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Mortal Kombat 9 planned as a more mature game

Mortal Kombat 9 planned as a more mature game

Series creator Ed Boon is keen for the next Mortal Kombat game to get back to the gory presentation of the originals.

According to Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon, the next game in the long-running series could be designed as a more mature and graphic game than the recent titles in the series.

Speaking to Kotaku about the upcoming series collision of Mortal Kombat Vs. DC Universe, Boon said that he was keen to get the series back on track and was still eager to create a game in the same vein as the cancelled Mortal Kombat 8, which had been heavily inspired by the artistic style of Gears of War.

Though Boon admitted that there was little in the way of actual work completed on the next Mortal Kombat game after Vs. DC Universe, he was clear that the ninth Mortal Kombat game will strive for more blood and violence.

Of course, the series is getting a bit long in the tooth now and a spate of at best only half-decent sequels has diluted the Mortal Kombat name significantly, so whether or not a Mortal Kombat 9 is created at all will likely depend on how well Vs. DC Universe sells.

Mortal Kombat Vs. DC Universe will star the full cast of the previous MK games as they go head to head with a range of characters from the DC Comics, such as Batman and Superman. Personally, we think Johnny Cage versus the Man of Steel is a tad unfair, but whatever.

Who would win in a fight, Scorpion of Batman? Let us know in the forums.

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Tyrmot 25th July 2008, 13:16 Quote
The Bat would of course take all comers! :P
Jack_Pepsi 25th July 2008, 13:33 Quote
... and lose. Probably why he's taken to kickin' the crap out of his mother & sister.

Nah, I'm only messin'. Bale is a fantastic actor and plays Batman/BW very well. I haven't seen him in a film where he's acted badly. I'm straying....

I'm looking forward to this [game] it's something I'd never have thought would have happened, even though Capcom Vs Marvel is years old now and is every bit as fantastic as it sounds. I hope this game does well as I'd love to see MK9. Even though it was SF2 that changed my life, I was still a huge MK fan.
CardJoe 25th July 2008, 13:35 Quote
M'eh. Excluding Batman, I'm all about the Marvel comics.
sotu1 25th July 2008, 13:50 Quote
my gripe with MK is that it's not as fluid as any of the other beat em ups. the moves feel so set and jerky and they dont flow well from one to the other. Also, I don't like the way they ditch the quarter circle /half circle special move system that street fighter has - probably because i can't be bothered to learn hundreds of different button combinations! aside from this MK is a fun series and i do hope that any MK game returns to the plyability of MK 2.
Mentai 25th July 2008, 14:01 Quote
This game would be better if they replaced the mortal kombat characters with marvel ones. Also, this news story would be better if it said there were never going to be any more mortal kombat games. God mortal kombat's shite
Bauul 25th July 2008, 15:22 Quote
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Originally Posted by Mentai
This game would be better if they replaced the mortal kombat characters with marvel ones. Also, this news story would be better if it said there were never going to be any more mortal kombat games. God mortal kombat's shite

Brilliant games by today's standards? No. Shite? Hardly! The early MKs were fantastically good fun and still lots of enjoyment today. We still occasionally fire up MK Trilogy for some crazy combo fun.
MrMonroe 25th July 2008, 15:37 Quote
Wait, MK9? How did I miss 3-8?
Thacrudd 25th July 2008, 16:19 Quote
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could be designed as a more mature and graphic game than the recent titles in the series.

LOL how much more graphic can you get? I'm always up for some good MK so bring it on.
mmorgue 25th July 2008, 16:27 Quote
If they could capture the initial essence of MK1 and MK2, then it might have a chance.

I remember playing MK1 in the arcades, with people lining up their money along the screen edge to be "in the queue" to play the winner. Mk1 was just stunning. Sure it didn't have some of the combos that SF2 had at the time, but it was damn fun.

Then MK2 popped up at the arcade in Uni and that blew everyone away.
After that one tho, it went down hill in my opinion.

If they can get something with the fighting complexity/depth of the SF series with a novel, original look -- it might work. But IMO, the fighting genre is *not* what it once was...
chiper136 25th July 2008, 17:12 Quote
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Originally Posted by Jack_Pepsi
... and lose. Probably why he's taken to kickin' the crap out of his mother & sister.

Just for the record he never beat up his mother or sister. He beat up some man whilst dealing with the death of his father, and now 2 years on his mother and sister have reported it to the police.

But the bat would kick all their asses, including superman.
Jack_Pepsi 25th July 2008, 17:33 Quote
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Originally Posted by CardJoe
M'eh. Excluding Batman, I'm all about the Marvel comics.

