This Sub-Zero Cosplay Looks Straight Out Of A Mortal Kombat Movie

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This Sub-Zero Cosplay Looks Straight Out Of A Mortal Kombat Movie

With the Mortal Kombat movie making its grand debut later this week, we here at Game Informer thought that now is the perfect excuse to celebrate this epic fighting franchise. We'll be celebrating all week, but with our love of cosplay we couldn't help but to show our appreciation for this series with one Mortal Kombat fan's creative take with this incredible Sub-Zero cosplay. Ever see a cosplay so good that it looks like it came straight out of a Mortal Kombat movie? If not, now you have. 

The cosplayer in question hails from the UK and goes by KennyCosplayStuff on social. When I first stumbled upon his Sub-Zero nod, I had to do a double-take to make sure it wasn't a still from the upcoming reboot. Nope, it's all him, and it's amazing. 

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Where's My Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks Sequel?

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Where's My Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks Sequel?

The Mortal Kombat franchise has a long, storied history in the fighting-game space (and for good reason). However, when it branches out to other genres, things tend to fall flat. Whether you're talking Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero or Mortal Kombat: Special Forces, the series' action-focused titles haven't exactly been – how should I put this? – good. However, in 2005, as the mainline series was ramping up for its big (at the time) finale in the form of Armageddon, a team led by series co-creator Ed Boon tried to do what no one had been able to at that point: Release a good Mortal Kombat action game.

Why You Need To Play Nier: Automata

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Why You Need To Play Nier: Automata

In 2017, we saw the release of blockbuster titles like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Horizon Zero Dawn. Because of this, Nier: Automata flew under my radar. Nevertheless, this past spring was the perfect time for me to finally traverse Automata’s desolate and beautiful open world. If someone had told me three years ago that Platinum Games’ thought-provoking action/RPG would play a large role in influencing my decision to pursue a master’s degree in game design, I wouldn't have believed them. And yet, here I am – back in school, and discovering all the ways Automata continues to influence my creative process.

The upgraded version of the original Nier, Nier Replicant ver. 1.22474487139 (yes, that’s its real name), is a remaster of the first game – except it’s based on a version that never released in North America. The events of Replicant connect to the sequel's bleak-yet-thoughtful story, so if you haven’t played Nier: Automata already, here’s why now is the perfect time.

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MLB: The Show 21 – Review In Progress

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MLB: The Show 21 – Review In Progress

MLB The Show 21's stadiums are at full capacity with fans basking in the summer sun and eating hot dogs as they cheer on the home team. It's a vision of a pandemic-free world, something we all desperately hope to return to. This ideal scenario vanishes when the final out is recorded and the players retreat to their dugouts. The socially-distanced reality many of us live in now comes roaring back into perspective, and is a big part of MLB's presentation, right down to video conferences being conducted in living rooms with some participants having audio issues.

All of the post-game commentary is presented through podcast videos of former MLB superstars, MLB Network analysts, and The Show team members talking about your performance. As they deliver engaging conversations, you get a view into their homes and will see just how much they invested in their audio and video setups as they talk. It's a surreal experience to take in, but it's also successful. I have watched every one, and feel like these videos (that have differing levels of quality depending on who is speaking) do a nice job of carrying the narrative forward, especially for Road to the Show, which I am loving out of the gate. Note: I'm playing the game on PlayStation 5, but will also be looking at the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 4 versions over the course of my review.

The Story Behind Supergiant Games’ Bastion

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Our latest issue contains a studio profile on Supergiant Games – a small independent group of developers that keeps surprising us with inventive ways to tell meaningful stories punctuated by stellar gameplay. To celebrate the studio, we’re going to be posting the stories behind the games as told to us by the team who created them. Today, we’re starting with Supergiant’s formation to create its debut game: Bastion.

Bastion is approaching its 10-year anniversary this July, and it was the beginning of everything for Supergiant. The narrated action/RPG not only helped establish the studio, but set the standard for what we’d come to expect in terms of art, music, narrative, and gameplay – especially the way all these elements combine to create impact in Supergiant’s games. The journey to getting Bastion off the ground wasn't easy, and it took a team of talented individuals believing in themselves and each other to turn it into the success we know it as today. This is the story of how “the Kid” came to be and changed the lives of a young group of developers forever. 

Super Replay Is Back With Bloodborne

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Super Replay Is Back With Bloodborne

Are you ready for more Bloodborne? Of course you are! Today, we're getting started a little later than usual, by about an hour. We've got to sharpen our blades and get our silver bullets ready! So join us for part six of the Bloodborne Super Replay today at 3 PM CT!

