Even the most faithful are a little antsy until a game reaches Gold status; the "no turning back" plateau that says, "yep, it's definitely coming."

Today, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and NetherRealm Studios have announced that Mortal Kombat has officially gone gold for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It will launch on April 19 in North America and April 21 in the UK; feel free to check our news archives for all relevant information. This reboot marks a "triumphant return to the series' mature presentation and a reinvention of its classic 2D fighting mechanic." Featuring an all-new graphics engine, the Fatality and character-specific stages have returned, along with new features like tag team, a deep Story mode, and stereoscopic 3D (exclusive to the PS3). Then there's the Challenge Tower, which is 300 steps long and will tax your abilities to the limit! MK fans have been waiting for such a game; it pays homage to the good ol' days while being a definite upgrade at the same time.

Come on; April isn't exactly jammed with games…this one should be near the top of your priority list.

Related Game(s): Mortal Kombat

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WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

I noticed them putting up an MK billboard this morning on my way downtown, it says "Fatality Lives" lol, there's an oxymoron of sorts.

As and interesting aside I noticed the only billboard that begins the list of platforms on the bottom with "PS3" is the Portal 2 one, weird huh?

Godslim
Godslim
9 years ago

sounds cool man hope i get to see one

0_o
0_o
9 years ago

Kratos is back as well! 😉

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

well, he can simply climb up out of the underworld whenever he wishes so…

Godslim
Godslim
9 years ago

hehe he did it in 2 and 3 lol
tho the underworld is kaput now :S
ahhh its kratos im sure he found a legit way

Alienange
Alienange
9 years ago

He did it in all three and it was epic every time.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

I'm gonna do that when I die.

Godslim
Godslim
9 years ago

lol good plan world
and oh yeh he did do it in 1 i forgot lol


Last edited by Godslim on 4/5/2011 6:01:23 PM

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

Although the demo looked cool, this is just not my kind of game, a little too visceral and blood ridden. But then again, that's what the game is known for – Finish Him!

I'll pass, and await Soul Calibur 5.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

My favorite thing about SC is the soul creator, I hope it just keeps getting better and more customizable. Must…control…every detail.

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

Wasn't the soul creator lesser in SC4 compared to SC3? I remember people complaining about it

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

I sure as heck didn't think so, I could recreate anyone in SC4 and almost no one in SC3. You couldn't even alter their body style.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

Yes and no. Create a Soul in SC4 was more capable in some ways, but the selection of items was smaller, and you actually had a little more flexibility in SC3's creator – IIRC there was one more optional item you could change on the character. Plus the character changed their style of combat based on the weapon, you were not limited to selecting clothing for your desired character based on the point bonuses you go, and there was more for your custom character to do in SC3. SC4 is graphically superior, and there are some ways in which the create a should is more flexible than Sc3. but I miss the shop girls, and I preferred the weapon based fighting styles and class leveling through play as a way to improve your fighter.

I liked the slight RPG feel that the game had with SC3, your character creator and leveling system combined with the individual adventure element of the Chronicles Of The Sword was extremely playable and far, far more satisfying that the annoying tower of Souls. I got within about 6 floors of the top and can get no further thanks to the incredibly cheap AI.

Both have their plus and minus points. SC4 shines graphically and by offering online play. SC3 did everything right in terms of the solo experience. Combining the two would produce a near perfect SC game.

5 thumbs down for saying not my cup of tea, but each to their own? Wow. Odd trends around here right now.


Last edited by TheHighlander on 4/5/2011 3:20:21 PM

kraygen
kraygen
9 years ago

Don't worry highlander, some people are just so crazy about a specific game or series that saying you don't like it is blasphemous and they take it personally.

MK I find to be one of my favorite fighting games when done right, but fighting games are near the bottom of my list of games to purchase. Right above music games and fps.

However I know how the MK fans feel, I hear people say they don't like White Knight and I wanna smack em. =)

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

Thanks for the detailed comparison explanation there, Highlander.

