Demo To be Released March 8th PSN

#1 Posted by TechHits (1483 posts) -
#2 Edited by Iron_Past (173 posts) -

It's also worth noting that this is a different build than the one going to PAX, but probably the same one on the Truck Tour, meaning it's likely not the latest build, let alone the final one. X360 demo is coming "eventually," too. For anyone too lazy to click the link, here's what you get: 

The demo includes four playable characters: Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Johnny Cage and Mileena, along with their Fatalities and X-Ray Attacks; two environments: The Pit and The Living Forest; single player and one-on-one versus modes; and stereoscopic 3D support.    

I'll be interested to hear the impressions of any PS+ subscribers we have on here in a few days.
#3 Posted by RE_Player1 (7946 posts) -

Looks like Jeff might get a PS+ subscription after all. 

#4 Posted by TechHits (1483 posts) -
@RE_Player92:  im sure hes played more than that demo has to offer
#5 Posted by mazik765 (2334 posts) -

No word on a 360 demo beyond 'eventually'?

#6 Posted by Twitchey (962 posts) -

So someone is finally going with PS3 first.

#7 Edited by TechHits (1483 posts) -
@Twitchey:  Not to sound like a fanboy but it seems MK is favoring ps3, every time i have seen it it been on ps3's ,the whole kratos thing and the exclusive Jade costume with the Bluray movie (only for PS3) .
#8 Posted by Doctorchimp (4163 posts) -
@mazik765 said:
" No word on a 360 demo beyond 'eventually'? "
@TechHits said:
" @Twitchey:  Not to sound like a fanboy but it seems MK is favoring ps3, every time i have seen it it been on ps3's and the whole kratos thing . "
Yo Warner Bros. and Sony be putting hands in each others pockets all day.
Look at Arkham Asylum as an example.
#9 Posted by Twitchey (962 posts) -
@TechHits:  You don't but I think this is great. For a long time it has felt like the gaming industry has been treating the Xbox as a prodigy and the PS3 as the other child. Xbox received the Crysis demo first, and Dead Money for Fallout first, oh and don't forget about First Strike for Black Ops.
#10 Edited by Iron_Past (173 posts) -

It's marketing dollars, end of story. Sony kicks some money their way so they have something extra for their platform, or they get to make headlines about having the demo early (and in this case sell PS+ subs). MS tosses money at Bethesda and Activision for the same reasons. It's sometimes easy to forget, but video games are a money making industry, and companies will do what they need to do to make more of it. That rarely turns out good for the fans, though.

#11 Posted by xCharlieSheen (85 posts) -

Just enrolled in the playstation plus program for the first time. Seems cool, and worth the $18 every 3 months. Getting some free downloadable games, free premium themes, and early access to demo's. Can't wait for Tuesday, I'm going to play the shit out this MK demo. Mortal Kombat releases April 19th, a day after the Gears 3 beta comes out. That's a better combo than Cocaine and porn stars; well, almost.

#12 Posted by Iron_Past (173 posts) -
@xCharlieSheen: Be sure to post thoughts!
#13 Posted by minotaka (335 posts) -

Signed up to the PS+ this morn. Day off tomorrow for added bonus...  now we play the waiting game..

#14 Posted by Portis (1293 posts) -

Just signed up a few days ago. Lets do this!

#15 Posted by Zidd (1911 posts) -

Cannot wait for that. I thought I was going to have to wait until PAX to get my hands on it. @People who are just now signing up for PS+: Download Stacking Its a great game and you don't even have to pay for it.

#16 Posted by Bestostero (2919 posts) -


  Here's the awesome video they played at the end of the demo for those who can't see it yet...
Also some people extracted files from the demo apparently and based on that...
#17 Edited by handlas (2905 posts) -

saw it sitting on the PSN is it good (redundant question)?  Even tempted me slightly to sign up for Plus...then I saw it was 18 bucks for 3 months and thought...nah.  Sign up and then be a b*tch to try to shut it off like Xbox Live probably.

