Mortal Kombat stories

CM Punk joins Because Science to find out if you could actually uppercut a person with enough force to get them off the ground, a la Mortal Kombat

While you could easily argue that Scorpion's "GET OVER HERE" spear is the most recognizable Mortal Kombat move in the franchise's nearly 30 year history, the less flashy but more common down+heavy punch uppercut is right up there with it.

Because Science kontinues their MK series (wherein they see what it would take to recreate some of the game's incredible feats in real life) by welcoming former WWE Superstar CM Punk as they examine if this celebrity fighter has enough strength in his uppercut to lift a human off the ground.

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Test your might: Here's Mortal Kombat 11's launch story trailer featuring the classic theme

Although we just got to see Shao Kahn and the Nintendo Switch version of Mortal Kombat 11 in action for the first time yesterday, we have another new trailer for the upcoming game on our hands.

NetherRealm Studios has released the official launch trailer featuring more of the game's story mode set to the tune of the classic Mortal Kombat theme associated with the film along with looks at some potentially new and returning characters who currently aren't on the playable roster.

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New Mortal Kombat 11 story trailer for the Nintendo Switch revealed

A new trailer has been revealed for Mortal Kombat 11. We get to see new story elements for the upcoming title.

Also note that this is our first glimpse on how Mortal Kombat 11 runs on the Nintendo Switch. We even see it in hand held mode.

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Shao Kahn gameplay trailer released for Mortal Kombat 11

Shao Kahn is one of the most iconic villains in fighting game history after first popping up in Mortal Kombat 2 as the ruler of Outworld, and despite his death and absence in MKX, the tyrant has returned once again.

We're less than a week away from Mortal Kombat 11's official launch, and NetherRealm Studios has decided to gift us with a brand new trailer for Shao Kahn, who serves as the pre-order bonus DLC character this time around.

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Mortal Kombat 11 might be receiving a special eSports stage for the Pro Kompetition

Yesterday, Warner Bros. and NetherRealm Studios announced the Mortal Kombat 11 Pro Kompetition. This year-long tournament circuit will have $255,000 on the line (overall) and will see 16 of the world's best competitors slug it out at the finals in March 2020.

The reveal came along with a trailer, and toward the end of the showcase we caught a quick glimpse of a Mortal Kombat 11 stage we have not yet seen before. From the looks of it, this might be a special tournament circuit stage for the Pro Kompetition, much like we see with the "Ring" stages for the Capcom Pro Tour.

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Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon would love to see NetherRealm Studios 'expand into other genres' and take on new IPs

Mortal Kombat is one of the most legendary fighting game franchises in existence and a staple in video games in general. After nearly 30 years of bloody battles, the series is seeing its 11th main entry launch next week when Mortal Kombat 11 comes to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

Despite the studio behind Mortal Kombat, NetherRealm Studios, being mainly devoted to the franchise — though we've seen them bring DC Comics' heroes and villains to life with Injustice — it looks as though they'd like to expand into new territories. That's according to Mortal Kombat series co-creator and Creative Director at NetherRealm, Ed Boon, anyhow.

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Mortal Kombat 11 Pro Kompetition announced — eSports tournament circuit with $255,000 up for grabs

Mortal Kombat 11 is ready for launch next Tuesday, and along with NetherRealm Studios' next installment in the legendary Mortal Kombat franchise we'll be seeing a major tournament circuit for the game this year.

The Mortal Kombat 11 Pro Kompetition was announced this morning and will be a year-long circuit that will culminate in 16 of the world's best players battling it out at the finale.

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First official look at Shao Kahn in Mortal Kombat 11 by NetherRealm Studios

NetherRealm Studios has officially given us our first look at Shao Kahn outside of his initial announcement and the game's story trailer. More specifically, his intro dialogue is shown with Kitana.

Previously, Kitana was Shao Kahn's adoptive daughter after Shao Kahn conquered Edenia. This didn't stop Shao Kahn from ultimately betraying Kitana during the events of Mortal Kombat 9 and the original timeline.

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Early copies of Mortal Kombat 11 have surfaced

It appears that early copies of Mortal Kombat 11 are now out in the wild. New details about the game have surfaced as a result.

So first things first: there won't be any spoilers in this article about Mortal Kombat 11. Having said that, it's advised that you be careful about where you go on the internet starting now if you don't want to spoil yourself.

