Game developer Ed Boon confirmed that he and Midway are officially working on the ninth installment for Mortal Kombat. Slashgamer discusses why they think the game will be rated teen.
I...I hope not!
This is upsetting. Mortal Kombat is supposed to test the limits of gore and violence...not test how far they can go with a Teen rating.
It better not be!
This guy has no idea what he's on about, the original MK games sold in the millions as well with a M rating, Ed Boon even stated time and time again they wanted to go back to a M rated MK game after MK vs. DC. On a side not, anyone else picking up a virus from N4G? Windows Live One Care is picking up a trojan and it looks like it only shows up when I'm at N4G.
If the next MK is rated teen, then say goodbye to the franchise altogether. They need to stop with the "ohhh we want everyone to play it" BS. MK is a mature game for adults, so why the world are they trying to make it sugar-coated like Halo 3's so called war.
Bad enough that they toned down on the killing, blood, fatalities on their most recent game... now this!
Go on, admit it, MK vs DC wasn't too bad, was it?
wow, you thought it was somewhat good?? The only cool thing was the free fall stuff, but that got old after a couple rounds. The story also made no Effing sense. "RAGE?" The special moves were cool, but some of the DC characters blew. Mortal Kombat Vs DC "sorta" Bombed. People bought it and then resold it asap. I gave it a rent, and was glad I didn't waste 60. Also the series has degraded back to 2 "fatality" ? Are you serious Boon?
So I did of bashing against him and it was quite fun. Do we expect more from an MK game than just a simple bit of fun?
I got it as a birthday present and I'm gonna trade it in for SF4. This game sucked just like I knew it would.
MK vs DC wasn't that bad. It was actually fun for awhile. But after you beat the main story, or run out of unique moves to do. It got boring. I'd give it 6/10.
The graphics were cool and some of the special moves, but most characters were no fun at all. The story was cheesy as well. I hope the Next Gen MK has it rated "R". The whole reason the game was so great in pop culture in the 90's was because of the over the top gore. Midway fire Ed Boon, Bring back John Tobias.
Yeah fire Boon so we can let Tobias come back solo and make another crappy version of Tao Feng: Fist of the Lotus lol The characters being crappy is your opinion to me they were all pretty awesome and each of them had their own distinguish characteristics. Im sorry but you cannot tell me that their were no characters from previous Mk that were not crappy Mokap, Meat, and Blaze anyone. The thing is I loved this new Mk game as well as all the others in the series, but this happens to be the best Mk game behind Mk1,2,and 3 lol
They are speculating a teen rating, but it states this no where!! Trust me, they will be going back to a mature rating. Boon will go back to his roots. I think they can still make tons of cash on a M rated game.
He would have my cash and probably other oldschool gamers too at the cost of less kiddies playing the game. * goees back playing mk and mk2 *
great way to dump a big brown smelly turd on the MK franchise, first the incredibly stupid idea of VS DC .......and now they dont had the message yet that MORTAL kombat have to be rated teen.....wtf... is Midway still alive after their epic fail named mk vs dc?
Because Xbox Live is full of child molesters? j/k.
Street Fighter IV is just around the corner folks.
At first I thought just like anyone else that Teen rated MK will be bad but it wasn't too bad when I played it. But what author did not take into consideration was that MK would have also sold just as much, maybe even more, if it would have been rated Mature with player being able to rip the spine off DC characters. But I guess for good majority of the fan base to purchase the game, the whole VS DC should have been left out & substituted with a more strictly dark toned MK story, well I would have bought it if it were like that.
mortal kombat rules, its the best fighting franchise ever, its the only fighter that has evolved big time since the early 90's.
If they ever wanna revive MK they are gonna have to bring back the shock factor that made MK popular in the old days. They could do that by inserting full frontal female nudity, that would shock quite some people. A game that combines violence and sex.
If that's the case then it will be the first MK game I'm not buying. Plus, Ed Boon confirmed few months ago that the next MK game is gonna be gory and M rated.
go with linux and you wont care about windoze viruses.
Why the next mortal kombat will be collecting dust on stores shelves....
Mortal Kombat has sucked since it went 3-d. It's like they never caught up with gaming after the switch. They still stick to graphic and text cutscenes and they never upgraded the gore for the series. This is why i stopped giving a crap after 3.
This series is long dead..... Once you start whoring yourselves out to others series i.e. MK VS DC... u know ur reaching the end of the road.
I dunno, Marvel vs Capcom was very successful. Same with Capcom vs SNK series. It's not the crossover that's the problem, it's that MK has been stale for years (although, to be fair, I always thought it was a terrible, slow, boring fighter)
I wish they would just stop making Mortal Kombat games
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