Bo Rai Cho and Tri-Borg also enter the fray
At this point, NetherRealm Studios may as well just turn Terrordrome into a real title, as it's slowly adding every slasher icon that it can license to Mortal Kombat X. A trailer for the brawler's second Season Pass has leaked ahead of The Game Awards, revealing that The Texas Chainsaw Massacre's...
Mortal Kombat X has been one of the biggest sellers of 2015, so it's no surprise that NetherRealm has decided to extend DLC support for the fighter. And according to series creator Ed Boon, a new challenger will arrive during The Game Awards this week, with the release set to feature as one of Geoff Keighley's ten premieres. It'll be...
NetherRealm Studios has ripped the head off the PlayStation 3 version of Mortal Kombat X, which was set to release this year. The last-gen instalment was originally due out alongside the PlayStation 4 edition in April, but was initially pushed back into June. It was then delivered a second upper-cut, and delayed into the fall. Now it's...
Mortal Kombat X's latest brawler looks like he's suffering from a nasty bout of Cobbles – but Tremor's decided to use the rocks that have replaced his skin to his advantage. The character will be available this week for owners of the fighter's Kombat Pack, but penny pinchers will need to wait until 28th July until he's available...
Complete with schedules
It's a big weekend for the fighting game community, as Evo 2015 is already underway. At this year's iteration of gaming's biggest competitive event, which is taking place in Las Vegas, the likes of Tekken 7, Mortal Kombat X, and the evergreen Ultra Street Fighter IV will be present and correct. Top players from around the...
Batman: Arkham Knight should keep the momentum going
Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment is taking the spot of top dog in the first half of 2015, according to The NPD Group. Thanks to the likes of Dying Light, Mortal Kombat X, and the more recent The Witcher 3, the company has risen to be the top-grossing US gaming software publisher of 2015...
Don't get over here
While we can never be quite sure as to how many PlayStation 3 users are still looking forward to playing Mortal Kombat X, we still reckon that there's going to be bouts of disappointment over the latest news regarding the last-gen port. The game's already been delayed once, but now it's looking like its release has been pushed...
Remember the old lady standing in the background of the Outerworld Marketplace arena in Mortal Kombat X? You can use her as a weapon against your enemies, tossing her in the direction of your foes to do some additional damage. But as of the game's latest PlayStation 4 patch, NetherRealm Studios has transformed Blanche into a Weapon of...
Hack and slash
Those that purchased Mortal Kombat X's season pass-style Kombat Pass will be able to play as Jason Voorhees from today, and that means that videos of the slasher star's various fatalities have already leaked online. You may want to cover your eyes if you're not keen on spoilers, but everyone else can "enjoy" watching the hockey masked...
That's a terrible headline, but we're running with it. Warner Bros has released the first footage of Friday the 13th anti-hero Jason Voorhees in action in Mortal Kombat X. Despite lasting just 50 seconds, we get a good look at the masked maniac's various special moves – including one of his Fatalities. The kharacter will be available...
You'll be able to Press X to Jason Voorhees sooner than expected, as the Friday the 13th star will be wading into the Mortal Kombat X conflict from 5th May. Those that purchased the Kombat Pass will obtain early access to the character, meaning that everyone else will have to wait a week to get to grips with the hockey mask adorning...
Sign-in issues stomped
Mortal Kombat X certainly hasn't suffered with the kinds of issues that were so common last year, but it hasn't exactly been smooth sailing either. Between leaderboards failing to load and frequent online updates, the franchise's fastest selling title has clearly come unstuck by all of the demand. Still, at least developer...
Quite the konundrum
You can dive into Mortal Kombat X and have a good time without any prior practice, as the game is pretty easy to get to grips with. However, if you want to master the online mode, then you're going to need to learn some kombos – which isn't as straightforward as it should be. The inputs are easy enough, but many have...
Blood is thicker than water
Mortal Kombat X knows what it takes to keep you engaged. Cast your mind back to the early 90s, and series creator Ed Boon's garish pretender was the grubby chip shop time waster, while Capcom's vastly superior Street Fighter II gobbled up competitive coins in nearby carpeted arcades. There's always been a gulf in class...
