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What’s the best-selling fighting game on the PlayStation 4? It probably won’t surprise you, but in the United States it’s Mortal Kombat X. Perhaps more shocking is just how much of a chokehold developer NetherRealm Studios has on this NPD published genre list, as Mortal Kombat 11 and Injustice 2 round out two more of the...
Here's your first look at Mortal Kombat 11 gameplay, courtesy of the title's big reveal event. The trailer confirms a number of returning characters, and it looks absolutely brutal. Obviously Mortal Kombat as a series is seeped in violence, but this next instalment seems to be taking it to the next level. Needless to say, if you're not a...
It promises to be big
You saw that headline coming, didn't you? Mortal Kombat 11 was announced at The Game Awards last year, and now we're just minutes away from the game's big reveal event. You can watch the whole thing via the stream that we've embedded above, which begins at 10:30 Pacific. That's 18:30 UK time, and 30 minutes from the publishing...
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..