January 17th, 2009
9:18 PM CST -
A special opportunity is coming soon for all you Mortal Kombat fans out there next week. You fans will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to play against the development team of Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe on Xbox LIVE and the PlayStation Network this Friday, January 23rd, 2009. So fire up your copies of Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe on Friday and look for one of the following gamertags playing online and send them a challenge notification.

We are currently unsure what times they will be available, so we're assuming they will be doing this all day long. We just got word that they will be playing starting around 6PM Central Time (CT) and playing until around 10PM CT. They will switch between each system giving a total of about two hours to each console. So from the schedule they appear to be starting at 6PM CT on the PlayStation 3 and then they'll switch to the Xbox 360 at around 8PM CT. This schedule matches with what is on the Xbox Game With Developers informational page.

PlayStation Network

• Kamidogu
• MKNoob
• MKHornbuckle
• MKHanzoHasashi
• MKBlindKenshi
• MKTundra
• MKApep
• MKKetchup
• MKMustard
• MKSkully
• FreezeGoroSweep


• Kamidogu
• MK Noob
• MK Hornbuckle
• MK HanzoHasashi
• MK BlindKenshi
• MK Tundra
• MK Apep
• MK Ketchup
• MK Mustard
• MK Skully
• FreezeGoroSweep

Also before Friday, you should send a private message to the above gamertags indicating that you are a "member of TRMK" so that the developers make sure to play first. This is important because Midway will be keeping tabs of which websites' community has the most wins against the developers, and will be awarding something special that will be given to the community who gets the most wins. The member with the most wins against the developers for TRMK will also get a special award from us, and we'll have more details on this before Friday.

The following members of the development team will be the ones playing that day.

Ed Boon - Creative Director/Team Lead
Paulo Garcia - Senior Designer
Brian Lebaron - Designer
Ryan Rosenberg - Environment Artist
Eddie Ferrier - Designer
Adam Hernandez - Design Support
Hector Sanchez - Producer
Dave Bulvan - Lead Software Tester
Derek Kirtzic - Gameplay Tester
Shaun Himmerick - Producer
Hans Lo – Producer

I recommend everyone get some practice rounds in online before this, and wish everyone the best of luck. On Friday we will setup a special news thread where people can post their experiences and results as the day goes on. Leave any questions you have on the event in the comments, and we'll try to get you an answer. Until then, stayed tuned for any other updates on this exciting opportunity as the week goes on!

UPDATE: I just finally got confirmation from Midway about the start times for the event, sorry for the delay. I had seen to many times posted all over the place and wanted to make sure we got it right.

Reader Komments from the TRMK Forums:

January 17th, 2009 10:42 PM CST - Snow
Hey Pat! I read on the Midway boards that the start-time was around 8-11 PM.
January 17th, 2009 11:47 PM CST - Ghost
so we send a friend request before friday? or on friday?
January 17th, 2009 11:55 PM CST - Tim Static
Hmmm....I would LOVE toplay these guys....in UMK3. and MKvDC.
January 18th, 2009 1:07 AM CST - Snow
Ghost: Send them a regular message (not a friend message, their friends lists are so full, both XBL and PSN won't allow any more ) tell them in your message that you are a member of TRMK. And I think you can send a message before and on Friday. Good luck! :D
January 18th, 2009 1:28 PM CST - Patrick McCarron
Originally Posted by : Snow
Hey Pat! I read on the Midway boards that the start-time was around 8-11 PM.
I haven't been told yet, only going by what I have directly heard from Midway. I asked that and a few other questions.
January 19th, 2009 8:30 PM CST - Kona
I'm sooo doing this.
January 20th, 2009 1:59 PM CST - Patrick McCarron
Quick bump, as we just finally got confirmation on the times. Seems like Midway likes to mark my emails as Spam...
January 21st, 2009 8:30 PM CST - Kona
MK Noob (Boon?) sent me message back when i said im a member of TRMK and im gonna play this friday. He said: 'cool' haha
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