News Archive - May, 2019
May Mortal Kombat 11 PlayStation & Xbox Patch Notes
Sweeping updates come to consoles!

If you noticed a brief outage at the start of the week - don't fear. Mortal Kombat 11 has undergone server maintenance and a raft of updates in the lastest hotfix patch. Read on for NetherRealm Studios' official details on all the changes you need to know:

Hello all,

Server maintenance is complete for all platforms. Below are the notes for today's Xbox and PS4 update. Thanks!

General Gameplay Adjustments

• Move list corrections
• Improvements to AI logic
• Fixed several rare online desync causes
• Fixed several Brutalities having incorrect requirements or issues with the description
• Kombat Kard Match Replays when being played in fast forward will no longer sometimes have visual issues
• The game’s version number is now displayed in the Tournament Mode Fighter Select screen
• Competitive Mode Variations are now always accessible in Practice Mode under Practice Options P1/P2 Variation as T-I & T-II.
• The camera will no longer sometimes improperly follow the characters briefly when a Delayed Getup is used after certain attacks
• Practice Mode will no longer become unresponsive when changing a character's variation while the AI Enemy Type was set to Record
• All Krushing Blows in Kombo Attack Strings that use the Throw / Front Punch+Front Kick input will now correctly allow either input to be used while Krushing Blow Held Check is on
• Fixed a rare issue when winning a round which could cause the character to visually turn around multiple times before playing their End of Round Taunt
• Slight adjustment to hit pause visuals when a character blocks an attack
• Adjusted throw vulnerable states to remove a 2 frame window when recovering from a block for regular throws and a 1 frame window for special move grabs
• Control no longer returns to the player while AI Fighter is active if the winning opponent performs a Mercy
• Fixed some high attacks and high throws not meeting the conditions for Uppercut Krushing Blows
• You can no longer get the wrong Skin to appear on Fighter Select’s Variation select UI with specific timing
• When playing on a guest account you can now enter Kustomize in the Main Menu
• Fixed some rare instances of audio quips playing at incorrect times
• Fixed several moves having an incorrect punish window which resulted in a kounter instead of punish
• Corrected some Flawless Block attacks having unintended frame data differences when used as a Getup Attack. The following were adjusted to make them function the same. Cassie (Up+Back Punch), Erron Black (Up+Front Kick), Kotal (Up+Back Punch & Up+Front Kick), Kung Lao (Up+Back Punch), Shao Kahn (Up+Back Punch)

Krypt:

• Kronika chests will no longer rarely spawn in an inaccessible location
• Fixed a visual issue with Descendant of Apep's belt
• Fixed rare issue that could result in the Elder God Puzzle becoming stuck in an unsolvable state
• Added a run button hint
• Special chests that cost 80,000 and 250,000 coins on initial opening will no longer have that price when refreshed
• The Descendant of Apep will no longer sometimes become stuck in the Torture Halls
• Fixed a bug that could cause The Armory Door to sometimes be closed
• Fixed some rare UI visual issues when a consumable timer runs out

Tutorial:

• Fixed several incorrect Demos in tutorial lessons
• Corrected various text issues in tutorial lessons
• Added additional tips to the Basic Tutorial
• Changed the character in the Kombo Limitations and Pressure Defense Lessons, making some tasks easier to perform
• Adjusted some player starting positions in the Grounded Neutral lesson
• Fixed an issue that could prevent progression in the Hit Confirming lesson if the player viewed the Demo at specific timing

Towers of Time:

• Players will no longer be removed from the Tower of Time portal if they expire while being played
• Fixed some modifiers’ visual effects appearing during Krushing Blow or Fatal Blow cinematics
• Fixed some modifiers having lingering effects in certain rare situations
• Changed input to exit the game during a Group Battle from Circle/B to Options/Menu
• Fatal Blow UI will no longer sometimes not update correctly during Group Battles
• Endurance Fights should now award Flawless Victory correctly

Stage Specific Adjustments:

• Cyber Lin Kuei Assembly - Fixed issue with Ice Bomb causing opponent to be grounded while visually in the air under certain circumstances
Character Specific Adjustments:
• Baraka - His Throw Krushing Blow requirements no longer sometimes reset after he escapes an opponent's throw
• Baraka - Landing a Back Throw Krushing Blow will no longer allow a Forward Throw Krushing Blow to be done without a failed Throw Escape

• Cassie Cage - Fatal Blow is no longer throw immune during some of its startup frames while still on the ground
• Cassie Cage - Flying Glow Kick now requires the correct button to be held when Krushing Blow held check is enabled

