Post by Steve Farrelly @ 03:08pm 21/05/20 | 0 Comments
'Nuff said, really.
If you were a child of the 80s and 90s, the sheer mention of movie monster mashups was as fervent a topic as Nintendo versus SEGA. The Aliens versus Predator concept would have been born in the playground first, as well as Freddy versus Jason, Batman versus Wolverine, Arnie versus Stallone, Arnie versus Van Damme, Arnie versus Bruce, Arnie versus... Everyone.
But perhaps one of the biggest high-concept playground mashups of all was the robot versus robot one, starring... you guessed it -- Arnie. Or, more specifically, Terminator versus RoboCop.
Aside from being able to quote both Terminator 1 and 2 word-for-word, as well as RoboCop (in a delightfully good Peter Weller voice), I used to imagine, draw, write and debate how this confrontation would go down. Would RoboCop's Prime Directives override those of the T-800? Would his compassion be a boon, or a weakness against an unstoppable killing machine? Could he just hack into the T-800's OS and reprogram him? I mean, if John Connor could do it, then surely Murphy could too?
I spent so much time thinking about this coming together of flesh and metal, I'd get in trouble for fixating so much. The video tapes we hired of both movies at the local video store were never returned, and my penchant for pausing and rewinding over and over and over meant the tapes had permanent stress points on them. The only other movie that saw more play time in my VCR in that era was Predator, and that's entirely understandable.
So here we are today, on the cusp of being able to finally match robot versus robot through the magic of NetherRealms' forthcoming expansion for Mortal Kombat 11, Aftermath. And as if reading my 14 year-old mind in some sort of retro-future time-loop throwback... thingy, NetherRealms has today dropped a visual representation of all of the above in glorious fashion.
Oh yeah, also, here's some actual information on the upcoming expansion:
RoboCop in Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath features the voice and likeness of actor Peter Weller, who portrayed the popular character in both the original “RoboCop” (1987) film and “RoboCop 2” (1990) sequel, while his opponent, the Terminator is based on actor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character from the “Terminator: Dark Fate” film.
Those who have already purchased Mortal Kombat 11 can preorder the Mortal Kombat 11 Aftermath expansion now, which includes the franchise-first story expansion, three new playable characters (Fujin, Sheeva and RoboCop), three character skin packs (incl. three skins each) to be released over time and the “Thanks a Million” Johnny Cage skin, all $59.95 (SRP) Players can also preorder the Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath + Kombat Pack Bundle for $69.95 (SRP).
New players can join the fight with the Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath Kollection, including Mortal Kombat 11 along with all content from Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath and the previously released Kombat Pack (incl. the Terminator). The Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath Kollection will be available digitally on May 26 and can be pre-ordered now* for $89.95 (SRP) with digital preorders offering immediate access to Mortal Kombat 11 and the Kombat Pack upon purchase.
All preorders will receive the Eternal Klash Skin Pack at launch, featuring three new character skin variants – “Unbound Rage” Scorpion inspired by Mortal Kombat (2011), “Son of Arctika” Sub-Zero inspired by Mortal Kombat: Deception and “Kori Power” Frost, a Klassic version of the Lin Kuei warrior.
Watch RoboCop versus Terminator in Mortal Kombat 11 embedded below.