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Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe: "No Fatalities? Really?"
Posted: Friday April 25th, 2008 by

Last Friday (4/18) Midway Games announced the next game in the Mortal Kombat series Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe. The game will pit heroes and villians from the Mortal Kombat and DC worlds against each other. The storyline is a collaboration between the MK creative team, Jimmy Palmiotti, and Justin Gray. Thus far the only offically announced characters are Scorpion, Sub Zero, Batman, and Superman. The game is expected to release for the PS3 and XBox 360 this Fall.
Source: Midway Press Release [ more info ]

Being a bit of a purist one would expect the idea of this game to annoy the crap out of me, but it doesn't. It sounds fun so I don't really care about issues with continuity or canon. What does worry me is the rumor that, Mortal Kombat co-creator and executive producer, Ed Boon stated the game will have no fatalities. [more info]

I realize that in the comics hardly anyone ever dies, but this is a Mortal Kombat game. If you take away fatalities, what's left? They might as well be giving each other wicked purple nurples or some crap. I mean, who cares if Superman "dies" in a non-canon videogame? I want to see Scorpion shove a hunk of krytonite down Supe's gullet then choke him out with his own cape. That may just be me though.

Now, I know I called it a rumor, but Ed Boon, in an interview with GameTrailers, said "you're not gonna tear Batman's head off. Superman's not gonna kill somebody". [more info] That, to me, is proof enough that there won't be any fatalities. But no one in the Midway or DC camps have officially said the words "there will not be fatalities". So, I feel a certain obligation to seperate myself from putting those words in their mouths. Don't fret too much though, there will be finishing moves. But, the idea seems to be that DC characters have never been in an M-rated title (game, movie, or otherwise) and Midway wants to remain true to that.

So much for my dream of seeing Batman batarang Sub Zero's family jewels then string his freshly neutered ass up on a giant make-shift bat signal. **sighs**

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