Mortal Kombat stories

Liu Kang and Sub-Zero claimed to be in Mortal Kombat 11 by Best Buy pre-order page

It was only just recently that Netherrealm Studios announced Mortal Kombat 11 at the Video Game Awards show. We saw a battle take place between Dark Raiden and Scorpion. The end result was of course a fatality on the loser.

Outside of those two, we also got a quick glimpse at some mysterious newcomer. Shao Kahn will apparently be returning as a pre-order bonus.

Who else will be available as playable fighters? According to a Best Buy listing, Liu Kang and Sub-Zero are also part of the roster. "A packed roster of legends and contenders, including Liu Kang, Sub-Zero, and Raiden, go head to head in this fight for the future of the realms," is stated in the description for Mortal Kombat 11.

Of course, there's no guarantee that Best Buy knows for sure that these two will be performing fatalities on opponents in the upcoming game. Predicting that these two iconic Mortal Kombat characters will be playable is a fairly safe bet.

While Liu Kang was not playable in Deadly Alliance due to the events of the story, both are extremely popular among fans. These tend to be some of the first characters one thinks of when Mortal Kombat is the subject — along with Raiden and Scorpion.

Rumors also appear to be circulating from Todd McFarlane — the creator of Spawn — that Spawn may be on his way to Mortal Kombat 11. 'Tis the season for rumors and speculation it seems. Official information on some of this may surface during the January 17th community reveal event.

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Spawn creator Todd McFarlane believes the character is 'on his way' to Mortal Kombat 11

Spawn could be coming to Mortal Kombat 11. This is not a drill, folks!

The character's creator, Todd McFarlane, held an AMA yesterday over on Reddit in order to field questions about the Venom movie — he also provided proof on Twitter that it was actually him participating in the Ask Me Anything. Spider-Man's symbiote-covered antagonist saw his own feature film earlier this year, and fans will be able to purchase it on Blu Ray and DVD on December 18th.

Though this AMA was Venom-centric, that did not stop redditors from asking Todd about his other creations — specifically Spawn. With Mortal Kombat 11 now officially announced, the question was inevitable.

"Will you please let Spawn be in Mortal Kombat 11?" one Reddit user asked McFarlane. "I believe he's on his way..." was Todd's response.

Naturally, this answer has people going crazy over the possibility of Spawn finally joining the Mortal Kombat universe. As far as fan requests for guest characters in NetherRealm Studios' brutal fighting franchise go, Spawn is a name we've seen brought up more than anyone else in every recent iteration of the game that's been released.

It's hard to believe that McFarlane would so casually drop a major announcement like Spawn in Mortal Kombat 11 on Reddit, and it is possible that he was merely having a little fun with the question. Still, it's certainly interesting to see McFarlane field the question at all.

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Who we think will win Capcom Cup, eSports ads invade Street Fighter 5, less than graceful acceptance speeches, win a free copy of Smash Ultimate

We're just a few days away from Capcom Cup 2018 and that means first round predictions from both Catalyst and myself on this week's podcast.

We go through all 16 initial match ups to share who we think will win and who the EventHubs readers chose to win. We also cap things off with our final picks for overall Capcom Cup 2018 champion.

The podcast kicks off with a special interview with our Smash Bros. expert, Justin "Adaptive Trigger" Gordon, as he gives some initial thoughts and reactions on the latest and possibly greatest Smash entry yet.

We're actually giving away a free copy of Smash Ultimate with details on how to enter the running after the jump below.

FOX|Sonic Fox brought the Game Awards trophy for best eSports player home to the FGC this week, but got a little politically intense during his acceptance speech. Catalyst and I both offer some thoughts on that as well as the Mortal Kombat 11 reveal and the infamous rap music from 21 Savage that accompanied said reveal.

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Potential Mortal Kombat 11 leak from GameStop Italy says 6 DLC characters included in Kombat Pack, shows new Shao Kahn costume and more

We only caught official wind of Mortal Kombat 11 a few days ago at the Game Awards thanks to a surprise reveal teaser, but already may have stumbled across some more information on NetherRealm's upcoming fighter.

