Mortal Kombat stories

Mortal Kombat 11 becomes the best-selling game of 2019 in the US after topping NPD's list for May

The NPD Group tracks sales of video gaming hardware and software in the United States on a monthly basis where Mortal Kombat 11 had itself a very strong launch month of April that apparently didn't lose much steam going into the following month.

Mortal Kombat 11 once again topped NPD's sales chart for May 2019 where it apparently became the best-selling game of 2019 thus far quickly moving up from its already impressive second place sitting back in April.

Continue reading »

Mortal Kombat 11 patch for the Nintendo Switch now available, here's another look at the changes

With Shang Tsung available today for Kombat Pack owners, it's easy to imagine how there might be a sudden influx of players starting today. To begin playing, it's important to ensure you have the latest patch downloaded.

Xbox One and PlayStation 4 users were able to get access to the update last week. Those that play on the Switch will now find that a near identical patch is now available for them today.

Continue reading »

Shang Tsung now available via early access in Mortal Kombat 11, here's how to download him

Mortal Kombat 11 sees the addition of its first DLC character today. Classic MK boss Shang Tsung joins the fight with magic in tow.

While there will be many players getting their hands on Shang for the first time today, not everyone will be able to pick him up just yet. Shang Tsung is available for Kombat Pack holders via early access.

Continue reading »

Mortal Kombat creator says we should 'get ready for a surprise' while posting images of an Arnold Schwarzenegger action figure

Shang Tsung is dropping today for Mortal Kombat 11 players who own the Kombat Pack, but the series' co-creator may already be teasing one of the next big announcements to be coming to the successful game.

Ed Boon has taken to Twitter once again to potentially tease an upcoming character for MK11's DLC plans given what has already leaked by posting a certain movie quote and images of Arnold Schwarzenegger. You may want to read no further if you're still trying to avoid DLC spoilers.

Continue reading »

Mortal Kombat 11's final two DLC characters for this season may have been leaked

Six characters are slated to be added to Mortal Kombat 11 via the game's Kombat Pack. We officially know the identities of four out of the six, but the final two may have been leaked over the weekend.

It's worth stating that these potential leaks have not yet been officially confirmed, so keep a grain of salt nearby. Having said that, the remainder of this story will be discussing what could turn out to be spoilers, so proceed with caution.

Continue reading »

Reflect 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, Reflect 2019 will be hosted in London, United Kingdom.

It's a new tournament series which will have a bunch of hype events, with some of the notable players attending being Mouz|Problem X, NVD|Phenom, RB|Luffy, NVD|SaltyKid, PxP|A Foxy Grampa, Infexious, Takamura, VGIA|Shanks, FNATIC|Shakz, Vitality|Hurricane, FNATIC|Akainu, VGIA|VegaPatch, EnVyUS|MisterCrimson, NVD|Veggey, Packz, Reason|BoltStrike, EnVyUS|Layo, Method|ImStillDaDaddy, THUGS|NastyNas, EnVyUS|NassimClaw, HappyPow, Oplon|Noka and Akainu|Kilzyou.

Continue reading »

Fighting Games Challenge 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

There's huge action for Tekken players this weekend, with Fighting Games Challenge taking place in Łódź, Poland.

Some of the players participating are Crazy|SuperAkouma, COOASGAMES|Noroma, GG|Saint, Kkokkoma, AXL|Fergus, DG|Asim, DG|KaneAndTrench, CherryBerryMango, YMCA|Jopelix, DEUS|DougFromParis, Yamasa|Yuu, Loveneet, Q4G|Rikimaru, DG|RooKang, NLE|Bode, D4|RZA, DevilKazuya, TDB|Malekith, EQNX|Blackbeard, DG|ThePhantom, YoujinBoy, LOK|Nivek, HG|MitrustStorm, 200K|SignorFarfalla, DS|Shirdel, Q4G|Devilnin, UYU|Mihawk, BonusJin, FS|Tenshimitsu and many more as well.

Continue reading »

SonicFox releases his updated tier list for Mortal Kombat 11

Mortal Kombat 11 has been out in the wild for almost two months now with multiple majors under its belt for tournament players, so we've seen the meta change and strategies develop here quite a bit in the game's early competitive life.

None have found more success in the game overall thus far than FOX|SonicFox, who won Summit of Time, has multiple NLBC wins under his belt and finished second at Combo Breaker, and now he's released an updated tier list for his thoughts on how the fighters are shaping up currently.

Continue reading »

Sneak peek at Shang Tsung's intro dialogue with all 25 Mortal Kombat 11 characters

Shang Tsung will be made available a week early for Kombat Pack owners on June 18th. In preparation for this, NetherRealm Studios made Shang Tsung available to fight before his release in the Towers of Time mode a few days ago.

