Mortal Kombat: Run or Dash?

tieTYT takes a look at the latest control set for the upcoming Mortal Kombat game (comes out April 19, 2011) and a familiar button layout… Or is it?! What is this new tag button and what does that mean for the run button!? Click below for more details!

By Dan ‘tieTYT’ Kaplan

Now that the Mortal Kombat TE stick has been unveiled, and we have seen that they are using the old MK layout, It got me thinking if I would prefer a run or a dash in the next Mortal Kombat game. As of right now, run does not exist in the new game, and it seems they are trying to emulate the success of their 1990s counterpart, Street Fighter. Nether Realm Studios has said many times that they are trying to bring Mortal Kombat back to its glory days. However, when you go back and watch high level Ultimate Mortal Kombat videos, you will quickly realize that run is a huge part of the game play. I mean it has its own button! Apparently, the run button on the new TE stick will act as a tag button for the new tag mode in MK9.

I personally am torn on this one. On the one hand, I’d like MK to stay true to its own ideas and think of new ways to make them work in today’s competitive fighting game scene. On the other hand, who the fuck came up with a run button in the first place?

What do you guys think?

On a side note, the run sound effect is too fucking good.

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