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Mortal Kombat Kicks Off PTOM’s List of Biggest Games of 2011

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We knew it would make the cut. How could it not? After all, Mortal Kombat isn’t just destined to be one of the biggest fighting franchises of 2011, but it’s one of the best we’ve played in a long time. It’s fast, it’s fun, it’s brutal, and it harkens back to the series’ gory glory days. The move to a 2D plane, the giddy celebration of everything that’s great about the Mortal Kombat franchise, the mix of faithful fan-service with future-looking gameplay upgrades: It’s exactly what we at PlayStation: The Official Magazine crave in our heavy hitters.

Then we found out Kratos would be in the game, and that’s all it took for Mortal Kombat to kick, punch, impale, and maim its way to the tippy top of our Hugest Games of 2011 issue.

Not only did we get a sneak peek at Kratos’ in-game model, but we’ve got the first-ever screenshots of the God of War in action—along with this unbelievably gorgeous cover. On stands Dec. 21, the January issue of PTOM has our hands-on impressions of the game, along with razor-sharp insight from series creator Ed Boon and his team at developer NetherRealm. We even have the first images of a newly revealed kontestant, Ermac.

It’s all part of our grand look at what’s hot for 2011, a list that includes massive shooters like Killzone 3 and Rage, magnificent adventures like L.A. Noire and The Last Guardian, and brilliant innovators like Metal Gear Solid: Rising and Child of Eden. Be sure to pick up the issue for new screens, information, and insight into all these games and more!

Also in the January issue: a playtest of four MMOs coming to PS3 (including an in-depth look at DC Universe Online); a list of 51 PlayStation resolutions for the new year; the complete Gran Turismo 5 car list in one handy spread; and dozens of previews and reviews of the latest and greatest PS3, PSP and PSN releases. Don’t miss it!

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Nintendo451 said:

December 17th, 11:08 am

Well…I can’t remember the last time I had a magazine subscription, or even got one for that matter.

Definitely will pick this issue up in January, looks too epic to pass up. Thanks!

reson8er said:

December 17th, 11:11 am

You guys should really consider a digital version for the iPad, with a subscription model, I’d be all over that.


December 17th, 11:22 am

The will only be KHAOS!

zombie9 said:

December 17th, 11:24 am

Kratos, so do we get To use Finishing moves on him. Like rip him in half and tear his head off with our bare hands. I don’t think Kratos needs Mortal Kobat. And probly he should stay in GOW games. But what do I know.

antihero-Mike said:

December 17th, 11:26 am

Kratos in MK = WIN!

Hobartbob said:

December 17th, 11:27 am

How do I subscribe?


December 17th, 11:28 am

I second that idea. Digital version for subscribers available online or an app on the PS3, Android and I-Everything!

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    Gary Steinman said:

    December 17th, 11:41 am

    We’re looking into all extensions of PTOM, including the digital versions. Stay tuned…

jackdewey said:

December 17th, 11:31 am

Thanks for the sneak peak on the issue. As a canadian subscriber, I love to get a glimpse of what I’ll be getting in the mail in a couple of weeks.

Voodoo_Lou said:

December 17th, 11:34 am

“HUGEST”? Really? Ugh.

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    Gary Steinman said:

    December 17th, 11:43 am

    :) We LOVE our HUGEST games issue. Including the word hugest. So there!

PAYBACK-joker said:

December 17th, 11:35 am

Yeah, we’ve got the Comics on the PS Store, why not PTOM on there too? PS Store, E-Reader compatible, and iPad/Galaxy Tab would be sweet! I still love getting my copy in the mail and having it in my hands, but having it accessible in a digital format would be awesome as well!!!

Kratos DEFINITELY doesn’t need MK, but MK more than likely needs Kratos to get back into the swing of things!

Can’t wait to read what you guys write up about TM, KZ2, Batman and DCU Online!

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    Gary Steinman said:

    December 17th, 11:42 am

    Interesting idea about who needs who. Really, neither needs each other, but they’re such an astoundingly perfect match. This new MK is supergreat, though, even without Kratos. With Kratos? Supergreater!

