.jpg[/IMG] Definately Kano I'd say
If it's not then I'll eat a damn shoe. Anyway, I know there are people who are complaining already about Raiden have a cut point fatality. How many ways are there to kill a person? Similar fatalities have always been a part of MK. Besides all that this is only one out of three of his fatalities (it was confirmed three per fighter somewhere) so lets not panic yet.
March 10th, 2011 11:11 AM CST - Cinos
Originally Posted by : jbell0129
I noticed that. Maybe it will be changed by the final release. Maybe this footage is from a while back and they are just putting it up. Maybe.
I'm hoping they will because they had the skulls in the Inside The X-Ray video.
March 10th, 2011 11:39 AM CST - Patrick McCarron
Originally Posted by : jbell0129
I noticed that. Maybe it will be changed by the final release. Maybe this footage is from a while back and they are just putting it up. Maybe.
Historically from what I've heard is that these Vignettes are based off much older game footage. Just takes a while for them to complete them and then also be ready to show us. I wouldn't worry about it because they clearly have better skull models for him and the rest of the big teethed characters now as seen in that other video.
March 10th, 2011 12:05 PM CST - Cyndrix
Yea! Raiden was my favorite character in the original MK. I have always loved Raiden, but have played with him less over subsequent MK games because it seems like they always screw him over and give him lame fatalities. So I'm super stoked that Raiden seems to have gotten a great fatality again. I always thought he had the most gruesome one in MK1. I can finally play my beloved Raiden again! I'm super stoked about getting the TE stick, too. Hopefully his teleport is still down-up so I can do it with a flick of the stick, I could never get it to work reliably on game pads because down-up is an unnatural motion for me.
March 10th, 2011 12:14 PM CST - xhavoc86
About time! Looks good, and good eye for catching Sheeva!
March 10th, 2011 12:30 PM CST - UZI
thats a nice surprise... raiden looks great... and his fatality is awesome... one of the best in the game! so gory...
March 10th, 2011 12:35 PM CST - Lenin Ceballos
I think the level is the Palace Grounds, from MK1.
March 10th, 2011 12:54 PM CST - DannyDarkside
Wow im really REALLY impressed with Raiden, he always was one of my favorite characters ever since i had seen him in the Arcades way back in Mk1. His X-Ray and Fatality are off the charts, and im hella stocked to play him. Sheeva also looks awesome btw, cant wait to see footage of her, and other characters
March 10th, 2011 1:03 PM CST - GOBBLESNOOFERS
I hope Raiden still says IPICKUPTHESAW! amd GIVEMEMYMONEY! if not, I will be sad
March 10th, 2011 1:10 PM CST - orbofuncreation
Originally Posted by : Jeff Greeson
An early <b>Fatality Friday</b> is upon us, as <b>GameSpot</b> posted a new <a href="http://www.gamespot.com/xbox360/action/mortalkombat9/video/6302850">Raiden Vignette video</a> for <a href="http://www.trmk.org/games/mortal_kombat_9/">Mortal Kombat (2011)</a> today. In this video we get our first look at both <b>X-ray</b> and <b>Fatality</b> moves on what appears to be a new level with a pathway next to a water feature. Also, we get a quick glimpse of <b>Sheeva</b> on the roster of evil. Anyone care to take a guess as to what level is in the vignette?
WTF is he talking about??? That's the Warriors' Shrine or whatever it's called, and has been seen various times already.
Originally Posted by : GOBBLESNOOFERS
I hope Raiden still says IPICKUPTHESAW! amd GIVEMEMYMONEY! if not, I will be sad
Ahahahahah, we used to say NINJABABALEE in the MK I days while playing the arcade version...
March 10th, 2011 1:10 PM CST - Taj Gill
Yeah the random gibberish better be back, if MK vs. DC can do it, then so can this game. In regards to the vignette, I am glad all his classic moves are back and he looks as badass as ever. Raiden FTW. And as for the stage, we have seen it before, cant remember where though.
