November 17th, 2011
3:31 PM CST -
NetherRealm Studios's creative director Ed Boon just teased on Twitter to keep an eye out for "Unexpected surprise" from NetherRealm Studios. He initially posted a message just a "Surprise from NetherRealm studio coming...?" but later deleted that and rephrased it to stress the word "Unexpected". See the quote below:

"Let me rephrase that: Unexpected surprise from NetherRealm Studios coming.......?" - @noobde


What do you think it is? Leave us a comment on this story what you think it is. Then we can tell later if the surprise is really as "Unexpected" as Ed said it will be.

Updated: Ed Boon later Tweeted that they have three surprises brewing. Only time will tell on what these end up being.

Reader Komments from the TRMK Forums:



November 17th, 2011 3:37 PM CST - krazyhugo
Mortal Kombat HD Arcade Kollection. That would be unexpected...
November 17th, 2011 3:38 PM CST - Makaveli-Don
i think its either gonna be MK10 or mk9 DLC
November 17th, 2011 3:43 PM CST - Commander
MK10 OR MK: Fire and Ice.
November 17th, 2011 3:45 PM CST - ninja
I was gonna say MK9 DLC but.. I remember that Ed denied a new mk and before that there were rumours of a movie lined up and also a new mk. He said no to the game but the movie thing turned out to be true a few days after so I'll just say MK 10 EDIT: noobde noobde RT @therealdavidwoo @noobde more DLC characters? Noobde: Oh man that would be kool! But no.
November 17th, 2011 3:45 PM CST - liukang234
Originally Posted by : Araknyd_Commander
MK10 OR MK: Fire and Ice.
Definitely Fire and Ice. Loved SM, and would love to see what they could do with it on a new-gen console.
November 17th, 2011 3:45 PM CST - Draco Briggs
Well it's not MK Mythologies HD or new DLC or some sort of "Ultimate" MK9 (and thank goodness for all 3) MK movie and/or game announcement is what I'm going with. I know the movie has already been announced sort of but maybe a bit of concrete news could be the "surprise". Thats what I am going with - even though even a game/movie revelation seems farfetched...or does it?
November 17th, 2011 3:47 PM CST - djcomo
Unexpected... Hmmm... Here's my top three: - Sequel to The Grid - John Tobias joins NRS - Sequel to Shaolin Monks (or a game with that type of action-adventure.)
November 17th, 2011 3:58 PM CST - TaBB3rnackle92
I don't know but it's killing me to find out!! I just don't think it's going to be anything DLC or MK9 related.
November 17th, 2011 4:05 PM CST - Commander
Originally Posted by : djcomo
- John Tobias joins NRS - Sequel to Shaolin Monks (or a game with that type of action-adventure.)
If either of these happen, I'd: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLnWf1sQkjY
November 17th, 2011 4:05 PM CST - pimppaperclip
Hopefully it's more MK9 DLC
November 17th, 2011 4:06 PM CST - psymon
a mortal kombat vs street fighter or tekken game?
November 17th, 2011 4:07 PM CST - TaBB3rnackle92
Originally Posted by : psymon
a mortal kombat vs street fighter or tekken game?
Could be! It could very well be a crossover!
November 17th, 2011 4:08 PM CST - pimppaperclip
MK VS KI? 10assassins
November 17th, 2011 4:09 PM CST - TaBB3rnackle92
Originally Posted by : pimppaperclip
MK VS KI? 10assassins
I was also thinking this. Oh my lawd, if this happens....
November 17th, 2011 4:15 PM CST - MK9Scorpion2011
Originally Posted by : pimppaperclip
MK VS KI? 10assassins
That would be freaken Awesome! Who made KI anyways it wasnt Midway right?
November 17th, 2011 4:19 PM CST - TaBB3rnackle92
Originally Posted by : MK9Scorpion2011
That would be freaken Awesome! Who made KI anyways it wasnt Midway right?
Developed by Rare and published by Midway and Nintendo.
November 17th, 2011 4:42 PM CST - TaBB3rnackle92
Originally Posted by : Spine_Ripper
I'm 99% sure this announcement will be at the Spike Video Game Awards show that's happening in a couple of weeks. My prediction: MK9 on PS Vita
But, MK9 on the Vita has already been announced.
November 17th, 2011 4:43 PM CST - MK9Scorpion2011
Originally Posted by : Spine_Ripper
Wait...what if it's MK9 on PC? Surely nobody expects that. Huh...
Im thinking the same thing
November 17th, 2011 4:43 PM CST - heretique
He answered to PdogGray "Super Mortal Kombat 9 Turbo Limited Special Edition? Noobde: With all the DLC + a few new characters?!?!? No. " So i though its like a puzzle ) for instance, Mortal Kombat 9 coming to PC with all the DLC + a few new characters. What do you think guys?
November 17th, 2011 4:49 PM CST - TaBB3rnackle92
Originally Posted by : heretique
He answered to PdogGray "Super Mortal Kombat 9 Turbo Limited Special Edition? Noobde: With all the DLC + a few new characters?!?!? No. " So i though its like a puzzle ) for instance, Mortal Kombat 9 coming to PC with all the DLC + a few new characters. What do you think guys?
Why would the PC version get more characters than the console version?
November 17th, 2011 4:56 PM CST - heretique
Originally Posted by : TaBB3rnackle92
Why would the PC version get more characters than the console version?
IDK i just made a guess, could be to sell more? Because Epic Games made the same thing with Gears of War 1 PC version with extra campaign missions + extras..
November 17th, 2011 5:09 PM CST - Metal Overlord
New MK game
November 17th, 2011 5:10 PM CST - TaBB3rnackle92
Originally Posted by : heretique
IDK i just made a guess, could be to sell more? Because Epic Games made the same thing with Gears of War 1 PC version with extra campaign missions + extras..
I don't blame you for guessing that, It just seems highly unlikely in my opinion.
November 17th, 2011 5:16 PM CST - heretique
Ed's new tweet "is the suprise MK9 related? thats all i need to know Noobde: No sir." So what?
