Mortal Kombat (9) Game Preview

  • Platform: PlayStation 3 & Xbox 360
  • Publisher: Warner Home Video Games
  • Developer: Midway
  • Category: Fighting
  • Price:$59.99, Kollector’s Edition $99.99

With less than week to the release of the next Mortal Kombat title we got our chance to play the game before it’s in the hands of fans looking to cause some pain.

Having a large list of characters to play with, which is way better than just 4 characters from the demo, I couldn’t stop myself from selecting Kratos once I saw that he was unlocked.

I loved watching the trailer that showed off Kratos’ move sets since they meshed well in the world of Mortal Kombat, showing off his moves from God of War. Playing as him is as much fun as watching him, since he can take apart enemies with a huge arsenal of weapon and skills, including a quick time event. What’s even more awesome was his first fatality from God of War.

I wanted to try many of the character and was able to play characters like Jax, Jade, Kung Lao and Cyrax, who all had so many devastating moves, like Johnny Cage’s combo into the groin punch. After some experimenting, I can imagine Kung Lao being a top played character, with some easy to do combos and links that finish with a teleport attack/grab.

Getting to talk with Ed Boon and people who worked on the game, this is a title we can expect good things from. The ability to quick patch the game is a must-have, and the team will be on top of that. For example, when an infinite or something broken is found, it will be really easy to fix it, allowing for a more balanced game for everyone. Other cool features are finding extra fatalities via the game and the return of the krypt to unlock even more content.

Finally, I’d like to tell you about a fun feature this game has for anyone who owns a 3D TV. Mortal Kombat features 3D support and let’s just say that these bloody fatalities never looked so good.

We didn’t get too much of a chance to play with the tag mode of the game, but similar to how Tekken Tag Team, it lets you combo and switch out during moves or grabs. MK allows a more-on-the-fly version with the ability to continue combos with the tag ability leading to nasty and devastating combos.

If you haven’t tried the demo try it out (playable characters: Scorpion, Sub Zero, Mileena and Johnny Cage). It will give you all the bone breaking, decapitating action fans have loved from previous MK titles, also with the return to the old-school gameplay.

The games releases April 19th, 2011 so make sure to get your copy or stay tuned for a full review soon, and don’t forget about the Limited Edition stick for the hardcore tournament fighters since Mortal Kombat (9) is an official Evo 2011 title. It’s an awesome pick up with the awesome ability to store away your game and maybe a few extras.


Mortal Kombat Kollector’s Edition

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