In an announcement that's almost as predictable as blood spillage in a Scorpion versus Sub-Zero bout, NetherRealm's boss Ed Boon has announced that Mortal Kombat X has secured the "biggest launch" in the series' history. "Thank you everyone for making Mortal Kombat X the biggest launch in MK history," he wrote on Twitter. "You made the game...
You make me larrrf, Kitana
Mortal Kombat X is genuinely funny. You can bombard us with Johnny Cage-esque green orbs in the comments all you like, but there's no way that developer NetherRealm built this game with a straight face. And that's a good thing. The amount of tomfoolery on display at times is outrageous – and it's bettered only by the...
Finish him (if you've got enough money)
Not got the time to learn Mortal Kombat X's fairly straightforward fatalities? You'll be able to buy 'Easy Fatalities' from the PlayStation Store. The consumable – which, in fairness, can also be obtained in-game via the Krypt – will cost you $0.99 for five time saving finishers and $4.99 for 30...
Kut from the right kloth
There's been a real dearth of fighting games on the PlayStation 4 – with Injustice: Gods Among Us and Guilty Gear Xrd Sign the only names that immediately spring to mind – so Mortal Kombat X is arriving right on time. In addition to some tasty combat mechanics, NetherRealm's promising all of the features that have made...
Noob Saibot bling
NetherRealm's one of those developers that always goes the extra mile. Its games may not quite stack up with the likes of Street Fighter when it comes to the tactical underpinnings, but it always stuffs its titles to the brim with content – and it looks like Mortal Kombat X will be no different. In fact, at launch, the...
Brutality to your bandwidth
Mortal Kombat X isn't officially due out until next week, but some lucky brawlers have already got the PlayStation 4 title in their blood-soaked mitts. This has, of course, resulted in a series of pulled YouTube videos and Twitch streams – but perhaps the most relevant piece of information to emerge from the broken...
No hint of hyperbole
This author's Twitter inbox may have been filled with vulgar messages when he dared to describe Mortal Kombat X as a bit silly, but few will be able to disagree when you see Cassie Cage's fatality. We're not going to delve into too much detail here for fear of spoilers, but this really is a must see. We know what's going to be...
Karate chop suey
So, the System of a Down crossover continues, as Mortal Kombat X's launch trailer was directed by the band's bassist Shavo Odadjian. He's the one with the beard that's better plaited than a pageant girl's hair, by the way. We jest, but we quite like the editing – especially in the first "I don't think you trust" chorus section...
Eyes bigger than your stomach
We've been giggling through most of Mortal Kombat X's fatalities – much to the disgust of some of our members – but we'll admit that these Goro finishers are genuinely gross. The second one, which involves some ripped off limbs, isn't so bad – but it's the first clip that we can't stand. If you want a warning...
Well, this author's just been transported back to 2001, when baggie jeans and Linkin Park were considered cool. Fortunately, we all know better than to walk around with painted nails and eyeliner these days – but if any game was going to plot a return to the nu-metal days of the early noughties, we'd put money on it being Mortal Kombat X...
Get to the chopper
The public relations plan for Mortal Kombat X has been pretty darn impressive. NetherRealm Studios has been announcing new characters, features, and content on an almost weekly basis – and it still has surprises to share. Alright, the inclusion of Predator as part of the Kombat Pass may have already leaked, but Klassic...
If it bleeds, you can kill it
Jason Voorhees will not be the only silver screen star slashing into Mortal Kombat X as a downloadable character, as an errant Xbox Games Store listing has revealed that Predator will be joining the party, too. The dreadlocked nasty will be available as part of the Kombat Pack, which will also include the...
There will be grisly repercussions
We've all been there: you're getting your ass absolutely whooped by someone's super powered Scorpion, and the temptation to unplug your router is strong. While fighting games like Mortal Kombat X can be brutal, there's nothing worse than finding your rhythm – only for your opponent to rage quit. Fortunately, the...
Guts and glory
Mortal Kombat X is still going to have your significant others cowering behind the couch – and if their constitution's in question, probably hovering over a sick bucket, too. The finisher embedded below shows psychic Ermac ripping the entrails out of Sub-Zero, and then tying them up in a tidy knot. Not one to watch while you're...
