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« on: April 18, 2008, 06:22:13 AM »

Midway is supposed to announce a new Mortal Kombat game on Friday.  At their teaser site, they have an image of Scorpion and an anagrammed message "Embargo Lifts Tomorrow".  Mortal Kombat Online is reporting that Midway confirmed to them that the game is Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe.  The game will pit some returning MK characters (Scorpion and Sub-Zero at least) against DC Universe characters like Batman, without fatalities.  It seems an odd matchup to me, if this turns out to be true.
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« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2008, 06:49:29 AM »

Is that some late April Fools joke?

I mean, Capcom Vs. Street fighter was one thing, the two universes meshed well together since Street Fighter had comic book style plots, art, and levels of violence.

But Mortal Kombat, a game initially based on gratuitous violence and good fighting paired with the very tame DC universe?  Okay, well the DC isn't exactly tame, but traditionally its character have been boy and girl scouts.
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« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2008, 07:52:39 AM »

someone be smoking teh crack methinks.
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« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2008, 05:35:35 PM »

It's so crazy it just might work!
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« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2008, 05:45:16 PM »

Way less blood, no fatalities reported.

Yeaaaah, Mortal Kombat is dead.
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« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2008, 05:48:14 PM »

Quote from: TheMissingLink on April 18, 2008, 05:45:16 PM

Way less blood, no fatalities reported.

Yeaaaah, Mortal Kombat is dead.

Maybe it's Wii exclusive and will utilize the Wii Fit board in some way...
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« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2008, 06:11:45 PM »

Quote from: Ridah on April 18, 2008, 05:48:14 PM

Quote from: TheMissingLink on April 18, 2008, 05:45:16 PM

Way less blood, no fatalities reported.

Yeaaaah, Mortal Kombat is dead.

Maybe it's Wii exclusive and will utilize the Wii Fit board in some way...

FINISH HIM!

Lean left, lean right, jump, tap your right foot twice.

Bastardizationality.
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« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2008, 06:19:39 PM »

/yawn

Let it die Midway!
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« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2008, 06:23:57 PM »

if (MortalKombatVsDC != GratuitousViolenceAndBlood)
{
     MortalKombatVsDC = WeakGame;
     WeakGame = Shit();
}

return Shit();
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« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2008, 06:39:03 PM »

Quote from: TheMissingLink on April 18, 2008, 05:45:16 PM

Way less blood, no fatalities reported.

Yeaaaah, Mortal Kombat is dead.

Mortal Kombat is about blood, guts, lots of bones (like, when you kill someone, I expect to see about 10 leg bones and 12 arm ones) and fatalities.  It's not Mortal Kombat without that stuff - it's Kiddo Kombat.
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« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2008, 06:54:30 PM »

I have to agree. This is like mating a feral pit bull with a cute, fluffy kitten. It just doesn't work.
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« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2008, 09:01:47 PM »

Um, they did it.  A small trailer was released.

The animation looks so stilted, like they didn't hire animators that knew about portraying weight and momentum.

But, seeing Batman beat up Sub Zero was interesting.
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« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2008, 10:23:43 PM »

...

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WHY?!?

I mean, seriously - who the fuck greenlighted this absolutely absurd idea?

Marvel vs DC - now THAT could be a cool game. This...is amazingly stupid.

And if you want to lose a few braincells from just watching this, the trailer is over here.
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« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2008, 12:29:46 AM »

Quote from: Destructor on April 18, 2008, 10:23:43 PM

Marvel vs DC - now THAT could be a cool game.

or MK vs Killer Instinct....

MK vs Soulcalibur with a realistic model could be interesting.
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« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2008, 12:59:00 AM »

I remember them saying the next MK game would be going in a different, more realistic direction, but I guess they just meant taking out some gore to be realistic. 
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« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2008, 01:49:36 PM »

I'm keeping an open mind... but not going to purchase before a few reviews are out. And supposedly it will be Teen rated, but pushed as far as it can go. So probably not severe fatalities, but some level of blood/violence.
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« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2008, 04:16:44 PM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on April 20, 2008, 12:59:00 AM

I remember them saying the next MK game would be going in a different, more realistic direction, but I guess they just meant taking out some gore to be realistic. 

well, they got the different part down.
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« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2008, 06:34:29 PM »

'more realistic' means that when Scorpion tosses his spear, he'll yell:

"GET OVER HERE!!...please?"

And of course no blood will come out when it hits somebody. Somehow.
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« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2008, 09:04:57 PM »

Well you can see in that short video that there is blood when they hit each other.  It's just not the cartoony fountains of splatter from the MK games. 
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« Reply #19 on: April 21, 2008, 05:27:07 AM »

I can live with that.  However, I still think that the animation looks very stilted.  But what I do recall is that one of the recent MK games had a really good fighting system despite the stilted animations.

Hopefully this means that they'll have to get the fighting working better instead of relying on the violence as a crutch, but it may end up that the DC license might be their crutch.
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« Reply #20 on: April 21, 2008, 10:39:29 AM »

I'm hoping beyond hope that they finally put a decent 'system' behind the art of MK
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« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2008, 02:37:48 PM »

I'm hoping they have a rematch of Green Lantern versus Bird: http://www.videosift.com/video/Green-Lantern-Sucks-3-seconds-of-hilarity
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