Mortal Kombat 8 will be a reboot and tell the story of MK 1-3 (i think)
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Mortal Kombat 8 will be a reboot and tell the story of MK 1-3 (i think)
06/02/2010 09:12 AM EDT
Remember the first hints which lead to all those reboot/remake assumptions/theories i read here since months?

Like the job offer for voiceovers

let me quote it

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Wednesday, May. 27, 2009, 8:58 PM Pacific

MORTAL KOMBAT 9 VIDEO GAME
Voice Over
Video Game for Midway...

SUBMISSIONS BY MONDAY, JUNE 1ST AT 12 NOON...
ALL ROLES ARE VOICE OVER ONLY

[ FEMALE 3 ]
Allegiance: villain Age: 1,000s of years Actor/Voice: African-American or Middle Eastern, 20s or 30s; commanding but still feminine (think Hallie Berry as Storm in the X-Men but with no accent) She is one of many warriors forced to serve the Emperor. Best friend to Female 4, daughter of the emperor, her loyalties are tested when Female 4’s allegiance to begins to wane towards the Resistance.

[ MALE 5 ]
Race: Asian, becomes a Cyborg Country of origin: unknown Allegiance: neutral Voice: low, powerful, slight accent Age: 30s Male 5 is possibly the most ruthless of the secretive assassins. A technology enthusiast, he volunteered to be the first to undergo transformation to a cyborg. His enhanced skills and hard-hearted nature make him the perfect killing machine. He now searches for rogue clan members in order to bring them back to for cyber-conversion.

[ MALE 8 ]
Race: Native American (possibly Lakota Sioux) Allegiance: hero Age: 30s-40s Voice: Smooth, low, calm Male 8 is a great Native American shaman and thus is intimately connected to the spirit world. These powers, in combination wih his superior fighting skills, make him a most trusted ally, and one of the most formidable protectors of Earth.

[ MALE 9 ]
Race: African-American Allegiance: neutral, becomes a villain Age: 20s Male 9 is a member of the secretive ninja assassins’ guild. As such, he’s loyal to whoever pays him. Unlike his fellow members, however, there are certain lines he won’t cross. His interest in the guild seems to be waning, especially after learning of their plans to convert some of their members into cyborgs.

[ MALE 10 ]
Race: sorcerer Allegiance: villain Voice: slight indeterminably Asian accent in two versions: ancient and 40s An evil sorcerer, Male 10 hosts the Mortal Kombat tournament and is the final opponent of any Earth warrior skilled enough to survive to the championship round. His command of sorcery allows him to morph into other warriors, taking on their strengths and abilities. To sustain his life, he consumes the souls of those he defeats. He begins the story as a withered old man, but later is rejuvenated.

[ MALE 11 ]
Race: Chinese Allegiance: Shaolin monks (hero) Actor: Asian male, 20s, slight undeterminably Asian accent Male 11 is a Shaolin monk. He fought for the right to represent Earthrealm in the Mortal Kombat tournament but lost to his friend and rival. Younger and less experienced than his counterpart, his skill is unquestioned. He just needs to learn how to keep his emotions and impulsiveness in check.

[ MALE 13 ]
Race: African-American Allegiance: U.S. Special Forces (hero) Age: 30s Male 13 is the commander of a secret Special Forces unit. While pursuing a black-market arms dealer, he and his subordinate are forced to participate in the Mortal Kombat tournament. They try to complete their mission in the midst of otherworldly creatures wielding fearsome magical powers. He is built like a linebacker and is proficient in cutting-edge technology. Eventually his kombat skill is increased when his arms are replaced with super-powerful cybernetic prosthetics.

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if this was no fake that its obvious for MK fans of the old games who was meant..and also from where these storieparts are.

a sorcerrer who becomes younger ? MK 1-MK3 Shang Tsung.

and then the other news like that the actress who made the motioncaptures for the MK vs DC game was hired again for motion capturing?


doesnt that scream "storytelling like in MK vs DC but of the old events we know?"

maybe i am totally wrong of course and the voiceover jobhirings were a hoax. if so then sorry that i didnt found any news that it was bullshit.

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06/02/2010 09:28 AM EDT
I still think that voice actors ad was real, and i think well be seing alot of characters from the first 3 games.
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06/02/2010 09:31 AM EDT
i wondered why nobody in the last months ever mentioned these voice hire again. i m a reader of MKO since..well long but the many mnany theorys here about MK8 bothered me

lets hope boon and the rest of the team arent screwing the MK series again and make another really average game at least.

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06/02/2010 10:04 AM EDT
What if the voice acting is for the next action adventure installment based on MK3? I mean, who's to say the same voice actors can't be used for both games?
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06/02/2010 10:20 AM EDT
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What if the voice acting is for the next action adventure installment based on MK3? I mean, who's to say the same voice actors can't be used for both games?


