Fans of spinal disintegration and mass brutality behold! Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and NetherRealm Studios are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the world-renowned Mortal Kombat franchise this October with a variety of events and in-game activities.

Celebrate 25 Years of Mortal Kombat Panel – New York Comic Con
Sunday, 8th Oct, 1:30-2:30 pm, Javits Center, Room 1A24
Are you heading to NYCC? Well, apart from being a lucky SOB all show attendees have been invited to join a panel that includes the original team that developed the first Mortal Kombat game: Ed Boon, John Tobias, Dan Forden and John Vogel. Moderated by Geoff Keighley, they will discuss the early days of the franchise, the evolution of the brand, and the series’ lasting impact on the games industry and pop culture.

Raiden Now Available for Injustice 2
Just in time for MK’s 25th anniversary, Raiden, the immortal God of Thunder is the newest addition to the Injustice 2 character roster. Players who purchased the Injustice 2 Ultimate Edition, Injustice 2 Ultimate Pack or Fighter Pack #2 can play now as MK’s protector of Earthrealm or as Black Lightning, a brand new Premiere Skin that accompanies the Raiden DLC.

NetherRealm Studios’ Mobile Games Mortal Kombat 25th Anniversary In-Game Content
Today, Injustice 2, Mortal Kombat X, Injustice: Gods Among Us and WWE Immortals for mobile devices will receive Mortal Kombat anniversary in-game content introducing new and exciting characters for players to collect. Not only that Injustice 2 for mobile adds Mortal Kombat’s God of Thunder Raiden, allowing players to battle the deity in Challenge Mode. Raiden can be won in premium chests or purchased directly in a special offer.

If that isn’t enough for you Mortal Kombat X for mobile adds Shao Kahn the Konqueror in full Diamond tier regalia. Players can also step up and battle against two new versions of Goro, the four-armed undefeated champion for 500 years. In addition, fans can gear up for intense raid-style combat in the all-new Relic Hunt feature.

Injustice: Gods Among Us for mobile finally adds the dangerous assassin Scorpion to its line-up.
WWE Immortals pays homage to MK as WWE Superstar Xavier Woods suits up as classic MK character Raiden.

Mortal Kombat X 25th Anniversary Living Towers
Mortal Kombat X is unveiling new Living Tower challenges through the 9th of October that are themed to previous Mortal Kombat releases MK 1-4, Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks and Mortal Kombat (2011).

Guys this is great news for fans of beat ’em ups and the MK series and the Injustice series especially with the amount of content coming out so soon. How will you be celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the much-beloved franchise, which character in which series will you utilise to cave in a friends face? And always remember, “Finish him!.”

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