March 10th, 2011 1:17 PM CST - Unseen Wombat
Originally Posted by : orbofuncreation
Ahahahahah, we used to say NINJABABALEE in the MK I days while playing the arcade version...
I thought it was "INEEDNOMONEEY" and "IWANTADOG" Anyway... Why are you all so excited about this? This is the most disappointing vignette I think I've seen so far. 1. Sheeva looks like crap... again. I guess it was too much to hope that she look good. It's sad they made her a throwaway character like she was in 3. What a waste of a character slot. 2. Raiden gets YET ANOTHER cut point fatality. Great. They couldn't have done the cremation, could they? They couldn't have him using electricity to fibrillate the victims heart? So many wasted opportunities. I hope his other fatalities are more impressive. 3. His entry is the cheesiest thing since MK Annihilation. WTF is he shooting at? I feel like I'm watching an episode of f***ing power rangers. 4. IS HE SAYING SHAZAM? I think it's "huzzah", which is about 5% better, but still pisses me off. I can't even find words for how annoyed I am at this. In b4 U mad. F*** YES I'M MAD.
March 10th, 2011 1:18 PM CST - Etryus
Originally Posted by : GOBBLESNOOFERS
I hope Raiden still says IPICKUPTHESAW! amd GIVEMEMYMONEY! if not, I will be sad
lol no no no he used to say: "Your mother's from LA", "Go to Bob's for eggs!" or "Get back in the car"! Just joking, John Tobias revealed in a Mortal Kombat II feature in GamePro that Raiden was merely speaking gibberish and not actual Japanese or English.
Originally Posted by : Unseen Wombat
3. His entry is the cheesiest thing since MK Annihilation. WTF is he shooting at? I feel like I'm watching an episode of f***ing power rangers.
Not power rangers, but Big Trouble In Little China and that rocks !! Raiden is as he is supposed to be in this version: Perfect!
Originally Posted by : Unseen Wombat
1. Sheeva looks like crap... again. I guess it was too much to hope that she look good. It's sad they made her a throwaway character like she was in 3. What a waste of a character slot.
They all look crap in the pic where she can be seen, wait until you see her in game.
March 10th, 2011 1:34 PM CST - Commander
Originally Posted by : Etryus
They all look crap in the pic where she can be seen, wait until you see her in game.
This. ON A SIDE NOTE: Etryus, you must be really happy to finally see some Raiden gameplay.
March 10th, 2011 1:54 PM CST - Ronster
I always thought he said GADDY-GADDY-GAAAA! when he flew across the screen lol
March 10th, 2011 2:00 PM CST - Reptilian Assassin
I thought it was nice how they illustrated the Elder Gods, did anyone else think so? Oh, and Raiden is AWESOME! =] EDIT: Didn't realize there was actually a thread about this. :P
March 10th, 2011 2:30 PM CST - Blackcyborg
I'm usually always pleased and excited with what I see, but for the first time, I am actually "meh" to this video. I guess I just expected more from Raiden. Every character in this game has looked better, more interesting, and more fun to play as than ever before. Yet with Raiden, it just seems like...same old Raiden. With that said, I am still happy with his chaacter, but he just doesn't excite me as much as many others so far. I like his looks, I like the way he plays, but I wasn't "wowed" by him like most others have. Many other characters took steps forward to make them better all around, but Raiden just seems like the same Raiden from MKvsDC for the most part. It's a shame, because the initial Raiden from the trailer looked great. He was taller, thinner, and sleeker, yet this just seems like the same one we saw in previous games. It's not a bad thing, but it's not like he went above and beyond my expectations either. Liu Kang, Stryker, Ermac, Noob Saibot, Kano, Sektor, Cyrax, Johnny Cage, and Jax for example, have never looked better imo, and all have amazed me with their improvements. I expect the same from Baraka, Kabal, and Smoke. Raiden on the other hand, just doesn't have that factor. His X-Ray doesn't seem as creative as it could be, given his electricity abilities. His fatality is just another limb removal decapitation type fatality, instead of exploding his victim or turning them into ash. It's this kind of repetitiveness in fatalities, that makes me think they said "What can we think of that's brutal and uses all our cut points" rather than sitting around throwing out actual creative unique ideas on what each character can do with their powers. He just seems kind of dull in comparison to what he could be. However, I know this is very likely old footage, as you can tell with the graphic quality and some bugs etc. like Baraka's skull turning into human. It's likely that this was made months ago, and Raiden has been greatly improved since. At this point, Raiden is just Raiden to me, nothing more and nothing less. I like Raiden, he's super fun to play as, and I have always liked his character, but he just doesn't have that improvement "wow" factor most other characters have had on me. So he isn't bad, but he just isn't amazing either.
