Discussion: Does Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe deserves a second chance?

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Remember Midway

Okay imagine this: you either had a PS3 or an Xbox 360 in 2008. Before NetherRealm Studios that made the Injustice series, we had a game company called Midway Games. Midway Games was a game company that was well-known for creating games such as Gauntlet, Rampage, The Grid and even Mortal Kombat.

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From the arcade to global franchise: a history of Mortal Kombat

Focusing on Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat made its debut in 1992 in the arcades and it was made by Ed Boon and  John Tobias. What started off as a rough draft game having actor Jean-Claude Van Damme as the main protagonist which is now currently a well-known game which allows players to kill their opponents in a bloodbath, gore fashion. Mortal Kombat became well-known for the good and bad reasons due to its content. Despite the game getting praised for the fun combat, the game introduced the ESRB rating system due to the extreme violence. Due to the success, Mortal Kombat gained many sequels, spinoffs and even live-action titles like the movie and the Mortal Kombat Conquest series. However, once the games jumped into 3D and money got tight, Midway Games was struggling in the games industry. In 2006, Midway Games was ready to close the story with the Mortal Kombat story by releasing the game Mortal Kombat: Armageddon. This game would include every character they made from 1992 to 2006 including 4 brand new characters like Taven, Daegon, Meat and the monstrous Blaze.

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Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe: The end of Midway Games and the beginning of NetherRealm Studios

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In 2008, Ed Boon would bring back Mortal Kombat, but have it has a crossover fighting game that was parallel to Capcom’s Marvel vs Capcom series. He would team up with DC comics and Warner Bros and bring forth Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe for PS3 and Xbox 360. The game would pit characters such as Scorpion, Sub-Zero and Raiden and fight aginast the DC heroes and villains like Batman, Superman and Joker. There is a total of 22 characters, but 11 characters from each from the worlds. The only unlockable characters game offered was Mortal Kombat’s Shao Kahn and DC’s Darkseid. Dark Kahn was the game’s final fighter to the story in which the two villains would fuse and become one villain and this was the only game which had this character. The game got praised for the fun combat and bringing in some well-known characters, but the game had issues too such as not having a lot of unlockables besides the two characters. Also, it was tough having a toned down version of Mortal Kombat where displaying characters killing DC characters in a gruesome battle and having heroes like Superman kill his opponent.

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This would be the final Mortal Kombat game that Midway would make because in 2009, the company declared bankruptcy. As time passed, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment would purchase the assets of Midway Games titles which was Mortal Kombat and that’s when Ed Boon would work with WB and create NetherRealm Studios. Thanks to NetherRealm Studios, the would bring back and reboot Mortal Kombat and release the 2011 title game Mortal Kombat (also known as Mortal Kombat 2011 or MK9). They would also create the DC fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us in in 2013. They also create minor Batman games like Batman: Arkham City Lockdown and Batman: Arkham Origins for mobile phones. Currently, the recent game they did is Mortal Kombat 11 in 2019.

 

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Meat Topic: Is it possible to bring back a Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe game?

With all this information about Mortal Kombat and NetherRealm Studios, we have come to the heart of the article. Would you like to see NetherRealm Studios make an attempt to create a Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe? I never played Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe the game, but I have seen gameplay videos and heard reviews on the game. I like crossover games. When I played the Injustice games I enjoyed using different characters to fight the main characters such as having Scorpion fight against Batman in the first Injustice or have Raiden fight Superman. In belief, it was tough to make a fighting game having characters like Mortal Kombat and DC Characters against each other. You can’t help but imagine your favorite heroes either getting killed or killing others because that would go against the moral code. In Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe, Mortal Kombat characters could kill the DC characters, but the fatalities was toned for the T rating and that meant no gore was allowed. DC characters including the villains couldn’t kill their opponent and can only do heroic brutalities.

Could DC cross the rated M borderline?

For Mortal Kombat, if you wanted them to fight DC Characters, you have to consider the audience. Similar to Marvel, DC attracts fans from all ages from the young to the mature adults. However, in this day in age, it could be possible to bring these DC characters into a rated M game. We have had DC movies in which entered dark territories in both live action and animation. We had a realistic story such as Joker, a dark action perspective of Zach’s Snyder’s Justice League and even the brutal movie Justice League Dark: Apokolips War. In the world of Mortal Kombat, they even included Joker in the Mortal Kombat 11 and given him some graphic fatalities. In case if you forgot, Batman Arkham Knight was given the rated M rating due to language, violence and dark themes.

