Evolution 2011 Mortal Kombat Finals Tomorrow

The biggest and most renowned fighting game tournament of the year, Evolution Championship Series 2011 (Evolution or Evo for short) has featured Mortal Kombat (2011) for the first time ever in this year’s lineup.  Competitive gamers from all of the world come to the Evolution tournament to be crowned champion.  The tournament started on Friday with players playing in a pool format that led to the semi-finals bracket which set up the top 8 for the finals Tomorrow.

Here is the list of the top 8 for Mortal Kombat.

Winners Bracket

  1. Chris G (Reptile)
  2. JOP (Johnny Cage)
  3. DMG Perfect Legend (Kung Lao)
  4. Denzell Terry (Sub-Zero)

Losers Bracket

  1. Osu 16-Bit (Kitana)
  2. OnlineTony213 (Kabal)
  3. ATL Redd (Liu Kang)
  4. REO (Mileena)

Special thanks go to NetherRealm Studios and the Mortal Kombat community for putting Mortal Kombat (2011) on the competitive scene.  The top 8 features different characters so that will bring interesting match ups for the finals Tomorrow.  The finals will be double elimination.  The winners of both brackets will face off at the grand finals to decide who will be crowned EVO 2011 Mortal Kombat champion!

 

 

Mortal Kombat: Legacy Episode 9

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OwDyWfjb48

Episode 9: “Cyrax and Sektor”

The final episode for Mortal Kombat: Legacy has finally arrived and premiered at the last day of Comic-Con 2011.  Episode 9 features Cyrax and Sektor who are about to be transformed into cyborgs by the Lin Kuei Grandmaster.  Cyrax is against the Grandmaster’s decision to automate the clan because he doesn’t want to give up his free will, whereas Sektor sees the Grandmaster’s vision of forming a clan that is free from insubordination.

Directed by Kevin Tancharoen
Written by Kevin Tancharoen
Produced by Kevin Tancharoen, Lance Sloane, Tim Carter

CAST
Cyrax, Hydro……….SHANE WARREN JONES
Sektor…………………PETER SHINKODA
Kano…………………..DARREN SHAHLAVI
The Doctor…………..SERGE HOUDE
Grand Master……….COLIN FOO

This Mortal Kombat original live-action new media series is produced by Warner Bros. Digital Distribution, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Warner Premiere.

Mortal Kombat: Legacy © 2011 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Mortal Kombat, the dragon logo and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. WB SHIELD: ™ & © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s11). All rights reserved.

 

The MKast – Series 2, episode 5 featuring Rain released

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtGb7ApuOTg&feature=channel_video_title

The latest episode of the MKast has been released featuring Rain.  NetherRealm Studios discuss the development process that went into the character in which many designs were created before the final design made the cut for the game.  The team also goes into detail about how Rain’s water sound effects were created.  Below is some concept artwork for Rain.

Images courtesy of NetherRealm Studios and Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Freddy Krueger revealed as the mysterious 4th DLC character

Freddy Krueger has been announced as the fourth and possibly last DLC character.  Freddy preys on this victims by attacking them with razor sharp claws in their sleep, causing many to lose countless hours of sleep after The Nightmare on Elm Street was released.  Freddy’s inclusion into the Mortal Kombat universe is surprising to say the least.  Freddy Krueger will be released on Playstation Network and Xbox Live on August 9 so be sure to grab him.  Check out the trailer below to see Freddy in action.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaSBkBDcepM&feature=player_embedded

Rain available now

Rain is available now for Playstation Network and Xbox Live for $5 or 400 MS Points.  Rain made is debut in the arcade version of Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 in the attract mode.  Rain was made a playable character when Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 hit home consoles.  Rain in Mortal Kombat (2011) stays true to his original form as his “round the world” roundhouse kick is back and who can forget his body control water orb?

Not much is known about Rain’s past except for he is Edenian and he turned his back on his realm by serving Shao Kahn.  As with the past DLC releases, Rain will come with Mortal Kombat II inspired costumes for Kitana and Jade.  Be sure to download Rain today!

“A refugee orphaned by Shao Kahn’s conquest, Rain grew up under the protection of the Edenian Resistance. An exceptional fighter, he soon rose through their ranks. As his reputation grew, so did his arrogance. When Rain demanded leadership of the Resistance forces, he was refused. Infuriated, he turned against his rebel comrades and betrayed them to their sworn enemy. In payment for this treason, Rain was promised his own army by the emperor Shao Kahn. Power would be his – no matter the cost… “