GameSpot: Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe Preview

You'd think that after 16 years and a bevy of installments, the Mortal Kombat series would have lost its ability to be shocking. The passage of time has seen the game evolve from now humble-looking digitized origins to the sleek, robust 3D models in 2007's Mortal Kombat: Armageddon. The fatalities, which were once a lightning rod of controversy, have grown along with the series and become a key part of the franchise's appeal. The series has become an institution that's managed to change with the times and keep its fans--and this is no mean feat.

The downside to that kind of longetivity is that 16 years in the public eye makes it pretty hard to deliver a surprise. Of course, after spending some time with MK series creator Ed Boon, gamers GameSpot have seen it's not impossible. The veteran developer dropped more than a few jaws with his announcement of the eighth entry in the series, Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe. Yep. That's right Scorpion, Sub-Zero, and the MK posse versus Superman, Batman, and familiar faces from the DC universe. And yeah, it's not going to be M-rated. How's that for some curveballs?

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MK_Red3840d ago

That's it. "The game will not be M rated", that's the death of Mortal Kombat.

Fallen_Angel3840d ago

it will be rated E for everyone

KillaManiac3840d ago (Edited 3840d ago )

HAHHAHAHAAH so its true...there will be no Fatalities (prob no blood)
LOL at E10+ or T for Animated Violence!

This game will be the biggest bomb EVA
Ive owned EVERY MK game....sure as HELL not buying this. I was so excited when i heard news of MK8 was coming soon.

MK series is just going down and down
In MKA, it had a AMAZING concept, but too bad Everyone had same > > Square moveset, and NO fatalities (wtf at create a fatality).

Now Midway is like, how can we screw this dying franchise more into the ground?
I got it...lets throw something that makes NO sense and lets take out the blood/gore/fatalities that MK is traditional to.

Midway....YOU OFFICIALLY SUCK (until you TRY to redeem urself with MK9 (considering there will be one after this ARSELOAD of profit loss from this game).

Ahhhh....i take back what i said about Blood...there is that, but still THIS GAME SUCKS ARSE!

Megaton3840d ago

Doubt they can do fatalities without the M rating, even the lame generic combo ones like in MK:Armageddon.

With every new article about this game, I fall deeper and deeper into disappointment.

iHEARTboobs3840d ago

because i'm sure the fellas over at DC didn't want Batman and Superman decapitated or carved in half.

Ghoul3840d ago


-no blood
-dc heros
-no fatalitys
-new fight system
-non of the old weapons

ok and WHY is this called mortal combat again ???

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BIoodmask3840d ago (Edited 3840d ago )

for 'true' Mortal Kombat fans. This game seems more geared towards the new generation of gamers. As a diehard MK fan I am truly sad.:(
Good Bye Mortal Kombat, you were a good friend over the years.

Mortal Kombat without blood and fatalities isn't 'Mortal Kombat' in my opinion.

MK_Red3840d ago

Sad indeed. Darkest of days.

End of an era. MK is dead.

xionpunk3840d ago

So disappointing (sigh)

PS360PCROCKS3840d ago

sigh you ruined it Boon! You fuc*ing jackass!! I won't lie the premise and idea is interesting, the fighting looks fun, but as a GIMMICK! This is not MK, damnit damnit damnit..."we wanted to keep the brutality of MK intact" Oh kiss my ASS! You wanted to keep the brutality, so you interjected DC characters and got rid of the ONE thing that made your game cool, G-O-R-E!! God Midway how you've lost your way. We bought the game for the wild unimaginable things we got to do after beating the sh*t out of each other, we didn't buy the game cause we got to kick and punch each other. I'm betting sub-zero is freeze-less and F'ing Scorpion has no spear. Only way this game can be fair is if everyone is equal and can only kick and punch. BOO BOO BOO!!!!

BlackIceJoe3840d ago

Now I am mad not M what's it going to be E. I will say MK VS DC could have been really great if it was M and allowed Blood and such. I have to say why would Time Warner not allow the DC characters get killed. They die all the time in the Comics. If any thing the game should have just been MK VS Batman. Batman is the darkest in the DC universe but if Batman can't even get to Kill some one that really sucks.

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