Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe
Mortal Kombat vs DC Shifts 1.8m Copies, Midway Already Hard at Work on Next MK
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Midway today announced that Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe managed to sell 1.8 million copies worldwide. The figure is thought to be above initial expectations, because let's be honest, they wouldn't have announced it otherwise.

Industry veteran and Mortal Kombat co-founder Ed Boon, stated that "Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe was the result of countless hours of hard work by many people, and seeing the game surpass the million-seller plateau makes it worth all the effort."

In closing in the press release, Boon continues to confirm that the next Mortal Kombat (I believe it's 9) is already in development. "We're already hard at work on our next version of Mortal Kombat, and look forward to being able to reveal more details in the future" says Boon.

Can we expect an out-and-out Mortal Kombat title rather than a cross franchise offspring? Our senses tell us yes, so expect blood ... lots and lots of blood.


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Comment #1 by Davey Gravy X07
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 01:25:43 PM
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sweet i still need to pick this up. i heard they toned down the blood which is a shame but still should be good, come on the Batman

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Comment #2 by goothgone
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 01:26:14 PM
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mortal kombat vs dc is crap bring back the gore and blood

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Comment #3 by GUNSLiiNGER
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 01:26:28 PM
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holy crap man, i personally never thought this game would sell that many coppies

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Comment #4 by Cynicalfate
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 01:27:35 PM
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it wasnt really that bad of a game i bought it just because ive gotten ever other mortal combat before it and i still had fun playing the game even if there is less blood

blood isnt everything

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Comment #5 by Medaking
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 01:31:03 PM
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Its ok but I HATE the long range attacks. Really ruins the decent game.

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Comment #6 by Metalbrian2
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 01:34:47 PM
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I want Blood and Gore back in this

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Comment #7 by Xzero
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 01:42:18 PM
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That is good news because Midway was near death for a while after the release of there TNA Impact game.

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Comment #8 by Its From EBAY
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 01:42:24 PM
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Yes I just jizzed my pants a little

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Comment #9 by Aletdownofstate
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 01:44:00 PM
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Oh lord.

Stop making crap MK games plz.


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Comment #10 by Gariom
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 01:44:21 PM
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I just hope the next title actually has blood and gore in it, I felt that this series was going down the same path as Sonic, I certainly hope I'm wrong.

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Comment #11 by 1337Pwner
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 01:49:32 PM
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I had my suspicions about it, and that it wasn't going to be that good, but it really took me by surprise when I played it with my buddy. Of course I got my ass handed to me, but the game felt really smooth to play and it's definitely one of the better next gen fighting games.

Let's hope Street Fighter IV feels this smooth or even smoother than this.

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Comment #12 by mailmanchris
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 02:04:59 PM
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So does this meanthey'll give us some DLC? More characters? Boon hinted at this pre-release but so far... nada

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Comment #13 by Jamie Solo
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 02:16:24 PM
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Comment #14 by bloodswan
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 02:19:15 PM
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Never played MK vs DC and didn't like the look of it though the idea was interesting. I hope they make a game like Deadly Alliance which imo was the best MK game to date. MK needs Reptile!

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Comment #15 by garb77
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 02:20:40 PM
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It would be awesome to some new characters if they release any DLC. I really liked this game, it's not all about blood and gore, I mean, look at soul caliber 4. No blood at all, and still an amazing fighting game. So you can't blame them for tonning it down to have a bigger audience with the teen rating and all, because it still is a great game.

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Comment #16 by Wehttam
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 02:23:11 PM
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Meh i used to like the mortal kombat series, but after the 4th they got bad. Il take tekken any day.

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Comment #17 by Invader Skooj
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 02:26:09 PM
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Oh come on, I don't need that much gore. I thought the recent MKs had too much gore that it became silly and boring.

MK vs DC plays nicely and is balanced. I enjoyed this and if they make more like it, I'll be very happy.

But I still wonder if we're going to get the DLC promised for MK vs DC.

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Comment #18 by CienPR
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 02:34:02 PM
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How about they dont get ahead of themselves and first fix all the bugs this one has...

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Comment #19 by Drunk3nR4d
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 02:37:33 PM
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lol i love how ignorant people go into a comment area and talk crap about a game or say it sucks when the posting stated the game sold 1.8 million copies. apparently it didnt suck.. they are all rich and your sitting here whining.. noone cares what your negative opinion is

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Comment #20 by IanAHD
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 02:37:57 PM
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thats 1.8million refunds in the waiting ! anywho cant wait for an actual new MK game the series need reviving

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Comment #21 by xTastyBeveragex
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 02:52:04 PM
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MK belongs to itself, but it better improve on fatalities.

