There really isn’t much to say about this except “FUCKIN COOL.” I’ve always been a fan of fighting games that throw in characters from different franchises, i.e Yoda in Soul Caliber, Darth Vader, Kratos etc. With that being said, feast your eyes on one of the coolest DLCs of this year. (fingers crossed for Jason)
The new Baracka from the Mortal Kombat Legacy webseries looks more like something that crawled from the pits of Mordor. How disappointing.
The Mortal Kombat Legacy Webseries premiered its first episode “legacy:episode 1,” and the anticipation is well worth the outcome. This is what millions of MK fans envisioned the actual franchise to look and feel like, instead of the high color contrast nonsense that the previous films offered us.
“Legacy” has a combination of different feels to it, similar to the realistic interpretation that Christopher Nolan gave the recently Batman Films, and also a realistic crime drama feel like “the Sheild,” of course also by keeping the imaginative qualities of the MK world.
The Episode starts off with the origin story of Kano (Darren Shahlavi), Jax (Michael Jai White), Stryker (Tamoh Pennikett), and Sonya Blade (Jeri Ryan). It takes place in a weapons factory where Kano, who doesn’t have his red eye metallic implant yet, is manufacturing advanced weaponry. You briefly see what looks to be “Cyrax’s” helmet, and weapon technology that is similar to the Cybernetic characters of MK. After a couple action sequences, the audience is left with the need to see more. The only thing that was missing from the first episode, was the gore and horror element that director Kevin Tancharoen emphasized in the MK “Rebirth” trailer. (below) Which I’m sure will only be revealed when the relevant character is shown.
We can only hope now that we get a chance to see other popular characters. The real difficult objective is, how do you make Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Reptile, or even Goro, a part of this MK world? Will it be done as effectively as in the “Rebirth” trailer, will it be something that jeopardizes the show? Or will Kevin make it so flawlessly integrated (again) that we wont even second-guess them. We will have to wait and see.
The Mortal Kombat webseries will be streaming online every Tuesday. Watch the entire first episode and the “Rebirth” trailer that started it all below. As well as the first stills of SUB ZERO and SCORPION.
The new Mortal Kombat so far shows just how much the game developers have raised the bar. The overall look and feel is so elaborate, consisting of the original key characters and interactive stages. It’s refreshing to see a game coming out that has balls, that stays clear away from the overwhelming saturation of anime influenced fighting games, and goes back to violence, gore, and sick character design. We’ve seen trailers for the characters, with the recent Raiden trailer, and now, courtesy of online fan boys, we’re given Fatality samples, which really PUSH THE FUCKIN LIMITS. Pre-order this and don’t be a puss.
Some of them are hard to make out cause they were shot at fan conventions, but you get the idea.