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Friday, May 15, 2020

LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game Free Now

TT Fusion is offering LEGO-themed platformer title LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game for free on PC, PS4 and Xbox until May 21.

Encouraging everyone in current troubling times of a global crisis, video game companies are giving away free games to help people stay home fighting boredom and help suppressing spread of COVID-19 pandemic worldwide.

Following footsteps of Bandai Namco Entertainment, Square Enix and Ubisoft, developer TT Fusion and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment recently announces to offer free copies of LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game.

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LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game Free Now

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LEGO-themed action-adventure game Ninjago came out in 2017 and based on an animated movie of the same name. It has a single-player campaign mode that is largely focused on fighting enemies instead of usual puzzle-solving.

There are about 101 characters to pick from and unlike many LEGO games; Ninjago lets you play with up four players in "Battle Maps" mode. Eight locations from the movie are featured where you can test your skills in Challenge Dojo.

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Play as as Lloyd, Nya, Jay, Kai, Cole, Zane and Master Wu himself to save your home island of Ninjago. In order to defeat Lord Garmadon and his shark army, you must rank up to master Ninjagiity and upgrade your skills in combat.

LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game is free to claim right now and download on PC via Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One until May 21. So, you have almost a week to add this freebie to your online library to enrich your collection.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath Gameplay Reveal

NetherRealm reveals brand-new gameplay footage for Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath, out on May 26, 2020.

Only a week ago, developer NetherRealm Studios and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has officially announced upcoming paid DLC expansion pack Aftermath and new fighters for 2.5D fighting game Mortal Kombat 11.

Aftermath is set to arrive on May 26, 2020, for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, serving as a story addition. NetherRealm just revealed a full-length gameplay trailer in anticipation of its release by end of this month.

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Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath Gameplay Reveal

RELATED: Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath DLC Announced

A lengthy gameplay trailer of Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath is revealed showcasing moves of new Kombatants.




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Kick-starting right after MK11 final boss battle, Aftermath DLC debuts of two returning series character; Shokan warrior Sheeva, God of Wind Fujin and cybernetic cop from a distant future, officer Alex Murphy AKA Robocop from 80's movie.

Though story premise of Aftermath may not suit Robocop much, players are still very much intrigued to see how everyone's favorite android police character plays out and eventually fares against greatest protectors of Earthrealm.

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Often assisted by peacekeeping machine ED-209, majority of RoboCop's moves are mostly shooting-based including Fatality and Krushing Blows. Fujin specializes in aerial attacks and Sheeva excels in stomping over her opponents.

Just like any other guest fighters, RoboCop had a gray suit in first film and it was much bluer in RoboCop 2. MK11: Aftermath expansion will feature both of them to choose from and a Cyber Ninja RoboCop variant, which is NetherRealm version.

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RoboCop in Mortal Kombat 11

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Mortal Kombat 11 has already added The Joker from DC Comics and Terminator T-800 from The Terminator franchise. RoboCop is their latest inclusion to DLC character roster from non-Mortal Kombat media for upcoming Kombat Pack 2.

When Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath finally launches, how these fighters interact with existing roster will be worth looking forward to. Purchasing early on PS4 gets you a free MK11 dynamic theme of Raiden and Liu Kang as pre-order bonus.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath DLC Announced

NetherRealm Studios announces paid DLC expansion Aftermath for Mortal Kombat 11, coming May 26.

A year after releasing 2.5D fighting game Mortal Kombat 11, developer NetherRealm Studios and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is finally ready to explore next chapter of through additional post-launch DLC content.

After a brief tease for release of an upcoming paid expansion, NetherRealm has announced Aftermath DLC today featuring brand-new cinematic story, new fighter characters and skin packs, set to arrive on May 26 for all platforms.

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Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath DLC Announced

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING CONTAINS POTENTIAL SPOILERS FOR MORTAL KOMBAT 11.

Latest official trailer for MK11 takes a twisted turn and expands its critically acclaimed story campaign.




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Story mode for Mortal Kombat 11 leads to collision of many different timelines due to intervention from Kronika, keeper of time. Raiden merges with revenant form of Liu Kang, becoming Fire God Liu Kang to thwart her evil plan.

