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Mortal Kombat: Scorpion’s tale revealed

Tuesday, 19th October 2010 00:24 GMT By Justin Kranzl

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Warner’s released an all-new trailer for Mortal Kombat.

The footage gives the backstory to perennial MK favourite, Scorpion. No gameplay footage is on show, although a stylistic interpretation of it is present, sans footage of internal organs and breaking bones.

After a pretty impressive showing at E3 2010, Warner and Netherrealm Studios have continued to be working on the return of the series to 2D, under the watchful eye of MK creator Ed Boon.

Mortal Kombat is due for release next year for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3: ample time to release one of these trailers for every character on the roster.

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19 Comments

  1. The_Red

    Pretty kickass trailer. Like it.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Happy Hardon Harry

    Piss-poor Street Fighter clone. Always.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. The_Red

    @2 Yeah right. I know I will be enjoying this game along with MvC3 while you’ll be sticking to that stupid fighting game that hasn’t changed one bit since 1991.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. EscoBlades

    @3: Couldn’t have put it better myself.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Epic Fool

    Street Fighter not changed since 1991? Just… No.

    Anyway, Garou still owns you all. :p

    #5 4 years ago
  6. spiderLAW

    @2,3,4
    Being that fighting games has been my favorite genre since Arcade fighters, SNES, and Sega Genesis days, i can can honestly say that all of you are lame for even thinking what you decided to post in this comments section.

    @2 Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat are completely different
    @3 If you dont think it has changed, its only because you dont know how to play the game. Each sequel changed completely and only the special moves input remained the same but even the special moves attack, defense, and uses have changed
    @4 I dont understand why you come to this site. All you do is complain about the games that are talked about here. You clearly arent a gamer.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Crysis

    I loved Tekken the most on the PSOne, loved stabbing myself as Yoshimitsu :P, also loved Soul Calibur on the PS2, haven’t enjoyed the Fighting genre this generation, i prefer Tekken 5 to 6, Soul Calibur 3 to 4, never enjoyed the Street Fighter games, never played a Mortal Kombat game.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Michael O’Connor

    I think it’s pretty obvious at this stage that HHH is little more than a wannabe troll who posts solely for the purpose of trying to get a rise out of people. That, or he really *is* this ignorant about the hobby he so professes to be a fan of.

    Anyway, looking forward to this. It seems to play a fair chunk slower than some of the competition from what I’ve seen and heard, but I do like the fact that they’re actually attempting to put some serious focus on the competitive side of the gameplay, which is something this franchise has always been lacking in.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. xino

    @Spiderlaw

    now you think you know better than others right?

    SF doesn’t change…just the same gameplay and just little gameplay adds on that is all. In the end it’s still the same bull that people will gladly waste £40 on.

    MK changed through out the years, I don’t remember SF having a tag feature:/
    and you telling me SF4 is a new game? it’s just SF2 in better graphics

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Michael O’Connor

    “and you telling me SF4 is a new game? it’s just SF2 in better graphics”

    This is so wrong I don’t even know where to begin. Street Fighter 2 had… Focus Attacks? Really? Multi-tiered Ex Moves? Counters? Super Specials selection?

    Adding new “features” to a game, especially in the fighting game genre, is utterly meaningless if it adds no new depth to the title. And in the case of Mortal Kombat, if the game has barely any depth to it in the first place.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Stoopid_Snot

    @ 5
    Amen!!!

    #11 4 years ago
  12. spiderLAW

    @9 No, i dont automatically think so. But judging by the lack of knowledge 2,3,4 and u have of the franchises/genre, then yes, i do know better. U are trying to tell me that Street Figher, Street Fighter 2, Street Fighter 3, Street Fighter Alpha, Street Fighter Ex plus Alpha, Snk vs Street fighter, Xmen/marvel super heroes vs Street Fighter, andSuper Street Fighter 4 are all exactly the same? If thats what you are saying, you clearly havent played any of the games passed Street Fighter.
    Michael, you said it perfectly. I dont even have to explain. If they cant understand your comment, then there is no point in trying.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Crysis

    You seem awfully quick to defend the changes in Street Fighter, fact is, if it’s good & it sells, it needs no drastic changes, it changes JUST enough to distinquish itself as a new title, nothing more.
    If you are a fan of the franchise, these little changes, graphics, balances etc, are enough to justify the purchase- the only problem i have about sequels if the often lack in customisation, compare San Andreas with GTA IV, f*ck all houses to buy, can’t mod cars, very limited clothing, little things like that is what made San Andreas so f*cking fun & one of the most succesful games ever.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. spiderLAW

    @13
    Read my comment #6
    I was first pointing out that Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter are 2 totally different fighting games and that the comparison HHH made was pointless and lame.
    Then Red and Esco go on to put Mortal Kombat on a higher plane by discrediting the advancements Street Fighter has made so i was pointing out to them that Street Fighter has made advancements and that arguing that it hasnt is just plain ignorance. Basically, they dont know what they are talking about. Same goes for xino

    The whole point being, that both games are great and enjoyable and neither one should be discredited for their achievments. Both have developed and changed in major ways and a true fan of the franchises/genre would know this from experience.

