News Archive - February, 2017
Watch: Liu Kang Brings Kung Fu to a Gun Fight
Mortal Kombat sketch questions the laws of Mortal Kombat!

Martial arts mysticism and sorcerery may be at the heart of what makes Mortal Kombat great -- but that hasn't stopped fans and filmmakers wondering what it would be like if MK adhered to rules of reality.

Beat Down Boogie takes this tact, poking fun at the age old dilemma of bringing kung fu to a gun fight. Watch the clip embedded below:

Stryker wasn't well loved by arcade era fans, but he's finally got the upper hand in the comedy clip. You might expect Liu Kang to toss a fireball once the street cop surrenders his gun, but there's more ammunition in his arsenal than the Shaolin Monk knows.

It isn't exactly the freshest take on lampooning Mortal Kombat and its obscure tournament rules, but you've got to appreciate the authenticity of their characters. A behind the scenes video shows you how it all came together. Click the link to watch it embedded above.

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Hollywood is working to bring Mortal Kombat back to the big screen sometime in the future [full story]. With so many parodies and alternative takes, it could be argued the thing fans are waiting to see is the very essence that allows martial artists to best gun toting cops!

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1:4 Scale Mortal Kombat X Quan Chi Statue
Spotlight: Pop Culture Shock Collectibles !:4 Scale MKX Quan Chi!

It's easy to be a fan of Pop Culture Shock Collectibles and their high-end wares. With Mortal Kombat X, the statue-maker upped their game, recreating the newest designs with new layers of detail! One of their best was undoubtedly Quan Chi - the 1:4 scale statue released in three flavours!


Announced during a busy time in September 2015, Quan Chi was one of the pre-order announcements that shamefully slipped through the cracks of reporting. We nevertheless must admire the quality of work, which you may now find available at good collectibles stores!

The standard Quan Chi statue retails at a recommended $420, but as with all collectible merchandising, rarity may provoke changes in the market. The basic retail version was limited to 500 pieces, with a 250 piece "Dark Curse" variant offering alternate arms wielding the severed head of Moloch, and an attachable "Mind Game" sword. Both come in "Warlock" green.

Our favourite version is probably the ultra-rare PCS exclusive Sorcerer edition. Standing at 16", it features the same fatality and intro inspired alternate arms as the Dark Curse version. It simply switches things up, reflecting the purple palette of this in-game fighting style! Take a closer look by enlarging images featured above!

Many of Quan Chi's greatest allies and enemies have been carved in stone! The line includes: Klassic Raiden, Klassic Liu Kang, Sub-Zero, Baraka, Shao Kahn, Kotal Kahn and more!

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Injustice 2: Shattered Alliances Superman Trailer
Superman is unleashed in Injustice 2 - Shattered Alliances!

In their own twisted psyche, every villain believes they are the hero of their own story. In the world of Injustice 2, that fact is never more evident than in the corrupt heart of Superman! His Regime will attemp to rise again when he's unchained in May. Get a glimpse of this harrowing future in the latest trailer Shattered Alliances! Watch:

This dark vision of Superman was defeated in the first Injustice, but will again be unleashed by the heroes who beaten him in the face of a greater threat. Will this Man of Steel's cold, rigid approach to total justice be enough to save humanity -- or damn it all over again?

The trailer is the first glimpse of newly unveiled Titan turned Justice League hero Cyborg! He joins a massive cast of super heroes and villains whose customization options mean every battle defines you - the player!

[Related Article: Injustice 2: The Lines Are Redrawn Story Trailer]

Injustice 2 arrives for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in three editions starting May 16th [">full story]! Control classic icons like Batman, Wonder Woman and Flash, as well as cool new additions like Swamp Thing, Black Canary and Cheetah!

Whose side will you fight on? Register to share your thoughts on all things DC Comics on the Injustice forum!

1:3 Scale Mortal Kombat X Goro Statue Looms Large
Pop Culture Shock's Massive Goro Statue has Four Arms of Terror!

Pop Culture Shock Collectibles have been making high-end Mortal Kombat statues since 2011, setting the definitive standard for quality MK merchandise during that time. Their highlights have rarely been rivaled, yet somehow they continue to find new ways to make us gasp in awe. That was the initial reaction to the press release for their latest announcement: 1:3 Scale Prince Goro!


