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Jemmillion: The first tournament I ever attended was Summer Jam 7 in 2013. I had the great opportunity of getting to speak with you. At the time, I had known you as the guy who played Aquaman in Injustice: Gods Among Us. After the tournament was over, I learned that you have been active in the Mortal Kombat scene for a long time. How long have you been playing fighting games?
Tom Brady: I have been playing fighting games since the very beginning, and started with Street Fighter 2 in the early 1990’s. I have been competing for over 20 years.
Jemmillion: Who and/or what inspired you to become a part of the Fighting Game Community?
Tom Brady: When I first started, there was no “Fighting Game Community.” That era didn’t begin until there were forums where other players could all be in contact with one another. It was that concept that really allowed fighters to become big tournament games in today’s scene. I got into it because I could now discuss certain tactics, combos, match ups, etc., with other top players without having to get into my car and drive to the arcade. It also allowed me to discuss these things with players around the world rather than just in my local area.
Jemmillion: You’re main in Mortal Kombat is Sub-Zero. Can you tell us a little bit about why you choose him and what makes him top tier compared to the other characters?
Tom Brady: Sub-Zero was the first MK character I ever chose. I only have two favorite MK characters (Bo Rai’ Cho being the second), so I always choose one of those. I didn’t actually play him as a main in all MK games however. I only used him as a tournament main in MK3 and MK9. By design, Sub-Zero is top tier. It takes several changes to the overall fighting game engine to make him low tier like he eventually became in MK9. Despite not being a top character in MK9, I was still able to get results with him, because he still breaks the traditional fighting game laws of footsies as well as a few other aspects of fighters.
There is just something about Sub-Zero and the Ice Clone that clicks with me. He is literally the perfect fighting game character for me. I am looking forward to using him as my main or one of my mains in MKX. The character is a perfect fit for me. I don’t play Sub-Zero…I AM Sub-Zero. It’s an honor for many of the MK Community to consider me the face of one of the most iconic fighting game characters of all time.
Jemillionm: Earlier this year, NetherRealm studios announced Mortal Kombat X. After watching a lot of the MKX trailers and character reveal videos that have been released, it seems like the new game is a mix between Mortal Kombat 9 and Injustice: Gods Among Us. How do you think the style change and addition of interactables will affect the game?
Tom Brady: I don’t believe MKX will play anything like MK9 or Injustice, I believe it will be its own game. I think the interactables will have a much different effect on the game than we saw in Injustice because there are more creative ways to use them besides just throwing them at the opponent. It has been said that there are even ways to link some interactables into your combo. With all the new ways that you can use them, I’m sure interactables will still play a big role; it will just be different than the way they were used in Injustice.
Jemmillion: In Injustice: Gods Among Us, the interactables were unblockable. This is the first time that they’re being entered into a Mortal Kombat game; however, they’re going to be blockable this time around. What are your views on this change?
Tom Brady: This is a HUGE and much needed change. Being able to throw unlockable, high damaging objects becomes a huge advantage in certain situations and match ups. Making them blockable still gets the environment involved in the gameplay without giving characters as much of a game changing stage and/or positional advantage.
Jemmillion: What are your views on the new characters D’Vorah, Ferra/Torr, Cassie Cage, and Kotal Kahn?
Tom Brady: I absolutely love the new characters. Every time I see a new reveal I think to myself “I can’t wait to play this character.” Mortal Kombat is so good about giving you much more content then the previous game, and you see that with the additions of so many awesome new characters.
Jemmillion: How do you think Mortal Kombat X will affect the series? What about how it might affect the Fighting Game Community?
Tom Brady: I think MKX will be the most complete game coming out of the series to date. I believe it will gain the most interest out of any MK game from both the NetherRealm and fighting game community as a whole. I really think this game has the ability to get huge numbers at every tournament as well as have enough depth and content to last longer than MK9 or Injustice.
Jemmillion: You’ve been off the radar lately in regards to the FGC. We haven’t seen you at many tournaments. Will this be changing with the release of MKX?
Tom Brady: Absolutely! I wasn’t able to dedicate anywhere near the time into Injustice that I did MK9. I’d say I played Injustice about 80% less than MK9. I just had so many projects that I was lucky enough to be a part of which took significant time away from my training. However, in MKX, I will be all in! I plan on dedicating A LOT of time to the game and showing that I can still compete at the highest level.
Jemmillion: What events will we be seeing you attend in the future?
Tom Brady: The next tournament I will make will be NEC 2014. I doubt I will have been able to play much leading up to the event, but I’ll do my best, and I’ll be there to support the game and my community.
