Midway working on next Mortal Kombat game
- Posted January 26th, 2009 at 11:16 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 28 Comments
Midway has confirmed that work has already started on the next entry in the Mortal Kombat franchise.
The publisher also revealed that the latest instalment in the venerable beat ‘em up series, Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, has shipped 1.8 million units globally on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 since its launch late last year.
Speaking in a press release issued today, Mortal Kombat co-founder Ed Boon commented, “Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe was the result of countless hours of hard work by many people, and seeing the game surpass the million-seller plateau makes it worth all the effort.”
“We’re already hard at work on our next version of Mortal Kombat, and look forward to being able to reveal more details in the future.”
Be sure to check out our review of Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe here.
- 6:24am EST - January 26th, 2009
I wish they would make a new beat-em-up with some new characters/different gameplay style or fighting styles rather than using these rather dated ones, how long has tekken/sf/mortal kombat been around for ? I hope I am wrong but I think this will be just more of the same albeit with better gfx/backgrounds. Can't devs be a bit more creative rather than just re-inventing the wheel ?
- 6:36am EST - January 26th, 2009
Its so boring... I loved MK 1, i loved MK 3, i loved Tekken and so on...
But theres nothing new, always same charakters, same moves, just some better graphics. I think its time to change those games. Do something really new.
- 6:45am EST - January 26th, 2009
they need to rework this. New characters and all. This got boring after the second game. Midway is certainly how the company operates. Bring something new to the market.
- 6:52am EST - January 26th, 2009
Didn't they say the last MK game was the last as we know it? I thought they said when the new consoles came (PS3/360) the series would be brand new with new characters, storyline, ect...
- 7:08am EST - January 26th, 2009
Yes just like "Keller" said i want to know who else have helped worked on MK3 cuz for me it was the best in the line. Bring the same team to gether and make a new MK game with fresh stories, character and background. And this time with some new real fatality, not those shi**y one in MK vs DC
- 7:13am EST - January 26th, 2009
sweet, although i didn't purchase the mk vs dc. i have high hopes for this new MK.
- 8:37am EST - January 26th, 2009
psn id: gingo... hopefully they take it back to the old brutality and bloodfest it was back in the day with the way people usually remember mortal kombat
- 8:49am EST - January 26th, 2009
at least put a picture of Scorpion or Subzero up instead of the Joker, they are more identifiable MK characters.
back on topic, this next game better have an M rating, no more teeny rated crap superhero spin off crap.
- 8:58am EST - January 26th, 2009
I think all the leading beat em'up developers should start over with new series' or they could update their older franchises. Capcom could do a new Darkstalkers, Star Gladiator or something else I can't remember. NamcoBandai umm.. did they have anything before Tekken? Sega could bring back Virtual On (technically a fighter), Fighting Vipers umm.. anything I've missed? and I think Midway should do another Shaolin Monks
- 9:03am EST - January 26th, 2009
Only 2 updates today on psu.
- 9:05am EST - January 26th, 2009
Tekken and MK are the reasons why I haven't bought another fighting game since Tekken 3 but I have played them when going over to friends. Tekken to me is outdated and so is MK but that is my opinion :P MK is always the same characters everytime they make a new MK game expect to see at least 10 of the same freakin characters on ever game they make. Same goes with Tekken, same characters and even the secret characters don't have any good thoughts or efforts put into them, they look different but have the same moves as another character.
I must say though, for the least amount of effort put into these fighting games, they sure get away with a lot of the same crap.
MK vs DC sucked I thought, I didn't like it one bit. I think they sure stop looking at sales and start looking at people's comments on their games. sure 1.8 sales but how many of those people were disappointed?
- 9:22am EST - January 26th, 2009
Ah the old shipped/sales switcheroo. I wonder how many of those 1.8 million are still on shelves.
- 9:30am EST - January 26th, 2009
I'm really glad that fighting games are making a comeback. I remember when fighting games are what determined the fate of consoles. With SF making a huge comeback next month, and MK making yet another installment, now I'm just waiting for another Killer Instinct to be announced :)
- 9:49am EST - January 26th, 2009
It's not a switcheroo. Its near impossible for these companies to tell how much is actually is sold world wide...... and the most obvious point to notice is that when they ship to the retailers it counts as sold because the retailers purchase them. It is now the retailers responsibility to get rid of them.
- 9:54am EST - January 26th, 2009
the next one better be more violent and gory, i don't want cop out fatalities like in MKvsDC
- 9:56am EST - January 26th, 2009
Please stop making awful MK's
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- 10:04am EST - January 26th, 2009
please please no more DC universe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- 11:06am EST - January 26th, 2009
if it wasnt for the stupid super heroes, I would buy this game...
- 11:30am EST - January 26th, 2009
they need more brutality ;) more creativity on the fatalities... i want blood angorerealistic flesh damage... i want to believe what i see when i play mk.... ;) i missed mk 2 :(
- 12:08pm EST - January 26th, 2009
Back to basics please Midway! Give us an "R rated" harcore Kombat game that doesn't take itself seriously.
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