January 8th, 2015
9:41 AM CST -
Warner Bros.' new digital content division, Blue Ribbon Content, recently announced that it was producing a new Mortal Kombat X related digital series, slated to debut around the release of Mortal Kombat X in April 2015. TRMK has obtained an exclusive look at the casting notice for this new production and it details some new and potentially unannounced characters featured in the next Mortal Kombat fighting game.


Some of the characters listed we've heard their names before associated with MKX, like D'Vorah. Another character, Takeda showed up in the comic released this week as the son of Kenshi and is not the Takeda mentioned in prior folklore. He is rumored by the kommunity to become a ninja known as Forrest Fox, but this is not mentioned in the bio.

On the new character front we have the familiar name Bo Rai Cho who is being mentioned for the first time in association with MKX. There are also three completely new names: Salazar, Kung Jin, Ron Tan' Cho each with some interesting bios. No relation is mentioned between Ron Tan' Cho and Bo Rai Cho, surprisingly enough given the similar names.

There is currently no way to draw conclusions between any of these characters and their playability in the MKX game, but it'd be a safe bet they'll show up along the way in the likely character deep Story Mode as at least a cameo role.

Also of note, the listed director Garrett Warren was the Stunt Coordinator and Second Unit Director on the MK Legacy series previously. This appears to imply that he may now be the full director of this new series and that Kevin Tancharoen is not returning to the directors chair. It also appears that the new series will begin filming this month.

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October 14th, 2014
4:03 PM CST -
Today marks the release date of Mortal Kombat Legacy 2 on home video. You can buy it both on DVD and Blu-ray today at your local retailer. You can order the it from Amazon for just $13.87 for the Blu-ray and only $10.68 for the DVD.

We were lucky enough to get a copy early to review, which you can find here: TRMK's MK Legacy 2 Blu-ray Review. But we also were awarded a few copies to give away to two lucky readers.

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June 24th, 2014
12:27 PM CST -
This Saturday the legendary Galloping Ghost Arcade is hosting another Mortal Kombat Tournament Special event that should not be missed if you are in the Midwest. For those of you unaquinted, Galloping Ghost Arcade is located in the suburbs of Chicago in Brookfield, IL and is home to more arcade machines than any other arcade in the USA. The arcade is also run by huge Mortal Kombat fans and often have the cast of the original games show up for special events. They even have custom made arcade cabinets for both Mortal Kombat (2011) and Injustice: Gods Among Us. I have no doubt that next year they'll have a Mortal Kombat X cabinet.

This MK event like the previous event back in January, will have many actors from Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat 2 and Mortal Kombat 3. in attendance. But this event has the largest lineup yet of Mortal Kombat actors yet who will be making appearances, so if you are looking to just meet them or get autographs, this is the day to go!

Here's a quick list of the current confirmed roster of attendees:

Daniel Pesina - (Johnny Cage, Scorpion, Sub-Zero, & Reptile)
Rich Divizio - (Kano, Baraka, Kabal, & Quan Chi)
Phillip Ahn - (Shang Tsung)
Kerri Hoskins Branson - (Sonya Blade)
John Parrish - (Jax)
Lia Montelongo - (Sindel)
Sal Divita - (NightWolf, Sektor, Cyrax, Smoke)
Brian Glynn - (Shao Khan)
Carlos Pesina - (Raiden)
Tony Marquez - (Kung Lao)

The event starts this Saturday June 28th at 11am and runs all night until close at 2am, with the actors stopping by when they can and tournaments running throughout the day. It'll also be streamed to the gallopingghostarcade Twitch channel for those who can't attend. Or are busy that day and just want to watch later.

For more details and updates, sign up on their Facebook Event post or just show up that day.

