April 5th, 2011
9:26 AM CST -
We just got official word from Warner Bros that Mortal Kombat (2011) has officially gone gold, and has been released for final disc manufacturing. Congrats goes out to everyone at NetherRealm Studios for their hard work and dedication in finishing this game.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and NetherRealm Studios today announce that Mortal Kombat has officially gone gold on the PlayStation(r)3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360(r) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Scheduled to launch on April 19, Mortal Kombat is the most brutal installment of the legendary fighting game to date and is currently available for pre-order at all major retailers across North America.

Being developed by NetherRealm Studios, led by Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon, the newest chapter of the iconic fight franchise marks a triumphant return to the series' mature presentation and a reinvention of its classic 2D fighting mechanic. Driven by an all new graphics engine, the fan favorite Fatality is back and presented in more gory detail than ever before. In addition, Mortal Kombat introduces a number of new game-play features including tag team, a deep story mode, and, exclusively for the PS3, Stereoscopic 3D. Players can choose from an extensive lineup of the game's iconic warriors and challenge their friends in traditional 1 vs. 1 matches, or take on several new game modes including Challenge Tower and the soon-to-be-announced online modes.


NetherRealm Studios also provided us with some new screenshots to post. Click to enlarge the thumbnails below.




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Just two more weeks until the game is available for everyone across the world, next thing you know the game will be here. To stay up to date on news like this about the upcoming Mortal Kombat (2011) be sure to follow @TRMK on Twitter and like our Facebook Page.

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April 5th, 2011 9:39 AM CST - Craig Dobson
So this will be online to download in a couple of days.... spoiler central..we won't be able to resist looking at vids/pics!!
April 5th, 2011 9:39 AM CST - iluspook
Man, the anticipation is crazy! The demo really helped in showing the potential of this, and it's now only 2 weeks away. Hope to see lots of you guys online! Congrats, NRS, we truly are your fans, and we are so grateful for all of the hard work, dedication, and sacrifice that comes in bringing your baby to the masses. Toasty!!!
April 5th, 2011 9:44 AM CST - iluspook
Originally Posted by : Craig Dobson
So this will be online to download in a couple of days.... spoiler central..we won't be able to resist looking at vids/pics!!
I agree...spoilers suck, and so does the prospect of NRS not getting a dime from pirates and ninjas. If ninjas could fit a credit card in their outfit, perhaps we'd see more payments? Probably not...I can't imagine seeing the likes of Noob Saibot waiting in line with the rest of us misfits to purchase a copy. Maybe Subbie would just freeze the line and cut in front, while Scorp would just lasso his copy in and run. Silly ninjas...
April 5th, 2011 9:45 AM CST - Blackcyborg
I can't believe it took this long to go gold. Usually games go gold around a month before release. It's great news though, only 2 weeks left!
April 5th, 2011 9:58 AM CST - Matty
No way it just barely went gold. They would never make the release dates they have if they just started production right now.
April 5th, 2011 10:08 AM CST - Patrick McCarron
Originally Posted by : Blackcyborg
I can't believe it took this long to go gold. Usually games go gold around a month before release. It's great news though, only 2 weeks left!
This is just when they announced it, doesn't say WHEN it went gold.
April 5th, 2011 10:08 AM CST - Skronk
While I agree that Pirating games is wrong, part of me can't wait till people get a hold of this game and start posting info.
April 5th, 2011 10:09 AM CST - subzerosmokerai
Gone gold... Can anyone explain what that means?
April 5th, 2011 10:15 AM CST - Skronk
Originally Posted by : subzerosmokerai
Gone gold... Can anyone explain what that means?
I believe it means that the retail discs have been printed and are ready to ship out
April 5th, 2011 10:17 AM CST - subzerosmokerai
Originally Posted by : Skronk
I believe it means that the retail discs have been printed and are ready to ship out
Okay, that makes sense, thanks!
April 5th, 2011 10:17 AM CST - DarkSideOfTheMoon
sorry for the dumb question, but what does "gone gold" mean?
April 5th, 2011 10:27 AM CST - pachincko
I think goes means right now and gone means the past.(nonsense lol) So apparently they think this is the right time to tell us the big news.
April 5th, 2011 10:30 AM CST - Matty
All it means is they have the final disc (shipping product) and mass production can be started. This happened a while ago or MK isn't making its release dates. I'm sure this is just a nice reminder for PR purposes.
