More Mortal Kombat On The Way

More Mortal Kombat On The Way

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Following the successful launch of Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, Midway has revealed that progress is already underway on the next Mortal Kombat title.

Midway announced today that Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe has shipped roughly 1.8 million units for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The game is also the most pre-ordered Mortal Kombat title in the company's history, and GameSpy reports that over 3.6 million matches have been fought worldwide on the PlayStation 3 alone.

"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," said Mortal Kombat co-founder and Midway Creative Director Ed Boon. "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."

Another addition to a successful franchise is hardly shocking news, but Midway has ridden the Mortal Kombat horse awfully hard since its debut in 1992. The company's long-running financial straits have left it desperately struggling against bankruptcy, and as Eidos recently learned, churning out new titles in long-standing series is no guarantee of success. Will the next Mortal Kombat be able to return the series to relevance, or will it be just another fighting game? 1.8 million units shipped is a respectable but somewhat modest success, particularly spread across two platforms, and for a company in Midway's position that's just not enough.

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It will be another fighting game, I played the latest at my friends house and was so glad I didn't rent it myself, what an awful game.

Mortal Kombat Peggle should be the next game imho.

Mortal Kombat vs Freddy vs Jason vs Pinhead

Hey...It could be a movie tie-in!

Mortal Kombat vs. Tekken Universe!

YOU KNOW YOU WANT IT.

Mortal Kombat versus the Vegie-Tales.

You know you want it

Sims: Mortal Kombat

You KNOW that would sell ;)

Mk vs Marvel.

Daredevil, Wolverine, Deadpool, Moonknight, Electra, Captain America, Bullseye, Black Widow, Black Panther and Spiderman would be better suited for Mortal Combat. They're all martial artists, except some of them also have super powers unlike Green Lateran who doesn't use any traditional fighting styles.

i wish that they would make a decent beat-em-up title

*shudders*

MK: Mythologies and Special Forces

Beyond Epic Fail...

Porntal Kombat.

No, just think about it.

Hankage:
Porntal Kombat.

No, just think about it.

What the hell! Sounds provacitive...
Make a new MK, just make it 2-D!

I've got it - Portal Kombat. Imagine using the Portal gun in martial arts.

Indigo_Dingo:
I've got it - Portal Kombat. Imagine using the Portal gun in martial arts.

"Everybody was Kung-Fu fighting...those fists were fast as lightning!"

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Kidney punches would be a snap with that gun!

Ooooh, I've got it!

Mortal Kombat VS Bloody Roar! Bring MK back to it's roots as a violent fighting game. After all, isn't that the only reason people play it? The over-hyped gore and fatalities?

 

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