June 3rd, 2008
1:17 PM CST -
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 and then visit our our Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe GameRealm, featuring an in-depth interview with Ed Boon and the original full theatrical trailer available in 720p HD.
2:26 PM CST -
Midway sends word that they will be producing a podcast for the upcoming Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe. Taping starts tomorrow and those putting together the show are soliciting questions on the Official Midway Forums.
Hey MK Fans,

Just wanted to let you know that we are going to start an official MK vs. DCU podcast. While they probably won't air for another few weeks, we are doing our first recording session on Wednesday and wanted to give everyone a chance to throw out some questions to be answered.

Visit the Official MK vs. DCU forum to submit your questions

The top five questions posted by end of day today will be answered in the podcast!
If there are any lingering questions out there, get them ready and post away!
June 4th, 2008
11:29 AM CST -
Midway has released a new high-resolution render of Batman 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.

Reader Komments from the TRMK Forums:



June 4th, 2008 11:48 AM CST - Tim Static
Its about time! Looks good. I hope especially the DC characters have 2nd & 3rd costumes with each being a diffferent version of the character.
June 4th, 2008 11:58 AM CST - Snow
LOL! No background! And what's with the patches?
June 4th, 2008 12:11 PM CST - Trash-MKX
I dunno if I like this render. Looks more like a new action figure, I liked the Superman better. I guess its just the background its on or something that makes Batman look more like a toy.
June 4th, 2008 12:20 PM CST - Snow
Agreed dude.
June 4th, 2008 12:34 PM CST - Jeff Greeson
Originally Posted by : Snow
LOL! No background! And what's with the patches?
We've been told that there will be a version with background soon. Problem is we haven't seen this background yet. So, I wonder if it isn't ready yet to show, but the character render was. Who guesses that it'll be some destroyed Gotham setting?
June 4th, 2008 12:43 PM CST - Goraka
AWESOME! The 'patches' thing looks like armour plating to me, more like the Batman Begins suit, which is what all you guys wanted anyway. It's there to try and keep both factions happy.
June 4th, 2008 12:45 PM CST - Tim Static
Worldscollide.com has the render w/ background
June 4th, 2008 1:34 PM CST - Glamador
Yep and I've already photoshopped it to be black. It looks almost exactly like the Batman Begins suit now. I'll post it in the artwork section.
June 4th, 2008 2:34 PM CST - DCR
Originally Posted by : Goraka
AWESOME! The 'patches' thing looks like armour plating to me, more like the Batman Begins suit, which is what all you guys wanted anyway. It's there to try and keep both factions happy.
That's what I was thinking. It seems kind of strange to use that style but then to make it gray instead of black, even if it was a compromise to please both sides.
June 4th, 2008 3:09 PM CST - Trash-MKX
Originally Posted by : Jeff Greeson
We've been told that there will be a version with background soon. Problem is we haven't seen this background yet. So, I wonder if it isn't ready yet to show, but the character render was. Who guesses that it'll be some destroyed Gotham setting?
I dunno about a destroyed Gotham since they already have the destroyed looking Metropolis. I'm thinking more of a Batcave stage...destroyed or intact will do, as long as you can knock the giant penny around.
June 4th, 2008 5:06 PM CST - Mads
RE: It looking like a toy. Maybe it is the Lego Batman outfit?
June 5th, 2008 4:19 PM CST - BloodRaveN
Is this the same costume as in the trailer? Or is this a supposed second outfit? And check out the look on his face... He propably went through a few dozen shots of rotten bat guano.. :S
June 5th, 2008 4:46 PM CST - Glamador
It looks to be exactly like the trailer from what I can see. A few polygons might be rearranged in the face but other than that...looks the same from to my eyes.
June 6th, 2008 4:34 PM CST - Angel
Something that still has bothered me since MK Vs. DC was announced... Its not "MK is copying Capcom", I think you'll find this is actually DC copying Marvel. Been doing it for the last decade. As a DC fan, let me tell you it gets dull considering you know DC should be better then this. -_-' (BTW it used to be the other way round... Where do you think X-Men came from? Answer: DC and Marvel guys had a famous golf match, JLA was mentioned, Marvel thought "thats a good idea" and then we had the x-men. Incidently... JLA is copy of another DC comic "Legion of Superheroes" just with a lot of big names in it)
June 6th, 2008 5:59 PM CST - Glamador
And that just makes you wonder where the Avengers came from. Marvel and DC have been copying and drawing from each other for decades and decades. When you have so many superheroes there are only so many origins and powers and combinations of the two that you can have w/o there being some overlap or inspiration drawn from the other side.
June 7th, 2008 4:16 PM CST - Goraka
It's no secret that Stan Lee and Bob Kane were buddies. And while the X-Men were a retaliation to the JLA, the JLA were a retaliation to the Fantastic Four.
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June 6th, 2008
4:34 PM CST -
Midway sent along a survey to those signed up for their e-mail updates on the WorldsCollide.com website. The survey asked for the following information: "If Midway was to do a Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe Kollector's Edition, please vote for you favorite bonus item." While a "kollectors edition" hasn't been formally announced, it is almost a near certainty that there will be one as the "kollectors editions" for past Mortal Kombat games have sold very well. Here are the potential things that could be included as a bonus item in the "kollectors edition."
Comic Book
Art Book
Soundtrack
T-shirt
Animation Cell
Exclusive DC video
Making of MK vs DC video
If you're interested in casting your vote, you can share your vote on our forums.
June 10th, 2008
5:36 PM CST -
Midway has released a couple of great looking artwork shots of Gotham City and The Batcave from Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe. It is pretty shocking to see such a recognizable backdrop in a Mortal Kombat game. The imagination runs wild with these new shots.


