Press Release: Mortal Kombat 25th Anniversary Kicks Off with In-Game Events and NYCC Panel

Discussion in 'Mortal Kombat XL' started by STORMS, Oct 5, 2017.

By STORMS on Oct 5, 2017 at 11:57 AM

    STORMS Owner / Director

    Yesterday, Mortal Kombat celebrated 25 years. 1992 is when it all started. Some of us were there since the beginning and some of us and new and already absorbed into the scene. With this said, there was a press release that came out yesterday while I was at work, so without further ado:


    "Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and NetherRealm Studios are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the world-renowned Mortal Kombat franchise this October with a variety of events and in-game activities.

    Celebrate 25 Years of Mortal Kombat Panel – New York Comic Con
    Sunday, Oct. 8, 1:30-2:30 pm, Javits Center, Room 1A24
    Show attendees are invited to join a panel that includes the original team that developed the first Mortal Kombat game: Ed Boon, John Tobias, Dan Forden and John Vogel. Moderated by Geoff Keighley, they will discuss the early days of the franchise, the evolution of the brand, and the series’ lasting impact on the games industry and pop culture.

    Raiden Now Available for Injustice 2
    Just in time for Mortal Kombat’s 25th anniversary, Raiden, the eternal God of Thunder is the newest addition to the Injustice 2 character roster. Players who purchased the Injustice 2 Ultimate Edition, Injustice 2 Digital Deluxe Edition, Injustice 2 Ultimate Pack or Fighter Pack #2 can play now as Mortal Kombat’s protector of Earthrealm or as Black Lightning, a brand new Premiere Skin that accompanies the Raiden DLC.

    NetherRealm Studios’ Mobile Games Mortal Kombat 25th Anniversary In-Game Content
    On October 5, Injustice 2, Mortal Kombat X, Injustice: Gods Among Us and WWE Immortals for mobile devices will receive Mortal Kombat anniversary in-game content introducing new and exciting characters for players to collect.

    • Injustice 2 for mobile adds Mortal Kombat’s God of Thunder Raiden, allowing players to battle the deity in Challenge Mode. Raiden can be won in premium chests or purchased directly in a special offer.
    • Mortal Kombat X for mobile adds Shao Kahn the Konqueror in full Diamond tier regalia. Players can also step up and battle against two new versions of Goro, the four-armed undefeated champion for 500 years. In addition, fans can gear up for intense raid-style combat in the all new Relic Hunt feature.
    • Injustice: Gods Among Us for mobile adds the dangerous assassin Scorpion to its line-up.
    • WWE Immortals pays homage to Mortal Kombat as WWE Superstar Xavier Woods suits up as classic Mortal Kombat character Raiden.
    • Mortal Kombat X 25th Anniversary Living Towers
    • Mortal Kombat X is unveiling new Living Tower challenges through Oct. 9 that are themed to previous Mortal Kombat releases: Mortal Kombat 1-4, Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks and Mortal Kombat (2011)."
    Image courtesy of @tylerlansdown via twitter
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Discussion in 'Mortal Kombat XL' started by STORMS, Oct 5, 2017.

    1. JBeezYBabY
      WOW! THAT'S BEAUTIFUL! WHAT IS THAT, VELVET ?Question mark? :cool:
    2. JesterSMX
      Please tell me that's a Coming to America reference. "That'll be 8 dollars..."
      Espio, KingKhrystopher and JBeezYBabY like this.
    3. JBeezYBabY
      YAAAAAAASS! Im surprised somebody got that reference so fast! One of my favorite movies of all time!

      "Just let your SOOOOOOOOOUL glow, baby!" :D
      tafka Djinn likes this.
    4. VSC_Supreme
      MORTAL KOMBAT!!!!!!!

      More companies need to take note on how to celebrate their franchises' anniversaries. *cough*Nintendo*cough*
    5. styroteqe
    6. Hara-Killer
      cheers NRS , All hail to NRS (pls make MK 11 and Horror FG ^^)
      JBeezYBabY likes this.
    7. NothingPersonal
    8. Roy Arkon
      Roy Arkon
      Oh man, 25th Anniversary for my favorite all time fighting game franchise, Mortal Kombat!

