Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe News for Xbox 360

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Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe screenshot
Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe screenshot

Last month Kotaku reported that at least one of the game's fatalities has been altered in order to secure a T-rating in the States. The Joker's finishing move sees the villain scaring his opponent with a joke pistol, complete with 'BANG!' flag, before blowing their brains out with a real gun. In the American depiction of this execution, the hapless victim will walk off-screen before receiving the fatal bullet.

But yesterday we spoke to senior producer Hans Lo about the changes:

"That's partly true [that the fatality has been edited]... You know, for North America we have a Teen rating, and teen really means 13 and above. Thirteen is pretty young, you have to admit. For Europe we have a 15, 16+ rating - so it's a bit different."

When pushed further about whether or not different cuts of the game exist, Lo replied: "I don't know, maybe! I think you might have to go take a look."

Minutes later we saw the complete fatality for ourselves. Will this encourage US purists to import the game from Europe? We'll have to see.

Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe is scheduled for release for Xbox 360 and PS3 on November 21, 2008.

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I'm pretty sure that importing the 360 version is out of the question due to region lock, correct? Damn.
Posted 00:17 on 07 November 2008
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Wido

Good!

Just wants you to buy the game even more now!
Posted 19:31 on 06 November 2008
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Keith

This just renewed my fate in this game, thank you midway!!!!
Posted 18:06 on 06 November 2008
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Pär

why buy it if you think it's gonna be garbage?
Posted 16:38 on 06 November 2008
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patrick

ill be ordering a eurpoean copy thats for sure. they should of just made it M for mature its now going to be loosing its mortal kombat feel to it.

garbage i tell you.

especially with the movies that 13 year olds see these days this is total BS.
Posted 16:26 on 06 November 2008

Game Stats

Release Date: 21/11/2008
Developer: Midway
Publisher: Midway
Genre: Beat 'em Up
No. Players: 1-2
Rating: BBFC 15
Site Rank: 1,051 71
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