And while I can play GoW and MK with all of their blood and gore just fine, I can get pretty grossed out by some animal meats sold in stores. The other night my wife asked me to pick up a pork shoulder from Walmart. While I was in the meat section I saw some pretty disgusting looking meat stuff that nearly made me want to puke. Anyway, what I'm saying is that video game gore and real life gore has a completely different effect on me.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
9 years ago

Can't wait! From what I've seen they put a lot of effort on the storylines, can't wait to watch it all.

I think this is the fighter I'll be playing the most this year.

CrusaderForever
CrusaderForever
9 years ago

+1!

karneli lll
karneli lll
9 years ago

Thank the stars characters like Bo Raicho and Kenshin are DLC, most uninteresting DLC ever

slugga_status
slugga_status
9 years ago

April 19 isn't coming fast enough for me. I've needed a new fighter in my arsenal since SSFIV. I've been a fan since the beginning…I'm anxious to try out the tag team dynamic b/c I want to see what type of combos I can string together.

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
9 years ago

If Kratos wasn't in this game, I would be passing on this franchise.

Kratos provides something new to me, and that alone has guaranteed a purchase.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
9 years ago

It really NAILS it for a lot of us. Including me.
Kratos in this game fits perfectly and will undoubtedly be my main character aside from Jade.

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

Thinks of Official MK movie soundtrack*

"Sub-Zero!! ancient Chinese ninja warrior!! With a heart sooo cold."

That's right, ninja came from China =p

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

haha

frylock25
frylock25
9 years ago

the movies are coming out on blu ray and have a code for an old school jade costume.

also only on the BD TIE-IN ANIMATED ADVENTURE MORTAL KOMBAT: THE JOURNEY BEGINS

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
9 years ago

Really? I have to check this out

frylock25
frylock25
9 years ago

yea for sure both will be out on april 19th same time as the game.

coverton341
coverton341
9 years ago

Best news ever. I am going insane waiting on the 19th to get here. I keep playing the demo over and over and over. I am going to lose so many hours to MK this time around.

Alienange
Alienange
9 years ago

Funny, the beginning of your article reminded me of the good old days when I would frequent gonegold dot com to see if my next favorite was REALLY going to make it.

gumbi
gumbi
9 years ago

Near the top? This IS the top. I really can't wait for this game. It's exactly what all us old MK fans have been pining for.

DirtySkillzHD
DirtySkillzHD
9 years ago

Yup gumbi ur right its what we all been waiting for

DjEezzy
DjEezzy
9 years ago

This game sounds like its going to be a blast to play. May have to trade in some games to get both Socom and MK. I want portal 2 as well but i just don't have that kind of cash with 2 kids. Maybe there will be deals around that time at best buy or toys r us. Hopefully…

tlpn99
tlpn99
9 years ago

I thought you could fight against Kratos but not be him ? Is he a playable character now ? Getting this in the UK on April 21st day after my birthday April 20th so Birthday money will be buying me this if I get money that is, if not I'll still be buying it anyway. 🙂

slugga_status
slugga_status
9 years ago

You could always use Kratos. You just can't use him in story mode.

Lairfan
Lairfan
9 years ago

Yep, Kratos is a playable character.

Lairfan
Lairfan
9 years ago

Can't wait for this! This is gonna be the first fighting game I've bought in quite a while. Glad to see that good ol MK is back!

kraygen
kraygen
9 years ago

I wasn't exactly doubting it so this comes as no surprise to me, I would fear for a studio that teased an MK release. I think fans would be finding new and interesting fatalities to perform on said studio.

DirtySkillzHD
DirtySkillzHD
9 years ago

One of the first multi plat game of this year that is actually worth my money cough+ cough+ black ops

___________
___________
9 years ago

soooooooo cant wait to get this!
hopefully i get it this time!
last time i bought something off ebay, well 3 months later and STILL waiting!
i swear to god if that happens this time, the fatalities in MK will look like childsplay once im done with the seller!

Robochic
Robochic
9 years ago

Played the demo it was fun, playing Kratos will be great.

Robochic
Robochic
9 years ago

Played the demo it was fun, playing Kratos will be great.