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Post by glynd @ 09:57am 11/06/10 | 45 Comments
Warner Bros have announced a new Mortal Kombat game - continuing the current extremely annoying trend of these remakes/reboots/new editions to just use the same name as the original, it is called Mortal Kombat:
The newest chapter of the iconic fight franchise marks a triumphant return to the series mature presentation and a reinvention of its classic 2D fighting mechanic. Driven by an all new graphics engine, the fan favourite Fatality is back and presented in more gory detail than ever before. In addition, Mortal Kombat introduces a number of new game-play features including tag team and the deepest story mode of any fighting game. Players can choose from an extensive lineup of the game's iconic warriors and challenge their friends in traditional 1 vs. 1 matches, or take on several new game modes.
The trailer shows off a little bit of cinematics as well as a stack of in-game action, including a bunch of typically awesome and gruesome fatalities.

You can check out the trailer below or download it right now. For those that have to have their trailers in HD, there's a gigantor 580mb HD version available for download as well. I'm sure more information will be available at E3 so stay tuned! promoted/edited forum item




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thermite
Posted 10:15am 11/6/10
OH awesome, first the short film, now a new game!

last edited by thermite at 10:15:37 11/Jun/10
TiT
Posted 10:05am 11/6/10
Edit: Feel a little sheepish...
lewd
Posted 10:03am 11/6/10
^lol. he even says its for the game, not the movie in the thread title.
so i guess you better start laughing at yourself.
i cant wait for this game........


last edited by lewd at 10:03:25 11/Jun/10
glynd
Posted 10:03am 11/6/10
lol double fail.
BillyHardball
Posted 10:17am 11/6/10
Hey glynd I think someone already posted a thread about the new Mortal Kombat movie.

Edit: everyone else's edits make my joke not seem like a joke and makes me look super lame :(
trog
Posted 10:14am 11/6/10
No, this is a new game annoncement trailer. glynd if you don't mind I'm going to edit the crap out of your post once we have the trailer up for mirroring
glynd
Posted 10:15am 11/6/10
No, this is a new game annoncement trailer. glynd if you don't mind I'm going to edit the crap out of your post once we have the trailer up for mirroring


go for gold.
thermite
Posted 10:20am 11/6/10
How crap is their website. Registered a domain just to redirect to farcebook
Sc00bs
Posted 10:49am 11/6/10
sick, team battle looks good.

the only reason this will lose is from having a limited number of characters. needs to be like armageddon with 50+ characters to chose from.
Khel
Posted 11:12am 11/6/10
Is the sound on the trailer completely out of sync with the picture for anyone else?

Edit: F*** yeah, that looks awesome, and it has Sektor!
trog
Posted 11:15am 11/6/10
Is the sound on the trailer completely out of sync with the picture for anyone else?
argh, yes. Sorry, I checked it quickly and it looked OK, obviously I didn't watch long enough. Fixing now!

edit: fixed
Opec
Posted 11:18am 11/6/10
All togther now:

MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRRRRRRTAAAAAAAAAAAAL COOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMBBAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

/cues techno music.

haha I still remember the theme song from the first MK movie... so so bad. Awesome game though.
ravn0s
Posted 11:21am 11/6/10
haha I still remember the theme song from the first MK movie... so so bad.


lies
Opec
Posted 11:26am 11/6/10
haha I still remember the theme song from the first MK movie... so so bad.
lies


You've asked for it:



oooooooooooooojeeeaaaaaaaaahhhhh
paveway
Posted 11:43am 11/6/10
holy f*** that is awesome
trog
Posted 12:19pm 11/6/10
updated with the HD trailer: http://www.ausgamers.com/files/details/html/52988 580mb of huge
MatchFixah
Posted 12:29pm 11/6/10
Sound still seems out of sync for me.

That looks pretty awesome for MK standards.