After she is defeated in battle, Liu Kang gains control over sands of time and intends to restore history alongside a now-mortal Raiden. From here on, MK11 story expansion Aftermath kick-starts with a new twist that no one has foreseen.

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Before they could precede, Fujin, Nightwolf and Shang Tsung show up from a portal warning him to stop. Kept as Kronika's prisoners, they are freed upon her demise and now came to warn Liu Kang before he unknowingly dooms everyone.

During his fight with Kronika, her Crown of Souls was shattered by Liu Kang and an attempt to restart history without it will destroy her Hourglass and all reality as well unless they retrieve it from Shang Tsung's island before she can take it.

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A recurring villain and sub-boss in Mortal Kombat history; Shang Tsung has made a surprise return for Kombat Pack DLC and reprised by actor Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, who portrayed the character in 1995 live-action Mortal Kombat movie.

Newest addition of Kombatants includes returning character Fujin, who is God of Wind wielding a signature crossbow and sword. Making his debut in Mortal Kombat 4, he can walk on and command air to use it against his rivals in a fight.

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Kombat Pack 2 Revealed

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Also joining in latest roster is Sheeva, a multilimbed Shokan warrior of pure brute force to decimate her opponents, followed by iconic cybernetic police officer, Alex Murphy AKA Robocop from a dystopian futuristic Detroit City.

Similar to Hiroyuki Tagawa, actor Peter Weller (Dexter, Sons of Anarchy) is reviving his character from 1987 action film RoboCop. All three newly revealed DLC fighters will be part of next Kombat Pack instead of individual release.

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In a free update on Aftermath DLC release, Mortal Kombat 11 players will receive four new stages; Dead Pool, Kronika's Keep, RetroKade and Soul Chamber. NetherRealm dev team is bringing back Friendships and Stage Fatalities.

Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath story DLC is priced $39.99 only, bundled with Kombat Pack 2 characters and currently available for pre-order on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One to get Eternal Klash skin pack as bonus.

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Mortal Kombat 11 Adds Spawn

Gameplay trailer of DLC character Spawn for Mortal Kombat 11 reveals first look of his demonic appearance.

Long before revealing of Kombat Pack and an official confirmation from developer NetherRealm Studios, veteran comic-book creator Todd McFarlane (Haunt, Venom) has teased of his popular creation Spawn to join Mortal Kombat 11 in 2018.

This iconic anti-hero from Image Comics is currently headed to join roster of 2.5D fighting game MK11 on March 17 as part of Early Access for Kombat Pack owners and then will become available for all major platforms on March 24, 2020.

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Mortal Kombat 11 Adds Spawn

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NetherRealm has released an official gameplay trailer to showcase what Spawn is bringing to the table.




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Jumping into arena from above a church, Spawn engages Scorpion in a duel and immediately starts employing his cape, chains and firearms. Is attack includes pulling a fiery chain out of the ninja specter and a crushing blow to his abdomen.

In showdown against Erron Black and Kotal Kahn, he pulls out a few more tricks with his shackles and burned them in Hellfire for a bit. There are an extensive use of weapons in combat and stabbing at rival players with his chains involved.

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Facing off against Scorpion, Spawn delivers a Krushing Blow that is getting his opponent caught into a mini-explosion before raining bullets on him. It ends up with two demonic hands reaching out of ground to pull his enemy for a final finishing.

When performing his Fatality move "Rest in Pieces", Spawn would simply guide his chains to strangle his challenger and strip flesh out. Finally, he then cloaked them up in Necroplasm aura under his cape to rip the rest of their body.

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Spawn has debuted back in 1992; same year as Mortal Kombat and these two franchises are finally crossing over after 28 years. NetherRealm dev team has spent over six months to get his iconic costume and cape just right for MK11.

Original voice actor Keith David (Barbershop, Pitch Black) from Emmy award-winning HBO animated series Todd McFarlane's Spawn will be reprising his role through in-game dialogue and interaction with many series characters.

