Friday, April 18, 2008

MK VS DC! Fatality!!

This is probably the least likely and most unexpected piece of gaming news I've heard, since at least Darth Vader and Yoda being in Soul Calibur IV...A crossover game is coming of... Mortal Kombat and... the DC Universe. Seriously. And weird.

Called simply Mortal Kombat VS. DC Universe (at least for now), will be, well, a 3D fighting game featuring MK and DC characters. The only revealed characters are the 4 most obvious ones; Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Batman, and Superman. There will also be something called 'Klose Kombat', which is descriebd as 'brutal, up-close fighting mechanic with damage, torn clothing, and bruising', and 'Freefall Kombat', which has not been specified.

Comic writers Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Grey have been hired to write the story for this game. But there will be two ways in which this story plays out; one from the DC side and the other from the MK side, with each side being invaded by the opposite side's universe.

More should be unveiled at this year's E3 in the summer, with the game expected to be released in the Fall; for 360 and PS3.

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Shin Lord said...

Now this is unexpected. At first I thought this was a late April Fool’s joke, but then I saw the trailer and website ( and was baffled. Why does WB and DC Comics need to team up with Midway for a Mortal Kombat game? Are they broke?

Things have been nutty in fighting game land since Capcom picked a fight with Marvel in their popular VS series of games. After that we got Link and Spawn in Soul Calibur II, MegaMan.EXE and Zero in Onimusha Blade Warriors, Master Chief (well, technically not MC, but a Halo Spartan nonetheless) in Dead or Alive 4, Solid Snake and Sonic the Hedgehog in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Yoda and Darth Vader in Soul Calibur IV, and now this. What could be next, Shrek and Hanna Montana in Street Fighter IV?

Shirow Wolf said...

Sssshh! Don't give them ideas! :P

Nah, it's far too late for this to have been an April Fool's joke, but it still could have been forged news. At least until you saw the video, yeah...

I have no idea how these ever come about. Warner is far from broke, so that's not it. :P I..have no idea... :I

Shin Lord said...

It's kind of sad that I once said Midway should release Mortal Kombat vs DC in response to Marvel vs Capcom, but I was joking. This is so insane. Even worst, Ed Boon said he's aiming for a Teen rating. What? A kiddy version of Mortal Kombat? There will be no fatalities, just special finishing moves probably lamer than the ones in the first MK for the SNES. Ass!

Shirow Wolf said...

REally??? You once said that???

Oh Lord.


Maybe there are other things you should start suggesting, and maybe they'll be made. :D

Yeah, people are probably wondering about how the rating will work. Not just because of what Boon said, but also...these are DC heroes; you want ANY game with them to be as universally friendly as possible. An M-rated game with the DC heroes would no doubt still sell, but not as well as it would if it was given a softer rating.

But yes, a T game of MK??, I can't really imagine it, since the point of MK has always been ridiculous violence. So...we'll have to see where this goes. :I

Shin Lord said...

Now I’m afraid to think of other crazy stuff, or they might become true.

A game with DC Comics characters MUST include Superman, Batman, and the like, but maybe Midway should have included only the characters that would fit in an M-rated game, like Lobo and Doomsday. I’m still not sure about this, but like you said, we’ll have to wait and see.