If there’s a company out there that knows how to craft a solid – and enjoyable – fighting game, it’s NetherRealm Studios. Previously, the team worked its magic on the DC Comics brawler Injustice 2. And later this month, we’ll return to Mortal Kombat territory for an 11th go-around. That said, Ed Boon and his team wouldn’t mind expanding its reach into other genres. Speaking with Game Informer, the Mortal Kombat co-creator noted that NetherRealm is totally down for something new. “While we love making Mortal Kombat games, we would love to expand into other genres, other IP, other things like that for sure.” he explained. “One of the challenges of having your last game sell the most of any other game is, you know, it’s hard to just stop from there and say, ‘you know, well, we’re done.’ But, certainly, we can take a break from it, and build up anticipation for a future title.” That … [Read more...] about NetherRealm Studios wants to work beyond fighting games
Mortal Kombat 11 will be the most supported title yet by NetherRealm Studios. Senior UI Artist of the game Daanish Syed revealed this information on Twitter recently in response to a curious fan. Syed was asked if Mortal Kombat 11 is going to have a life cycle longer than 2 years (more than average of previous games) or not, to which he replied by saying “oh it’s going to be – by a lot”. This means that the title will continue receiving new content after a year which wasn’t the case with previous Mortal Kombat games in the series. Most Mortal Kombat games are supported for a year after which we start to hear about the next game in the series but this time the developer is planning on doing things differently. It’s great news for those who plan on grabbing the game on launch and keep it for years. Longer support means eventually more Kombat packs which bring new DLC fighters to MK11. Although, not everyone is trusting NetherRealm’s words for … [Read more...] about Mortal Kombat 11 to Be Supported Longer Than Any Other NetherRealm Title
NetherRealm Studios has a lineage that goes all the way back to Midway Games in the 1980s. The team, best known for the Mortal Kombat series as well as the DC universe’s Injustice fighting games, has had its offices on Chicago’s north side for nearly a decade. That sense of permanence has allowed it to refine its animation and art style in ways that other studios can only dream of. The result, shown in the clip above from the upcoming Mortal Kombat 11, is something extraordinary. According to producer Shawn Himmerick, one of the biggest assets is NetherRealm’s building. It used to be a bank and, as such, it’s built like a brick shithouse. But it’s also home to a few unusual features. For instance, it’s got a vault with walls several feet thick. So, the team converted it into a one-of-a-kind recording studio. From there they can capture original voice over, or direct actors in recording studios remotely all around the world. In a small room just off … [Read more...] about Mortal Kombat 11 looks amazing thanks to NetherRealm’s new performance capture tech
Spiderman PS4 is a standout exclusive title under development at Insomniac Games. Yet, Ed Boon wanted to show how the game would have looked like if the NetherRealm Studios made it. And the friendly neighboorhood Spiderman is nowhere near friendly in the NetherRealm’s version. We got to see this violent side to Spiderman PS4 after Ed Boon posted a video on his Twitter feed. Needless to say, once you see the video you get all kinds of questions in your head. The first of which is the violent side to the Marvel’s superhero. The video features an unchanged fighting sequence from Spiderman PS4 with added clips. The scenes made by NetherRealm show us the enemies getting beat into no flesh and full skeletons. It shows each attack in MK style X-Ray where players could see the bones getting crushed. From ribs to the skull every part breaks in the most brutal manner. Although Spiderman PS4 had an original script Insomniac never altered the superhero’s core, NetherRealm … [Read more...] about Netherrealm’s Spiderman PS4 Doesn’t Care About The “No Killing Rule”
The time for a new fighting installment to release from NetherRealm Studios draws near. Whether it is going to be a new Mortal Kombat or not remains to be seen but suffice to say, it would be very surprising if it was something else. Taking to Twitter earlier today, creative director Ed Boon stated that the studio is “working very hard” on its next project. He shared an image of two actors in motion-capture suits taking fighting stances, with a simulation running on a screen in the back and a third person providing directions. Boon further added that development is still ongoing and there is nothing more to divulge right now. The fact is that NetherRealm Studios has been relatively quiet as of late. It skipped out on making any announcements at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3 2018) and the Evolution Championship Series (EVO 2018) in the past few months. Whatever the developer is cooking behind closed doors appears to be more ambitious than the usual installments. … [Read more...] about NetherRealm Studios Teases New Game in the Works — Mortal Kombat 11?