You can currently pre-order the franchise's eleventh installment on GameStop, but if you navigate over to the Italian GameStop page you'll find a little more information about what's on the horizon for MK11.

The description under the Premium Edition details some alleged content that we have not yet heard about. We ran said description through Google Translate and got the following:

The text here appears to promise an all new game engine that allows for even more brutal and gory action. It also proposes a new personalization system with never before seen move sets, a new Fatality system as well as a new "GoreTech" system, a multiplayer experience geared more towards eSports and more.

Under "Additional Contents" they also list a special steel case and then "Kombat Pass: 6 characters & 6 Battle Pass." NetherRealm has used the "Kombat Pass" in Mortal Kombat X for batches of six DLC fighters, which appears to be a trend they are continuing. The "Battle Pass" content is new and so we'll have to wait and see what all that implies.

Further still the Italian GameStop page included three images featuring Scorpion, Raiden and Shao Kahn. The Shao Kahn picture is one we have not seen yet and appears to depict him in an alternate costume. We also screen captured the Italian GameStop page as we found it today. You'll find the complete list of translated details after the jump.

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Mortal Kombat 11 is getting a Kombat Pack meaning DLC characters very likely inbound; beta begins in March

Mortal Kombat 11 saw its major reveal last week at The Game Awards, and with the unveiling of NetherRealm Studios' next big fighting title fans were given an exciting cinematic trailer featuring Dark Raiden and Scorpion doing battle.

Details are scarce at the moment, but we recently learned that the announcement trailer may be more telling than we initially expected as Senior UI Artist at NetherRealm Studios Daanish Syed noted on Twitter that fans are going to be "shocked how accurate" the trailer is to the actual gameplay. This means we might be able to expect mechanics such as bone breaking, stage interactables, and more.

One detail that Warner Bros. seemed to casually slip in with the Mortal Kombat 11 announcement press release is the fact that the game will be seeing the release of a Kombat Pack. Essentially, it seems that DLC characters have already been confirmed to join the game and should be released similarly to what we've seen in past NRS games — though we obviously do not know the identities of these characters just yet.

In the press release, it is noted that the Mortal Kombat 11 Premium Edition will be available for purchase for $99.99. Grabbing this purchase option — which is already available for pre-order — will include "the base game and the Kombat Pack."

NetherRealm's previous major fighting title, Injustice 2, saw an Ultimate Edition at launch that ran for the same price as Mortal Kombat 11's Premium Edition. With it, players were given access to the game's nine DLC characters as they were released, as well as bonus character Darkseid, a handful of premium costumes, and two special shaders (colors) to be used with your favorite heroes and villains.

Mortal Kombat 11 could be gearing up for a similar style DLC release, considering we already know that Shao Kahn is set to be a bonus character in the game for those who pre-order it — much like Darkseid was in Injustice 2.

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MMA Exprience results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

There's a hyped event happening today in Brazil, that happens to have some fighting games present at it as well.

MMA Experience is an event which aims to bridge the gap between MMA and other forms of entertainment, with gaming being one part of it.

At this event, they'll be having grand finals matches in Injustice 2 and Mortal Kombat XL, featuring two of the region's best players duking it out.

In both games, these matches will be held between NRS game powerhouses KillerXinok and Konqueror249.

If you're excited to see some top tier matches in these games, especially with the Mortal Kombat 11 hypetrain having just started, tune in and watch it live.

Streaming is being done at Talent Play TV.

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'Nearly every move you see in the Mortal Kombat 11 trailer is a real move from the game' - NetherRealm Studios Senior Artist

We had a hunch that the highly anticipated reveal for Mortal Kombat 11 might be finally released at the 2018 Game Awards, but we certainly weren't prepared for the beautifully animated teaser fight between Scorpion(s) and Raiden that ensued.

Obviously developers are going to put their best feet forward, speaking in terms of animation, for a presentation like this and we wouldn't necessarily expect to see too many of the techniques showcased translate directly to gameplay. Wrong.

Daanish Syed is the Senior UI Artist at NetherRealm Studios, and took to his Twitter shortly after the wonderfully brutal reveal to let us all know not to simply cast off what we saw as non-game play related.