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In the comic books as well, we also have even a character like Batman, a hero known for not killing, has killed depending on the story.  In the comic book Dark Nights: Metal, we have a story of many multiple Batman from different negative universes who strayed away the path of heroism and resorted to corrupt justice or became evil entirely. We have a Batman who is fused with Joker toxin and he killed the entire Justice League and we have another Batman whom gained the power of God of War and killed Wonder Woman. the animated movie Batman: Under the Red Hood returned last year and was titled Batman: Death in the Family in which fans could watch Under the Red Hood and interact with the story. The movie was given the rating R due to gruesome deaths.

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Besides the violent content, NetherRealms Studios have added slight easter eggs and references to MK vs DC Universe in their recent titles. If you pit Raiden with Superman in Injustice 2, Raiden can’t help but feel in disbelief to see Supes turn into tyrant after working in the past and defeating Dark Kahn. In Mortal Kombat 11, if you purchased Joker, Joker has a unique interaction with Cassie Cage. He tells her that this is not the first time he interacted with the MK world. He also adds to the comment that he was in all the “rage” with his fans making a references to Mk v DC where rage was fight mechanic and theme.

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Conclusion: Possible or Impossible at this point?

Times has changed throughout the years of Mortal Kombat and DC. Mortal Kombat is constantly growing and with Mortal Kombat 11, fans can still enjoy the funs of fighting with fatalities and even play with random guest characters like Joker, Spawn or Rambo. DC has been evolving as well in the films industry, comics and even in games. While there hasn’t been any news of an Injustice 3 game, DC has been active. Besides having characters like Batman, Joker and Harley Quinn join Fortnite, Warner Bros are in the works of working with companies and making big games like the upcoming Gotham Knights and Rocksteady’s Suicide Squad video game. Despite these companies being busy, it would be interesting to see Warner Bros and NetherRealm Studios work together and try another attempt with Mortal Kombat and DC Universe. I feel like if NRS decides to crank the rating to M and WB allows death/fatalities in DC, it would probably surpass the first game. Besides MK, DC could utilize all the mature themes from past projects and incorporate into a game. Imagine the next MK vs DC game introducing the Dark Night Metal characters and using the violent nature or bring in fatalities from movies. Fatalities like Wonder Woman cutting someone’s head off (Justice League Film 2021), Superman snapping someone’s head (Man of Steel 2013), Superman using his lasers to drill someone’s head (Injustice: God’s Among Us) or give us a character like Mera and she could use her powers to suck the blood out of her victims (Justice League film 2021). To sum it up, if you let DC off the leash, you’ll be surprised to see how dark they get. However, I will also say the chances of a crossover sequel or reboot might be slim due to the companies priorities. DC has their own fighting game which Injustice and NRS has Mortal Kombat and they can go all out in deaths.

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What do you guys think? Would you like to see a return to Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe? Or do you just want things to stay the way they are and not go through this go again.

PlayStation Update: PSN Store will be active for previous consoles! PS5 major first update!

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I got some interesting news for you PlayStation fans. This news will appeal to the classic and the modern users of the consoles/devices. It has been reported at the PlayStation blog that Sony has reconsidered the decision in regards to purchasing PS3 and PS Vita games. Sony states that players will be able to purchase their PS3 and PS Vita games and will have not have to worry about cutting the service off for them. However, the PSP service will be retiring on July 2nd, 2021.

If you have a PS5, you may have already noticed a change on the updates. In case if don’t have a PS5 and don’t know what I am talking about, Sony has released the first major update for PS5 owners. Some of these features include cross-generation share play with PS4 and PS5 games and enhanced game base menu, but one of the biggest updates in the PS5 storage. Players can now store PS5 games on external drives

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Jump Force Giorno Giovanni DLC release date

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Sorry for the late news. Things in my side of life been busy and I haven’t had time to write this up early. In case you didn’t hear the news, it has been revealed that the final DLC character for the second season pass for the anime fighting game Jump Force has been revealed. The final character is Giorno Giovanni from JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures; Giorno made his appearance in Part 5: Golden Wind. It’s been announced on Twitter than people who bought the season pass will be able to play as Giorno early. If you didn’t buy the season pass, Giorno is expected to be available for Xbox One, Switch, PS4 and PC on April 13th.

Superhero game news: Gotham Knights delayed! Marvel’s Avengers Black Panther reveal and more!

Comic book fans, I bring you exciting news for you! Some is good while others is bad.

Gotham Knights

Gotham Knights' Batman game delayed until 2022 | Engadget

This could be considered good or bad news, but WB Games Montreal announced that their upcoming DC game Gotham Knights will be delayed until 2022. Reason is because the creators want to take the time to make this game fun for the players. It was originally going to be launched this year, but instead it will be in next year.

