MK8: Mortal Kombat vs DC (dont worry...its not another versus game. Its for real!)
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09/27/2007 11:53 AM EDT
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"Rumor Mill: Next Mortal Kombat to be a 'Versus' Title?
12:19 PM CST - Jeff Greeson
While the Mortal Kombat universe has been dormant for the last few months, aside from the smattering of news about Ultimate Mortal Kombat for Nintendo DS, we're beginning to see some signs of activity at the house of Mortal Kombat. Lately, we have started to hear a few rumblings around the Chicago-based developer in regards to the next title in the Mortal Kombat franchise, aka Mortal Kombat 8. The MK Team has in the past gone on the record in stating the the next Mortal Kombat game for this generation's consoles will feature a totally reinvented formula than the previous console-specific Mortal Kombat titles. Recently, the direction that Midway is considering on taking their most prized franchise has started to take shape.

A post on the IGN Boards (highlighted by a MK Online user), brought up the prospect that Midway's next Mortal Kombat title will straight up be a Mortal Kombat vs. DC Comics fighting game, in the spirit of the Marvel vs. Capcom series of fighting games. While this rumor has been around in various iterations ever since X-Men vs. Street Fighter was released in 1996, it appears that this latest reincarnation seems to carry a bit more weight this time around. As incredulous as this rumor has sounded ever since it first made the rounds more than ten years ago, TRMK has confirmed from our own sources that the next Mortal Kombat game for the current generation of consoles - Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 - will indeed be a "Versus" style game.

While we were unable to confirm the DC Comics angle proposed by the IGN Boards message, we do know that the game will feature another well-known established intellectual property. It seems unlikely that the DC Comics license will appear along side a franchise known for its gruesome fatalities; however, the MK Team did state that they were intent on "reinventing everything from the ground up" in order to "wipe the slate clean". Therefore, the idea that the game will not feature fatalities in the traditional Mortal Kombat style is not as far fetched as it initially sounds.

Early this year, series co-creator, Ed Boon, did go on the record to state that the series will feature a darker and grittier art direction and game presentation, inspired by the hit Xbox 360 title, Gears of War. The DC Comics universe fits within this style with their recent reimaging of their Batman and Superman franchises in the movie theaters. But until we hear definitively who the other partner is in the Mortal Kombat Versus game, we can only speculate as to who we will see Scorpion and Sub-Zero fighting against on our Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in late 2008."

I found the news article at newsarama (comic book site) as well.

This article is going to give mkflegend an orgasm.


Seriously though, is this for real? This is SOO ridiculous. It seems that mk8 will in FACT be a versus game.

This is awsome.
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09/27/2007 12:13 PM EDT
No. Just no. Its bullshit and your a dumbass if you believe it. The source doesnt even seem reliable.

Why did you put this in general? Future discussion my freind.
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09/27/2007 12:20 PM EDT
well...it encompasses DC comics. Alot of superhero threads are in the general forums, so it seemed appropriate to include it in the general forums as well.

If this was false, I think Midway would have confirmed it by now. And besides, TRMK has been pretty reliable through the years. They rarely b.s.


I'm not sure if it's DC, but it seems that MK has been confirmed that it will indeed be a versus game.
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09/27/2007 12:22 PM EDT
If this is true, then Mortal Kombat has just performed a Hara-Kiri. It's dead to me.

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09/27/2007 12:29 PM EDT
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well...it encompasses DC comics. Alot of superhero threads are in the general forums, so it seemed appropriate to include it in the general forums as well.


If this was false, I think Midway would have confirmed it by now. And besides, TRMK has been pretty reliable through the years. They rarely b.s.


I'm not sure if it's DC, but it seems that MK has been confirmed that it will indeed be a versus game.


I dont think Midway would want to confirm anything yet. Im sure they want to keep things under rap for awhile. I dont think they want us to know anything about the next MK yet....its all about suspense! I really dont believe this. If Boon wants the next MK to be serious and all that shit than this is definetly the wrong way to do it.



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If this is true, then Mortal Kombat has just performed a Hara-Kiri. It's dead to me.