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Comment #22 by RRIKER
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 03:04:55 PM
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Thought: develop a more compatible controller. The 360 controls may be smooth overall, but you need the ol' D-pads if you want to be a combo master. LIGHTNING fast because you knew you were hitting the buttons correctly, not "did I move the analog stick a full quarter length?"

(yes, the 360 has a d-pad but not a true one, take one apart and compare it to a busted SNES controller).

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Comment #23 by eddie cheeseman
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 03:08:10 PM
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The joker was pretty damm cool!

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Comment #24 by SuperWoody64
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 03:24:03 PM
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These guys made The Grid. They should put that one on XBLA.

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Comment #25 by dudecrazy108
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 03:26:49 PM
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The game was fun and I bought it full price. We need the orginal MK games though.

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Comment #26 by DM HavoX
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 03:28:00 PM
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Just a spot on the beloved memory of old school MK on the good old SNES. Nothing worse than watching a boyhood memory soiled...

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Comment #27 by JustAFriend
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 03:44:45 PM
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please..... no more mk games......NO MORE!!!! agahahaghgahgaghgahgah

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Comment #28 by Greg0fTheDead
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 03:54:49 PM
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this is good news for midway considering they are knocking on deaths door with all their monetary losses.

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Comment #29 by silentbob0
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 04:47:32 PM
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I thought this game was terrible, sold it after a few days. I guess the MK series is still popular.

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Comment #30 by xpectsthexpctd
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 04:50:42 PM
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MK vs DC was ok at best. I can't wait for the next gory MK game.

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Comment #31 by Invader Skooj
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 05:07:01 PM
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Gore = Boring (It got very boring the more gory it was.

This MK kicked ass.

It doesn't have any bugs other then a little lag issue.

Overall, This MK is fantastic.

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Comment #32 by RizlaFino420
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 06:00:36 PM
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the game is pretty good. it really needs more characters tho.

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Comment #33 by wihoas85
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 06:06:05 PM
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hopefully this new mortal kombat will go BACK TO BEING THE REAL MK! i also liked the konquest mode from deception they need an online co-op konquest mode to make it fresh

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Comment #34 by NaCH_THa_KiD
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 06:36:35 PM
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what a pointless game, just bring back the old stlye MK, those were the days... those where the days...

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Comment #35 by Craigimuss
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 06:50:38 PM
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This game was a fail. The only two reasons it sold were 1. because its MK. 2. because it was so damn cheap.


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Comment #36 by Lord of Fate
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 06:53:20 PM
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It's not Mortal Kombat 9. MK vs DCU wasn't MK8 so how can it be 9? MK vs DCU was more than obvious to be a spin-off. The next one will either be MK8 or remade from scratch but I doubt that. It'll be MK8 not 9.

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Comment #37 by smegpt
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 07:20:41 PM
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I think, we all expected the old fashion Blood and guts from the new MK Vs DC Universe.

Bring us Back all That Gore, And Blood. We All Miss It, don't you all think so ?

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Comment #38 by Lord of Fate
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 07:26:02 PM
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Yes I second that @37. We need the old MK back. I myself would like to see another MK Shaolin Monks type game too. That was a really cool way to tell the MKII story. Wish they'd do that to MK1 and MK3 too.

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Comment #39 by BloodDrunk
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 08:20:46 PM
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Umk3 is the greatest one made.

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Comment #40 by Spaidz
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 08:50:40 PM
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How im Heck did this sale 1.8mill smh o was so mad @ this game i like tha idea but it was trash...BRING BACK THA GORE...i wanted to rip supermans head off wit sub zero

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Comment #41 by Suplemental
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 09:56:19 PM
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Mortal Kombat Trilogy is the best imo every-ality lots of characters etc. This was crap because of the Dc side i hope the next aint a cross over or im not gnna buy it!

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Comment #42 by MakoBallistic
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 10:09:39 PM
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If there was a god, midway would have already dissapeared and the rights for this would be bought by NAMCO, but that is just a wet-pipe-dream.

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Comment #43 by Brambledamble
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 10:55:40 PM
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@42: NAMCO would make a boring & gay game like Tekken out of it. Who wants that? :-o I sure don't.