November 17th, 2011 5:27 PM CST - YungQ94
Its obviously its gonna be mk vs dc 2 Trololololololololol
November 17th, 2011 5:30 PM CST - Metal Overlord
MK: Special Forces 2?
November 17th, 2011 5:40 PM CST - RamKahn
I'm thinking that an MK character (perhaps Scorpion) is a DLC for Arkham City or that NRS is launching a whole new game unrelated to the MK world or fighting genre...thoughts?
November 17th, 2011 5:46 PM CST - Dedamn666
MKHDAK Killer instinct, the grid dlc or MK on handheld. Or a trailer for the new MK Movie lol
November 17th, 2011 5:48 PM CST - Metal Overlord
Originally Posted by : RamKahn
I'm thinking that an MK character (perhaps Scorpion) is a DLC for Arkham City or that NRS is launching a whole new game unrelated to the MK world or fighting genre...thoughts?
Dude, that would be ****ing badass if that happened! But I doubt it
November 17th, 2011 5:54 PM CST - Tarkatan Trash
Originally Posted by : TaBB3rnackle92
But, MK9 on the Vita has already been announced.
That was an unconfirmed rumor. In fact, if I was a betting man, I'd probably say it was a fake..
November 17th, 2011 5:55 PM CST - Shirayuki Mizore
Something disappointing
November 17th, 2011 5:56 PM CST - heretique
I hope it wasnt about the Grid game..
November 17th, 2011 6:17 PM CST - Commander
It's NOT The Grid 2 or MK9 related
Originally Posted by : noobde via Twitter
@jeffgerstmann The Grid 2? @noobde I wish!! Sheeee.....
Originally Posted by : noobde via Twitter
RT@DQueBeats @noobde is the surprise MK9 related? thats all i need to know Noobde: No Sir
Since it's has nothing to do with the Grid or MK9, I still say that it has to do with either MK10 or a Shaloin Monks sequel. Plus Carlos Pesina has been Tweeting for the last month that he's been doing more mocap. Sounds like a new game to me. MAYBE EVEN ANOTHER BLITZ GAME!!!!
November 17th, 2011 7:15 PM CST - Alan J Stidham
We all know its Killer Instinct: Volleyball. Trolling.lol Or even NRS takes over the DBZ franchise!
November 17th, 2011 7:26 PM CST - Goddess
i hope it's a MK action/RPG!! i will love Ed Boon forever <3 or a MK9 patch fixing Kitana's hair >.>
November 17th, 2011 7:31 PM CST - Metal Overlord
Originally Posted by : Alan J Stidham
Or even NRS takes over the DBZ franchise!
Blegh 10char
November 17th, 2011 7:49 PM CST - smoke.tetsu
Shaolin Monks sequel or other MK free roaming sandbox action game co-developed by Rocksteady with mocap from Carlos Pesina and graphicsetc. pitched in by NRS. Ed Boon did recently say they are like this *crosses fingers* with Rocksteady after all and I read they had a hand in Batman Arkham City as well.
November 17th, 2011 8:04 PM CST - Tarkatan Trash
Originally Posted by : Araknyd_Commander
MAYBE EVEN ANOTHER BLITZ GAME!!!!
Actually, there will be a new Blitz game coming soon. Unfortunately, NRS and WB will have nothing to do with this one. Turns out not every Midway property ended up in the hands of WB. Like the NBA Jam franchise, the Blitz franchise is now property of EA...the same company that got their hands on the exclusive NFL license in the wake of the Madden/NFL 2k sales war.
November 17th, 2011 8:10 PM CST - Kurtis Stryker
Its going to be something completely lame. Ed Boon promised a worthy reward for completing the challenge tower. Reality: A 3rd barely-there outfit for Mileena. Really, guy? Ed Boon promised a unique online experience for the new MK. Reality: A buggy and broken online experience that took far too long to sort out and fix. Ed Boon promised a game that was true to the roots, and pure MK. Reality: Freddy Krueger. Ed Boon promised an Arcade Kollection that would give us the MK games we all loved, remembered and wanted. Reality: we got a p.o.s. package with no option for screen adjustment, and emulations that looked like a SNES/Genesis port. Not to mention that the UMK3 in the Kollection looked like a burning bag of crap, compared to the stand-alone DLC release years before the Kollection. Seriously, does anyone actually believe that Ed Boon has any credibility whatsoever with his various statements, teases and promises? And F.Y.I., a new Blitz is already in the works.
November 17th, 2011 8:14 PM CST - linkueininja
I wonder if its MKSM2 you can play all of the characters instead of using a replay disc, and new/old arenas.
November 17th, 2011 8:17 PM CST - smoke.tetsu
The MKAK didn't look as bad as the SNESGenesis ports but wasn't perfect no. Especially not as bad as the genesis ports where they had to reduce the colors to 64 colors.... and most of the SNES ports they shrank the sprites and drew over them. They didn't do that in the MKAK. Also they downsampled the sound effects in the 16-bit ports and used console specific MIDI songs rather than the original songs. But hey don't let my facts inconvenience your vitriol towards the MKAK.
November 17th, 2011 8:18 PM CST - Kurtis Stryker
If I have to personally adjust my own television's screen display settings for a game to fill the screen in the year 2011 on a current generation console, then there's a huge problem. UMK3 allowed for that, and it looks phenomenal. No excuse whatsoever as to why the Kollection couldn't provide that option.
November 17th, 2011 8:20 PM CST - Tarkatan Trash
MKSM has absolutely no business even being acknowledged! Not a damn letter in that game was canon, and the development team STILL had the audacity to recognize the game as such! To hell with all future versions of that game!
November 17th, 2011 8:28 PM CST - smoke.tetsu
Originally Posted by : Kurtis Stryker
If I have to personally adjust my own television's screen display settings for a game to fill the screen in the year 2011 on a current generation console, then there's a huge problem. UMK3 allowed for that, and it looks phenomenal. No excuse whatsoever as to why the Kollection couldn't provide that option.
