Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe (Kollektor’s Edition)
Months we had been waiting for it and then it finally arrived. The newest Mortal Kombat game has hit the shelves and it brings with it the possibility to enter the deadliest tournament in the world … with your favorite DC characters. Among the superhuman combatants are Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, Captain Marvel, Green Lantern, but also the villains, Lex Luthor, Deathstroke, Catwoman and the Joker. And let me say this: fighting as the Joker is as much fun as could ever be expected. He fights dirty and his crazy attitude from the comics has been adopted perfectly. This can be said about every character, their moves and looks fit the original visions as good as possible, in certain cases even better.
On the side of Outworld we see familiar faces like Subzero, Scorpion, Shang Tsung, Sonja Blade, Liu Kang, Kitana, Jax, Raiden, Kano and the beast Baraka. In the integrated story mode both sides will be pitted against each other until they realize that they are both fighting a common enemy: Dark Khan, a fusion between Shao Khan, the conqueror from Outworld and Darkseid, the destroyer from the DC universe. Only together the warriors from both worlds can defeat this enemy.
When you play the game you can choose between several single player modes and traditional one on one multiplayer. Furthermore you have the option to fight online against other players. The single player modes are split into a story mode (one for each side) in which you will have to take on the roles of several different fighters in order to complete it. There also is an arcade mode (used to unlock the character specific ending scenes) and a kombo challenge in which you have to input 10 different combos for each character.
After having finished the DC storyline I have to say that I was astonished at the accuracy of the story. The developers accounted for all the recent events in the DC universe and got most of the character profiles right. As a comic fan I am really glad that they took the time to research these elements and also implement the proper moves for each character. If you are a DC fan and like to beat the bejesus out of others (virtually of course) than you should definetly take a look at this game.
The Kollektor’s Edition (no I’m not spelling it wrong, it is actually called that) comes with a removable art print by Alex Ross (you might remember him from his work on Kingdom Come), a Bluray Disc packed with interviews and documentaries and a comic by original Mortal Kombat co-creator John Tobias.