• Cetrion - Fixed Getup Attack/Flawless Block Attack Up+2 not being immune to air attacks/throws
• Cetrion - Getup Attack/Flawless Block Attack (Up+Front Kick) now has the correct visual effect indicating it is invincible
• Cetrion - Tendril Pull will no longer sometimes appear behind Cetrion in certain circumstances
• Cetrion - Rock objects are now properly handled when Cetrion is interrupted out of her throws
• Cetrion - Fixed unintended sound effects sometimes playing when Cetrion’s throws are escaped
• Cetrion - Throws that are escaped no longer count towards the requirement of Splitting Apart Brutality

• D'Vorah - Mother Bug will no longer sometimes changes back to default colors after it has died
• D'Vorah - Widow's Kiss when Amplified will no longer leave webbing on the opponent when it is interrupted with specific timing

• Erron Black - Corrected facial animation to opponent when they are hit by his Towards Throw
• Erron Black - Adjusted the long wait time after his Fatal Blow hits before both players get control of their characters. Frame data is unchanged.

• Frost - Getup Attack/Flawless Block Attack (Up+Back Punch) is now correctly immune to jumping attacks & throws, deals 5 damage (from 9) and plays the correct visual effect
• Frost - Getup Attack/Flawless Block Attack (Up+Front Kick) now plays the correct visual effect
• Frost - Cryogenic Crown will no longer sometimes go in the wrong direction after performing a cross-up jump attack
• Frost - Fatal Blow is no longer throw immune during some of its startup & active frames

• Geras - Gauntlet of the Ages will no longer retaining its charge level after hitting with Uppercut (Down+Back Punch) or Gauntlet of the Ages Krushing Blows
• Geras - Fixed a bug that could cause Body Buster (Towards Back Punch) to sometimes alter the opponents facing
• Geras - Fixed bug that allowed Geras to be able to block during some of the recovery frames of Reverse Time

• Jacqui Briggs - Winning a round with a direct impact hit with Grenade Launcher will no longer sometimes result in damage of time continuing into the next round
• Jacqui Briggs - Tech-Dome will no longer have lingering visual effects when it is interrupted before it activates
• Jacqui Briggs - Fixed some visual issues with Shield Battery Gear item when Jacqui loses a round in certain circumstances and after some Fatal Blows have connected

• Jade - Backward Throw can now award FIRST HIT PROPS!

• Jax - Heat Up mechanic will now work properly after a Mercy is performed
• Jax - Heat Missile will no longer auto correct when second heat missile is fired

• Johnny Cage - Fatal Blow is no longer throw immune during some of its startup frames
• Johnny Cage - Fatal Blow cinematic is no longer visually obstructed by certain foreground objects

• Kano - Getup Attack/Flawless Block Attack (Up+Back Punch) being able to cancel into Fatal Blow for a brief moment during startup
• Kano - Fixed issue with damage over time lingering into next round if last hit is done with Chemical Burn

• Kollector - Fixed (Air) Bag Bomb sometimes missing visual effects when it makes contact with the ground

• Kotal Kahn - Fatal Blow cinematic is no longer visually obstructed by certain foreground objects
• Kotal Kahn - Added controller vibration to damage inflicted by Tonatiuh Beam

• Kung Lao - Kung Lao is no longer able to exit the boundary of the arena while teleporting under certain circumstances

• Liu Kang - Dragon Parry is no longer throw immune during some of its recovery frames
• Liu Kang - Energy Parry while Dragon Fire is active will no longer caused a parry to trigger erroneously in rare circumstances
• Liu Kang - Energy Parry can no longer create multiple projectiles from one single successful parry while Dragon Fire is active
• Liu Kang - Fixed an issue with Bicycle Kick visual effects sometimes being misaligned

• Noob Saibot - The Shadow Clone can no longer become attached to the opponent when Shadow Tackle is interrupted during certain circumstances
• Noob Saibot - Fixed a visual issue with the Shadow Clone after the For The Brotherhood (Away+Front Punch, Throw, Back Punch) Krushing Blow cinematic

• Raiden - Lightning Bolt no longer auto corrects when amplified
• Raiden - Lightning Storm will no longer sometimes cause issues with the game camera after a practice reset

• Scorpion - Spine Ripper Brutality no longer takes priority over a successful throw escape

• Skarlet - Blood Tentacle is no longer throw immune during some of its startup & active frames

• Sonya Blade - K.A.T. Turret will no longer sometimes disappear when opponent is defeated by K.A.T. Tantrum

• Sub-Zero - Fixed a bug preventing an opponents from being able to Breakaway after being hit by Rising Ice
• Sub-Zero - Fixed rare issue that could cause Sub-Zero to become invisible after Frozen Over End of Round Taunt
• Sub-Zero - Fixed an issue with Slide Amplify visual effects sometimes being misaligned

• Shao Kahn - Fixed a bug preventing an opponents from being able to Breakaway after being hit by Shoulder Charger Amplify
• Shao Kahn - Fixed issue causing D1 and F3 to be set as low parry vulnerable instead of high parry vulnerable
• Shao Kahn - Fixed Fatal Blow cinematic being visually obstructed by certain foreground objects

• (Edit as of 1:00pm PST) Duplicates of Gear items that have been leveled up to Mortal or Mythic can no longer be awarded from Restocked Krypt Chests

Did this update address your concerns? Spawn new ones? Tell us what you think in the comments below and join the discussion on the Mortal Kombat 11 forum!

