Tag Archives: Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe
Tue, Jul 07, 2009 | 21:10 BST
Ed Boon has confirmed via Twitter that Midway will not release the planned DLC for Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe.
Two characters were planned to be released as DLC for the brawler, but now it seems likely to never happen.
Boon posted an image of Quan Chi on Twitter and stated that while he’s excited about MK9 and Warner Bros. taking the helm at Midway, he wishes the DLC could have been released.
More over on BigDownload.
Sun, Apr 05, 2009 | 08:10 BST
The Mortal Kombat team is looking to leave Midway, according to this Kotaku report.
With over 50 staff members, the development team allegedly wants to depart due to unpaid bonuses related to Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe sales.
Sources said the team has become “frustrated” with Midway’s bankruptcy filing and some of its projects being put on hold.
More through there.
Mon, Jan 26, 2009 | 14:45 GMT
Contained within a Midway press release stating that Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe has shipped 1.8 million units, MK co-founder Ed Boon revealed that the team are already hard at work on another game.
“Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe was the result of countless hours of hard work by many people, and seeing the game surpass the million-seller plateau makes it worth all the effort,” said Boon.
“We’re already hard at work on our next version of Mortal Kombat, and look forward to being able to reveal more details in the future.”
Full release after the break.
By Mike Bowden
Tue, Sep 02, 2008 | 21:39 BST
Gaming Today’s posted up the first screen of Scorpion’s Fatality move from Mortal Kombat Vs DC Universe, and it looks toasty. God knows if the game’s going to be any good, but at last you get to cook people by blowing on them. That’s all that really matters.
Through the link.
Thu, Aug 21, 2008 | 09:25 BST
Wed, Aug 20, 2008 | 14:29 BST
On Kotaku. There’s stuff of the Joker there. Fighting. Also, Green Lantern with a large virtual hammer. Best thing ever. Take a look.
Fri, Jul 18, 2008 | 09:09 BST
Kotaku reports that Mortal Kombat co-creator, Ed Boon, has said that as soon as the deal with DC Comics for Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe was solidified, all plans for Mortal Kombat 8 were scrapped.
Mortal Kombat 8 was shown at last year’s Midway Gamer’s Day, and was said to have been heavily influenced by the look and feel of Gears of War.
A bit more through the link.
By Mike Bowden
Sat, Jul 12, 2008 | 09:26 BST
Gamespot’s posted a play of Mortal Kombat Vs. DC Universe. To sum up:
Based on what we’ve played, MK vs. DC seems to be headed in the right direction. The fighting system tweaks have a good feel to them and definitely give the action a comfortable feel. At the same time the new pro moves, or whatever they wind up being called, add a nice skill element to the action we like. Overall we’re pleased by what Midway is doing and anxious to see more, especially the story mode, to see how it all comes together. Midway reps told us that new members of the roster would be announced in the months leading up to release and tossed us two to reveal in this preview: Captain Marvel and Liu Kang. In addition, it sounds as though more characters are set to be revealed at Comic-Con. Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe is slated to ship this fall for the Xbox 360 and PS3. Check back for more on the game in the coming months and tune into our live E3 show next week where we’ll have Ed Boon showing off the demo.
Fri, Jul 11, 2008 | 07:50 BST
Sat, Jul 05, 2008 | 13:46 BST
On GameTrailers. It really does look like Mortal Kombat with Superman in it. That’s not a bad thing, especially. Make your own mind up.
Sun, Jun 29, 2008 | 22:06 BST
Thu, Jun 26, 2008 | 08:06 BST
According to this Kotaku report, Midway is to show Mortal Kombat Vs DC Universe’s gameplay for the first time at Comic-Con in San Diego on July 25.
The reveal will come s part of a panel discussion with Ed Boon and DC Comics collaborator Jimmy Palmiotti titled, “Worlds Collide: The Making of Midway’s Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe”.
Sounds awesome. Hopefully someone will take a video camera.
Wed, Jun 25, 2008 | 20:35 BST
Destructoid’s posted some new screens of Midway’s Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe.
While the publisher’s claiming them to be the “first ever,” it may just be a half-truth: these do look to be the first in-game shots, however.
Going for a far more realistic style compared to “the other” superhero fighter – the properly mental Marvel Vs Capcom line – the images show Mortal Kombatant veteran Scorpion and others going up against some of the Justice League’s finest in a range of environments.
Wed, Jun 25, 2008 | 10:41 BST
Wed, Jun 25, 2008 | 12:09 BST
Good news for you MK fans: fatalities will be returning to Mortal Kombat after all.
Speaking in this Gamespot interview, Ed Boon’s confirmed that all of the Mortal Kombat characters and DC villains will have fatalities, whilst the DC heroes will have ‘brutalities’, because they’re goodies and aren’t allowed to kill people.
Brutalities will function exactly like fatalities, but without killing the opponent, so you’ll get to see Batman beating the hell out of the likes of Scorpion, which is always great.
When Mortal Kombat Vs. DC Universe was announced, Mortal Kombat fans were, to put it lightly, a bit miffed on the hazy future of the much-loved, really-brutal fatalities Mortal Kombat is known for.
If you’ve ever played a Mortal Kombat game, you can’t possibly have missed just how violent and gory it was, and the fatalities were always the goriest and bloodiest parts of the “experience” – whether it was impaling opponents on spikes or breaking them into little pieces, it was always full of blood.
So rest easy. Everything’s fine.
Thanks, Gaming Today.
Thu, Jun 05, 2008 | 07:30 BST
Midway’s put out the first render of the Dark Knight as he’ll appear in Mortal Kombat Vs DC Universe. There’s not a lot to add, to be honest. After the link. The game’s for PS3 and 360 this autumn.
Tue, May 20, 2008 | 06:48 BST
Couple of new bits of art on the official Mortal Kombat Vs. DC Universe site, showing a busted up city and a fighting arena being watched over by a huge red skull. Good to see the franchise growing up. The new images are in the “download art” section.
Fri, May 09, 2008 | 10:54 BST
Following fears that fatalities would be removed from Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, series creator Ed Boon has set the record straight on the issue. Basically, they’re in there, but they won’t be as brutal as they used to be.
“There was never any statement on our part that fatalities will be gone or that finishing moves will be gone,” Boon told GameTap.
“We did acknowledge that we won’t be able to do the same kinds of outrageous moves, like tearing someone’s head off and the spine being attached to it. But there are a lot of assumptions that there will be no blood in the game, that there are no fatalities in the game. It’s an assumption that, because the DC characters will be in there, those features will have to be dropped. My response is that, no, we’re modifying fatalities.
“But I have every intention to keep finishers. You know, to let gamers do a really cool secret button combination and follow with a really outrageous finishing move to end the match. The names of these moves, and the level of violence we use, are to be determined. But it’s certainly not a feature we plan on eliminating from the series.”
So now you know. The game is releasing for PS3 and 360 this autumn.
Mon, Apr 21, 2008 | 07:30 BST
It’s on GamesRadar, and it looks rather odd, truth be told. In a good way, probably. We’re not sure about the floating-fighting thing. See for yourself.
Fri, Apr 18, 2008 | 11:01 BST
A former Midway employee has contacted us and said that he worked on the game, and that Mortal Kombat v DC features “no fatalities and little-to-no blood”.
Oh dear. Oh dear oh dear oh dear.