Mortal Kombat X is the fastest selling game in the Mortal Kombat franchise and the over-the-top beat ’em up is also one of the most talked about games of the year. But developer NetherRealm Studios and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive are setting their sights even higher by looking to build a huge eSports community around the game too.Their first attempts to do this began last month with the ‘Fatal 8’ tournament. In partnership with the eSports League (ESL), NetherRealm and Warner Bros. invited eight of the top professional fighting game players to go head-to-head in Mortal Kombat X, three days before the game’s official release date. At ESL’s Burbank offices, the players took part in best of five with the reigning EVO Mortal Kombat 9 champion Dominique “Sonic Fox” McLean as the overall victor.Sonic Fox wasn’t the only one who had something to smile about at Fatal 8 either as new figures released by the ESL show that the … [Read more...] about How Many People Watched the ‘Mortal Kombat X’ Fatal 8 eSports Tournament?
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The newest Mortal Kombat has been out for a few days now and naturally, a number of hardcore fans have managed to pick it apart and find every little nugget of bloody goodness. It’s a truly amazing thing to see just how much love gamers have for this series when they manage to not only find all the secrets it has to offer, but to already start theorizing on what the next game in the series could feature. I can’t imagine a bigger compliment to NetherRealm Studios and Warner Bros. Interactive than asking for seconds of their newest title.But on to the point. Mortal Kombat has shown just how far it can go with insane gore, but which of the newest Fatalities are the best of the bunch? The series has a rich history of showing unique ways to kill your opponent, some great, some not so much, and the latest Mortal Kombat is no exception. How do these new ones measure up? Let’s find out.I should note that I went by my usual “one-per-character” and … [Read more...] about Top 10 Fatalities Of Mortal Kombat 9 (2011)
Jason Voorhees may not have been the guest character that Mortal Kombat X fans were expecting, but his addition to the DLC lineup is a nice follow-up to Freddy Krueger’s appearance in Mortal Kombat 9. Considering that the Friday the 13th series packs in as much gore as the MPAA will allow, it’s also a great fit for the extreme gore of the Mortal Kombat universe.Jason Voorhees’s reveal trailer was creatively released on Friday the 13th back in March, but since then nothing further has been revealed. Fans of the character have been kept anxiously waiting for Jason to reappear, just like in the films.Eager fans will be glad to know that another small glimpse of Jason in-game has been revealed. YouTuber NinjaHawkins has uploaded a video of the character select screen in Mortal Kombat X that includes the ability to select Jason. The character select animation shows him slowly walking towards the camera with his usual silent, yet menacing, demeanor. Unlike other Mortal … [Read more...] about ‘Mortal Kombat X’ Jason Voorhees Character Select Screen Revealed
There's a lot of interesting things coming from the Twitter account of Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon, who's either setting up for a massive E3 reveal, or has taken trolling to a whole new level. Examining the evidence, it appears as though he's gearing up to announced another addition to at least one of developer NetherRealm's fighter franchises. Mod Lets You Play As All Bosses in Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition It all began earlier this month when Boon started tweeting nonsensical and innocuous questions, like "Square root of 841" on May 4, or asking "How many days in (non-leap-year) February?" the following day. The respective answers are 29 and 28, which also happened to be how many days were left until E3 at the time the tweets were sent out. Boon's kept at it throughout the month, each day finding an ever more bizarre method of keeping the countdown going. Obviously he has plans for E3, but what? At this point, it looks like it could be one of two things: Kiefer … [Read more...] about ‘Mortal Kombat 10’ 2014 Rumors: MK Creator Ed Boon Teasing Title on Twitter [VIDEO]
Last year's Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe represented a huge departure for the Midway fighting franchise. Not only did it devote half of the game's roster to the comic book maker's star heroes and villains, but it also toned down the series' violence level in order to get a T for Teen rating. No more. In a series of posts on his Twitter page, Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon confirmed that the next installment of the series (referred to as Mortal Kombat 9 for the time being), will go for the jugular. "People want an M-rated MK," Boon said. "Dammit, we will give them an M-rated MK." The post came shortly after Boon discussed a motion-capture session being done for the game's special moves and fatalities. It appears the designer is pushing his own comfort zone with the new fatalities, as he referred to them as "sick," before musing, "I hope we aren't taking these too far." An M-rating would certainly preclude the game from being a sequel to Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, and … [Read more...] about Ed Boon: Next Mortal Kombat aims for M-rating