Friday, June 18, 2010

Why the Mortal Kombat reboot will be Awesome...

The rebooted Mortal Kombat had a great showing at this week's E3 bringing back the glory days of what MK made great from M-rated goodness of the fatalities, remastered stages from the original games, and the iconic characters you loved through the years. I gotta give Ed Boon, the creative director, props for sticking with the franchise from the beginning and still believing in a strong future for it as well. Details have ranged from a character roster of 20+ from the first three games, secret characters, and DLC down the road after its release, three meters (EX-like special move uses one, combo breaker for two, and the x-ray super move for all three dealing massive damage). Each character will get two fatalities as some of them will be your signature ones you have known over the years to even variations of them that lived on in spirit. There are still possibilities for friendships and bababilites too if the Netherrealm Studios guys are up to do it. The E3 build had the guys from the trailer playable (Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Sektor, Johnny Cage, Kung Lao, Reptile, Nightwolf, and Milleena) as there is potential for juggle combo madness being a combination of the old school and even MK vs. DC. From what I seen and read so far, it is definitely a return to form for the franchise as the mature rating pretty much gives the guys no limits to go crazy with fatalities. From the first trailer that came out next week, I already excited as hell for the glorious return of Mortal Kombat even we have to wait till Spring 2011 to play the final version, but I think it is in good hands that the franchise will bring back the rivalry against Street Fighter just like in the 90s. Here's the Giant Bomb interview with Ed Boon below... (aka I think their game of the show because they are big fans of MK). Also below is more gameplay footage demonstrating the potential of how awesome the fighting will be... in the meantime, blast that theme song!

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