Sadly once again I can not attend due to previous plans, but hopefully you MK fans can! But hopefully we can get a report or two from the fans in attendance again.
June 16th, 2014
2:27 PM CST -
TRMK's Ed Boon Interview about MKX

We were lucky enough to get a chance to sit down with a very busy Ed Boon at E3 last week to discuss Mortal Kombat X. In the interview Ed discusses lots of different topics with us. Including teasing a "character from MK4" as well as a "new ality" which will be revaled later.
TRMK: Fans expect this game to follow the storyline of MK4 and beyond, but it looks like you are taking the story in another direction. Will fans see some familiar faces from the series they haven’t seen yet in MK9?

Ed Boon: You will definitely see a Mortal Kombat 4 character, I believe that's the first time I've said that. You will also see some of the later game's fighters. You'll also see cameo's in the story mode. Some really fun ones.

Be sure to read the whole interview for even more information. Also stay tuned for more Mortal Kombat X information from E3 from us in the coming days as we build out our Mortal Kombat X Gamespace.

Kiefer Sutherland is NOT in Mortal Kombat X

After hinting at this previously on Twitter Ed Boon publically confirms that Kiefer Sutherland is not in Mortal Kombat X on the Giant Bomb Live Post E3 show last Thursday evening. Around the 9 minute mark there is a conversation about Kiefer's lack of dialog in Metal Gear Solid and then it turns to Ed who is asked "Is Kiefer Sutherland in Mortal Kombat?" to which he replies: “No he’s not. He actually is not.”

Watch the segment below to hear for yourself, you want to fast forward to the 9 minute mark.

This matches up with what I've heard from many people since the rumor first broke. I still believe he was talking about Call of Duty that he did years ago and he simply said the wrong thing. Surprising that IGN ran this story without any fact checking, as they've been stellar with their news sources as of late.

Karen Strassman also not in Mortal Kombat X

Last issue it was revealed that Karen Strassman, the voice actress for both Kitana and Mileena, had "Mortal Kombat 2" on her resume. It appears, according to a post on Facebook, that she doesn't know anything about this project and may not be involved in Mortal Kombat X afterall. You can read the quote in it's entirey below:

People have been asking me about the upcoming Mortal Kombat -- I haven't as of yet been contacted about this new project, so I'm afraid I don't know anything more about it. Best wishes to all, ~Karen.

So it seems there is a rash of people who really wanted to be involved project, but actually are not at all. Very strange.

Mortal Kombat X on @Midnight

Last Wednesday, Mortal Kombat X also made an appearance on the TV game show @Midnight. It was a question for their segment Rapid Refresh and showed some of the fatalities from the game. Watch the clip of the show below:

You can also click here to watch the episode in full. It's one of the funniest shows on TV right now, so I recommend it highly.

Meaning of D'vorah

Many have asked about the meaning of the new character's names. Not much is known, but it was found out that D'vorah is another spelling of the name Deborah. Both of which actually are the hebrew word for bee. This is something I heard about at E3 but also saw today on Reddit so I figured I'd share because it's interesting.

E3 2014 Interview Wrap Up

Here's a run down of links to various interviews about Mortal Kombat X from the past week at E3 2014.

TRMK's Interview With Ed Boon

Sony Playstation Live with Ed Boon on E3 Floor

Twitch E3 Live MKX with Ed Boon with Paulo Garcia and Tyler Landsdown

Giant Bomb's Jeff Gerstmann talks with Ed Boon, E3 Day 3 Live: Ed Boon

Gamespot Live E3 Floor Demo with Ed Boon

Gamespot Interviews John Edwards

ScrewAttack interviews Paulo Garcia

IGN Live E3 Floor Demo with Ed Boon

Major Nelson E3 2014 Podcast with Ed Boon

Videogames Brasil interviews Steve Beran

E3 Gameplay and Fatality Mashup

There were also many videos of Gameplay and Fatality compilations released over the past week. Here are a few of them courtesy of Gamespot:

Gamespot's Fatality Compilation, Cassie Cage vs Ferra Torr Gameplay, Kotal Kahn vs Sub-Zero Gameplay, D'Vorrah vs Ferra Torr Gameplay, Sub-Zero vs Scorpion Gameplay.

There are probably a few we missed here, so be sure to reply in the comments for additional ones we missed.
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