"[N]early every move you see in the trailer is a real move from the game..." stated the animator as he expanded on exactly why players are going to be shocked at how accurate the trailer actually is.

That immediately caused us to go back and look at every last detail of the bout to see what we could see. Weapons, run mechanics, Bone Breaker techniques and more are all fair game for MK11 now.

Check out Syed's full tweet below and then let's continue on to see what we can garner from the trailer knowing this new bit of information.


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Mortal Kombat 11 will feature a cinematic, 'time bending' story; centers around the mysterious character we saw in the trailer

NetherRealm Studios wowed fans yesterday at The Game Awards 2018 with their action-packed announcement of Mortal Kombat 11. Though we could pick apart small bits of information from the reveal trailer, specifics were scare after last night's big unveiling.

The company behind the Mortal Kombat franchise has since shared more details about what Mortal Kombat 11 is and what it will entail.

Firstly, fans of Mortal Kombat X's Variations system will be happy to hear that Mortal Kombat 11 is set to feature something similar. MK11 boasts a "Custom Character Variation System" that aims to give players creative control in generating custom versions of their favorite characters.

"It’s exciting to finally announce Mortal Kombat 11 and showcase what the team has been working on," NetherRealm Studios Creative Director Ed Boon said in the game's press release. "Our Custom Character Variation System opens up an infinite amount of options for players to personalize their favorite fighters. We can’t wait until January when we’ll be showing more of the game."

In addition to a new variation system, Mortal Kombat 11 is gearing up to introduce a fresh cinematic story that will continue the epic Mortal Kombat saga that is over 25 years in the making.

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Mortal Kombat 11 gets first in-game screenshots

Mortal Kombat 11 was officially announced last night at The Game Awards 2018 in Los Angeles, California. After many months of speculation, rumors, and absences at other game expos, the next major installment in the gory fighting franchise has finally been unveiled.

Mortal Kombat series creator Ed Boon took to the stage to present the award for Best Sports or Racing title at The Game Awards. Before he could read off the nominees, the lights went out and lightning filled the room (the big screen on the stage). We were then treated to the big Mortal Kombat 11 announcement trailer.

Much like we saw with Mortal Kombat X's initial reveal trailer, Mortal Kombat 11's featured a cinematic sequence showing an intense battle between Dark Raiden and Scorpion. Fans were not given a look at actual Mortal Kombat 11 gameplay during the presentation, but new screenshots of the game were released this morning that give us our first in-game look at NetherRealm Studios' upcoming fighting title.

The new images were shared over on Steam's official listing of the game. Dark Raiden and Scorpion see more time in the spotlight as they engage in a vicious battle in these screenshots.

While a cinematic trailer isn't always telling of what we can expect to see from a character's playable counterpart — as the developers often take liberties there to make things as exciting as possible — today's Mortal Kombat 11 screenshots provide a better idea of what tools Dark Raiden and Scorpion will be harnessing in battle.

Scorpion can be seen attacking with his classic spear and sword, and one image looks like it might be showing us a fatality or some other move that involves a cinematic animation. Dark Raiden mainly focuses on his electrocution moves in these screenshots, but we do see what appears to be a rush punch of some sort — charged with electricity, of course.

Mortal Kombat 11 is already available for pre-order. Fans can purchase the standard edition for $59.99 USD or the Premium Edition for $99.99, which includes the base game and the Kombat Pack.

Mortal Kombat 11 is set for release globally on April 23rd, 2019.

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Mortal Kombat 11 announced

Mortal Kombat 11 has been announced at The Game Awards 2018. As a quick warning, this might be the most brutal looking Mortal Kombat game yet. The amount of gore makes it NSFW.

The game is slated for a global release of April 23, 2019. There will be a community reveal event on January 17th.

During the trailer, we see Dark Raiden — who originally appeared in this corrupted form during the events of Mortal Kombat Deception and at the conclusion of Mortal Kombat X — facing off against Scorpion — who might still be in his human form as a result of the events of Mortal Kombat X. While Raiden initially appears to win, Scorpion comes back as a specter to finish the fight.

Afterwards, we see a figure that we don't really recognize. This character is very likely a newcomer to the series.