Okay, for starters, we apologise for the terrible tagline, but worse things can happen, as evidenced by the news that Mortal Kombat X is being delayed on the PlayStation 3. According to publisher Warner Bros., the last-gen version of the game has been pushed back to summer. Thankfully, the PlayStation 4 edition won't suffer the same...
As DLC, at least
Mortal Kombat X's character roster is getting crazier by the minute, and its latest addition is something that's got us fearfully eyeing the dark corners of the office. As if the game needed any more blood, Jason Voorhees of Friday the 13th fame will be a playable fighter, a new teaser trailer has confirmed. The downside here,...
Everything is better when you do it as a family – and killing fighters from other dimensions doesn't seem to be an exception. The latest Mortal Kombat X trailer shows combat footage from the newest trio of characters to be added to the roster. Making a return are tournament veterans Johnny Cage and Sonya Blade, along with...
Story trailer is oh so silly
We thought that Until Dawn was a shoo-in for the stupidest story of 2015, but Mortal Kombat X may yet give it a run for its money. This brand new video of NetherRealm's forthcoming fighter includes a peek at some of the cut-scenes from the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 title's single player mode – and it's all...
Bruised and broken
If you thought that Mortal Kombat X's fatalities were gruesome, then know that there'll be some other decapitation methods in your chosen brawler's combat arsenal. As promised earlier in the week, NetherRealm Studios has announced that brutalities will be making a return in its forthcoming fighter – and they look absolutely...
That's a lot of kombat
If you've been itching for plenty of juicy info nuggets regarding Mortal Kombat X, then today's your lucky day. The team behind the upcoming fighter features in the game's newest trailer, and it's stuffed full of details about the title's modes, development, and storyline. Speaking about the latter, creative director Ed Boon...
Get outta here
No major release is complete without a collector's edition, but Mortal Kombat X is getting more than its fair share. Warner Bros has announced a slew of premium packages that you'll be able to purchase for its forthcoming fighter, with prices ranging from expensive to very expensive. This is beyond komplicated, so bear with us while...
Not an error
Ermac may have started life as a mere Mortal Kombat bug, but he's very much a fully fleshed out fighter these days – and will be making his triumphant return in the forthcoming Mortal Kombat X on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. As promised, developer NetherRealm Studios announced the character as part of a livestream overnight,...
Although the illustrious Ed Boon previously teased that new fighters for Mortal Kombat X would be revealed on 29th January, it seems that NetherRealm Studios couldn't wait, as an exclusive IGN video has confirmed that Reptile will be joining the roster. After a hilarious, short spat between Kung Lao and his scaly adversary, we get a look...
Finish the marketing campaign
For the record: when we suggested that Mortal Kombat X was silly in a controversial article last week, we meant it in the best possible way – everyone here at Push Square Towers adores the zaniness of NetherRealm Studios' premier punch up. Hence, we're excited to learn which new kombatants will be joining the chaos...
Mortal Kombat has always been dumber than a 90s Jim Carrey movie, but the series did go through a period where it took itself a teensy bit too seriously. Fortunately, there's no danger of that occurring in the forthcoming PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 sequel Mortal Kombat X, as this absolutely hilarious trailer evidences. In it,...
Mortal Kombat's resident hat model will be switching out his smooth headgear for something a little more rugged in the forthcoming Mortal Kombat X. Ed Boon, the gravel voiced veteran behind the franchise, has tweeted out a high-res image of Kung Lao from the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 sequel, and he's sporting a spiky sombrero as...
All brawn, no brains
As anticipated, Ed Boon has appeared in a new Mortal Kombat X trailer to talk about British cyborg Kano – and you know that he’s serious, because he appears in black-and-white. The rough and ready kombatant was leaked last week, but this clip gives you a proper look at his older appearance and three main forms...
King of the ring
Klassic kombatant Kano is set to put in an appearance in upcoming brawler Mortal Kombat X, a German magazine has confirmed. The first screenshots of the metal faced fighter popped up on Twitter, confirming that one of the warrior’s stances will include wrestling moves. Naturally, these suplexes will actually hurt, though. Series...
Place your bloody bets
NetherRealm Studios’ beefy EVO presence may have centred upon the unveiling of Raiden for Mortal Kombat X, but creative director Ed Boon had an additional meaty morsel to share with hardware manufacturer Mad Catz as part of an interview shot during the show. According to the veteran, a guest fighter from a different...