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Spawn is joining as sixth and final DLC character alongside Nightwolf, Shang Tsung, Sindel, Terminator T-800 and The Joker. Kombat Pack owners will also get access to Matinee Skin Pack and Spawn-inspired character skin for Jacqui Briggs.

Mortal Kombat 11 is currently available to play on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms. Todd McFarlane is making his directorial debut with a Spawn live-action feature film that is currently under development.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Ni no Kuni Anime Movie Coming to Netflix

English dub of Ni no Kuni anime movie heads over to popular online streaming platform Netflix on January 2020.

Last summer, a full-length animated movie adaptation based on popular role-playing game series Ni no Kuni from developer Level-5 and publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment premiered in Japan, originally distributed by Warner Bros.

Prepping up for a Western release, this anime spin-off is skipping cinemas and instead an English dub for the film simply titled NiNoKuni is set to make Netflix debut on January 16, which has recently acquired its streaming rights.

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Ni no Kuni Anime Movie Coming to Netflix

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Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch launched back in 2011 as an enhanced version of Dominion of the Dark Djinn that featured an extended ending and is followed by an ambitious sequel, Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom in 2018.

Premise of the first game revolves around a boy named Oliver who travels to a magical world to save his loving mother. There, he must face-off evil wizard Shadar in order to free Alicia, a counterpart of his mother on that dimension.

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Studio Ghibli animator Yoshiyuki Momose, who previously worked on Wrath of the White Witch and Revenant Kingdom has directed the film. Both Yoshiyuki and his animation house collaborated in production of first Ni no Kuni game remake.

NiNoKuni anime movie for online streaming service Netflix focuses on two average teens taking a mystical journey to save the life of a friend. Although not openly connected to original games, it surely follows a similar plot premise.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Warner Bros. Cancelled Two Superman Games

According to rumors, Warner Bros. has developed and cancelled two open-world Superman games from 2013.

In a day and age of superhero comics, movies and TV shows, only a few renowned characters among many has made a booming transition into popular video games like Batman: Arkham series and Marvel's Spider-Man.

According to industry insider James Sigfield, Warner Bros. has been trying to make an open-world Superman game since 2013 by taking pitches from many parties and has cancelled two of them in past six years period.

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Warner Bros. Cancelled Two Superman Games

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One of these titles was going the same way of 2018's best-selling superhero adventure game Spider-Man for PlayStation 4. It was supposed to have Man of Steel flying around in an open-world Metropolis fighting many of his arch-nemesis.

For reasons unknown, this title has got canned in a prototype stage of development, followed by another one titled Superman: Unborn that met the same fate by publisher company Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment.

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James Sigfield took Twitter to share a few scrapped piece of concept art from reportedly cancelled Superman game.


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Instead of setting around in Metropolis, "Unborn" was planned to be less of an open-world to limit Superman's strength. It was set within bottled city of Kandor and had both Brainiac and Doomsday as primary antagonists among a few others.

This part of detail seems to tie to previous a leak from May 2018 on image-based online bulletin board 4chan that mentioned Brainiac as its main villain. However, that rumored title had Metropolis as its premise instead of Kandor.

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Superman Game Scrapped Character Concept Art

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Unborn ended up being cancelled because Warner Bros. was adamant for developers to use Arkham engine, which is a heavily modified version of Unreal Engine 3 that has also been used to work on their latest release Injustice 2.

Due to such requirement and limitations of that engine, dev team couldn't get Superman to fly. Apparently, they have cancelled an untitled Suicide Squad game featuring characters like DeathStroke, Harley Quinn and Katana as well.

RELATED: Batman: Court of Owls Game Teased

Man of Steel was featured in some fighting games and side-scrolling brawlers but none of them has been able to see success so far like another iconic DC superhero Batman in Arkham franchise from developer Rocksteady Studios.

Currently, all efforts are focused on a yet to revealed Batman game from WB Montreal that would feature the Court of Owls and rumored to be called "Batman: Arkham Legacy", without having voice actor Kevin Conroy in lead role.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Street Fighter Cameo in Mortal Kombat Rejected by Capcom

A cameo by Street Fighter character in Mortal Kombat series was proposed but shot down by Capcom.