Pre-orders are now available. By pre-ordering the game, you'll be able to gain access to Shao Kahn as a bonus character — the final boss of Mortal Kombat 9 who has been absent ever since that game's events. Beta access will also be provided.

Mortal Kombat 11 is coming to the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and the PC. The ESRB rating is still currently pending.

Mortal Kombat 11's new feature this time appears to be its "custom character variation" system. In Mortal Kombat X, there were essentially three unique variations of characters that enacted different play styles.

The customizable options might be something similar to Injustice 2's Gear system. Essentially, the game works kind of like an RPG where characters can have their stats and abilities adjusted through the usage of equippable gear.

No actual gameplay has been shown yet.

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What 2018 Video Game Awards announcements might fighting game fans be in store for?

The 2018 Video Game Awards will debut on December 6th — tomorrow. You'll want to tune in at 5:30 p.m. PST / 8:30 p.m. EST.

Although this show has typically been about giving out awards for the games that have been released in the last year, many developers are starting to announce titles and content at this event. You can almost think of it as a miniature E3 presentation.

Last year, Bandai Namco gave us the announcement of Soul Calibur 6 at the 2017 Video Game Awards. Could we get a reveal of something that could top that?

Very recently, King of Fighters 15 was shown to be a work in progress title. It's unlikely there will be any gameplay shown as Yasuyuki Oda of SNK has stated that the title isn't even in the pre-production phase yet.

Notably, Capcom Cup will begin on December 14th so it's unlikely that we'll get the next Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition character at the Video Game Awards this year. Many theories have been flying around regarding the confetti at the Red Bull Conquest event. Still, there's reason to believe that Capcom is working on a new AAA title that will supposedly surprise everyone.

There are a lot of rumors going around about potential announcements at the 2018 Video Game Awards. Let's take a look at some of the possibilities that seem the most plausible.

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This insane Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 glitch has me completely baffled

Where do I even start with this one? Oh boy...

D-NO has been known to share interesting fighting game glitches and oddities on Twitter in the past. This recent clip dives into the world of Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, and let me tell you, it's a doozy.

It beings with a match between Sektor and Jax. As Sektor drops his opponent's health to zero, another Jax hops on screen (by way of UMK3's 2v2 mode).

The second Jax then knocks out Sektor, prompting the Fatality screen with a classic "Finish him!" One Jax launches into his giant Fatality while the other sits across screen in a crouched and blocking position.

It's all downhill from there. There are fireballs on screen, Jax splits in half, I mean... it's absolute chaos. Even with D-NO's explanation of how to recreate this glitch, I'm still not sure what I'm looking at.

Whatever is happening, it's wacky and awesome.


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Mortal Kombat 11 reveal coming soon? Maximilian recaps alleged leaks, including characters like Fujin, interesting new game modes and more

The Mortal Kombat fan base has been twiddling thumbs for a good six months now as they expected NetherRealm Studios would likely reveal something about a new Mortal Kombat title way back at E3 2018.

We're closing out the year and outside of knowing that the company is working on some new title, we've really had no official news on the matter.

Unofficially, however, a few potential leaks have surfaced on 4chan (which have since been removed) which claim to reveal certain aspects of an upcoming Mortal Kombat 11. These range from characters that will be included, characters that will not be included, game modes, proposed developer support windows and more.

Maximilian recently created a video wherein he covers all of these alleged truisms and offers his two cents as to how likely many of them are to come to any real fruition.

The idea of something titled "animation cancelling" was brought up in the leaks. Speculation here is that this has something to do with the general game play flow, which has been criticized to various extents over NRS' last four titles.

With the Game Awards just a few days away, (December 6th) there's some major speculation that we'll be getting our first official glimpses of Mortal Kombat 11. Check out Max's video below to hear everything and let us know what you think we'll be seeing in the comments after.

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Did you ever think you'd see the day that characters like Mario, Link and Pac-Man perform Fatalities on the Mortal Kombat cast? Well today is that day

Here's a crossover that'll probably never happen. Imagine seeing Nintendo duking it out against Mortal Kombat.

