News Archive - November, 2013
Hector Sanchez Leaving NetherRealm Studios
Hector Sanchez Escapes the NetherRealm!

Producer Hector Sanchez has announced his impending departure from NetherRealm Studios via twitter today. His next destination is as yet unknown.

Sanchez has been a stalwart of the development team over the past generation, having first joined in the mid-2000s. He contributed to Mortal Kombat: Unchained (2006), Armageddon (2006) & Versus DC Universe (2008) in quality assurance and producer capacities.

As producer, he was heavily involved in recent successes Mortal Kombat (2011) and Injustice: Gods Among Us. helping cement their place within the competitive tournament scene. Sanchez was a regular face within the community, a regular face at live events.

It's always sad to see someone go. Mortal Kombat Online wishes Hector Sanchez best wishes and fortune in the next stage of his career.

Out Now: Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition
Injustice: Ultimate Edition Arrives on PS4, PS3, PSVita, 360 & PC!

NOVEMBER 12, 2013 -- Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition has officially launched! The "content rich" complete edition of the DC Comics superhero fighter arrives just in time for the Holidays and chock full of super-powered, superhero smackdown!

Ultimate Edition brings the hit fighter fresh to the next generation -- delivering the experience to the ground floor of Sony's all new PlayStation 4 console! Working closley with NetherRealm Studios, the game has been remastered for next gen by High Voltage Software. PS4 boasts touchpad function, built-in video share & streaming, and PlayStation Network Feed connectivity!

November also marks the debut of Injustice: Gods Among Us on PlayStation VITA and Windows PC! PlayStation 3 & Xbox 360 also host the same award winning fighting game experience, this time with 40 extra costumes and 60 S.T.A.R. Labs Missions originally released as paid downloadable content! Joining the playable cast from DLC is also: Lobo, Batgirl, General Zod, Martian Manhunter, Zatanna and a Jim Lee designed Mortal Kombat guest warrior: Scorpion!

Fans in the United States can also look forward to a bonus soundtrack, featuring Depeche Mode's credits song Angel, and "Another Soulmate" -- an exclusive track by Jane's Addiction!

Experience Injustice: Gods Among Us in the ultimate way and share your thoughts on the forums! Already got the game? Check out our DLCountdown for a final chance to nab free DLC codes!

Super Power Beat Down: White Ranger vs Scorpion
90s Martial Arts Icons Collide when White Ranger faces Scorpion!

Throughout the month of August you voted - now the verdict is in! Super Power Beat Down realizes the ultimate martial arts fantasy battle in live-action when Scorpion takes on the legendary White Ranger!

Debating in favour of the ninja spectre is celebrity guest and voice of Stryker (Mortal Kombat 2011): Matthew Mercer. In the white corner with a hue of green is the man who made the White Ranger famous: Jason David Frank. Both have their thoughts, we have ours. Check out the video before scrolling down if you don't want to be spoiled!


See Also: Alternate Scorpion vs White Ranger Outcome.

If you were worried Mortal Kombat wouldn't be well represented in a neutral domain -- you've got to at least love Mercer's enthusiasm! It's a tough ask to absorb fighting styles from the Deadly Alliance era as literally as presented, but anyone willing to tap MK's martial arts pedigree gets our vote!

If it's about martial arts you've got to give the opponent some credit. Seven styles or not, the Power Rangers know how to fight! Fans of the fatality are gonna make a lot of noise about White Ranger's non-lethal modus operandi, but before you can finish him, you've got to win the fight! And don't forget - the Mighty Morphin' formula is all about finishing the opponent, even if it's in a spark laden third act robot convenience.

Scorpion is obviously a highly skilled warrior with abilities far beyond the natural, but that's nothing the White Ranger hasn't seen before. With the ability to rise again from mortal injury, Scorpion has perhaps been known to be a little reckless in his fighting style. If the armored Ranger is built for defense and speed -- Scorpion is all hellfire and aggression! Knowing you can always rise again makes a guy a little sloppy, even when he isn't gripped by a perpetual lust for vengeance. Constantly shouting probably doesn't do a ninja any favours, either.

If you've seen the clip, you know this was one of SPBD's closest results! Against the highly motivated fans of JDF and the MMPR, 49% is an honorable defeat. If you know anything about Scorpion's history of near misses, you also know that next time the White Ranger might be heading for a charcoal change of look -- in Hell! [Shout out to Bi-Han!].

Did Scorpion lose with honor, or did the White Ranger just get lucky? Join us and share your thoughts on the forums! While you're at it, why not throw up some more pop culture icons you'd like to see in future Mortal Kombat Super Power Beat Downs!

This episode of Super Power Beat Down was directed by Aaron Schoenke. It features Alvin Hsing (White Ranger), Peter Jang (Scorpion), Akira Sato (Girl in Distress) and Jason David Frank. You can buy Sean Schoenke and Rather Red's featured sountrack Mighty Kombat on iTunes.

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