The first season of ‘Mortal Kombat Legacy’ was a gritty and pretty spectacular reimagining of the Mortal Kombat franchise. Like a good MK sequel, it will add new fighters to the roster, including Liu Kang, Kung Lao, Kenshi, and Ermac. You can expect more rivalries, bloodshed, and origin stories as the warriors fight for Earthrealm. Personally, I’m most looking forward to seeing Sub-Zero and Scorpion fight, because I can never get enough of that.
No word on when we can expect it outside of a nebulous “Koming Soon,” but I’m sure the wait will be worth it. That first season was fantastic. Grab some popcorn and check out the new trailer after the jump. READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting is excited to bring you an exclusive interview with KMFDM frontman Sascha Konietzko! Head on below to hear about the new album Kunst, Sascha on Depeche Mode, the tribute song to Pussy Riot, and much more!
Kunst, their 18th studio album, will be released on Feb. 26th via Metropolis Records. Pre-order bundles are available here. READ MORE
This is my new favorite video, especially because it reeks of irony.
It’s a little known fact that the backstory to the infamous “Mortal Kombat” was to be a video game adaptation of Newt Arnold’s 1988 classic Bloodsport.
The character of Johnny Cage was inspired by Frank Dux, played by Jean-Claude Van Damme in the violent martial arts film.
So when I saw the following YouTube mash-up, I lost my shit. YouTube user “VanDammeFan2009″ created a “Mortal Kombat” spoof in which he edits in action footage from Bloodsport into the game. Here’s his description: “Van Damme plays Johnny Cage, an ego driven Hollywood superstar who decides to test his fighting skills in the deadly tournament know as Mortal Kombat!”
It’s amazing, especially if you’re as big of a Bloodport fan as I am. “You break my record, now I break you.” READ MORE
While we sit and wonder if Warner Bros. is just taking forever, or if the lawsuit is holding up any progression on the long-gestured remake, writer/director Kevin Tancharoen revealed at the San Diego Comic-Con that a second season of the Mortal Kombat: Legacy webseries is officially on the way.
“I can break the silence and tell you guys what it’s going to be about. It’s going to be about the actual Mortal Kombat tournament this time,” says Tancharoen.
Season One of the 9-episode series from Tancharoen (“Mortal Kombat: Rebirth”) expands the mythos of the popular Mortal Kombat video game franchise and currently has garnered millions of hits on YouTube.
“Mortal Kombat: Legacy” takes place before the events of the original game and tells the background stories of several characters from the franchise, culminating in their reasons for participating in the upcoming tenth Mortal Kombat tournament, on which the first game was based. The episodes in the anthology are non-linear with minimal continuity, and each devoted to the story of a specific character or characters.-Wiki
Studio ADI, who did all of the practical effects work on Universal’s The Thing premake before dumping CGI all over it, has dug deep into the archives for the following.
Above you’ll watch a behind-the-scenes look at one of the creature effects from Paul W.S. Anderson’s 1995 Mortal Kombat, the first live action adaptation of the popular Midway arcader.
Check out “the mighty Goro from ‘Mortal Kombat’ in all his animatronic glory! State of the art in 1995 meant heavy electric motors to drive Goro’s upper arms, controlled by a telemetry suit feeding info through an umbilical into the 120-pound hero animatronic suit and early lip synch playback to pre-recorded dialogue. Also some quick cuts of the incredibly patient Martial Arts Trainer and Stunt Coordinator, Pat Johnson, who had worked with such icons as Bruce Lee and Steve McQueen.” READ MORE
Making a few phone calls and doing quite a bit of digging I was able to get some fresh information regarding Warner Bros. Pictures’ forthcoming Mortal Kombat reboot.
With Kevin Tancharoen still attached to direct from Oren Uziel’s screenplay, we’ve exclusively discovered that the live-action reboot will follow a lowly unlucky supermarket employee who discovers that he has out of this world powers and must decide between good and evil, even though the evil side has helped him discover his true potential and who he really is.
The franchise – based on the the video game of the same name created by Ed Boon & John Tobias – follows the best fighters from around the globe who are summoned to an island to compete in a tournament whose outcome will determine the fate of the entire planet. READ MORE
Mortal Kombat is ‘getting over here’ on the Playstation Vita. (That was for Adam) If you check out the video below, you can see you’ll be able to fight using your Playstation Vita’s camera. What does that mean? Your surroundings becoming the games surroundings. Fight your friends on your Vita with your bathroom as the background, as you shit and use fatalities.