Jemmillion: If you could be one superhero and fighting gamer character, who would it be? Why?
Tom Brady: SUPERMAN!!!! He is by far my favorite superhero!! As powerful as Superman is, he is still matched up against heroes/villains who are even more powerful. He succeeds where other powerful beings fail, because although he is an alien, he embodies the human spirit of never giving up and fighting even when it seems that there is no way to win.
As a fighting game character, I’d be Bo Rai’ Cho. Who wouldn’t want to be able to eat and drink whatever they want and still be able to be a lethal martial artist? LOL
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Yea KI3 looks solid but it's not even 50% done yet and I was thinking about jumping on that UltraSF4 to check out some of the new characters they have now. I'm hoping that by January we will get more info on old/new characters and some more stage reveals.
Taken from the official Mortal Kombat Facebook page, the PollDaddy site turns to the gaming community for opinions on who they think the most iconic Playstation character is. Now, while Scorpion and Sub-Zero aren't exclusively Playstation characters, both have found their way onto the poll amongst a gigantic cast of characters. While we'd obviously feel partial towards the ninjas, feel free to cast your vote for whomever you wish !
Poll can be found here: https://polldaddy.com/poll/8412557/
I highly doubt that MKX will have joker as a DLC.
Yea I agree even though I voted for Sub-Zero
The first one is Quan Chi's boots.
Today via Newsarama (thanks to @MKServer) we have received some new details from the Mortal Kombat X comic book series that is set to officially start January 2015. This digital comic series was first announced back in mid October during the New York Comic-Con and is sure to give us Mortal Kombat fans a run for our money. Similar to how the Injustice: Gods Among Us comic book set route the Mortal Kombat X comic will act as a prequel to the game's release in mid-April.
Anyway, back to the details ! Below are two synopsis', each from issue two and issue three of the Mortal Kombat X digital comic book beginning next year !
"MORTAL KOMBAT X #2-3
Written by SHAWN KITTELSEN
Issue #2 art by DEXTER SOY
Issue #3 art by IGOR VITORINO
Covers by IVAN REIS
#2 on sale FEBRUARY 11
#3 on sale FEBRUARY 25
40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • DIGITAL FIRST
Now shipping twice monthly!
In issue #2, Scorpion and his newest companion set off in deadly pursuit of Raiden ! Meanwhile, as the daughter of Johnny Cage and Sonya Blade, Cassie Cage thinks she’s seen it all. But when she finds herself in an illegal MMA deathmatch, Cassie must decide if she’s ready for her first taste of Mortal Kombat !
Then, in issue #3, as the civil war in Outworld rages on, Kotal Kahn suffers an unimaginable loss and enlists the power of the Kamidogu to avenge his fallen ally. But will blood magic make Kotal powerful enough to take down Outworld’s champion ? Enter: Goro !"
I'm surprised that he hasn't been knocked out yet by pulling that elevator prank he be doing SMH around the 47 second mark
The Master of Kombat: Ed Boon interview with Game Informer
via Game Informer issue 260, December 2014
interview by Andrew Reiner
AR: What is it about the Mortal Kombat franchise that keeps you coming back?
EB: I suppose it's a combination of a number of things. When a game does well, the first thing everyone involved thinks of is "sequel." Ironically, when we did the first Mortal Kombat, we were thinking, "Cool, we're done with that. We're going to start on a Star Wars game." The general manager at Midway at the time came to us and said, "No, you're not. You're doing another Mortal Kombat game." It was weird because it didn't cross our minds immediately. "We have this franchise, and we're going to do multiple installments." It was this quick project to help fill the assembly line of arcade machines. We did it in eight months. All of a sudden, it was a thing, and then they continued to sell well.
You said, "Star Wars game." Was that something you wanted to get the license for ?
At the time, [around] 1993 or something, we were thinking that it would be cool to do an arcade Star Wars game. I was a big fan of the three they had released - the vector one and the sprite-based ones. We thought, "Let's do something with our digitized hardware." That dream didn't last very long.
The Mortal Kombat series has seen a lot of success, but it's had some low points as well. Was there ever a time when you thought, "Maybe this will be it " ?
Mostly when Midway was going through its financial struggles. I thought there might be a scenario where Midway is broken up and the intellectual property is sold off. Who knows if the buyer is interested in working with the team? Some of the games, like Mortal Kombat: Special Forces and whatnot - which is, in my opinion, the series' low - I wasn't involved in it. It was really difficult to watch it not getting any traction in terms of having a fun mechanic. Seeing the response - the expected response - was a tough thing to witness.
You've been working on this franchise for years. How hard is it to continue coming up with new ideas ?
