When Midway Games died in 2009, Warner Bros. swooped in and snagged the rights to one of its greatest, most historic brands: Mortal Kombat. And, sure, the MK games nearing the acquisition of the IP have been lackluster. In fact, some of them had turned fans away from the series entirely.
Then NetherRealm Studios stepped up for WB Games and produced a Mortal Kombat that fans absolutely loved. The title plays like the brand should, and the critical and commercial success have piled up to the news revealed in a piece in MCV's digital edition for August.
Warner Bros. Interactive President Martin Tremblay told MCV that Mortal Kombat has sold close to 3 million games worldwide since it first launched in April of this year. Tremblay went on to reveal that the sales have done a lot for the money spent in order to snag the brand from Midway.
"With the launch of Mortal Kombat, we have already paid for the acquisition of the Midway assets, and we are just beginning to leverage this acquisition with much more to come."
I know our own Erik Norris absolutely loves this entry in the MK catalogue; me, though, not so much. But, hey, this franchise was never my bread and butter. When Mortal Kombat was at its strongest form way back when, I still wasn't a fan. You can't trust my word on the strength of this newest game when compared to the others. Trust Erik, your friends and the sales figures.