MK vs. DC Universe enters ring Nov. 16

Midway's first all-new Mortal Kombat installment on the Xbox 360 and PS3 throws down against comic foes next month.

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It has been a dubious proposition from the beginning. How can Midway make a new Mortal Kombat game that lacks the franchise's seemingly requisite guts, gore, and excruciating executions? Today, Midway revealed just when gamers will learn the answer to that question, saying that Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe will arrive for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in North America on November 16, with the European release following on November 21.

The reason for the T for Teen rating, of course, stems from Midway's partnership with DC Comics. Despite that rating, creator Ed Boon assured GameSpot in an interview that Mortal Kombat's first all-new appearance on the 360 and PS3 would retain the franchise's signature brand of hyperviolent fighting.

In all, MK vs. DC Universe will include 22 fighters, 11 from each brand. To complement Midway's lineup of bloodied soldiers, such as Scorpion, Sub-Zero, and Raiden, DC will lend a number of its prize fighters, including Superman, Batman, and The Joker. And to help explain exactly how the MK and DC universes became intertwined, Midway has signed on comic scribes Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Grey to write the game's story.

For more on MK vs. DC Universe, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

Discussion

113 comments
Ryanj93
Ryanj93

sick i might get this game for sure

PhoenixVenom
PhoenixVenom

looks good to me, i cant wait. should be gettin it for x-mas and looking foward to destroying superman

Media_Mind
Media_Mind

I'm excited to see what score it'll get!

firehawk998
firehawk998

I agree with ashalldredge. This game is confusing. I dont know whether i like the game or hate it. The gameplay looks good but the graphics to me sucked. Like the idea of the DC characters but hate the Teen Rating. Well anyway these things can be answered when the game comes out.

otanikun
otanikun

This game is going to be pretty darn fun, I can't wait to get my hands on this one.

MK-DA
MK-DA

Gamespot hasn't shown much of this game, go to gamesradar and see the last vid with joker's 2nd fatality. It pretty much explains every new mode added in this game. I hate it when ppl jump to conclusions too fast.

krishan2247
krishan2247

i dont get why they mixed DC and MC??? its like some developer got high one day and BAM!! DC vs MC.....

iceveiled
iceveiled

I predict a 7.0 at best. I'll probably rent it. I bought the last 2 MK games and they get old after a week anyway.

Jebril
Jebril

Expect a 6.0 mediocre - crap fighter from Midway........AS EXPECTED.

FidelSarcastro
FidelSarcastro

I still cant make up my mind if I love or hate this game. I mean I had some doubts, especially with the fatalities but upon seeing the jokers fatality I feel better about that. Still I mean the idea that they are pairing Mortal Kombat with a freaking Comic book franchise really makes me feel that Mortal Kombat has jumped the shark. I mean I understand their dilemma, yall have done everything that can be done with it. from Sequels to Tie-ins to double dipping (mortal kombat 3 and ultimate mortal kombat 3). I was hopeful that they would go along with what they were gonna do after Armageddon and do a quasi-reboot on the franchise, bring in a whole new crop of mortal kombat characters. though I guess those plans are in hold till MK vc DC is out and they get some rest before starting the next real chapter in the mortal kombat series.

eetz
eetz

whaaaat 6 days more jajaja

kos1085
kos1085

I was thinking of getting this game but now that is releasing in Nov, I am not getting it cause there are way too many better games coming out.

Soundwave079
Soundwave079

It doesn't hurt to try this game, I actually enjoyed Marvel vs Capcom on my Dreamcast. I still play it though lol I wish they would make a remake or another sequal of it with alot more characters! I also hope that this game have more than 22, maybe some secret fighters or something...

blaze_raiden
blaze_raiden

to all those people saying wtf and it's not going to do good... GET OVER IT! you're probably going to buy it anyway so stop hating on it.

splendormk7
splendormk7

this is an innovation. to me, it will be better than MK:deadly alliance, deception and armageddon. but it can't be succeed as much as mk2 and umk3 not at all. we are gonna have more fun with mk vs. dc. it is obvious. so we'll love it

griffinshotc
griffinshotc

I guess some people are afraid of change. This should be a great fighting game for the next generation consoles. I have a feeling that a lot of thoughts are going to change once this game is released.

splendormk7
splendormk7

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splendormk7

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liveforever89
liveforever89

They will have Fatalities people. Learn how to read. And some of them look pretty cool; Joker shoots his opponent in the head FFS . . .

hiway2hell
hiway2hell

This actually has a story? Someone tell me what it is cuz im in the mood for a good laugh

derek3257
derek3257

How else is the gaming world supposed to expand if new unique ideas are not considered? How many people thought Marvel vs. Capcom was a dumb idea when they first heard it? Open your minds and broaden your horizons nay sayers, today is a new day and in a world of me too's new ideas stand a better chance of being accepted than the same game with a new coat of paint on it. Wake up and smell the fresh ideas. I approved this message.

