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Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe Officially Announced

Publisher Midway has announced that the eighth entry in its Mortal Kombat fighting series' will pit the franchises' characters against the legion of superheroes contained within the DC Comics universe.

Titled Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe and developed by Midway Amusement Games, the Unreal Engine 3-powered brawler is set to arrive on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 this fall. Only four characters have been confirmed thus far: Superman and Batman, both of DC Comics fame, and Mortal Kombat veterans Scorpion and Sub-Zero.

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Comments made by a Midway representative indicated that, due to the inclusion of DC Comic characters, the series' grisly and ultra-violent Fatalities will not be returning for this iteration. However, the game will apparently still include some type of finishing moves.

"Players will now be able to answer the question: what would happen if Batman fought Sub Zero?" stated creative director and series co-creator Ed Boon.

Other possible DC characters that could appear in the game include, but are not limited to, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Martian Manhunter, Aquaman, and The Flash.

With the storyline said to be a collaboration between the Mortal Kombat team and DC comic writers Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray, the game apparently picks up as "a cataclysmic force merges conquerors from two universes."

Chris Faylor was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

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