We have a new contributor here at Hero Complex. Pete Metzger, whose video game reviews have been published for years in the Los Angeles Times, will be writing about gaming culture as well as toys and action figures. He’s checking in today with some “Mortal Kombat” action:
It’s the classic vs. the familiar
Last week, Midway finally announced the complete roster of DC characters appearing in “Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe,” the latest chapter in the fighting series coming this November to video game consoles everywhere. (They’ve been teasing us with one name at a time for the last 40 years it seems…) Scorpion, Sub Zero and the rest of the uber-violent brawlers will do battle with Batman, Superman, Catwoman, Green Lantern, the Joker, Captain Marvel, the Flash, Wonder Woman, Deathstroke, Lex Luthor and Darkseid.
Okay, so if Superman truly is the “Man of Steel” how exactly will Scorpion be able to “Finish him!” (as the game implores when you are poised to deliver the shut-down move) and rip his spine out in a bloody mess? Somehow, in the interest of good video-gaming, we bet Midway will find a way to even the playing field. This cross-mojonation will either work as well as Danger Mouse’s classic mash-up “The Grey Album” (Jay-Z’s “Black Album” meets the” White Album” by the Beatles), or it will land with a thud, like Britney Spears at the MTV Video Music Awards, circa 2007.
Sit tight, dear readers. When we have more info, so will you.
— Pete Metzger
Photos by Midway