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...
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...
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...
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..
Following an evening of announcements, Sony's top-secret PlayStation Vita press event in London last night housed one more hot reveal: Mortal Kombat Vitality
The game wasn't playable at the showcase, but its logo popped up as part of a presentation slide featuring third-party titles in development for the PS Vita. Details are scarce as the title's yet to be officially announced by Warner Bros, but..
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..
Sony's announced that it is planning to publish a monthly top twenty of the most popular PlayStation Network content from this month forward
Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection has topped the inaugural chart, with Resident Evil 4, From Dust and Angry Birds all placing within the top five. Check out the top twenty after the jump, or alternatively on the...
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..
Due out on the PlayStation Network this week, Warner Bros has released a brand new trailer for the Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection
The footage takes us back. Catch it after the break.
That was sooner than expected, huh? Warner Bros has gone ahead and attached an August 31st release date to the Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection. The downloadable compilation includes copies of the original Mortal Kombat trilogy: Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat 2 and Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3. The package will retail for $9.99 / £6.29.
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..
NetherRealm's recent Mortal Kombat reboot has given the gory franchise a new lease of life
As such, there's no better time to return to the originals that made it all possible. After literally months of speculation, the developer has confirmed the Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection for PlayStation 3. The $10 PlayStation Network download will launch in...
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.
Warner Bros has pledged its alleigance with the worst engine in video gam-
.. Whoops. Did we say that out loud? Sorry. Ahem. Let's start again: Warner Bros has signed a long-term deal with Epic, ensuring the publisher's portfolio exclusively uses the Unreal Engine until 2014. That means you can almost guarantee the next Batman and Mortal Kombat game will certainly use Epic's murky tech. As regular..
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>
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..
Kratos is a nice little addition for PlayStation 3 owners intending to pick up Mortal Kombat when it launches on 19th April next year
Retailer exclusive fatalities are not so nice. Still, that's exactly what Warner Bros. has announced, confirming original finishers for Scorpion, Sub-Zero and Reptile when the title is pre ordered from various retailers in the US. Warner Bros. would argue that those..
It was rumoured earlier in the week, but now NetherRealm's put an end to speculation: Kratos will join Mortal Kombat's character roster exclusively on PlayStation 3
The God Of War was officially revealed as part of the VGAs last night, despite waves of speculation last week. Check out the trailer after the jump. (Hint: It's pretty cool.)
HipHopGamer was spot on -- Sony's angry anti-hero, Kratos, is set to appear in yet another franchise that's not his own
The God Of War — who's already taken time from slaying Olympus to participate in a spot of golf — is apparently set to appear in the upcoming Mortal Kombat reboot's arcade mode. According to Official PlayStation Magazine, Kratos will get his own set of moves and fatality..
We love it when games try to give gameplay completely barren of plot a story
In Mortal Kombat you punch people, and rip their head off, and breath fire on them. That's all there is to it. And it's awesome. Is there really need to concoct some kind of revenge story involving clans and melodrama? NetherRealm thinks so.
Now the ICO and Shadow Of The Colossus collection has been announced for PS3, the current worst kept secret in the video game industry happens to belong to another PlayStation compilation package
The Mortal Kombat: HD Arcade Kollection has been popping up on retailers for months, but we've still not heard a squeak of a confirmation out of NetherRealm nor Warner Bros. Come on guys, get your act..
This new Mortal Kombat trailer makes us want to punch things
It has a similar effect to the first time we heard Limp Bizkit's "Break Stuff". We were impressionable young teenagers at the time; but man, that song made us want to punch people in the face. The franchise reboot from NetherRealm Studios is heading to PAX this weekend, and series creator Ed Boon seems genuinely excited about..
Warner Bros and NetherRealm has confirmed two new characters for the Mortal Kombat roster today: Cyrax and Kitana
Both will be playable in the new game set to launch next year. Don't forget, the game will feature full stereoscopic 3D support on the PlayStation 3.
Every three or four years we think to ourselves, "Y'know, we could really settle for some Mortal Kombat right now
" So we seek out a copy; be it a second-hand cartridge off eBay or a PSN download. We sit down, load the game up and lose our first fight. "Wh-?! What?" we declare in anguish, "Why is Mortal Kombat so slow, clunky and difficult?" We play about three rounds and..
Mortal Kombat's lead designer, John Edwards, has been talking up his game's multiplayer component
He's told GamingUnion that the reboot will have the most robust online fighting game system ever imagined. Were planning on having DLC for a lot of things, he said. Maybe new characters, new Fatalities, its pretty much open for anything...
If you were worried that last week's Mortal Kombat reveal looked a bit tame, we've embedded a montage after the jump that may just cause you to bring back your breakfast
Well, not quite, but know that Mortal Kombat is indeed back, for real this time. The footage comes via ScrewAttack, and looks kind of ridiculous. It's gory, it's gross, it's a bit stupid. That's exactly what we wanted right? Hell..
NetherRealm ain't messing around with the new Mortal Kombat game
They said it was a return to the franchise's heritage, and boy does the new trailer show that off. You can get it over at Kotaku. But be careful watching the ending - it shows a spinning blade and a dude's crotch making connection. Yup. Not messing around at all.
Warner Bros' has just announced the latest entry in the Mortal Kombat franchise, due to release sometime in 2011 on PS3
The game's in development at Ed Boon's newly named NetherRealm Studios. The new Mortal Kombat will bring the series back to its 2D heritage (at last), with a "triumphant return to the series mature presentation and a reinvention of its classic 2D fighting mechanic."..
Netherrealm's part of the Mortal Kombat lore
As fans of the franchise will be well aware. Thus it doesn't take a genius to figure out what Warner Bros. recently filed trademarks for "Netherrealm Studios" are all about. We'll literally close down PushSquare if a new Mortal Kombat game doesn't show up at E3. Well, maybe not. But we're pretty confident it's gonna happen.
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