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Is it just me, or is the Mortal Kombat franchise making a huge push this week. Earlier in the week, a video hit the Web showing what appears to be a pitch for a newly rebooted Mortal Kombat film franchise. Today, publisher Warner Bros. announced that it is producing a new Mortal Kombat title, the ninth in the series.

The new game, simply titled Mortal Kombat, marks a return to the classic 2D game mechanics that made the franchise such a hit. Development on the game is being handled by the re-branded NetherRealm Studios (formally WB Games Chicago,) who predicts the title will arrive on the Xbox 360 and PS3 sometime in 2011.

NetherRealm creative director and Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon stated, “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!”

Warner Bros. added that, “[a] number of new game-play features including tag team and the deepest story mode of any fighting game” will be included.

Personally I never really cared much for the MK titles. I was always more of a Street Fighter fan. That’s not to say that I never touched them. Whenever my brother had his choice we played MK. Anyhow, it makes me smile to think that these familiar characters, whom I had written off as being a thing of the past, are making a strong return in modern gaming.

What do you guys think? Are you excited for a new Mortal Kombat title? Do you think the return to 2D is a good move? On a side note, what do you guys think of the movie trailer?


  1. avatar Ferahtsu

    The movie pitch was incredible, definitely would gladly pay money to watch that movie.

  2. They’re really just not very in-depth fighters. I mean, they’re fun to mess around with but they get old FAST.

  3. avatar Jordan Garski

    The freezing animation they used when Sub Zero freezed Johnny Cage = the exact same animation they’ve used for the last few games.

    This equals a sign of me being not very interested.

    Oh… and I loved MK vs DC… hate me!

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