Over on the Midway Boards, Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe producer Hector Sanchez (aka MK_Hec) has thrown down the gauntlet. He has announced that on Friday, January 23rd, the MKvsDCU development team will be online on both Playstation Network and X-Box Live to challenge the community. From the forum post:

the rumors are correct! the mortal kombat team is planning on doing something we've never done before, and that's organize a night where we can play against you guys online! we've been checking out the online activity and we're itching to get out there and see what you've got!

there was a mix-up on the date, though, as we were originally planning on holding this event tomorrow night (the 16th) on PSN. but we decided that we're going to delay both PSN and XBox LIVE matches until NEXT FRIDAY, the 23rd so we can build up a little anticipation (you know, get some smack talk in, scope out the leaderboards, etc.)

stay tuned for more info as it becomes available! this should be a fun week. ;-)

and yes, Ed will be playing too.

As Hector reveals more, we'll edit this news post to reflect the changes. There's a week to practice and get ready, so good luck to everyone!

Our thanks to forum/chat member for the heads-up on this news!

EDIT - 6:15 PM CST - Hector has sent out a list of the gamertags to look for for next Friday.


  • MKNoob
  • MKHornbuckle
  • MKHanzoHasashi
  • MKBlindKenshi
  • MKTundra
  • MKApep
  • MKKetchup
  • MKMustard
  • MKSkully
  • FreezeGoroSweep

Xbox Live

  • Kamidogu
  • MK Noob
  • MK Hornbuckle
  • MK HanzoHasashi
  • MK BlindKenshi
  • MK Tundra
  • MK Apep
  • MK Ketchup
  • MK Mustard
  • MK Skully
  • FreezeGoroSweep

The developers playing will include Ed Boon himself, Paulo Garcia, Brian Lebaron, Ryan Rosenberg, Eddie Ferrier, Adam Hernandez, Dave Bulvan, Derek Kirtzic, Shaun Himmerick, Hans Lo, and Hector himself.

If you want to be among the first in line to play, send those gamertags a private message saying hi and that you want to play them. Don't forget to tell them you're a member of Mortal Kombat Online!

As we hear more from Hector, we'll post it here. Good luck, everyone!