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Midway selling off Mortal Kombat series

on 2 March 2009

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.