Writer Discusses Cancelled Mortal Kombat Comic Book
Gail Simone reveals sprawling multi-series comic event!

Popular comic book scribe Gail Simone has revealed she was working on a now abandoned Mortal Kombat project in 2018. She described the extensive research the project required in a Twitter chain, also teasing the ominous scope and conseqeuence the multi-series concept would have had!

Simone was working simultaneously on licensed comics for Mortal Kombat and My Little Pony, joking about a crossover between the disparate brands, while discussing the heavy research projects like these require for their intense followings.

Many comic book writers enter the field with existing practical knowledge of the vast shared universes at DC and Marvel Comics, but will sometimes have to consider how extra research will occupy their time. Simone's output in 2018 took a dip while she immersed herself in the minutiae of the two brands, dividing time between MLP days, and MK nights. A fan of Mortal Kombat's characters, she discovered "how truly extensive the mythology" is once diving in "with both feet".

Simone describes a twelve-issue Mortal Kombat maxi-series she would have written, with an extended role overseeing an additional three on-going series, with what seem to be ominous consequences! The writer declined to go into greater detail, alluding only to a 'sprawling' event that "would have changed a comic universe forever, for real".


Although no clear context is provided, the reference seems to imply major consequences for an existing comic book universe beyond Mortal Kombat itself.

As a property owned by Warner Brothers since 2009; Mortal Kombat tie-ins have been published by DC Comics, who have a long history of incorporating new acquisitions into their larger DC Universe. It could be speculated the three additional on-going series Simone would have overseen may be in the wider existing DC lineup, indicating some kind of crossover, or more permanent incorporation. The publisher currently offers several series detailing alternate realities within the DC multiverse, including the world of the Injustice games made by NetherRealm Studios.

Shawn Kittelsen crossed over from working in video games as DC Entertainment Creative Executive to write the Mortal Kombat X tie-in series in 2015. His involvement has since expanded to include a writing credit for Injustice 2 and the Mortal Kombat 11 video game. Kittelsen made it known the new release would not have a follow-up DC Comics companion last December, suggesting the sprawling concept was scrapped by then.

Mortal Kombat fighters encountered a version of the DC Universe in a 2008 crossover video game. As of 2012 there have been no plans for a sequel, but Scorpion, Sub-Zero, and Raiden have subsequently appeared as guest fighters in the Injustice series.

[Related Article: Feature: The Importance of Comics to Mortal Kombat]

What do you think the sprawling comics project would have entailed? What would you like it to have been? Share your thoughts to the Media & Merchandise forum with a reply below!

Mortal Kombat 11 Kombat Pack DLC Reveal Coming Soon
Ed Boon teases hopes for reveal next week!

It's been just over a month since Mortal Kombat 11 was released around the world -- and the only confirmed character for the downloadable Kombat Pack has been Shang Tsung. That gap in knowledge may be about to fill, with Ed Boon teasing hopes for a reveal next week -- if all goes well.

Shang Tsung was announced with a rendered likeness of film star Cary Hiroyuki-Tagawa back in late March. He'll be joined by five additional characters available to pre-purchase with the Kombat Pack, or Premium editions of Mortal Kombat 11. This is in addition to Shao Kahn, who was released separately in April as a downloadable pre-order incentive.

Boon's tweet seems to suggest we'll hear more about all five fighters coming to the Kombat Pack, assuming some unknown factor allows it. Why does the Creative Director of NetherRealm Studios need to cross his fingers for a reveal? Your guess is as good as ours!

Bruce Campbell recently denied involvement with Mortal Kombat 11, responding to rumors of an Evil Dead crossover appearance. Industrious Nintendo Switch players inspired theories with the reported discovery of DLC character directories. Spawn creator Todd McFarlane has said he thinks his character is in.

Who do you hope to see join the lineup with Shang Tsung? Join the discussion on the Mortal Kombat 11 forum below and tell us your top picks!

Pro Kompetition: Scar Wins Combo Breaker 2019
Chicago hosts first MK11 Pro event!

The first stop on the Mortal Kombat 11 Pro Kompetition tour is now in the books! Combo Breaker kicked off the 2019/2020 series in Chicago, with a mind blowing 800 players trying their luck over the three day weekend event!


Watch: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3

Scar emerged from a heated grand final to claim the first major title of 2019! He had to pilot his Sonya Blade to a 3-2 victory over evergreen contender SonicFox, whose Jacqui Briggs walked defiantly into a projectile in the final seconds of the final match.

