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New Mortal Kombat trailer tells us nothing new about Scorpion

WB Games continues its Mortal Kombat drip feed by releasing a teaser trailer that tells us what we already knew - Scorpion was killed by Sub Zero, then mysteriously re-animated to hunt and kill his icy nemesis. Why, I bet he'll stop at nothing to get his revenge!


Above: You couldn't bother to add a little more information? This is the same stuff we knew in the '90s


Above: You'll learn more about Scorpion by listening to this awesome song by the Immortals

All snarkiness aside, the new MK does look and play a lot like the classic trilogy we used to love so dearly. The characters, moves and fatalities are all reminiscent of the series' better days, and the fan reaction during PAX was quite strong, so there's a solid chance this wayward franchise could get back on track. You know what might help facilitate this comeback? Videos that celebrate each character and show their growth and change throughout the franchise instead of one-minute "huh derp, Scorpion" trailers that say nothing. Just a suggestion!

October 18, 2010

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10 comments

  • Genericpenisjoketista - October 20, 2010 2:46 a.m.

    Oh lordy lord, I absolutely love that Mortal Kombat album. Scorpion, unfortunately, has the weakest track on the whole thing. Kano, Sonya, Sub-Zero and Goro were the best. Johnny Cage's was good too... hell, they were all awesome. Can't find a torrent of it, though. :(
  • EvidentDead - October 18, 2010 9:44 p.m.

    I agree, I'd be a bunch of newer MK players don't know anything about the MK cannon other than, "The Blue one shoots ice, and the Red one screams GET OVER HERE" I don't blame them for informing people of whats going on (although, I will admit not too much goes on in the MK universe) Personally I don't think a complete re-boot is needed, but I do wish they would flesh out a SINGLE plot line, and stick with it.
  • WickedSid - October 18, 2010 8:46 p.m.

    @ Romination, Dude, there's probably like four people on Earth who didn't know Scorp was dead. Also, its nothing a Google search wouldn't fix. "huh, derp, Scorpion" - Brett Elston, 2010. ^ Words to live by. reCaptcha: Paulilit out - That's what she said.
  • sternparez - October 18, 2010 8:30 p.m.

    Never! Sub Zero beats Scorpion any day.
  • G0D - October 18, 2010 7:59 p.m.

    wow this console generation is cranking out some good ass fighters!
  • Romination - October 18, 2010 7:09 p.m.

    I'm betting new players don't know this, so hey, how dare they try and inform people who didn't know!
  • bron1417 - October 18, 2010 7:06 p.m.

    ah im s huge MK fan. hopefully this will bring back the beloved series.
  • LordGremlin - October 18, 2010 7:01 p.m.

    Meh, my favorite character is Reptile anyway.
  • Aeshir - October 18, 2010 6:59 p.m.

    I KINDA LIKE YOOOOUU, YOU'RE THE STRONGEST OF THEM AAAAAAA-AAAAAAALLLL Captcha: "zuptoray returned" ZUPTORAY HATH RETURNED.
  • Felixthecat - October 18, 2010 6:26 p.m.

    I'm looking forward to MK9 so much.

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