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The last Mortal Kombat, released all the way back in 2011 is probably my favourite fighting game in the past few years, if not of all time. With a lengthy history not just in it’s legacy but here in Australia. If you haven’t had a chance to play it, I’d recommend you do. It’s not only a meaty and solid fighter, but brings the series back to its core roots and refines what made it great in the first place. Also it has Christopher Walken Smoke. So there’s that. You can grab the Komplete edition of the game right now, which is good because by the sounds of it, Netherrealm are stuck knee deep in development of a new iteration of the bloody and gory franchise.
During a recent interview with Lance Sloane on GamerHub.TV, he talked about the upcoming feature film and what to expect from the series as a whole. Sloane is the Producer on Mortal Kombat Legacy (an online episodic series on Machinima’s YouTube Channel) and he had this to say. “Well, we’ve been in Greenlight committee for a while at the studio and we’ve got a great script,And we’ve got a great director with Kevin Tancharoen, who is on board. It’s just figuring out the business side of it and when we would do it and when we would launch it and how do we sync up with the launch of the game that they’re working on now. It’s not 100% yet, but we’re getting closer every day.”
So maybe he’s let the cat slip out of the bag on the matter? Maybe he’s only speculating? Who knows? But considering how well produced and true Legacy is to the Mortal Kombat series, I’d say it’s a safe bet that Sloane has an idea on what Netherrealm is up to. But only time will tell!
After seeing the amount of time, effort and love that went into crafting MK9 after Mortal Kombat Armageddon, I was so happy that Netherrealm went back to the drawing board in a sense, taking us back to the beginning and creating a game that was the result of realising what made the series great. I loved the mechanics, the fatalities, the return to the blood and guts display that was sorely missing from MK vs DC Universe. With a ton of extras in the Krypt, a surprisingly compelling and interesting story and the Challenge Tower which tested your skills and mettle, I’m keenly looking forward to what’s next for Scorpion and the gang. My questions is where does the story go next? After the ending of MK9, I’m not sure where they’re going to go with it! All I know is that I can’t wait to hear more details.