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Raiden Returns In Mortal Kombat

Well this is certainly a shocking development. Sorry.

Mar. 14 2011

Posted by: Jeff

In This Episode:

Raiden

Mortal Kombat

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Raiden is the character I associate with this series for some reason, not sure why.

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THUNDAAAAAA!!
 
on a related note, my fears that his fly forward carrying you attack would look .... dumb.... have been confirmed
 
"WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!! IM FLYING!"
 
and it seems like limb ripping is a theme all the fatalities are going with now, i was expecting more dissolving and melting... and... guts.... very few organs being shown, you modeled their insides come on, i want more shit like kung lao buzz sawing you in half, and the pit... on man... everything else looks to be boring limb ripping, snore.

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Floored by this completely unexpected news.

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Sweet to get a confirmation. I love playing as Raiden..

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But is he voiced by Christopher Lambert????

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@White_Silhouette said:
"Sweet to get a confirmation. I love playing as Raiden.. "

hes been confirmed for a while.
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Wait, Raiden's in the game? 
 
NO SALE. 
 
j/k

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when i saw the title i thought it was another promo character and it wud be Raiden from MGS, how weird wud that be

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If Raiden's fatalities look like they do in the video (akin to something from Infamous) it might be amusing. Would have been nice though to see the fatality in action.

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@ThornBlackstar said:
" when i saw the title i thought it was another promo character and it wud be Raiden from MGS, how weird wud that be "
haha I thought that too, I was like no way
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The V.O. guy sounds like Batman

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@Axleisbored said:
" @ThornBlackstar said:
" when i saw the title i thought it was another promo character and it wud be Raiden from MGS, how weird wud that be "
weird... but strangely relevant since he is totally in an upcoming 360 exclusive... hmm ... "
It's not an exclusive...
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HEY GUYS IS SUB-ZERO IN THIS, I NEED TO SEE A TRAILER CONFIRMATION OR ELSE I WILL NOT BUY THIS GAME !! ?

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Phew!

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That little bookend QVC bit at the end was kinda weird.

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I'll attempt to hold back my shock and awe.

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@VinceNotVance said:
" HEY GUYS IS SUB-ZERO IN THIS, I NEED TO SEE A TRAILER CONFIRMATION OR ELSE I WILL NOT BUY THIS GAME !! ? "
Noob.
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@Jeffsekai:  guess that shows what i know. at least about MGS. my bad
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Edited By formated4tv
@DarkDude:  Me too. It's a mix of (a) the MK movies with him being the "leader" and (b) random elements of the story throughout the series.
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Good stuff. Like the look of Raiden's teleport, and the x-ray is baller. 
 
This is GB's first video in four days or so. I wonder when or even if they've gone this long without having a video posted since Vinny and Brad joined the crew.
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This has already been posted like a week or two ago on eight other sites.

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@Jeffsekai said:
" @Axleisbored said:
" @ThornBlackstar said:
" when i saw the title i thought it was another promo character and it wud be Raiden from MGS, how weird wud that be "
weird... but strangely relevant since he is totally in an upcoming 360 exclusive... hmm ... "
It's not an exclusive... "
lol hes a dumbass
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@VinceNotVance said:
" HEY GUYS IS SUB-ZERO IN THIS, I NEED TO SEE A TRAILER CONFIRMATION OR ELSE I WILL NOT BUY THIS GAME !! ? "
This.
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This reminds me, I really wanna have the Elder Gods included in some Mortal Kombat story arc.  And none of that Onaga bunk.

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@Axleisbored said:

" THUNDAAAAAA!!  on a related note, my fears that his fly forward carrying you attack would look .... dumb.... have been confirmed  "WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!! IM FLYING!" and it seems like limb ripping is a theme all the fatalities are going with now, i was expecting more dissolving and melting... and... guts.... very few organs being shown, you modeled their insides come on, i want more shit like kung lao buzz sawing you in half, and the pit... on man... everything else looks to be boring limb ripping, snore. "

Right. But the last 3D MK games where the models looked like they were made out of fucking plastic were great, right? 
 
Never mind that they're finally focusing on the actual gameplay and making it fun. THERE ARE NOT ENOF ORGANS OMG
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Electric boogaloo up in this.

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Shocking.

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i love how stupid the storyline is in the MK series. It's more dumb than SF and that is saying something!

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@random_guy23: @random_guy23 said:
" @VinceNotVance said:
" HEY GUYS IS SUB-ZERO IN THIS, I NEED TO SEE A TRAILER CONFIRMATION OR ELSE I WILL NOT BUY THIS GAME !! ? "
This. "
Hes in the ps3 demo...so I would say yeh!
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Something something something jumping the shock.

