April 30th, 2014
8:46 PM CST -
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”

Karen Strassman 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 and Follow us @TRMK on Twitter for NetherRealm Studios coverage as it happens.

Reader Komments from the TRMK Forums:

April 30th, 2014 9:00 PM CST - Commander
LOL. "Sub-Zero in Crisis" I foolishly clicked, believing that it had to do with Sub-Zero either being in or out of MK10. Fail on my part.
April 30th, 2014 9:02 PM CST - Patrick McCarron
Originally Posted by : Araknyd_Commander
LOL. "Sub-Zero in Crisis" I foolishly clicked, believing that it had to do with Sub-Zero either being in or out of MK10. Fail on my part.
My plan is working perfectly!
April 30th, 2014 9:28 PM CST - Tarkatan Trash
Originally Posted by : Patrick McCarron
My plan is working perfectly!
That is flagrant false advertising! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I547 using Tapatalk
May 1st, 2014 3:28 PM CST - Commander
Originally Posted by : Patrick McCarron
My plan is working perfectly!
As far as the denim ninjas go, so far I have seen: Scorpion Sub-Zero (featuring Vaseline and tissues) and someone else I know did Smoke. LOL.
May 2nd, 2014 2:25 PM CST - Kobra
Hahaha, Chris owning his former student in that video. Priceless. I hope MK10 will come out later or early next year cause I can't take the waiting much longer!
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