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Mortal Kombat IX Preview

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Mortal Kombat holds a very special place in gamers hearts, and I am no exception.

I played the original Mortal Kombat games on my Sega Genesis almost obsessively, had my favorite characters, and even my favorite fatalities. But then, the franchise slowly moved away from that hard-core fighting mechanic and I lost interest.

However, the upcoming new Mortal Kombat game (number nine), is a return to form on the PS3 and XBox 360 to be released on April 19, 2011. All the characters are rendered in 3D, but the levels and movements are 2D. And not only that, but many favorite characters are returning including Jax, Johnny Cage, Kano, Kung Lao, Reptile, Scorpion, Sub-Zero and more!

And the story, of which Mortal Kombat is not best known for, actually seems pretty interesting:

The story begins with Raiden, just when he is about to be killed by Shao Kahn in the events that happen after Armageddon. In a last effort, he sends a message to himself in the past, in the era of “Mortal Kombat”, the first game. The rest of the story follows that Raiden’s past and shows him trying to understand the visions and messages he gets from himself in the future and trying to prevent the events that lead to destruction of all realities.

Below the jump, we have two videos for you! The first is a montage of various fights, and the second is an older video that showcases a few matches and fatalities. Enjoy!

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