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Midway Planned MK8, Dumped Idea For MK vs. DC Unvierse

The idea of combining the Mortal Kombat realm with the DC universe may be controversial, but wouldn't you be interested to know about what would've been Midway's plan for the legendary game franchise?

Kotaku dug up something from last year's Midway Gamers Day event that may intrigue those of you who have been hoping for another true MK installment. According to series co-creator Ed Boon, there once was a Mortal Kombat 8 in the works; it was "very dark, serious and gritty," and was described as a "back-to-basics project" that was, believe it or not, inspired by Epic's excellent third-person shooter, Gears of War. However, they scrapped this idea and decided to go with Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe instead, which must prove itself before legions of MK and DC fans. The good news is, we've had time to go hands-on with the game at E3, and we come away satisfied with our sampling. In fact, as Arnold said, this "may be the best one we've had in over a decade."

See? The MK franchise is far from dead, and even if it takes some rejuvenating life force from superheroes, the fans should still give the newest installation a try. Besides, isn't just about everyone on earth just itching to pit Batman against Scorpion?

Related Game(s): MK vs. DC Universe

7/17/2008 Ben Dutka

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karneli lll
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 10:12:05 PM
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i love mk but this...i dont know,it may turn out to be a good game but so far, it seems after the mk 3 compilation- Its all the way to rock bottom 4 mk. If it was mk vs marvel, i'd consider it (scorp vs wolverine)

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Tatsujin
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 10:30:40 PM
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I am...

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MirrorSoul
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 10:44:43 PM
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Man and I was ready for a true Next Gan Mortal Kombat..It would of been sick with online and a true deep and serious storyline it would of been awsome.I really dont know why they wanted to go with this it a game truly for ppl who who are the "What if Superman and Sub Zero were to fight" type. noon the less I hope they do a superb job and really give this game meaning so it wont flop. (Please no "Rinky Dink" story on how the universes meet with eachother give real thought to why lol!!!)

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karneli lll
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 10:54:27 PM
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their excuse for the universes merging is (Drumroll) magic! When i first heard that i laughed,it sounded silly.Maybe Ed will have a good story for the magic

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Daedusian
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 11:56:45 PM
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MK would be better by itself. I forget which MK game it was for the PS2 but the one with the adventure mode was a hell alota fun for me. I don't really enjoy 1 v 1 style but that adv mode was the best!

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aaronisbla
Friday, July 18, 2008 @ 12:40:32 AM
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im sorry, but this reeks of gimmicky ideas

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MirrorSoul
Saturday, July 19, 2008 @ 1:15:36 AM
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Your right Aaron it dose.....Mmmmm from my view this could leave a bad taste in the mouth like haze did of its not done right (Lol sry I had to take a cheap shot at Haze I wanted so much more out of it)

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