Damn right! Hope y'reading the Civil War series! Oh and a bit of a old one, Batman & Spider-man - pretty damn good if you haven't already read it.
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Originally Posted by chiper136
Just for the record he never beat up his mother or sister. He beat up some man whilst dealing with the death of his father, and now 2 years on his mother and sister have reported it to the police.

But the bat would kick all their asses, including superman.

^^

I was takin' pizz. Batman wouldn't do a thing like that... or would he?

o.O
CardJoe 25th July 2008, 18:49 Quote
In the comics, I think Batman v. Superman ends in mutually assured death. In one of the future stories I remember reading where Batman is the only hero left and superman, working for the CIA, is told to retire him, it ends with Superman and Batman about to finish each other off while in tears. Superman delivering a fatal punch to the face, Batman about to stab him with a kryptonite stilleto.
Sandwich 25th July 2008, 19:50 Quote
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Originally Posted by CardJoe
In the comics, I think Batman v. Superman ends in mutually assured death. In one of the future stories I remember reading where Batman is the only hero left and superman, working for the CIA, is told to retire him, it ends with Superman and Batman about to finish each other off while in tears. Superman delivering a fatal punch to the face, Batman about to stab him with a kryptonite stilleto.

And that's why Marvel kicking DCs ass in terms of sales... lame ass stories and heroes (except batman, which is the only DC hero with some actual depth).
caffin999 26th July 2008, 01:15 Quote
batman would kick their arses! except superman, who would kill him! although he woudn't, then batman would like throw a kryptonite baterang at him! the end! forgive me im drunk!
Bauul 27th July 2008, 11:13 Quote
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Originally Posted by CardJoe
In the comics, I think Batman v. Superman ends in mutually assured death. In one of the future stories I remember reading where Batman is the only hero left and superman, working for the CIA, is told to retire him, it ends with Superman and Batman about to finish each other off while in tears. Superman delivering a fatal punch to the face, Batman about to stab him with a kryptonite stilleto.

A kryptonite stilleto? Like a shoe? Lol, that is the BEST mental image ever.
Solidus 27th July 2008, 13:15 Quote
Another franchise thats been pushed too far. Sometimes, some things should be left to die - Mortal Kombat is approuching that end.
Timmy_the_tortoise 28th July 2008, 12:44 Quote
Sub-zero defeats all.
CardJoe 28th July 2008, 13:29 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bauul
A kryptonite stilleto? Like a shoe? Lol, that is the BEST mental image ever.

It's a knife, dummy. The shoe takes its name from the knife, which has a long thin and pointy blade with no edge, like a heel.

HEELS HEEL HEELS HEELS

...not that it matters. I double checked at the weekend and Batman actually uses a spiked kryptonite knuckleduster.
Timmy_the_tortoise 28th July 2008, 13:37 Quote
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Originally Posted by CardJoe
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Originally Posted by Bauul
A kryptonite stilleto? Like a shoe? Lol, that is the BEST mental image ever.

It's a knife, dummy. The shoe takes its name from the knife, which has a long thin and pointy blade with no edge, like a heel.

HEELS HEEL HEELS HEELS

...not that it matters. I double checked at the weekend and Batman actually uses a spiked kryptonite knuckleduster.

Why did Lex Luthor never just get some Kryptonite bullets?

Or offer Superman a nice cool glass of kryptonade?
Bauul 30th July 2008, 15:18 Quote
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Originally Posted by CardJoe
It's a knife, dummy. The shoe takes its name from the knife, which has a long thin and pointy blade with no edge, like a heel.

HEELS HEEL HEELS HEELS

...not that it matters. I double checked at the weekend and Batman actually uses a spiked kryptonite knuckleduster.

Aww. I was hoping Batman had dressed up as a prostitue and was luring superman to a kinky kryptonorgy of DEATH!
CardJoe 30th July 2008, 16:02 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bauul
kryptonorgy

Best word ever since Bwrist.
mikeuk2004 30th July 2008, 16:23 Quote
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Originally Posted by MrMonroe
Wait, MK9? How did I miss 3-8?

Well 8 is the new MK V Marvel :) Looks good and I might buy it if there is a demo and it holds up :)
Bauul 30th July 2008, 16:38 Quote
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Originally Posted by CardJoe
Best word ever since Bwrist.

The unpronouncable word! Can no-one pronounce it?

NO! Because it's UNPRONOUNCABLE!
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