Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe ready to rumble

Midway's crossover fighter goes gold; Superman and Sonya prepare to throw down on November 16.

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Soon gamers will have an answer to the question, "How would Mortal Kombat's Kano fare in a fight against Superman?" Of course, it doesn't matter if they never actually asked that question, because Midway apparently did, and it's about ready to reveal the answer.

Midway announced today that Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe has gone gold for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. With development on the game complete, the publisher reiterated its previously set street dates of November 16 in North America and November 21 in Europe.

Although the Mortal Kombat line has seen an abundance of sequels and spin-offs, this is the first time it has ventured into crossover territory with another brand. However, the union of the violent fighting franchise with the larger mass appeal of the DC Universe required a number of compromises. For one, the game had to be made with a T-for-Teen rating, which led developers to tone down a bit of the series' signature gore, and replace some characters' fatalities with decidedly less gruesome "heroic brutalities."

As for the storyline explanation for the crossover, an unspecified cataclysmic event causes the Mortal Kombat and DC universes to begin merging. Each world sees itself as being attacked by the other, and their respective characters join the fight to repel the strange invaders. To help pen the tale, Midway has enlisted comic creators Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Grey. The two have worked together previously on a number of DC and Marvel comics, including Jonah Hex and Shana the She-Devil.

For more on the game, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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