Just Games Interactive
Midway Studios Los Angeles
Other Ocean Interactive
Point of View, Inc.
|Platforms||Arcade, PlayStation, Xbox, Sega, Nintendo consoles, PC|
|Release Date||1992 - present|
|Smosh Games Game Guide|
|Series||Top 5 Friday|
Mortal Kombat is a fighting game franchise originally developed by Midway Games' Chicago studio in 1992, but after its bankruptcy, the game's 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 original game has spawned many sequels and has spun a media franchise consisting of 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.
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. Mortal Kombat has become one of the most successful fighting franchises in the history of video games and one of the highest-grossing media franchises of all time.
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|Honest Game Trailers||MORTAL KOMBAT|