Just because it doesn't let you stretch it to the width of your screen doesn't make it as bad as the 16-bit versions. Like I said it's not perfect I even bolded and underlined that so you don't miss it. But you did anyway thinking I said there's nothing wrong with the MKAK which I never said. Personal preferences aside unstretched is the proper way to see it anyway.
Originally Posted by : Tarkatan Trash
MKSM has absolutely no business even being acknowledged! Not a damn letter in that game was canon, and the development team STILL had the audacity to recognize the game as such! To hell with all future versions of that game!
A new actionadventure MK game doesn't necessarily have to be a direct sequel to that game... especially if Rocksteady is involved.
November 17th, 2011 8:36 PM CST - SolidSheik
I hope its the MK9 PC version, but i doubt it!!
November 17th, 2011 8:38 PM CST - smoke.tetsu
Originally Posted by : SolidSheik
I hope its the MK9 PC version, but i doubt it!!
They'll call it UMK and say see look it's not MK9! Just kidding.
November 17th, 2011 8:40 PM CST - TaBB3rnackle92
Originally Posted by : SolidSheik
I hope its the MK9 PC version, but i doubt it!!
Your right to doubt, because Boon said this news has nothing to do with MK9. And let's not turn this into another goddamn Arcade Kollection complaint thread, shit. I am the only one truly excited over this news??!! It seems like it's been forever since I've been this stoked.
November 17th, 2011 8:53 PM CST - smoke.tetsu
Yeah, I'm sorry I just found what was said earlier very hyperbolic.
November 17th, 2011 8:56 PM CST - pimppaperclip
Killer Instinct 3 anybody?
November 17th, 2011 8:58 PM CST - TaBB3rnackle92
Originally Posted by : smoke.tetsu
Yeah, I'm sorry I just found what was said earlier very hyperbolic.
All good I hope whatever this news is, is released during the Video Game Awards, and I hope it's worth getting excited over
November 17th, 2011 9:01 PM CST - smoke.tetsu
KI3 would be unexpected but I doubt NRS would have anything to do with that series. Furthermore even an MK vs KI would be a good fit in my opinion but I doubt it's that either. Ed Boon said something to the effect of the rights being tangled up between Rare and Nintendo which are the only ones around out of the three who had a hand in releasing it at the arcade (since Midway is gone). I'm guessing Rare has the rights to it now but that would mean Xbox exclusivity if they where to bring it back I think.. provided they can get it past Nintendo. I'm just guessing.
November 17th, 2011 9:01 PM CST - craftycheese
Patch for the arcade collection and/or the pc version of it. That makes the most sense to me.
November 17th, 2011 9:03 PM CST - battle_scarz13
It wouldn't be anything to do with the movie. Warner bros. would announce anything pertaining to that. NRS is a game studio they wouldn't announce movies. My top 3 guesses are. 1.) MK10 in 2012 to celebrate MK's 20th Anniversary. 2.) MK: Vitality coming at the PS:Vita launch. 3.) MK: Fire & Ice Hopefully its the third. That would be awesome. Some of the NRS guys worked on Arkham City, maybe they took some valuable lessons on designing a 3rd person action game away from that. And Scorpion and Sub-Zero's endings hint at their team up. But we will see. I wouldn't count out more DLC though. Boon has denied things before.
November 17th, 2011 9:03 PM CST - smoke.tetsu
I think those (the patch or PC version of MKAK) are expected though. Not sure whether I'd qualify Vitality or Fire and Ice as expected or not though. I'd qualify the PC version of MK9 as unexpected since everyone thinks it's not coming. But if "No sir" means what it implies rather than something else like "No sir that's not all you need to know" or "No sir you don't need to know" then it probably isn't that. Unless they name it something else like UMK like I said. :P But yeah Ed Boon has said some deliberately misleading and or vague hints or just things to stir up interesttalk in the past so we'll have to see either way.
November 17th, 2011 9:06 PM CST - craftycheese
Originally Posted by : smoke.tetsu
I think those (the patch or PC version of MKAK) are expected though.
Probably, but I have set my expectations low for this announcement so I won't be disappointed, like I feel a lot of us will be.
November 17th, 2011 9:10 PM CST - battle_scarz13
It may even be unrelated to MK. Or even the fighting genre. That would be the most unexpected thing. I'm just not buying in to the hype yet, because I really don't want to be let down.
November 17th, 2011 9:11 PM CST - smoke.tetsu
Unexpected news, Mortal Kombat the board game and collectors cards from NRS. NRS is going to make a new breakfast cereal or candy bars with MK logos on them. NRS branded Mac & cheese with shaped taken from MK or The Grid! Just kidding
November 17th, 2011 9:12 PM CST - craftycheese
Originally Posted by : smoke.tetsu
Unexpected news, Mortal Kombat the board game and collectors cards from NRS. :P just kidding
Hmmm, interesting. I would be down with a board game or card game like magic.....or pokemon, lol.
November 17th, 2011 9:13 PM CST - Tarkatan Trash
Originally Posted by : pimppaperclip
Killer Instinct 3 anybody?
I believe Microsoft owns the rights to KI. The only time Midway ever had anything to do with Rare's properties was as a publisher to some of their arcade games (KI 1&2 being among them).
November 17th, 2011 9:21 PM CST - liukang234
Originally Posted by : psymon
a mortal kombat tekken game?
If they put my two favorite fighting game series in one game?
November 17th, 2011 9:32 PM CST - Tarkatan Trash
Originally Posted by : craftycheese
Hmmm, interesting. I would be down with a board game or card game like magic.....or pokemon, lol.
Mortal Kombat Monopoly! Or, Mortal Kombat Poker Kards...featuring Scorpion as the Ace of Spades and Sub-Zero as the Ace of Hearts!