According to the statue makers themselves, their 1:4 scale Klassic Goro was an instant sellout -- exhausting pre-order availability in a matter of minutes!

It was a fantastic piece, but when it came to offering a new version of the character, they evidently brought their A-game! Pop Culture Shock President Jerry Macaluso boasts, "... we knew if we were ever going to top [Klassic Goro], we had to pull out all the stops. This is not just another Goro. This is The Goro.

Standing at an imposing 35" (89cm), the newest addition to PCS' 1:3 scale statue giants is one of the most fitting! They've employed a range of techniques to recreate his Mortal Kombat X design to perfection: realistic ponytail hair, flocked fur bracers, bejewled necklace, leather loincloth, and LED torches on a bone laden base inspired by Goro's Lair [pictured below]!

1:3 scale Goro will be a Pop Culture Shock Exclusive, available at an incredibly limited 150 pieces for $1399.99. Pre-order begins Monday, February 27th, and if past examples are anything to go by, you'll want to teleport stomp your way to as fast as you can!

Will Goro be joining your Warrior Shrine? Register to share your thoughts on the Media & Merchandise forum! Spread the legend of the Shokan Prince by liking & sharing this story via @MK_Online and Facebook!

Injustice 2: Here Come The Girls Trailer
Catwoman, Cheetah and Poison Ivy debut in new Injustice 2 trailer!

Spending St. Valentine's Day alone? Injustice 2 has you covered with the latest character reveal trailer! Catwoman, Cheetah and Poison Ivy make their first appearances in a celebration of DC's iconic ladies! Watch:

Poison Ivy is Pamela Isley, a mutated scientist with command over deadly plants, vines, and toxins! She's best known for bedeviling Batman and the citizens of Gotham City, but her feminine wiles were recruited to the side of good in the Injustice comic, hand-picked to counteract yesterdays Regime reveal: Swamp Thing!

Cheetah is Dr. Barbara Ann Minerva, an archaeologist endowed with the speed and strength of her animal kingdom namesake. She primarily uses these powers to cause trouble for the Amazon warrior Wonder Woman, but she's also gone toe-to-toe with many other heroes, including The Flash!

Catwoman needs little or no introduction. Having appeared in Mortal Kombat versus DC Universe and Injustice: Gods Among Us, she's no stranger to NetherRealm Studios fighting games. Always walking a tightrope of morality, she flirts with crime as a Gotham City burglar, but can usually be counted on to help The Dark Knight out of a jam!

These freshly unveiled kickers of butt are joined by Black Canary in the "Here Come The Girls" trailer! You can also see more of Black Canary in action right here!

[Related Article: Injustice 2: The Lines Are Redrawn Story Trailer]

Fans got an earlier glimpse of Poison Ivy during the Lines Are Redrawn trailer and in official character art & bios. This is the first time we've seen the feline pairing of Cheetah and Catwoman, though!

What do you think? Injustice 2 arrives for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in three editions this May! Register to share your thoughts on all things DC Comics on the Injustice forum!

Injustice 2 Cast Grows in Swamp Thing Reveal Trailer
Swamp Thing rises from the bog to fight in Injustice 2!

DC's resident muck monster has risen from the marsh to deliver a bayou beatdown in Injustice 2! The Parliament of Trees is in session as Swamp Thing makes the environment his weapon in an exciting new reveal trailer. Watch:

Swamp Thing is the classic horror enviro-warrior, rising from an unlikely accident that turned scientist Dr. Alec Holland into the grim vegetable heap fans know and love! One with the elemental force known as The Green - Swamp Thing literally turns his surroundings into a living weapon!

Swamp Thing was a surprise addition to Superman's Regime in the Injustice tie-in comics, but its anyone's guess whose side he'll be on when the fight continues in Injustice 2! Poison Ivy was Batman's chosen recruit to prune his potent powers, and we know she's made the cut, appearing in the Lines Are Drawn trailer and character art bios.

Will you wield the will of The Green? Injustice 2 arrives for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in three editions starting May 16th! Register to discuss all things DC on the Injustice forum!

Injustice 2: 13 Minutes of Black Canary Gameplay
Learn more of Black Canary's moves in special preview!

