April 13th, 2011
12:37 PM CST -
Finally after long wait, the first online mode video has been revealed. In this new video over on IGN, NetherRealm Studios Senior Producer Adam Urbano and Senior Software Engineer Tony Smith discuss the new online feature King of the Hill. In King of the Hill mode matches are spectated by friends which can then Boo or Cheer you along which thusly reward the players with Respect Points after the match. A nice touch is that every player can use their Xbox 360 Avatars or custom chosen PlayStation 3 Avatars and are all seen sitting and watching the game happen.



The whole thing reminds me Mystery Science Theater 3000. Can't wait to get into my first King of the Hill match myself! Do you think you can meet Adam Urbano's challenge and find the hidden things in King of the Hill?

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April 13th, 2011 12:42 PM CST - MileenaK
So the bomb thingy is NOT Stryker's fatality but his victory pose. Nice!
April 13th, 2011 12:47 PM CST - RockHardMilkGun
Smoke cameo anyone?
April 13th, 2011 12:47 PM CST - AlistairWonderland
"if you dont have friends..." lol i really like this, the tomato throwing and booing all sounds fun
April 13th, 2011 1:07 PM CST - interloko
the koolest thing is that we can kreate or own "arcade" room and kick ppl from it another kool stuff is our social profile showing KOTH stats, all the unlocked stuff and progress in the game
April 13th, 2011 1:23 PM CST - Korlay
i think this is a very cool feature.. i may be doing more watching than fighting lol
April 13th, 2011 1:32 PM CST - Goddess
omg funnn!!! I CALL DIBS ON THE KITANA AVI :D
April 13th, 2011 1:38 PM CST - Alisa
...did I see someone hold up a cheese wedge!?
April 13th, 2011 1:42 PM CST - Eclipso
yes you did see someone hold up a cheese wedge, looks fun. I feel even more confident that the inputs that Ed tweeted a month or so ago are indeed for this mode as I had figured all along and not for Shao Kahn as some believe.
April 13th, 2011 1:54 PM CST - Goddess
Originally Posted by : Alisa
...did I see someone hold up a cheese wedge!?
yea :P imma be holding the diamond, we need someone 2 take a picture & tag everyone on facebook XD
April 13th, 2011 2:15 PM CST - aquamah
i hate online fight... i'll be testing it anyway for 10-15 min, then never come back.
April 13th, 2011 2:19 PM CST - SabbathBLOODySabbath
Awesome too bad people are going to abuse the respect points feature online, oh well
April 13th, 2011 2:20 PM CST - MAPS
This video just makes me more and more disappointed with Marvel vs Capcom 3. NRS makes Capcom look like rookies when you compare the amount of stuff you can do in both games...
April 13th, 2011 2:21 PM CST - Etryus
This game seems to be loaded with excellent features. The 1 week break I asked from work when the game will be released won't suffice, I need to ask for one more...
April 13th, 2011 2:22 PM CST - MAPS
Originally Posted by : Etryus
This game seems to be loaded with excellent features. The 1 week break I asked from work when the game will be released won't suffice, I need to ask for one more...
I don't know, MK isn't worth getting fired from work.
April 13th, 2011 2:31 PM CST - Dragonfang
does anyone know if they will let you have 2 players or 4 on one console in king of the hill? i dont see why not but we all hoped for 4 player online tag matches too any news would be nice thanks
April 13th, 2011 2:51 PM CST - Destroyer_13
it would be cool if u could have your ps home avatar in there.
April 13th, 2011 3:35 PM CST - interloko
Originally Posted by : Dragonfang
does anyone know if they will let you have 2 players or 4 on one console in king of the hill? i dont see why not but we all hoped for 4 player online tag matches too any news would be nice thanks
From the game: Team Up with A Friend and Jump Online to Challenge Other Kombatants in Mortal Kombat more from the game: SENDING 2P KING OF THE HILL TAG CHALLENGE also you can create private matches (password protected)
April 13th, 2011 3:37 PM CST - jbell0129
pretty dang cool. man this is awesome
April 13th, 2011 3:40 PM CST - Tapion
Looking forward to this, definitely be doing some watching online. I'll probably be playing this game a hell of a lot more than Marvel vs Capcom 3.
April 13th, 2011 4:04 PM CST - Justinkeithd
This mode looks cool, but Im just happy you mentioned MST3K at the bottom lol
April 13th, 2011 4:15 PM CST - linkueismoke
Did anyone else notice the Charlie Sheen cameo? He's the character on the right side of the screen at around 1:50 with username Tigersblood.
April 13th, 2011 4:44 PM CST - YourFutureSelf
THIS LOOKS AWESOME!!! i cant wait to play this game!!!
April 13th, 2011 5:07 PM CST - hyabusha
This Is absolutely AWESOME!!! God can this game get any better?!! DAMN!!!
April 13th, 2011 5:16 PM CST - Cuddles
Originally Posted by : MAPS
I don't know, MK isn't worth getting fired from work.
Originally Posted by : Etryus
This game seems to be loaded with excellent features. The 1 week break I asked from work when the game will be released won't suffice, I need to ask for one more...