November 17th, 2011 9:57 PM CST - smoke.tetsu
Since Warner Bros. now owns the franchise.. MK vs Animaniacs! :P
November 17th, 2011 10:17 PM CST - The Pit
Originally Posted by : Araknyd_Commander
It's NOT The Grid 2 or MK9 related Since it's has nothing to do with the Grid or MK9, I still say that it has to do with either MK10 or a Shaloin Monks sequel. Plus Carlos Pesina has been Tweeting for the last month that he's been doing more mocap. Sounds like a new game to me. MAYBE EVEN ANOTHER BLITZ GAME!!!!
Blitz is in fact releasing as a digital download sometime in january
November 17th, 2011 10:19 PM CST - The Pit
Originally Posted by : Kurtis Stryker
Its going to be something completely lame. Ed Boon promised a worthy reward for completing the challenge tower. Reality: A 3rd barely-there outfit for Mileena. Really, guy? Ed Boon promised a unique online experience for the new MK. Reality: A buggy and broken online experience that took far too long to sort out and fix. Ed Boon promised a game that was true to the roots, and pure MK. Reality: Freddy Krueger. Ed Boon promised an Arcade Kollection that would give us the MK games we all loved, remembered and wanted. Reality: we got a p.o.s. package with no option for screen adjustment, and emulations that looked like a SNES/Genesis port. Not to mention that the UMK3 in the Kollection looked like a burning bag of crap, compared to the stand-alone DLC release years before the Kollection. Seriously, does anyone actually believe that Ed Boon has any credibility whatsoever with his various statements, teases and promises? And F.Y.I., a new Blitz is already in the works.
bitter???????
November 17th, 2011 10:23 PM CST - Hanzo
Mortal kombat 9 for the wii with no blood and friendships.
November 17th, 2011 10:48 PM CST - smoke.tetsu
Funny but the last MK game for the Wii had blood and fatalities.
November 17th, 2011 11:15 PM CST - C-Sword
1) MK on PS Vita 2) MK VS DC 2 3) MK VS ?
November 17th, 2011 11:24 PM CST - Tarkatan Trash
Originally Posted by : The Pit
Blitz is in fact releasing as a digital download sometime in january
With an EA logo on it, though (BOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!). Anyone want to think of a world where EA owned the rights to the MK franchise? I sure as hell don't! When Midway owned the franchise, Blitz not only allowed, but also encouraged, the following:
  • Pass interference
  • Late hits (my favorite feature in the franchise)
  • Showboating
  • Excessive celebration

November 17th, 2011 11:55 PM CST - Commander
Originally Posted by : Tarkatan Trash
MKSM has absolutely no business even being acknowledged! Not a damn letter in that game was canon, and the development team STILL had the audacity to recognize the game as such! To hell with all future versions of that game!
Canon or not, MKSM had a BIG following and sold very well. And most importantly of all: It was a FUN game.
Originally Posted by : smoke.tetsu
A new actionadventure MK game doesn't necessarily have to be a direct sequel to that game... especially if Rocksteady is involved.
This was actually my next point. Who ever said that it HAD to be a DIRECT sequel of MKSM. FIRE AND ICE could be a game that takes place right when Sub-Zero kills Scorpion (pre MK1), and ends up with them teaming up to take out a common enemy (Quan Chi), which IS cannon to the storyline. Don't be so quick to compare Midway to NRS. Remember WB has the final say in these type of things now, whereas back in the day Midway always did rushed projects. Hence, the crap-tastic Armageddon and MKvsDC. NRS took all the time that they needed to make an AWESOME MK9 game, which is something they couldn't do before, because Midway had limited resources. I don't doubt that with the funding from WB, and enough time on their hands, that NRS could make a GREAT actionadventure game. Besides, with NRS NOT working on anything new for MK9 and Carlos Pesina doing NEW mocap, it could only mean 1 of 3 things: (a) They're working on MK10, (b) They're working on an action adventure MK game, (c) They're working on a NEW game that's NOT related to MK.
November 18th, 2011 12:18 AM CST - Jinko
I'm expecting Boon to hire me as a groupie. I'll be severely disappointed if I don't.
November 18th, 2011 12:23 AM CST - MK9Scorpion2011
Mortal Kombat: Smoke and Shadow featuring Noob Saibot and Human Smoke lol or how about Mortal Kombat: Fire and Ice featuring Scorpion and Subzero.
November 18th, 2011 2:19 AM CST - smoke.tetsu
Mortal Kombat Ketchup and Mustard starring Cyrax and Sektor. Yeah they where called Ketchup and Mustard at one point during development of MK3.
November 18th, 2011 6:39 AM CST - Noob+Saibot
Found on the NetherRealm site
So I would say MK action adventure game.
November 18th, 2011 8:21 AM CST - Commander
Originally Posted by : Noob+Saibot
Found on the NetherRealm site So I would say MK action adventure game.
http://www.netherrealm.com/careers/detail/126872BR Freaking AWESOME!!! I'd love to see a follow up to MKSM
November 18th, 2011 8:31 AM CST - Lin Fu
- an MK Strategy Game like Age of Mythology (chances 0.01%) - MK Mythologies with Sub-Zero & Scorpion (something like Batman Arkham City) - a new game from Netherrealm Studios, nothing to do with MK - MK 10 announcing - an MK character as DLC in another game We know that it has nothing to do with MK9, nothing to do with the upcoming movie, Pesina is doing some mocap, world ends 2012, MK for Vita is not "unexpected", ... what else...
November 18th, 2011 8:36 AM CST - Flying Jinko
A new action adventure game fits the definition of 'unexpected' better than a MK 9 sequel, so Im rooting for it.
November 18th, 2011 8:55 AM CST - tremor_209
Hmmm . . . ? ? List Unexpectable Surprise: 1.) MKHD/MKHDAK 2.) Fire and Ice 3.) John Tobias will comeback again! ! 4.) Tremor? lol!
November 18th, 2011 9:37 AM CST - squirrelpion
ed boon is going to shave off his eyebrows and hold a contest! one lucky winner will recieve said eyebrows and be able to keep warm this winter snuggling up to those patchwork quilts of thatch.
November 18th, 2011 9:44 AM CST - RoflCopter3000
I loved Mythologies and Shaolin Monks. So another adventure game would be awesome...