Source: IGN

Marvel’s Avengers

Black Panther coming to Marvel's Avengers game in War for Wakanda expansion  - CNET

I hope you’re still playing Avengers because Square Enix has some upcoming content for you. Revealed this weekend, Black Panther is the next DLC hero to join this video game. As expected, get ready for a new story campaign, enemies and characters. Based on the trailer, Steve Blum (voiced Wolverine in past Marvel games and shows) will be voicing Klaw and Christopher Judge (well-known for voicing Kratos in God of War 2018) will voice Black Panther.

Square Enix also revealed a roadmap of content coming to Avengers in 2021. These include DLC characters like Hawkeye and Black Panther, new modes and upcoming online features. Unfortunately for PS4/5 fans, Spider-Man will be joining before Black Panther arrives in the game. The team is currently working on him, but don’t expect him coming this summer 2021.

Marvel's Avengers' 2021 roadmap. (Source: Square Enix)

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game announced!

Cowabunga dudes! If you remembered the classic arcade games, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are coming back in a brand new game for PC and modern consoles. Based on the side-scrolling brawler games, the new game is called Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge. Currently, there is no release date. The game is being developed by Tribute Games and published by Dotemu. Tribute Games is a company formed by former Ubisoft employees who previously worked on Scott Pilgrim vs The World The Game and 2007’s movie tie-in TMNT. Dotemu is a game company who previously worked on Streets of Rage 4.

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Dragon Ball game news: Dragon Ball FighterZ, Dragon Ball Z Kakarot and Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2!

Dragon Ball fans rejoice! Bandai Namco has some major announcements for you Dragon Ball gamers!

Dragon Ball FighterZ

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Move aside Baby, because get ready for another Dragon Ball GT character to join the roster. Already announced, Bandai Namco revealed the last two characters of the FighterZ Pass 3 which was the Dragon Ball GT characters Super Baby 2 and Super Saiyan 4 Gogeta. Today, Bandai Namco reported that the last character SS4 Gogeta will be joining the game this March. Depending on what you purchased, FighterZ Pass 3 owners will get access to the character on March 10th earlier than the regular gamers. In the worldwide release, Gogeta is set to be available on March 12th. Are you ready for this form of Gogeta? Do you like him more than SSB Gogeta?

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot

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Here is another dish of more action in this action-adventure RPG game. If you are a fan of Dragon Ball Z, you might want to make space for more story content adventures for Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot. Joining as the third DLC, fans of DBZ will be able to play a brand story focusing on the young Trunks as he must fight against the powerful androids in world where Goku is not here to protect the Earth. As the Z-Warriors are crushed by the deadly Android 17 and 18, it’s up to Trunks and adult Gohan to protect the Earth. Fans will be able to see through the eyes of Trunks on his dark future and see why he came to the past to help Goku. The DLC is called Trunks: The Warrior of Hope and it’s expected to drop online in early Summer 2021.

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2

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Don’t worry, according to Bandai Namco, this update is going to be free for all Xenoverse 2 gamers. Coming to March 16th, a free update is coming to Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2. Based on the trailer, a new story will focus on the villain character Fu messing with the timeline and he will corrupt iconic Dragon Ball characters like Toppo and Janemba. Legendary Pack 1 will include Toppo (God of Destruction) and Pikkon.

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Final Fantasy VII mobile games announced

Besides the upcoming upgraded game Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade, Square Enix plans to dish out more hot content for Final Fantasy VII fans. This upcoming news won’t require a PS5, but rather, you will need to clear your memory on your phone.

Final Fantasy VII The First Soldier

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Square Enix announced last week that two mobile games will be worked on based on the popular game Final Fantasy VII. One of these mobile games is called Final Fantasy VII The First Soldier. Taking place 30 years before the main story took place, players will play as a SOLDIER and test their abilities in a battle royale game. Players will use every combat and fight others in the huge world of Midgar. So far the teaser trailer revealed that The First Soldier will be released in 2021 for iOS and Android.

Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis

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Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis is a remake of the entire FFVII timeline

The next and final news from Square Enix is the announcement of Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis. Based on this teaser trailer, this game will allow gamers and fans relieve the epic moments of the Final Fantasy VII saga. The trailer showcases players playing the classic Final Fantasy VII game with updated character models. Gameplay reveals that the characters will be 3D just like FFVII Remake, but in a turn based system. The trailer also revealed that Ever Crisis will allow players to play not just the classic Final Fantasy VII story, but others including Advent Children, Before Crisis, Crisis Core and Dirge of Cerberus. Unlike The First Soldier, Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis is set to be released worldwide for 2022. If you are a fan of this series, you will be able to play all the stories.

Pokemon News: Diamond and Pearl Remakes! Pokemon Legends Arceus

Just a heads up, while Pokemon fans are preparing for the upcoming New Pokemon Snap which will be out on April 30th, 2021 on Switch, fans will be getting a lot more Pokemon content this year.