I agree 100%.
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09/27/2007 12:31 PM EDT
If this is true, unless it's an "old MK" vs. "new MK" concept, this is the death knell for MK.
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09/27/2007 12:51 PM EDT
I'd need to see a proper confirmation. I don't think MK should do a versus game and if it were to do one, the only series worthy enough of such a collaboration in temrs of equality with MK would have to be Killer Instinct. All I see now is a huge super combo mess. This whole project would need to be done very well if it is real otherwise it will probably kill MK once and for all. They seem to be doing a good job of bringing it down given MKD and MKA.
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09/27/2007 02:21 PM EDT
Ugh. If any comic publisher would be fit for a versus game against MK it would have been Image as it's dark and gritty and gory in a lot of it's series, and makes no qualms about it.

I'd rather see MK versus another fighting series if they did it at all, I don't see DC working whatsoever with MK unless it were to be a 2D game and if they are going for a "gears of war" inspired look, it's going to be 3D.

With the sales on UMK3 on Xbox Marketplace as good as they are, you'd think they would focus on the side and make another new 2D MK game as they have it down to a few days of shooting for digitization and the like from when trilogy was made, and with the almost guaranteed SSF2 HD coming out and sure to sell heaps, it would be a good market decision for them.

As long as they don't make MK8 a 3rd person perspective style fighting game or "party" game like Smash bros and Power Stone, I'll be happy.

And why the hell haven't they made a new version of "The Grid" for consoles? There are no excuses now as to why they can't/won't do it as the online contingent is in full bloom on current consoles. THAT would be a game I'd pay for.
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09/27/2007 03:23 PM EDT
this is just about the worst idea ive seen ever
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09/27/2007 04:38 PM EDT
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From TRMK:

"Rumor Mill: Next Mortal Kombat to be a 'Versus' Title?
12:19 PM CST - Jeff Greeson
While the Mortal Kombat universe has been dormant for the last few months, aside from the smattering of news about Ultimate Mortal Kombat for Nintendo DS, we're beginning to see some signs of activity at the house of Mortal Kombat. Lately, we have started to hear a few rumblings around the Chicago-based developer in regards to the next title in the Mortal Kombat franchise, aka Mortal Kombat 8. The MK Team has in the past gone on the record in stating the the next Mortal Kombat game for this generation's consoles will feature a totally reinvented formula than the previous console-specific Mortal Kombat titles. Recently, the direction that Midway is considering on taking their most prized franchise has started to take shape.

A post on the IGN Boards (highlighted by a MK Online user), brought up the prospect that Midway's next Mortal Kombat title will straight up be a Mortal Kombat vs. DC Comics fighting game, in the spirit of the Marvel vs. Capcom series of fighting games. While this rumor has been around in various iterations ever since X-Men vs. Street Fighter was released in 1996, it appears that this latest reincarnation seems to carry a bit more weight this time around. As incredulous as this rumor has sounded ever since it first made the rounds more than ten years ago, TRMK has confirmed from our own sources that the next Mortal Kombat game for the current generation of consoles - Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 - will indeed be a "Versus" style game.

While we were unable to confirm the DC Comics angle proposed by the IGN Boards message, we do know that the game will feature another well-known established intellectual property. It seems unlikely that the DC Comics license will appear along side a franchise known for its gruesome fatalities; however, the MK Team did state that they were intent on "reinventing everything from the ground up" in order to "wipe the slate clean". Therefore, the idea that the game will not feature fatalities in the traditional Mortal Kombat style is not as far fetched as it initially sounds.

Early this year, series co-creator, Ed Boon, did go on the record to state that the series will feature a darker and grittier art direction and game presentation, inspired by the hit Xbox 360 title, Gears of War. The DC Comics universe fits within this style with their recent reimaging of their Batman and Superman franchises in the movie theaters. But until we hear definitively who the other partner is in the Mortal Kombat Versus game, we can only speculate as to who we will see Scorpion and Sub-Zero fighting against on our Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in late 2008."

I found the news article at newsarama (comic book site) as well.

This article is going to give mkflegend an orgasm.


Seriously though, is this for real? This is SOO ridiculous. It seems that mk8 will in FACT be a versus game.



This is awsome.
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wowwowwow Dude, I'm speechless if this is true indeed!!!

OMG lol....dude I was thinking the other day you know what about MK vs. SF eventually, or MK vs. Marvel possibly or DC vs. Marvel fighting game but never in a million years would I have thought MK and DC....dude that's beyond awesome, damn now I don't know who to pick if this does in fact happen... Superman vs. Raiden?!?wow WOW...

I hope this is true really, the match up alone will sell bigtime if they do indeed go thru with this.

