July 3rd, 2008
10:05 AM CST -
GameTrailers TV, a video game show on Spike TV hosted by Geoff Keighley, will air exclusive gameplay footage from Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe late Friday evening/early Saturday morning (7/5) at 1:00am EDT/12:00am CDT. Creative Director Ed Boon will be on the show to give a behind the scenes look at the crossover fighter. Expected to be revealed on the show are a number of characters to be included in the game from both the Mortal Kombat and DC Universe franchises. Plus, the final word on the inclusion of actual fatalities in the game will also be a topic.

Sounds like the big reveal of Midway's plans for E3 will be made public tomorrow night. Make sure you make a point to stay up late or set your DVRs to Spike TV at 1:00am EDT/12:00am CDT late Friday evening/early Saturday morning (7/5).

UPDATE: The archive of this show is now online!
6:00 PM CST -
Senior Producer, Hans Lo and Associate Producer, Hector Sanchez sit down and talk to the Mortal Kombat fanbase in the first ever "official" MKast. You can download the first installment at the WorldsCollide.com website. Midway will be using this podcast to communicate to the fans and will often release exclusive information. For example, in this episode it was revealed that the DC Universe characters and the Mortal Kombat characters will be able to perform fatalities. The DC Heroes that traditionally don't kill their characters will still have a reward after winning a battle, for example, brutalities. Two new characters are now confirmed: Sonya and Shang Tsung.

There is a lot more information in the "MKast" and you can listen to it here.
July 7th, 2008
5:30 PM CST -
Midway has released a new high-resolution render of Flash from the upcoming Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe.


Check out more coverage of Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, including an in-depth interview with Ed Boon and the full theatrical trailer available in 720p HD in our Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe GameRealm.
July 9th, 2008
10:09 AM CST -
Midway has released a new high-resolution render of Sonya from the upcoming Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe. Thanks, Austin.


Check out more coverage of Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, including an in-depth interview with Ed Boon and the full theatrical trailer available in 720p HD in our Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe GameRealm.
9:41 PM CST -
Midway has released the official high-resolution render of Catwoman from the upcoming Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe. This image was previously leaked and has now been made public. Thanks, Austin.


Check out more coverage of Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, including an in-depth interview with Ed Boon and the full theatrical trailer available in 720p HD in our Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe GameRealm.
July 13th, 2008
8:47 AM CST -
Midway has released a new high-resolution render of Shang Tsung from the upcoming Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe.


Check out more coverage of Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, including an in-depth interview with Ed Boon and the full theatrical trailer available in 720p HD in our Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe GameRealm.
6:10 PM CST -
Ahead of tomorrow's start of the E3 Media and Business Summit 08, Midway had released seven new screenshots from Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe. The screenshots feature the latest announced characters, Flash, Sonya, Catwoman and Shang Tsung.



Check out more coverage of Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, including an in-depth interview with Ed Boon along with trailers available in 720p HD in our Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe GameRealm.
6:16 PM CST -
Midway has released the E3 2008 gameplay trailer from Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe. In addition to supplementing the gameplay footage revealed in the GameTrailers TV exclusive, we are treated to examples of Klose Kombat, Freefall Kombat, and a brief reveal of Scorpion's Toasty! fatality.

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Check out more coverage of Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, including an in-depth interview with Ed Boon along with trailers available in 720p HD in our Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe GameRealm.
7:18 PM CST -
Senior Producer, Hans Lo and Associate Producer, Hector Sanchez are back to talk to the Mortal Kombat fanbase in the "official" MKast podcast. You can download the second episode at the WorldsCollide.com website.

Hans and Hector revealed that Captain Marvel and Liu Kang will be playable in the build at E3 2008. In addition, at Comic-Con 2008 - July 24 - 27 - four new characters will be revealed that both the Mortal Kombat and DC Comics side will be interested in hearing. A public request for comments on a possibility of a sequel to Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks was also put out there. Special moves are available during Freefall Kombat along with character specific attacks during Klose Kombat mode.

