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MK9 is a reboot; the title is Mortal Kombat.

Warner Brothers has been on fire lately, I’ve reported recently, that there was a video that leaked onto the internet, there was speculation whether if it is a trailer for a game or film. Turns out, the trailer was meant as a short to show Warner Bros. what Kevin Tancharoen is capable of producing. Several of the trailer’s actors have spoken out about what the intention behind the short was about.

They said that the short was targeted at a movie reboot. As they’ve understood that Warner Bros. has purchased Midway, and the Mortal Kombat IP.

In a press release sent out by Warner Bros. Interactive, Inc. they announced that a new Mortal Kombat video game is coming. And it isn’t bearing the number 9 anywhere in the title. In fact, the game is looking to re-imagine the story of the original Mortal Kombat, and the characters, the stages, the environments of Mortal Kombat 2, while bringing new moves, new gameplay mechanics, and new features.

Mortal Kombat is slated for a 2011 release for Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. Ed Boon is once again the leader of the original Mortal Kombat team. And this time, the game is being published by Warner Bros. Games, and developed by the newly-formed NetherRealm Studios. Ed Boon has listened to many gamers’ cry for a more mature mortal kombat, more brutal, and gruesome fatatalites. As Mortal Kombat vs DC universe toned down violence level in exchange for a Teen ratings label by stupid ESRB.

The press release said that the game will re-invent 2D gameplay mechanic, new tag-team modes (one of them is a 4 player Co-Op mode where you can tag your partner to battle it out with two others in the lobby), and Warner Bros. is putting more focus and emphasis on story by delivering a deeper story this time around.

A new trailer was released for the “reboot” of Mortal Kombat:




Source: GameHunters (Owned and operated by USA Today)

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