Everyone’s favourite lampshade sporting sparrer Raiden is unsurprisingly making a comeback in upcoming PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 sequel Mortal Kombat X – and his hat looks sillier than ever. As revealed at the EVO Championships over the weekend, the Thunder God comes equipped with three gnarly styles, each focusing on alternative...
Final move was censored at E3
One of the E3 announcements that caused a big bang was the latest instalment in NetherRealm Studios' long-running fighting franchise, Mortal Kombat X. However, while the fight to the death looked stunning in spite of its questionable backing track, it still may have seemed a little tame. And that's because Scorpion's...
Kratos turned to stone
The resolution wars consuming the web these days are fiercer than the rivalry between Sub Zero and Scorpion, but you can rest safe in the knowledge that upcoming brawler Mortal Kombat X will run at 60 frames-per-second in 1080p. Creative director Ed Boon confirmed the tidbit on Twitter, adding that the title will employ...
If you were worried that Mortal Kombat X would be more of a retread than a revolution, then toss your doubts out of the ring: NetherRealm Studios’ head honcho Ed Boon has confirmed that a chunk of the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 fighter’s roster will be revealed at E3 2014 next week – and two new warriors will be entering the...
It’s absolutely raining game reveals at the minute, with Mortal Kombat X the latest release to get the teaser trailer treatment. This two minute video clip confirms that the next entry in NetherRealm Studios’ gruesome fighting franchise is in production – and it’s due out next year on as of yet unspecified platforms. Judging by...
Amazon posts product page prematurely
A cartel of angry Mortal Kombat warriors are currently making their way over to Amazon UK’s head offices, as the British-based retailer appears to have leaked the next entry in NetherRealm Studios’ popular punch up property a teensy bit too early. The company’s since rectified its mistake, but product...
Slight changes made to the series' logo, too
It's no secret that NetherRealm Studios' creative director Ed Boon has been teasing us all over the past few weeks. In an unnecessarily convoluted manner, he has been mysteriously counting down to something on his Twitter account, which we're led to believe may be Mortal Kombat X. Fortunately, it appears...
Twitter troll Ed Boon is notorious for his online tricks and teases, but there has to be more to the Mortal Kombat maker’s latest 140 character message. In addition to an image of a car with an ‘MKX’ logo on the rear, the legendary developer wrote: “Hmmm... I wonder what the X stands for?” American outfit NetherRealm Studios is...
It’s a good thing that 24 lead Kiefer Sutherland has plenty of practice playing Jack Bauer, because the actor may need to call upon his experience portraying the intrepid action hero in order to escape NetherRealm Studios’ in-house ninjas. Despite the developer being pretty silent since the release of superhero brawler Injustice:...
The latest Mortal Kombat was great -- arguably the best since the original trilogy
But, while Mortal Kombat is to remain a key component of developer NetherRealm's output, the studio has revealed its intentions to try something new. I would be surprised if Warner Bros and us never released another Mortal Kombat game again. We dont have a title...
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No one's going to argue that Mortal Kombat on the PlayStation Vita took a long time to be announced
After all, NetherRealm were discussing Sony's next handheld before it was even a thing. Clearly the title's been on the back burner for some time. But now the Scorpion's out of the bag — so to speak — NetherRealm's gone live with a bucket full of gameplay details. First thing's first: the..
We've already got a pretty good idea which titles will be available for the PlayStation Vita at launch, so now attention is starting to turn to the system's post-release support
Warner Bros has added a big name to that line-up this afternoon, confirming that Mortal Kombat is coming to the PlayStation Vita in Spring 2012. While we already had an ikling about the title — before the handheld's..
If you're yet to get a handle on NetherRealm's recent Mortal Kombat reboot, then you're in luck
Warner Bros has officially revealed the rumoured Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition for a February 28th release in North America. Those in Europe will be able to get their hands on the updated release from March 2nd. As far as repacked titles go — this is actually a pretty strong one. Not only does the..
