The newest chapter of the iconic fight franchise marks a triumphant return to the series’ mature presentation and a reinvention of its classic 2D fighting mechanic. Driven by an all new graphics engine, the fan favorite Fatality is back and presented in more gory detail than ever before. In addition, Mortal Kombat introduces a number of new game-play features including tag team and the deepest story mode of any fighting game. Players can choose from an extensive lineup of the game’s iconic warriors and challenge their friends in traditional 1 vs. 1 matches, or take on several new game modes.
“We can’t wait for players to get their hands on Mortal Kombat,” said Ed Boon, Creative Director, NetherRealm Studios. “This game really is a response to what players have been demanding: mature presentation, reinvented 2D fighting mechanic and the best, most gruesome fatalities ever!”
Mortal Kombat introduces a number of new game modes as well as the most extensive online experience ever seen in a fighting game. Up to 4 players can battle “tag-team”- 2 players can team up in the new “Co-op Arcade Mode” or compete against another team online.
Originally Posted by : Blackcyborgwoohoooo 2D gameplay baby!!! just what MK needed I hate to complain so soon but I wish the characters were a little more gritty looking other then that perfect....
http://kotaku.com/5560010/the-new-mortal-kombat-trailer-is-pure-brutality Holy Shit!!!! It's exactly what I wanted in an MK game! *tear* Brutal, dark, serious, and it's in 2D gameplay style!!!
Originally Posted by : Nasty_FreakIts nice to know your not ignored when you point something out in a thread... So someone else posts the same thing believing to have been the first to point it out to everyone else. It kind shows you didn't read the thread. >_< Excuse the half rant, its 23:34 and my mind is telling me "sleep".
Did you guys know that Kira was tied up in the chains in Shao Kahn's Battle Area, replacing Sonya? You can see her towards the end of the video behind Kung Lao after he does his Buzzsaw fatality.
Originally Posted by : Jeff GreesonI thought it was just me... holy crap. My PC never has trouble running 720p media, but this video just kicks its ass. I guess that's the spirit of MK right there. I can't view it on my 360 either.
Updated to include less/un-compressed 720p video. If you computer can handle it.....OMG!
Originally Posted by : jagrizzleLi Mei and Kira tied up heh? Looks like they are about to suffer from some ryona.
I counted a total of 13 characters in the trailer. Beginning with Shao Khan, Raiden, Johnny Cage, Sub-Zero, Kameleon, Nightwolf, Mileena, Sektor, and Kung Lao. Then in the pit background stage at approximately :58 secs you can clearly see Deagon and Reiko fighting. Then in Khan's Arena stage at 1:00 minute you get a glimps of Li Mei, and then at 1:06 minutes a shot of Kira.
Originally Posted by : Umon DaisukeMore to the point, it'll be competing directly with Marvel vs. Capcom 3, which is perhaps the worst thing it could possibly do. And whoever mentioned Li Mei and Khameleon, I think you must be sorely mistaken. I can't see them anywhere. I can see a really generic looking woman behind Kira, but that's it. Good spot on Daegon and Reiko though. With seemingly random characters popping up in the backgrounds, it seems to me that there might be a lengthy konquest mode, with the character models used in that being re-used in stages, like in MKD. And using characters like Daegon makes me think it won't be a reboot. But even if it is, that could be the 'unforeseen event' at the end of MKA, a time-slip back to the first tournament, or going by the MKII arenas, the initial stages of the war, in an attempt to change the course of history. but who can say? EDIT: If this is a reboot completely seperate to the other MK games, we're going to have to start numbering the universes like in Marvel and DC. There's the mainstream series universe, the new series universe(sort of like 'Ultimate' from Marvel), the MK vs. DC Universe... er... universe, the Shaolin Monks Universe, plus the films, comics, Conquest and Defenders all have seperate continuities. Things are getting compli... sorry, komplikated.
Look promising so hopefully it'll deliver. But the release date isn't the greatest given that Gears 3 at the very least is released then, and possibly Killzone 3. Capcom nailed SFIV's release date last year since it was the only good thing in Feb.
Originally Posted by : MajorWeirdoHonestly, I have the opposite reaction to the release date. It is a while to wait, sure, but consider that this could essentially be the first MK game ever not to be rushed out because the publisher is in the red and needs their big cash cow out on store shelves. This could be the first MK game ever that contains every last detail the creators intend it to have, and the first without more lost concept art with the depressing tagline of "we wanted to put this in, but it was cut due to time constraints".
Bit disappointed by the release date. March 2011... hope they deliver some demo around Christmas... would be great...
Originally Posted by : ermacattackWhat? Johnny Cage has the HOTTEST look in the MK trailer. At least his body and his pants, which makes his @$$ really sexy. Now Mileena is HHHHHHHHOT for a girl. However, I'm expecting Jade to be even sexier than Mileena once she appears in this game.
Nice looking game, best yet, awesome. Like Kahn's arena with the crowd and the moon and the rest but not really on J. Cage's look.
Originally Posted by : FayteI agree about Scorpions Lair stage. Considering how nice the Cathedral stage was in MK3, I can only imagine how beautiful it would look in 3D. The Graveyard and Belltower would also be really nice. If anything, I'd like to see just about all of the old school MK stages remade. The only ones I don't really care about are the portal stages (red in MK2 and blue in MK3), the Armory (it's interesting, but it's been redone many times), Shao Kahn's cave (MK3) and Sky Tower (MK2).
I REALLY hope they get the music right this time the music hasn't sounded good since Trilogy and DA IMO Also they really need to get that Hell looking stage with the towers of bones and Lake offire (It's in MK Trilogy) Really Looking Forward To This One
Originally Posted by : EksDam how cud I forget the Graveyard!! Nothing shouts out death more then a Graveyard for petes sake im so dumb lol... Anway Scorpians Lair is a must.... imagine that in 3D Visuals ^^^^^ woooo sexy.....
I agree about Scorpions Lair stage. Considering how nice the Cathedral stage was in MK3, I can only imagine how beautiful it would look in 3D. The Graveyard and Belltower would also be really nice. If anything, I'd like to see just about all of the old school MK stages remade. The only ones I don't really care about are the portal stages (red in MK2 and blue in MK3), the Armory (it's interesting, but it's been redone many times), Shao Kahn's cave (MK3) and Sky Tower (MK2).
Originally Posted by : MogurchakThere been changesw don't forget... They've actaully taken a more realistic timespan this time if you ask me we can argue on the dates timing, but ultimately theres no rush excuse this time.
It sucks we have to wait until next year. They said a while back that this would be ready for the holiday season 2010.
Originally Posted by : AngelThe date changing from the earlier hinted at Holiday season to post-holiday is a good move if you ask me, more time for polishing up the game. Also by the time we were hearing Holiday they probably had a new date already.
They've actaully taken a more realistic timespan this time if you ask me we can argue on the dates timing, but ultimately theres no rush excuse this time.
Originally Posted by : GlamadorI was actually wondering wtf you gone to the other day. i was suprised you hadnt popped up during our MK "holiday"
I've watched this trailer like...8 times frame by frame since I got back from Japan (what bad timing eh?) 2 days ago and I haven't seen a single thing I don't like. I love Johnny's new tat, all the outfits, the new bonebreakers, the new fatalities...there's nothing this announcement didn't get right. Not one thing. Tag kombat, 2D arenas, stage fatals, tons of specials. I'm so excited even after days of simmering down. I just can't stop laughing manically.