Monday, April 28, 2008

Mortal Kombat vs. DC Comics - Worlds Collide

Marvel vs. CapcomFollowing the success of company crossover fighting games like Marvel vs. Capcom and X-Men vs. Street Fighter in the 90’s, it was only a matter of time until we saw another versus style arcade game finally developed. Now comes news that Midway and DC Comics are joining forces to bring the heroes of the DC Universe and the warriors of Mortal Kombat together for the very first time in the new Mortal Kombat vs. DC Comics video game.

Mortal Kombat vs. DC Comics - Worlds Collide
As a child of the 90’s I can’t even begin to determine the amount of quarters I spent playing Mortal Kombat back in the day. There was nothing better than beating an opposite and then killing them with Mortal Kombat’s patented “Finishing Move.” And now to be able to control both Mortal Kombat and DC Comic characters in a versus style fighting game might just be the thing needed to finally motivate me to retire my PS2 and look into getting a PS3 or Xbox360.

According to, “there will be two different stories, one told from the side of MK, one from the side of DC, where each universe is invaded by the opposite universe’s characters. These stories will be told in a new version of the traditional single player campaign. The story will be used to balance the fights more evenly, and will do so using established mythology. For instance, the story will feature magic factors, to weaken Superman against a character like Sub-Zero.” (link)

Already confirmed in the game are Superman and Batman from DC and Sub-Zero and Scorpion from Mortal Kombat. Be on the lookout for future confirmed characters and an official release date at In the meantime check out this awesome “first look” trailer for the game, which shows Batman and Sub-Zero going at it Mortal Kombat style.

There has been some serious mixed reactions to the announcement of Mortal Kombat vs. DC Comics, but my favorite commentary on it comes from David Willis’ Shortpacked!. Shortpacked! is one of my favorite webcomics and is updated 3-5 times a week. Check out Willis’ Mortal Kombat vs. DC Comics comic strip below and click here to find out more about Willis and his cast of Shortpacked! characters.

David Willis' Shortpacked!
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