I just don't dig their animations for some reason, yeah they're fluid and s*** but the style weirds me out.
Khel
Posted 12:49pm 11/6/10
Just watched it again, that Johnny Cage fataility where it does the CSI zoom in and shows the internal organs getting pulverised and bones breaking is so damn sweet. And the Kung Lao one where hes dragging Sub-Zero towards his spinning hat is classic MK awesomeness. I just hope they're actually going for an adult rating with this one, and as such don't hold back on the gore. MK should not be pitched at a PG level.
Sc00bs
Posted 12:51pm 11/6/10
agree. the last one was f***** horrible, and only had like 8 characters....

MA rating with 50+ characters pls WB
Midda
Posted 12:57pm 11/6/10
Wow, that looked awesome. That was pretty much Mortal Kombat 2 and 3 made 3D. So many recognisable arenas and characters. F*** yeah, I'm pumped for this.
Sc00bs
Posted 12:59pm 11/6/10
all these games need to develop their character lists imo, the last few tekkens, mk's, street fighters etc have all just upgraded the graphics a bit, added no new modes or anything interesting and have maybe added 1-2 new characters in.

Trauma
Posted 04:41pm 11/6/10
That was cool.
thermite
Posted 04:45pm 11/6/10
I am fine with just the classic characters actually, I actually lost interest in the MK games with more characters, a lot which were just variants of the existing characters or robot version, etc...
Martz
Posted 05:51pm 11/6/10
so it's 3d but 2d like street fighter 4 right?
Khel
Posted 06:05pm 11/6/10
Looks like it, yep
Midda
Posted 06:45pm 11/6/10
all these games need to develop their character lists imo, the last few tekkens, mk's, street fighters etc have all just upgraded the graphics a bit, added no new modes or anything interesting and have maybe added 1-2 new characters in.

I had no gripes with what they did with Street Fighter 4. In fact, all of the newer MK games have been pretty different to the originals, so this is looking like it actually will be a change. Looks like it's going back to its roots, which it strayed too far from, imo. Looks like they're taking it in the right direction.
CeMaX
Posted 06:50pm 11/6/10
Finally, as stated it looks like a prettier mk2/3 - excellent taking it back to it's roots!
paveway
Posted 11:57am 12/6/10
I am fine with just the classic characters actually, I actually lost interest in the MK games with more characters, a lot which were just variants of the existing characters or robot version, etc


yep same, i'm pretty happy just playing with lui kang and raiden

god this thread makes me want to play mortal kombat now

last edited by paveway at 11:57:59 12/Jun/10
paveway
Posted 03:02pm 12/6/10
i just went out and bought a ps3 in anticipation of this game and also gran turismo 5
Martz
Posted 04:29pm 12/6/10
yeah can't wait for this, MK1,2,3 on snes/megadrive was the effing s***.
Khel
Posted 04:47pm 12/6/10
If you're hanging out for some old school MK, check the PSN marketplace. Ultimate MK3 is on the Xbox Live marketplace, and I'd imagine its probably on the PSN one as well.
kos
Posted 07:36pm 12/6/10
And the Kung Lao one where hes dragging Sub-Zero towards his spinning hat is classic MK awesomeness.

Agreed, plus how awesome does the arena look in that one.

Loving the return to 2D and classic characters, makes this the first MK since 4 I'm looking forward to. The gore is indeed a welcome return, but needs way more blood for that classic MK feel!

Can't believe we have to wait till 2011 for this :(
Midda
Posted 07:46pm 12/6/10
I didn't really like MK4 that much, from what I remember. That's the one where they first introduced the different fighting styles and all that. While I remember it being kind of cool in MK: Deception, I don't remember it feeling very good back then. MK3/Ultimate was the last MK game I got truly excited for. This one looks like it's shaping up to be the next.
Khel
Posted 07:52pm 12/6/10
Nah, MK4 didn't have different fighting styles, it was the first 3d one (and the last one to show up in arcades). It was the one where they introduced weapons and it had hilarious bone breaker moves.