The Ad says MORTAL KOMBAT 9 VIDEO GAME tho. Also Sonya's voice actress mentionned finishing voice over work last september, it fits with the time frame of the ad going up last June.
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06/02/2010 11:36 AM EDT
Very interesting if these ads are true.
However Liu Kang better be in the new game. Don't pull another Deadly Alliance where only Kung Lao is in.
It's like having Only Ken and not Ryu in the next Street fighter.

And I for one hope they won't do the Mk vs Dc story mode again. It's not needed in a fighting game. I've not even finished the DC side of the Mk vs Dc story mode. For me the story got really convoluted and uninteresting after Mk3. With all the mediocre and random characters they threw in there. Boraicho training Liu Kang? What?

If the intro to Shaolin Monks is anything to go by, the Mk1 storyline will just be a mess now with no real tournament and everybody just fighting all at once. I never cared for the war storylines and all that. A fighting game naturally lends itself to tournaments.

Just leave it a tournament as it was, and play up more of the dark and mystical asian feel.
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06/02/2010 11:57 AM EDT
I don't think I believe they're real.
If everything in those descriptions were to be done in a single game's story mode, going all the way from Shang as an old man to Shang getting de-aged, to Kitana's betrayal of Kahn to Jax getting his arms and Sektor undergoing Automation, do you have any idea how long that would be?
Not to mention the game's roster would be the same size as in Trilogy.
There's no way they've had enough time to develop that much stuff.
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06/02/2010 12:55 PM EDT
just speculations of course..but i didnt found any indications yet that these job offers were fakes after googling today
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06/02/2010 12:56 PM EDT
Yar, that really seems like MK3 era. So either MK9 will be including many MK1-3 characters, or its a MK:SM 2 like game.

Honestly I'm not (well wasn't) completely sure the characters stated here will be in MK9..but who knows. Is there any more of these at all? I know i've seen them somewhere..but cant remember what thread (topic)?
But its does say its for MK9? ahhhh i just wanna know some damn info on this game already haha. well we shall soon know, hopefully, ha.
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06/02/2010 12:59 PM EDT
So jade, cyrax, nightwolf, sektor or smoke?, Shang tsung, Kung Lao, jax,

could be a good roster
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06/02/2010 01:11 PM EDT
i severely doubt it
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06/02/2010 01:39 PM EDT
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So jade, cyrax, nightwolf, sektor or smoke?, Shang tsung, Kung Lao, jax,

could be a good roster


Yup, also Kitana (Female 4) mentioned in Jade's description.
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06/02/2010 02:02 PM EDT
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immortalkombat Wrote:
So jade, cyrax, nightwolf, sektor or smoke?, Shang tsung, Kung Lao, jax,

could be a good roster


Yup, also Kitana (Female 4) mentioned in Jade's description.


this is true!

I think this game will be mainly MK1-MK3 characters since it's warners first MK game they probebly wanna play safe

but I'd be happy with that!
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06/02/2010 02:23 PM EDT
You guys are still going along with the existing pressence of characters. IF its a "REBOOT", just because MK3 characters are in it doesnt mean it will happen form the known MK3 storyline.

The cyborgs wer epar tof the Lin Kuei before cybernetic automation had taken place. The could be represented in the MK1 time era very easily if this is a reboot. Im not as keen on other characters pasts but I would immagine its also possible.

This doesnt mean were getting MK3 or even MK2 for that matter. It could very well be a reboot fo the MK1 era with expanded story and characters. Whether or not I believe its happening is another story. I believe this is a reboot, but theres a sequel that could also be a reboot of sorts...

we'll see....


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06/02/2010 02:45 PM EDT
i hope the cyborgs and just everyone gets slighly different looks..update in terms of details possible with todays technology.
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06/02/2010 02:52 PM EDT
If this is the MK1 era. I believe they will be in the alter part of their human era. I would immagine theyd keep this plot device in tact as it is extremely relivant to subzero AND noob Saibot. So I would immagine Sektor may be the only one to be turned at this point IF any. otherwise they would still be human members of the lin kuei.

unless my heads not on straight today.

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06/02/2010 02:52 PM EDT
I'd rather see them going back to the simpler designs for the characters myself. I think they've been way to over designed in the 3d games. Way too fancy clothes with too much stuff just for show, like Scorpions new obsession with having skulls and spikes everywhere. Scale it back a little.

Just because graphics are at a stage where you can have an incredible amount of shiny stuff on the characters doesn't mean you should.

How many games has it been since Sub-Zero and Scorpion looked like actual ninja assassins?
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06/02/2010 02:57 PM EDT
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this is true!

I think this game will be mainly MK1-MK3 characters since it's warners first MK game they probebly wanna play safe

but I'd be happy with that!


