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May 4th, 2010
12:54 PM CST -
The May issue (PSM3#127) of UK video game magazine PSM3 has a tease of two upcoming World Exclusives in store for their next issue to release on June 3rd, 2010 issue. While one game to be revealed is purely PS3 exclusive, the other reveal doesn't imply PS3 exclusivity. The 4th point on the list of features in the June issue says:
A second World-Exclusive reveal - and no, we can't talk about this one either. Or give you any clues...

Immediately to the right of the tease is an image of a feather and a distinct MK-like red blood drop.

The feather could be a clue of the PS3 exclusive The Last Guardian in which one of the main characters is a "giant, feathered creature." As this game is PS3 only, it would serve as a tease for the first point in the bulleted list.

The blood drop we're hoping to represent the 9th Mortal Kombat game, which will not be PS3 exclusive and would fit into the 4th bullet point that we quoted above. Also WB Games does seems to have a good relationship with PSM3, as they were the magazine to reveal WB Game's F.E.A.R. 3 last month. If this is true, it's very possible other magazines around the world will also have similar exclusives. So stay tuned as we hopefully will find out more next month!

Thanks to SWORDF1SH over at Game Trailers Forums for first reporting the scan, and TRMK Forum member pebkac for the heads up.

Update 5/26: According to PSM the multi-platform reveal was the recently leaked Assassin's Creed Brotherhood. It was a far fetched guess, but sadly didn't pan out. Thanks Skillz for alerting us.

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May 19th, 2010
12:36 AM CST -
Earlier today, an upcoming official Mortal Kombat channel on YouTube was stumbled across by @Kingjolly87 on Twitter. The channel in question is a new YouTube account MKCommunityManager that appears to have been created by the new WB Games Mortal Kombat Community Manager Rigo Cortes who goes by @NinjaBoy66 on Twitter. There are no videos on the account yet, but he posted the following message: "This is WB Games Official Mortal Kombat Channel on YouTube. Accept no substitutes." So to be sure you don't miss any future MK videos being posted there, be sure to go to the MKCommunityManager YouTube account and hit the yellow Subscribe button at the top!

Rigo did mention on Twitter earlier today that he was going through some old MK promo videotapes. Be sure to let him know on Twitter that you'd love to see these old promo videos on YouTube, as not all are available online and most that are available are of questionable quality. It would be great to see more historic Mortal Kombat footage that may have been lost many years ago.

"Going thru a box of video tapes full of Mortal Kombat videos from the coin-op era"

"First thng found in the box, MK sales promo from 1992? Video tech has come a long way from 3/4" video tape and Amiga Video Toaster 4000s"

"Pays to go thru stuff. Found old skool sales promo videos for MK1, MK2, MK3 and MK4."

Rigo also mentioned that the Mortal Kombat podcast MKast will be returning, maybe we will get some video podcasts on YouTube as well? We can only hope!

Also of note, this is the first time we've had an online community manager working with the Mortal Kombat "Kommunity." The community manager system has been proven to be very successful with other franchises such as Xbox Live's Major Nelson, Call of Duty's FourZeroTwo and TRMK's friend Dan Amrich who is now Activision's own OneOfSwords. We wish Rigo the best of luck in this new role, and look forward to everything he'll be bringing us in the run up to the release of the 9th Mortal Kombat game. So again be sure to also follow @NinjaBoy66 on Twitter and subscribe to the MKCommunityManager YouTube account because I'm sure he will have a lot to share with us MK fans in the future.

Updated: It also appears WB Games has created an Official Facebook Fan page for the Mortal Kombat series at http://facebook.com/mortalkombat. It features a never before seen logo (below) that features tweaked title text as well as links back to the Official YouTube channel that was discovered earlier as well as the other official MK sites. So head on over to the Mortal Kombat Fan Page and hit the Like Button at the top to show your Facebook friends that you like Mortal Kombat.

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