Midway selling off Mortal Kombat series
- Posted March 2nd, 2009 at 06:52 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 46 Comments
The Mortal Kombat franchise looks set to find itself a new home following the announcement that Midway is looking to sell off the venerable beat ‘em up series after nearly 20 years.
Having filed for bankruptcy last month in North America, the publisher is now looking for "execution of an asset purchase agreement for the sale of Midway's Mortal Kombat franchise assets,” according to documents published by NetDockets.
The publisher has set aside $3,755,000 USD in withheld employee payments for whoever manages to offload the rights, one of which includes Wheelman, recently snapped up by Ubisoft.
Here’s hoping the future’s bright for the classic fighting series. We’ll let you know of any developments as they become available.
- 1:54am EST - March 2nd, 2009
Well hopefully someone will buy it and bring it back to its 2D glory.
- 1:58am EST - March 2nd, 2009
Soo i guess Midway its gonna be over?
- 2:03am EST - March 2nd, 2009
Is that means Mid Way is no longer the Publisher of Mortal Kombat ???
- 2:03am EST - March 2nd, 2009
i'm putting £20 on EA buying it.
- 2:04am EST - March 2nd, 2009
One "good" game. MKII. They've been living off one good game for almost 20 years.
- 2:15am EST - March 2nd, 2009
and MK2 was overrated
- 2:28am EST - March 2nd, 2009
It would be a real shame if EA grabbed this one.
It'll be interesting to find out what happens but I doubt anybody can make this work on next gen.
The best way forward for this game would be to release a port of the second edition for next gen console stores and then really shake it up into something formidable when they have more time. It seemed to work for StreetFighter although I'm not convinced that MK has any life left in it.
- 2:29am EST - March 2nd, 2009
MK 2 was overrated. MK Ulti 3 is the best. The 3d games were cool and fun. Hope somebody great buys it. Like Capcom, Insomniac, Naughty Dog, or Konami.
- 2:42am EST - March 2nd, 2009
I have EA stock. Trust me, they are in no position to make a move like that.
- 2:49am EST - March 2nd, 2009
its sad thing, but also good.
sad MK leaving the home which raise on, but good.. maybe the new buyer could make it better!
- 2:53am EST - March 2nd, 2009
Already in MS's shopping cart.
- 3:12am EST - March 2nd, 2009
Hopefully this'll be a platform from which someone can breathe a bit of life into a stale franchise.
- 3:33am EST - March 2nd, 2009
Sony must sweep this up!
- 3:38am EST - March 2nd, 2009
Capcom should get it and bring it back 2d or like the new SF4 imo.
- 4:01am EST - March 2nd, 2009
capcom namco please
make t back to it roots !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MK II FTFW
- 4:18am EST - March 2nd, 2009
capcom should [ick this up
- 4:32am EST - March 2nd, 2009
Hopefully Sony buys the franchise and converts it into top quality, as all their exclusives are.
- 4:35am EST - March 2nd, 2009
sony hurry up and buy it!!
- 5:00am EST - March 2nd, 2009
@4 You took my thoughts. EA is like the Wal-mart of the gaming Industry.
@16 That would be cool because Capcom would do the series justice and we could possibly get that Street Fighter vs Mortal Kombat game many of us have dreamed about for years.
- 5:15am EST - March 2nd, 2009
capcom getting mk should be the best bet...
as said before, mk vs street fighter.... could it get any better?
or a new mk in sf4 style (but with good faces...)
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