Link01 said:

December 17th, 11:40 am

Isn’t this MK suppose to be in 3D too? They showed it off at the GameStop conference after E3 and I believe that there was mention of it..

kenny-1995 said:

December 17th, 11:49 am

That Is One Badass Looking Cover, I Must Look At It More.

kenny-1995 said:

December 17th, 11:50 am

What information does it include about the GT5 Cars?

gumi42 said:

December 17th, 11:57 am

I love the magazine been a subscriber for a while now (2 years), but I think my postman likes it better than I do. Because he is stealing my magazines, haven’t received the last two issues, and FutureUS tells me it is not a production problem. Here’s hoping I get my super huge holiday issue.

mixedkidbx said:

December 17th, 11:58 am

I love my subscription to PTOM but i dont like how i receive the mag like a week, maybe 2 weeks, after they hit the streets to the newsstands.

mixedkidbx said:

December 17th, 12:00 pm

Oh i been a playstation mag subscriber since god knows when. a lot of years :D

Maxthunder1 said:

December 17th, 12:13 pm

Hmm well considering there hasent been a decent mortal kombat in ages, ill take the wait and see approach. I just dont see why all the excitement , I mean come on folks mortal kombat has gotten worse since mortal kombat 2.

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    Gary Steinman said:

    December 17th, 12:28 pm

    I can understand your reaction to MK, but the good news is: the team seems to get it too. This is a return to exactly what we loved about the first two MKs, but with the right upgrades. If all continues in the direction they’re moving, it has the potential to be as magical as MK2 was back in the day.

BLAZE0900 said:

December 17th, 12:19 pm

Speaking of awesome games for 2011, you guys should add this link to your PlayStation Conversation thing on the side there:

The PS-specific stuff is on pages 2 and 4. It REALLY got me hyped. Hope it gets everyone else here hyped too!

AlbertPerK21 said:

December 17th, 12:28 pm

I had a dream about Mortal Kombat last night – this game will be so epic! FINISH HIM!!!!!!!


December 17th, 12:35 pm

Why the F**K is my Sam & Max still not working!!! I WANT MY MONEY back from SONY!! This Plus thing is getting annoying!!!!!

kenny-1995 said:

December 17th, 12:51 pm

Is this only about MK, i want to know more about GT5 news which is written on the cover.

bikerboy845 said:

December 17th, 1:22 pm

Is this issue out already like could I go pick it up at the store??

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    Gary Steinman said:

    December 17th, 1:37 pm

    It’s on stands, officially, on Dec. 21.

jimfear said:

December 17th, 1:56 pm

Im a subscriber since 3years, i think you should post here more often :)

Linconan said:

December 17th, 2:10 pm


madtyger said:

December 17th, 2:15 pm

That’s actually a pretty cool cover. Can’t wait to get my copy in the mail!

The1stMJC said:

December 17th, 2:15 pm

Amazon always has deals on subscriptions got myself a sub awhile ago for $5 loving the mag and going to re-up my subscription.

kratos1984 said:

December 17th, 2:34 pm

cool, i’ll be checking my mail for it. i think i’ve been a subscriber since 2001, really miss getting those demo discs back in the day.

chopork87 said:

December 17th, 2:41 pm

Can anyone tell me what other MMOs Gary is referring to outside of DC Universe Online?

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    Gary Steinman said:

    December 17th, 3:15 pm

    I can! The Agency. Final Fantasy XIV. And Free Realms.

subbed said:

December 17th, 2:55 pm

Congrats. I am finally getting a new Mortal Kombat. I cant even remember the last time I did that!

MetalGearCrysis said:

December 17th, 2:55 pm


I’m guessing FFXIV and The Agency at least.

THCanabs said:

December 17th, 2:56 pm


subbed said:

December 17th, 2:57 pm

My comment is more for the devs who wont read this anyhow. :)

digitalman123 said:

December 17th, 2:58 pm

In the end, THERE WILL ONLY BE CAKE!! Geddit? Cake goes with Chaos! *sighs*
Hey Gary? My friend got a subscription renewal offer that said he could get an extra for free. He said that a month or two ago. Where’s my issues?

Ghost-of-SpartaX said:

December 17th, 3:03 pm

Time to sing the song Game of the year!Game of the year!Game of the year!Game of the year!Year!Year!Year!Word.

