You're not logged in | Login / Register | News Filter | Submit News

Mortal Kombat stories

Rambo spouts off a familiar quote after performing his gruesome knife Brutality in Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate

We got the beginnings of one of Rambo's Brutalities last week when NetherRealm Studios dropped one of his character trailers, but this week's Kombat Kast was all about the Vietnam veteran and gave us a full look at this gnarly kill sequence.

It's safe to say there was a good bit more to this ender than our first look revealed, as not only does Rambo go above and beyond to ensure his opponent's life is conclusively over, he also spouts off a trademark catchphrase from 2008's Rambo film. Also, NSFW gore ahead.

Continue reading »

'A million souls cried out for my return' - Mileena's intro dialogue is a clear reference to her fan demand in Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate

Mileena might very well be the DLC character that's secured the most fan support for Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate. Before her reveal, Ed Boon had been poking fun at Mileena fans due to the sheer volume of requests that he was receiving nearly every day on Twitter.

It seems that even Mileena herself is aware of her fan demand. In a clip released by NetherRealm Studios, Mileena seemingly breaks the fourth wall to reference the fans that have been making requests for her return in an intro dialogue with Erron Black.

Continue reading »

Rambo's second Fatality makes creative use out of an electric fence and an ammo belt in Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate

During today's Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate Kombat Kast, NetherRealm Studios showed Rambo's second Fatality off. As usual, things get pretty gory as Rambo uses an excessive amount of lethal force against Kano.

Rambo starts by wrapping Kano in an ammo belt. While Rambo doesn't use a firearm during this particular Fatality, these bullets are going to inflict a lot of damage to Rambo's victim.

Continue reading »

Update: Rambo Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate Kombat Kast stream now live

Update: The Kombat Kast stream has been added to the story and is now live. Check it out after the jump.

Earlier: We'll be getting a detailed look at Rambo's gameplay in Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate very soon. According to NetherRealm Studios, the next Kombat Kast featuring the Vietnam veteran will broadcast tomorrow at 1 pm PDT / 3 pm CDT / 4 pm EDT.

Continue reading »

Mileena's victory pose in Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate perfectly captures her visceral side

We got Rain last week and are looking forward to seeing Rambo tomorrow, but the NetherRealm Studios crew knows which of the three new Kombat Pack 2 DLC newcomers is stirring up the most excitement, which is why we're having to wait the longest for an in-depth look at Mileena in Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate.

While a Mileena Kombat Kast is expected in the coming weeks, we did get a very brief look at her victory sequence and pose during last week's Rain showcase. As the official Mortal Kombat Twitter notes, this was a "blink and you'll miss it" moment, but we did indeed get to see the ravenous character show us how she celebrates a win.

Continue reading »

The new 'Meet Rambo' Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate trailer has Johhny Cage talking about the veteran as two more Brutalities are shown off

NetherRealm Studios has unleashed yet another new trailer for Rambo in Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate. Like the Meet Rain video that has Johnny Cage telling the Edenian Prince's story, Johnny Cage acts as the narrator for the Meet Rambo video.

"Look up the word 'Rambo' in the dictionary, you'll find that it means 'one man army,'" declared Johnny Cage. The actor also noted how he's Special Forces like Sonya Blade and Cassie Cage.

Continue reading »

More character art for Rambo in Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate

Mortal Kombat fans are biding their time as they count down the days until Kombat Pack 2 is released on November 17, and the official Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate Twitter is keeping palettes whetted with a trickle of content surrounding the likes of the three incoming DLC characters: Rain, Mileena, and Rambo.

Today we're sharing a few quick but gorgeous glimpses of the latter as John Rambo is preparing to take center stage for his Kombat Kast showcase this coming Wednesday. We've got two images including his MK11 silhouetted profile as well as a gorgeously stylized black, white, and red capture of the Vietnam veteran.

Continue reading »

Latest Rambo clip for Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate gives a sneak peek at a Brutality, an intro, his gear options and more

NetherRealm Studios has released a new clip that provides yet another sneak peek at Rambo in Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate. Remember that a Kombat Kast will give us explicit details on how the character will play on October 28, 2020.

"You push me, you won't like how it goes," says Rambo during his intro animation against an unknown challenger. This line of dialogue does seem to be in reference to how Rambo speaks to enemies in movies.

Continue reading »

John Rambo and the Terminator clash over Skynet in new Mortal Kombat 11: Ultimate intro sequence

It's kinda funny to know that Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone are really good friends outside of the Hollywood film scene, yet they're about to fight to the death in Mortal Kombat very soon — or at least 3D models with their likenesses are.