This sounds like a ruse to us
Despite NetherRealm's recent Mortal Kombat reboot selling over 3 million copies, and rumours of a PlayStation Vita release rampant, co-creator Ed Boon has revealed that the studio is taking a break from Mortal Kombat to work on "a different project". We just don't buy it. Interest in Mor
If you still haven't played NetherRealm's most recent Mortal Kombat reboot, you owe it to yourself to give the game a go
But just hang fire before you click that "Add To Basket" button. The BFBC — a British ratings board — has slapped an 18 certificate on the Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition. While the listing doesn't offer any details about the game, it's safe to assume that the..
Mortal Kombat developer NetherRealm Studios is teasing something
Gaffer Ed Boon dropped the bomb on Twitter overnight, claiming that an "unexpected surprise" was coming. Boon later confirmed that the surprise had nothing to do with the Mortal Kombat series. Colour us intrigued.
We actually really liked Mortal Kombat Vs DC Universe
Yes, without fatalities it kind of lacked some of the "thrill" of Mortal Kombat, but it was still a decent brawler all the same. And developer NetherRealm did a brilliant job of creating interesting fighters out of the DC characters. But with the latest Mortal Kombat title blowing up — and subsequently becoming the biggest fighting..
The Golden Joysticks award winners are out, with PlayStation 3 titles such as Mortal Kombat, Gran Turismo 5 and Fallout: New Vegas all scooping up awards
But it was Portal 2 that came out on top, winning the ceremony's Ultimate Game Of The Year award. Yesterday, Sonic The Hedgehog was confirmed as the Golden Joystick's first ever Outstanding Contribution winner. You can check out all the winners..
With Mortal Kombat a big brand again -- cemented by the recent reboot selling 3 million copies to date -- Warner Bros has decided to put some more resources behind the franchise
A report by the LA Times suggests that a new movie is on the horizon, coming from the same director of the franchise's recent web series. Kevin Tancharoen was just an ordinary guy making fan-films until he was commissioned..
NetherRealm's announced a new patch for Mortal Kombat, tidying up the commercially successful brawler with a bunch of new balance changes
The title update's set to release next week on the PS3. The patch notes are below, courtesy of MortalKombatUnited. Universal Changes Blocked jumping punches provide less advantage on block. The negative edge window has been shortened by 3 frames. Baraka d+1 is..
Warner Bros has trumpeted the sales figures for Mortal Kombat this evening, confirming that the well received remake has sold 3 million units worldwide
The publisher claims it's the highest selling brawler of the year. NetherRealm Studios delivered a high quality game which has exceeded our sales goals. Wed like to thank our entire team and all of our partners for their innovative campaigns..
It seems like Warner Bros' acquisition of Midway's assets was a shrewd one
In scooping up Mortal Kombat developer, NetherRealm Studios, Warner Bros has not only sold "close to 3 million" copies of the recent reboot, but also managed to make enough money to pay off its investment in full. That's some smart business. For comparison: Super Street Fighter IV has sold 1.6 million units to..
NetherRealm's released the latest story vignette for upcoming Mortal Kombat combatant Freddy Krueger
The character's due out on the American PlayStation Store today and the European PlayStation Store tomorrow.</em>
With each new piece of DLC, NetherRealm's been great about offering players free Mortal Kombat kompatibility packs -- allowing players to play against new characters online without needing to purchase them
These kompatibility packs have typically included new kostumes for the game's existing roster. With Freddy Krueger set to join the brawler on August 9th, NetherRealm's revealed details of..
Well, we can't say we expected that
Warner Bros and NetherRealm has announced that Freddy Kruger is the next DLC character to join Mortal Kombat's brawling roster. The character's set to release on August 9th, and will run you $4.99. Check out the trailer above.
NetherRealm's lifted the lid on Mortal Kombat's latest DLC kombatant, Rain
The character — who originally debuted in Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 — will be available to download from the PlayStation Network on July 19th. He'll run you approximately £3.19. As the character's name suggests, Rain is able to manipulate water and lightning to his deadly...
Not got enough Mortal Kombat yet? NetherRealm's got your back, with another due of komplimentary Klassic Kostumes for Mortal Kombat's expanding character roster
Included in the upcoming kompatibility pack — due out July 5th — are two new klasssic skins for Noob Saibot and Smoke. Check out a trailer of the duo in their retro outfits through here.
Warner Bros has released the first Mortal Kombat DLC character on the PlayStation Network today
Skarlet is the first of four new combatants in Mortal Kombat, and is based on a glitch in Mortal Kombat II. The character will run you a steep £3.19. NetherRealm's also releasing a compatibility pack today that will feature an additional two classic...
