MK vs DC includes 'modified fatalities'
When Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe was announced we assumed that the game's violence level would be downgraded to accommodate the new partnership, apparently we were only slightly correct.
In an interview with GameTap, Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon notes the team at Midway has never mentioned the loss of fatalities in the latest installment of the franchise. "We did acknowledge that we won't be able to do the same kinds of outrageous moves, like tearing someone's [sic] head off and the spine being attached to it," he says, adding, "My response is that, no, we're modifying fatalities. But I have every intention to keep finishers."
With that said, we're forced to wait for new video and screens of the game to understand what Boon's definition of "finishers" really is. Is Mortal Kombat really only about violent end-match animations or is that statement akin to claiming Grand Theft Auto is only about killing people? We suspect we'll find out soon when more information on Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe becomes available.
Reader Comments (Page 1 of 1)
5-08-2008 @ 4:46PM
I was hoping for some kind of Scorpion ripping the Flash's head off and crapping down his corpse's neck action. My dreams have dashed-
5-08-2008 @ 4:47PM
MK for good or bad was always about the fatalities.
the game has always been cool imo but fatalities like the first time u witnessed sub zeros head rip were awesome !!! wouldve been cool to do that to batman :-p
lets hope Jonny Cage is back - personal fave
5-08-2008 @ 5:18PM
"someone's" is the correct spelling, no need for the [sic]...
5-08-2008 @ 5:19PM
I came in here to say the same thing
5-09-2008 @ 11:27AM
You know the state of English grammar is sad when people start correcting apostrophes used the RIGHT way.
5-08-2008 @ 5:23PM
So how will any of the MK characters defeat Superman? Dumb idea.
5-08-2008 @ 5:56PM
kryptonite pimp gloves???
i totally agree though this may not be the best franchise mix up but we'll just have to wait and see....
5-08-2008 @ 6:24PM
The real Mr. Funk said...
Mortal Kombat isn't *just* about the fatalities, just like GTA isn't *just* about killing people.
But take either out, and we're talking pg-rated Die Hard - it's *not* the same product, and nobody will give a crap about it.
5-08-2008 @ 6:25PM
I think this is a joke. Batman vs a MC character, WTF!?!? Batman would bust his *$%
5-08-2008 @ 6:29PM
Mortal Kombat isn't just about the fatalities, but it certainly adds to the atmosphere. Why water something down that adds to the game? I'm still skeptical, but at least they're adding "modified" fatalities. I do admit that I did enjoy the over-the-top fatalities.
5-08-2008 @ 7:24PM
john paul said...
IGN apparently said that the game is rated T
so there will be "finishers", but not the kind which we've come to know and love.
5-08-2008 @ 8:03PM
Maybe if every character fighting superman had kryptonite on them it would work fine.
5-08-2008 @ 8:45PM
well if need be i just wont play as the dumb DC characters. Mortal Kombat in HD is good enough for me!
5-09-2008 @ 1:05AM
Jonah Falcon said...
I just want to see a Babality on Superman and Batman. Superbaby and Batbaby! Woo!
5-09-2008 @ 11:36AM
"Is Mortal Kombat really only about violent end-match animations or is that statement akin to claiming Grand Theft Auto is only about killing people?"
Yes, MK is really only about violent end-match animations!
That's what set this game apart from all the other fighting games out there in the first place!