April 18 , 2008
WORLDS COLLIDE AS MIDWAY UNVEILS
MORTAL KOMBAT® vs. DC UNIVERSE
A Pair of Billion-Dollar Franchises Collide
as MK Warriors Battle DC Superheroes for the First Time Ever
Midway Games Inc. today announced Mortal Kombat® vs. DC Universe, licensed by
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. When a cataclysmic force merges
conquerors from two universes, conflict is inevitable. Kombat forces friends to
fight, worlds to collide, and unlikely alliances to be forged. In order to save
all they know, the heroes and villains of Mortal Kombat must wage war against
the combined might of the DC Universe (DCU). How can either side prevail when
rage blinds them to the dark threat poised to destroy them all?
For the first time ever Scorpion,
Sub Zero and the warriors from Midway’s billion-dollar fighting franchise face
off against Batman, Superman and other iconic and powerful DC Super Heroes,
featuring signature attacks for both sides and a unique and intertwining
storyline, written as a collaboration between the Mortal Kombat creative team
and top comic scribes Jimmy Palmiotti (Painkiller Jane, Marvel Nights, Jonah
Hex, 21 Down) and Justin Gray (Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, JLA
Classified, Punisher Red X-Mas, The Resistance) MK vs. DCU is slated to ship for
the PLAYSTATION®3 and Xbox 360® in Fall 2008.
"It is a truly unique and extremely
exciting effort to be teaming up with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and
DC Comics for the first Mortal Kombat game on next generation platforms," said
Ed Boon, co-creator and executive producer for Mortal Kombat at Midway Amusement
Games. "The DC Universe characters are some of the most popular and enduring
characters in the world. By combining them with the Mortal Kombat mythology, all
new gameplay modes and features, plus a completely unique storyline crafted by
top comic writers, players will now be able to answer the question: what would
happen if Batman fought Sub Zero?"
"Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe will
provide a wide audience of fans and gamers match-ups of their favorite
characters in battles like they’ve never experienced before," said Scott
Johnson, Vice President, Business Development for Warner Bros. Interactive
Entertainment. "Midway’s new Mortal Kombat gameplay paired with DC Comics’
popular characters will offer players a multitude of combat options and
incredible face offs."
"For the first time, players will be
able to go toe to toe with DC and MK characters in both arena and story mode,"
said John Nee, Senior Vice President, Business Development for DC Comics. "We’ve
worked very closely with Midway to bring an authentic DCU flavor to their Kombat
and the result features our characters like they’ve never been seen before."
About MK vs. DCU
For the first time ever Scorpion,
Sub-Zero and the Mortal Kombat warriors battle with Batman, Superman and other
popular DC Universe Super Heroes. Choose your side and challenge your opponents
with a new fighting system including Freefall Kombat and Klose Kombat along with
dynamic multi-tiered environments. Plus, pick your favorite character from MK or
DCU and pursue a fighting adventure in the new single player mode with an
intertwined storyline and two unique perspectives.
In development at Midway Amusement
Games in Chicago, Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe is not yet rated by PEGI or ESRB.
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