When NetherRealm announced it was transforming former glitch, Skarlet, into a full-blown character for its Mortal Kombat reboot, we assumed she would appear as a brawler and nothing more
But NetherRealm clearly doesn't do things by halves, releasing a full story trailer for the character that ties her into the Mortal Kombat narrative. Errr. The...
As promised, Warner Bros' released a trailer for Mortal Kombat's "Klassic Character Skin" DLC pack
The kontent, which was previously only available with pre-orders of the game, includes new kostumes for a number of the game's characters as well as a trio of throw-back fatalities. It'll cost you $4.99 from June 7th.
Mortal Kombat gaffer Ed Boon has revealed via Twitter that all of the reboot's retailer-specific pre-order material will release as DLC for the reboot very soon
"The 7 Klassic outfits & 3 Klassic fatalities that were retailer exclusives will be bundled into one DLC package," Boon said. "Trailer coming on Friday." The pack will include additional content for Ermac, Jade,..
One of the most frustrating aspects of the PlayStation Store being offline is the inability to redeem online passes, making the multiplayer functionality you paid for temporarily unavailable
Mortal Kombat is perhaps the most notable multiplayer focused title to be locked out by this practice since the PSN went down, and in respect to its fanbase,...
Mortal Kombat mastermind Ed Boon has said that DLC for the franchise's reboot will be released in the "next few weeks"
The DLC will be bundled with a patch which will re-balance some gameplay alongside playable character Skarlet. We really want to make the patch coincide with the first DLC thats going to come out, he told G4. So the Skarlet character is going to contain, not only her, but..
PlayStation 3 sales were strong in North America last month, making the current PlayStation Network outage all the more frustrating
Sony's system managed to outsell both the Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS, snapping up sales of over 200k units. Microsoft XBOX 360 continued to dominate in the region. Mortal Kombat was the big software winner, selling nearly a million copies and placing a spot above..
Last week was big for new releases, with Portal 2, Mortal Kombat, SOCOM 4 (or Special Forces depending on your region) and Operation Flashpoint: Red River all launching ahead of the Easter weekend
As suspected, Portal 2 and Mortal Kombat had the strongest showing, both finishing up first and second respectively. That's a well deserved result for both titles, as they're both excellent. If you..
The issues Sony's been having with its PlayStation Network service are well documented across the web
I'm told the folks at this very publication have been frantically clamouring for more information on the situation, but Sony's remaining tight-lipped. Honestly, it's probably for the best. No matter how big or small the problem is, Sony will want to...
Instead of talking about this week's UK sales charts -- there's nothing to say, Zumba Fitness is still top -- let's hypothesise on next week's results
It's a big release week, buoyed by the addition of a Good Friday — giving games an additional day to sell. The big releases include: Portal 2, Mortal Kombat and SOCOM 4. We suspect SOCOM's going to struggle to chart, though sales should be solid..
This is amazing
Seriously. Mortal Kombat just keeps getting better and better. The King Of The Hill mode takes standard online fighting game lobbies and make them awesome. Instead of simply taking you to a spectator view of the action, you'll control an avatar standing in front of the game screen. Here you'll be able to taunt, challenge and cheer opponents while the fight occurs on a theatre..
Mortal Kombat "Sign Spinners" are set to "dazzle" shoppers around London in the build up to the game's launch
We're told that sign spinning is one of "America's fastest-growing forms of outdoor advertising". Ahem. The Mortal Kombat sign spinners will also incorporate moves from the game into their routines. Hmmm.
Mortal Kombat is finished
We just got word from Warner Bros that the game has gone gold and is currently being manufactured as we type. So exciting. The game looks poised to be the best fighting game of the year (sorry Marvel vs. Capcom 3) when it launches on April 19th (US) and April 21st (UK). Seriously: we cannot wait. Who's ready to take on our mighty Scorpion skills at the end of the month?..
Mortal Kombat looks like it'll be the latest release to combat used games, including an online pass system to force second-hand buyers into paying to play online
A voucher will be included with new copies of the game to allow players to hop online for free. Those buying second-hand will have to purchase a voucher from the PlayStation Store however...