She cried for justice in the most recent Injustice 2 character reveal trailer. Now Black Canary is showing off her moves in an IGN gameplay spotlight! Watch below:

Batman's sonic screaming drill sergeant takes on Supergirl in the 13 minute gameplay preview, matching up two of the exciting new additions to the NetherRealm sequel!

Fans eager to test the superheroine's might against one another can look forward to Black Canary joining the Injustice 2 public Beta very soon! If you haven't successfully signed up for a code, you'll want to watch @noobde for a chance to pick one up!

[Related Article: Robin Battles Batman in Injustice 2 Gameplay Trailer]

Injustice 2 arrives for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in three editions starting May 16th! Fans can look forward to learning another playable character next week - February 13th!

How are Black Canary and the playable roster stacking up? Register to weigh-in on all aspects of the game on the Injustice 2 forum!

Updated Injustice 2 Character Art & Bios
Take a closer look at Black Canary, Bane, Poison Ivy, Brainiac & Robin!

Along with the trailer reveal for Black Canary, NetherRealm Studios have updated Injustice 2 character art and bios. Brainiac, Robin, Bane and Poison Ivy aren't giving away all their secrets just yet, but detailed character renders give a great impression of what the DC heroes and villains will look like!

Injustice 2 Brainiac Character Art

Brainiac
"Such folly and futility in the grand design."

Brainiac is a megalomaniacal genius who roams the universe, collecting knowledge to increase his intellectual and scientific prowess. Obsessed with establishing his superiority, Brainiac captured Krypton’s greatest cities, then eradicated what remained…or so he thought. Tales of the “Last Son of Krypton” have reached far into the stars. Now, the Collector of Worlds comes to Earth to finish his accumulation of Krypton -- and discovers a new world worthy of his collection.

Injustice 2 Black Canary Character Art

Black Canary
"I couldn't be there to finish the fight against Superman. I'm damn sure finishing this one."

Dinah Lance nearly sacrificed everything in her fight against the Regime but was forced to flee, before the fight was done. Now, with Batman restoring order, Black Canary has returned home to set things right, vowing to never again silence her canary’s cry.

Robin
"I'm your only son, old man."

Raised from birth by the League of Assassins, Damian Wayne has always struggled with Batman’s non-lethal code of honor. Now in direct opposition with his father, Damian seeks a new mentor in Superman -- whom he considers to be more of a father than Batman ever was.
Bane
"Hate is the perennial motivator."

After Superman’s defeat, Bane was betrayed by the Regime and relentlessly pursued by Batman. Having already spent most of his life in prison, he his determined to take revenge against his former Regime masters and turn Gotham into a city where his rule is law.
Poison Ivy
"I have no more friends, all I have is the Green."

Dr. Pamela Isley was once an innovative, radical botanical biochemist with a singular goal: make the world safe for plant life to flourish. She joins the Society to further their common interest in bringing mankind to its knees, but at heart, Ivy’s desire is to ensure that in any new world order, flora dominates fauna.

[Related Article: Injustice 2: The Lines Are Redrawn Story Trailer]

Get a closer look at the other playable characters confirmed thus far by clicking here! See more of Brainiac and Robin in previously released high quality screenshots!

Injustice 2 arrives for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One starting May 16, 2017! Register to follow and discuss the news on the Injustice 2 forum! Like and share stories via @MK_Online and Facebook!

Black Canary Lives in Injustice 2 Reveal Trailer
Black Canary gauges talent for Batman in Injustice 2 reveal trailer!

If you hear screams coming from the battlefield -- don't send help. That's just the battlecry of the Black Canary! She's new to Injustice 2 and kicking butt as the latest reveal trailer shows:

Black Canary is a classic DC Comics character with origins dating back to the Golden Age. Modern fans know her best as a fighting Bird of Prey with close ties to Green Arrow, Batman and the Justice League!

Injustice 2 hasn't just adapted her classic fishnet stockings and street leather to perfection. The Canary's skills as a martial artist are on fine display, complimenting her trademark sonic canary cry! A welcome addition after narrowly missing out on the playable cast of the first Injustice!


Canary Effect: Unused Black Canary concept art from Injustice: Gods Among Us.

What's the Canary's verdict? Register to share your thoughts about the latest heroine joining the cast in the Injustice 2 forum! Alert others to the development by echoing this story via @MK_Online and Facebook.