Following the release of Rambo's first gameplay trailer for Mortal Kombat 11: Ultimate, NetherRealm Studios has now let loose a new intro dialogue sequence between Sly's broken soldier and the Terminator which would have sounded pretty insane two years ago.

Continue reading »

Leatherface's outfit comedically censors Sub-Zero's Fatality in Mortal Kombat X to make it PG-13 instead of rated R

Though Mortal Kombat 11 is still going strong with the next update to Ultimate bringing with it Rain, Rambo and Mileena coming in less than a month, it's still fun to go back to its predecessor for a good time or two — and maybe even some bugs.

During a recent Mortal Kombat X stream match between Smash|PNDKetchup and Smash|PNDMustard, some unexpected censorship pops up at the perfect moment in Sub-Zero's Fatality thanks to Leatherface's iconic attire.

Continue reading »

Will you need to buy yet another new arcade stick to play next gen fighting games on the PS5? Sony offers an answer

The launch of the new console generation is just a few weeks away at this point for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, but there's still plenty of questions people have about the upcoming hardware with one in particular sticking out for the fighting game community.

Arcade sticks are huge monetary and time investments for fighting game players, so of course there'd be concern about whether or not existing PS4 sticks would work on next gen titles like Guilty Gear Strive and Mortal Kombat 11: Ultimate on PS5. There's a fairly concrete answer to that.

Continue reading »

Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath gets four Reptile skins that can be earned through Kombat League

Mortal Kombat 11 is less than one month away from its next big expansion to become the Ultimate version which will bring Rain from the heavens along with Mileena and Rambo though there's still activities to do now to hold us over until the new fighters and content drops.

The 15th season of Kombat League is now live in MK11 called the Season of Saurian Rebirth which brings with it the chance to earn four new skins that transform some of the ninjas and other characters into Reptile.

Continue reading »

Rain is more arrogant than ever and uses a weapon from India; Mortal Kombat 11 developers have updated the character in more ways than one

We got our first in-depth look at Rain in Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate thanks to this week's Kombat Kast, and it's become apparent that the Prince-inspired prince has been updated quite a bit for his latest MK appearance.

Senior QA Analyst at NetherRealm Studios, Stephanie "16-bit" Brownback, gave us both a gameplay showcase and spoke a bit about Rain's personality, story, and arsenal... some of which have evolved since we last saw him.

Continue reading »

The first Krushing Blow in Rambo's Mortal Kombat 11 gameplay trailer is a direct homage to a scene in First Blood

Mortal Kombat 11 fans got their first look at an extra buff armful of Rambo's attacks today thanks to the incoming DLC character's gameplay trailer, and while there's plenty to appreciate on the surface level with beautifully animated attacks and gruesome kill moves, we'd be remiss if we didn't keep a keen eye out for clever references to the source material.

NetherRealm Studios has become increasingly liberal with such references with their DLC guests, and while just over 30 seconds into today's showcase we got a direct callback to the police station scene from First Blood. Minor spoilers ahead for First Blood.

Continue reading »

Rambo Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate gameplay trailer released

The Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate Rambo gameplay trailer is here. NetherRealm Studios released the showcase this morning giving us a look at what the 80s action movie star can do in battle.

In this new trailer, we see John Rambo take on a handful of classic Mortal Kombat combatants, as well as a quick glimpse at the dream match up of Rambo vs. Terminator. Many of his weapons and techniques are shown off here, including his bow and arrow, knife attacks, and traps.

Continue reading »

Rambo gameplay trailer to debut tomorrow for Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate, here's some new artwork to mark the occasion

It's been revealed that John Rambo's gameplay trailer for Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate will debut tomorrow, October 21. "Rambo. Gameplay. Tomorrow." Ed Boon declared this over Twitter earlier today.

Although no time was provided, it's assumed that the trailer will be live at 9 am EDT / 8 am CDT / 6 am PDT since that's when we had the opportunity to see Rain in action on October 15.

Continue reading »

Throws and Krushing Blow throws appear to have a universal nerf in Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate

NetherRealm Studios provided an in depth breakdown for Rain in Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate during today's Kombat Kast. During the stream, Rain's back throw and its Krushing Blow version were shown off.

Interestingly enough, Rain's back throw was shown to inflict 130 damage. Afterwards, NetherRealm Studios demonstrated that the Krushing Blow version dealt 300 damage.

Continue reading »