The folks over at GameSpot have released an interview with Mortal Kombat co-creator and team leader Ed Boon about the upcoming crossover game Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe. In the Q&A;, several topics are brought up and discussed. First off, though, is how Ed reacted to the community's response to the announcement of the game.

GameSpot: Now that the news has been out for a while, what do you make of the reaction?

Ed Boon: The initial reaction was a pretty universal "WTF?" There were quite a few people who were very vocal about their opinions and a good number of them were objecting to the idea. At the same time, we understood that this was a reaction to an announcement and a teaser trailer that didn't give many specifics about the game. When little information is released, there are a lot of assumptions and speculation made by people, some of which quickly become (incorrect) facts. Fatalities is a great example of this. I was surprised to see so many stories stating (with so much certainty) that the game wasn't going to have fatalities. As if we made an official announcement. We knew that eventually people would learn the truth and all the confusion would be cleared up. In an odd sort of way, I was actually impressed to see how much passion the MK fans still have for the series. If they didn't care, you wouldn't have seen anywhere near the volume of discussion that came from the announcement.

In addition, Ed makes a clarification regarding finishing moves, in that there will be characters that kill (and in fact, will likely be the majority), but that those characters who do not kill like Superman and Batman will still finish off their opponents.

GS: Have you made any more headway on the fatality versus finishing moves?

EB: Yes we have. All of the MK characters and all of the DC villains will have fatalities. The DC heroes who don't kill that often will have brutalities that will function just like fatalities but don't actually kill the opponent.

The final big point made in the interview is that the E3 build of the game will only have four characters (likely the first four announced, but not confirmed) and two stages.

To read the interview in its entirety, click here.

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