Diamond and Pearl Remake

Making their debut in 2006, Pokemon fans got the chance to play the Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl on the Nintendo DS. In case you either missed this game or missed out on playing in the Sinnoh Region, fans will be able to relieve this world on the Nintendo Switch. Announced last week, Nintendo annouced the news that the fourth generation of Pokemon will be brought back and made in 3D in this Diamond and Pearl reboot. These reboot games will be titled Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl. No release date yet, but these reboots will be released later this year in 2021.

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Pokemon Legends Arceus

If Diamond and Pearl wasn’t enough for you, Nintendo has another exciting game for Sinnoh fans. Announced on the same day, Nintendo announced a brand new Pokemon game called Pokemon Legends Arceus. In a trailer, fans will be able to explore the Sinnoh region in a huge, open world game set in a feudal Japan era. However, unlike Diamond and Pearl, the character designs will be based on Japanese themes and the starter Pokemon will be Rowlet, Oshawott and Cyndaquil. Based on the ending of the trailer, fans can expect an encounter with the legendary divine Pokemon Arceus. Pokemon Legends Arceus is expected to be launched in 2022 for Nintendo Switch.

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Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade Announcement News

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While this may not be part 2, this could make any fan replay or even join in Final Fantasy VII Remake. Announced last week, Square Enix revealed that Final Fantasy VII Remake will be getting a PS5 upgrade with extended content. Coming out in June 10th, Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade will be joining the PS5. If you already have Final Fantasy VII Remake for PS4, you can get the free PS5 upgrade.

Revealed in the trailer, gamers will be given a visual upgrade from the PS4 to PS5 graphics. The game will also feature photo mode where players can take pictures while gaming. Last but not least, the biggest upgrade is the ability to play a special episode featuring the ninja girl Yuffie Kisarai. With Wutai’s toughest warriors, Yuffie and her friend Sonon Kusakabe will infiltrate the town of Midgar and steal rare Materia from Shinra. Along the way, revealed in the trailer, players will come across the mysterious organization Deepground and the mysterious silver hair character in which fans believe it’s Weiss.

Weiss is the main antagonist in the Final Fantasy VII spinoff sequel game Dirge of Cerberus. Weiss leads a secret organization army called Deepground which was created by Shinra and originally a medical division for injured Shinra SOLDIER members.

If you haven’t gotten Final Fantasy VII Remake, you can save up and buy this for your PS5 console. However, if you already have the standard PS4 game, you can upgrade this for free. Unfortunately, the episode with Yuffie is exclusive for PS5.

Star Wars News: The Bad Batch release date revealed! Republic Commando Game!

Great news for Star Wars fans!

The Bad Batch

Star Wars: The Bad Batch Will Come to Disney+ on May the 4th | StarWars.com

While  we may not get the Mandalorian this year, that doesn’t mean you should cancel your Disney Plus account because Disney will be giving us something to watch in May. On May 4th, get ready for the next Star Wars series adventure called Star Wars: The Bad Batch which will exclusive be streamed on Disney Plus. The first episode is on May 4th, but the second episode will be on May 7th; new episodes will be aired on every Friday. Even though you might have finished the The Clone Wars series, there s more adventures with the Clones.

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Subsequent episodes will premiere on Fridays. The series follows the elite and experimental troopers of Clone Force 99 (first introduced in Star Wars: The Clone Wars) as they find their way in a rapidly changing galaxy in the immediate aftermath of the Clone War. Members of Bad Batch, as they prefer to be called — a unique squad of clones who vary genetically from their brothers in the Clone Army — each possess a singular exceptional skill, which makes them extraordinarily effective soldiers and a formidable crew.

Star Wars: The Bad Batch is executive produced by Dave Filoni (The Mandalorian, Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Athena Portillo (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels), Brad Rau (Star Wars Rebels, Star Wars Resistance) and Jennifer Corbett (Star Wars Resistance, NCIS) with Carrie Beck (The Mandalorian, Star Wars Rebels) as co-executive producer and Josh Rimes as producer (Star Wars Resistance). Rau is also serving as supervising director with Corbett as head writer.

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Star Wars: Republic Commando

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If you are like me who missed out on this 2005 game, you’ll be happy to play this on your Nintendo Switch and PS4/5. Thanks to the game company Aspyr, video game company well-known for porting other Star Wars games like Star Wars Jedi Knight I and II, the video game Star Wars: Republic Commando will be heading to modern consoles on April 6th with the price of $14.99 (depending where your home country). This game was first launched for Xbox and PC for 2005 until 2018 where players can play this game on Xbox One for backwards compatibility. This is will be the first time this game will jump to Playstation and Nintendo.

The game follows an elite squadron of genetically modified clone troopers who embark on specialized missions during the conflict – and asks players to control the squad alongside traditional first-person shooting.

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