Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe is an upcoming scheduled crossover fighting
game from Midway Games in the Mortal Kombat series, which
will contain characters from both the Mortal Kombat franchise and the DC Comics Universe.
The game's story will be written by comic writers Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray. This will be
the first game in the franchise that will not bear the "M" Rating as confirmed by Ed Boon in a video interview. Epic Games reports that the game is being developed using their Unreal Engine 3
and the release has been announced for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
platforms. A specific release date has not yet been revealed, but a playable game demo is expected to be available in E3 2008 between July 15 and July 17.
The game is aimed to feature 20-22 characters, which would be divided in equal number between DC characters and Mortal
Kombat ones. In the end this number may vary, but it is considered a target number.
Confirmed so far are Scorpion and Sub-Zero from Mortal Kombat, while
Superman and Batman are the confirmed DC characters. According to interviews,
the characters are being chosen mainly looking for parallels between the characters from both universes. For one, Sub-Zero
seems to have been chosen as Batman's face-off, according to the game art and trailer
Ed Boon has said that some of the characters' abilities, especially on the DC side, have been
toned down to make them balanced within the game. A case of this Ed Boon mentioned, is Superman
no longer being invulnerable as he usually is, for example he may now be hurt by Scorpion's spear.