While it didn’t hit North American shores until a year later, Japanese gamers got their taste of 16-bit power at home with the Sega Mega Drive (or Genesis, if you prefer) on this day back in 1988. Once it did arrive in North America, thanks in part to Sega of America’s marketing campaign, and its […]
When I booted up Mortal Kombat 1, I had no idea what was in store for me. In the months leading up to release, developer Netherrealm Studios had been positioning the game as a massive reinvention of the Mortal Kombat franchise with the introduction of the game’s new timeline reset and the “Kameo” system that […]
The Mortal Kombat franchise embraces a retro 1980s vibe with their next animated movie, titled Mortal Kombat Legends: Cage Match and coming home on October 17, 2023. Johnny Cage embarks on his biggest journey yet in Mortal Kombat Legends: Cage Match Mortal Kombat Legends: Cage Match, the fourth animated film in the franchise, sees Johnny […]
All the talk of BillyTime!Games‘ ROM hack of Ghostbusters on the Sega Genesis got us thinking of other horror-themed ROM hacks that you may not be aware of. Obviously, the topics of ROM hacking and video game emulation are reserved for a different website, but that shouldn’t stop us from touching on them for this […]
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Netherrealm Studios has always been one of the more fascinating fighting game developers. They’ve always taken more creative risks than their competitors, to somewhat mixed results. Mortal Kombat was a nice return to form for the series. Then Mortal Kombat X introduced a great amount of player freedom with its variation system and sped the […]
Producer James Wan revealed last night on IG that filming is officially underway on Mortal Kombat 2, which has Simon McQuoid returning to the director’s seat from a screenplay by Jeremy Slater (“The Exorcist,” “Moon Knight”). Martyn Ford (“The Sandman”), Desmond Chiam (“The Falcon and the Winter Soldier”), Ana Thu Nguyen (Suka) and Damon Herriman (House of Wax, The Nightingale) signed on a […]
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It looks as though we won’t have to wait for this year’s Summer Game Fest for NetherRealm Studios’ reveal of the next Mortal Kombat entry. After teasing fans last week, Ed Boon and company are set to unveil what they’ve been cooking up tomorrow! Once again, the official Mortal Kombat YouTube page has posted a […]
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Ed Boon is at it again with teasing the next Mortal Kombat entry. Much like the tease at the end of the video celebrating 30 years of the Mortal Kombat franchise, this new teaser has to do with time. Over on the official YouTube page for Mortal Kombat, a new 16 second video entitled “It […]
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NetherRealm is stil playing coy when it comes to the next entry for Mortal Kombat. And while we don’t have any news as of yet regarding the twelfth entry in the series, a new video appears to hint at what’s to come. Yesterday, the Mortal Kombat Twitter account posted a video which featured several members […]
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Mortal Kombat just celebrated its 30th anniversary this past October and it got me thinking. Not about where the franchise can go from here, or who the top tier character is in Mortal Kombat 11 (it’s Cetrion, thank me later). No, instead the anniversary got me thinking about one of the more controversial aspects of […]
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Would you look at that? Mortal Kombat turned 30 years old this past Halloween season! The legendary arcade fighting game known for its eccentric characters, competitive 1 on 1 gameplay, and brutal violence lives on after three long decades and is stronger than ever before. The road to get here wasn’t always roses and a […]
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While most Mortal Kombat fans would prefer to have a new console-based entry in the series for its 30th anniversary, the newly-announced Mortal Kombat: Onslaught looks to tide fans over until that happens. Launching globally in 2023 for mobile devices, Mortal Kombat: Onslaught will see players building a team of fighters from a roster of […]
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Memorable characters were always the heart of Mortal Kombat. Sure, the fighting mechanics are engaging and the lore behind the eponymous tournament is goofy fun, but it’s the ever-expanding roster of bloodthirsty martial artists that keeps us coming back for more. And while the franchise appeared to have peaked back in 2006 with the release […]
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In case you missed it, Mortal Kombat turns 30 this month. Obviously, Warner Bros and NetherRealm Studios haven’t forgotten, and in celebration of 30 years of fatalities and the letter K, they’ve put together a nice little anniversary video celebrating the Mortal Kombat franchise across games, television and film.’ The series has sold more than […]
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Mortal Kombat has always boasted in-depth fighting mechanics and impressive graphics (be it via painstakingly digitized actors or modern-day HD renders). That being said, there’s no doubt in my mind that the gnarly Fatalities were what really motivated Mortal Kombat‘s massive success. These elaborate finishing moves were so violent that they become a source of […]
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