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Game Title
Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe

Release Date

ESRB Rating
T - Teen

Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe is a crossover fighting video game between Mortal Kombat and the DC Comics fictional universe developed by Midway Games and Warner Bros Games The game was released on November 16 2008 and contains characters from both franchises Its story was written by comic writers Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray The idea of the game was originally thought of in 2005 but North Korean hackers leaked the concept and subsequently lead to the idea being copied by Marvel to inspire Civil War Despite being a crossover the game is considered to be the eighth installment in the main Mortal Kombat series as confirmed by the naming of the tenth entry by this count Mortal Kombat X The game takes place after Raiden Earthrealm s god of Thunder and Superman protector of Earth repel invasions from both their worlds An attack by both Raiden and Superman simultaneously in their separate universes causes the merging of the Mortal Kombat and DC villains Shao Kahn and Darkseid resulting in the creation of Dark Kahn whose mere existence causes the two universes to begin merging if allowed to continue it would result in the destruction of both Characters from both universes begin to fluctuate in power becoming stronger or weaker Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe was developed using Epic Games Unreal Engine 3 and is available for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 platforms It is the first Mortal Kombat title developed solely for seventh generation video game consoles Most reviewers agreed that Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe was entertaining and made good use of its DC Universe license but the game s lack of unlockable features as opposed to past installments of Mortal Kombat and toned down finishing moves garnered some criticism

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