AICN Games: Mortal Kombat vs. the DC Universe? Batman vs. Sub-Zero? AWESOME!
Published at: April 19, 2008, 2:55 p.m. CST by merrick
Greetings humans, Monki here with a really quick update from Las Vegas. I came out here to check out Midway's Gamers Day and see the line-up for the rest of the year.
I'm planning on doing a nice big story on the whole event and talk about all the different games I got to preview, but right now I want to share something with you that I find completely badass.
One of the first games I truly fell in love with at the local arcade was Mortal Kombat. I remember going to the mall and playing that machine for hours, trying to figure out different moves, gawking at crazy-ass fatalities, swapping stories about mysterious "hidden" characters. (Reptile!!) I remember clearly the day I walked in and saw that they had installed a second television monitor on TOP of the machine so that more people could see the action clearly. These were the times when "winner stays" meant something.
I followed the series along, MK2 brought Baraka with his badass blades...MK3, MK4...I've kept up with the series pretty well over the past few years...even that awesomely horrible Sub-Zero game.
Anyway, imagine my thrill when I glanced over yesterday and saw I was sitting a mere ten feet away from Ed Boon...one of the masterminds behind the whole Mortal Kombat saga...one half of Noob Saibot. I figured we were going to hear about the next-gen MK title and that it would probably use the Unreal 3 engine...no big whoop.
And then they knock us all on our collective asses.
Mortal Kombat vs. the DC Universe. Holy shit.
As of now they've only announced four playable characters, Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Superman and Batman. We'll be hearing more soon about the expanding roster.
How wild is MK vs. DC? And how crazy is it that we have Street Fighter vs. Marvel and now the complete opposite. I always thought the DC characters were a bit darker...it makes perfect sense to pair them up with the MK world.
One minor problem though...apparently at some point in the night (probably over a few drinks) Ed Boon was heard saying that there would NOT be Fatalities in the game. This would be a huge deal if it is true. Nothing was more badass than ripping someone's spine out in front of a group of peers...I can't imagine MK without it! Perhaps we'll see the return of Babalities or Friendships...I guess DC doesn't want Superman to be bludgeoned to death by his own arm?