Mortal Kombat stories

Mortal Kombat 11 teases new announcement scheduled for May 6, appears to include new story content

Mortal Kombat 11's first year of content wrapped up well over a month ago with the release of Spawn to close out the Kombat Pack for the game, and now it appears like we know when we'll learn more about what's next — and it's soon.

NetherRealm Studios released a new teaser trailer this morning for what appears to be the next chapter in MK11's story with a larger reveal coming tomorrow May 6.

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Ed Boon wants to see Mortal Kombat 11's custom variation system used during tournament play in the future

In an interview with GameSpot, Ed Boon revealed that NetherRealm Studios isn't quite done with support for Mortal Kombat 11. While nothing was confirmed, this seemed to hint at the existence of a second Kombat Pack in the future.

During that same interview, Boon also revealed that he'd like to see the custom variation system make its way into Mortal Kombat 11's competitive scene.

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These four tips and tricks will give you a big advantage in Mortal Kombat 11, but you won't find them in training mode

Fighting games have been upping their tutorial standards in some pretty major ways in recent years, but there are still a handful of general and routine concepts that don't tend to get much acknowledgment in training modes. Getting a grasp on such concepts can vastly improve one's in-game vision, and ultimately lead to more precision when it comes to both execution and strategy.

Now that we've had just over a year with Mortal Kombat 11, players like True Under Dawg Gaming have been able to figure out some tips and tricks that you'll want to know both how to perform as well as how to defend against.

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One of Todd McFarlane's few criticisms for Spawn in Mortal Kombat 11 during development was that NRS needed to 'get crazier'

In an interview with GameSpot, it was recently revealed by Ed Boon that NetherRealm Studios aren't done supporting Mortal Kombat 11. While there currently isn't any official confirmation, this seems to heavily hint at the existence of a second Kombat Pack in the future.

Within that same article, GameSpot also had the opportunity to talk to Todd McFarlane regarding the subject of Spawn in Mortal Kombat 11. Although McFarlane is apparently very pleased about what NetherRealm Studios was able to do with Spawn, he mentioned that he did have some early criticisms during development.

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Ed Boon: There's nothing that we are ready to announce but we are not absolutely done with Mortal Kombat 11

Mortal Kombat 11 recently completed its Kombat Pass by adding Shang Tsung, the Terminator, Nightwolf, Sindel, the Joker, and Spawn to the playable roster. Back in March, an email to IGN reportedly leaked the identity of a certain character that has yet to join the Mortal Kombat series.

Taken at face value, this seems to imply the existence of a Kombat Pack 2 in the future. In an interview with GameSpot, Ed Boon said something that seems to give even more credibility to the idea that Mortal Kombat 11 will continue to see developer support.

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The top 5 cheapest Krushing Blows in Mortal Kombat 11 from TrueUnderDawgGaming

The highly sought after Krushing Blows in Mortal Kombat 11 are attacks that see added benefits if certain criteria are met. From a big increase in damage to better combos, these attacks are a staple in kombat and can help turn the tide of battle.

Much like everything in fighting games, there exist some really cheap Krushing Blows in the game that stand out above the rest. TrueUnderDawgGaming has put together a list of the five cheapest ones right now.

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Bruce Campbell doesn't know if Army of Darkness' Ash Williams will be a playable character in Mortal Kombat 11

It wasn't long ago that an official email from Warner Bros. was seemingly mistakenly sent to IGN that had a copyright listing for Ash from Army of Darkness in Mortal Kombat 11. Ash's trademark was found among other guest characters such as Terminator and DC Comics' The Joker, leading fans to believe that Ash was leaked as an upcoming playable DLC character.

At this point in time, nothing has been confirmed on that front, and in a recent interview with Fansided Ash actor himself, Bruce Campbell, said about the same. Apparently, the groovy one simply does not know if Ash will be joining Mortal Kombat 11.

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John Tobias - There are lots of inaccurate stories being spread about the development of the early Mortal Kombat games

The visuals in the first Mortal Kombat game were a major part of what made it stand out among the countless Street Fighter clones that were all vying for arcade space at the time, and though technology has evolved tremendously since the early 1990s, said visuals remain a relevant talking point when it comes to the franchise's history.

There was a significant bump in quality even between the first two MK titles, but there's apparently a bit of misinformation floating about on this topic. Series co-creator John Tobias recently took to Twitter to set the record straight.

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Update: Mortal Kombat shifts gears to save lives with the Kombat for a Kause charity event featuring guests like Ronda Rousey, Jason Mewes, and more

Update: On Monday, April 20, Kombat for a Kause will be holding a special 16-player tournament featuring many of the best Mortal Kombat 11 players from around the world. Additional details have been added to the bottom of the original story.

The Mortal Kombat series has been known as one of the most violent and bloody video games around for almost 30 years at this point though now the people behind the franchise are looking to use their powers of dark magic for good.

