Mortal Kombat 9 Planned As A Mature Return To Form

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We sat down with Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon tonight to chat about his latest project, Mortal Kombat Vs. DC Universe. Once again, we pestered Mr. Boon about the scrapped version of Mortal Kombat 8, once described by the long-term Midway dev as being heavily inspired by the look of Gears of War.


While that grittier, darker version of MK didn't make it far beyond the technology development stages — Boon told us there was little in the way of concept art for the grimier spin on the series — the next next Mortal Kombat may strive for more blood, more violence, more of everything that warrants an M-rating.

The artistic vision of a less saturated, less Superman filled fighter is still swimming around Boon's head, a title that may rest on the success of MK vs. DC. We spent more time with the crossover fighter tonight and talked with Boon about plenty of other MK-related topics. Tune in tomorrow for the rest of our conversation.



I think in this case you're not exactly understanding the fighting game community. Consider a fighting game sequel to be an evolution of a ruleset for say, a sport and you're getting there. When I play, Guilty Gear X3, as a hypothetical example, I don't want a 3D Tekken style fighter with an all-new cast and aesthetic and everything else, I want an evolution of the game with balance issues smoothed out, a few characters added to the roster to round out gameplay and maybe a few new perks. If I wanted to play an all-new ground-breaking fighting game... I'd try.. you know, a new fighting game. That's just kind of the way it works with fighters, and you know, even to an extent sequels of any real compareable MP game. If you want originality, why are you looking to a sequel for it?