Video game crossover is an idea that is most commonly adapted in fighting games and a very popular among fans. Often times they would collaborate with inter-company franchises or bring out fighters from third-party series.

There was a time when Mortal Kombat creator has requested for characters from their rival series Street Fighter to make a cameo in their brutally violent fighting title but that proposal was eventually declined by folks at Capcom.

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Street Fighter Cameo in Mortal Kombat Rejected by Capcom

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It was revealed recently in an interview with Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono that Ed Boon has reached out for a cameo appearance of a character from Capcom's fighting games into one of NetherRealm Studios' own.

People working at Capcom back then was collectively uncomfortable with the idea of Street Fighter icons like Chun-Li or Ryu getting viciously murdered by Kitana, Scorpion or Sub-Zero with a deadly "Fatality" finishing move.

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Yoshinori Ono talked details about a collaboration effort between both parties and how it fell down in the end.

It's true that a proposal for a Street Fighter character in Mortal Kombat was rejected by Capcom. But it wasn't me personally! There were many people at the company that felt that it wasn't a good fit for our characters. I actually met Ed at the Brazil game show and spoke to him personally about it. So it's true - but I didn't make the decision!

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Characters from these two popular franchises have made a name for them within gaming industry and have appeared in many different games from other companies but they never crossed paths with each other yet.

Although their characters do not match well due to tonal differences, a possibility for future collaboration is not necessarily ruled out since they have fair share of crossover like Marvel Vs. Capcom and SNK Vs. Capcom series under their belt.

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Despite belonging to fighting games genre, both MK series and SF are popular among fans for distinct traits like addictive gameplay or gory combat moves with an established lore full of charismatic characters to back that up.

Once, both Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter games have totally dominated arcade era but that competition has cooled down when these titles found a new home in consoles to a wide range of audience from different ages.

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NetherRealm collided with Injustice franchise previously and brought heroes of DC Universe to their game. Even though it didn't work out this time, Capcom is always more than happy to work in partnership if they find something they like.

A more anime-esque world of Street Fighter would probably make not much sense in a darker world of Mortal Kombat for sure but that possibility is not completely out of the table yet as Capcom has not completely denied anything.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 Free Trial Weekend for Consoles

NetherRealm Studios announces free trial weekend for Mortal Kombat 11 over the weekend on PS4 and Xbox consoles.

In April 23, 2.5D fighting game Mortal Kombat 11 from developer NetherRealm Studios and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment came out on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, followed by Nintendo Switch on May 10.

Though it may sound crazy to many but MK11 throwing off a free trial weekend on PS4 and Xbox consoles that starts from October 11, 12:01 AM PDT/3:01 AM EDT and will run until October 14, 12:59 PM PDT/3:59 AM EDT.

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Mortal Kombat 11 Free Trial Weekend for Consoles

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Below is an official trailer that highlights select contents of MK11 playable over the weekend on major consoles.




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Aside from accessing all multiplayer game modes, players can get their hands on custom character variation system to customize kombatants. Cinematic story mode content will be limited to first two chapters within trial period.

All base character alongside newcomer DLC fighters Nightwolf, Shang Tsung and newly introduced Terminator T-800 model from upcoming live-action film Terminator: Dark Fate is available to go bloody brutal on your opponents.

RELATED: Mortal Kombat 11 Adds Terminator T-800

You can take these three Kombat Pack fighters in Towers of Time mode for a little test run. These long-anticipated characters, especially Arnold Schwarzenegger as Terminator is reason enough to draw anyone in for a tryout, right?

In order to access and play online contents like multiplayer matches, players would require membership to PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold. However, that will not be the case for downloading trial or going through single-player content.

RELATED: Mortal Kombat 11: How to Unlock Frost

If you have kept yourself from joining the kombat arena and test your skills against heroes of NetherRealm, then now would be a very good time to step in and you can also carry over any progress you make to main game later.

A publisher sale is running during this promotion on Microsoft Store, Nintendo eShop and PlayStation Store, to let you purchase Mortal Kombat 11 and Kombat Pack for 40% off. So, get over here and join MK11 free trial weekend.