November 18th, 2011 9:48 AM CST - Proof
ED BOON AND NRS GIVE US KI3 PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE THAT WOULD BE UNEXPECTED OR MK VS KI WOULD BE EPIC OMG I CANT WAIT I HOPE NRS MAKES KI3 coimmon ed boon commmon nrssss pleasee give us ki333333333333333333333
November 18th, 2011 12:40 PM CST - Metal Overlord
I would shit my pants in pure ecstasy if a new MK action-adventure game got made
November 18th, 2011 12:57 PM CST - Tarkatan Trash
Originally Posted by : Proof
ED BOON AND NRS GIVE US KI3 PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE THAT WOULD BE UNEXPECTED OR MK VS KI WOULD BE EPIC OMG I CANT WAIT I HOPE NRS MAKES KI3 coimmon ed boon commmon nrssss pleasee give us ki333333333333333333333
KI = exclusive property of Microsoft Seriously...how many times do I have to point out that NRS and WB own NOTHING related to the Blitz and KI franchises?
November 18th, 2011 1:50 PM CST - battle_scarz13
I agree with the above. And its completely right. Rare is owned by Microsoft. So unless Rare or Microsoft sell the rights to the KI IP NRS can't go anywhere near it. Unless there is a deal brokered between WB and Microsoft for an MK/KI style crossover game. And a lot of people are speculating that because of the resurgence of MK and MVC3 and all these fighting games, that Rare are actually working on KI3 for the X-Box 720's launch. That's pure speculation though. I think NRS are going to announce a new IP or that they are working on an existing IP they have acquired the rights for. I seriously believe it will be absolutely unrelated to MK.
November 18th, 2011 2:10 PM CST - C-Sword
I doubt Rare is working on KI3 for the 720, the team who worked on the first 2 games left the company, they'll probably release KI1 on XBAL to see how well it does first. It's still possible for NRS to make a crossover fighting game involving KI, but they'll have to work something out with Rare.
November 18th, 2011 3:20 PM CST - ninjaschooldropouts
Hmmm... I'm hoping a new game. Would definitely like to see a new adventure game this time. You guys think they will be at PAX East? I know we will!
November 18th, 2011 3:24 PM CST - Critical-Limit
Mortal kombat MMO when you battle it's a fighter(like mk9) with stat upgrades. I'm just kidding I don't play MMOs they are huge time sinks for nothing.
November 18th, 2011 4:43 PM CST - GazelTGM
So when is this unexpected surprise supposed to come? Oh, and I hope that it is not a new MK adventure game. Shaolin Monks was pretty poorly written, and the konquest modes of MK Armageddon and Deception were not very good in both gameplay and writing.
November 18th, 2011 5:39 PM CST - Lawrence
Yay the speculation is back! But hell if I know what it is.
November 18th, 2011 6:13 PM CST - Alan J Stidham
Originally Posted by : battle_scarz13
I agree with the above. And its completely right. Rare is owned by Microsoft. So unless Rare or Microsoft sell the rights to the KI IP NRS can't go anywhere near it.
Or that NRS took the DLC sales and bought those rights?hmm
November 18th, 2011 7:21 PM CST - Tarkatan Trash
Originally Posted by : Alan J Stidham
Or that NRS took the DLC sales and bought those rights?hmm
I doubt it. Midway's role in the KI series was minor. I don't remember if they built the arcade cabs and/or hardware for the KI games, or if they co-published the game along with Nintendo. Whatever the case is, I do know that they had nothing to do with the console versions.
November 18th, 2011 8:45 PM CST - smoke.tetsu
Originally Posted by : Tarkatan Trash
I doubt it. Midway's role in the KI series was minor. I don't remember if they built the arcade cabs and/or hardware for the KI games, or if they co-published the game along with Nintendo. Whatever the case is, I do know that they had nothing to do with the console versions.
As far as I can tell they built the cabinets. The ones they sent to the arcades where basically the same standard ones they put MK (and other games) into except with street fighter style six button layout panels and "Ultra 64" hardware inside although it wasn't the exact same hardware that ended up being shipped as the Nintendo 64 it was more powerful and had a hard drive allowing a bigger game. If anything it was a joint effort with hardware provided by nintendo (it had a 100Mhz R4600 CPU... the N64 had a 93Mhz R4300i), customized and put together by midway (it used their DCS sound system like MK2 and later had).. stuck in their own cabinet and software by Rare. Midway's role it seems was to facilitatepublish the arcade release. Hell, midway probably developed the hardware with some prototype specs from nintendo and included some stuff they where getting into at the time like hard drives in arcade machines which they ended up using in other machines of the time and of course stuff they where already using (DCS). The home version which ended up being on the SNES and Gameboy and was quite scaled down from the arcade was purely by Rare and published by Nintendo AFAIK.
November 18th, 2011 9:28 PM CST - Tarkatan Trash
While it's true that Microsoft owns Rare and its IPs, I have reason to believe that Nintendo also has a copyright claim to the original KI games (they were listed as a copyright holder in the original arcade games). I know for a fact that Rare games that do not have Nintendo-owned characters (such as Perfect Dark) have been re-released on XBLA, which leads me to believe that KI's characters may be owned by Nintendo; if that's the case, then it explains why KI 1&2 have not been re-released on XBLA. I know that Rare sent the DKC IPs to Nintendo after they got bought out by Microsoft, since Nintendo created Donkey Kong before Rare was even established.