NetherRealm Studios and Warner Bros. recently revealed the Kombat for a Kause week-long charity event scheduled to take place all throughout next week and feature some actors from Mortal Kombat 11 and other celebrities joining in on the fighting game action.

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The Angry Video Game Nerd shows us the worst of the worst Mortal Kombat ripoffs

Imitation is the highest form of flattery, as they say, and when it comes to fighting games there's a whole lot of flattery going on. The Mortal Kombat franchise cemented itself into fighting game history with its unique combat system, realistic character models, and excessive violence, and has since become one of the major pillars of the genre.

Back when the early games were finding success in the arcades, copycats started emerging in hopes of capitalizing on the same draws that made Mortal Kombat great. The Angry Video Game Nerd recently took a trek down memory lane with some of the worst Mortal Kombat ripoffs ever made.

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Daffy Duck is on the receiving end of Scorpion's classic 'Get Over Here' grab in the intro for Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge

Warner Bros.' animated intros and outros for their cartoon characters like Bugs Bunny and Porky Pig are among the most iconic in TV history, and now we can add Scorpion to that exclusive roster of fictional stars.

Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge is out today across digital platforms, and the new movie's intro sequence appears to include a special crossover featuring Daffy Duck.

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Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge receives new exclusive clip of Sonya Blade's military training, first reviews are now out

Though we weren't expecting to see it until later this summer, Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge will be available to watch in only a few short days, and there's some new footage / info about the movie to hold us over until then.

Following the conclusion of the internet Mortal Kombat film viewing party of the first movie, MK's official social media channels released a new exclusive clip of the animated feature shortly after its initial reviews began to appear online.

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Mileena is the SECOND most reader-requested legacy Mortal Kombat character for MK11? Really?

Update: Voting is over and results are finalized. You can view them by clicking the jump below.

Earlier: The Mortal Kombat community has seen a handful of home runs since Mortal Kombat 11's launch last April especially when it comes to DLC character additions. Spawn's introduction a few weeks back marked a high note end of Kombat Pack 1, but already are murmurs popping up about a potential Kombat Pack 2.

The current Mortal Kombat 11 roster count is at a respectable 31 combatants, but it seems the game has more than enough momentum for further expansion. While many MK legacy favorites are already playable, there are at least a handful of old fighters that would make quite a few community members happy should they be added as DLC. That's where you come in.

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Google Stadia now giving away 2 free months of Pro service which, after trying out, left me on the bad side of rollbacks yet still a little impressed

Google Stadia didn't really set the world on fire when it first released last November, and many players who may have been interested in trying out the game streaming service found themselves unable to without first dropping a good chunk of money on its launch bundle.

Now, almost a half year since it went live, Google Stadia is free to access and use for everyone and not just those who purchased the Founders' Edition before. The company is also giving away two free months of its Pro service which includes a handful of games to play, so I sat down and actually tried it out since I've long been curious about the project.

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You'll be able to watch the 1995 Mortal Kombat film with the people who make Mortal Kombat via Twitter this Saturday

It may not be a perfect movie, but by video game adaptation standards, it's a regular Citizen Kane. The 1995 Mortal Kombat film is currently streaming on Netflix and some of the crew over at NetherRealm Studios is throwing a watch party this Saturday.

"We're paying tribute to the original Mortal Kombat this weekend with a watch party worthy of the Elder Gods!" starts a tweet from the official MK Twitter. "Cue up Netflix and join us on Twitter for a 90s throwback this Saturday, April 11 at 7:00 p.m. PST."

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Enough about Sagat and Joe Exotic, the best 'Tiger King' connection to fighting games is Sindel and Carole Baskin

Even before I knew what Tiger King was I had already seen comparisons made between the show's central focus, Joe Exotic, and Street Fighter's Sagat. This had zero to do with personality and everything to do with the coincidences in naming and the fact that both owned pet tigers.

Any online journalist will jump at the chance to link the low hanging fruit of a Netflix phenomenon like Tiger King and with their usual writing material, but the link between Sagat and Joe doesn't run much deeper than some surface level visuals. There's another one of the show's characters, however, whose similarities with a particular fighting game baddie run a little deeper and are worth a little more investigation than the Kings'. I'd like to explore the consistencies between "that b*tch Carole Baskin" and that Edenian queen Sindel.

Some spoilers for Tiger King as well as Mortal Kombat storylines ahead

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Death Battle's latest episode pits Mortal Kombat's Goro up against Pokémon's Machamp with impressive animations

Death Battle has come to a determination as to who would win between Mortal Kombat's Goro and Pokémon's Machamp. The results of the fight are showcased during an impressive looking animation.

Obviously the theme here pits two biped creatures up against one another that are armed with... well, four arms. While Goro obviously has no reservations about killing, Pokémon battles typically conclude when one of the Pokémon faints.

Of course, Death Battle completely sets aside character motivations and morals in order to figure out who would win in a fight to the death. As a result, you can expect a bloody battle.

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