The win completed a perfect undefeated streak for Scar, who exploded with elation as soon as victory was secured. "Finish him" had barely appeared on the screen when the winner jumped to his feet, joining an ecstatic crowd in celebration after walking off some of the energy on stage. The win secured a $15,000 prize purse, Pro Kompetition points, and bragging rights on Mortal Kombat's home turf of Chicago!

SonicFox had been forced to fight out of the Second Chance bracket having taken an earlier loss to Tweedy. The flawless 2-0 win proved the competitive power of Baraka, dominant over Fox's Jacqui Briggs and Erron Black! It was fitting that eventual winner Scar ended Tweedy's impressive effort, while SonicFox was working his way past DizzyTT, Deoxys, AF0xyGrampa, and Semiij in the revenant run. Fox took his eventual defeat on the chin via Twitter, looking to the future while acknowledging his past: "I TRIIIED!!! The curse lives on with never winning ComboBreaker in an NRS game ???????????? Ill be back stronger for CEO! Thanks for everyone’s support! Happy to lose to one of my training partnere @khscar12 !"

You can relive all three days of competition by watching in the embedded video above. Day 3 features the action and biggest battles from the finals. Or just glance below to see who made-up the first Top 16 for the year!

Combo Breaker Top 16 Finalists & Points Scorers:
#1 Scar (Sonya Blade, Scorpion)
#2 SonicFox (Jacqui Briggs, Erron Black, Skarlet)
#3 Tweedy (Baraka, Geras, Jacqui Briggs)
#4 Semiij (Kitana)
#5 Dragon (Cetrion)
#5 A F0xy Grampa (Cassie Cage, Kung Lao)
#7 Big D (Cetrion, Jade)
#7 Deoxys (Geras, Kitana)
#9 Grr (Geras)
#9 Waz (Jade)
#9 Hayatei (Erron Black)
#9 DizzyTT (Sonya Blde)
#13 EMPR Kombat (Baraka, Raiden, Johnny Cage)
#13 Kitana Prime (Jade)
#13 ForeverKing (Geras)
#13 Biohazard (Kano)
#17 Kevoxreborn
#17 KingGambler
#17 Stabs
#17 Coosco
#17 BeyondToxin
#17 HoneyBee
#17 DJT
#17 Mustard
#25 Han Rashid
#25 Burrito Voorhees
#25 Punk
#25 Jeremiah
#25 Rewind
#25 DJA
#25 RZA
#25 SylverRye

Pro Kompetition: Top 16 Series Rankings:
#1 Scar (350pts)
#2 SonicFox (260pts)
#3 Tweedy (230pts)
#4 Semiij (200pts)
#5 Dragon (140pts)
#5 A F0xy Grampa (140pts)
#7 Big D (70pts)
#7 Deoxys (70pts)
#9 DizzyTT (40pts)
#9 Grr (40pts)
#9 Waz (40pts)
#9 Hayatei (40pts)
#13 Kitana Prime (20pts)
#13 ForeverKing (20pts)
#13 Biohazard (20pts)
#13 EMPR Kombat (20pts)

CEO is the next stop on the North American tour, taking place June 28th-30th in sunny Daytona Beach, Florida. Registration is now open. June 8th will also see the Pro Kompetition host an online event. Will you be attending? We'd love to hear about your competitive journey! Join the discussions on the Gameplay & Matchmaking and Mortal Kombat 11 forums! Learn more about what's in store in the Pro Kompetition Announcement.

Mortal Kombat 11 Dominates All Platforms in April
MK11 topped sales for all platforms!

Mortal Kombat 11 has followed through on an expected strong start, dominating video game sales in April! The NPD Group has released data highlighting the game's unique success, with analysis showing impressive feats in the first fortnight. Read on:

According to NPD Video Game Industry Analyst Mat Piscatella; Mortal Kombat 11 has become the second best-selling title for all of 2019, topping April sales across PlaySation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Sony confirmed the game's strong start in the PlayStation sales chart earlier this month. NPD figures take into account digital and physical sales.

According to Piscatella, the successful launch makes Mortal Kombat 11 the first game to dominate sales for all major platforms since Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock in October 2007!

The feats is made all the more impressive by figures accounting for just two weeks of the fighting game's availability! Business Insider reports the NPD data collection window spans from April 7th through to May 4th. Mortal Kombat 11 was officially released April 23rd.

Mortal Kombat's return to a Nintendo console has been a positive one - ending a twelve year drought! MK11 is the first Mature-rated release to top Nintendo sales since Bayonetta 2 in 2014. The last third-party developed title to feature on the list was Ubisoft's Mario + Rabbid Kingdom Battle in September 2017.

Mortal Kombat 11 is the follow-up to the highest selling title in the series' twenty-five history. In a recent interview with Gameinformer, Ed Boon revealed Mortal Kombat X has sold an estimated 11 million copies, more than doubling figures from its first year. We don't yet have an exact figure for units moved.