Although this means that players were only permitted the opportunity to fight against him rather than as him, this did give us some details about the sorcerer. For example, Cheng Teoh used this as an opportunity to capture Shang Tsung's intro dialogue with all 25 fighters.

Continue reading »

Update: 'See you in hell' - Mortal Kombat Twitter shares special Spawn, Nightwolf, Sindel and Shang Tsung art clips

Update: Ed Boon has now revealed the small clip of Nightwolf as well which you can check out as well with the previously posted ones for Spawn, Shang Tsung and Sindel to get your first peek into how the upcoming fighters will likely look in the title.

Given the fact that he's a character completely enveloped in a hell-themed atmosphere, Mortal Kombat fans have long awaited the day that Todd McFarlane's Spawn would guest star in one the franchise's entries. That's finally going to come to fruition here in Mortal Kombat 11.

We only recently received word that Spawn is en route via the DLC Kombat Pack, and we've seen nothing more than his name pop up during Shang Tsung's reveal trailer. That said, the official Mortal Kombat Twitter shared some character art today that gives us our first idea of the character's MK11 appearance.

Continue reading »

Hidden techniques in Mortal Kombat 11? Here are five attacks or move properties that are not listed on the game's move lists

If you've been grinding out Mortal Kombat 11 for the last month and a half you may have discovered a move or two that one of your favorite characters is capable of that doesn't appear in the game's move lists.

It seems developers have snuck some techniques and abilities in for us to find on our own, some of which can significantly actually affect the match outcome if used in the right places.

Continue reading »

Ed Boon offers to reveal identity of Mortal Kombat 11 DLC character if stolen car at E3 is found

A peculiar situation has emerged at E3 as Mortal Kombat 11 Creative Producer, Ed Boon, has promised to reveal one of the game's remaining DLC characters if attendants are able to help Shane "Dinfire" Satterfield find his stolen car.

Satterfield posted on Twitter a status around 3:30 p.m. PDT on Thursday with the following text, "If anyone saw anything walking into E3 today on Pico please let me know. My car is (was?) a black Nissan 370Z. It was parked a block and a half from the convention center in front of the Starbucks/Robek's on the right-hand side. Stolen from 9:15AM to 11:30AM. Please retweet."

Continue reading »

Mortal Kombat 11 Version 1.06 update adds easy Krushing Blow options for training, new brutalities, bullet counter for Erron Black and more

Mortal Kombat 11 has seen fairly regular updates since its launch to add in many quality of life changes over its first two months on the market, and it's looking like June will be continuing that trend from NetherRealm Studios.

The Version 1.06 update for the game is now available to download on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One which contains some nice new training mode options, changes to online ranked mode, bug fixes and more.

Continue reading »

D'Vorah and Kitana kick Skarlet, Kano, Frost, and Kotal Kahn out of the top 100 ranked online for Mortal Kombat 11

In nearly two months after its release, Mortal Kombat 11 players are beginning to settle on which characters they feel are viable. Last month told a similar story.

Erron Black and Liu Kang remain the most popular with 13 and 12 players respectively in the top 100 online. That means those two characters make up 25% of the rankings.

Continue reading »

Bruce Campbell flat out says Evil Dead's Ash Williams is not a playable DLC character in Mortal Kombat 11

If you had hopes that Evil Dead's main protagonist, Ash Williams, would appear in Mortal Kombat 11 as DLC, this story might not be the news you wanted to hear today.

The man behind Ash himself, Bruce Campbell, recently sat down for an interview with the Jim and Sam Show during which the subject of Ash in MK11 came up. After addressing the leaks previously on Twitter, Campbell gives a more straight answer about the crossover — it's not happening.

Continue reading »

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate appears to cross 2,000 entrants for EVO 2019 while 4 others have surpassed the 1,000 milestone

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate appears to be the big draw to EVO 2019 which would make three different most-entered games in three years with Dragon Ball FighterZ and Street Fighter 5 coming before it, and it's looking poised to soon overtake DBFZ's entrant count from last year.

EVO's Joey 'Mr. Wizard' Cuellar has taken to Twitter to provide another entrant number update for the massive event revealing that one title has already surpassed 2,000 competitors while half of the others on the mainstage have also crossed into quadruple digits as well.

Continue reading »

Rooflemonger updates his Mortal Kombat 11 tier list with Erron Black maintaining hold on the top spot and Kotal Kahn stays at the bottom

As we see competition pick up in Mortal Kombat 11, Rooflemonger has updated his tier list accordingly. We are seeing some diverse representation and results, and the list reflects that.

Kotal Kahn again occupies the bottom of the tier list. "Kotal still sucks, and he is absolutely the worst character in the game," says Rooflemonger.

Continue reading »