April 5th, 2011 10:32 AM CST - Albo
nice one netherealm thanks for all your hard work we can all get our eager paws on the game
April 5th, 2011 10:33 AM CST - aquamah
i feel sooooo gooood after this news, thats mean for me NEXT WEEK i be playing this beauty
April 5th, 2011 10:38 AM CST - Craig Dobson
Originally Posted by : iluspook
I agree...spoilers suck, and so does the prospect of NRS not getting a dime from pirates and ninjas. If ninjas could fit a credit card in their outfit, perhaps we'd see more payments? Probably not...I can't imagine seeing the likes of Noob Saibot waiting in line with the rest of us misfits to purchase a copy. Maybe Subbie would just freeze the line and cut in front, while Scorp would just lasso his copy in and run. Silly ninjas...
I lolled.. where's that "like" button...
April 5th, 2011 10:43 AM CST - Shin Li
Now that they announced it going gold, that means this increases the probability of getting it early.
April 5th, 2011 10:48 AM CST - SabbathBLOODySabbath
Niiaaccee im happy for NRS, i hope a lot of people BUY this game so we can have more and better MKs in the future.
April 5th, 2011 10:51 AM CST - ShawnBronald
Originally Posted by : aquamah
i feel sooooo gooood after this news, thats mean for me NEXT WEEK i be playing this beauty
And just how do you plan to break street date and be playing it next week?
April 5th, 2011 11:01 AM CST - aquamah
@ SHAWN .. i am not the one who will break street date, but i know everytime they say GOLD, i ended up playing it earlier than release date, i got one shop i deal with always break street dates. hehe
April 5th, 2011 11:01 AM CST - hyabusha
This Is music to my ears! Thank You Ed Boon, and NRS! Can't wait! YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
April 5th, 2011 11:11 AM CST - Patrick McCarron
Updated the news story/first post with some new screenshots as well.
April 5th, 2011 11:44 AM CST - ShawnBronald
Originally Posted by : aquamah
@ SHAWN .. i am not the one who will break street date, but i know everytime they say GOLD, i ended up playing it earlier than release date, i got one shop i deal with always break street dates. hehe
By possessing a copy prior to its release, you're technically breaking street date (and the store that sells/gives it to you early could face serious consequences). All that being said, if you do end up getting your hands on it early, I envy you!
April 5th, 2011 12:10 PM CST - Cuddles
hahah they gave you screen shots from the demo.
April 5th, 2011 12:21 PM CST - Eks
Sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!
April 5th, 2011 12:25 PM CST - mdsfx
I see Johnny Cage still has cornrows...
April 5th, 2011 12:53 PM CST - reptilesmile
I thought going gold means it sold 500,000 copies?
April 5th, 2011 1:07 PM CST - Commander
Originally Posted by : reptilesmile
I thought going gold means it sold 500,000 copies?
In the music industry ... Yes In the gaming industry, "going gold" means that the game is in the process of shipping out.
April 5th, 2011 1:14 PM CST - KickBack94
congrats MK team! Platinum is in the sights NO DOUBT!!! cant wait 4 the game... 2 weeks seems just as long as the last true MK game (IMO) came out in 96'... been playin the same one since then... Trilogy!!! word is bond... Stay on topic next time. Thanks. Jinko, TRMK Staff.
April 5th, 2011 2:17 PM CST - iluspook
Originally Posted by : KickBack94
congrats MK team! Platinum is in the sights NO DOUBT!!! cant wait 4 the game... 2 weeks seems just as long as the last true MK game (IMO) came out in 96'... been playin the same one since then... Trilogy!!! word is bond...
Now I did love me some Trilogy, but when that game went gold I was nowhere near as excited as this one. I really see this game doing well, and hopefully we'll kontinue :P to see some quality MK's from here. Gold is just a tease...I can hear those discs copying in the factories! We'll have 'em soon, boys and girls!
April 5th, 2011 2:20 PM CST - Taj Gill
Wow, can you believe weve gotten to this point? I seriously cant. 2 more weeks guys... Thats all :D! Congrats to everyone who stuck around and made it this far discussing this game, and congrats to NRS for making a great quality game.
April 5th, 2011 2:27 PM CST - jbell0129
NEVER even heard of going gold in gaming until now..but guess what im happy as hell its gone gold
April 5th, 2011 2:32 PM CST - AMES32
Goddddddddddd I want this game so bad
April 5th, 2011 2:36 PM CST - Immortal Reaver
I love gooolldd!
April 5th, 2011 2:45 PM CST - liquidpipesnake
I don't know if i can wait two more weeks i want to play it now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
April 5th, 2011 2:47 PM CST - Patrick McCarron
Two weeks will be here before any of us realize.