If you're one of the many fans who've got yourself a copy - join the discussion on the Mortal Kombat 11 forum! While you're there, review your favorite MK11 fighters and help MK Online crown a champion in the 2019 Supreme Mortal Kombat voting tournament!

Warner Bros Set Mortal Kombat Movie Release Date
Coming to theatres 2021!

Warner Brothers has set a 2021 release date for its long awaited Mortal Kombat theatrical reboot. First-time feature director Simon McQuoid will begin shooting in South Australia later this year, with pre-production beginning very soon, according to a recent announcement.

Deadline reports the March 5th, 2021 release will put Mortal Kombat in a direct box office showdown with Sony's recently delayed Masters of the Universe.

The He-Man reboot has been pushed back significantly from its previous target of December this year. Only twenty-four hours separates the two scheduling announcements, lending to speculation there may yet be another change for one of the films. Although He-Man typically skews younger in demographic, the properties will likely attract overlapping audiences. DC Comics recently produced a He-Man crossover with another NetherRealm Studios video game property, the six-issue Injustice vs Masters of the Universe.

Mortal Kombat's return to the big screen has had its false starts over the years, but has been steadily advancing since James Wan joined as producer in 2015. The Aquaman director has navigated business and scripting challenges, expressing a desire to "do it right" throughout. Simon McQuoid has been attached to direct since late 2016.

With filming beginning later this year, an early 2021 release will give the film a solid year of filming and post-production. Follow and discuss all the progress with us in the Media & Merchandise forum!

Mortal Kombat Australian Pre-Production Announced
South Australian Premier announces 2019 filming.

The wait is finally over: Mortal Kombat will begin pre-production later this month, to begin filming in Australia later in the year! The movie reboot was officially announced with a special event held by local politician Steven Marshall, touting the investement as South Australia's biggest film production to date.

Simon McQuoid attended the announcement, having been attached to direct since late 2016. No new plot or casting details have emerged, but a release from the State Premier's office confirms several producers of the New Line Cinema project, including the long involved Australian hand of James Wan, Todd Garner, and Larry Kassanoff.

Filming will begin later this year at Adelaide Studios, with heavy emphasis on local crew and VFX houses. South Australia has a noteable history in the region's celluloid, with major releases Pitch Black and Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome filmed there, as well as some shark scenes from Jaws, and revered Australian stand-outs The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Picnic at Hanging Rock, and Storm Boy. Locations near Adelaide Studios were recently used for Daniel Radcliffe starring thriller Escape From Pretoria.

Adelaide: South Australia will be the stage for Mortal Kombat, New Line Cinema’s highly anticipated epic action film, it was announced today by the Premier of South Australia Steven Marshall.

Mortal Kombat is a bold cinematic adventure based on the blockbuster videogame franchise. Bringing the legendary property to life on the big-screen is a team of world-renowned Australian filmmakers led by producers James Wan (Aquaman, The Conjuring films) and award-winning commercial filmmaker Simon McQuoid, who is also taking the helm in his feature directorial debut.

Todd Garner (Isn’t It Romantic, Tag) also produces, with Larry Kasanoff (Mortal Kombat, True Lies), E. Bennett Walsh (Men in Black: International, The Amazing Spider-Man 2), Michael Clear (The Nun, Lights Out), and Sean Robins (Playing with Fire, Tag) executive producing. The current screenplay is by Greg Russo (the upcoming Highwaymen). Pre-production on Mortal Kombat will commence later this month with production later this year.

Premier Steven Marshall made the announcement today at Adelaide Studios alongside the film’s Australian director, Simon McQuoid, executive producer E. Bennett Walsh, Australian production consultant Greg Basser (The Whistleblower, Passengers), and South Australia’s Minister for Innovation and Skills, David Pisoni.

In making the announcement, Premier Steven Marshall said Mortal Kombat will create an estimated 580 jobs and 1,500 extras employed, along with some AUD $70 million injected into the South Australian economy.

Led by the Australian creative team of McQuoid and Wan, the film will be shot on Adelaide Studios’ Sound Stages, utilising the state’s world-class crews and acting talent, with post-production in South Australia’s internationally acclaimed visual effects and post-production facilities.

“South Australia has a long and successful tradition of feature film making and Mortal Kombat will showcase our production skills to the world,” said Premier Steven Marshall.

“Mortal Kombat will be the largest film production in South Australia’s history and highlights the importance of engaging with the world’s major production houses.

“The State Government’s investment in Mortal Kombat will enhance the scope and reach of our production and post production capabilities, bringing the promise of fantastic new jobs for the local film industry,” he said.

“We are thrilled to be highlighting South Australian locations, talent and facilities for Mortal Kombat,” said Katherine Beyda, Executive Vice President, Physical Production, New Line Cinema.

“It brings together all of the components we need to make an ambitious action film a success, and we applaud the South Australian Film Corporation for their role in attracting the production to their region.”

