Back in the days of Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis the fighting video game series Mortal Kombat was the one giving politicians and concerned parents streaks in their underpants. The game featured gory finishing moves after each round, if you knew what buttons to mash at the right time, resulting in characters that would rip out the spine of their opponent or decapitate them. Mortal Kombat is coming back in a weird way!
I was browsing an official Playstation magazine and came across a gem of odd news, there is apparently a Mortal Kombat vs. DC Comics fighting game in the works! Sounds like a joke, but they assure me in the print that it is not. How does something like this work? Couldn’t Superman just kick everyone’s ass? Well, keep in mind that there is a lot of magic involved with the fighters from mortal Kombat and Superman can be weakened by such forces. On the flipside you could argue, well then how does Batman stand a chance without magic powers? The storyline could very easily involve Batman gaining some new powers as the DC comics and Mortal Kombat worlds are mashed together.
MK Vs DC is set to be a 3d fighter with full destructible environments, with gameplay and fighting styles changing from map to map for certain characters ala that might crash through a floor and into another world/arena and do the Squatting Tiger instead of the Praying Monkey fight stance; or something like that. There is indeed a teaser trailer out for the game, which you can find on Youtube. Many people were initially worried that this was a fake, a scam by some fanboy, but the game is indeed a very real production. The trailer shows Batman and Subzero battling it out in an environment that seems to break away and turn into a new environment.
Currently the game is being scheduled to release for both the X-Box 360 and Playstation 3. I did see an interview conducted by Gamespot, which got Ed Boon (he works with Mortal Kombat) spilling information and concerns. It seems he think the inclusion of DC Comics may actually tone down the blood and gore that made Kombat a popular franchise. However, comic fans and gaming fans need not worry about artwork and visuals for the game because supposedly the best of the best from both worlds of franchises are contributing. A tweaked Unreal III engine is the basis for the gameplay.
The Mortal Kombat series was made by Midway.
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