November 18th, 2011 9:58 PM CST - smoke.tetsu
Yeah that's what I said earlierelsewhere... I saw a tweet by Boon a while back (not sure how long) that indicated some kid of limbo due to the trifecta of companies that had a hand in it at the arcade. At the time Rare was closely working with Nintendo and even made Donkey Kong Country for them. Nintendo had a 49% stake in Rare at that time. In fact I had a promotional video from Nintendo which was all about DKC yet showed a sneak peak of KI (arcade version of course) at the end. The arcade machines where manufactured by Midway but where licensed by and had nintendo logos on them. It always seemed to me that Nintendo was heavily involved in KI treating it like a first party title. So I wouldn't put it past them to own the copyrights to the characters. Additionally the SNES version of KI had a "only for nintendo" label on the box. Looking at the internet it appears they keep on saying they are interested in it but it could be true that Nintendo has a stake in it and doesn't want to let them even rerelease it much less make a new game since they are now a Microsoft subsidiary. Although if they really wanted I'm sure Microsoft could buy the rights... I think they have enough money. But then again Nintendo may not want to sell the rights and are being a stick in the mud about it. You know what would be great though but probably not possible anytime soon? A KI HD remix.... imagine all those SGI sprites and FMV background rerendered in HD! The way the camera zooms in and out also would lend well to widescreen as well since in the original game the characters could be any distance from each other and that wouldn't change with widescreen.
November 18th, 2011 11:09 PM CST - Tarkatan Trash
There's another issue involved in re-releasing the KI games; does Microsoft have the legal power to block Nintendo from re-releasing the same KI games on Virtual Console? If you ask me, I think that would depend on whether they are the arcade versions or the console versions. Since the console versions were exclusively on Nintendo consoles, I doubt there would be much MS could do to block those versions of KI from Virtual Console. I do know that Rare can still make games for Nintendo's handhelds, since Microsoft has no participation in the handheld market.
November 18th, 2011 11:21 PM CST - Jinko
MKvsDCU2 will be pretty surprising.
November 18th, 2011 11:26 PM CST - Sky Valley
enexpected? that phrase hasn't gone to well for us MK fans. I'm sure we all remember vs DC and Freddy right?
November 18th, 2011 11:54 PM CST - GazelTGM
Originally Posted by : Sky Valley
enexpected? that phrase hasn't gone to well for us MK fans. I'm sure we all remember vs DC and Freddy right?
True. So, in reality, "unexpected" means something that I want or something that I'll like. But since it's already been stated that additional DLC for MK is not happening (even in the form of an "Ultimate Mortal Kombat"), the announcement will be something expected: something that I don't want or something that I won't like.
November 18th, 2011 11:59 PM CST - Tarkatan Trash
Originally Posted by : Sky Valley
enexpected? that phrase hasn't gone to well for us MK fans. I'm sure we all remember vs DC and Freddy right?
I thought MK vs DC looked good on paper, but the fact that the game aimed for the T-rating (a first for the MK franchise) due to licensing issues ended up watering down the end result. The fact of the matter is, toned-down violence was virtually uncharted territory for MK (with the exception of the SNES port of MK1, and that was completely out of Midway's control), and let's be real here; MK fans don't like to see their product toned down. Turns out this was the last game ever released by Midway, who was already in a bad financial situation to begin with (they had been operating at annual net losses since 2000). As for Freddy Krueger? Don't you dare make me bring up that Dokken music video he was in; I've posted it in several threads already!
November 19th, 2011 5:00 AM CST - Metal Overlord
Originally Posted by : Spine_Ripper
They put up a position yesterday on the site looking for an Associate Director. Fire. And. Ice.
Yeah, I'm starting to really think it's an MK action-adventure game, too
November 19th, 2011 8:10 AM CST - Xx Skorpion xX
i just want more info on this MK movie. don't care about anything else. maybe ask if the surprise involves popcorn? LOL
November 19th, 2011 9:35 AM CST - Critical-Limit
Originally Posted by : Tarkatan Trash
I thought MK vs DC looked good on paper, but the fact that the game aimed for the T-rating (a first for the MK franchise) due to licensing issues ended up watering down the end result. The fact of the matter is, toned-down violence was virtually uncharted territory for MK (with the exception of the SNES port of MK1, and that was completely out of Midway's control), and let's be real here; MK fans don't like to see their product toned down. Turns out this was the last game ever released by Midway, who was already in a bad financial situation to begin with (they had been operating at annual net losses since 2000). As for Freddy Krueger? Don't you dare make me bring up that Dokken music video he was in; I've posted it in several threads already!
the real failure lied in the games crappy competitive 1v1 mechanics.
November 19th, 2011 10:15 AM CST - C-Sword
I didn't care too much for MK VS DC, it had nothing to do with the super heroes and violence being toned down, the gameplay just felt rushed and noobish. I also couldn't take the game seriously, because of silly features like Free Fall and Klose Kombat. I wouldn't mind them giving that crossover one more try, it has to have the same gameplay as MK9, I'd rather have MK10 and MK VS KI tho.
November 19th, 2011 12:39 PM CST - xamoel
Maybe Scorpion gonna appears in the new smash bros title.. Maybe netherealm, is gonna make "DC vs Marvel" with the mk9 fisics, and mechanic gameplay. Or maybe a kind of "terrordrome"
November 19th, 2011 9:02 PM CST - Ty Yakiwchuk
I dont think it has anything to do with MK9. There's not a chance in the world they would already be making MK10. MK9 JUST came out. It could either be something to do with the new movie, or not MK at all. Or if it is MK related, it will be a SUPER disappointment. Remember when NRS hinted at an AMAZING challenge tower reward. It was the dumbest award for wasting half your life ive ever seen. If its a patch for the arcade kollection that would be retarded. "Unexpected".... hmm... maybe MK PINBALL FX2 TABLE for 360 Arcade... you all know Boon's pinball history... both Zen Studios and Ed Boon follow each other on twitter and both use the "Unreal" engine. or whatever Unreal is... all I know is they know each other on a personal level and Zen made a Street Fighter 2 table. My guess is a Pinball table... that would be SIIIIICCCCCKKKKK!!!!!!
November 19th, 2011 10:41 PM CST - Dedamn666
its gotta be killer instinct 3, nrs and wb bought the rights, ms wouldnt keep hold of the rights because it isnt a 1st person shooter or gears of war. Plus only those who are older than 18 know what Killer Instinct is. Sent from me whilst drunk eating a Phall Curry. Remember its not only mad men who listen to fools.. i await geek rage
November 19th, 2011 10:46 PM CST - Dedamn666
Originally Posted by : C-Sword
I didn't care too much for MK VS DC, it had nothing to do with the super heroes and violence being toned down, the gameplay just felt rushed and noobish. I also couldn't take the game seriously, because of silly features like Free Fall and Klose Kombat. I wouldn't mind them giving that crossover one more try, it has to have the same gameplay as MK9, I'd rather have MK10 and MK VS KI tho.
