Long time Mortal Kombat
community member Trash-MKX
sent along a report from Wizard World Philly '08
, a significant traveling comic convention. In speaking with a representative from DC Comics
, we get a unique glimpse into the mindset of DC Comics
in their collaboration with Midway Games
. Since DC Comics
clearly has a defined story mythology, they have their own set of rules they must abide by. Trash-MKX
got a good bit of information and filed a report
on whatever information he could gather. Included are details on how the storylines are merging, which characters are for sure in the game, and along with other details on consoles and possible Downloadable Content (DLC). Granted this was a source with DC Comics
and their people have some say in things, but for the most part their information may not be considered in stone. So, take this info with a grain of salt and with a little bit of suspicion. Here's a snippet.
I asked if the story will be an Elseworlds story or fall in the DCU proper. It will NOT be an Elseworlds story, but don't look for any references about the event in any DC books, besides a very small few, IF that. No MK characters will ever show up in any other DC books, EVER. He said there will not be an issue of Batman with flashbacks on the event or Batman discussing what happened with Robin.
Robin? So he is in the game? I get a big *smirk* and Yes. Add Robin to the list. I then of course asked, which one? Tim Drake? Dick Grayson? Jason Todd? Stephanie Brown? He said the story will take place in the present. So Tim Drake? And he confirmed with a head nod.
I must have named off every MK character and DC character that came to mind to see if he would let me know who else. He said a few are quite obvious on both ends and confirmed the following: Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern (didn't say which GL or Flash but said that doesn't mean there is only one of each in the game) Black Canary, Hawkman and Powergirl.
Check out the rest of the report
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, featuring an in-depth interview with Ed Boon
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