There is a lot more information in the "MKast" and you can listen to it here.
9:49 PM CST -
The San Diego Comic-Con has released their schedule of events for the conference that spans Thursday, July 24th to Sunday, July 27th. Listed for Friday, July 25th are the details of the big Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe announcement with Ed Boon and Jimmy Palmiotti.
11:15-12:15 Worlds Collide: The Making of Midway's Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe— Ed Boon (Mortal Kombat) and Jimmy Palmiotti (Painkiller Jane) discuss how two billion-dollar entertainment franchises collide as Mortal Kombat warriors battle DC superheroes for the first time in this highly anticipated video game. Ed and Jimmy provide an exclusive look at never-before-seen gameplay, unveil key characters on the game's roster, and answer your questions. Room 6B
It definitely looks to be a busy next few weeks for Mortal Kombat fans. Keep it tuned to TRMK for the latest updates and information.
July 17th, 2008
10:31 AM CST -
GameTrailers sat down with Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe Creative Director, Ed Boon, at E3 2008. Boon showed off many of the game's signature features including, Klose Kombat, Freefall Kombat, Test Your Might, Fatalities and Brutalities. Also, Boon reiterates an emphasis on juggle-style freeform combos are being touted in this release aside from "pre-programmed combos of games past. The gameplay mechanics, such as jumping and ducking projectiles, are closely tied to the 2D plane. You can also watch this video in high-definition at GameTrailers.


The graphics in Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe are looking amazing. The speed at which the game runs is incredible with the amount of detail in the characters and the backgrounds. Easily, this will be the best looking 3D Mortal Kombat game ever created.
July 23rd, 2008
2:36 PM CST -
Midway has released a new high-resolution render of Liu Kang from the upcoming Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe.


Check out more coverage of Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, including an in-depth interview with Ed Boon along with trailers available in 720p HD in our Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe GameRealm.
July 24th, 2008
2:37 PM CST -
Midway has released a new high-resolution render of Captain Marvel from the upcoming Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe. The WorldsCollide.com website lists the character as Shazam, which is appears to be incorrect. The character Shazam is a wizard and DC Comics appears to market Captain Marvel under the "Shazam" label. Granted the confusion is high, but this entry in Wikipedia explains the name "Shazam".
Because Marvel Comics trademarked their Captain Marvel comic book during the interim between the original Captain Marvel's Fawcett years and DC years, DC Comics is unable to promote and market their Captain Marvel/Marvel Family properties under that name. Since 1972, DC has instead used the trademark Shazam! as the title of their comic books and thus the name under which they market and promote the character. Consequently, Captain Marvel himself is sometimes erroneously referred to as Shazam.

Check out more coverage of Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, including an in-depth interview with Ed Boon along with trailers available in 720p HD in our Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe GameRealm.
3:22 PM CST -
Today Ed Boon updated his website Noob.com with a new teaser. This time it's asks us a simple question:
Tobias?
What does this mean? It could mean anything, and I'm sure we'll find soon enough. We could find out with the next MKast podcast. Or maybe it wont be revealed until the San Diego Comic-Con events tomorrow. There are lots of talk and rumors on the internet about it, so we figured we'd share our theories on the matter.

First, Ed could be hinting towards the return of John Tobias to Midway. No one knows what John has been up to in the past few years. John along with other Midway employees left in the late 90s to start up his own game studio, Studio Gigante. They put out two games, Tao Feng Fist of the Lotus for Microsoft and WWE WrestleMania 21 for THQ, before it closed it's doors in 2005.

After that, John has been said to be doing freelance work while his former Studio Gigante partners went to EA Chicago. But sadly, EA Chicago also closed its doors late last year. As earlier this year it was reported that some of them have now gotten together after EA Chicago has closed and started another company, RoboModo. On their MobyGames profile, John is not listed as one of their founders. So from what we can see, he has no other public obligations. While this doesn't rule him out of coming back, it also doesn't prove he is back. I know a lot of fans would love to see his influence and input return to the series.

