Showing posts with label Mortal Kombat. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mortal Kombat. Show all posts

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 Adds Jade

As an undead Revenant warrior from Netherrealm, classic fighter Jade joins the growing roster of Mortal Kombat 11.

Following an official announcement at The Game Awards 2018, upcoming 2.5D fighting game Mortal Kombat 11 from developer NetherRealm Studios and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has said to have 25 playable characters during release.

We have seen many series favorite return to action for the latest installment that is set to launch on April 23, 2019 for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. One of the newest additions to MK11 roster is revealed to be Edenian assassin Jade.

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Mortal Kombat 11 Adds Jade

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Joining the conflict with her fierce combat skills, official reveal trailer for Jade displays her amazing movesets from the game.




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Swinging her green bo staff, this deadly warrior enters the arena as an undead Revenant and in her first fight against Baraka, she goes all out on the Tarkatan tribe war chief by beating the living hell out of him with her attack moves.

Then she stabbed down his spine and slashed his throat before sticking a knife on his head. In time for performing a fatality, Jade impales Baraka with her bo staff through his bloody head, popping his left eye out and then cutting his lower body apart.

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She shows almost the same ruthlessness against Skarlet and Sonya Blade on two different matches by crushing their bones and ripping them apart. A great deal of her moves comes from her iconic staff weapon with occasional use of blades every now and then.

After appearing in Mortal Kombat II as a hidden fighter, Jade eventually became playable in Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 and almost instantly became a fan-favorite. In 2011 reboot of Mortal Kombat, her character was killed off in story mode.

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However, she is resurrected by an evil sorcerer and now back from the dead to fight once again. Her arrival may also be a heralding the return of Kitana and Mileena to the franchise as well, because many character slots are still empty.

Although she was not present in Mortal Kombat X except for a cameo, developer Netherrealm decided to bring Jade back for Mortal Kombat 11 to complete their ambitious roster. Hopefully, fans were delighted to see her coming back only months before the title releases.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 Reveal Event

The community event for Mortal Kombat 11 revealed new gameplay features, fatalities and the first female boss of MK series.

Before Mortal Kombat 11 was eventually announced at The Game Awards 2018, the latest installment from Mortal Kombat fighting game series was teased by game director Ed Boon and then hinted by an angry voice actor Eduardo Garza last year.

The inevitable announcement of the newest title promised to provide more details on the game during a community event on January 17, 2019 and the entire jam-packed show gave us a lot of information to get hyped up about the game until it releases.

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Mortal Kombat 11 Reveal Event

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Presented through a livestream on Mixer, Twitch and YouTube, the public reveal event for MK11 offers gameplay and story details.




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Showcasing from gameplay videos, story trailer and new character introductions, developer NetherRealm Studios and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment gave us loads of information on the next MK game during the reveal event at Los Angeles.

Fans already have the first look at the revamped design of Dark Raiden, Scorpion and pre-order bonus character Shao Kahn. However, the Mortal Kombat roster is obviously more than just three bad-ass fighters and more are yet to show up for sure.

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Although the announcement was filled with plenty of gore, the official gameplay reveal trailer expands onto that and shows the improvement below.




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The trailer marks the return of Baraka, Skarlet, Sonya Blade and Sub-Zero back to the newest conflict of MK franchise, each in a newly redefined avatar. Not only their outlook is changed, their moveset has been polished if not better than before.

Skarlet and Baraka has shown some of the most violent finishing moves on their defeated adversaries with the Imperial Bodyguard stabbing her enemy with hardened shards made of blood and War Chief of Tarkatan tribe biting off flesh from the bicep of Scorpion.

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Of course, "Fatalities" are one of the unique aspects of attraction of the gameplay and here goes another trailer highlighting that.




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It is obvious that the trademark fatalities of a fighter from any MK title will be full of bone breaking and flesh ripping aside from the stage getting covered in a pool of blood. Well, guess what? NetherRealm Studios have summed up an entire video full of that above for the upcoming release.

As usual, the developers got creative on making a bloody mess of each fighter at every given chance they had. All these gory showdown of kicking and screaming comes down to the gruesome finishes and to secure a flawless victory.