Producer James Wan said, “I’m really happy and excited to be bringing another show back to Australia with Mortal Kombat, especially after having such a great experience filming Aquaman.

"Now we get to experience South Australia with its scenic locations and a wealth of artistic talent to work with. It will be perfectly suited for this fantasy-action project.”

Director Simon McQuoid said, “Having lived in Adelaide early in my career, I am thrilled to be back in South Australia to make my directorial debut with Mortal Kombat.

"We need many different elements for its success and have found them all right here—the uniquely beautiful landscapes, the outstanding world-class stage facilities and VFX houses, and the brilliant artists and technicians from across the film-making community.

"I’m grateful to the Premier and people of South Australia for having us, we’re all very excited to be here.”

Minister for Innovation and Skills David Pisoni said “Mortal Kombat highlights the importance of the Marshall Liberal Government’s commitment to support the creative arts as an industry that will deliver exciting career opportunities for South Australians.

“The film will provide unrivalled skills development opportunities for South Australian screen business and crews, whilst enabling the screen sector to update technologies and techniques to keep pace with global trends.

"The Marshall Government is excited to welcome the live action movie production of one of the world’s most successful games franchises, particularly with South Australia also being a centre for games development,” he said.

CEO of South Australian Film Corporation & Adelaide Studios, Courtney Gibson said, “Brought to life by Australian creative talent working in partnership with US studios, Mortal Kombat will be a boon for South Australia and a massive shot in the arm for our industry and Adelaide Studios, delivering unprecedented screen spend into the state and a huge number of jobs for South Australians.”

The confirmation is at last a light at the end of the tunnel for the long anticipated feature film return. Are you ready for Mortal Kombat on the big screen? Share your thoughts and keep your eyes peeled to the Media & Merchandise forum for updates!

Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion Tournament 2019!
The tournament to decide the Mortal Kombat 11 champion!

History has never been far behind in Mortal Kombat. Is it future, or is it past? Mortal Kombat 11 introduces a time-bending possibility that the present could be the battleground for both!

April 23rd saw the official introduction of Kronika and a fresh batch of kombatants whose goals threaten the realms, time, and reality itself! With in-game customization, revised gameplay, and a dramatic time-twisting story -- the only constant through it all is the fighters! Therefore there's never been a more compelling time to take stock and ask: Who is the Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion?

The annual voting tournament returns to dissect and assess the current state of the series. MK Online invites the entire kommunity to enter the Fan Koliseum for another year of daily polls that will challenge sixty-four fighters from past and present in elimination battles! Read on for the updating battleplan, poll results, and links to the latest match-ups you can comment on on the forums:








Per tradition: sixty-four kombatants will compete in a single elimination tournament bracket. Each result will be decided by regularly unlocked updates to the MK Online User Poll. You can find the poll to the right of screen on browsers, or via menu options at the top of the page on mobile devices.

This year's tournament is all about reflecting upon Mortal Kombat 11, but the top sixteen characters ranked from previous years will also receive guaranteed seeded entry. Sub-Zero and Raiden appear at the top and bottom positions as #1 and #2 ranks. Some characters may miss out, while others return from the past for another shot at consideration. Check match-up posts on the forum to find the latest rankings information for each character.

  • Round 1: Sub-Zero (79.2%) d. Cyrax (20.8%)
  • Round 1: Frost (70.8%) d. Kharon (20.2%)
  • Round 1: Kano (76.2%) d. Bo' Rai Cho (23.8%)
  • Round 1: Johnny Cage (59.1%) d. Sektor (40.9%)
  • Round 1: Erron Black (58.3%) d. Hsu Hao (41.7%)
  • Round 1: Sheeva (52.2%) d. Sindel (47.8%)
  • Round 1: Jade (65.4%) d. Tanya (34.6%)
  • Round 1: Smoke (64.0%) d. Ashrah (36.0%)
  • Round 1: Reptile (61.9%) d. Ermac (38.1%)
  • Round 1: Liu Kang (72.0%) d. Blaze (28.0%)
  • Round 1: Geras (59.3%) d. Taven (40.7%)
  • Round 1: Great Kung Lao (51.9%) d. Kung Lao (48.1%)
  • Round 1: Scorpion (68.0%) d. Triborg (32.0%)
  • Round 1: Jax (75.0%) d. Tasia (25.0%)
  • Round 1: Kai (70.4%) d. Jacqui Briggs (29.6%)
  • Round 1: Noob Saibot (81.8%) d. Chameleon (18.2%)
  • Round 1: Kitana (66.7%) d. Nitara (33.3%)
  • Round 1: Skarlet (77.8%) d. Kira (22.2%)
  • Round 1: D'Vorah (56.0%) d. Khameleon (44.0%)
  • Round 1: Shao Kahn (51.9%) d. Mileena (48.1%)
  • Round 1: Kotal Kahn (79.2%) d. King Gorbak (20.8%)
  • Round 1: Kollector (52.0%) d. Kung Jin (48.0%)
  • Round 1: Baraka (62.5%) d. Ferra/Torr (37.5%)
  • Round 1: Nightwolf (53.3%) d. Kenshi (46.7%)
  • Round 1: Shang Tsung (85.2%) d. Shujinko (14.8%)
  • Round 1: Cassie Cage (62.5%) d. Stryker (37.5%)
  • Round 1: Takeda (52.2%) d. Kabal (47.8%)
  • Round 1: Sonya Blade (56.0%) d. Sareena (44.0%)
  • Round 1: Rain (58.6%) d. Fujin (41.4%)
  • Round 1: Kronika (70.8%) d. Delia (29.2%)
  • Round 1: Cetrion (52.0%) d. Tremor (48.0%)
  • Round 1: Raiden (84.6%) d. Argus (15.4%)