It's as difficult as any game is. It's probably a little bit harder deciding what we're going to do this time with Scorpion as opposed to a brand-new character. It's certainly a challenge, but at the same time, it's part of why we managed to endure as long as we have. We aren't afraid to make dramatic changes to the whole mechanic. We've gone from a 2D fighting game to a 3D fighting game back to a 2D fighting game. Along with the console transitions, the presentation of the game has varied all over the place. We've tried different things with different versions - Puzzle Kombat and all of these crazy spin-off things. Every time there's a new Mortal Kombat game, there's something about it that has never been done before or isn't expected.
Have you ever experimented with making something that isn't a fighting game ?
We always want to , obviously. We did Injustice, and that did well for us, too. Hopefully, we can make a sequel to that. But I would personally love to make something outside of a fighting game. We're always talking about it. [But with] doing Mortal Kombat and possibly an Injustice sequel, the challenge is finding the time to get something else off the ground.
How do you see Mortal Kombat X evolving or adding to this console generation ?
I think the biggest thing it's going to add is this new definition of what a character is - three variations of each character. I think it's going to have a lasting impact as far as character matchups. This online mode that we haven't defined, this sort of online metagame, is going to be a potential game-changer as well. The dynamic, long-term game that's being played is going to be a great addition to the fighting genre.
Does knowing that the game could be picked up for eSports affect how you design the game ?
It does. Mortal Kombat games have always been casual-friendly games. We've never wanted to have a game where someone's got to sit and practice for an hour before they can get one move down. I've never understood why some of these fighting games make these really complex inputs, immediately eliminating 80 percent of the audience. At the same time, the tournament scene and eSports have this much higher class and sophistication and player level as far as how much time they're willing to devote to it. You've really got to provide them something deep and multi-layered. I think our variations are going to provide that, redifining a matchup between two characters.
Do you seek feedback from the eSports community ?
With the last few games - MK9, Injustice, and X - we've flown in people, really great players from various fighting game communities, and get them hammering on the game early enough that we can make changes to address some of the issues they find. That's always on our agenda.
How successful was NetherRealm's Injustice companion app on iOS? Are you looking to do something similar for Mortal Kombat?
It was successful in an order of magnitude more than any of us had ever dreamed. It was nothing short of staggering. While I have nothing to announce, I think we'd be pretty foolish to ignore that.
The arcade market has a very faint pulse. Do you think there's any way it could work again for the fighting games that are coming out ?
It's funny, because we have been approached as recently as MK9 by other companies asking for our code to make it work for an arcade. While I think you can physically do it, I don't know if there are enough people to support the nature of the game. In arcades, there are people trying to challenge you. It's a very social experience. That's been replaced with online now. You're in a virtual room and and the people around you are challenging each other. I suppose that if there's some arcade that still has a large number of players, you could place it there and make money. But as far as having enough places in the world that can support something that needs players around it, I don't see the economics of that working.
When making games, do you think about modes that fit Twitch viewing habits ?
One hundred percent. That's the world we live in. Playthroughs and people giving lessons on games - that whole thing is here to stay. There are decisions we make that will make something easier for Twitch streamers to do. In fighting game EVO tournaments, they skip intros, they don't watch fatalities. They get to the core of the fighting. They also tend to be in a big rush to get their matches done. I've toyed with the idea of having a mode specifically for game tournaments or Twitch, where you strip out everything except for the core mechanics of the game.
Where you involved in the Mortal Kombat film that got dropped a few years ago? Is there a chance it's still stewing or is it dead ?
It's still stewing. The director, Kevin Tancharoen, loves Mortal Kombat. When I met him, he showed me a picture of him at five years old in a Sub-Zero costume, which kind of makes me feel old. [Laughs] He did Mortal Kombat: Rebirth, and it got all this attention - 10 million views or something like that - and then Warner Brothers hired him to do the Mortal Kombat: Legacy series. It was my understanding that he was on board to do the third movie, but then he moved on. Recently, he directed last week's Marvel: Agents of Shield. But as far as I know , the movie is not dead.
At E3 a lot of the Mortal Kombat X characters were silhouettes, but one was clearly the silhouette of Abraham Lincoln. Can we expect a great president in Mortal Kombat X ?
No, that was me being a d---. [Laughs] Over the years, Mortal Kombat has always had secrets in it, rumors that weren't true. Clearly, we're not going to put Abraham Lincoln in Mortal Kombat. In Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, we had a create-a-fighter feature. One time, we were playing the game online, and some guy had made Abraham Lincoln. We just thought it was the funniest thing in the world. So I said, "We have to put that as one of the boxes."