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If you are done with crushing bones and tearing body-parts, then here is an official footage of story prologue revolves around the plot of MK11.




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As we predicted earlier, Raiden goes full dark side this time and he will have no tolerance towards anyone who threatens Earthrealm. The God of Thunder decides to inflict a darker shade of justice by killing any enemies of the realm before they make any move.

Following the ending of Mortal Kombat X, a defeated Shinnok was taken in by the protector of Earthrealm to the Jinsei Chamber and endlessly torturing the old sorcerer. The fallen antagonist then points out to his captor that wearing his amulet, Raiden has changed for better.

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Elder God, Dark Raiden

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When Shinnok reminds him that he cannot really kill an Elder God, the lightning states that there are fates worse than death before decapitating his head to deliver it to Liu Kang of Netherrealm as a sign of warning and then teleports away.

What he doesn't know is that a new, fearful enemy named Kronica arrives at the scene, who dubs herself as "The Keeper of Time" and wishes to destroy the now corrupt Elder God for upsetting balance and meddling with timeline itself by previously changing it.

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One of the main characters throughout the series and the first female fighter, Sonya Blade gets a solo reveal trailer of her own.




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Even before the reveal event, there was rumor on social media of former UFC champion and current WWE Women's Champion Ronda Rousey to voice for fan-favorite Sonya Blade, which definitely turn out to be true and fans are happy as well.

Rousey was present at the livestream stage presentation and you can also see her in recording studio voicing for the character. Given her career background is being of a renowned martial artist, we can see her fitting well into the shoes of this strong female character.

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We all saw boss character Kronika at the end of the announcement trailer but newcomer Geras has remained a secret up until his official reveal.




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Debuting straight to the eleventh installment from the mainline MK games, Geras is shown as a force of nature. Aside from the newly introduced villain Kronika, he has some control over time, which makes him a pretty intimidating and threatening opponent.

Geras has mostly displayed his ability of manipulating other than his superior fighting skills.
The untold origin of this mysterious character within the lore and how he gets in conflict with the protectors of Earthrealm is yet to be revealed.

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By now, anyone who watched any of these video clips above already knows that recurring boss character Shao Kahn will be joining the fighters in the legendary death match as a pre-order bonus character but whether or not he has any involvement to the story is still unclear.

Pre-order for Mortal Kombat 11 is now available and the game will be released for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on April 23, 2019. We are hyped up with all of these exciting reveals and cannot wait to see Dark Raiden in action upon launch.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Image Comics' Spawn May Appear In Mortal Kombat 11

Mortal Kombat 11 is returning to the skull-crushing, blood-soaked glory of the series in 2019 and artist Todd McFarlane hints Spawn might be in it.

After taking a long, hard way from E3 2018 to the nearing end of the year, developer NetherRealm Studios revealed upcoming Mortal Kombat 11 from their decades old fighting game series Mortal Kombat at The Game Awards 2018 event.

The official reveal trailer already gave us the showoff between Raiden and Scorpion. In fact, there might be different versions of them. Recently, veteran comic-book creator Todd McFarlane (Haunt, Venom) hinted that his popular creation Spawn might even join in.

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Spawn May Appear In Mortal Kombat 11

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The titular franchise has started its journey back in 1992 and released more than twenty games so far. McFarlane also created Spawn in the same year for Image Comics and it has grown a distinct identity within the comic book community.

Aside from his indie works, he served as an artist for Marvel Comics and during his stint on Spider-Man ongoing series; he co-created a villain character with David Michelinie for the hero named Venom, who became an immensely popular anti-hero.

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While doing an AMA on Reddit in anticipation for the Blu-ray and DVD release of the Venom live-action movie, McFarlane teased possibility of the arrival of his creation into the mix of MK warriors.



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As he joined the discussion, a member of the social news site asks him if he would let Spawn be in Mortal Kombat 11 and he responded by saying, "I believe he's on his way...", which is the closest we can get as a confirmation at this point.

