Showing posts with label Netherrealm Studios. Show all posts
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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.

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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.

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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.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 Adds Terminator T-800

Gameplay reveal for DLC character Terminator T-800 comes in all-new official trailer of Mortal Kombat 11.

Drafted into Kombat Pack as a playable DLC character, Terminator is coming to 2.5D fighting game Mortal Kombat 11 from developer NetherRealm Studios and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment next week.

Terminator T-800 model from Terminator: Dark Fate will take on its role of a cybernetic killing machine and start offing combatants off the arena. A gameplay trailer is dropped to give you an idea of what his move sets are going to be.

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Mortal Kombat 11 Adds Terminator T-800

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Arnold Schwarzenegger's classic T-800 model makes its entrance into MK11 in style to terminate all opponents.




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Terminator T-800 has an appearance that resembles to its recent portrayal in upcoming live-action movie Terminator: Dark Fate. It makes a similar entry like it did in Terminator 2: Judgment Day when it came to save John Connor.

Confronted by Jax, it asks whether or not he is a Cyborg and then remarks that he will be terminated regardless. Then it basically goes bashing the rival fighter repeatedly and shoot him off with a pump-action shotgun round.

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T-800 displays its unique ability to use short-distance portals in a confrontation with Kano and then completely loses skin when Scorpion spews fire on it, revealing a much tougher robotic skeleton underneath synthetic molten flesh.

Upon triggering Krushing Blow, it would shoot player in the guts after hitting you with the weapon and awkwardly show a thumbs up but would grab by the legs in mid-air while mockingly saying "GET OVER HERE!" and finish up.

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Smile and Chill Out

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When performing signature Fatality, Terminator will shoot down lower half of a rival and then activate a time sphere to send their upper body to future, where one of its brethren will find them and finish them off with a plasma rifle blast.

Before Schwarzenegger's iconic Terminator character was finally included in Kombat Pack DLC, there were several rumors for T-800 to join Mortal Kombat 11 and NetherRealm did an amazing fan-service by adding most iconic action hero of all time.

Friday, May 31, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 Kombat Pack Adds Shang Tsung and More

New Mortal Kombat 11 trailer debuts Shang Tsung and confirms more characters for upcoming Kombat Pack DLC.

Already debuted with a roster of 25 playable characters, fighting game Mortal Kombat 11 is bringing more add-on fighters for their upcoming Kombat Pack DLC, starting with a former series antagonist and secondary sub-boss Shang Tsung.

Reprising his role from 1995 live-action Mortal Kombat movie, actor Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa returns to play his role as an evil sorcerer absorbing souls from his competitor and a brand-new video is released to showcase his deadly moves.

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Mortal Kombat 11 Kombat Pack Adds Shang Tsung and More

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Watch a re-defined version of Shang Tsung unleashing his feats of kombat in a new MK11 gameplay trailer.




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The trailer opens up with Shang Tsung going up against his rival Kung Lao, Liu Kang and Elder God Raiden. He charges at them with skull-shaped projectiles and other attacks aside from shape-shifts into Ermac, Rain, Reptile and Smoke during his fight.

When delivering his Fatal Blow, the cunning sorcerer uses combined moves of Sub-Zero, Scorpion and Noob Saibot to defeat Raiden. Then he summons Kintaro out of his opponent's body to finish it with Fatality and claim his soul!

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Shang Tsung was announced to be added in Kombat Pack as its first DLC character for back in March, even before the launch of MK11. Also joining him are recurring characters Nightwolf, Sindel and Todd McFarlane's comic-book character Spawn.

Two more playable fighters remains undisclosed yet and are about to join very soon. However, spattering blood on text from a chainsaw as well as ending sound hints at Ash from Evil Dead series and Terminator being those additional guest characters.

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Although actor Bruce Campbell has previously ruled out any possibility of Ash appearing in MK11 on Twitter, fans have found evidence for this cult horror protagonist to appear alongside Terminator and The Joker through datamining in-game files.