Viral-venom13
Viral-venom13

This new path in the Mortal Kombat series looks interesting, i'd look forward to see how it plays out!!

ninja_where
ninja_where

On the good side, it will allow MK to be approved by parents for children who are fans of the game. On the really pointless and stupid side, it's not the traditional anymore and it's just wrong to see an MK game without Sub-Zero ripping the spine off.

Rizanks
Rizanks

Exactly what Lexxzilla said. Fatalities for MK and some of the DC Bad guys. The Heroes of DC will have Brutalities. Regardless if they're MK or DC guys, there will still be the MK style of fighting and it will be fun. Not sure if I'm ready to give up playing Ultimate MK3 on Xbox Live yet though LOL! This will probably be late December purchase for me, but I'm sure I'll be picking it up.

Lexxzilla
Lexxzilla

Do you people read previews? The game will have fatalities! Alot of you look so ignorant for posting rants about no fatalities in the game. Gamespot even has a video of a Joker fatality. Read first, play the game, and then make judgements.

INMATEofARKHAM
INMATEofARKHAM

Still wish we were looking at two separate games that could be connected somehow for online fighting or whatnot... I would like to see a full roster of DCU and, like most, I would like to see MK stay truer to its past...

zeke2040
zeke2040

the only reason why i'll get this game, is to kill super-man and wonder-woman, anything less the game is lame as heck

Killingspree303
Killingspree303

Great, now let's make Nintendo vs Microsoft vs Sony No really, don't anyone think these games are kind of lame? Putting two universes together and FIGHT! Now that they have started, they're going to make a lot more of these games. And no, SSBB is not a game like this. It's all Nintendo (except Sonic and Snake)

lamprey263
lamprey263

meh, MK lost most of its appeal when it wasn't the most violent game around that parents were warned not to let their kids play... that was over 10 years ago

VenomRitual
VenomRitual

i would be more excited about this game if 1) it were rated M, and 2) if having superman weaker than he should actually be made sense. bring us an MK that is strictly MK midway.

GhostyMcboo
GhostyMcboo

Am I the only person who thinks this was the stupidest idea from the getgo? SAILOR MOON VS. SILENT HILL.. wait that actually sounds good....

jets78
jets78

this game will rock for 29.99

sdkingsht
sdkingsht

who cares...mortal kombat without fatalities is just another ok fighter. it's like need for speed without cops. already been done a million times.

nappan
nappan

If the only thing that makes MK worthwhile is the palette of fatalities (lets face it, everything short of that will make a T rating) then MK is probably NOT worth anything at all. Sorry to say it, but if you're getting your gaming jollies from "Sim Spine Extraction" and not the combat gameplay, graphics or sound...... stop playing games.

Serpaidet
Serpaidet

I'll probably get this just to fight Superman and Sub Zero. Heat ray! Freeze ray! NO U

Myzz617
Myzz617

something else 2 add 2 my collection. not sure what system ima get it for. Hopefully there is online play.

Get_Shorty
Get_Shorty

I'll have to keep a close eye on this game to see how it turns out. It could be a wait for Xmas game or it could be a first day launch game, I'll have to see.

cajunstrike
cajunstrike

Agreed. The 'T for Teens' rating will dissuade many of the Mortal Kombat faithful.

muppen
muppen

Looks cool, I think I'll trade in some finished games for this when I find some time

hi-buzz
hi-buzz

MK VS. DC and rated teen (since when MK games going soft on Gore and fatalities).I'll pass on this one for more mature games like saint's row2, dead space,Gears of War2, and Silent Hill 5...Now get this crap out of my way !!!!

condemned100
condemned100

The Marvel vs Capcom series ia a true fighting game crossover.

AngelCage-2
AngelCage-2

Mortal Kombat was ONCE (a long time ago) a great Series... the king of the hill, but not anymore. Every MK game gets crappier then the one before it. The best MK game: MK2 Hands Down. The recent MK games should be anihilated, and i don't think that any DC character can make good this game. Maybe funny (funny like: "Oh look how silly a Sub-Zero vs Batman match looks") but not good.

AngelCage-2
AngelCage-2

Wow, talk about characters perfect match... even Dc character don't fit between them... come on, Superman vs The Joker??? that's a little dumb if you ask me, and now The joker vs Scorpion. Capcom did an amasing job injecting esteroids in SF crew to make the crossovers and everything match well. CD vs MK just seems like a Marvel vs Capcom wanabee... a crappy wanabee.