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Mortal Kombat is kinda dumb.... 
 
 
the bad way...

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@RockmanBionics said:
" @VinceNotVance said:
" HEY GUYS IS SUB-ZERO IN THIS, I NEED TO SEE A TRAILER CONFIRMATION OR ELSE I WILL NOT BUY THIS GAME !! ? "
Noob. "
Oh SHIT, Noob Saibot is in this? Fucking SOLD
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@Coldbrand said:
" This has already been posted like a week or two ago on eight other sites. "
I thought this was the only place I needed for my Mortal Kombat coverage... I guess this is not the official source for everything Mortal Kombat....
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yay

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FATALITY LIVES
 
What.

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@VinceNotVance said:
" @RockmanBionics said:
" @VinceNotVance said:
" HEY GUYS IS SUB-ZERO IN THIS, I NEED TO SEE A TRAILER CONFIRMATION OR ELSE I WILL NOT BUY THIS GAME !! ? "
Noob. "
Oh SHIT, Noob Saibot is in this? Fucking SOLD "
I see what you did there.
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I'm glad people can stop calling my Ri-din now.  It's always been Ray-din, dammit.

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@csl316:  Actually, that just means the guys who made the video can't pronounce it either.
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Rated R.... for Raiden!

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The voice over is the best thing ever.

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@Poki3 said:
" Shocking. "
You just couldn't help yourself, could you?
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@csl316 said:
" I'm glad people can stop calling my Ri-din now.  It's always been Ray-din, dammit. "
but isn't Raiden a japanese word making it Ri-den?  japanese mythology for god of thunder.  
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@mythus said:

" @csl316 said:

" I'm glad people can stop calling my Ri-din now.  It's always been Ray-din, dammit. "

but isn't Raiden a japanese word making it Ri-den?  japanese mythology for god of thunder.   "
Probably, but this isn't Japanese mythology.  This is MK mythology, where people do this:
  
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I have a couple of questions: 
 
1. Is it just me or does the music in the beginning sound a bit like Goro's lair in MK1? 
2. Does anyone know what Raiden says when he dives at someone?

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@wasteguru said:
" @VinceNotVance said:
" @RockmanBionics said:
" @VinceNotVance said:
" HEY GUYS IS SUB-ZERO IN THIS, I NEED TO SEE A TRAILER CONFIRMATION OR ELSE I WILL NOT BUY THIS GAME !! ? "
Noob. "
Oh SHIT, Noob Saibot is in this? Fucking SOLD "
I see what you did there. "
Kenshi confirmed
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@mythus said:
" @csl316 said:
" I'm glad people can stop calling my Ri-din now.  It's always been Ray-din, dammit. "
but isn't Raiden a japanese word making it Ri-den?  japanese mythology for god of thunder.   "
That makes no sense.  Are you saying that they have no 'a' sound in Japanese? 
If that word were to be said in Japanese, it would be pronounced something akin to rah-ee-den. 
 
But to answer your initial question, no, the Shinto god of thunder is Raijin.  Note the 'rai'.
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@Rolento: I emailed the bombcast to get this  answered.  All I know is that everyone I know has been saying Ray since the first game.  Even MK III spelled it Rayden to clear up confusion.
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@csl316 said:
" @Rolento: I emailed the bombcast to get this  answered.  All I know is that everyone I know has been saying Ray since the first game.  Even MK III spelled it Rayden to clear up confusion. "
Fair enough.  I believe MK calls Raiden the Chinese god of thunder in the original lore, but it has been years so I may be wrong. 
 
If, however, they are going for a Japanese translation, you'd pronounce the 'Rai' part of the name like the booze / bread Rye.
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@DarkDude:  because he was on the mk2 cabin et, looking menacing w ith those lightning eyes    
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@Rolento said:
" @mythus said:
" @csl316 said:
" I'm glad people can stop calling my Ri-din now.  It's always been Ray-din, dammit. "
but isn't Raiden a japanese word making it Ri-den?  japanese mythology for god of thunder.   "
That makes no sense.  Are you saying that they have no 'a' sound in Japanese? If that word were to be said in Japanese, it would be pronounced something akin to rah-ee-den.  But to answer your initial question, no, the Shinto god of thunder is Raijin.  Note the 'rai'. "
its not the sound of A that disappears, its the japanese L and R that makes the I dominant.  The R is a sound that would be more of what you would make when finding a between to both R and L.   basically the a is very hidden within the word.  At least thats from my opinion.