Those who already own Mortal Kombat 11 Premium Edition will get one-week early access to contents of Kombat Pack or you can simply buy it for $39.99 only. It will also be featuring 7 exclusive character skins and gear sets for customization.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 Grind to Fix After Latest PS4 Update

NetherRealm has rolled out a new PS4 update for Mortal Kombat 11 to rebalance grind and Towers of Time.

Newest 2.5D fighting game Mortal Kombat 11 turns out to be the best ever in entire Mortal Kombat franchise. However, it is not without its fair share of issues like outfit controversy of female fighters, political agenda and awful grind.

Seems like its player base took issue with their in-game mechanics that pushes towards micro-transactions for cosmetic items and developers have promised to deliver an adjustment earlier to fix that issue, which just rolled in today.

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Mortal Kombat 11 Grind to Fix After Latest PS4 Update

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Their latest update for MK11 live now on PlayStation 4 has worked out issues regarding its in-game economy and Towers of Time. Aside from increasing amount of Koins and Hearts as rewards, AI difficulty curve has been adjusted as well.

In order to reduce grind and for their troubles, developer NetherRealm Studios and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment decided to rewarding players with 500,000 Koins, 500 Hearts, 1,000 Soul Fragments and 1,000 Time Krystals.

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Just like MK11 players on PS4 received a considerable in-game boost, NetherRealm will be rolling out same "Community Gift" for Nintendo Switch, PC and Xbox One platforms to make Krypt mode more player-friendly and welcoming to everyone.

A recent blowback from fans on their in-game currency reward system has made developers acknowledge this problem. Primary changes on difficulty and other features are detailed in patch notes that can be found on Mortal Kombat sub-Reddit.

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Mortal Kombat 11 Towers of Time

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Earlier, there was a claim that it would require players to spend over $6,000 to unlock every cosmetic item due to its crunch mechanics and series creator Ed Boon has quickly dismissed that idea but fans have already lost their trust on them.

Since NetherRealm Studios has always been vocal against loot boxes and pay-to-win tactics, seems like Mortal Kombat 11 only turned out to be an abusive crunch simulator because of intervention from its money grabbing publisher Warner Bros.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11: How to Unlock Frost

Purchasable DLC fighter Frost is a hidden character within Mortal Kombat 11 that is easily unlockable in Story Mode.

After revealing their full character roster of playable fighters, developer NetherRealm Studios and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has recently released their newest fighting game Mortal Kombat 11 worldwide.

With many fan-favorite characters returning from past Mortal Kombat games, players were looking forward to Frost making a comeback. Though developers brought her back through a DLC, you can easily earn access to her in-game for free!

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Mortal Kombat 11: How to Unlock Frost

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Whereas you can simply pick up any character from entire roster that are available right away, NetherRealm decided to include this female Lin Kuei warrior in a non-exclusive DLC aside from already adding her as an unlockable hidden character in MK11.

In Story Mode of Mortal Kombat 11, one would require playing through entire Chapter 4 with any one of Scorpion and Sub-Zero or a combination of both on a rescue mission for Cyrax to unlock Frost, which is not really that difficult at all.

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Since they made Frost acquirable though gameplay locking her up for only $5.99 on all available platforms, it looks a lot like a cheap scheme to earn some extra buck off the pocket of die-hard fans of their critically-acclaimed franchise.

What is truly baffling here is that in spite of adding her for players to find in-game within a couple of hours into Story Mode, her DLC description had no mention of it and they only added later that you don't require an immediate purchase to get her.

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Exclusive Playable Skins

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Giving away pre-order bonus character Shao Kahn for MK11 is somewhat understandable but locking up a popular character behind a small paywall smells a lot like a scam because it doesn't even come with a $99.99 worth Premium Edition.

Seeing even Shao Kahn became available for purchase following launch, one may only think whether Mortal Kombat 11 has some hidden way of unlocking Gold Demon Scorpion, Kold War Skarlet and Ninja Mime Johnny Cage somehow.

Mortal Kombat 11 Review-Bombed on Metacritic

Because of SJW Propaganda and micro-transactions system, Mortal Kombat 11 is review-bombed on Metacritic.

