Electronic Theatre E3 2008 Preview: Mortal Kombat Vs. DC Universe

Since the unveiling of Mortal Kombat Vs. DC Universe back in April, fans of the Mortal Kombat franchise have been debating on forums – with considerable venom – about the availability of the series infamous signature Fatalities, for two reasons. Firstly, would DC allow their prized champions to be decimated in the most horrific manor seen in videogames? And, secondly, in the US at least, the reported aim of the title is to hit the "Teen" classification, as opposed to the "Mature" rating commonly associated with titles in the series.
Well, the fans can now rest easy, as Electronic Theatre can confirm that Fatalities are indeed present in the title, but with somewhat of a twist. Classic Mortal Kombat characters and the villains from the DC Universe will feature Fatalities in all their traditional glory; however, the DC good guys generally aren't as much about destroying their enemy as they are simply punishing them, and so DC Superhero's will instead have Brutalities available.
Many questions about the compatibility of the two franchises come into play here; how can a regular girl like Sonia Blade kill Superman? Why would Batman and the Flash go toe-to-toe? Well, the answer is rather redundant. Yes, there is a story to accompany the madness, and yes, it's the loosest possible connection that could be thought of. But, as purely an excuse for some truly fantastic looking brawling with some of the most influential characters from two very different forms of media, could anyone realistically say they were expecting anything more?
The title was playable at the show and already feels fairly solid. While the Character Selection Screen features...

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mathsman3552d ago

What the the Brutalities like? Do they just beat them into submission or sometyhing?

altredeemer3552d ago

I've just read some stuff that makes this game look like nothing but a money-spinner. But we should have guessed that from the title, really....