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Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe Achievement Leak Reveals Possible Full Roster

Achievements for a pre-release version of MKvDC have turned up on xbox.com.

Is this one of the bosses in Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe?
[UPDATE] Midway has issued a press release confirming that this roster is accurate.

Well, it appears that all of Midway's carefully timed information releases for Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe have come to an end. Achievements for a pre-release version of the game have appeared on xbox.com and they reveal a few more things about the game. Or, at least, they reveal things about a pre-release version of the game. That's the catch--since it's listed as "Mortal Kombat 8," many of the character names aren't properly capitalized or spaced, and Shao Kahn's name is spelled as both Khan and Kahn in different places, it's easy to assume that this isn't quite the final achievement list.

The roster leaks come via a set of achievements devoted to completing each character's expert combos. Here's a list of the 22 characters that will probably make up the game's main roster.

Mortal Kombat



DC Universe



The other achievements confirm a lot of things that we already know about the game, like the presence of two story modes--one for MK and one for DC. But there's also something in there for "Dark Kahn! - Unlock Both Characters (50 points)." If I may totally speculate, this probably just means unlock Darkseid and Shao Kahn (each one probably serves as a boss in one of the story modes) or maybe something more. But the name of the achievement makes me wonder if there will be a key point in the story where the two evildoers merge to form some kind of ultimate final boss.

It's a pretty good-looking list that pulls together a good group of classic Mortal Kombat guys with a decently wide swath of DC characters, too. That said, I'm always wary when a character like Shao Kahn is playable, as he's usually presented as a boss that isn't as interesting to use as the standard fighters. But he's got "expert combos" just like everyone else in this list of achievements, so it seems like he'll be in as a full-fledged fighter.

Here's a link to the page on xbox.com that shows the achievements, but assuming this will eventually get pulled or the achievements will be hidden, the guys at X360A also have the list up here.
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Posted by Jeff
Is this one of the bosses in Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe?
[UPDATE] Midway has issued a press release confirming that this roster is accurate.

Well, it appears that all of Midway's carefully timed information releases for Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe have come to an end. Achievements for a pre-release version of the game have appeared on xbox.com and they reveal a few more things about the game. Or, at least, they reveal things about a pre-release version of the game. That's the catch--since it's listed as "Mortal Kombat 8," many of the character names aren't properly capitalized or spaced, and Shao Kahn's name is spelled as both Khan and Kahn in different places, it's easy to assume that this isn't quite the final achievement list.

The roster leaks come via a set of achievements devoted to completing each character's expert combos. Here's a list of the 22 characters that will probably make up the game's main roster.

Mortal Kombat



DC Universe



The other achievements confirm a lot of things that we already know about the game, like the presence of two story modes--one for MK and one for DC. But there's also something in there for "Dark Kahn! - Unlock Both Characters (50 points)." If I may totally speculate, this probably just means unlock Darkseid and Shao Kahn (each one probably serves as a boss in one of the story modes) or maybe something more. But the name of the achievement makes me wonder if there will be a key point in the story where the two evildoers merge to form some kind of ultimate final boss.

It's a pretty good-looking list that pulls together a good group of classic Mortal Kombat guys with a decently wide swath of DC characters, too. That said, I'm always wary when a character like Shao Kahn is playable, as he's usually presented as a boss that isn't as interesting to use as the standard fighters. But he's got "expert combos" just like everyone else in this list of achievements, so it seems like he'll be in as a full-fledged fighter.

Here's a link to the page on xbox.com that shows the achievements, but assuming this will eventually get pulled or the achievements will be hidden, the guys at X360A also have the list up here.
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Posted by Avicenna

I can't wait for this game, it makes me pants happy

Posted by Xeno

No Reptile? For shame.

Posted by MannAlive

man, i was really hoping to beat up on dudes as Solomon Grundy. 

Posted by deaux

It was posted in the forums on xbox.com, was it somewhere else on there too?  I thought it first went out on xbox360acheivements.org

Posted by BlazingWookie

Baraka! Fan-effing-tastic. Annnnnd now I'll be buying the game. It's like MK II vs DC, awesome.

