Mortal Kombat. Oh how the mighty have fallen. The fighting game that was so controversial that it birthed the ESRB, has slipped from the spotlight since its creation in 1992. Not to say that the series has been a failure, as 7 installments, several ports, and 2 movies can't be called a failure. Rather, in the explosion of the gaming industry, Mortal Kombat as become increasingly irrelevant.
Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe is an attempt to revitalize the series. So... what's been hot lately? Comic books! In a strange twist that none of us saw coming, Mortal Kombat has shed its legendary "M" rating and has added opponents in the likes of Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman. Um... what?
I guess this isn't all that strange given the shenanigans of the fighting genre as of late. Gamers have seen Marval vs. Capcom for ages and Soul Caliber has featured everyone from Link to Yoda. Heck, Super Smash Brothers is built on fighters from extremely different origins battling it out. But why you, Mortal Kombat?
Who knows, this game could be a huge success. I am simply skeptical that Mortal Kombat can draw an audience after dropping it's token "M" rating, even if it is riding on batman's coattails. I guess we will have to wait and see if the fanboys can save the struggling franchise.
For those of you who doubt it, Laura is returning in another installment of Tomb Raider this week. And Chrono Trigger comes out next week. Admit it, if this line up was coming out all at the same time 10 years ago, you would be overjoyed. I'm still holding out for the Final Fantasy VII remake...
For those of you who might be interested in Sub-Zero's battle with Joker, here is a little trailer to spice up your appetite:
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