Mortal Kombat is not out yet, but NetherRealm's taken it upon itself to announce some upcoming DLC for the gory brawler
Cue so-called "fans" moaning about charging for "content that should be on the disc." Hint: the game's done. Finished. Finito. It's going through certification and being pressed as we speak. I.e. there's a lot of NetherRealm employees sitting around doing..
There are three pivotal points we'd like to make about this Mortal Kombat Tag-Team trailer: a) Publishers, you should never release trailers without backing tracks
No matter how good your game looks (and Mortal Kombat looks amazing, we should add), the trailer feels flat without any music. b) Why, oh, why is there a dragon chasing a helicopter in the background of the featured rooftop stage? c)..
As the release of Mortal Kombat nears, Sony's seriously ramping up the amount of promotional material surrounding the PlayStation 3 version of the game
Regular readers will know that Kratos is set to join the roster of Mortal Kombat fighters exclusively in the PlayStation 3 version of the game. You can watch Mortal Kombat's co-creator Ed Boon and Sony Santa Monica's Stig Asmussen chat about the..
Mortal Kombat's been around forever
It's amazing that the franchise has stayed relevant for as long as it has. Even more incredible is that the latest version looks to be the best yet. NetherRealm's Erin Piepergerdes reckons it's the gameplay that keeps people coming back time and time again. At the heart, the gameplay is the most important thing, she told Siliconera, Its what keeps people..
Embedded above is the first gameplay trailer of Kratos' cameo appearance in Mortal Kombat
Our hats go off to NetherRealm Studios. They've done an outstanding job capturing the essence of the Kratos character in a totally different game. Perhaps most exciting, and comical, is the twee reference to God Of War's famous QTE sequences. We can't wait for the new Mortal Kombat. Kratos is just the icing on..
The kraftily titled Mortal Kombat Kollector's Edition will kome with a kool kollectible figurine in the UK
The book-ends from the US version are out, and its place is a statue of Sub-zero and Scorpion kicking the krap out of each other. There's also an exclusive art-book and an in-game retro "ninja costume" to sweeten the deal. Now let's all dance to the Mortal Kombat theme song.
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God Of War III's director, Stig Asmussen, has taken to the PlayStation Blog to talk about Kratos' cameo in Mortal Kombat
The Sony Santa Monica gaffer pointed out, "Mortal Kombat had a huge influence on me growing up. I remember the first time I saw it in the arcade I almost crapped myself!" He added: "I was like, 'Look what they did to that guy! Im out of quarters! When well I..
We'd never tell him for fear of getting our head ripped off, but that lamp-shade Raiden from Mortal Kombat insists on wearing is a fashion nightmare
Seriously, look at him. How can he feel comfortable looking like that? The shame.</em>
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Thank the heavens, at least one fighting game developer understands the importance of training players how to play before throwing them into impossibly difficult match-ups
This latest Mortal Kombat trailer is a bit dry — since when did developers actually start fronting their products? — but it's massively exciting for part-time fighting game players like ourselves. Introducing the Challenge..
We might be one of the only PlayStation outlets getting giddy over NetherRealm's Mortal Kombat reboot, but we say screw the haters — it's time to kick some butt! Thankfully we'll get an opportunity next week as Warner Bros confirms an exclusive demo for PlayStation Plus subscribers on March 8th. The demo will let you take control of four fighters — Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Mileena and Johnny..
According to reports on IGN AU, Mortal Kombat has been refused classification in Australia
The site states that retail outlets have been asked to remove any promotional material, as well as cancel pre-orders. Which downright sucks for any Australian's hyped about the upcoming brawler. For their part, publisher Warner Bros has said that it's "extremely disappointed" about the decision,..
The latest issue of GameInformer has confirmed two more characters set to be added to the upcoming Mortal Kombat reboot's roster
The mass-armed Goro will join the buxom Jade, with the former's lair stage teased. Hopefully we won't have to wait too long to see the characters in action.
Kratos has a very distinct gameplay feel in the God Of War games that's been copied honoured in a range of other video games
With Sony's leading anti-hero set to make an appearance in NetherRealm's upcoming Mortal Kombat reboot, director Ed Boon's reassured fans that the studio's pulling out all the stops to ensure the character's trademark "feel" is in tact in the beat 'em up. Speaking..
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