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    Gary Steinman said:

    December 17th, 3:17 pm

    GOTY awards are in our Feb issue, on stands 1/18. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves here… :)

digitalman123 said:

December 17th, 3:24 pm

What I mean by that [@33] is he gave me the extra subscription. Where’s my issues?
The GOTY awards for PTOM are awesome! On on LBP2’s release date! Sweet, sweet justice.

SPADERZ216 said:

December 17th, 3:26 pm

I’ve been a subcriber to this magazine for about 10 years now, back when they were the UNofficial Playstation Magazine. This cover looks epic, I can’t wait!! =D

Trixzter7 said:

December 17th, 3:38 pm

I hope one of Kratos’ fatalities involves him ripping off his opponents head in the way he did Helios.
Now that would be a great thing to show the family at the next get together ^_^

fuzzyclutter said:

December 17th, 3:46 pm

they still in print ??? i never see them ANYWHERE on Mag Racks anymore . have a digital version ?

fuzzyclutter said:

December 17th, 3:49 pm

oops … nix digital version request . i just skim comments anymore due trolls and cry babies .

Cyb3rfr34k-iso said:

December 17th, 4:32 pm


Einhander138 said:

December 17th, 5:04 pm

Exclusive finishes for retailers?

Ripoff of the year!

TheUltimateSword said:

December 17th, 9:57 pm

Nice to see kratos as a player (although ive yet to play the gow series, that may be soon) It would be surprising to see them put in a custom character from littlebigplanet. Although that would most likely never happen.

SkyDragonc5 said:

December 17th, 10:52 pm

@D roots brought back + Kratos = Must Buy. I hated Mortal Combat when it changed. The DC universe one was terrible. This will be awesome though. Go PS3 the best fighting game console!

eL_daYa said:

December 18th, 12:57 am

Just subscribe to the magazine for 24 issues so I am set. Hope I get this one. So excited about MK, and with Kratos in it it will be like icing on the cake.

GodJester said:

December 18th, 5:12 am

I can hardly wait grab the new issue. I love the magazine and would have bought it anyway. But now I’m super hyped to read it.

Bomb_A_Nation said:

December 18th, 7:00 am

Kratos is gonna be sick in this game, wonder if there will be DLC of characters from other games….like batman from the previous game or maybe Cole from infamous!!!!

xxnike629xx said:

December 18th, 5:06 pm

2011 is going to destroy my wallet.


Catherine (PS3)
Dead Space 2 (PS3)
Dead Space Extraction (PSN)
Dead Space Ignition (PSN)
Dissida: Duodecim (PSP)
Final Fantasy IV Complete Collection (PSP)
Final Fantasy Agito XIII (PSP)
Final Fantasy Versus XIII (PS3)
Kingdom Hearts RE Coded (DS)
Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (PS3)
Mortal Kombat (PS3)
Mortal Kombat HD Kollection (PS3)
Uncharted 3 (PS3)

Let’s hope that we do get…

Capcom vs. SNK PRO (PSN)
Capcom vs. SNK 2 (PSN)
Final Fantasy III (PSP)
Final Fantasy V (PSP)
Final Fantasy VI (PSP)
King of Fighters XIII (PS3)
King of Fighters Neo Wave (PSN)
NeoGeo Battle Coliseum (PSN)
Marvel vs. Capcom (PSN)
Marvel Superheroes vs. Street Fighter (PSN)
Street Fighter III Third Strike (PSN)
Street Fighter Alpha 3 (PSN)
SVC Chaos: SNK Vs. Capcom (PSN)
Super Gem Fighter Mini Mix (PSN)
X-Men vs. Street Fighter (PSN)
…just to name a few


Ozmafire101 said:

December 18th, 7:24 pm

DLC of other characters from games would be great. I’m kinda hoping they’ll have Deimos in it too, a little sibling rivalry perhaps?

dante93013 said:

December 19th, 10:59 am

How did you come out with that list??
Marvel vs. Capcom 3??? Daaaaaaamn!!!!!!!! Sounds good !!!

Maakasukage said:

December 19th, 2:30 pm

Okay even mortal combat/God of war Fans would know Kratos would destroy any MK character. (he killed gods and titans and monsters etc, things stronger than any MK character)

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