Mortal Kombat stories

Dana White is close to securing a private island to host Ultimate Fighting Champion... and it feels all too familiar for fighting game fans

What a strange year 2020 is turning out to be. Because of the novel coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), many events within and outside the FGC are being canceled for the sake of public health.

It goes without saying that physical sports are among those that are taking a hit as a result. The Ultimate Fighting Championship is a prime example of a celebrated event that is unable to take place as a gathering of too many people at one place would prove to be too risky.

According to TMZ, Dana White, president of the UFC, is incredibly close to securing a deal that would allow the organization to host matches on a private island. This is a theme that sounds far too familiar to fighting game fans...

Continue reading »

Todd McFarlane made it clear that he didn't want the Mortal Kombat 11 dev team to hold back with Spawn's design

Spawn has been available in Mortal Kombat 11 for a few weeks now. Notably, fans have been requesting Spawn as a DLC fighter throughout the development of several NetherRealm Studios titles.

In a recent interview with IGN, Ed Boon mentioned that Spawn's inclusion in Mortal Kombat 11 was something that was wanted by NetherRealm Studios, Todd McFarlane (the creator of Spawn), and the fans.

"We have always wanted to have Spawn in one of our Mortal Kombat games," stated Boon. "I've heard a number of times that Todd McFarlane expressed interest in seeing Spawn in Mortal Kombat. As far as the fans are concerned Spawn is probably one of the most requested characters ever to be in the franchise. He really is a perfect fit."

Continue reading »

What might Evil Dead's Ash Williams play like if he joined Mortal Kombat 11?

Mortal Kombat 11 recently wrapped up its first wave of DLC in the Kombat Pack. Six additional fighters joined the battle, including Spawn, DC Comics' The Joker, and even Terminator, and now fans are looking toward what could be next.

At this point in time, a second Kombat Pack has not been announced, but some signs have pointed to more characters potentially joining the fight including Evil Dead protagonist, Ash Williams. If Ash joins Mortal Kombat 11 as DLC, how might he play? I've got some ideas on that front.

Continue reading »

Man, some of Mileena's Fatalities from over the years were actually really bad...

Mileena's Kiss of Death Fatality in Mortal Kombat 2 was done by holding high kick for five seconds, then releasing it when you were next to your foe. It was the first Fatality I ever pulled off, and the only one I could actually do for a while.

The satisfaction that comes with performing a successful Fatality for the first time tends to be a memorable event for lifelong fighting game players, so I was particularly intrigued when I scrolled upon a Mileena Fatality evolution showcase on Twitter from ESL. Having watched through all of her kill moves from over the years, I have to say... not all of them were that great.

Continue reading »

New Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge clip takes us on a visit to an old familiar part of the original MK story

I lost my mind for everything Mortal Kombat as a kid... despite not being allowed to play any of the games save for the bloodless Super Nintendo version of MK1. While waiting for the live-action film to come out, I searched far and wide for any additional PG-13 or below content I could find, including the awful/magical Mortal Kombat: The Journey Begins animated film.

In both pieces of MK media, our initial trio of heroes embark on a quest aboard Shang Tsung's ship as it ferries them to their first tournament. A new animated film Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge is releasing in just a few days on April 12, and IGN has shared a quick clip that again takes us to the initial seaborne meeting of Johnny Cage, Liu Kang, and Sonya Blade.

Continue reading »

The voice of Johnny Cage in Mortal Kombat 11 reenacts the character's best win pose with McFarlane Toys action figure

It is always a treat to see the voice actors and actresses behind our favorite fighting game characters share their love of these fighters with the world. From personal shout outs to announcements, we've seen numerous examples of actors from different fighting titles hit social media with videos of them in character.

Earlier this week, the voice behind Mortal Kombat 11's Johnny Cage, Andrew Bowen, took to Twitter to send out a thank you to those who allowed him to play the part. To do so, Bowen recreated one of Johnny Cage's win pose animations from Mortal Kombat 11 complete with a McFarlane Toys Johnny Cage figure.

Continue reading »

Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon says Mileena will never be in another NetherRealm Studios game ever again

Well, it finally happened... you broke Ed Boon! The Mortal Kombat series co-creator is clearly tired of all of the requests for Mileena that bombard every tweet the man ever puts out — even if the tweet is not related to Mortal Kombat.

All of your pestering has finally caused the man to snap, and now we will never be seeing the popular female ninja in a NetherRealm Studios game ever again. Boon responded to yet another request tweet earlier today and delivered the sad news.

Continue reading »

Mortal Kombat 11's data-mined files reportedly reference a new character that has fans hoping for another crossover with an 80's movie star

Yesterday, we reported on rumors surrounding the future of Mortal Kombat 11's DLC by way of how many fighters may end up in the game, and now the data-mining community may have discovered more clues as to an upcoming character's identity.