The game is said to have tons of new contest as well as a new challenge tower with 150 new missions, touch screen fatalities and more. The game will be coming out sometime this spring, and the Vita will be coming out next week on the 22nd. So, who’s getting one? READ MORE
If you’re a patient gamer, or a poor one at that, you’re always better off waiting to get your hands on a game you want until the price drops. Or they release a game of the year edition, or in this case, the Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition. If you were patient enough to wait you get a ton of bonus items for cheaps.
Are you ready for this? Apart from the full game, you get: All previously released downloadable content, plus digital downloads of the 2011 release of Mortal Kombat: Songs Inspired by the Warriors album with a bonus track, and the 1995 Mortal Kombat film on the PlayStation Store or Xbox Live Zune. The DLC includes fan-favorite warriors Skarlet, Kenshi and Rain, as well as the infamous dream stalker Freddy Krueger. The game also offers 15 Klassic Skins and three Klassic Fatalities (Scorpion, Sub-Zero and Reptile). Mortal Kombat: Songs Inspired by the Warriors is a collection of electronic music inspired by the game and is executive produced by JFK (of the DJ/ production duo MSTRKRFT and Death From Above 1979). No price has been set yet, but I would place it somewhere around 40 bucks. February 28th is the day, on the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. READ MORE
Remember when I asked you to tell me what your favorite (and least favorite) horror games of 2011 were? I realize that was way back in 2011 so it might be a little hazy, but it happened, and now I have the results. After slaving away over a hot computer, picking through thousands of votes across 13 categories, I now have your winners.
The biggest surprise came from how many times Dead Space 2 and Dead Island butted heads, fighting for first place; apparently you all love those two games (and for good reason). So without further ado, let’s see who the winners are! READ MORE
While we exclusively broke this news back in January of 2010, the success of the webseries has prompted Warner Bros. Pictures to move ahead with their remake of Mortal Kombat with Kevin Tancharoen directing the new adaptation of the classic 1990s fighting game.
The movie deal marks the end of a journey for Tancharoen, who will direct the new movie, says THR. Tancharoen directed a short film “Mortal Kombat: Rebirth” as a proof of concept for a Kombat movie he tried to pitch. A huge fan of the video game, he enlisted Oren Uziel to write the short and hired actors such as Michael Jai White and Jeri Ryan.
The short was viewed more than 10 million times on YouTube, and although no movie deal materialized, he was asked to direct the 10-episode web series, which debuted in April, attracting more than 50 million unique visitors. Watch them all here.
Off that success, Warners and New Line execs thought it was time to try to revisit a big-screen effort. (New Line made a Mortal Kombat movie in 1995, which grossed more than $70 million domestically and helped launch a directing career for Paul W. S. Anderson. A follow-up movie in 1997, however, fizzled.) Uziel is returning to write the new movie.
If you haven’t played Mortal Kombat yet then you should. I’ve heard it’s pretty good, in fact, I’ve heard it’s a bloodbath to remember. Most people seem to agree that the series has finally returned to what made the series great in the first place, and that’s buckets of gore, sick fatalities, and excessive violence (and not to mention a ton of content). While speaking to MCVUK, president of WB Interactive Martin Tremblay gave out some pretty impressive news.
Bringing the series back to its roots turned out to be a pretty fantastic idea since Mortal Kombat is on the verge of passing the 3 million sold mark. Tremblay continued by saying “With the launch of Mortal Kombat, we have already paid for the acquisition of the Midway assets, and we are just beginning to leverage this acquisition with much more to come.” That’s good news for fans because now that the series has proven itself to be a bloody cash cow that means the inevitable sequel will get more resources so it’ll be even better.READ MORE
The hit fan-made web-series will bring the fight to high-definition in November!
In an early announcement to retailers, Warner Premiere has revealed Mortal Kombat: Legacy for a Blu-ray release on November 8, reports high Def Digest.
The 9-episode series from Kevin Tancharoen (‘Mortal Kombat: Rebirth’) expands the mythos of the popular Mortal Kombat Video Game franchise and currently has over 12,000,000 hits on YouTube. You can watch them ALL beyond the break.
Specs have yet to be revealed, but supplements include: Mortal Kombat Legacy: Fights – A look at the role Fatalities and hyper-violence play in the Mortal Kombat storytelling process. Included within the piece is a detailed exploration of the fights and stunts staged during the production of the web-series and Mortal Kombat Legacy: Fan Made – Go inside the mind of Mortal Kombat super fan Kevin Tancharoen and uncover his passion and vision that brought Mortal Kombat: Legacy to life.