I must say I agree with KJ what people don't realize is that DC NEVER had a fighting game...and this make MK dead? ha, ha right...IMO there's no point for vs. KI because KI is umm dead...and has been for a while, in fact if they did that KI fans would have to thank MK for bringing KI back from the grave in a vs. game. Aside from this, I won't complain if they do do this and DC agrees but the darkness factor and fatality factor does come into play here and makes me wonder about that personally. We'll see.
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09/27/2007 04:50 PM EDT
Well this sucks, appart from batman, DC has the worst selection of characters ever.
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09/27/2007 05:36 PM EDT
that game would be really interesting to see.
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09/27/2007 06:45 PM EDT
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Well this sucks, appart from batman, DC has the worst selection of characters ever.


Dude, are you kidding me? DC has a hell of a cast and can match Marvel easily in terms of power any day what do you mean?

Superman, Bats, WW, Flash, MM, GA, Dr. Fate, GL? Dude are you aware how powerful these guys are? lol Batman can definitely be a great fighter given his history, Superman owns enough said..MM has insane power, GL has his ring that can do anything he wants, WW is a powerhouse, Flash has his speed can you say Flash vs. Kabal? I like this idea personally, and if Capcom(SF) can take on Marvel then why not DC take on MK? This is an awesome idea IMO. They can always continue with the regular MK storyline in MK 9 or something.


Justice League in general, I know most of this site is pro-marvel but I'm a huge DC follower so allow me to lay down the facts for some.

Justice League in general is just as big if not more then X-Men overall since the beginning of comic books...

In fact with the crossovers DC did pretty well, so if DC and Marvel have hot battles and Marvel can take on Capcom(SF) I'm sure DC can manage MK and vice versa.

My biggest concern with this is honestly the blood, fatalities, dark factor and storyline. If this game says has a different story from the regular MK story then that will work, if it's mixed in I hope DC and Midway batch up something good. I'm sure vogel(midway) and the DC writers could get creative.

This is also my dream fighting in a way or one of them, because I'm a huge MK fan obviously.. and I love DC comics.


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09/27/2007 07:59 PM EDT
Definitely sounds interesting, but it would be hard to pull off. Perhaps the game 's story won't be canon if this happens. I hope MKO seeks confirmation from Midway soon about this info.
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09/27/2007 08:03 PM EDT
it would be worse than avp:extiction

and that was bad....

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09/27/2007 08:41 PM EDT
I was going through an Ed Boon interview about mk8, and this line caught my eye.

"Boon: No. You know, we’re doing something with the next game that’s unbelievably unexpected, and there’s going to be an announcement. I totally was told, “You cannot talk about this thing.” I think it’s going to be rolled out."


This sure as hell sounds unexpected!
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09/27/2007 08:53 PM EDT
I don't know why all of you guys hate this idea. I love cross overs, and have always wanted an MK cross over. Yeah, the blood and whatnot would be a factor, but honestly, who doesn't wanna see Scorpion vs. Batman? Goro vs. Superman? Wonderwoman vs. Sindel?

God, I hope this is true
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09/27/2007 09:09 PM EDT
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I'm not sure if it's DC, but it seems that MK has been confirmed that it will indeed be a versus game.


No it doesn't SEEM anything. It HASN'T been confirmed.
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09/27/2007 09:13 PM EDT
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kingjolly Wrote:

I'm not sure if it's DC, but it seems that MK has been confirmed that it will indeed be a versus game.


No it doesn't SEEM anything. It HASN'T been confirmed.


True. My bad. At first, I thought the source was completey reliable.


I've been told that the source has been correct and has been false before in the past. E.g the source predicted the title of MKA correctly, but however said Sheeva was going to be a character for MKD. So who knows....
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09/27/2007 09:22 PM EDT
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Therefore, the idea that the game will not feature fatalities in the traditional Mortal Kombat style is not as far fetched as it initially sounds.


Sorry but no fatalities=no MK.