  • Round 2: Sub-Zero (68.2%) d. Frost (31.8%)
  • Round 2: Johnny Cage (66.7%) d. Kano (33.3%)
  • Round 2: Sheeva (69.0%) d. Erron Black (31.0%)
  • Round 2: Jade (63.3%) d. Smoke (36.7%)
  • Round 2: Reptile (59.3%) d. Liu Kang (40.7%)
  • Round 2: Geras (53.1%) d. Great Kung Lao (46.9%)
  • Round 2: Scorpion (71.4%) d. Jax (28.6%)
  • Round 2: Noob Saibot (63.0%) d. Kai (37.0%)
  • Round 2: Kitana (57.7%) d. Skarlet (42.3%)
  • Round 2: Shao Kahn (69.0%) d/ D'Vorah (31.0%)
  • Round 2: Kotal Kahn (70.8%) d. Kollector (29.2%)
  • Round 2: Nightwolf (62.5%) d. Baraka (37.5%)
  • Round 2: Shang Tsung (75.0%) d. Cassie Cage (25.0%)
  • Round 2: Sonya Blade (59.1%) d. Takeda (40.9%)
  • Round 2: Rain (58.3%) d. Kronika (41.7%)
  • Round 2: Raiden (74.1%) d. Cetrion (25.9%)

  • Round 3: Sub-Zero (56.0%) d. Johnny Cage (44.0%)
  • Round 3: Jade (54.8%) d. Sheeva (45.2%)
  • Round 3: Reptile (74.1%) d. Geras (25.9%)
  • Round 3: Scorpion (53.6%) d. Noob Saibot (46.4%)
  • Round 3: Kitana (55.6%) d. Shao Kahn (44.4%)
  • Round 3: Kotal Kahn (52.0%) d. Nightwolf (48.0%)
  • Round 3: Shang Tsung (76.7%) d. Sonya Blade (23.3%)
  • Round 3: Raiden (65.5%) d. Rain (34.5%)

  • Quarter Final: Sub-Zero (54.8%) d. Jade (45.2%)
  • Quarter Final: Scorpion (58.1%) d. Reptile (41.9%)
  • Quarter Final: Kitana (69.0%) d. Kotal Kahn (31.0%)
  • Quarter Final: Raiden (53.3%) d. Shang Tsung (46.7%)

  • Semi Final: Sub-Zero (51.7%) d. Scorpion (48.3%)
  • Semi Final: Raiden (58.3%) d. Kitana (41.7%)

  • Championship: Raiden (54.8%) d. Sub-Zero (45.2%)

To be eligible to vote you must be a registered MK Online User. Users found registering multiple accounts will be disqualified and banned indefinitely. New accounts may face initial voting restrictions, but are encouraged along with everyone to share thoughts about characters in each match-up posted to the 2019 Supreme Champion thread!

Mortal Kombat 11 Tops PlayStation April Downloads
MK11 is PS4 top seller for April.

It hasn't even been a full month since Mortal Kombat 11 was released into the wild on April 23rd, but that was all the time needed for the time-bending sequel to top the month's PlayStation 4 sales!

Fans chose Days Gone as the best new release in an April player poll, but the late coming Mortal Kombat couldn't be bested for digital sales! The latest download chart shows MK11 edged out Days Gone on the PlayStation Store, with franchised third-person shooter World War Z coming in third.

PS4 has been the console of choice for many players, with an overwhelming 56.4% of a recent MK Online poll choosing the system. MK11 is also available for Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Join the discussion about all version on the Mortal Kombat 11 forum!

Fatal Friday News
Later stream time tonight, no stream on 5/17

Another Fatal Friday happens tonight at 10 PM central time with special guest host SurvivedKombatants. We're streaming a bit later tonight, to match our guest host's schedule. And speaking of changes, there's another reminder that there will be NO Fatal Friday on 5/17, the next show will air on 5/24. So, make sure you tune in tonight to get your fix on! The leaderboard currently stands at sharkb1te74 in the #1 spot with a whopping 21 win streak record. In second place, we've got PaPaHeavy420 with 12. Who will emerge victorious tonight? Tune in, and find out!

