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Warner Bros. announces Mortal Kombat

Warner Bros. announces Mortal Kombat

Warner Bros. has announced today a new Mortal Kombat developed by Netherrealm for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, set to launch in 2011. The new features are a new graphic engine and new game modes such as Co-op Arcade Mode and Tag-Team up to 4 players online. Press release and trailer inside.

Press release:

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Announces Mortal Kombat

Brutal Fighting Game Created By Original Game Developer With New Name – NetherRealm Studios

For PlayStation®3 Computer Entertainment System and Xbox 360® Videogame and Entertainment System from Microsoft

BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announces Mortal Kombat, the most brutal installment of the landmark fighting game to date for release on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft in 2011. Mortal Kombat is being developed by the newly re-named NetherRealm Studios, led by Mortal Kombat creator and creative director Ed Boon.

The newest chapter of the iconic fight franchise marks a triumphant return to the series’ mature presentation and a reinvention of its classic 2D fighting mechanic. Driven by an all new graphics engine, the fan favorite Fatality is back and presented in more gory detail than ever before. In addition, Mortal Kombat introduces a number of new game-play features including tag team and the deepest story mode of any fighting game. Players can choose from an extensive lineup of the game’s iconic warriors and challenge their friends in traditional 1 vs. 1 matches, or take on several new game modes.

“We are bringing the Mortal Kombat franchise back to gamers with the talented NetherRealm Studios team creating the game fans long to play,” said Martin Tremblay, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “Re-establishing the brand with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Mortal Kombat innovates on past games while staying true to the brand’s legendary characters and fighting style.”

“We can’t wait for players to get their hands on Mortal Kombat,” said Ed Boon, Creative Director, NetherRealm Studios. “This game really is a response to what players have been demanding: mature presentation, reinvented 2D fighting mechanic and the best, most gruesome fatalities ever!”

Mortal Kombat introduces a number of new game modes as well as the most extensive online experience ever seen in a fighting game. Up to 4 players can battle “tag-team”- 2 players can team up in the new “Co-op Arcade Mode” or compete against another team online.


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Commented on 2010-06-10 17:36:48
Was hoping for a new art direction, looks good though and I'm glad its 2D again (except for fatalities apparently, which is fine). I see some old levels in there which is awesome.
Commented on 2010-06-10 17:37:42
I just wish they'd have better animations. Still this is looking rather good. I hope the movie receives the go ahead to from WB!
Commented on 2010-06-10 17:48:54
Where is Scorpion????

Badass reminds me a lot of the glory MK days!!
Commented on 2010-06-10 17:52:36
Will probably be a great choice for everyone who rather plays a horrible fighting game with alot of gore, than a good one without.

In other words: Will probably sell great in USA, like the previous games have done...
Commented on 2010-06-10 17:54:31
Finish Him!!!
Commented on 2010-06-10 18:45:38 In reply to IRAIPT0IR
Posted by IRAIPT0IR
Where is Scorpion????

Badass reminds me a lot of the glory MK days!!
Totally agree, where is he??? It´s obligatory to have him in the trailer.

Anyway, could be a really interesting MK game. As people have already said, the animations don´t look that good but the 2D approach looks sweet.

Holy cow, that lettering in the logo looks soooo boring.
Commented on 2010-06-10 19:07:09
Reminds me of the old MK games and that is, to say the least, a HUGE plus. Then again i know the gameplay will be broken and shitty so i'll just stick with Tekken for now :)
Commented on 2010-06-10 19:19:28
Characters' moves don't look very fluid. Could do much better in the animations department. I'd rather have Mortal Kombat Trilogy on the Arcade =D
Commented on 2010-06-10 19:29:52
this looks like classic MK in every way but the graphics, which is a very, very, very good thing.
Commented on 2010-06-10 19:36:45
Well, well, well... I thought MK was basically buried but it's always nice to see a comeback. I just hope that it will be nothing like the last installment. This one still doesn't match the fast pace and ferocity of the 2D games. Gotta admit that the only MK in 3D that I liked was Shaolin Monks. But at least the characters don't look so weirdly bulky like before. Or maybe I should wait with saying that after seeing Sonya. She has suffered a lot on her looks after MK3.
And why do they call it just Mortal Kombat? There already has been one, the first.
Commented on 2010-06-10 20:07:52
seen the footage.. looks pretty meh to me.

I'd like to see digital actors used again.. 2D high rez ones with flawless animation
Commented on 2010-06-10 21:32:28 In reply to bleachedsmiles
Posted by bleachedsmiles
seen the footage.. looks pretty meh to me.

I'd like to see digital actors used again.. 2D high rez ones with flawless animation
I second that idea. Haven't even heard anyone saying that before. Would be interesting, although it might just have a value to the old-timers. I suppose that 2D in the mainstream games is pretty much dead. Maybe if someone would amateur-make some unrelated project...
Commented on 2010-06-10 22:01:27
oh gameplay looks just as rubbish as it's always been. MK doesnt just need a new coat of paint. it needs a new approach to the combat. at the very least give us some decent animations. old MK games where limited by the tech and the menthod of creating their characters (photographic still frames) so why in gods name do we still get that clunky "missing frames" animation on a system 3 generations on. they need to get with the times. maybe then the MK name would have more relevance today then it currently does.
Commented on 2010-06-10 22:03:50
Y'know, this looks like what they should have done instead of MK vs DC. You notice that it is the exact same tech with many of the same models, but none of DC extras and all the sacrifices they had to make to get them. Low and behold, it looks and feels significantly better because it suddenly feels true to its roots again.

Whether or not this change will be able to save the series, we will just have to wait and see. :p
Commented on 2010-06-10 22:15:08
The MK series is as it is because the only reason people play it is the blood and gore. The game is an imbalanced stack of shitty design choices through and through and well...let's just say that poor animation is the least of my worries when it comes to this title :)
Commented on 2010-06-10 22:46:12
I can't wait until they release a demo and also to see how many people would say they'd like to get this game. So far it looks just like the previous games in almost every way so I suppose I'll pass and wait if they nail it the next time.
Commented on 2010-06-10 23:23:51
Return to form, it seems!
Commented on 2010-06-11 05:15:53
Interested! It looks nice.
Commented on 2010-06-11 08:05:28
ladies and gentlemen MK IS BACK
Commented on 2010-06-11 09:12:49
its not a good game but its my cup of tea, day on purchase^^
Commented on 2010-06-11 11:30:46
I saw the trailer on kotaku yesterday, have to say it's got me rather excited and don't look half bad. This is the MK we've kinda been waiting for, none of us played it for uber balance or in depth combat, we played it for fun and brutal fatalities, the spinny hat in ground drag at the end makes me cringe.

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