You boob. MK9 is MK vs DC with polished graphics custom combos, more gore and no option to side step. Crossovers are not meant to be taken serious. There meant to be fun. Unless your one of the prats who believes MVC3 is a tournament caliber fighter instead of a fit inducing free for all. I await comments like "learn how to play" and " learn some moves" etc blah blah blah blah blah blah sent from me whilst playing high level play driving action game WWE CRUSH HOUR
November 19th, 2011 10:50 PM CST - Dedamn666
Confirmed its special forces 2 where kano and jax team up to take on the also mighty TREMOR. A character fans have been begging for because hes brown and throws mud and soil at folk. Damn it we deserved such cool characters as TREMORRRRRR and we got him folks, all down to YOU!!!
November 19th, 2011 11:02 PM CST - TaBB3rnackle92
I agree with Dedamn666. Today I even noticed when you do an enhanced move in MK9, it's the exact sound as the pro move in MKvsDC <_< And the model viewer? JUST like the one in MKvsDC.
November 20th, 2011 12:31 AM CST - Commander
Originally Posted by : Spine_Ripper
Fire. And. Ice.
^^ I've been saying this for a while now. lol Signs seem to point towards either Fire and Ice, or another adventure game. It would be a good way to give something to the fans, while they work on MK10. You know, keep the fans busy.
November 20th, 2011 2:12 AM CST - C-Sword
Lego Mortal Kombat
November 20th, 2011 9:35 AM CST - BIG_RICK_FROM_OHIO
It's probably scorpion in a speedo with a huge bulge,, similar to the AMAZINNNGGGG challenge tower reward only this ones for the ladies
November 20th, 2011 9:49 AM CST - Jules Winnfield
I'm glad to see so many people love Killer Instinct. If I had one wish this game would be in my console right now! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9JbuuFKiuo These introductions are pretty good. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9r6L7Pkgpas&feature=channel_video_title
November 20th, 2011 9:53 AM CST - Critical-Limit
Originally Posted by : Dedamn666
You boob. MK9 is MK vs DC with polished graphics custom combos, more gore and no option to side step. Crossovers are not meant to be taken serious. There meant to be fun. Unless your one of the prats who believes MVC3 is a tournament caliber fighter instead of a fit inducing free for all. I await comments like "learn how to play" and " learn some moves" etc blah blah blah blah blah blah sent from me whilst playing high level play driving action game WWE CRUSH HOUR
lol... That's like saying You boob Super smash brothers Melee is brawl... just with manual-lcancels, Wavedashing, wavelanding, platform cancelling, lightshielding, powershielding. The fact you had to make a list of the differences proves it's not the same game. Not even close. MK9 is suriving competitively... MKvsDC... That game had almost NO competitive spotlight, and it's for good reasons. Mk9 has MORE than what you mentioned. But I don't want to write a essay just to explain the differences.
November 20th, 2011 11:04 AM CST - BIG_RICK_FROM_OHIO
I wanna see scorpion in a speedo woo hoo!!!!
November 20th, 2011 12:50 PM CST - YungQ94
I kinda support this ^ Somebody make fanart of this man's idea right now!!
November 20th, 2011 1:25 PM CST - BIG_RICK_FROM_OHIO
Well hey, look at the big challenge tower surprise,, who's to say good old Eduardo de La Boony doesn't have a toasty surprise for all the ladies out there..... oooooooo baby!!!! SCORPIONS BULGING OH MY!!!
November 20th, 2011 1:27 PM CST - BIG_RICK_FROM_OHIO
With Sub Zero wearing nothing but a jockstrap... FIRE AND ICE WINS!!!! BULGEALITY!!!
November 20th, 2011 1:40 PM CST - BIG_RICK_FROM_OHIO
or maybe good ole' Eduardo de La Boony has something else in mind... could be an alternate costume for Jax wearing nothing but satin panties with foam water noodles for arms. Then we could start callin him "Da Sucka Free Satin Prince Of Earthrealm Da BOMB!!!"
November 20th, 2011 2:02 PM CST - YungQ94
Nah ya lost me there son. BTW use the edit button not to double post and all that good stuff
November 20th, 2011 2:55 PM CST - Major Logan
I'm not feeling this "Unexpected Surprise" hype but whatever it is, I will support it due to my dedication to the series.
November 20th, 2011 5:24 PM CST - Shajita
Holy battery recharger! (...What?) I've been gone for a while. Not a hole lot have happened since last time though. Anyway! I've read on Kotaku that Warner Bros. have a game based on a DC Comics Superhero coming out in 2012. I heavily doubt it, but it could be a hint for Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe 2. http://kotaku.com/5850788/theres-a-mystery-dc-superhero-game-coming-in-2012
November 20th, 2011 11:38 PM CST - FlawlessVictor
I'm gonna take that "unexpected surprise" with a grain of salt. It would not be the first time an announcement falls short of expectations.
November 21st, 2011 12:11 AM CST - pimppaperclip
this is gonna be a dumb guess but i think it may be the 3D games ported to the xbox 360 and ps3
November 21st, 2011 2:29 AM CST - guyver of war
maybe someone should ask boon the simple question "does it involve mortal kombat in any way?"
November 21st, 2011 9:50 AM CST - smoke.tetsu
Originally Posted by : pimppaperclip
this is gonna be a dumb guess but i think it may be the 3D games ported to the xbox 360 and ps3
Add PC to that list and I'd be on board with that idea.
November 21st, 2011 10:47 AM CST - TaBB3rnackle92
Originally Posted by : pimppaperclip
this is gonna be a dumb guess but i think it may be the 3D games ported to the xbox 360 and ps3
That would be a dream come true :love: Oh yeah, and if Boon shows some love to the PC as well
November 21st, 2011 11:19 AM CST - Noob+Saibot
http://www.netherrealm.com/careers/detail/128051BR
They're probably gonna make an action game and release it not only for PS3 and XBOX360 but also for PC.