Posted by Endogene

i just got back into mortal kombat, i dont really care for the DC character but i dont care that much for the mortal kombat character eighter, so long the fightinh mecanic stands strong im all game.

Posted by MattyFTM

Cool, but I'm a bit baffled by the inclusion of lex luthor. Lex doesn't fight. What's he going to do, throw his money at them?

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Posted by wefwefasdf

I have hope for this game. Too bad I won't have the money to get it for a while probably...

Posted by AnEternalEnigma

I have no idea why anyone thinks this game is going to be any good.

It's going to be a massive disappointment just like every other 3D Mortal Kombat has been.

Boon needs to pull his head out of his ass, take a look at what Capcom is doing, and take his series back to its roots.

Posted by DukeTogo

MattyFTM

Lex Luthor wore a Power Suit for some time when he would fight Superman.  It had beams from all the flavors of Kryptonite if I'm remembering correctly.  If you remember the old Super Powers figure of him it's pretty close to what he wore at the time.

Posted by mubress

Cool character list, although I would have liked to have seen the Martian Manhunter in there :( but never mind.

Posted by JohnDudebro

No Reptile and no Johnny Cage. As far as I'm concerned, this game is a failure.

Posted by mrfluke

that could be interesting to see both of them merge into a superboss they did say on gametrailers that the end of the game will be "total madness' and have  multiple characters on screen or something like that

Posted by UrFaceIzDum

No Kabal or Reptile? That makes me a sad panda.

Posted by LordAndrew

Who's "jf"?

Posted by Jormumgandr

Darkseid and Lex Luthor?

Shit! Another game I have to buy this fall.

I can't wait to see how Lex fights. I hope at least one of his costumes is just a regular business suit.

Posted by ocdog45

meah, okay roster. im more intrested iin the game play. im way too picky

Posted by Stokes

Wow, no Reptile is probably one of the lamest things ever.

Posted by LoneStranger
Posted by Quint

No Cyrax!? Weak.

Posted by CaleShepard

Captain Marvel is the BEST

Posted by ddensel

Take back Deathstroke and put in Johnny Cage

Posted by Kohe321

Cool list of characters, I am really looking forard to this game.

Posted by duxup

Maybe they should try appealing to nontraditional fighting game players.  Put Sid Meier in there....

Posted by ThomasP

Wow. Who picked the character lists? Shiza balls.

Posted by PJ
Posted by TheHBK

thats a small roster.  Universe not really.  Not even world.  More like MK vs. DC land.  They need to have a bigger roster.  Maybe downloads.

Posted by iAmJohn

Why the hell they'd leave out an obvious, totally awesome choice like Lobo is completely beyond me.

Posted by Brad

Hey, I just posted a Deathstroke page if you guys wanna link to it in this article...

EDIT: Weird, I just edited VigorousJammer's post to fix his link, and now it looks like I made this post. But it was him!

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Posted by Lookin2GetSmoked

No johnny cage? 

AM FAIL

DO NOT WANT

BAD GAME CONFIRMED

Posted by LordAndrew

Nice going, Brad. XD

Can you get Jeff to fix the link in the article? Or fix it yourself if you have that kind of power.

Posted by dQuarters

For any traditional MK fan, this list should have been considered weak from it's inception. But it don't matter. Scorpion and Sub-Zero will sell millions on their own, regardless.

Here's to MK9!
Posted by HTTenrai

That's the whole list? Alright, I'm down for this shit!

I would have traded Baraka for Johnny Cage and Lex Luthor for Booster Gold, but a little variety never hurt anyway. ^_^

FIGHT!

Posted by suneku

Thanks for the update, I'm pretty disappointed with this list though.

Posted by BlazingWookie

Dammit, just realized per posts above that Reptile's missing. Oh well I'd only want him in if he was still selectable in HUMAN/Ninja form, not that lizard crap that came later

reptile
Reptile in Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3
Posted by mrfluke

johnny cage is rumored to be an unlockable character
@blazingwookie
to keep in character with the characters if reptile was unlockable i bet he would be in reptillian form

Posted by mrfluke

johnny cage is rumored to be an unlockable character
@blazingwookie
to keep in character with the characters if reptile was unlockable i bet he would be in reptillian form