On one hand, Injustice 2 delivers a funhouse-mirror take on DC Comics’ biggest characters, exploring the characters in intriguingly divergent ways. On the other hand, because it’s a fighting game, all the story needs to do is keep ginning up reasons for former Justice Leaguers to punch each other across the world. …
The fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us gave us a world torn apart by conflict between between two of comics’ greatest heroes. Now brutal murderer Superman and “I don’t want to fight you” Batman are back, joining forces against the most diabolical foe the DC Universe has ever faced—loot boxes.
Fighting game enthusiasts have been going over Mortal Kombat X with a fine-toothed comb ever since the game’s first iteration almost a year ago. Tons of secrets and easter eggs have been discovered but fresh ones keep popping up. It’s been one big gory treasure hunt.
There I was, wrapping up a match in Mortal Kombat X and trying to remember the inputs for a finishing move so I could pull off a spectacular win. Then, suddenly, my opponent died in a totally egregious way that I wasn’t expecting! This sudden Brutality reminded me that I’ve always loved Mortal Kombat’s bloody…
This week saw the release of Kombat Pack 2 for the console versions of Mortal Kombat X, which adds Leatherface, Bo Rai Cho, Alien and Tri-Borg. The standalone pack costs $20 but you can try the new characters for free for the next few days.
Hate his crotch punch all you want but Mortal Kombat’s douchiest martial artist has a gift for jawing at his opponents. The zingers he throws at Mortal Kombat X’s newest characters are some of the best yet.
One of the new characters coming to Mortal Kombat X is an amalgam of three man-machine characters from the fighting game franchise’s history. But it turns out that there’s another robot ninja lurking inside that chassis. One who makes things a whole lot cooler.
Out on March 1, Mortal Kombat XL is a new version of last year’s hit fighting game that bundles together the core game and all of the DLC released so far. It’ll include the characters coming with Kombat Pack 2, so it stands to reason that the add-on will be out on or before MKXL’s release date.
The old-school versions of Mortal Kombat were filled with hidden characters, features and in-jokes. You’d only ever see them if you fulfilled certain requirements. The new one has stuff like that, too, but they can be a bit more elusive. Here’s how to trigger a secret showdown in Mortal Kombat X.
“Join the White Lotus” they said. “Align yourself with the godlike defenders of Earthrealm.” So I did, and everybody else decided to be an ice ninja instead. Mortal Kombat X’s Faction War feature makes me sad.
Bizarrely, Mortal Kombat X has a sizable slate of classic Mortal Kombat characters that you can only fight against, not play as, Rain and Baraka foremost among them. Clever players, however, have figured out how to use them in the game’s PC version.
A bunch of new characters are ripping each other’s body parts out in Mortal Kombat X. That’s nothing new in the decades-old fighting series. But, a gay character? That is definitely new.
You want to see, like, 95% of the blood-gushing finishing moves from Mortal Kombat X? Here you go.
The rest of the undead ninja's finishing move is… let's just say you just have to see it.
There's a move at the end of this character reveal that made me wince and go "Ooooh…." Quan Chi, I've always hated you.
The next Mortal Kombat is going deep. Not just in the 'show you highly detailed internal organs' kind of way, either. The newly announced Variations feature and other tweaks in Mortal Kombat X are going to give players other layers of options for how they beat each other up.
There was never any question what the developers of Mortal Kombat were going to use the new consoles' increased processing power for, was there?
Yeah, the way that this video pays homage to the old-school digitized look of the first few Mortal Kombat games is cool. And it’s great that there are nods to signature moments of the latest MK title in there, too. But what really makes this video work is the secret revelation about thunder god Raiden.
Right now, it looks like dev studio NetherRealm is trying to account for as many of DC Comics' heaviest hitters in Injustice as possible. They've just announced that
Captain Marvel Shazam's archenemy will be flying into the fray. Teth-Adam will be joined by Raven, the half-demon empath who's been a stalwart of the…