November 21st, 2011 12:23 PM CST - Commander
Originally Posted by : Noob+Saibot
http://www.netherrealm.com/careers/detail/128051BR
^^ Agreed. I think so too.
November 21st, 2011 1:25 PM CST - Noob Saibot 2011
Haha I am guessing that the ''UNEXPECTED'' surprise is going to be an Adventure type Mortal Kombat just like Shaolin Monks. Shame i never played that game :/. I was a GTA addict at the time is my excuse.
November 21st, 2011 9:42 PM CST - Proof
if its ki3 my panties are already wet
November 21st, 2011 10:39 PM CST - Tarkatan Trash
Originally Posted by : Proof
if its ki3 my panties are already wet
WB and NRS are not legally allowed to release anything KI-related.
November 22nd, 2011 12:05 AM CST - smoke.tetsu
Originally Posted by : TaBB3rnackle92
That would be a dream come true :love: Oh yeah, and if Boon shows some love to the PC as well
Love the Kung Pow forum avatar.... I need gopher-chucks!
Originally Posted by : Noob+Saibot
They're probably gonna make an action game and release it not only for PS3 and XBOX360 but also for PC.
I'd buy that for a dollar!
Originally Posted by : Tarkatan Trash
WB and NRS are not legally allowed to release anything KI-related.
Not even KI panties. KI panties, pe-worn by Orchid (I thought of Japan and how apparently they sell "used" panties in vending machines for perverts).
November 22nd, 2011 8:41 AM CST - Flagg
As its nothing to do with MK9 it will likely be lame, shit and underwhelming.
November 22nd, 2011 9:24 AM CST - scorpio
what if mk9 was the last mk game and thats what theyre gonna announce? im hoppin mk vs sf but not holdin my breath. or, for them to do a complete collection release, INCLUDING MK FKN 4 and MKDA WITH online play. yea right, big dreams. i dont expect much from this announcement/surprise.
November 22nd, 2011 11:38 AM CST - C-Sword
No way will MK9 be the last game of the series, it sold 3 million units and it's one of the best fighting games to be released this year. NRS and WB want to make money. There's supposed to be a MK game for the PS Vita, but no official announcement has been made yet, I know Boon said an ''unexpected'' surprise, but don't believe everything he says on Twitter, he's known for trolling. Like Shajita said, it could be MKVSDC2, they'll probably re-use the programming of MK9. Hopefully, they make the announcement soon, cause this thread is going to turn into another wishlist from fans.
November 22nd, 2011 12:00 PM CST - Proof
i personally think they bought rights from rare and microsoft and thre gonna revive ki series KI3 or MK VS KI omg
November 22nd, 2011 12:08 PM CST - kostasishere
I just saw that MK9 is at XBL at 69 Euros for download, maybe that was the unexpected surprise but i have my doubts, hope to see something from the movie.
November 22nd, 2011 12:25 PM CST - Noob+Saibot
November 22nd, 2011 12:37 PM CST - Commander
Originally Posted by : C-Sword
Like Shajita said, it could be MKVSDC2, they'll probably re-use the programming of MK9.
Nope. Not MKvsDC2.
November 22nd, 2011 12:43 PM CST - Noob+Saibot
People, what do you think those 3 are gonna be?!
November 22nd, 2011 1:15 PM CST - Aquaman
Originally Posted by : Araknyd_Commander
Nope. Not MKvsDC2.
I was really hoping for an MK vs. DC II (this time with MK9 tag-engine)
November 22nd, 2011 2:06 PM CST - Noob Saibot 2011
MK: Deadly alliance, MK Deception, Mk Armageddon on marketplace :S. Just a random guess :P
November 22nd, 2011 2:10 PM CST - Metal Overlord
So it isn't MK vs DC 2. It isn't MK10 but it's still MK-related, so it isn't a new IP. And it ain't MK9 DLC-related or UMK9. So the suprises have gotta be a MK action-adventure game, something related to MK Vita and/or a MK character being DLC for Batman: Arkham City.
November 22nd, 2011 2:20 PM CST - Noob Saibot 2011
Hey atleast the surprise is MK related . My guess is what i said before. The 3D MK games available for download.........But maybe not because weren't they unpopular :S. being serious where they?
November 22nd, 2011 2:27 PM CST - pimppaperclip
Originally Posted by : Noob Saibot 2011
MK: Deadly alliance, MK Deception, Mk Armageddon on marketplace :S. Just a random guess :P
that would be a dream come true
November 22nd, 2011 2:59 PM CST - C-Sword
Are they still making a season 2 for MK Legacy or was it scrapped after they got the movie deal?
November 22nd, 2011 3:21 PM CST - Commander
Originally Posted by : Metal Overlord
So it isn't MK vs DC 2. It isn't MK10 but it's still MK-related, so it isn't a new IP. And it ain't MK9 DLC-related or UMK9. So the suprises have gotta be a MK action-adventure game, something related to MK Vita and/or a MK character being DLC for Batman: Arkham City.
Since Ed Boon said it's not MK10, MKvsDC2, Ultimate MK9 or MK9 DLC, I'm thinking that it's an action adventure game. Also, Noob+Saibot's post about the position that just opened up at NRS looking for someone who can do action games, leads me to believe that it's gonna be an action game.
November 22nd, 2011 3:59 PM CST - THE JOHNNY ROOK
I have a feeling it will be more MK4 oriented...
November 22nd, 2011 4:04 PM CST - TaBB3rnackle92
Originally Posted by : C-Sword
Are they still making a season 2 for MK Legacy or was it scrapped after they got the movie deal?
That's a good question, you should tweet that to boon, unless anyone knows the answer. I'd love a season 2 and the movie.
November 22nd, 2011 4:48 PM CST - craftycheese
Mk themed arkham city Dlc
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