MK vs. DCU was actually the best fighting game in the last 3 years. Better than Soul Calibur 4, better than Dead or Alive 4 and surely better than each and every Tekken ever made. If they now re-add blood and real fatalities in it... It's like a dream. Can't get better than that.

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Comment #44 by Alyssaphanboi
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 11:04:47 PM
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Yeah I own one of those copies and this is good game and I like to control The Batman and The Joker and I think alot of the Batman action iz a big reason why this game sold so well (he is featured prominently on the cover)

Ok they need to add Robin and Aqua-man tho.

MK vs. Marvel universe next please!!! I wanna use Thor in one of these thingz. That wuld be kewl.

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Comment #45 by FlamedLiquid
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 11:11:17 PM
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I didnt find MK Vs. DC that great, so Im pretty surprised by this.

I like Deception, Deadly Alliance, and Armageddon though.

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Comment #46 by Capocci 007
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 11:16:23 PM
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the hell with MK

bring us Marvel

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Comment #47 by Steadysphere
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 01:20:27 AM
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Sure, it wasn't the best MK ever, and the toned down gore was disappointing, but to be honest it's pretty much the same fighting engine as before, with new (annoying) mini-games, meaning it's just some simple fun for those who find Street Fighter or Virtua Fighter too complicated. Besides, doesn't Batman vs. Superman rule?

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Comment #48 by MattyBoosh
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 03:28:32 AM
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Interesting news, considering that Midway is apparently on it's arse in terms of financial stability Let's hope that MK goes back to like howit should be.

Oh and Midway...This Is Vegas!?! Forgotten about that one?

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Comment #49 by Zmoke
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 08:10:47 AM
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Mortal Kombat rules!

Yeah, the next MK game is tentatively Mortal Kombat 9. It's weird that the next MK game is considered as MK9 because then it makes MK Vs. DCU Mortal Kombat 8. The thing is that MK Vs. DCU didn't proceed the real MK story a bit.

Anyways, good to hear that there will be MK9. Oh and Ed Boon told us last week that there will be downloadable content for MK Vs. DCU!

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Comment #50 by ThePakirow
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 09:56:13 AM
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Umk3 is the greatest one made. [2]

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Comment #51 by Kruz
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 10:28:18 AM
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i hope the next one will be better then VS DCU. they better bring back all the brutal fatalities. these last ones were terrible. its just not the same without them

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Comment #52 by Desmondo2000
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 10:43:51 AM
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theirs only one 3D fighting game and thats virtua fighter5. GO SEGA!

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Comment #53 by daman12369
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 10:46:12 AM
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im still not sure if i want this game yet...?

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Comment #54 by MnM
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 11:12:58 AM
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if/when they do bring back the blood....and gore, make it good and not stupidly cartoon-ish like the previous all MK. 'course not that I care THAT much for MK anyways, but it beats punching myself in the face for hours on end :)

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Comment #55 by Tussell
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 12:56:19 PM
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Finally they're doing the right thing!

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Comment #56 by Cronic x22
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 02:15:22 PM
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I heard this game was a complete flop in europe though, no1 on my friends list owns this game either

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Comment #57 by turboskerv
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 02:37:50 PM
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Hopefully it'll be a good mortal Kombat.

They need to reinvent and reinvigorate the franchise a la Street fighter 4

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Comment #58 by L337erPan
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 03:10:27 PM
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of course Midway is going to make another. That's all they seem to know how to do. Never original.

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Comment #59 by rican ninja89
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 03:14:52 PM
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if they really wanna keep the franchise going they should have all the charecters with some new ones of course, and they should be a little more classic on finish moves keeping it at 2 fatalities 1 babality 1 animality 1 brutality 1 friendship and 1 enviroment fatality for every level. maybe even some co op fatals if theres 2 on 2 fights

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Comment #60 by chunktugalot
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 03:16:26 PM
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i wasnt really bothered about there being no blood in the game because i am a long time fan but those fatalitys were just terrible especially kano's where he just jumps on their chest! hopefully they'll bring out a wii version because i have moved onto the wiii console

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Comment #61 by G_Ghoul
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 03:45:59 PM
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Someone here said, just because it sold over a million means it's a good game, well...THE HELL IT IS! That Wii game that came with an extra remote sold millions and it SUCKED, so just because the game sold a lot doesn't mean it was good. I mean look at games like Ninja Gaiden 2 and Psychonauts, great games, but didn't sell as much as hoped.

So far the best 3D MK has been Deception, and I can't wait till Midway makes another MK game like that one. Then and only then will my faith in the franchise be restored.

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