      I still remember seeing MK1 for the first time on Genesis at my Cousin's home, and then my Brother finding MK2 for the PC in a store, and from there, there was no coming back. I played A LOT of fighting games in my life from various franchises: Injustice, Marvel Vs. Capcom, Soul Calibur, Darkstalkers, Street Fighter, Tekken, and some Bloody Roar, Dead or Alive, Dragon Ball Z Budokai, Samurai Shodown, Virtua Fighter and even X-Men Mutant Academy and Red Earth, but none, and I mean none of them did a bigger impact on me then Mortal Kombat. This was the series that introduced me to the genre, this is the series that feature both my 2 all time favorite fighting game characters, Reptile and Scorpion (Reptile higher then Scorpion at first and also now), and this is my all time favorite series of the whole genre!

      Cheers to Ed Boon, and also John Tobias, for making such a fantastic series, cheers to NetherRealm Studios for continuing the series and keeping it strong, cheers to both Midway and Warner Bros for opening the doors, and cheers to this community, from the very start up to now.

      Last edited: Oct 7, 2017
      Desz likes this.
    9. just_2swift
      Wow 25 years
      Roy Arkon likes this.
    10. Juggs
      Release a port of UMK3 or MKT on next gen consoles! That or bundle one (or both) of them with MK11.

      3rd Strike got a great re-release with updated graphics, and a fantastic online experience (GGPO netcode, online ranked, ranked point system, leaderboards, lobbies, etc). UMK3 and/or MKT would be very easy to do the same with and it's essentially free money just waiting to be taken advantage of, tbh.

      UMK3 started the tournament era for competitive Mortal Kombat games. It's a no brainer to do some fan service and allow these young guns to experience the glory of these old competitive MK games!
      Desz likes this.
    11. chrisisnice
      I think that they should release Rain/Sindel/Baraka as is for free in MKX. They are already in the game. I would not expect them to give them new moves / variations / openings / fatalities / endings etc so they would not need to put much time / money in to it. Even if it was just available for practice mode to avoid any problems. Just release them as is just for a little fun as a thanks to the MK groupies.

      I guess they will not do that as there is always some dickhead who would whine about them not having variations or being complete.
      The Slaj Jazz likes this.
    12. Doctor Angel
      Doctor Angel
      Will never stop holding out hope for UMK9.

    13. TAKUMA
      mk 1 arcade veteran here. damn, 25 years now...
      i got so much storys about that very special time (mk was a huge impact and a very special game in the arcades) but my english is too bad i would only embarrass myself lol. there was no internet or something we discovered the fatalitys by ourself (fun fact, i discovered that you could do cage,s fatality two times in a row lol). there was no smartphones so theres no videos or pictures from that special time. i would love to show you matches from that time, it was super highlevel and hype!!
      Roy Arkon likes this.
    14. MKF30
      I love the anniversary celebrations, just like Nintendo with their special exclusive consoles, many 3DS's etc. I just wish they had announced an updated MK9, MK X for Switch or M K 4 re-release but I shall never give up hope!

      Congrats MK!! MK will never die!
      Last edited: Oct 6, 2017
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    15. TAKUMA
      HAPPY BIRTHDAY MORTAL KOMBAT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      thanasismk, Roy Arkon and MKF30 like this.
    16. MKB
      Posted in wrong forum...moving.
      Eldriken likes this.
    17. Desz
      I'm sorry for bumping this old thread but does anyone got a stream of this panel, still searching for it.
    18. MKF30
      Awe damn, thought this was another special they were having or something lol.
      Good question, have you checked youtube?
    19. Desz
      Yes i have, but i couldn't find it. Would love to see Ed Boon en John Tobias together again.
      Last edited: May 24, 2018
      MKF30 likes this.
    20. QueenOmega
      Sweeeeet. Literally
      Roy Arkon likes this.
    21. MKF30
      I just did too, couldn't find much(surprisingly) but yes couldn't agree more dude.
      Desz likes this.

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