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Mortal Kombat: Dead or Just Warming Up?

"Let’s not kid ourselves. Midway screwed the Mortal Kombat franchise the moment the fourth installment was released in 1997. Depth and character individuality were thrown out the window, and in a few short years the series had fallen behind Tekken and the new kid on the block, Soul Calibur. Midway dug itself into a hole, and though it tried to climb its way out with a little Deception and a lot of Armageddon, the publisher was not completely successful."

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T9X692594d ago

I'm not even really a MK fan, but the new one looks sick as fuck. They are just warming up.

MariaHelFutura2594d ago

MK2 is a classic, which I still play on the Genesis and on PS3/PSN. They are not warming up, there coming back if anything.

jjohan352594d ago

MK is coming back with a vengeance. After they saw how successful Capcom did when Street Fighter 4 returned to its roots, MK couldn't pass the opportunity to return to its own roots too.

The fighting game scene has exploded, thanks to these franchises.

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xJxdOggyStYLe2594d ago

all i am gonna say, after owning EVERY mk game ever made....the real mortal kombat...WELCOME BACK!!!!

Spenok2593d ago

I agree, there bringing back old school MK. It looks awesome.

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MariaHelFutura2594d ago

It`s definitely not dead. I`m hype to start breaking bones and ripping heads again and in 3D, I might add.

barefootgamer2594d ago

I haven't played a Mortal Kombat game since the 90s.

doubled2152594d ago

Tekken is terrible. Can't even compare to any game in the MK series.

NateNater2594d ago

Tekken and MK are both fighting games but don't try to compare them. They're too different to compare.

oliverasadi2594d ago

Tekken 3 = Best Fighter Period

Krimmson2593d ago

Oh God, I needed a good laugh, thank you so much!

On a side note, Ed Boon, co-creator of the MK franchise, has stated that his favorite fighting game series of all time is in fact Tekken. Even more so than MK.

Just thought I'd drop that little tidbit for you guys.

Caspel2594d ago

The trailer looked fantastic. Mark this up in the column of fighting series returning to their former glory.