Files in Mortal Kombat 11's PC version allegedly contain references to a playable character not currently on the cast with a very specific acronym that has some fans wondering about the inclusion of another crossover from the 80's action movie scene. Obviously, some potential future roster leaks follow.

Continue reading »

Rumor: Mortal Kombat 11 may have more than 10 DLC characters still to come, Aftermath Kollection appears to be in the works

It's certainly been an interesting week in the realm of Mortal Kombat 11 news, as an official email for the game already apparently leaked out one of the game's upcoming DLC fighters which now ties in a bit to two other recent revelations.

A modder going by the name thethiny dug through Mortal Kombat 11's files following its most recent update where a specific line of code reportedly reveals how many character slots are still left open after Spawn.

Continue reading »

True Under Dawg Gaming reveals his final Kombat Pack 1 Mortal Kombat 11 tier list

It's somewhat hard to believe that the one year anniversary of Mortal Kombat 11 (April 23) is fast approaching. The six additional DLC characters from Kombat Pack 1 have all been released and the community has now had a few weeks to get acquainted with Spawn and so that means it's time to reexamine tiers.

True Under Dawg Gaming has been exploring MK11 just about every single day since release, it seems, and the learned content creator has produced his final KP1 tier list complete with explanations for all 31 of the game's playable combatants.

Continue reading »

A new Mortal Kombat 11 DLC character appears to have leaked via an official email

Mortal Kombat 11 just wrapped up its first year of content this month with the release of Spawn in the Kombat Pack, and now it appears as though we now have a glimpse at what will likely be coming in the game's near future.

A new character has seemingly leaked as a DLC character for MK11 through text found in an official email received by outlets like IGN which reference a very specific groovy guy in its third-party trademarks. Potential future roster spoilers ahead.

Continue reading »

Where does Spawn rank on the Mortal Kombat 11 tier list?

The Mortal Kombat 11 community is still excitedly exploring their newest kombatant, Spawn, but with almost a week of play under the belts of Kombat Pack owners, we're starting to get some early ideas of where he ranks on the overall tier list.

True Under Dawg Gaming has emerged with an opinion of his own here and has produced a detailed video wherein he examines and places Spawn on the MK11 tier chart.

Continue reading »

Mortal Kombat 2011 no longer available to purchase digitally on Xbox 360 and Steam, online multiplayer servers shut down on PS3

Mortal Kombat as a whole got the re-invigoration it so desperately needed back in 2011 with the ninth mainline game in the series, but now if you don't already own a copy, it may be much harder to come across.

Mortal Kombat 9 is no longer available to purchase digitally on Xbox 360 and Steam though while the Komplete Edition on PlayStation 3 can still be bought, the original base game can no longer be found.

Continue reading »

How strong is Spawn in Mortal Kombat 11? TrueUnderDawgGaming provides an overview of all the character's moves and combo strings

Spawn was recently made available in Mortal Kombat 11 for those that own the Kombat Pack. There are a number of unique quirks regarding Mortal Kombat 11's newest addition.

TrueUnderDawgGaming has released a video that provides an analysis for Spawn's moveset. Is Spawn a good character or not?

Continue reading »

How to perform all Krushing Blows in Mortal Kombat 11

Mortal Kombat 11 features a game mechanic called "Krushing Blows" that fire into a quick cinematic animation with a similar effect to X-Ray attacks and deal significantly more damage than the move otherwise would. These powered up attacks can only be performed when certain criteria are met within a match, and they can only be used once per game.

You might be wondering what stipulations are needed to land each Krushing Blow for every character on the current roster. Well, we've got you covered! Here are all the Krushing Blow requirements in Mortal Kombat 11 including the recently released Shang Tsung.

Continue reading »

Mortal Kombat 11 Spawn review

One of the most highly-anticipated and highly-requested characters to ever join the Mortal Kombat roster is finally here. Spawn is now available in Mortal Kombat 11 for Kombat Pack owners, and the massively popular anti-hero is looking his absolute best.

In classic NetherRealm Studios fashion, the hellspawn comes equipped with all of the things fans of the character would expect him to have, from references to the source material to weapons you can actually use in combat. Spawn is another knock out from the MK krew, and he was well worth the wait.

Continue reading »

How to perform Spawn's locked Fatality in Mortal Kombat 11

Players who hop right into the action with Spawn have probably noticed that one of his finishers is "locked" in the move listing. This is standard for every fighter on the Mortal Kombat 11 roster, and you'll have to meet certain requirements by playing the game to unveil the Fatality command.

Instead of doing that, though, allow us to tell you exactly how to perform Spawn's locked Fatality in Mortal Kombat 11. As long as you know the inputs, you can pull it off whenever you want, even if you never unlock it. (NSFW content ahead.)

Continue reading »