Previously, the series included popular characters from horror movies like Jason Voorhees, Leatherface, Predator and Xenomorph to the roster. On that note, bringing Spawn on board will not make things weird at all.

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Todd McFarlane is going to make his directorial debut with upcoming Spawn live-action feature film that will start filming on 2019 and MK11 launching on April 23, 2019 is a nice way for advance tie-in before the character hits the theater.

Though details regarding the playable character list are scarce, we know Raiden, Scorpion and Shao Kahn are returning with a mysterious new character for Mortal Kombat 11, which could be the fictional antihero we are talking about and we can only weigh in on that after the public reveal event on January 17.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Mortal Kombat 11 Announced

Mortal Kombat 11 is revealed at The Game Awards 2018 and it turns out to be an absolute gore fest between Dark Raiden and Scorpion!

Earlier this year, a Tweet from game director Ed Boon of NetherRealm Studios started speculation that he may have teased upcoming release of Mortal Kombat fighting game series, Mortal Kombat XI and it will be revealed on E3 2018 but never happened anyway.

A few weeks ago from today, voice actor Eduardo Garza blasts his frustration on Twitter for being removed from the project, which may or may not be MKXI but surely is the next installment and everyone believed the title will be announced at The Game Awards 2018.

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Mortal Kombat 11 Announced

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So, here we are now to witness the world premiere trailer of Mortal Kombat 11 in its gory glory and intensity of the iconic franchise.




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The trailer opens up on a destroyed Courtyard full of charred corpse of monks at night and then two fighters collide in air from both sides out of nowhere. We see Scorpion grabbing Raiden in mid-air and pinning down to the ground before stabbing him with a katana blade.

The God of Thunder stands up to return the favor and impales his opponent with a lightning spear after landing some serious blow of combos. On the background of this extreme beat down, a hip-hop track titled "Immortal" by 21 Savage is playing.

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The resurrected ninja then gets up to his feet to apparently stab the Elder God on his face and then delivering his famous spear attack. Raiden fights back by crushing the hard-shell face of his enemy and then blasted his head with a concentrated electric charge.

He turns around to see another version of the undead assassin entering the arena and goes up in flame to fly straight through the protector of Earthrealm. Scorpion then beheaded Dark Raiden and throws his spear into the head, thus finishing him off for a flawless victory.

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Flame Spear of Scorpion

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For curious minds, Raiden going to the dark side is a clear sign that the game picks up from the cliffhanger ending of Mortal Kombat X, where he warned to the new rulers of Netherrealm or to any invaders that he won't be as merciful as everyone knows him to be.

As for the two different iteration of Scorpion appearing, we believe the plot of MK11 either has some twist regarding Multiverse colliding or maybe the characters are going back and forth in time for some still undisclosed reason.

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Also, the ending of the trailer shows a glimpse of another female character, whose role in the story is yet to be revealed. Recurring antagonist Shao Kahn is returning to the game as a pre-order bonus character and will join the beta testing phase.

Developers have introduced a Custom Character Variation System that will grant players control to customize the fighters and some familiar face will come back too. A community event will take place on January 17 at 11 AM PST and more details on the title will come out eventually.

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Mortal Kombat 11 Community Event Announced

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Mortal Kombat 11 will be released on April 23, 2019 for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Previously characters from the game have appeared on Injustice: Gods Among Us and we believe somewhere along the line they may introduce some Injustice 2 characters in a future DLC as well.

For more than decades, the series has been one of the most popular among fighting game genre and features some of the most iconic warriors that ever stepped into an arena. Seeing it all return with a strong follow-up definitely gives us the chills down the spine.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Mortal Kombat XI Revealed by Voice Actor

Anticipating NetherRealm Studios' title Mortal Kombat XI has been revealed ahead of time by former voice actor.

It has been three years since the last installment of legendary fighting game series Mortal Kombat was released back in 2015 as Mortal Kombat X from developer NetherRealm Studios and publisher Warner Bros. but we got no news of a sequel yet.

Neither the studio nor series co-creator Ed Boon has said anything about it but yet the cat might get out of the bag finally as a former voice actor of the project may have revealed Mortal Kombat XI on Twitter recently.

