Remember 2 days ago when we were all hyped about the Mortal Kombat short that hit YouTube? And we thought it was for a new game, but was really just a proof-of-concept for a new movie?
Yeah, that was a bummer.
But hey, two days later, we have the first details on a BRAND NEW MK coming to PlayStation 3 and XBox 360 in 2011!
Announced today by Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment, the new Mortal Kombat will take the game back to it’s 2D roots (a’la Street Fighter IV), returns the title to it’s M rated state after that Teen rated DC game, and includes Online gameplay, tag-team fighting, and even co-op storyline modes!
Not exciting enough? Here’s the BRAND NEW trailer for the game! The bizarre x-ray shots are an interesting addition to the game, but my god – it’s Mortal Kombat! Inner 11 year old is PSYCHED.
Hit the jump for the full press release. As usual, we should expect more at E3 next week.
What is arguably THE best music game series running today is growing into it’s third installment, and as I reported last month, Rock Band 3 is growing to include keyboards!
The keyboard in question is a 25-key MIDI keyboard, and is integrated into full game play via charts like those seen in the screenshot above.
If you thought that was enough expansion for the 3rd game, you thought wrong! Rock Band 3 is also expanding to what they call “Pro Mode”, which replaces the typical color charts with real chords to get players acclimated to actually playing real instruments. To take advantage of that, there will be (surprise!) new controllers, including a Fender Stratocaster and Fender Mustang Pro with REAL STRINGS!
Not enough to get excited about? Rock Band 3 includes 83 songs on disc (not including all the hundreds available as downloadable content), and an initial list of tracks has been revealed (RILO KILEY! METRIC! SPACEHOG! QUEEN!), which I’ve included below.
Combat Baby — Metric
Dead End Friends — Them Crooked Vultures
Get Free — The Vines
Lasso — Phoenix
Me Enamora — Juanes
Oh My God — Ida Maria
Portions of Foxes — Rilo Kiley
The Hardest Button to Button — The White Stripes
Been Caught Stealing — Jane’s Addiction
In the Meantime — Spacehog
Plush — Stone Temple Pilots
Walkin’ on the Sun — Smash Mouth
Crazy Train — Ozzy Osbourne
Here I Go Again — Whitesnake
I Love Rock and Roll — Joan Jett
Just Like Heaven — The Cure
Rainbow in the Dark — Dio
The Power of Love — Huey Lewis and the News
Sister Christian — Night Ranger
Bohemian Rhapsody — Queen
Break On Through — The Doors
Crosstown Traffic — Jimi Hendrix
There is no set release date for Rock Band 3 yet, but with E3 coming next week, I have a hunch we’ll know very shortly when to expect the game. I’d imagine this Fall.
Yesterday afternoon, the above Mortal Kombat video appeared on YouTube, on the account of “MortalKombatRebirth”, and ever since, the web went APESHIT.
People were speculating up a storm – is it a trailer for a new movie? A teaser for a new game? What’s the idea?!
Well, thanks to Latino Review (who’s full reveal can be read below), an illuminating light has been shone upon this Seven-esq MK video.
It’s a proof of concept short, put together to convince Warner Brothers to fund a new Mortal Kombat film. Featuring Michael Jai White as “Jacks” and Jeri Ryan as Sonya Blade, director Kevin Tancharoen (Fame) seems to already have his cast in mind.
Personally, it looks interesting, but at the same time, feels a bit too removed from the source material. I’m all for realistic takes on existing properties (and post-Black Dynamite, I’m a BIG Jai White fan), but really? We’re going to serious up one of the most fun/goofy fighting game series ever? It smells a lil’ fan fictiony. Speak of the gore all you want, but MK was built on goofy blood and Friendships and other silly stuff.
Considering the INTENSE amount of webhype though? I wouldn’t be surprised to see this new Mortal Kombat film fast-tracked for a 2011-2012 release.
It’s funny, over the 2 years I’ve been running Blast-O-Rama, we’ve gone through phases.
It was all Dark Knight all the time, all Kick-Ass all the time, and now, we’re looking at all Scott Pilgrim all the time.
Hopefully you’ll forgive this transgression, as today the SUPER awesome Scott Pilgrim vs. The World related news is the first hands-on report of the video game, provided by Game Informer.
If you missed the details so far, here’s what we knew: the game was a 2D game with art from Paul Robeson (creator of amazing 8-bit animated films across the web), music by amazing chiptune artists Anamanaguchi, and was being developed by Ubisoft.
Now, we can add even more awesome and exciting details.
There are multiple playable characters, each with their own movesets. Seen thus far are Scott (obv), Ramona Flowers, Stephen Stills and Kim Pine. More are apparently unlocked in-game.
Up to four-players can brawl at once.
It’s ostensibly a River City Ransom clone, appropriate if you’ve ever read the comics.
The game is inspired more by the comics than the movies, with appropriate 8-bit animated cut scenes, and levels based on the comics (Level 3 takes from Volume 3, Scott Pilgrim & The Infinite Sadness, appropriately.)
The game is due to hit the PlayStation Network at first in August, with 360 getting it later. How long the exclusivity is has yet to be announced.
I am WAYYY too excited for this. Click through for more details & screenshots!