“MK vs. DC” Cuts Violence to Squeeze Into T-Rating


“Lady, you do not want to do that. I swear, if this game wasn’t rated Teen…”

Well, this was probably inevitable, but it’s still sad to hear about nonetheless. Midway is toning down the violence in Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe so it can hang on to a T-rating from the ESRB.

The game was always planned to be Teen, because Midway needs a massively large selling hit to remain in business, but the very thought of a PG-13 Mortal Kombat is sacrilege to anyone who grew up playing the blood-soaked game.

The most immediate casualty is the Joker’s fatality which involves a point blank gunshot (video after the jump) and was a wickedly funny finishing move, one that is now only going to take place off camera.

Further cuts will assuredly be equally as lame, and Midway should learn that M-rated games can sell to, just look at Halo, GTA, and COD, just to name a few off the top of my head. But hey, if they make decisions like this, maybe they deserve to go under.

Watch the dearly departed Joker fatality below:

One Response

  1. bearfoot November 2, 2008

Add Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Seven Predictable Patterns That Marvel Movies Follow
Does Alita: Battle Angel Hold Up to the Manga?
Five Actors Who Should Play “The Batman” Now That Affleck is Gone
How Films and Pop Culture Influence Fashion
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Death Stranding
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Alien: Blackout
Why Many Fans Won’t Leave Destiny for Anthem
Why You Need to Check Out Katana Zero
The New Theory about Star Trek Discovery’s Red Angel
10 Dark Facts About Skeletor You Probably Didn’t Know
The Villains We Can Expect in the Pennyworth TV Series
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Natalia Dyer
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Proxima Midnight
The 10 Most Powerful Female Superheroes
Here are Some Big Changes Avengers is Making to Marvel Comics
Are We Going to See Adam Warlock in the MCU?
The Advantages of Developing a Mobile App
10 Things You Should Know about Logitech Gaming Software
Why Web Performance Optimization Matters
The Five Best 4K Gaming Monitors Out Today