Blu-ray exclusives include: Mortal Kombat Legacy: Expanding The Netherrealm — Multi-chapter documentary brings the Mortal Kombat universe to life; Mortal Kombat: Mysticism – Discover the powers that define the characters; Mortal Kombat: Gear – Explore all the weapons that make Mortal Kombat fighting unique. READ MORE
All you video game horror nerds have been rolling around in your graves waiting for Freddy to finally come out for download on Mortal Kombat. Well, stop rolling around and get to your consoles because Freddy is waiting for you! Check out his vignette below. They aren’t just throwing him into the game, but gave him a sweet back story as to why he is in the game and why he has 2 claws.
You can buy Freddy for $4.99 on the Playstation Network, or 400 Microsoft Boo Hoo It’s Not The Original Freddy points on Xbox Live. Freddy comes with a complete move-set, an arcade ladder story ending and two fatalities. READ MORE
SoulCalibur gets Star Wars figures, I say meh. Dead or Alive gets a Spartan, I say who cares?Mortal Kombat gets Kratos and now it’s also getting Freddy Fucking Kreuger? I think I just wet myself in a totally manly way. Since its release there’s been a steady trickling of new characters that began with Scarlet and was followed by Kenshi and Rain. Now they’re taking everything to the next level with the burned man from all our nightmares, Freddy Kreuger. See him in action below.
I’m not one to complain when awesome things to happen so all I’ll say is I would’ve preferred the classic Freddy, versus the new Jackie Earle Haley version. But really, who cares? We get to kick ass as Freddy Kreuger. You might be wondering when this scrumptious manmuffin will be making his way to Mortal Kombat? Thankfully, we won’t have to wait long; Freddy gives us a much needed dose of nightmarish hack ‘n slash when Freddy releases on August 9th. READ MORE
Rain is an old Mortal Kombat character that not many of you would remember. I know I didn’t. He was an unplayable “joke” character in Mortal Kombat 3, and it would seem a lot of fans searched for him but to no avail. He would wear purple and was seemingly named after Prince’s Purple Rain. It would also be later found out he is a prince. Redonkulous.
However, Rain, though he started out as a joke, actually made an appearance in Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3. Moving forward amicably, Rain will be downloadable on the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 on July 19th. READ MORE
The video below tells you all about how Kenshi got his mysterious powers, blindness, and his kick ass sword. You’ll be able to purchase Kenshi on July 5th for 400 Microsoft Blood Curdling Screams on 360, or $4.99 on PlayStation Network. Also on July 5th will be a free compatibility pack featuring two klassic skins – Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3-inspired Noob Saibot and Smoke.
We already got a chance to see new warrior SKARLET, and she’s going to be pretty hard to top. But I would have to say, a blind fighter who uses telekinesis to cut your ass up with his sword…pretty close.
Skarlet is the 1st of 4 new Mortal Kombat characters that you will be able to buy and kill with. The cost (per character) is going to be $4.99 on the Playstation 3, or 400 Microsoft Total Bullshit Points on the Xbox 360. June 21st the characters will be released, so expect to see the rest quite soon.
Also coming out June 21st are 2 klassic skins for free. Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, inspired Cyrax and Sektor. Mortal Kombat is out now on the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360, and you should probably pick it up seeing as it’s the best MK game ever. READ MORE
If you were lucky enough to get this as a pre-order bonus, then by all means stop reading now. But if you are a poor schlub and had to go buy the game used, you’ll be interested to know all about it. The Klassic Skins pack will include klassic character skins for Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Reptile, Ermac, Mileena, Jade and Kitana and klassic fatalities for Reptile, Scorpion and Sub-Zero.
The pack will be released June 7th on the PSN for $4.99 and XBLA for 400 Microsoft Klassic Fight Points. READ MORE
Mortal Kombat is out, it’s awesome, and even better are the fatalities. But you wonder, how do they make them happen? Well if you watch the video below the devs show you all the MK magic behind the scenes with fatalities.
The latest episode of Mortal Kombat: Legacy has gone live, featuring a whole slew of new characters – Kitana, Mileena, Shao Kahn, Queen Sindel AND Baraka – and our first look at director Kevin Tancharoen’s interpretation of Edenia. The episode is set outside of the “real world” entirely, and has quite a few animation sequences (most likely because of budget constraints). Despite looking extremely cheap (more so than past episodes), I think the epic scope they’re setting up is really admirable (and fun!).
Tancharoen who directed and produced the popular, unofficial “Mortal Kombat: Rebirth” fan short that garnered over 10 million views worldwide, is bringing the same immersive directing style to this live-action digital new media series. Fans will be able to delve deep into the history of the warriors they know and love including “Sub-Zero” and “Scorpion.”