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Mortal Kombat XI Revealed by Voice Actor

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Though there is no official confirmation against or on behalf of this claim, fans of the franchise knows how tight lipped the developers are about their projects. Besides, NetherRealm actually confirmed working on a new game indeed but the title was never disclosed.

Some even rumored for a sequel of the crossover fighting game Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe but Ed Boon himself has shot that claim down. Then it the remaining hints points only toward the development of MKXI.

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However, a clearly unhappy voice actor Eduardo Garza blasts off all rumors on Mortal Kombat XI over Twitter regarding an issue and revealed that the game is indeed in the making.



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Turns out, MKXI very much exists and is in development Garza who was doing voice-over for Kung Lao and Reptile. He quickly took the social media to express his frustration, when he was removed from the project by Pink Noise and not directly by NetherRealm though.

Garza also worked on Krillin in Dragon Ball and Lucio in Overwatch in the past as dubbing actor. He also clarified later that he didn't know for sure whether it was MKXI, MK10.5 or MKXYZ, because they released Mortal Kombat XL as an extended version of MKX.

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Back in May 2018, Ed Boon actually dropped a potential tease replying a random Twitter user in response to a query regarding the newest DLC of Injustice 2, which made everyone believe that MKXI most probably be revealed at E3 2018.



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Boon using the letter "K" instead of "C" had us believe that there was going to be a big reveal at E3 but nothing happened so far! Right now, we are very close to The Game Awards '18, which will kick start on December 7 and would be a perfect stage to announce the game then.

Whenever NetherRealm and Warner Bros. decide to bring back the franchise with Mortal Kombat XI, we expect to see some major gameplay renovation and their micro-transaction mechanics to be fixed. Hopefully they have learned a lot from making Injustice: Gods Among Us and WWE Immortals.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Mortal Kombat XI May Be Announced at E3 2018

A playful tease on Twitter by Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon suggests the upcoming announcement for Mortal Kombat XI at E3 2018.

Before working on fighting game series like Injustice: Gods Among Us and WWE Immortals, NetherRealm Studios came to be known as the house of the legendary Mortal Kombat series. From the '90s era this franchise has been known to all for dreadful violence and a tense gameplay.

It has changed and then evolved over time but still remains popular after two decades. Recently, a Tweet from game's director Ed Boon may have teased for Mortal Kombat XI, which probably is on its way.

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Mortal Kombat XI May Be Announced at E3 2018

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Series creator Ed Boon has found immense success though the first Injustice game and its sequel, Injustice 2 but yet wants people to remember how important it is. Boon occasionally jokes around with his fans over social media every now and then.

This also supplies a lot of potential clues for upcoming games and additional contents. Most of the tie his Tweets are not just trolling and besides, since there is a hint of a tease, he probably isn't kidding and might really drop something.

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Lately, when a random Twitter user was pointing out that it would really be cool if their studio introduces a fourth DLC pack of new characters this year for their critically acclaimed fighting game Injustice 2.

Though he didn't shut him down on the possibility of that ever happening but decided to counter asking him "You know what ELSE would be kool....?" If you know that his history of fondness for using the letter "K" instead of "C", then you will notice that it surely is a tease for Mortal Kombat!



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Also, it all makes sense because from 2013, NetherRealm Studios has been releasing Mortal Kombat titles and Injustice series one after another. Since DC Universe fighting game Injustice 2 came out almost a year ago, an E3 2018 reveal won't really be that surprising at all.

Maybe will all these recent leaks from Walmart for upcoming games are what inspired Boon to be a bit playful about their upcoming project. The good news is, we will not have to wait much longer to find out the truth as E3 is almost upon us.

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The last game from the franchise was 2015's Mortal Kombat X, which was released on Android, iOS, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. So, it is safe to assume that the alleged new installment will also be compatible with these platforms as well.

For years, the studio has been developing all these incredible fighting games, which keeps us well entertained and always wanting some more. Let's just wait and see what Ed Boon and his teams are working so hard on these days!