Or, Ed could simply be alluding to Noob Saibot as a character for the the upcoming Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe. This is very possible, but in recent years they've occasionally dropped always using the "Saibot" part of his name. Perhaps they are just trying to judge the fan's reactions to rumors of characters to see if they should include one or not, an internet sounding board if you will.

Maybe even it could even be both of the above. Time will tell. Until then, stay tuned for any arrested developments as we'll bring them to you right away. We have our ears to the ground and will let you know if anything else develops.
July 25th, 2008
12:01 PM CST -
Kotaku sat down with Ed Boon yesterday at Comic Con and got a great bit of information with regards to the next Mortal Kombat game. They are reporting that Ed said that Mortal Kombat 9 is already in the early planning stages and is looking like it'll be a return to the dark and violent roots we're all used to with Mortal Kombat.

While that grittier, darker version of MK didn't make it far beyond the technology development stages — Boon told us there was little in the way of concept art for the grimier spin on the series — the next next Mortal Kombat may strive for more blood, more violence, more of everything that warrants an M-rating.

It sure sounds like the plan is to revert to the earlier "Gears of War" influenced style that was scrapped when the DC deal finalized.

While it is still very early to be talking about the next game, we hope to hear more solid information about this in 2009.
1:28 PM CST -
Senior Producer, Hans Lo and Associate Producer, Hector Sanchez are back with another MKast podcast. You can download the third episode at the WorldsCollide.com website.

Hans and Hector are joined with DC Comics writer Jimmy Palmiotti and talk about how the two universes collide, the overall collaboration between to two sides of story writers and the dialog for the DC Universe characters. It was revealed that the Midway side already had the vision and basis of the storyline, while the DC Universe side was filled out by Palmiotti and crew.

There is a few more bits information in the "MKast" and you can listen to it here.
2:16 PM CST -
Midway is seeking to capitalize on the buzz that Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe is making on current generation consoles, with the announcement of Mortal Kombat: Kollection for last generation's Sony PlayStation 2. Kollection will feature Mortal Kombat: Deception, Mortal Kombat: Armageddon and the action-adventure game Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks all in one box exclusively for the PlayStation 2.
"Mortal Kombat has been a pinnacle fighting franchise for well over a decade now and this is an ideal package for fans and collectors in terms of content and price point," said Mona Hamilton, vice president of marketing, Midway Home Entertainment. "With the PlayStation(R)2 still holding the highest market share of any home console, we saw this as the perfect opportunity to offer an incredible value to our consumers as we ramp up for the highly anticipated launch of Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe."
Mortal Kombat: Kollection will be released in September 2008 for the Sony PlayStation 2 for the price of $29.99. View the full press release.
2:41 PM CST -
Kotaku has the first word from the San Diego Comic-Con presentation. The four new characters announced are The Joker and Green Lantern from the DC Comics side and Jax and Kitana from the Mortal Kombat side. Also announced was that Jimmy Palmiotti, DC Comics writer, might be a hidden character in the game and that Superman's Fortress of Solitude was shown and will be an environment in Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe.

The big reveal at Comic-Com was the announcement of a limited edition comic book, illustrated by none other than Mortal Kombat co-creator John Tobias. The comic book, written by the MK Team, will be included in the Kollectors Edition on both Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 platforms.

IGN has a write up on the event that features a render of The Joker, along with a video that was played at the event and a few questions and answer bullet points. Here's is the video shown at the event. Click the "widescreen" button to enlarge.


GameSpy has a minute by minute rundown of the presentation. Also, GameSpot has gameplay demonstration videos, featuring Shang Tsung and Catwoman.

Check out more coverage of Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, including an in-depth interview with Ed Boon along with trailers available in 720p HD in our Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe GameRealm.
July 28th, 2008
1:52 PM CST -
Midway has released a new high-resolution render of The Joker from the upcoming Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe. This render was previously exclusive to IGN last Friday.


Check out more coverage of Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, including an in-depth interview with Ed Boon along with trailers available in 720p HD in our Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe GameRealm.
2:21 PM CST -
Midway has released the Comic-Con gameplay trailer from Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe. The video is identical to the IGN version from last Friday.

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