News Archive - January, 2020
Mortal Kombat Legends Animated Feature Announced
Scorpion's Revenge cast revealed!

Mortal Kombat is set to get animated later this year with the release of Warner Bros Animation's first cartoon feature based on the hit fighting game franchise: Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge. The long rumored cast was revealed to much acclaim in a report today. Full story and title image follow:

Rumors of Mortal Kombat's return to animation first started circulating this time last year, with early reports proving to be incredibly accurate with the confirmation of voice talent led by Joel McHale as Johnny Cage and Jennifer Carpenter as Sonya Blade.

The Hollywood Reporter announced the animated feature, coming to an undetermined platform in the "first half" of 2020. It has been widely speculated the movie will release to Warner's HBO Max streaming service.

Scorpion's Revenge will star the familiar vocal talent of Patrick Seitz, reprising his role as Scorpion from the video game. He'll reportedly be joined by Steve Blum as Sub-Zero, Grey Griffin as both Satoshi Hasashi and Kitana, Darin DePaul as Quan Chi, David B. Mitchell as Raiden, Jordan Rodrigues as Liu Kang, Artt Butler as Shang Tsung, Robin Atkin Downes as Kano, , Ike Amadi as Jax, and Fred Tatasciore as "Demon Torturer". Kevin MIchael Richardson will also provide the voice for Goro - a role he played fifteen years ago in the 1995 Mortal Kombat feature film!

Scorpion has long served as one of the series' most recognised mascots. His tale of death and revenge has remained one of the most consistent throughout the Mortal Kombat mythology, begun with his murder of his family & clan and his own death at the hands of nemesis Sub-Zero. Reborn in the Netherrealm as a ninja spectre, Scorpion unwittingly served the will of the sorcerer who was responsible for his misery - Quan Chi. The story unfolded over several installments of the games with a memorable twist first told in Mortal Kombat 4, retold most recently in Mortal Kombat (2011) and in Mortal Kombat X comic books published by DC [pictured below].

Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge is directed by accomplished action animation director Ethan Spaulding (Avatar: The Last Airbender, Justice League: The Throne of Atlantis), with a script by Jeremy Adams (Teen Titans Go! Vs Teen Titans). Rick Morales produces with co-producer Jim Krieg, and executive producer Sam Register. Series co-creator and NetherRealm Studios Creative Director Ed Boon is credited as creative consultant.

The animated feature will tide multimedia fans over until 2021 when Hiroyuki Sanada will star as Scorpion/Hanzo Hasashi in the next live-action Mortal Kombat feature film. Are you excited? Share your thoughts and hopes in the comments below and venture into the Media & Merchandise forum for more MK movie news and discussion!

Joker Laughs Last In Mortal Kombat 11 Gameplay Trailer
Let's put a smile on that face!

Knock knock. Who's there? The Joker, of course! The Joker who? The latest downloadable guest character coming to Mortal Kombat 11! The Clown Prince of Crime is bringing a bag full of comic tricks, including DC Elseworlds themed skins for three fighters. See it all in the latest gameplay trailer:

Joker is the latest guest character to invade the world of Mortal Kombat 11 beginning January 28th for players who have Kombat Pack early access! Fans of DC Comics and the Injustice series will be in for a treat, but like any good comedian, The Joker has tailored his references to kill with the Kombat crowd, as well!

The usual guns, knives, cane, and clownish gimmicks make up some of Joker's basic moves, but in Mortal Kombat 11 he's free to unleash even more mortal mayhem than ever before! Hostages become weapons, arriving in wheelchairs, or hopping desperately across the batfield - wired to blow! When it's time for the set up, Joker unleashes a stabbing and cane clubbing frenzy that would make Jason Todd wince! Then the ultimate punchline: a finishing move that starts as a friendship but ends in fatality!

There are plenty of fun references to be found throughout Joker's repertoire, but the biggest surprises may be DC Elseworlds skins for Baraka as Killer Croc, Noob Saibot as The Batman Who Laughs, and Kitana as Catwoman! They're also joined by an individual "Time Lord of Apokolips" Geras as Darkseid, and the previously released Cassie Quinn crossover cosplay.

Joker was last seen haunting the heroes of Injustice 2. How does his latest outing stack up? Share your thoughts in the comments below and find more in the Mortal Kombat 11 and DC Universe Injustice forums! Revisit other Kombat Pack fighters in trailers for: Shang Tsung, Nightwolf, Sindel, and The Terminator.

Mortal Kombat 11 Gets Honest Game Trailer
The likes of which you have seen before!

A steady campaign of action-packed trailers built Mortal Kombat 11 hype to nuclear levels with a succession of teasers and previews, but what if they revealed more than characters? Honest Trailers turns the parody up to 11 to drop comedy truth bombs in their latest look at the fighting franchise. Watch:

They already covered some of MK11's commercially driven pressure points with the Mortal Kombat X Honest Game Trailer, but there are plenty of other tried and true ribs to tickle.

Series tropes like callously implausible violence, multiple in-game currencies, and gratuitous Ks are served up easy. Time travel plots and the gratuitous omnipresence of nostalgic callbacks are also mortally mocked. Of course, it's all in good fun. The video has already got a laugh out of all-powerful Ed Boon, who shared the joke while tweeting: "Gotta admit... this one kracked me up."

The next official trailer will be released in the coming days to preview downloadable DC Comics guest fighter The Joker. Revisit the Mortal Kombat 11 Kombat Pack Trailer and discuss all these clips on the Mortal Kombat 11 forum!

Mortal Kombat 11 Kombat League Season of Death
Revenants rule Kombat League VII!

The Kombat League mode has returned to Mortal Kombat 11 for more action in 2020! The seventh challenge is a Season of Death that gives players the chance to unlock new revenant skins for familiar fighters!

Completing ranking challenges will unlock Season of Death skins for Cassie Cage, Jax, Sonya Blade and Johnny Cage. The grey-tinted variants are available for a short time, so get playing and tell us what you hope to see in future seasons on the Mortal Kombat 11 forum!