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    The Mortal Kombat That Should Have Been
    Ex-Midway artist Vincent Proce went back to the drawing board for a pitched, but ultimately rejected visual reboot of the developer's venerable Mortal Kombat franchise, posting the results of that back-to-basics design plan on his personal blog.

    Proce, who contributed to Midway's final fighting game (Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe) before being snapped up by Warner Bros, wrote that the re-imagining of the MK franchise proposed "mixing modern muti-player and dismemberment game design with the original fighting mechanic." The artist's take on four Mortal Kombat mainstays—Raiden, Kano, Scorpion and Sonya Blade—are dramatic, gritty and, for the most part, a welcome change.

    Proce describes his Scorpion as "a wraith wearing the yellow blood of the demon" that resurrected him, his Kano as "half Japanese half US military bad ass." His Sonya, which will likely draw the most criticism, was redesigned as "the daughter of a Texas Ranger who's sex appeal weakens her opponents while her Special Forces training kicks their asses." Finally, his Raiden pitch portrays "a god [whose] feet rarely touch the ground."

    We're not sure what direction the Mortal Kombat team is taking the series at its new home, but I'm personally hoping it's more along these lines—a darker, more dramatic, less comic book-like treatment with a pared down cast—than what we got with Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe. I enjoyed that game as much as the next guy, but I like my MK with a little less Wonder Woman.
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    Sonja: "We need to save the world, and we'll do it without pants!"
    Wait... what?
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    damn that looks impressive
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    double post?
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    aye just as u said
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    If only they could develop a good fighting system
    I've always hated the MK fighting system they relied more on gore to sell their games
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    It's the Gore and shock value that made the series so popular back then, but yeah the fighting was very simplistic!

    MK should get back to it's roots methinks!
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    I agree played the original back in '93. I hated the new ones from deadly alliance to the recent ones. I also think that it has had its day it was good in the 90s.
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    Anyone else noticed how the chicky is more detailed than the rest?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magnarmalok View Post
    Anyone else noticed how the chicky is more detailed than the rest?
    Curves need detail
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