You will also find that tonight our streaming quality will be substantially better due to our new capture card device, which allows us to stream at true 720p HD quality. We had a open QA stream test, and I'm very grateful to everyone who was able to jump in and participate with giving me your feedback. It has proved invaluable in making sure we can deliver the best quality possible to you on Twitch, Facebook, Mixer, and YouTube.

Also a reminder: If you want to compete tonight, Season 1 is on XBOX ONE. Simply jump into the room titled "Fatal Friday" and join Fatalkade's King of the Hill room. It's that simple! The server room will go up around 9 PM central time, so be on the look out for it. We'll see you there!

Bruce Campbell Denies Mortal Kombat 11 Evil Dead DLC
If chins could kill... rumors!

Mortal Kombat 11 will gain six more characters when The Kombat Pack downloadable content is revealed in the coming months. Guest characters from other franchises will inevitably be part of that group, but according to Evil Dead star Bruce Campbell -- Ash Williams won't be one of the crossover killers!

Campbell issued the elaborate denial [pictured above] via Twitter, using klassic MKII graphics to deliver a groovy fatality to widespread online rumors. Speculation has stemmed from the reported extraction of in-game data that included directories for multiple DLC characters, including the ambiguously named "Ash".

Separating the actor from a character he originated with Sam Raimi's classic 1981 horror movie seems unimaginable. Campbell has reprised the role of Ash Williams for two iconic Evil Dead sequels, multiple video games, and most recently the 2015 Starz television revival: Ash vs Evil Dead.

It's possible the claim denotes a semantic distinction between the original character and some later incarnation, or is simply a bold faced lie. Either way, speculation now inevitably turns toward other plausible explanations, such as the return of Ashrah, or a completely new character. One thing's for sure - the discovery may've come from Nintendo ports, but we won't expect a Pokémon crossover any time soon!

[Related Article: Todd McFarlane Thinks Spawn Will Be in Mortal Kombat 11]

Krypt keeper Shang Tsung is the only confirmed Kombat Pack fighter so far. Will he hail to the king? Join the discussion and speculation on the Mortal Kombat 11 forum!

Mortal Kombat Inducted Into World Video Game Hall of Fame
Original MK creators receive honor via video message.

There exists in New York City a World Video Games Hall of Fame and the arcade klassic Mortal Kombat has had the honor of being inducted into its hallowed halls! The original MK joined an eclectic class of 2019 inductees, nominated by the public, and selected by a panel of industry experts, journalists, and historians. Read on:


2019 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony | Mortal Kombat Creator's Thank You

As reported by Variety; The Strong Museum welcomed Mortal Kombat into its Hall of Fame with a ceremony in New York City. The induction recognized the game's lasting achievements in four key areas of criteria: iconic status, influence, geographical reach, and longevity.

Original creators Ed Boon, John Tobias, and John Vogel appeared together in a pre-recorded video filmed at NetherRealm Studios, thanking the organization for the honor.

The Strong interactive museum established its Hall of Fame in 2015. The organization curates a collection of electronic games and artefacts purported to be in the 60,000 range, annually adding new titles to its Hall of Fame. Other 2019 inductees included Super Mario Kart, Colossal Cave Adventure, and Microsoft Solitaire. Past inductions have counted Street Fighter II, Doom, Donkey Kong, Pac-Man, Pong, and many others.

The influence of Mortal Kombat's earliest chapters can still be felt today, factoring heavily into the plot and character lineup in April's Mortal Kombat 11 release! It might be argued that Mortal Kombats II & 3 deserve a place in the prestigious list as well, but there's simply no escaping the importance of the original chapter, which introduced iconic fighters like Scorpion, Sub-Zero, and Shang Tsung, as well as memorable trademarks like Mirror Matches, Blood Mode and Fatalities!

Watch the full induction ceremony and thank you videos embedded in the are above. Dive deeper into the series' history and nostalgia by joining the discussion in the 2D Kombat Klassics forum!

Fatal Friday Recap
A new champion has been crowned!

The last show was even more intense this time around, with a new champion being crowned and taking the #1 spot for himself. Sharkb1te74 cashed in a massive 21 win streak on our Fatal Friday show, until finally being defeated by the previous champion, and now #2 spot, PaPaHeavy420. Take a look at the current leaderboard below to see these standings for yourself!

Joining me on the last program was another fantastic and well known celebrity YouTuber, BruskPoet, who was also witness to all of the hype that happened. With these two highly skilled players developing a rivalry at an extremely fast rate, one could only imagine what will happen on the next episode? Stay tuned, because we're going to announce our guest host in a few more days for the next episode! If you want to see the whole recap from our last show, you can watch it live right here: