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Cyrax And Kitana Are Coming To Mortal Kombat

Also, a couple of new backgrounds.

If you're going to put in Sektor, you should probably put in Cyrax. And if you're going to put in Mileena, well, Kitana needs to be in there, as well. Those are the two new characters that have been confirmed to appear in Mortal Kombat, which is currently in development at the newly renamed NetherRealm Studios.

Cyrax, in case you forgot, is the yellow robot ninja from Mortal Kombat 3 who spits out a sticky net that behaves similarly to Scorpion's spear. He can also drop bombs, which used to set up some pretty fun little juggle combos. Kitana's the princess of Outworld, and she throws fans around... fans that kill


 Energy net!
 
== TEASER ==Two more backgrounds that debuted in early editions of MK are also returning: The Bell Tower and the desert, which was traditionally related to Cyrax, who could be seen wriggling around, stuck in the sand as fights went on in front of him. Here are the rest of the screenshots of the new stuff. 


 
 
Also, here's your new iPhone wallpaper, featuring series co-creator, Ed Boon.  


 He's probably thinking of cool-looking ways to dismember the photographer.
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Posted by Jeff

If you're going to put in Sektor, you should probably put in Cyrax. And if you're going to put in Mileena, well, Kitana needs to be in there, as well. Those are the two new characters that have been confirmed to appear in Mortal Kombat, which is currently in development at the newly renamed NetherRealm Studios.

Cyrax, in case you forgot, is the yellow robot ninja from Mortal Kombat 3 who spits out a sticky net that behaves similarly to Scorpion's spear. He can also drop bombs, which used to set up some pretty fun little juggle combos. Kitana's the princess of Outworld, and she throws fans around... fans that kill


 Energy net!
 
== TEASER ==Two more backgrounds that debuted in early editions of MK are also returning: The Bell Tower and the desert, which was traditionally related to Cyrax, who could be seen wriggling around, stuck in the sand as fights went on in front of him. Here are the rest of the screenshots of the new stuff. 


 
 
Also, here's your new iPhone wallpaper, featuring series co-creator, Ed Boon.  


 He's probably thinking of cool-looking ways to dismember the photographer.
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Posted by 19nazzy

Nice

Posted by golddeathmonkey

missed it again! 

Posted by Akeldama

now this is news!

Edited by Hockeymask27

Cyrax looks way more like a robot now. before he was some cyborg looking human. Benefits of actual character models I guess.

Posted by luce

What the eff Millena's face

Edited by Grissefar

It's Jeff news!
 
Have you heard that MK will be in 3D on PS3 Jeff?

Posted by GunstarRed

Bleh! Cyborg ninjas suck... but Kitana, That's more like it. I would like it if Sindel was in there too.
Posted by JJOR64

My favorite ninja robot!          :)

Posted by Druminator
@luce:  You never seen that? This looks amazing.
Posted by AjayRaz

yes 
YES 
CYRAX!!!

Posted by Jethuty

was that HUUUUUGE picture of ed b really necessary?
 
i mean i fucking adore ed, but that is one huge unneeded picture hehe.

Posted by Atomasist

I really hope that Rain and Stryker make it into the game.

Edited by Vager

That Giant Bomb website has some MAD Ed Boon wallpapers, yo.

Edited by fedorajay

        @Atomasist said:

" I really hope that Rain and Stryker make it into the game. "

Wasn't Rain a non-cannon, non-Midway character made up for the silliness that was MK Trilogy? I could of sworn Jeff stated that in a recent Bombcast. Maybe I'm thinking of Ermac.     
 
EDIT: Wikipedia says otherwise. I'm so confused now.
Posted by TheManiacsGnome
@Grissefar said:
" It's Jeff news!  Have you heard that MK will be in 3D on PS3 Jeff? "
Because we all know how positive Jeff is about 3D ;)
Posted by Landon

Looks like a Mortal Kombat game.

Posted by Atomasist
@fedorajay said:
"        @Atomasist said:

" I really hope that Rain and Stryker make it into the game. "

Wasn't Rain a non-cannon, non-Midway character made up for the silliness that was MK Trilogy? I could of sworn Jeff stated that in a recent Bombcast. Maybe I'm thinking of Ermac.     "
Well Rain is a joke character, but he is part of the cannon. Ermac was a glitched version of Scorpion, that later became a playable character.
Posted by Seraphim84

So far, I'm really going for the art style that they have on everyone.  Cyrax finally is more than just a predator ripoff.

Posted by dbz1995

Lies! Cyrax's energy net, from what I can recall, keeps them in the air so you can't do ground combos. HAR HAR HAR

Posted by Scooper

Kool! Kontinuing to be excited about this game.

Edited by Bucketdeth

Looking really good and bringing back old characters makes me want it even more.

Posted by pornstorestiffi

No mustard without ketchup, or was that the other way around?

Posted by Iamsterdam

 ''Also, here's your new iPhone wallpaper, featuring series co-creator, Ed Boon''
 
lol, lets not get carried away, ill stick with my baywatch pam anderson xD

Posted by Pop

Is it me or does Cyrax look like a female? 0.o

Posted by Malakhii
@fedorajay said:
"Wasn't Rain a non-cannon, non-Midway character made up for the silliness that was MK Trilogy? I could of sworn Jeff stated that in a recent Bombcast. Maybe I'm thinking of Ermac.      EDIT: Wikipedia says otherwise. I'm so confused now. "
He started off that way, then they adopted him into the main series. 
Posted by eatalargefrog

reptile looks crazy

Posted by Undeadpool
@Atomasist said:
" I really hope that Rain and Stryker make it into the game. "
You really want to play as a Korean pop-star? Weirdo...;) 
I've got a friend who's almost literally salivating for Stryker. Always been his favorite character.
Posted by Blueman

This is the first fighting game i've been interested in since Super Street Fighter 2.

Posted by Cube

5 stars from Jeff.

Posted by Mercanis
@Pop said:
" Is it me or does Cyrax look like a female? 0.o "
This was my first thought as well. I'm so confused inside.
Posted by TheHBK

Mileena is one ugly looking bitch.

Posted by DukeTogo

This image is more appropriate.
Posted by BaconGames
@Atomasist said:
" @fedorajay said:
"        @Atomasist said:

" I really hope that Rain and Stryker make it into the game. "

Wasn't Rain a non-cannon, non-Midway character made up for the silliness that was MK Trilogy? I could of sworn Jeff stated that in a recent Bombcast. Maybe I'm thinking of Ermac.     "
Well Rain is a joke character, but he is part of the cannon. Ermac was a glitched version of Scorpion, that later became a playable character. "
Ed Boon created Rain as a joke, but created him nonetheless.  The Scorpion turning red glitch is more or less a myth but Ermac is legit anyway.
Posted by JimmyTheExploder

Nice this looks good, hopefulyl will return to old style MK

Posted by Zabu_san

Wait, why does Cyrax looks incredibly feminine?!
If they change that character's gender, so help me!!

Posted by TheNotoriousKDV

When it comes to fighting games, the more characters the merrier. I always want as many playable characters as possible in my fighting games so please, NeatherRealm, try to put in as many characters from the Mortal Kombat universe as possible.

Posted by Ymmi

I look forward to the Quick Look.

Posted by TaliciaDragonsong

Cyrax looks a bit thin, at first when I saw the screens I thought they came up with a new female robot thingie, but alas. :(

Posted by theberserker

what about Noob Saibot?!

Posted by sodiumCyclops

No one else for Ermac? Rain would be ok, but Ermac was my main for the longest tim in UMK.

Posted by zombie2011

This game is gonna be crazy.

Online
Posted by Sayishere

god im looking forward to this game so much

Posted by DiGiTaL_SiN

I really can't wait for this one!

Posted by bluemanrule

Even after all that MK talk I was not into it........but now I'm sold.  Kitana for the Win!  Those screens look like gorgeous, gory fun.
Posted by FLStyle

I'm a little puzzled about a few things in this MK.
 

  • Is Cyrax full robot again after spending time in the 3D games getting his humanity back and working for Earth?
  • Who is that Sub-Zero? It isn't old-man Dragon-Medallion Cyromancer (Shredder) costume Sub and it certainly isn't Noob Saibot.
  • Have they gone back to the MK 1-Trilogy storyline?
 
Apart from that it looks great. Also, can I have Blind Kenshi back? He was the most interesting new-to-3D-MK character.
Posted by I_love_Eva_Braun

Can't wait for this

Posted by JEC03

I hope the gameplay is  good as umk3 my favorite fighting engine ever.

Posted by Hunter114
@luce said:
"What the eff Millena's face "

Millena is a tarkatan/human hybrid... and a clone of Kitana.

Posted by Lunar_Aura
@Hunter114 said:
"@luce said:
"What the eff Millena's face "
Millena is a tarkatan/human hybrid... and a clone of Kitana."

and 110% super sexy