March 10th, 2011 2:47 PM CST - Etryus
Originally Posted by : Araknyd03
This. ON A SIDE NOTE: Etryus, you must be really happy to finally see some Raiden gameplay.
You have no idea . I wasen't expecting him to be revealed before april 19th
March 10th, 2011 2:58 PM CST - donk95
holy balls!!!! its raiden!!!!!! im so happpy to see him!!! he's moves are so badass!!! if im not wrong, he looks 100% percent like what he did look in MK vs DC...
March 10th, 2011 3:26 PM CST - VictorMefer
Finally, Raiden! I kinda agree with Blackcyborg, it does not look like he had such improvement as some other characters. But this was just a vignette, it didn't had much gameplay, maybe his combo video will change our minds.
March 10th, 2011 5:16 PM CST - mkfanfrever
yeah I am a little "meh" on his look as well. He is exactly what I was expecting. Hopefully the kept the best for last. Kabal. HeHeHe
March 10th, 2011 8:08 PM CST - TheDentedOne
Although the fatality is paused and cut it looks to me just more of the same 'ol same 'ol. You would think they would get tired of making fatalities that just cut off arms and heads
March 10th, 2011 9:48 PM CST - Jade
Raiden is the BEST. This made my day today, no doubt about it. I just don't like how he teleports.....I like the old way MUCH better.....
March 10th, 2011 10:15 PM CST - Jinko
Originally Posted by : donk95
holy balls!!!! its raiden!!!!!! im so happpy to see him!!! he's moves are so badass!!! if im not wrong, he looks 100% percent like what he did look in MK vs DC...
It's not exactly the same, but it's safe to say the new has taken some designs from the old.
March 10th, 2011 10:52 PM CST - Ermac1314
He looks and battles Fantastic! I can't wait to play as him and start electrocuting on some fools. I'm ready! Are You? Because if you battle me online YOU are going DOWN!
March 10th, 2011 10:55 PM CST - Alisa
Not gonna lie, I drooled at his x-ray move.
March 10th, 2011 11:53 PM CST - meathook
I think his X-Ray could be a bit more destructive and creative than that (He's a God, after all!) His look is cool. Simple, bright and clean. A form that a god would've chosen for himself I guess. Also, like as many others mentioned on this thread - These vignettes were made quite some time ago. So I'm looking for to see him in actual gameplay very soon (hopefully at PAX).
March 11th, 2011 8:52 AM CST - Raiden's Boomstick
Originally Posted by : Jade
...I just don't like how he teleports.....I like the old way MUCH better.....
I can't wait for April 19th. The Big Trouble in Little China entrance is an awesome touch. As for the teleport, I always loved, and still do, the "white phase" that was always a trademark of Raiden's, but I always thought it telegraphed the move a little too much. I'm thinking this teleport is being a little more stealthy/opponent disorienting. Whenever he teleports, there's a little disortion and lingering static in the air before and after. Of course, if this vignette is from a previous build, it might not be implemented fully yet.
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