New Mortal Kombat screens Kontinue to pull us back in

The offices remain conflicted about the new Mortal Kombat trailer released yesterday. Some feel that it stayed true to the overall spirit of MK, while others (namely me) felt that the choice of song and lack of gameplay made it look like it came out ten years ago. Whatever! Warner Brothers Interactive has just sent us more new screens packed with enough nods to its predecessors to keep us amped for the upcoming 2011 reboot. 


Of course it’s great to see Nightwolf return in all his native glory, but the arena revisitations are what’s really pumping the blood to our old-skool geek boners. Look closely at today’s shot of Johnny Cage kicking the crap out of Scorpion and you’ll see the triumphant return of the Living Forest stage from Mortal Kombat II.

Above: Is Johnny Cage kicking him across the screen, or does Scorpion’s new powers involve shooting acidic blood out of his ass?

As great as it is to recognize the newly designed characters, there’s a much more subtle satisfaction in realizing that those arenas we fought to death in (figuratively) are making a high-def return.

Above: Who could forget Jade’s Desert from Mortal Kombat 3?

Above: And here’s a much more technologically advanced look at the Bell Tower level.

We’re already giddy with nostalgia, but we’re also getting another look at the new Mortal Kombat this weekend at PAX, so expect some updated impressions very soon. Until then, click here to see all of the new screens.

Oh, and here’s the new trailer I warned you about.

Above: Are you down with the sickness? It'll certainly help you get through this trailer 

Sep 2, 2010


  • Darthspud - September 3, 2010 5:48 p.m.

    pull us back in? I sense a Scorpion pun there Chris. And does anyone have any news on the MK movie pitch etc.
  • DrRock - September 3, 2010 2:24 p.m.

    MK has always been one fighting game that I've managed to be half way decent at. Looking forward to getting my ass handed to me by my 10 year son.
  • XRayBound - September 3, 2010 1:18 p.m.

    I never really played a lot of Mortal Kombat growing up, but for some reason when I first heard about this game I got really excited. Truly looking forward to this game.
  • notallgoodnameswheretaken - September 3, 2010 12:19 p.m.

    I like Disturbed, but I've gotta admit that the song just doesn't go well with the trailer.
  • Timos - September 3, 2010 11:18 a.m.

    I think the song goes very well with that particular trailer. (And Chris you've got the wrong song there at the end :P)
  • SausageLozenge - September 3, 2010 11:10 a.m.

    That song was SOOOOOO bad, then again I'm a 28 year old man.
  • NoiseAsylum - September 3, 2010 6:47 a.m.

    I just hope it's not as difficult as Street Fighter 4 was.
  • slowdrum13 - September 3, 2010 5:50 a.m.

    The living forest was a stage in mk decception too.
  • gatorfan122394 - September 3, 2010 4:15 a.m.

    Yea this looks pretty amazing. stop bitching about a song in a video game trailer. disturbed is great either way, and i thought it fit very well
  • Brotherhoodofsteelknight - September 3, 2010 4:12 a.m.

    This is just what the world needs not anymore pussy mortal kombat with puffs of air instead of blood. Blood is what made this game great and being able to kick the shit out of your friends.
  • SwampRock - September 3, 2010 2:33 a.m.

    I'm not flaming saying disturbed sucks or anything, but it doesn't belong in the trailer. It'd be much more enjoyable if we got to hear some remixed classic MK techno! The music in this game better be awesome.
  • MitsuharuSan - September 3, 2010 1:59 a.m.

    WTF with the song. No, please, this is not MK material. Bring back the old themes in new versions or something, but leave this kind of thing off of the game. And it's not the band or a matter of taste... It's just that this kind of thing really doesn't fit MK. An action game, yes, but not MK and its glorious soundtrack history.
  • Genericpenisjoketista - September 3, 2010 1:40 a.m.

    Looks like Scorpion has been taking fashion tips from Isaac Clarke!
  • oufour - September 3, 2010 1:21 a.m.

    really khris? you made the K joke?
  • Metroidhunter32 - September 3, 2010 1:07 a.m.

    I personally think that the song fits the video quite well and if I brought any hate on Disturbed I'd have to suicide to redeem my karma.
  • BoondockSaint54 - September 3, 2010 12:52 a.m.

    That song makes me want to travel back in time to 2000 and sit in a dark room and cut myself. I didn't even know Disturbed was still a band anymore.
  • assortednutts - September 3, 2010 12:31 a.m.

    rofl. I think Slayer11496 is contending with scorpion for the butt-hurt award. You should be used to people thinking your taste in music sucks... cuz... well... it does. Maybe if it was a game that centered around sucking dik through a gloryhole, then their musical selection would have been spot on.
  • sleepy92ismypsn - September 2, 2010 11:56 p.m.

    That would be awesome if Kratos makes an appearance on the ps3 version.
  • Sathom - September 2, 2010 11:54 p.m.

    Looks absolutely shitting amazing.
  • batmanboy11 - September 2, 2010 11:52 p.m.

    Kontinue? I Kan see what you did there. Anyway, this looks pretty awesome.

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