On April 23, developer NetherRealm Studios and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has launched newest 2.5D fighting game Mortal Kombat 11 for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

Though MK11 could perhaps be the best Mortal Kombat game yet in terms of gameplay and storyline, it has recently become a victim of review bombing on popular review aggregator site Metacritic and digital distribution platform Steam.

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Mortal Kombat 11 Review-Bombed on Metacritic

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It might make people wonder, what could possibly be reason for a game to get low ratings if it is actually good and there are two reasons for that; injecting social justice agenda in it and its in-game micro-transactions system.

Currently, MK11 is sitting at an awful user score of 3.1 on Metacritic as many disappointed players are either leaving 1 or 0, many stating their reasons as "SJW Propaganda" and "Political Agenda" due to Klassic Tower ENDING for Jax.

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

After defeating main antagonist Kronika, Keeper of Time, Jackson Briggs uses power of her Hourglass to travel back in time to end slavery forever. Despite being a non-canon ending, it has managed to piss off many gamers as it seemed forced propaganda.

Being a military man who prefers order, Jax could have wished for permanent safety for Earthrealm or could have gotten back with his family but since he is an African American hero, NetherRealm decided to make him save his race from oppression.

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Jackson Briggs in Mortal Kombat 11

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Another complaint fans were pretty vocal about before launch was covering up body parts of women fighters for sake of political correctness, whereas leaving most male characters like Kano, Kotal Kahn, Liu Kang and Shao Kahn buck naked.

Then there is the infamous topic of micro-transactions and an excessive grind that gradually push players to it. Even reviewers who praised MK11 have mentioned how gameplay mechanics feels to decisively push you towards spending real-world money.

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Jax Ends Slavery

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Addressing this particular issue, Mortal Kombat co-creator and game director Ed Boon took social media to announce an update to balance this grind-heavy system to unlock cosmetic items more easily for its customization features in Krypt mode.

NetherRealm and Warner Bros. may actually try something out to change Mortal Kombat 11 grind system but one way or another, calling it optional by keeping a hefty amount of game content behind Tower of Time and Krypt mode seems deceptive.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 Out Now

2.5D fighting game Mortal Kombat 11 from NetherRealm Studios and Warner Bros. is now available on Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

One of most iconic franchise of fighting games returns as developer NetherRealm Studios and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment releases Mortal Kombat 11 today for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Carrying 27 years of legacy of a critically acclaimed series, MK11 serves as a sequel to Mortal Kombat X and is now better than ever as it improves on existing features and playable character roster, while trying to bring new elements into the mix.

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Mortal Kombat 11 Out Now

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Almost every fan-favorite character like Baraka, Johnny Cage, Kitana, Liu Kang, Raiden, Scorpion, Sonya Blade and Sub-Zero are back. Newest fighters Cetrion and Geras have joined the party wielding their powerful and unique abilities.

Every fighter is assigned with their distinct movesets and Fatality, series-signature gory brutal finishing moves. Another brutal attack Fatal Blows is introduced to inflict considerable amount of damage on your opponent for once each match.

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Klassic Fighters Return

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Players would embark a journey into a cinematic storyline that continues from the events of MKX, where fighters from both past and present era are assembled by Kronika, keeper of time to rewrite history and erase Raiden from it forever.

Aside from an engaging Story Mode, MK11 offers you to test your skills and improve them against various challenges in Towers of Time. Using its Custom Variation feature, characters can be outfitted with different moves, skins and weapons as well.

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Kombat and Brutality

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Watch out for the official launch trailer that glimpsed into a new era that Kronika tries to unleash to rewind time.




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Recurring Mortal Kombat series antagonist Shao Kahn comes as a pre-order bonus character with any edition on all platforms. Kollector's Edition and Premium Edition will unlock Kombat Pack DLC with new playable fighters and exclusive gears.

Despite some issues with micro-transactions that NetherRealm promised to fix soon, Mortal Kombat 11 is still pretty enjoyable for its core story and get you going with one-on-one fighting against multiple opponents online for long.