News Archive - September, 2017
Raiden & Black Lightning Electrify in Injustice 2 Trailer
Mortal Kombat's Thunder God comes with surprise DC hero Skin!

Mortal Kombat's God of Thunder is the next cab off the Fighter Pack 2 rank! An electrifying new trailer shows Raiden delivering shock and awe to the villains of Injustice 2 -- and he isn't coming alone! Watch:

Thanks to the Injustice 2 Premier Skin feature, DC Comics hero Black Lightning will also be available to players as an alternate skin for Raiden. The Justice League's electric hero should please the comic book faithful who've made him a popular request! He'll share a move set with Raiden, but come complete with his own voice acting and armored design in-keeping with The CW TV show!

For those loving a touch of Mortal Kombat in their Injustice, the god among us is breaking out a big bag of tricks! Players can look forward to trapping their foes with electric cages, delivering jolting bolts, and diving into his iconic moves! There's even an electric dragon in your future if you execute his new super-move!

[Related Article: Injustice 2 Fighter Pack 2 Trailer Reveals Raiden & More!]

Raiden follows in the fighting footsteps of downloadable villain Black Manta, and fellow Mortal Kombat guest Sub-Zero! Don't expect any more Mortal Kombat characters this time around -- that's been ruled out. The next crossover guest from Fighter Pack 2 will be independent comic book darling: Hellboy!

Are you looking forward to Raiden and Black Lightning? Register to ground your ethereal visions on the forums! Send rolling thunder through your friends by liking & sharing this story via @MK_Online and Facebook!

Mortal Kombat Funko Pop! Vinyl Coming Soon
Funko Pop! Adds Mortal Kombat to Vinyl Global Phenomenon

Rumors of their impending arrival have been swirling for the last few months. Today: Funko have officially confirmed the coming of collectible Mortal Kombat Pop! vinyl figures!

They'll be here just in time for Christmas, with a core roster of five super-deformed figurines based on: Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Raiden, Kitana and Liu Kang! There will also be four store exclusive figures, including Goro! Read on for details:




Pop Culture fashion chain Hot Topic will carry an exclusive Flaming Skull Scorpion variant that draws inspiration from the ninja spectre's unmasked Deadly Alliance design [pictured below].

You'll have to head to GameStop to pick up an exclusive 6 inch super-sized Goro figure, or Sub-Zero & Scorpion two-pack featuring the iconic masked warriors suffering the ice and fire of the other's attacks!


There will be three versions of Scorpion and Sub-Zero in total. Along with the GameStop two-pack variant, all stores will have a "frosty" 1-in-6 chase variant of an ice-wielding Sub-Zero!

The long awaited addition to the Pop! vinyl phenomenon means your favourite Mortal Kombat icons can finally stand side by side with an endless array of pop culture contemporaries from video games, comics, movies and television!

Coming November, they feature an eclectic mix of iconic Mortal Kombat X designs, and a few offbeat alternative choices including; klassic Raiden, Shaolin monk Liu Kang, and MK2011 Kitana! The perfect holiday gift for lovers of MK curio and objet d'art!

Which Mortal Kombat Pop! figurine is your favourite? Who would you still like to see? Register to share your thoughts on the Media & Merchandise forum! Help spread the word by liking this story via @MK_Online and Facebook! Special thanks to MK Online Users and for submitting a newslead for this story!

No More Mortal Kombat Guests for Injustice 2
Creative Director rules out more Kombat in DC sequel

Ask a question - get an answer. Injustice 2 will not receive any further interlopers from the Mortal Kombat franchise in Fighter Pack 3! Responding to a recent MK Online User Poll speculation piece, Creative Director Ed Boon put it in no uncertain terms: "Nope."

Sub-Zero and Raiden upped the MK quotient by double in Injustice 2, following the first game's successful addition of Scorpion.

Injustice 2 will top Mortal Kombat X for the most download fighters in a NetherRealm Studios title to date. The 2017 DC fighter will go one better, rounding out a post-game cycle with at least 10 additional characters, including pre-order incentive Darkseid.

The final DLC trio were teased in shadow in the first Fighter Pack trailer. Two character's identities remain subject to intense fan speculation, which until now saw mounting belief in a third Kombat guest. 73.3% of MK Online users polled believed a third kombatant was coming, with Kitana the leading source of speculation.

MK guests in a fighting game by the makers of Mortal Kombat is a lesser guest character evil, but has never the less remained divisive amongst Injustice 2 fans. Boon's no nonsense, sedate approach to Injustice rumors has alleviated these concerns. DC's Atom is expected to be among the final offerings.


2 Outta 38 Ain't Bad: Creative Director eases kommunity concern over Kombat guests. [via @UchihaDan100]

Black Manta is the first download character from Injustice 2's second Fighter Pack, available this month. Fighter Pack 2 also delivers dual crossover guests Raiden, and Mike Mignola's Dark Horse Comics icon: Hellboy.

Pleased to rule out more Kombat guests? Who do you think the final DLC will be? Register to share your thoughts on the DC Universe Injustice forum! Spread the word like Ed Boon by following & sharing this story @MK_Online or Facebook!

Kombat Kon 2017 Returns This Month
Galloping Ghost Arcade present Kombat Kon II!

Kombat Kon is returning for a second big year later this month - September 23rd! The premier kombat konvention is presented by Galloping Ghost Arcade and promises a kavalcade of klassic kombat guests, signings, kosplay, and fan experiences!

Kombat Kon 2017 will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Mortal Kombat with Elizabeth Malecki joining the guest line-up for the first time!

The original Sonya Blade will join a returning who's who of the arcade trilogy, including live appearances by: Daniel Pesina (Johnny Cage, Sub-Zero), Carlos Pesina (Raiden), Rich Divizio (Kano, Baraka), Philip Ahn (Shang Tsung), Tony Marquez (Kung Lao), John Parrish (Jax), Kerri Hoskins (Sonya Blade), Sal Divita (Nightwolf, Cyrax), John Turk (Sub-Zero), Lia Montelongo (Sindel), Bryan Glynn (Shao Kahn) and more!

[Related Article: Kombat Kon 2016: Koverage From the First Gathering]

Kombat Kon will also be your chance to meet original trilogy artist and NetherRealm Studios developer John Vogel, as well as Josh Tsui -- designer turned documentarian in the upcoming Midway Games retrospective Insert Coin!

How can you journey to the ultimate MK gathering? Jump the next Nethership to Illinois for the fourth Saturday in September! Event details and booking information can be found at KombatKon.com!

Made plans to attend? Register to share your bio and post-fight outcome on the 2D Kombat Klassics forum! Spread the word by liking & sharing this story via @MK_Online and Facebook!

MKO User Poll
MK11 Kombat Pack 2?
81.0%
Hasta la vista, baby.
19.0%
No problemo.