    I agree with you though Crysis, just saying.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Michael O’Connor

    @13 Style over substance.

    I’ll take quality over quantity anyday day, which is what makes GTAIV a vastly superior game to San Andreas any day of the weeks. The only lasting memory I have of San Andreas is the fact that the map was so unnecessarily big (and barren except in towns) that the latter half of the game turned it from an enjoyable experience into a brain-numbing chore.

    Who needs an involved story, a deeply immersive world and gameplay impacting physics when you can add spoilers to your car and wear a gimp suit? I mean… really?!

    Most of the previous gen Mortal Kombats – 5 through 8 – suffered exactly this problem. The game’s we’re utterly devoid of depth, and it was an unbalanced mess. But hey, who cares about that sort of thing when you have Mortal Kart Racing and hundreds of unlockables coffins, right?

    This is the first Mortal Kombat since 3 where it actually looks like the gameplay is their main priority. About time.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. xino

    SF doesn’t count in Vs series:/

    Alpha- charge super attack, already used in Super SF 2 Turbo. Which is nothing new.
    Though it added a counter attack that uses 1 super charge.
    Use of 3 style of attack was new.

    Never played any EX series so I’m guessing that added some new stuff

    SF 3? wat did it add? just Super attack again. Oh yea…1 new feature which is parry. 3 styles of attack which was used in Alpha already.

    SF 4- Just the art attack and Ultra attack which is basically a cheap way of using Super attack in defend more.

    MK 4- added use of weapons

    MK DA- 3 different fighting styles when fighting

    MK Deception- Combo breaker, and guard break

    MK 8 never played it

    MK 9- 3 different versions of Super attacks lvls, tag team

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Crysis

    Not saying GTA IV was a bad game, infact i loved it, it was a great game, but i would have loved it to keep in the customisation, i love variety, one thing it lacked, also the depressing Russian scene didn’t go down well with everyone, gangsta is just funner. GTA IV is still one of my fav games this gen, but it had little replay value for me, i did enjoy the Lost & Damned though & the Ballad of Gay Tony too.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. The_Red

    Come on, that wasn’t a troll fight. Doesn’t anyone really remember the SF vs MK debates of the 90s? The arcades people!!!
    You were either on the MK side or the SF side. That battle was more heated than PS3 vs 360 vs PC is nowadays.

    Long live the MK (And may the arcades rest in peace).

    #18 4 years ago
  19. spiderLAW

    @16 The Street Fighter vs series counts. Its still street fighter. Saying it doesnt count is like excluding Mk vs DC.

    and lets correct you
    Alpha – Multiple variations of super attacks each with its own prupose. A-ism(3 Super attack levels. Use each individually for countering or use the whole meter for a big hit), X-ism (one massive super. Usually harder to perform but the outcome is worth the effot), I-ism (a barrage of ghost attacks that casues severe damge. Can be turned off if hit.) Speed choices. MAx speed being super insane. Weight of character, different type of combo system, air cancel, character customization, new stories, art style, and overall mechanics are differen in alpha than any other street fighter. + New characters

    Ex series = 3D. Horrible counter system. Special moves changed for the worse. New characters. Again, different pace, different weight, and different combo mechanics.

    Sf3 – Parry system, ex cancel, new combo system, new weight to characters, new key characters taking the lead role (Alex was to replace ken and ryu), New art style, new pace (slowed down a tiny bit to give the combat more depth), New specials, and the most important part Tweaked Character Balance.

    SF4 – All that SF3 plus a better countering system, Charged (unblockable) EX move. Ultra that allowed the failing a chance to get ground again and make a come back. New Art Style. New parry system, New characters, and again A change in pace and weight of the characters. On top of all that, a lot of the specal moves have been repurposed.

    Mk4- Added use of weapons. Thats great, cool. MK can do this as it fits the characters and mythos. Street Fighter couldnt do this because its all about the Mental and Physical strength of the fighter in an all physical combat (athough a few characters have used batons.)

    MK DA – Cool, it added fighting styles…Although, its hardly common for a martial artist to make a style change and have it noticed. You see it in movies and demos only because its for the sake of the visual art. But a karate/kung fu/ikito martial artist doesnt display his change of style mid fight by stopping in the middle of an attack and changing foot positions. Not saying its a bad thing for MK to do this. Thats cool, it was fun. just saying it isnt need in street fighter.

    MK Deception – So its doing basically what you are discrediting Street Fighter 3 for doing.

    MK 9 – Okay. So this is where they take ideas from Street Fighter then. And then from the vs series or Tekken. Tag team has been arround for a long time and is nothing new.

    #19 4 years ago

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