December 10th, 2011
8:13 PM CST -
Tonight was the 2011 Spike Video Game Awards and Mortal Kombat (2011) was nominated for Best Fighting Game and Best DLC (Freddy Krueger). Mortal Kombat easily beat out the competition of Marvel Vs. Capcom 3, King of Fighters XIII and WWE All Stars to take home the Best Fighting Game of 2011 prize. Unfortunately, Portal 2 beat out Mortal Kombat for Best DLC. You can't win them all, but I'm sure Freddy will now be haunting the dreams of Portal 2's heroine Chell.

There is sadly no Best Fighting Game of 2011 acceptance speech to show you, as Spike felt the award wasn't exciting enough to unveil on the main show. Instead, the award was just announced it between other awards to make time for more celebrity guests like Charlie Sheen who made it known he was there just because he was paid well to be there. Seeing that Spike is also home to the UFC it would have been a perfect opportunity to have a UFC fighter give the award for "Best Fighting Game" so they could fill their celebrity presenter quota.

Perhaps the biggest shocking announcement came during the internet-only pre-show. According to GameSpot, Ed Boon was interviewed and gave a few clues into his "unexpected surprise". According to Ed, NetherRealm Studios is working on a second non-Mortal Kombat title, the first being their recently released iOS game: Arkham City Lockdown. Skip to 5:00 into the below video to see Ed's acceptance of the award and mention what NetherRealm Studios is working on next.


UPDATE 4:31pm: The Unofficial Apple Weblog also caught up with Ed Boon on the surprise release of Batman: Arkham City Lockdown. Boon mentioned that there may be other iOS projects in the works at NetherRealm.

And this isn't the last we'll see of Netherrealm Studios on Apple's mobile platforms, according to Boon. "Oh, yeah," he told me, "we have a number of things in the works. But nothing we can say just yet.


What do you fans think NetherRealm Studios is working on next? Leave your thoughts in the Komments.
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