Ninth Mortal Kombat Confirmed, Debut Video Released
Okay, so that concept trailer for a "Mortal Kombat" movie that may or may not get made was pretty cool. But for gamers, it wasn't the real thing.
This, however, is. According to Electronic Theatre, Warner Bros. Interactive has officially announced the next entry in the long-running and well-loved fighting series: it's the ninth Mortal Kombat, and it's set to launch for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 some time early next year. The publisher even provided us with a debut trailer - view through previous link - that is obviously MK in nature, taste and style. The team has talked about giving us a truly mature-rated title and depending on how you look at it, this video is surprisingly devoid of copious amounts of blood. Of course, it ends with a few gut-wrenching scenes but perhaps we're all a little more desensitized these days; even the nasty stuff still seems cartoon-y. Then again, that may become the MK old-fashioned charm: to retain it's presentation without going too dark and realistic. Realism isn't the point of this series. Said Martin Tremblay, Warner Bros. president:
"We are bringing the Mortal Kombat franchise back to gamers with the talented NetherRealm Studios team creating the game fans long to play. Re-establishing the brand with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Mortal Kombat innovates on past games while staying true to the brand’s legendary characters and fighting style."
Added Ed Boon, Creative Director for developer NetherRealm Studios:
"We can’t wait for players to get their hands on Mortal Kombat. This game really is a response to what players have been demanding: mature presentation, reinvented 2D fighting mechanic and the best, most gruesome fatalities ever!"
We're really liking the extreme slickness and fluidity that permeates every encounter. So much has changed in the industry; nothing really plays like this, unless you count Street Fighter IV, which also stuck to a quasi-2D presentation but certainly played and looked different. So, what do you think?
Related Game(s): Mortal Kombat 9
6/10/2010 10:23:07 AM Ben Dutka