38 Comments
Posted by goldenmnk

Asome

Posted by BurningChimaera

Jeff, I note that you're getting more professional. This is not what I signed up for! Bring on the booze parties and yelling at plastic stars!

Nice feature, though. Still not sold on MKvsDC.

PS- Strange that I got in a comment just a couple minutes after it was posted.
Posted by Crono

Gotta give Ed Boon kredit... MK never seems to have tired on him.  He still looks and sounds enthusiastic about the series.

Posted by Player1

Very good interview Jeff. Really showed off your professional side. 

They should pay you guys for these interviews, because it always makes me want the game. 
Posted by destruktive

Good stuff. I'm looking forward to playing this one :P

Posted by REDRUN

Thank Jeff and Ed Boon for the preview. I am now pretty much sold into getting this game into my collection. Ed, thanks again for the fan service and keeping true to your art in the most original fighting platform design. There is no fighting game compared to some of that good ole' fashion butt kicking, spine ripping and WTF moments in the "MORTAL KOMBAT" universe!!!! Keep on gaming you two.

Posted by Homeslice

Where do you get a Donkey Kong Country shirt like the one Jeff has?

Do they have shirts for all the animals?

Posted by mussbus999

LMAO homeslice thats a Mark Echo shirt!

Posted by Geno

You should've gotten Tobias on as well and then you would've been able to use Noob Saibot as a thumbnail.

Posted by Aska

Seeing Jeff and Ed talk like that, you can see in their facial expressions that they're really excited about MK still.  Makes me feel warm and fuzzy!

Posted by ScottEFresh

f*%^!!!!!!!!   now I have to buy this game :( ....it looks so good but my wallet is going to hurt!

Posted by Wright

Ed boon is awesome

Posted by AaronBelfast

I've made up my mind, if Jeff gives this game 4 or 5 stars, I will purchase this game.

Posted by ratzombie

A little disappointed you guys didn't record any matches, I remember you playing Ed Boon in I think Armageddon back on GameSpot.

Ah well.

Posted by nabokovfan87
Posted by PitifullPete

I really, really, really love your video features. Always interesting. Nice guy, this Ed Boon. Also, I'm a long time MK fan but, but only got a console before a few weeks. That means, I'm pretty psyced about this one, especially since the opinions on it have gotten better and better.

Posted by MisterWaingro

Man.  If this game comes out and it sucks and you have to give it a bad review, it sure is going to be awkward between you two.

Posted by Death_Burnout

Jeff's "professional side" has shined through more than few times in the past let me tell you now.

It is funny how it was a collective WTF when it was announced, i must say as time went on i started liking the idea and now im pretty excited for it.

Posted by TheWesman

Jeff looked SO excited!  haha   Great interview.  I am really enjoying these developer interviews you all have been doing.  Keep up the good work!

Posted by daniel_beck_90

Jeff thanks for the interview

Posted by toxicEnchiliada

I can't stop looking at Luchadeer

Posted by TripMasterMunky

"Where do you get a Donkey Kong Country shirt like the one Jeff has?

Do they have shirts for all the animals?"

Best comment ever.

Posted by Vod_Crack

"Where do you get a Donkey Kong Country shirt like the one Jeff has?


Do they have shirts for all the animals?"

I really hope that's a joke.
Posted by BlueMonk3y

Its sucks that they got rid of Jokers head shot fatality. I really liked that one but I might still get it.

Posted by Media_Master

nice very casual

Posted by Ontheocho

Ed Boon ftw.

I'm impressed that you guys got him into the basement.

Posted by Yagami
"Its sucks that they got rid of Jokers head shot fatality. I really liked that one but I might still get it."

Who says they got rid of it? Why not have more than just one fatality?
Posted by Homeslice

Yes, it was a joke, my friends.

But shouldn't they really have more DKC merch? Ecko ripped them off. That's a Rambi the Rhino token.

Posted by WholeFunShow

Great background wibble, reminded me of Rorschach's face.

Posted by WholeFunShow

(Edit post gone done busted) Yagami, I've read that the Jokers gun kill has been bowdlerised cowinkadinkly.

Edited by dQuarters

Good job, Jeff.

So many of Boon's interviews churn out the same lump. It's good to have a respected MK fan ask Boon something a bit more esoteric about what some people have been following for 16 years *ahem*.
This and the matching podcast ... Gold to me.
Thanks.
Posted by LDub

I, like many of you, first hated the idea of MK vs. DC but trying to hate the game got old fast after seeing the combat and the way the enthusiasm came through the devs. talking about the game. Will this be the greatest fighting game ever? No, but It will please both fans of the MK series and DC fans alike just due to the fact that their favorite superhero is being featured in a fighting game or because the combat is mixing up old school MK with a little bit of new and I for one cannot wait!

Posted by falstaf

Keep up the good work Jeff. I see you as becoming the Roger Ebert of the video game world.

Edited by Bewildered_Ronin

@ Geno: You should've gotten Tobias on as well and then you would've been able to use Noob Saibot as a thumbnail.

Is Tobias back with the MK Dev Team? John Tobias left the Mortal Kombat team in 1999, during the time that MK: Special Forces was being made.. He left because he thought the action-adventure MK spinoffs were stupid and was dissatisfied with how crappy the franchise had become. I know he's working on a comic book to be released with MKvsDCU, but I haven't heard anything abouty him being back on the dev team. I don't know why he'd want to come back on now when the franchise has been self-censored and sanitized/bastardized into a Teen rated game. Well, other than being hopeful for a fat paycheck.

And, yes, the Joker's fatality has been nerfed, as has Kitana's fatality.

Anyway, it's been changed up a bit, toned down to just slightly less than awesome to secure that highly coveted T-rating that Midway and Warner Bros. are so adamant about. In the latest build, Joker still whips out his prank gun, a "BANG!" flag unfurling. Unfortunately, you won't see the follow up of Joker shooting someone in the face; that actually happens off screen now, the headshot safely out of sight.

Another Fatality that's seen some revision was Kitana's, one that involved her opponent being impaled by her trademark blade-fans. Initially, the first fan went into the torso, the other into the forehead. That second was a T-rating no-no. Double fans delivered to the chest, however, that's a T-rated way to end someone's life.
- Kotaku

I know it's snarky, but, since we no longer see the Joker shoot someone in the face, can we call it Mortal Kombat Lite?

Nice video explaining why they broke up the combat with the mini-games, but I really don't want mini-games in my fighting game. I see where he's going with the making transitions mean something instead of a static cinematic, but the arena transitions and the way they jarred you out of combat was what I hated about MK 3. Replacing it with a mini-game doesn't solve the problem for me. I thought the fluidity of the combo system in MK 5 was good, but it seemed cheap at times.

The bruising system sounds impressive and the ideology behind the mini-games is interesting, but I think I'll pass on this like I did with MK 3 & 4. Hopefully the devs will release another pure MK game, rated M, and get rid of these transition break-ups.

Posted by giyanks22

"They should pay you guys for these interviews, because it always makes me want the game. "
I feel the same way. The Giantbomb previews are incredible. The Age of Booty was the best though.

Posted by banned8921

Im sorry but this was boring.

Posted by squidracerX

Justify Superman i nthis game all you want... Okay fine his "godlike" powers are limited by magic. But how is SHAZAM, (Captain Marvel for anyone who knows anything), in this game!? He is as strong if not stronger than Superman and he IS magic so there would be no limit to his power. He was a poor choice to put in here.

Posted by SpaceDesperado

two great pros, one sweet interview.