But yeah, I went off MK when it started becoming more free-form and multiple fighting styles and stuff, I mean I still played them, but it didn't really feel like MK anymore, and I never really got hooked on any of them. Ironically, the MK game that has felt most like MK to me recently was the DC vs MK game, I really enjoyed that. The PG rating and weak ass fatalities kinda sucked, but it was a fun game and was more like traditional MK.
Khel
Posted 02:23pm 14/6/10
So I'm curious, I just had a look at the press release and noticed this "Mortal Kombat is being developed by the newly re-named NetherRealm Studios", so if they are newly renamed, what developer did they used to be? Seems like they exist now purely to make Mortal Kombat games though, cos their name and their logo are very MK specific.

ravn0s
Posted 02:28pm 14/6/10
they used to be warner bros games chicago and midway chicago.
thermite
Posted 02:36pm 14/6/10
Looks like midway went bankrupt last year, lots of controversy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midway_Games
they were one of these companies that would buy smaller gaming studios only to f*** up and shut them down, they bought one in australia and shut it just 4 months later
Sc00bs
Posted 02:38pm 14/6/10
the MK game that has felt most like MK to me recently was the DC vs MK game, I really enjoyed that. The PG rating and weak ass fatalities kinda sucked, but it was a fun game and was more like traditional MK.


game was fun, but the pg rating f***** ruined it and the fact that they had maybe 8 characters made the game enjoyable for maybe a week.
thermite
Posted 02:43pm 14/6/10
lol

Sc00bs
Posted 02:51pm 14/6/10
hahahahahahahaahhahahah that was the most boring fight in the world

Reverend Evil
Posted 02:57pm 14/6/10
wow, that video was f*****g cheesy
Khel
Posted 03:09pm 14/6/10
Holy s***, the host of that is the guy who played Soap in Lock Stock!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0002077/
thermite
Posted 09:50pm 14/6/10
I used to be really fascinated with how Mortal Kombat was made, I had the magazine these scans are from; http://www.huguesjohnson.com/scans/mk2-behind-scenes/

Interesting tidbit I didn't know is that in 1994 Daniel Pesina, who played Johnny Cage (the guy in that video), and Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Reptile, Smoke, etc... (which are just palette swaps of the same costume) got fired because he did an ad for another (failed) fighting game as Johnny Cage:



What a douche for doing that, if you didn't already pick up on him being a douche from that video I posted. Anyway that's why MKIII didn't have all his characters in it. I think this has a lot to do with why the MK stories always have Johnny Cage being killed off.


last edited by thermite at 21:50:12 14/Jun/10
Khel
Posted 01:01pm 18/6/10
IGN have a writeup about the new MK game, its playable at E3 apparently, and its sounds SO F*****G AWESOME. Man, I want this game right now. Some bits of the preview that stood out for me:

Yes, the team have modeled each character's insides for the X-Ray attacks, and the result looks great. Because hey, when Johnny Cage goes to town on an opponent's bathing suit area (an actual move), or Sub Zero reaches into an enemy's chest to freeze then shatter their liver (also an actual move bless this game), you want their insides to look their best.


and, regarding fatalities

A few that stood out Mileena ripping the head off Nightwolf then drinking blood from it, Sektor firing off multiple rockets at Kung Lao who explodes into several big chunks, which are then each targeted by rockets leaving little but a fine red mist, and Scorpion slicing Cage at the waist then neck, leaving him still standing, before kicking out his mid-section. So good.


I love the approach they're taking with it, it sounds like they're really committed to delivering an awesome, oldschool MK experience. It sounds like they aren't going to have some of the more silly stuff like friendships and babalities, but this quote still drove home to me the passion and vision they have for making it awesome:

"Certainly this Mortal Kombat game we're taking a little bit more seriously, so we're probably not going to have a friendship move and whatnot," says Ed, "but if we were to do something like that we're definitely not going to document it. That's what I think was part of the fun of the old games. 'You turned the guy into a baby!' What? Or, 'you pulled out a rainbow'! What the? It's such an odd thing. We really want these events if they happen to be almost rumors. That's a big part of what Mortal Kombat was. The question mark about - what else is in this game?"
thermite
Posted 01:55pm 18/6/10
Sounds like they'll make it so that the code to the secret finishing moves is random, and maybe the finishing moves are random too, to the point where some will be very rare to happen.
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