It might be a good idea...but fatalities are the most unique part about Mortal Kombat, so they can't lose them.
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09/27/2007 09:58 PM EDT
MKF there was a 2D DC fighting game released back when the Genesis and SNES were knocking boots, i've played it (Flash was my favorite character)

when you were talking about how powerful DC characters are, thats just the problem there TOO powerful for MK. seriously there isn't many MK characters who could hold a candle against Superman, or the Green Lantern in a fight, i can see The gods and maybe Ermac standing a chance but it would still be a longshot. DC would have to tone down it's characters ALOT in order for it to work, or they would have to pick the entire Bat family and a bunch of Vertigo characters.

plus there is the gore factor, alot of DC characters are damn near impervious and unless Scorpion had some new armour laced with Kryptonite nothing is going to happen

now let's not turn this into a Marvel Vs. DC thread ok?
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09/27/2007 10:42 PM EDT
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MKF there was a 2D DC fighting game released back when the Genesis and SNES were knocking boots, i've played it (Flash was my favorite character)

when you were talking about how powerful DC characters are, thats just the problem there TOO powerful for MK. seriously there isn't many MK characters who could hold a candle against Superman, or the Green Lantern in a fight, i can see The gods and maybe Ermac standing a chance but it would still be a longshot. DC would have to tone down it's characters ALOT in order for it to work, or they would have to pick the entire Bat family and a bunch of Vertigo characters.

plus there is the gore factor, alot of DC characters are damn near impervious and unless Scorpion had some new armour laced with Kryptonite nothing is going to happen

now let's not turn this into a Marvel Vs. DC thread ok?



Ok, just looked that up actually yeah..it wasn't that great unfortunately though...that DC fighter from what I read about it lol. But I'm surprised they never took another crack at it of late.

But back on the crossover issue, I have to disagree with you there. You see I see what you're saying but the same could be said about Marvel vs. Capcom, Marvel guys easily would own half the SF roster except for a few but that didn't stop them from making a game with match ups of Ken vs. Hulk did it?

MK if anything actually is more fair of a match up compared to the other fighters, I mean let's see DOA-humans for the most part with hardly any powers, SF...impressive powers but not as good as MK's, Tekken, hardly if any they would get killed, SC same as tekken, really not that many powerhouses, KI=dead who cares...but they would get killed.

MK is the only fighter really storyline wise and powerwise that has gods, sorcerers, psychic powered guys, undead guys that never seem to die.

If you ask me, MK vs. DC is a great match up as far as "fairness" I mean the Flash is human but has insane speed, Kabal has his speed dash but is a better fighter then Flash is as far as martial arts are concerned.

Batman vs. Kung Lao, ok this match up would be badass come on...

Superman vs. Raiden or Onaga=ultra badass match up.

Scorpion (is undead and never dies) he can take on anyone even though he might depending on who he faces get killed...but it wouldn't be the first time lol.

GL vs. Quan-Chi is a very good match up IMO.

I'm not turning this into a MvDC just stating valid points if Marvel can take on SF, then MK can take on DC...

Superman well, he's superman what do you expect?

Raiden is immortal and a god so they could beat the snot out of each other all day long...unless Supes manages to bring Raiden to Outworld or Raiden gets some green K(neither will happen because of the fact that it's a video game) who cares? lol

Now as I said before the gore factor unless DC agrees to have gore and such I don't see fatalities but if there is blood though it won't be as bad. As I said the most important thing is storyline, not fatalities like some are going nuts about.

Besides, last time I checked most of the fans bitched about the fatalities...so maybe it'll be a good idea to give that a break.

Ermac btw could take on a lot of the JL, Flash, GL, Aquaman, Hawkman and so could Sub-Zero and others in MK.

Zatanna vs. Shinnok is an interesting match up.

Fujin vs. Red Tornado

There are a lot of interesting match ups you can make.

And don't forget powerful magic hurts Superman, might not kill him but hurts him.
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09/27/2007 10:44 PM EDT
ID be down for a MK VS DC. out of all the comicbook characters DC's guys i love.

The game better not be called MK8 though. it shouldnt have anything to do w/ the actual MK world.

as a special side game it would be great to play.

im for it, too bad i dont think it will happen, just rumors. sad
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09/27/2007 11:18 PM EDT
"Well, boo hoo, I don't want MK to not have fatalities, waaa waaa!!"- you guys are fucking babies.

Personally, I could do with out the fatalities. All the finishers in MKD and MKA were either stupid or underwhelming.

I welcome any MK cossover with open arms, like MK vs DC
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09/27/2007 11:28 PM EDT
Liu Kang vs Superman?
Scorpion vs Batman?
Kitana vs Wonder Woman?
Kabal vs Flash?
Johnny Cage vs Green Lantern?
Sub-Zero vs Aquaman?
Raiden vs Martian Manhunter?
Nightwolf vs Green Arrow?
Sonya vs Black Canary?
Ermac vs Red Tornado?
Jade vs Vixen?
Rain vs Black Lightning?

Seriously...... ¿!¿WTF!?!
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