April 5th, 2011 3:06 PM CST - orbofuncreation
Wow, as celebration they gave us screenshots with the same four characters from the damned demo! No profanities please - TRMK Staff
April 5th, 2011 3:12 PM CST - AMES32
Take what you get and be happy we get any thing but I would have liked to see more Sektor but better than nothing right Hay pat what do you think of this new mk love the site
April 5th, 2011 4:20 PM CST - Justin Drown
God I'm so excited.
April 5th, 2011 4:28 PM CST - MortalKombatME
Gold... happy to hear this! On another side I will sincerely miss all these months passed readin every bit of news, looking for infos, videos, pictures, all the hype and reveals...
April 5th, 2011 4:56 PM CST - orbofuncreation
Originally Posted by : AMES32
Take what you get and be happy we get any thing but I would have liked to see more Sektor but better than nothing right Hay pat what do you think of this new mk love the site
No, I'm not happy because: 1) 360 users didn't get the demo; 2) NRS/WB promotion sucks and we have to rely on moles and insiders for infos, and please, take a look at the "official" website, there's NOTHING over there! Five characters and half, that's all!!! 3) icing of the cake: the game is gone gold and they give us DEMO SCREENSHOTS??? With the same four characters and two stages over and over??? The only good thing is that has been a lot of fun browsing through the various fan sites for months on a daily basis searching for infos and stuff while talking with cool people, I'll miss these days!
April 5th, 2011 6:45 PM CST - Sleepy59
Originally Posted by : orbofuncreation
No, I'm not happy because: 1) 360 users didn't get the demo; 2) NRS/WB promotion sucks and we have to rely on moles and insiders for infos, and please, take a look at the "official" website, there's NOTHING over there! Five characters and half, that's all!!! 3) icing of the cake: the game is gone gold and they give us DEMO SCREENSHOTS??? With the same four characters and two stages over and over??? The only good thing is that has been a lot of fun browsing through the various fan sites for months on a daily basis searching for infos and stuff while talking with cool people, I'll miss these days!
I completely agree. Especially on the part about browsing sites and meeting cool peeps. I had never visited TRMK before a few months ago upon learning of the new MK game. Since finding TRMK i've met some cool peeps who've been really helpful getting me involved in the MK universe again. Gonna miss that feeling of anticipation and stuff but i am looking forward to unlocking all new stuff and posting about it on TRMK
April 5th, 2011 9:51 PM CST - Warren Carroll
Comes from back in the old days, where the final copy of a game would be delivered to the publisher on a gold master disc, and then they'd use that to start putting it into mass production. Its not really done that way anymore, more likely NRS would have uploaded the final version of the game over the net to WB's servers, but the term "gone gold" still sticks around
April 6th, 2011 12:16 AM CST - BeyondSpectrality
Man, to not know what "Going Gold" means seems like gaming blasphemy. How young do you have to be to not know that term? I'm not trying to bash, I'm sure not all old school gamers know what it means. But I've never seen so many people ask what it means before. Is it because I've been playing PC games forever? Maybe consoles haven't known the term for as long? Anyway, enough of me being stupid, CONGRATULATIONS NRS, WB, AND EVERYONE WHO WORKED HARD ON THIS PROJECT! (that includes you TRMK for giving us the drop on anything you found out, and sorry for the caps).
April 6th, 2011 1:43 PM CST - Ronster
Gold master is the final game's build that is used as a master for production of the game. Yahoo Answers says that going gold is the end of Beta Testing and like you said the game being available for mass production http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070607052358AAxntHM cutting things a little bit fine methinks?!? you know in the UK 'i wonder why there is no posters advertising the game on the undergroiund / tube it's a bit weird yet the game has apparently sold out.... I hope they can meet the quota of copies and avoid MK shortage going to call up GAME.co.uk and find out the score if they will have the retail version available on release day
April 6th, 2011 2:04 PM CST - xXRainXx
Time is moving fast and I can't be any happier 13days away from release about a month ago it seems like time was going in slo-mo.
April 6th, 2011 2:29 PM CST - AMES32
Originally Posted by : orbofuncreation
No, I'm not happy because: 1) 360 users didn't get the demo; 2) NRS/WB promotion sucks and we have to rely on moles and insiders for infos, and please, take a look at the "official" website, there's NOTHING over there! Five characters and half, that's all!!! 3) icing of the cake: the game is gone gold and they give us DEMO SCREENSHOTS??? With the same four characters and two stages over and over??? The only good thing is that has been a lot of fun browsing through the various fan sites for months on a daily basis searching for infos and stuff while talking with cool people, I'll miss these days!
I didnt like the fact that you guys didnt get the demo and yes now thinking about it pisses me off I want sektor screens As will I my xbox friend truce
April 6th, 2011 2:38 PM CST - Cuddles
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