#18 Posted by litrock (172 posts) -

The demo convinced me to get the game. Seriously awesome. Really fast, easy to understand, and reminds me of MK2 (you know, the good one).  I was kicking ass with Johnny Cage in no time. Super impressive to see the game in action. Also, it's a weird thing, but there's no load in between rounds, the person who lost just gets up and the bars refill. It's a small touch, but it makes the game feel really really intense. No break until someone is DEAD.

#19 Posted by Mikewrestler5 (638 posts) -

PSN Plus members only? That's dumb. Hopefully someone puts it online sometime soon so we don't have to wait another week to download it.

#20 Posted by BradBrains (1344 posts) -

i finally understand what jeff and brad are talking about. liked the old 3d games but this one flows really well in terms of combos and fighting mechanics. 
also that trailer at the end is so fucking good

#21 Posted by Kyreo (4683 posts) -
@Mikewrestler5 said:
" PSN Plus members only? That's dumb. Hopefully someone puts it online sometime soon so we don't have to wait another week to download it. "
Damn.  that's a huge bummer.  
#22 Posted by MildMolasses (3190 posts) -

Oh shit, the krypt is back! That was the only thing from the pst 2d MK games that I liked. It's just too bad that there are mk 3 characters in it
#23 Posted by litrock (172 posts) -
@MildMolasses: But one of those characters is Stryker!  Watching Jeff tear dudes up on a future TNT with Stryker justifies his inclusion.
#24 Posted by Redbullet685 (6195 posts) -

The demo is a lot of fun. I can't wait for the full game.

#25 Posted by MindChamber (360 posts) -
@RE_Player92:   50 dollars to play a demo? 
#26 Posted by Akeldama (4334 posts) -
@MindChamber said:
" @RE_Player92:   50 dollars to play a demo?  lol "
You are 26 posts into your life here at Giant Bomb. Stop trolling while you are new.
#27 Posted by Sackmanjones (5202 posts) -
@Akeldama said:
" @MindChamber said:
" @RE_Player92:   50 dollars to play a demo?  lol "
You are 26 posts into your life here at Giant Bomb. Stop trolling while you are new. "
#28 Posted by animateria (3302 posts) -

Demo is pretty good but some of the commands for the moves are too rigid.
Maybe Marvel's flashiness got to me but it doesn't look all that impressive from a visual standpoint either. I know it's meant to be cheesy but the costumes feel like they dropped out of a kids doodling book.
I dunno if I want to drop a full $60 into this.... Maybe I'll wait for an Amazon sale or something.

#29 Edited by handlas (2905 posts) -

The demo comes out for everyone in like a week or not that big a deal for people that a miffed.  Of course, I'd love to play it NOAAAAW.   
who are the playable characters?  Everyone always has love for MK2 and not 3....MK3 was my favorite, loved the combo system and the ability to charge.

#30 Edited by MindChamber (360 posts) -
yah because a postcount has any sort of validity in life. It may it yours, but thats your sad problem.   
 not every opposing statement you encounter is that of a troll
 get a grip Mr Giantbomb gold member,    
""Akeldama replied to the topic What Xbox 360 games should my girlfriend play? in theXbox 360 board.
"A PS3 and Flower."" 
Now hows the troll? haha, get out of my face. 
#31 Posted by minotaka (335 posts) -

Can't seem to access it on the UK ps plus...    and now i can't connect to the network altogether...  *epic sigh*

#32 Posted by Bloodgraiv3 (2729 posts) -

Cannot wait for this game. 

#33 Posted by Spectreman (269 posts) -

What are the combinations keys to do a fatality?

#34 Posted by Buttenator (206 posts) -
@Spectreman: It's on the move list.
#35 Posted by Spectreman (269 posts) -

Bah, fatalities must be one button press . I want cool animations while playing! 

#36 Posted by ElJosh (42 posts) -

it looks like it will be good, interesting to hear Ed Boon say the all players should be happy with the package, no matter the console...
i still cant see what character that Microsoft can offer to match Kratos though....

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