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April Annihilation 2019 results

Updated with final results: April Annihilation 2019 is taking place in Cherry Hill, New Jersey this weekend, and is Capcom Pro Tour ranking event. Big E is running the show once again, so we know we're in for a lot of hype.

Some of the notable players in attendance include REC|Punk, Mouz|Problem X, FOX|NuckleDu, RISE|Smug, The Cool Kid93, TGS|CeroBlast, RB|Snake Eyez, END|Shine, Terrence, SB|Doomsnake, TGS|ElChakotay, Nephew, UYU|Kami, Ranmasama, EG|NYChrisG, EG|Ricki Ortiz, THG|Ludovic, Kreymore, and Linkorz.

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Voting is now open in Mortal Kombat 11's Summit of Time event with loads of special merchandise available to pre-order

Beyond the Summit has been bringing together the strongest competitors in games like Super Smash Bros, Dragon Ball FighterZ and Dota 2 under one roof for many years now with a new franchise having just been recently added to the list.

The Summit of Time event for Mortal Kombat 11 is coming in May with 16 of the best NetherRealm Studios fighting game players duking it out for an ever-growing prize pool that currently sits at over $15,000 where voting is now open to decide who among the community will be joining those who were already invited.

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Mileena disconfirmed for Mortal Kombat 11? Kitana having access to her sai projectile and teleport drop kick is bad news for fans

There have been a number of rumors indicating that Mileena won't be returning as a playable character in Mortal Kombat 11. Notably, she was one of the characters that met a very gruesome end during the events of Mortal Kombat X's main story mode.

With Kitana's reveal and breakdown, these rumors appear to have been substantiated somewhat. For some reason, Kitana is capable of arming herself with some of Mileena's special moves with the right custom variation choices.

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Poll results: Which horror movie and suspense thriller icons should be added as guest characters in Mortal Kombat 11?

Update: The results are in. Not surprisingly, Spawn ended up being a very popular choice for this poll. Hit the jump below to check out how our readers voted.

Earlier: So far, NetherRealm Studios' Mortal Kombat series has featured Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, the Predator, Leatherface, and the Alien Xenomorph as horror movie / suspense thriller guest icons in the playable roster.

As a result, we can't help but think that the upcoming Mortal Kombat 11 title is ramping up to announce another horror themed icon like those that were previously mentioned. But which characters would create the most hype among the fans?

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Johnny Cage's second Fatality has the actor turn his opponent into a bloody hand puppet: NetherRealm Studios talks favorite Mortal Kombat 11 finishers

Mortal Kombat 11 features some of the grossest and over the top Fatality finishers in the franchise's 27-year history which is really saying something now that we've got skin-crawling killers like D'Vorah's recently revealed spider baby takeover.

NetherRealm Studios, the company responsible for creating these bloody scenes for over two decades, released a new video detailing the development teams' favorite Fatalities in MK11 where Johnny Cage's second ender appeared to be the most popular of the bunch. We previously hadn't seen it before, so NRS decided to show us what the actor has been practicing in his spare time.

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Here is the nearly final Mortal Kombat 11 character select screen, only two empty slots left

Mortal Kombat 11's official launch is fast approaching. Fans will finally be able to get their hands on the game in less than two weeks, and NetherRealm Studios continues to unveil content for the game as we get closer to release.

During yesterday's Kombat Kast live stream — where Kitana and D'Vorah were officially showcased — the NRS crew gave us a glimpse at the almost final Mortal Kombat 11 character select screen.

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A beautiful new look at 10,000 year old favorite, here are Kitana's moves and abilities in Mortal Kombat 11

It doesn't get much better than when a fighting game fan gets to help create one of their favorite characters of all time, and that's what we have here with Kitana and NetherRealm Studios developer Steve "16-bit" Brownback in Mortal Kombat 11.

During today's Kombat Kast Steve was able to show off the Edenian princess, and we've put together a series of clips for an expedited breakdown so you can get a feel for how she plays here in here latest iteration.

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D'Vorah has easily the most disgusting Mortal Komat 11 Fatality yet, especially if you don't like spiders...

There's no question that Mortal Kombat Fatalities have reached an all new level of gnarly, so much so that we even felt the need to question if they've begun to go too far, but the one we saw from D'Vorah during today's Kombat Kast made my skin crawl like no other in franchise history.

I personally still enjoy Fatalities, and have yet to really be grossed out or turned off, but that was before we started getting into the ever so NSFW world of vomit, maggots, spiders, and the miracle of life.

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