Of course, characters like Mario, Link, and Toad would have to be given their own fatalities. Fans have speculated what kind of finishers these fighters would pull off if given the chance.

Apparently, the ideas aren't just limited to just Nintendo characters. Apparently Pac-Man has had a craving for human intestines. Meanwhile, Arthur from the Ghosts n' Goblins series turns the tables on opponents by stripping them to their undergarments before finishing them off.

We also see that Link is practicing the method in which he pulls out something heavy, like the Master Sword. Unfortunately for Night Wolf, he's practicing with his heart from his chest.

Although these are from 2016, they're still pretty cool and funny.

This should go without saying, but there is pixelated blood and gore ahead.


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Is NetherRealm Studios waiting on the next generation of consoles for Mortal Kombat 11? History Behind the Warrior has some interesting takes

Having widely expected a new Mortal Kombat reveal from NetherRealm Studios back at E3 this year, the fighting game community is really starting to feel the itch as we wait concrete news on the next installment of the iconic franchise.

The recent social media posts from from former MK voice actor Eduardo Garza have had the internet buzzing with speculation, but that's about where the buck stops.

History Behind The Warrior has had his ear to the ground with all of this, and has only recently released a video to offer his two cents and speculations on the matter.

We might hear something official as soon as the 2018 Game Awards. While it's no E3, the Game Awards is a fairly major event that could warrant such a big reveal. We did see Soul Calibur 6 for the first time at last year's venue.

The other bit of food for thought is the speculation that NRS very well could be prepping their next Fatality-ridden installment for the next generation of gaming consoles. If this is the case then they'll be fairly dependent on Sony and Microsoft's development schedules, of which we don't know a ton about at the moment.

Continue on to see HBTW's full video and let us know if any of his points stand out to you or not in the comments below.

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Black Friday sale puts several top notch fighting games more than 50% off on PlayStation Store

If you're looking for some killer Black Friday fighting game deals, look no further than Sony's PlayStation Store. A handful of the best fighting games made in recent times are currently on sale on the digital marketplace.

Sony is currently running a Black Friday sale that sees a plethora of their games discounted for the holidays. There are several triple A titles on the list including God of War, Red Dead Redemption 2 (special and ultimate editions), Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, and many others.

On the fighting game end of things, you'll find Bandai Namco / Arc System Works' hit title Dragon Ball FighterZ marked down to an impressive $26.99 USD. This is down from its original price tag of $59.99.

Additionally, NetherRealm Studios has two discounted games on the list: Mortal Kombat XL and Injustice 2: Legendary Edition. Mortal Kombat XL can be purchased for a staggering $5.99, while Injustice 2 Legendary Edition — that which includes all of the game's added DLC — will only run you $17.99.

PlayStation's Black Friday sale is going on until November 27th at 8 a.m. PST. Be sure to scoop up your games of choice while you can.

The PlayStation Store can be accessed directly through your PlayStation 4 console (you'll need an internet connection), or you can head over to their website.

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Mortal Kombat 11 rumors are circulating from Spanish voice actor behind Reptile, Kung Lao, and Rain in Mortal Kombat X

Although many of us were expecting a reveal for Mortal Kombat 11 at E3 2018, it didn't happen. Since the release of Injustice 2 Legendary Edition, there have been no updates for Injustice 2.

We know that Ed Boon and NetherRealm Studios is working extremely hard on something. Supposedly, they're working to make their next title their "best game yet."

Recently, some rumors have been circulating thanks to some tweets from Eduardo Garza, also known as Lalo Garza. This individual was the Spanish voice actor for Reptile, Kung Lao, and Rain in Mortal Kombat X.

The Microsoft and Google translations are rough, but he appears to be disappointed that he will not be returning to voice Kung Lao and Reptile for "Mortal Kombat XI." He later added that he doesn't actually know what the project is called, but seems to believe that those two characters are involved somehow.

Garza does not appear to be under any non-disclosure agreement on the topic.

According to Geoff Keighley, this year's Game Awards is supposed to be "bigger than ever." Last year, Soul Calibur 6 was announced at the event. Could we potentially get an announcement of a new Mortal Kombat game this time?

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After the jump, you'll find a video that has Maximilian speaking about the subject.

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