Almost everyone that grew up in the 80’s and 90’s will be very familiar with a little game called Mortal Kombat. It was one of the first tv games that allowed us little kids to vent and act out all our frustrations by performing a number of ridiculously over the top fatalities as soon as we heard the words… FINISH HIM. Since then the game series lost its way a little, in the process releasing 2 horrible Mortal Kombat movies (which I still watched- I am that much of a fan).
Now… on April 19 2011 Mortal Kombat returns to the next gen platforms of Xbox360 and Ps3 by taking things old school. The brand new Mortal Kombat (MK9) is once again a 2d fighter instead of the overly-elaborate 3d version with free movement around the entire fight arena (something that fans have been crying out for since theywent 3d). In addition this particular game has been made EXTRA gory with INSANE amounts of blood splashing everywhere even from the smallest punch! Top notch!
The basic plot behind this game goes like this:
After centuries of Mortal Kombat, Emperor Shao Kahn had finally defeated Raiden and his allies. Faced with extinction, Raiden has one last chance to save Earthrealm. To undo the Emperor’s victory, he must strike Shao Kahn where he is vulnerable…the Past. (thats right, time travel).
The new Mortal Kombat introduces a number of game-play features including tag team and the most extensive story mode of any fighting game- ever. Players can choose from an extensive lineup of the game’s iconic warriors and challenge their friends in traditional 1 vs. 1 matches, or take on several new game modes. There has also been the addition of A “super meter”, which can be charged by various actions during battle such as performing a combo or getting hit by the opponent. The super meter can be charged to three levels which if used up will either enhance a special attack, interrupt a combo, or cause the attacker to perform a super combo called an X-ray move. During these X-ray moves, the camera will zoom in and will show an inside view of the character who is being attacked while bones and organs are broken or ruptured. (woohoo)
Check out the game trailer over here: