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Mortal Kombat 11 bringing more ultraviolence in April

The spine-ripping, heart-stabbing, tooth-smashing, face-eating supernatural superkillers of Mortal Kombat will return next year in Mortal Kombat 11, announced today. The main new features in this next fighting game, as far as I can tell, are ultraviolence that's even more wince-inducing and dressing up your murderers like pretty dolls. Observe, a cinematic announcement trailer follows.

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Injustice 2 saves its best DLC for last with Ninja Turtles

While perhaps a little stiff in comparison to the free-wheeling chaos of Dragon Ball FighterZ, Injustice 2 is a solid little superhero fighting game. As is now customary for the genre, developers Netherrealm have been rolling out a steady stream of new characters as DLC since launch, and they've been a pretty good bunch including some visiting guests like Hellboy and Mortal Kombat's Raiden. They've…

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The Atom is joining Injustice 2, and he looks amazing

The Atom, DC’s shrinking scientist, is coming to Injustice 2 this month. It’s Ryan Choi, the character created by Grant Morrison, rather than the probably better known Ray Palmer version. That version is currently being played by Superman actor Brandon Routh on Legends of Tomorrow, a show that I love, despite knowing it's bad for my health. Becoming really tiny never sounds like a great…

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Klonk! Powie! Zowie! Injustice 2 punches onto PC

Superheroes, supervillains, and superantiheroes from DC Comics are now kicking seven shades of heck out of each other in Injustice 2, the new fighting game from Mortal Kombat developers NetherRealm. The supersequel hit consoles in May and finally launched on PC today. Our Adam already played a bit on PlayStation 4 quite likes it so good, grand, ta.

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Bam! Bif! Pow! Injustice 2 hits open beta

Your favourite DC Comics superheroes and villains -- including Poison Ivy, Swamp Thing, Black Canary, Catwoman, the animal fella, the angry one, Seaman, Jared Leto, and the one who's definitely miffed but I wouldn't say angry per se -- are now BAM!ing, BIF!ing, and POW!ing all over PC in a free open beta test of Injustice 2. It's the sequel to 2013's superpowered fighting game…

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Injustice 2 coming to PC, open beta starts tomorrow

Update: Injustice 2’s PC open beta hasn’t kicked off today, unfortunately. Is Brainiac to blame? Is evil Superman up to his old tricks again? The developers are keeping shtum right now, but have promised more information. We’ll let you know when a new date is announced. Injustice 2 is a game in which superheroes punch each other so hard that sometimes they're sent flying into…

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Mortal Kombat X’s Long-Overdue Overhaul Patch Is Out

When the konsole versions of Mortal Kombat X [official site] got fancied-up earlier this year with new netcode and more (silly) DLC characters, we sat like lemons. Publishers Warner Bros. stepped away from the game, murmuring incoherently as they left. Well, better late than never. Improved netcode, bug fixes, balance tweaks, and other technical improvements are now here, as MKX's big overhaul patch launched yesterday.…

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Biff! Mortal Kombat XL & X Update Coming In October

Mortal Kombat X [official site] sat bolt upright with a gasp last week, coughing up old pixels and bytes. After the spine-ripping fighting game had seemingly been abandoned in January, suddenly it had an open beta test of a big ole update. Quite how that would translated into updates or new releases was unclear, but now we know the plan. Come October, things will be…

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Xenomorph And Leatherface In Mortal Kombat X DLC

They mostly come at night. Mostly. They also sometimes come when the realms align for mystical martial arts tournaments. Continuing their romp across every fictional universe, those face-hugging, chest-bursting Aliens are joining the Mortal Kombat X [official site] melee in DLC. Given that Predator is already in MKX as DLC, you'll be able to relive teenage arguments. And pit them against Leatherface. Or Jason Vorhees.…

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Mortal Kombat X Patch Promising “Huge Improvements”

It's all fun and games until no one loses an eye because wonky netcode stops your gouging. Mortal Kombat X [official site] is pretty wonky on PC, especially compared to the console versions, with poor performance and bugs galore. Creators NetherRealm say they're still working with PC co-devs High Voltage Software to improve it, and a big patch is due today for starters.

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Rain Check: Mortal Kombat X Character Unlocks

The first time I played Mortal Kombat [official site], Nintendo had replaced all the blood with sweat, which seems like the kind of extreme detox plan Gwyneth Paltrow might be promoting next week. Instead of actually playing the game, I spent all of my time trying to figure out how to enter the cheat code that would activate the gore and fatalities, little realising that…

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Finish It: Mortal Kombat X Launch Is A Bit Wonky

Update: it's now working, though still downloading in frustrating little bits. You big sillies, WB. If you bounded down the stairs this morning keen to gruesomely murder men, you may have been disappointed. Oh no, I'm not talking about GTA V's issue (sshhh pretend you didn't read the headline or see that picture up there of two magical ninjas fighting: the joke falls apart if…

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Live Action Lore: Mortal Kombat – Legacy

Mortal Kombat X [official site], a game about punching peoples' guts into paste, will be release on April 14th. You might think that learning how to perform all of the fatalities is the best way to prepare for the launch, and back in the day that might have been the case, but Mortal Kombat isn't just a game about pulling your opponent's spine out through…

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What The Hell Are You Doing In Mortal Kombat, Predator?

On the one hand, this is very much "er, what?" On the other, it's a monster whose gruesome fatalities make teenage boys cheer making an appearance in a game whose gruesome fatalities make teenage boys cheer. Almost surprised it didn't happen sooner. Yes, Headcrab-faced alien hunter the Predator will be taking a break from being horribly mistreated by cinema to become a playable character in…

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Persistent Competition: Mortal Kombat X’s Faction Wars

Here are some ideas for persistent jazz in a Mortal Kombat game: every single body part you tear out, off, or inside-out is tossed onto a big pile you can climb; sit and pose atop a ever-growing throne built from the bones you smash; swim in a pool filled with every drop of blood you've let; a vast graveyard with a headstone for every fallen…

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Fan Service: Mortal Kombat X Enlists Kitana

Fighting with fans is, of course, cool as all heck, so I never understand how Mortal Kombat's fanfight lady Kitana managed to make it goofy. If the very-much-flesh-and-blood Jackie Chan can make fan fighting look so exciting and skilled, why is the unreal Kitana so boring? The answer is probably "because the other fighter is actually trying to punch her, and not only punch her…

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On Sale And Not Bad: Injustice – Gods Among Us

Unless the RPS archives are lying to me, we've never posted about Injustice: Gods Among Us before - a heinous crime. I'd go so far to call it a great injust-nope, can't do it. It's the most recent fighting game output of Netherrealm Studios, them behind the Mortal Kombat reboot and upcoming sequel, featuring the DC Comics cast. It was brought to my attention by…

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Boom Clap: Mortal Kombat X’s Three Flavours Of Raiden

When Mortal Kombat X's announcement talked of characters having variants which play differently, I quietly hoped the man-puncher's lightning-charged "thunder god" Raiden might get one with actual thunder powers. Perhaps he could clap loudly to stun opponents, set off car alarms to distract them, or scare dogs into panicking and biting people. A new trailer introducing the variant system with Raiden as the example shows…

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Sequality: Mortal Kombat X Announced

Mortal Kombat sort of blew up, didn't it, in a bad way. All that violence and gore and edge got everyone excited, then the sequel put all that gore into a really very nice game, before the series exploded and showered two decades with disappointment and live-action television and so very many palette-shifted ninjas. Pleasantly that streak ended in 2011 with a solid display of…

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Don’t Kall It A Komeback: Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition

This post is brought to you by the incorrectly used letter K. No other letters, Egyptian hieroglyphs, or wingdings were harmed in the making of Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition. Just K, which has been forcefully fused with various words in some kind of bone-splintering reverse-fatality. But enough sighing over English's desecrated corpse. We're getting a videogame! The Komplete Edition brings together 2011's rather enjoyable series reboot…

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