No offense but your statement "since it's Warner's first MK game they probably wanna play safe" does not make any sense. Clearly the same team is working on the game. Why would they want to play it safe? It is the WB we are talking about here...a well built and respectable company. If I were the MK team I would be trying to press forward and push issues to blow them away for an awesome impression. If I were employing someone that is what I would expect and if I was the employed, I would damn well step up my abilities and push myself harder. Granted that is me.

As for the whole reboot debacle...I refuse to believe it until I see it. Until then this is merely a rumor.
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06/02/2010 06:29 PM EDT
Didn't Ed twitter a while ago saying that "everyone will be pleased with roster" and I think its safe to say everyones faves are from 1 2 and 3.

I personally dont mind whatever they do, imma still buy it.
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06/02/2010 06:39 PM EDT
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i wondered why nobody in the last months ever mentioned these voice hire again. i m a reader of MKO since..well long but the many mnany theorys here about MK8 bothered me

lets hope boon and the rest of the team arent screwing the MK series again and make another really average game at least.


People have mentioned it. Like, a dozen times.

This is a no-brainer. There was a sequel to Shaolin Monks based on MK3; this list corresponds with MK3-specific story features; that project was ultimately canceled. This has nothing to do with MK8 (When I first saw this document, there was no MK9 at the top of it. It's possible that I missed it, but the most likely scenario is that it was photo shopped in).
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06/02/2010 07:59 PM EDT
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GBK666 Wrote:
i wondered why nobody in the last months ever mentioned these voice hire again. i m a reader of MKO since..well long but the many mnany theorys here about MK8 bothered me

lets hope boon and the rest of the team arent screwing the MK series again and make another really average game at least.


People have mentioned it. Like, a dozen times.

This is a no-brainer. There was a sequel to Shaolin Monks based on MK3; this list corresponds with MK3-specific story features; that project was ultimately canceled. This has nothing to do with MK8 (When I first saw this document, there was no MK9 at the top of it. It's possible that I missed it, but the most likely scenario is that it was photo shopped in).


The Saolin Monks sequel was canceled very early in development (concept art stages), They wouldnt be casting voices alredy at that time.

EDIT: Shaolin Monks sequel was cancelled before the Voice over ad went up, so its MK9...http://www.trmk.org/news/12706/cancelled_mortal_kombat_adventure_game_details.html
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06/02/2010 08:18 PM EDT
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GBK666 Wrote:
i wondered why nobody in the last months ever mentioned these voice hire again. i m a reader of MKO since..well long but the many mnany theorys here about MK8 bothered me

lets hope boon and the rest of the team arent screwing the MK series again and make another really average game at least.


People have mentioned it. Like, a dozen times.

This is a no-brainer. There was a sequel to Shaolin Monks based on MK3; this list corresponds with MK3-specific story features; that project was ultimately canceled. This has nothing to do with MK8 (When I first saw this document, there was no MK9 at the top of it. It's possible that I missed it, but the most likely scenario is that it was photo shopped in).


The Saolin Monks sequel was canceled very early in development (concept art stages), They wouldnt be casting voices alredy at that time.


EDIT: Shaolin Monks sequel was cancelled before the Voice over ad went up, so its MK9...http://www.trmk.org/news/12706/cancelled_mortal_kombat_adventure_game_details.html

The document is dated May 2009. Which seems more likely: that they were preparing voice auditions for Fire & Ice, or that the cast and story for MK8 had been finalized in Spring 2009? I'll agree that former seems like a stretch, but the latter seems logically impossible.
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06/02/2010 08:34 PM EDT
Matthew Doyle (concept Artist) talking about shaolin monks 2:

"It was canceled within a few weeks of my arriving at Midway"

He worked at midway in 2006-2007...so the game was cancelled within that frame.
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06/02/2010 08:35 PM EDT
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Didn't Ed twitter a while ago saying that "everyone will be pleased with roster" and I think its safe to say everyones faves are from 1 2 and 3.

I personally dont mind whatever they do, imma still buy it.


True that!! I think I'll be happy even if a few return..as long as its MK, im there! tongue
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06/02/2010 08:46 PM EDT
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Matthew Doyle (concept Artist) talking about shaolin monks 2:

"It was canceled within a few weeks of my arriving at Midway"

He worked at midway in 2006-2007...so the game was cancelled within that frame.

That would either mean the document is fake, unless (again) you believe the story and cast of MK8 were finalized in spring 2009.

I don't mean to antagonize anyone. If you share the above sentiments, I'll happily agree to disagree, but I must ask: do you really believe the story/cast was finalized in May 2009? I mean, if they were willing to codename a project that was hardly greenlighted, don't you think they'd do the same for their headline project? "Mortal Kombat 9 Video Game" has n00b written all over it.
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