Are you ready for a chilling thrill ride through FromSoftware's masterpiece? Bloodborne is a dark horror action/RPG that tasks the player with navigating through haunted streets full of werewolves and shuffling, shambling ghouls – and that's just the first hour. Bloodborne showcases immaculate environments dripping with atmosphere, creative and cruel monster designs, and terrors ripped from the great beyond. And we're going to play through it! Super Replay, the legendary Game Informer series that pairs pro players with even more professional commentary, is back.

As the flagship revival title, Bloodborne is going to be live and uncut every Friday at 2 PM CST. So won't you come join us for a blood-tinged brawl? How many times will I choke during boss fights? Will I even remember how to use the parry guns? (Probably not).

10 Games To Play For Heavy Metal Fans

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10 Games To Play For Heavy Metal Fans

Recently, I was struggling through my weeklies for Destiny 2, particularly with going up against cheaters in Iron Banner and slogging through Crucible when all I wanted to do was literally anything else. I love the game, don't get me wrong, but sometimes a break is needed. But I was so close to Legend and just needed a few more rounds, so I decided to blast Slayer's Reign in Blood album from 1986 and go ham. Immediately, my attitude changed and I just started slaughtering other Guardians. It was pretty epic, not going to lie, but it got me thinking: What are some good games to play for heavy metal fans? 

There are the obvious choices that literally incorporate heavy metal into the experience, but there are others that just pair well when needing that additional boost of motivation when looking to pwn. Some of the games don't have actual metal in the title itself, so I've supplied a few band recommendations for those in particular. So, without further ado, here are my 10 games to play for heavy metal fans! 

Ask Us Anything: Submit Your Questions For Our Next Issue

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Ask Us Anything: Submit Your Questions For Our Next Issue

Each month, Game Informer prints questions that are submitted by readers via email and standard mail. We'd like to give our website readers the chance to make the magazine as well.

You'll need to log in to your GI account, and click "okay to print" for your letter or question to go through. We'd also love it if you included your location (city, state, or country will do). We'll look through the questions and pick a few to include in our next issue, which releases on April 13.

In each issue, we ask readers a "Question of the Month." For the Resident Evil Village issue that should be hitting mailboxes now, we ask...

Chatting Teamfight Tactics, Reckoning, And Hyper Roll With Riot Games

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Chatting Teamfight Tactics, Reckoning, And Hyper Roll With Riot Games

The auto battle genre lept into life, spurred on from the map modding scene like many explosive genres before it. Now, Riot Games looks to both the past and the future of this genre to determine the path ahead for Teamfight Tactics and its new expansions, lab modes, and more. If you’re not familiar with what makes this particular game style work, there’s a lot of strategy and decision making to engage with, but not a lot of micromanagement or twitch-reflexes to handle, making it an ideal candidate for chatting with viewers as a streamer, an on-the-go choice for mobile engagement, or something to kick back and watch some movies while you play. 

The element of chance is also a pervasive factor, so there’s the excitement of seeing each new crop of characters pop up, something akin to peering down at pocket aces or kings in a game of Texas Hold’em. So what’s in store for the future of the auto battler? What can we expect to see in Teamfight Tactics? We caught up with Teamfight Tactics product lead TJ Bourus to talk everything about auto battlers.

Game Informer: So Reckoning is the next expansion set. What’s different? What’s new?

Skyrim Invades Valheim With This Magic Mod

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Skyrim Invades Valheim With This Magic Mod

You've probably noticed by now that Valheim players love to integrate Skyrim into their playthroughs. More than that, we love to cover it. We've previously shared impressive Whiterun and Dragonreach recreations but what about actual Elder Scrolls mechanics? While these are two very different games, one Valheim mod brings Skyrim's magic into the mix. 

The mod in question is called Skyheim (appropriate) and brings Skyrim's magic into the mix in a balanced way. "Skyheim is a magic mod aimed at providing balanced progression and a reason to go back and slay bosses," says the mod's creator on Nexus. Each boss drops a crafting ingredient that can be used to craft and upgrade runes that will allow you to cast a variety of spells both beneficial and destructive. Along with boss drops you'll also require some items that can be found in dungeons, giving you incentive to seek them out as well."

In addition to the spells added, the Skyheim mod also adds mana as a usable resource and an appropriate cooldown system to go with it. Not only is this mod just awesome by itself because of the magical additions, it also provides an awesome reason to go back in and re-challenge some of those Valheim bosses. Each boss drops ingredients needed to both craft and upgrade runes. Doing so will up that magical arsenal to rain down chaos for Vikings in this survival adventure.