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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.
June 25th, 2008
8:10 AM CST -
Gamespot has posted a great in depth interview with Ed Boon about the upcoming Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe. He covers how the fans and players jumped to conclusions about fatalities not being in the game, and provided the first official clear answer on the question of fatalities.
Gamespot: Have you made any more headway on the fatality versus finishing moves?

Ed Boon: Yes we have. All of the MK characters and all of the DC villains will have fatalities. The DC heroes who don't kill that often will have brutalities that will function just like fatalities but don't actually kill the opponent.
He also gives more back story on working with DC and how fan sites have helped guide development quite a bit. The article also has some great new screenshots, most of which were scanned and uploaded to the internet last week. They feature the first look at the special moves of the DC character. Midway just sent us the same screenshots for publication as well, so you can see them here below.





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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.
8:18 AM CST -
Midway announced today that at Comic-Con 2008, MK co-creator Ed Boon and DC comics writer Jimmy Palmiotti will be hosting a Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe
panel. Comic-Con is in San Diego, CA from July 24-27th in San Diego, CA. The MK vs DC panel will be on July 25th from 11:15AM-12:15PM. Here is more information from the press release.
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 ever in this highly anticipated video game. Join Ed Boon and Jimmy Palmiotti for an exclusive look at never-before-seen gameplay, the unveiling of key characters on the game's roster, as well as a Q&A session for Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe! All panel attendees will receive an exclusive, limited edition Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe Comic-con 2008 poster. Friday, July 25th 11:15AM - 12:15PM, Room 6B
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.
June 27th, 2008
2:45 PM CST -
Earlier this afternoon, fellow Mortal Kombat fan site FDMK, posted up a tiny teaser picture of Batman's on again, off again nemesis Catwoman. But alas, the picture was quickly pulled at request of Midway. While it only displayed her head, our forum member Glamador quickly found what looks like the action figure that appears to be heavily influencing the design of the character in Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe. She appears to be sporting some goggles and a bluish/purple tinted costume. You can see the action figure image below:


There is much possibility that this is not the final artwork for Catwoman, thus why it was pulled so quickly. However, this is a good sign that she will be appearing in the upcoming game.

Also thanks to LeoTMNT for the original tip.

Update: You can now see the full render over at Total Mortal Kombat. Head over there to check it out.
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