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Mortal Kombat, please welcome Cyrax and Kitana

With Capcom steadily unveiling new fighting minutia approximately once every 2.7 days, it’s about Mortal Kombat stepped it up a bit. And thank the Good Lord Goro they did, because today the first MK under the Warner Bros Interactive label is showing off the return of two longtime series favorites, Kitana and Cyrax!

Kitana previously playable surreally fighting alongside the Justice League, albeit in a somewhat neutered T for Teen state, and cyborg assassin Cyrax hasn’t been seen since 2007’s MK: Armageddon. Good to have you back and bloody, guys! Oh, and diehard MK fans may also want to take note of the backgrounds in theses brand new screensshots. That’s no ordinary dusty attic there - you’re looking at the updated Bell Tower stage originally made famous in MK3.


Above: These bells toll for anyone who spent the better part of the early 90's in arcades

Today’s new pics also showcase more fighters locked in [a clever synonym for Mortal Kombat] as well as the newly unveiled Desert stage. Click here to see them all, even though it's a bit difficult to get excited about a desert stage.

Aug 18, 2010

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21 comments

  • bloodyshadow - August 19, 2010 11:58 p.m.

    That's what I like to see; people excited about Mortal Kombat again. Brings a tear to my bloody eyesocket. Seriously, this game is going to blow all minds everywhere.
  • gmknoble - August 19, 2010 3:47 p.m.

    God damn, this is currently my most anticipated game. I cannot wait.
  • Redeater - August 19, 2010 11:58 a.m.

    ......is it just me or does Cyrax look fucking retarded?
  • revrock - August 19, 2010 5:34 a.m.

    Oh, and MK vs. DC really wasn't that bad people... GR gave it a 7 and it has Captain Marvel in it 'fer cryin' out loud!
  • revrock - August 19, 2010 5:30 a.m.

    Yea Kitana! My favorite on MK2 and UMK3
  • Outlander - August 19, 2010 3:36 a.m.

    Mortal Kombat is one of my favorite franchises and after a not so great few years of shit I'm glad to see it going back to it's roots. Also, I loved the desert stage with Cyrax stuck in the sand. This seems to be nod to that perhaps?
  • neilbeforezod - August 19, 2010 3:11 a.m.

    I don't care if ends up with stiff animation, a goofy story and shit voice work; 2D, M-rated Mortal Kombat makes me so happy.
  • neilbeforezod - August 19, 2010 3:06 a.m.

    Announcer: FINISH HIM! Umm...I mean, FINISH HER! Uh.. guys what about the robot? Non gender specific pronouns or can we assume it's got a robo-dong?
  • Syncmaster - August 19, 2010 1:22 a.m.

    I remember a desert stage with Cyrax stuck on the sand in MK3
  • Phazon117 - August 18, 2010 8:54 p.m.

    I'm actually really looking forward to this. It's time MK gets a resurgence.
  • Maverick82102 - August 18, 2010 8:45 p.m.

    10,000 years young? Nah, she's old as hell.
  • RebornKusabi - August 18, 2010 8:13 p.m.

    "I've wanted to slap Kitana's butt since I was 7. How old is she again, like 500?" She's 10,000 years young, according to the Mortal Kombat Wiki I found recently.
  • Mamudo - August 18, 2010 8 p.m.

    I want to see friendships...and Baraka.
  • 510BrotherPanda - August 18, 2010 7:58 p.m.

    I've wanted to slap Kitana's butt since I was 7. How old is she again, like 500?
  • Spybreak8 - August 18, 2010 7:39 p.m.

    Pretty.... freakin' sweet!
  • CoktorBloktopus - August 18, 2010 7:20 p.m.

    Sweet first game that i ripped the spine of another person out of there body
  • Felixthecat - August 18, 2010 7:18 p.m.

    Oh God, I need MK9 right now. It's one of my most anticipated titles for next year, it looks fabulous.
  • ScrEAMaPiLLar - August 18, 2010 7:14 p.m.

    Coolio
  • sixboxes - August 18, 2010 7:13 p.m.

    Both of those environments have me dreaming about environmental hazards.
  • stevengibson - August 18, 2010 7:03 p.m.

    yes this is looking good and welcome back M rating we missed u

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