Pssssh. I only used 40 hours of AL...I still have more to use
April 13th, 2011 5:17 PM CST - subzerosmokerai
Lol, I saw Tigersblood too! Vs Tonygoskie! Art director vs Charlie Sheen, Fight!!!
April 13th, 2011 6:33 PM CST - Joshuaalt
I really like the idea of "King Of The Hill" mode. I also love that PlayStation owners get a MK avatar, I like the way they look way more than any avatar I would create on XBox Live. I like little Smoke.
April 13th, 2011 6:33 PM CST - AndyLecter
That's gonna be awesome!! P.S:Anybody else noticed that Sektor has red blood?
April 13th, 2011 7:02 PM CST - Commander
Originally Posted by : SabbathBLOODySabbath
Awesome too bad people are going to abuse the respect points feature online, oh well
I hope that we can create our OWN King Of The Hill lobbies. That way you can invite your friends, and not just have some randoms giving you bad respect points all the time.
April 13th, 2011 7:11 PM CST - RockHardMilkGun
Originally Posted by : Araknyd03
I hope that we can create our OWN King Of The Hill lobbies. That way you can invite your friends, and not just have some randoms giving you bad respect points all the time.
No, you'll just have somebody you know aka me, dish out the shitty respect...
April 13th, 2011 7:20 PM CST - bigb0ned
CYBER SMOKE ON BOTTOM LEFT AT AVATAR SELECTION SCREEN AT 1:01 oh and this king of the hill looks like a stupid ass feature
April 13th, 2011 7:30 PM CST - interloko
Originally Posted by : Araknyd03
I hope that we can create our OWN King Of The Hill lobbies. That way you can invite your friends, and not just have some randoms giving you bad respect points all the time.
yes, you can do it and you can put a password to it
April 13th, 2011 7:48 PM CST - Commander
Originally Posted by : interloko
yes, you can do it and you can put a password to it
Who confirmed that? Are you trolling?
April 13th, 2011 8:18 PM CST - interloko
Originally Posted by : Araknyd03
Who confirmed that? Are you trolling?
I confirm that, it's in the demo game files too
April 13th, 2011 8:22 PM CST - interloko
you can create your own room and ban people from it too
April 13th, 2011 8:38 PM CST - Commander
Originally Posted by : interloko
you can create your own room and ban people from it too
Good to know. By bannig people do you mean PSN/XBL users or characters (i.e. Raiden, Scorpion, Mileena etc etc)???
April 13th, 2011 9:02 PM CST - n9195v
how come the ps3 version has no timer? also the xbox version says the gamertag instead of the character? also this game mode looks really good . i cant wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i think im going to make a joel or mike avatar for this !!!!!!
April 13th, 2011 9:05 PM CST - WolfScythe
It's so cool throwing tomatoes to matches that suck. The avatars are awesome, great use for them. Finally, Stryker's victory pose was like another fatality, awesome. Have to play this game like... now!! -WolfScythe.
April 13th, 2011 10:33 PM CST - linkueismoke
Originally Posted by : bigb0ned
CYBER SMOKE ON BOTTOM LEFT AT AVATAR SELECTION SCREEN AT 1:01 oh and this king of the hill looks like a stupid ass feature
If you are talking about the one next to Stryker, that isn't Cyborg Smoke. It's Kabal.
April 13th, 2011 11:29 PM CST - Commander
Originally Posted by : linkueismoke
If you are talking about the one next to Stryker, that isn't Cyborg Smoke. It's Kabal.
Looks like the only 3 avatars missing are the ones for the characters that haven't been "officially" confirmed by NRS yet (Sheeva, Smoke, Quan Chi).
April 14th, 2011 1:45 AM CST - MajorWeirdo
This game is indeed looking better by the minute! Damn this looks fun. It brings back the old arcade days where everybody got around the cabinet to watch you play some MK. The cheering and booing is a great touch from NRS. Kudos for the awesome work Ed Boon & his team did! DAMN!!
April 14th, 2011 4:08 AM CST - Ronster
Yeah this is a good development Indeed... Now I am hoping it will also contain Voting (i.e.for the next stage, kick / ban or mode type Kombat Kodes etc) room chat and Custom SFX playable and only heard by spectators... Oh this is just great does anyone remember the quake sounds they need some commentary like this to pump it up for the king of the hill and the spectators "DOMINATING!!!" like the dark quake sounds and normal and the female or along those lines http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vw5KdoIyLNE Oh just the feeling when you heard those sounds!!! could easily be implemented just before the next match and flash the win counter at certain points 1/2/4/8/12/16/24/32 for everyone to hear somthing like that as the king of the hill gets more and more wins makes you want to get him/her off the top more and drives the player to have a big piece of text flash up on the screen for instance "*Username*is GODLIKE!" accompanied by the sound made of win everytime for everyone and sets the bar and lets everyone know about it
April 14th, 2011 4:11 AM CST - Kisumi
I am really liking the idea of the king of the hill mode, its nice to see that fighting games are opening up interaction between spectators and players, too many fighting games just stick to the standard vs and its boring for spectators
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