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Mortal Kombat is a video game franchise originally developed by Midway Games’ Chicago studio in 1992. Following Midway’s bankruptcy, the Mortal Kombat development team was acquired by Warner Bros. and turned into NetherRealm Studios. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment currently owns the rights of the franchise and rebooted it in 2011.

The development of the first game was originally based on an idea that Ed Boon and John Tobias had of making a video game starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, but as that idea fell through, a fantasy-horror themed fighting game titled Mortal Kombat was created instead. The original game has spawned many sequels and has been spun off into several action-adventure games, films (animated and live-action with its own sequel), and television series (animated and live-action). Other spin-offs include comic book series, a card game and a live-action tour. Along with Capcom’s Street Fighter and Bandai Namco’s Tekken, Mortal Kombat has become one of the most successful fighting franchises in the history of video games.

The series has a reputation for high levels of bloody violence, including, most notably, its Fatalities (finishing moves, requiring a sequence of button inputs to perform). The Fatalities, in part, led to the creation of the ESRB video game rating system. The series name itself is also known for using the letter “K” in place of “C” for the hard C sound, thus intentionally misspelling the word “combat”, as well as other words with the hard C sound within later games in the series. Early games in the series were also noted for its realistic digitized sprites (which differentiated it from its contemporaries’ hand-drawn sprites) and an extensive use of palette swapping to create new characters.

 

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Look What Mortal Kombat Started!

Title Release Original platform Ports Notes
Mortal Kombat (1992) 1992 Arcade Various The original Mortal Kombat game.
Mortal Kombat II 1993 Arcade Various Sequel to the first Mortal Kombat.
Mortal Kombat 3 1995 Arcade Various Sequel to Mortal Kombat II.
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 1995 Arcade Various An update of Mortal Kombat 3.
Mortal Kombat Trilogy 1996 PS1, N64, Saturn Windows, Game.com, R-Zone An expansion of Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 to include more elements from the previous two games.
Mortal Kombat 4 1997 Arcade PS1, N64, Windows The first 3D game in the series and a sequel to Mortal Kombat 3.
Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero 1997 PS1, N64 N/A An action-adventure spin-off about Sub-Zero. Prequel to the first Mortal Kombat.
Mortal Kombat Gold 1999 Dreamcast N/A An update of Mortal Kombat 4.
Mortal Kombat: Special Forces 2000 PS1 N/A An action-adventure spin-off about Jax. Prequel to Mortal Kombat.
Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance 2002 PS2, GCN, Xbox GBA (2003) Sequel to Mortal Kombat 4.
Mortal Kombat: Tournament Edition 2003 GBA N/A The GBA version of Deadly Alliance.
Mortal Kombat: Deception 2004 PS2, GCN, Xbox N/A Sequel to Deadly Alliance.
Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks 2005 PS2, Xbox N/A An action-adventure spin-off about Liu Kang and Kung Lao during events between MK and MKII.
Mortal Kombat: Unchained 2006 PSP N/A The PSP version of Deception.
Mortal Kombat: Armageddon 2006 PS2, Xbox Wii (2007) Sequel to Deception and the final title of the original main series.
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 2007 NDS N/A Another update of Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3.
Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe 2008 PS3, X360 N/A A non-canonical crossover title, and a first game to have a Teen rating from ESRB.
Mortal Kombat (2011) 2011 PS3, Xbox 360 PS Vita (2012) Reboot story combining Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat II, and Mortal Kombat 3.
Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection 2011 PSN, XBLA PC (2012) Includes MK, MKII and UMK3. (Originally intended to be an HD remake of the three games, titled Mortal Kombat HD Arcade Kollection.)
Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition 2012 PS3, Xbox 360 PC (2013) An update of Mortal Kombat (2011).
Mortal Kombat X 2015 PC, PS4, Xbox One Android, iOS A sequel to the 2011 game. PC version support has come back with the MKXL beta in late August 2016.

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