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Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe
MK vs. DCU
Sub Genre:
One on One
Release Date (US):
November 16th, 2008
Release Date (UK):
November 21st, 2008
Online Players:
Amusement Games
Midway Games
T [Teen]
PSU Rank:
43 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
41 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Also available on Xbox 360

About Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe

For the first time ever Scorpion, Sub Zero and the warriors from Midway's billion-dollar fighting franchise face off against Batman, Superman and other iconic and powerful DC Super Heroes, featuring signature attacks for both sides and a unique and intertwining storyline, written as a collaboration between the Mortal Kombat creative team and top comic scribes Jimmy Palmiotti (Painkiller Jane, Marvel Nights, Jonah Hex, 21 Down) and Justin Gray (Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, JLA Classified, Punisher Red X-Mas, The Resistance).



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We've had a blast playing MK vs. DC Universe, despite its uninspired storyline.

We like

  • Comic-book humor may appeal to DC Universe fans
  • Fast-paced entertaining fights
  • Great new in-fight features

We dislike

  • Some pitiful excuses for starting fights
  • Didn't see any fatalities from A.I.
  • Lack of game modes

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With the possibility of upsetting its legion of fans it was a brave move by Midway to change a winning formula, but after 15 years, and considering over a dozen games have been born from the Mortal Kombat franchise, it was arguably an action that was long overdue. Merging its heavyweight roster of characters, including the electrifying Raiden and the knife-throwing Kano with that of the infamous DC Universe and its catalog of ...



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Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe News

  • Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe unlikely to get a sequel

    A sequel to 2008’s crossover fighter Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe is unlikely to happen, according to NetherRealm Studios’ Ed Boon. Speaking to CVG, the Mortal Kombat co-creator adopted a ‘never say never’ approach to a possible follow-up, but indicated he was happy for b...

  • Mortal Kombat dev has thought about more crossover games

    Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon has said developer NetherRealm hasn’t ruled out the possibility of doing another crossover title following 2008’s Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe. Quizzed by G4 on the prospect of doing another MK crossover title, Boon replied, “We absolutely have th...

  • Midway selling off Mortal Kombat series

    The Mortal Kombat franchise looks set to find itself a new home following the announcement that Midway is looking to sell off the venerable beat ‘em up series after nearly 20 years. Having filed for bankruptcy last month in North America, the publisher is now looking for "execution of ...

  • Midway working on next Mortal Kombat game

    Midway has confirmed that work has already started on the next entry in the Mortal Kombat franchise. The publisher also revealed that the latest instalment in the venerable beat ‘em up series, Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, has shipped 1.8 million units globally on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 3...

  • MK vs. DC Universe U.S. version cut, U.K. gets more gore

    The Senior Producer of Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, Hans Lo, has told PSU in an exclusive interview that the U.K. version of its upcoming fighting game will be far more brutal and bloodier than its U.S. counterpart. “It’s all down to the ratings system in the two territories”,...

  • MK vs DC Universe "Rage" trailer

    Midway has unveiled a new trailer for its upcoming cross over brawler, Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe. Entitled simply as ‘Rage’, the footage depicts numerous characters from both franchises becoming infected by an unseen force, resulting in the victim dealing out a considerable thrashi...

  • Midway's shares fall by 12%

    Forbes is reporting that Midway, publisher of Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe and Unreal Tournament 3, is currently in economic turbulence, with its stock reaching a 52 week low point after its shares dropped by 12 per cent. Redstone, the company that owns Midway, will more than likely try to sell ...

  • MK vs. DC Universe dated for U.S, Europe

    Midway has confirmed that its upcoming cross over brawler Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe will be released in North America on November 16, followed by a European launch on November 21. This latest entry in the popular fighter series pits MK staples such as Lui Kang, Scorpion and Sonya Blade agains...

  • Full MK vs DC Universe cast revealed

    Today Midway released the names of the full cast for Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe, including such characters as Shao Kahn, Raiden, Darkseid, and Deathstroke. For those of you looking to pick up the game, MK vs DC is set to release on November 10. Full cast list: Mortal Kombat Scorpion Sub-...

  • Leipzig: Wonder Woman confirmed for MK vs. DC Universe

    Midway has confirmed Wonder Woman as the latest addition to the cast of its upcoming cross over fighter, Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe. News comes via the Leipzig Games Convention this week, where the publisher also confirmed the appearance of Mortal Kombat veterans Kano and Raiden, along with DC...

Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe Features

  • MK vs. DC Universe Interview with Senior Producer, Hans Lo

    With the Mortal Kombat series making its next-gen debut later this month we were invited to the bowels of London’s Soho to see how the concept of merging these two famous worlds together is coming together. We’ll have a hands-on preview of Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe shortly, but to...

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