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Mortal Kombat Vs. DC Comics: No Blood, No Fatalities?

Okay, first things first: we just recently ran a story about the new next-gen Mortal Kombat, as confirmed by Midway. Not long after that, fan site Mortal Kombat Online ran a pic depicting Sub-Zero (or Scorpion) facing off against Batman...that's right, Mortal Kombat vs. DC Comics. They cited "a source within Midway" and at the bottom of the original photo it said, "Koming Soon."

We won't delve into the potential pitfalls such an idea can produce, primarily because another bit of inside information has quickly surfaced (and this will explain the reason for that "E" ESRB rating in our pic, here). According to Kotaku, Midway contacted them and said that Mortal Kombat vs. DC features "no fatalities and little-to-no blood." ...no blood or fatalities? Sooo...in other words, this is not a Mortal Kombat game. Maybe Midway ran into weird licensing issues with DC, which says they can't allow Superman to be ripped to shreds in a particularly gory Kung Lao fatality. Perhaps the publisher is facing the same restrictions Sony and Polyphony had for years with Gran Turismo, when vehicle damage was strictly off-limits.

Well, whatever the reason, this whole thing is a little bizarre. We're not sure who's idea this was, and while we're hoping for the best, we're a touch concerned. Superhero fighting games haven't exactly been the bastion of combat excellence in the past, and MK really needed a nice, bloody next-gen entry to help rejuvenate the franchise. We'll try to dig up more details on Mortal Kombat vs. DC Comics, though. We like to keep an open mind, you know.

4/18/2008 Ben Dutka

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John Shoemaker
Friday, April 18, 2008 @ 11:09:24 AM
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Oh that isn't going to be good.

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babyjay
Friday, April 18, 2008 @ 11:19:15 AM
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NO NO NO I want blood.......

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LegioN
Friday, April 18, 2008 @ 12:03:21 PM
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No fatalities? No Blood? What?

So basically what they meant to say was "We're completely dismantelling the Mortal Kombat experience by stripping it of all it's U.S.P's and making an even more generic video game"

Or something to that effect...

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BlinkBoy
Friday, April 18, 2008 @ 12:10:45 PM
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Bring in the kryptonite swords so we can cut superman in half.

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Mystearica
Friday, April 18, 2008 @ 2:23:14 PM
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Mortal Kombat is known for it's fatalities.... so what are they thinking oO?

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The CEO
Friday, April 18, 2008 @ 3:09:05 PM
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I agree Mortal Kombat without fatalities is like GTA without guns. Booooooooooooo

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Minishmaru
Friday, April 18, 2008 @ 3:49:24 PM
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Sooo...can we just not mention the mortal part, or the kombat part..or the vs...even the dc comics...yanno what...lets just forget the WHOLE DAMN THING! geez, next up "Super Mario Wii: 75% less Mario!" ::rolls eyes::

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OtisFeelgood
Friday, April 18, 2008 @ 4:57:02 PM
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Here's the trailer for the game.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JxvqRwNKWs

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Zapix
Friday, April 18, 2008 @ 5:29:46 PM
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Mortal Kombat without blood and fatalities is not Mortal Kombat, it's a Walmart/SNES children's game... Not that I play fighting games anymore, but still. I remember the original games, and getting them on the Genesis just because Nintendo was being all censorship happy. Strangely, I've been anti Nintendo ever since.

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badradio
Saturday, April 19, 2008 @ 12:05:39 AM
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Whoa. Talk about the odd couple. Stupid idea. Seeing DC characters in the MK universe looks out of place. Should of chose another franchise to fight with.

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Effi
Saturday, April 19, 2008 @ 1:52:35 AM
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might as well just call it DC Comics: Now with characters that resemble MK!

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OtisFeelgood
Saturday, April 19, 2008 @ 2:52:31 AM
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MK without fatalities is like......pokemon. ;\

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LegioN
Saturday, April 19, 2008 @ 4:17:17 AM

LOL

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Minishmaru
Saturday, April 19, 2008 @ 8:07:07 AM

I "heard" that the Japanese Pokemon had deaths so I guess even the Japanese Pokemon is more Mortal Kombat than Mortal Kombat is :-P

"Pikachu vs Cyrax....FIGHT!"

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deeksy23
Sunday, April 20, 2008 @ 5:56:05 PM
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sounds kinda gay ... NO BLOOD (N)

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Reccaman18
Monday, April 21, 2008 @ 10:56:15 AM
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Im not sure about this one. Its kinda late for an April fools prank, so....yeah.... I'd much rather see Tekken v.s Virtua Fighter.

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duffman2340
Monday, April 21, 2008 @ 11:34:48 AM
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This sounds absolutely rediculous and i think that a lot of fans will be angry at this farce of a mortal kombat game. When the story about a new mk for the new generation i was pretty excited being a fan of shaolin monks. There is so much potential for mk on the new systems and they are going to blow it by doing this...

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Syn
Monday, April 21, 2008 @ 12:31:16 PM
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If you watch the trailer (after the 5 minute logo entry) you'll note that during the Batman Vs Subzero fight does have blood. I'm not sure if it's in the game, but I think that may just be in there. I would like to see Kano pull out Batman's heart though, hell The Punisher shooting an arrow through Kung Lao's Neck. Ah, I'm going to miss Fatalities.

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NetheRealm
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 @ 3:48:28 AM
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Bad year for fighters SoulCalibur vs Star Wars with no online play boo and Tekken5 online is an extra 5$ download boo now this bs

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Reccaman18
Thursday, April 24, 2008 @ 12:21:54 PM

Its just Soul Calibur IV. There is no "v.s Star Wars." Vadar and Yoda just make an appearance. And so what if Tekken 5 cost $5 more? At least it's online. (Although I admit its not the greatest and there are a lot of cheaters on there.) And hopefully we'll see Tekken 6 this year.

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XxJansenxX
Sunday, May 25, 2008 @ 11:13:16 PM
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This is probably some sick joke thought up by the government. I remember seeing so many news stations talking about "Mortal Kombat being to violent" pshhhhh. Soccer Moms probably complained while their kids went to the arcades

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Slvrrose8
Saturday, July 30, 2011 @ 6:05:57 PM
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I guess we all know by now there are fatalities and Hero Brutalities and the option to turn off/on the blood splatter. :)

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