Welcome to issue #2 of The NetherReport. It's a bit later than usual, but I've been quite busy the last few months with stuff back on the Earth Realm. We have a few more stories than last month
, so many I had to cut them out. Maybe those on the cutting room floor will make it back next issue.
Kitana and Mileena Voice Actress in “Mortal Kombat 2”
the voice actress for both Kitana and Mileena in Mortal Kombat (2011)
now has a supporting role in "Mortal Kombat 2" listed on her video game voice over resume. This happened last time with many actors in Mortal Kombat 9 listing their roles, so it's not surprising. So it's likely there is a new Mortal Kombat in the works, but this doesn't give us much more to go on at this time. I honestly believe her more than I believe Keifer
Announcing TRMK's E3 2014 Coverage
On that note, we are now announcing that TRMK will be covering E3 2014 from the show floor
this year. This is a special one for us as 15 years ago we covered our first E3 in 1999 from the show floor
. In 1999 they had both Mortal Kombat Gold
and Mortal Kombat Special Forces
on display, which really shows how long ago that was.
We don't know what, if anything, will be unveiled from NetherRealm Studios
but we're planning on being there incase they do. Typically they've done major game releases every two years. Based on that we're guessing that the next game will be revealed just before E3 in early June along with a E3 booth for demoing the game at the show.
My hope? I hope that NetherRealm Studios reboots their classic game The Grid
for next generation consoles. But more than likely it's the next installment in the Mortal Kombat series, but why not do both I say! So stay tuned, we think it's going to be an exciting year!
Mortal Kombat Legacy Season 3?
Good news for the fans of the MK Legacy series, after leaving the series publicly last October Kevin Tancharoen
is now discussing coming back for a third digital series.
Scorpion vs Power Rangers
Flippin The Script
met Chris Casamassa, who played Scorpion in the Mortal Kombat feature films, to get his take on the White Ranger vs Scorpion
. Check out his response below:
How Superman Led to Mortal Kombat and the ESRB
Very informative video how Superman connects to Mortal Kombat and the ESRB. Ed Boon then tweeted a map of the flow chart that made the video possible
MK Arcade Hardware Info
Kommunity arcade hardware expert YourMKArcadeSource
has put together a nice detailed series of videos, below, detailing the hardware of each of the Mortal Kombat arcade boards. If you are interested in buying or collecting these, it's a must watch.
Sub-Zero in Crisis
Sub-Zero himself John Turk
is on the new NBC drama Crisis which was filmed in Chicago. John plays head secret service agent Hank Clemson
starting with Episode 3.
Missed it? You can watch old episodes on Hulu
UFC Fighter prefers Mortal Kombat
UFC pro fighter Frankie Edgar
told TMZ he prefers Mortal Kombat to Street Fighter in this interview on the street.
PS4 Firmware 1.70 Released
Today Firmware update 1.70 was released for the PlayStation 4. It comes with a built in video editing app and HDCP disable option for HDMI capture devices. They also made some Twitch streaming improvements as well. All of these fixes are really handy for those playing Injustice for the PS4 and want to stream their games.
Denim Ninja Cosplay Meme
This denim Mortal Kombat ninja crazy took the internet by storm last week. Many variations were created as people tried to out do one another. I especially like the Raiden one below.
Galloping Ghost Arcade Expansion Kickstarter
Our friends over at the Galloping Ghost Arcade here in Chicagoland are running a Kickstarter to expand their business. If they are successful they could end up being the largest arcade in not just the Midwest, but the world! I recommend backing their project
because of all the support they have given the MK Kommunity time and time again.
More MK2 ROM Hacking
Another great MK2 arcade hack was released recently. This time a fully playable Jade, Smoke & Noob Saibot were made playable on MAME with some cheat files. Check out the Jade game play through below.
Injustice Year 2 Issue #4
Today the 4th print issue of the comic Injustice Year 2 was released. You can find it at your local comic book store or on the various digital comic stores. I'd tell you how it was, but I forgot to go get my copy at lunch today.
That's it for this issue, hope it was as good for you as it was for me. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below and be sure to Like us on Facebook
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