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Mortal Kombat 11 Dominates All Platforms in April
MK11 topped sales for all platforms!

Mortal Kombat 11 has followed through on an expected strong start, dominating video game sales in April! The NPD Group has released data highlighting the game's unique success, with analysis showing impressive feats in the first fortnight. Read on:

According to NPD Video Game Industry Analyst Mat Piscatella; Mortal Kombat 11 has become the second best-selling title for all of 2019, topping April sales across PlaySation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Sony confirmed the game's strong start in the PlayStation sales chart earlier this month. NPD figures take into account digital and physical sales.

According to Piscatella, the successful launch makes Mortal Kombat 11 the first game to dominate sales for all major platforms since Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock in October 2007!

The feats is made all the more impressive by figures accounting for just two weeks of the fighting game's availability! Business Insider reports the NPD data collection window spans from April 7th through to May 4th. Mortal Kombat 11 was officially released April 23rd.

Mortal Kombat's return to a Nintendo console has been a positive one - ending a twelve year drought! MK11 is the first Mature-rated release to top Nintendo sales since Bayonetta 2 in 2014. The last third-party developed title to feature on the list was Ubisoft's Mario + Rabbid Kingdom Battle in September 2017.

Mortal Kombat 11 is the follow-up to the highest selling title in the series' twenty-five history. In a recent interview with Gameinformer, Ed Boon revealed Mortal Kombat X has sold an estimated 11 million copies, more than doubling figures from its first year. We don't yet have an exact figure for units moved.

If you're one of the many fans who've got yourself a copy - join the discussion on the Mortal Kombat 11 forum! While you're there, review your favorite MK11 fighters and help MK Online crown a champion in the 2019 Supreme Mortal Kombat voting tournament!

Warner Bros Set Mortal Kombat Movie Release Date
Coming to theatres 2021!

Warner Brothers has set a 2021 release date for its long awaited Mortal Kombat theatrical reboot. First-time feature director Simon McQuoid will begin shooting in South Australia later this year, with pre-production beginning very soon, according to a recent announcement.

Deadline reports the March 5th, 2021 release will put Mortal Kombat in a direct box office showdown with Sony's recently delayed Masters of the Universe.

The He-Man reboot has been pushed back significantly from its previous target of December this year. Only twenty-four hours separates the two scheduling announcements, lending to speculation there may yet be another change for one of the films. Although He-Man typically skews younger in demographic, the properties will likely attract overlapping audiences. DC Comics recently produced a He-Man crossover with another NetherRealm Studios video game property, the six-issue Injustice vs Masters of the Universe.

Mortal Kombat's return to the big screen has had its false starts over the years, but has been steadily advancing since James Wan joined as producer in 2015. The Aquaman director has navigated business and scripting challenges, expressing a desire to "do it right" throughout. Simon McQuoid has been attached to direct since late 2016.

With filming beginning later this year, an early 2021 release will give the film a solid year of filming and post-production. Follow and discuss all the progress with us in the Media & Merchandise forum!

Mortal Kombat Australian Pre-Production Announced
South Australian Premier announces 2019 filming.

The wait is finally over: Mortal Kombat will begin pre-production later this month, to begin filming in Australia later in the year! The movie reboot was officially announced with a special event held by local politician Steven Marshall, touting the investement as South Australia's biggest film production to date.

Simon McQuoid attended the announcement, having been attached to direct since late 2016. No new plot or casting details have emerged, but a release from the State Premier's office confirms several producers of the New Line Cinema project, including the long involved Australian hand of James Wan, Todd Garner, and Larry Kassanoff.

Filming will begin later this year at Adelaide Studios, with heavy emphasis on local crew and VFX houses. South Australia has a noteable history in the region's celluloid, with major releases Pitch Black and Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome filmed there, as well as some shark scenes from Jaws, and revered Australian stand-outs The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Picnic at Hanging Rock, and Storm Boy. Locations near Adelaide Studios were recently used for Daniel Radcliffe starring thriller Escape From Pretoria.

Adelaide: South Australia will be the stage for Mortal Kombat, New Line Cinema’s highly anticipated epic action film, it was announced today by the Premier of South Australia Steven Marshall.

Mortal Kombat is a bold cinematic adventure based on the blockbuster videogame franchise. Bringing the legendary property to life on the big-screen is a team of world-renowned Australian filmmakers led by producers James Wan (Aquaman, The Conjuring films) and award-winning commercial filmmaker Simon McQuoid, who is also taking the helm in his feature directorial debut.

Todd Garner (Isn’t It Romantic, Tag) also produces, with Larry Kasanoff (Mortal Kombat, True Lies), E. Bennett Walsh (Men in Black: International, The Amazing Spider-Man 2), Michael Clear (The Nun, Lights Out), and Sean Robins (Playing with Fire, Tag) executive producing. The current screenplay is by Greg Russo (the upcoming Highwaymen). Pre-production on Mortal Kombat will commence later this month with production later this year.

Premier Steven Marshall made the announcement today at Adelaide Studios alongside the film’s Australian director, Simon McQuoid, executive producer E. Bennett Walsh, Australian production consultant Greg Basser (The Whistleblower, Passengers), and South Australia’s Minister for Innovation and Skills, David Pisoni.

In making the announcement, Premier Steven Marshall said Mortal Kombat will create an estimated 580 jobs and 1,500 extras employed, along with some AUD $70 million injected into the South Australian economy.

Led by the Australian creative team of McQuoid and Wan, the film will be shot on Adelaide Studios’ Sound Stages, utilising the state’s world-class crews and acting talent, with post-production in South Australia’s internationally acclaimed visual effects and post-production facilities.

“South Australia has a long and successful tradition of feature film making and Mortal Kombat will showcase our production skills to the world,” said Premier Steven Marshall.

“Mortal Kombat will be the largest film production in South Australia’s history and highlights the importance of engaging with the world’s major production houses.

“The State Government’s investment in Mortal Kombat will enhance the scope and reach of our production and post production capabilities, bringing the promise of fantastic new jobs for the local film industry,” he said.

“We are thrilled to be highlighting South Australian locations, talent and facilities for Mortal Kombat,” said Katherine Beyda, Executive Vice President, Physical Production, New Line Cinema.

“It brings together all of the components we need to make an ambitious action film a success, and we applaud the South Australian Film Corporation for their role in attracting the production to their region.”

Producer James Wan said, “I’m really happy and excited to be bringing another show back to Australia with Mortal Kombat, especially after having such a great experience filming Aquaman.

"Now we get to experience South Australia with its scenic locations and a wealth of artistic talent to work with. It will be perfectly suited for this fantasy-action project.”

Director Simon McQuoid said, “Having lived in Adelaide early in my career, I am thrilled to be back in South Australia to make my directorial debut with Mortal Kombat.

"We need many different elements for its success and have found them all right here—the uniquely beautiful landscapes, the outstanding world-class stage facilities and VFX houses, and the brilliant artists and technicians from across the film-making community.

"I’m grateful to the Premier and people of South Australia for having us, we’re all very excited to be here.”

Minister for Innovation and Skills David Pisoni said “Mortal Kombat highlights the importance of the Marshall Liberal Government’s commitment to support the creative arts as an industry that will deliver exciting career opportunities for South Australians.

“The film will provide unrivalled skills development opportunities for South Australian screen business and crews, whilst enabling the screen sector to update technologies and techniques to keep pace with global trends.

"The Marshall Government is excited to welcome the live action movie production of one of the world’s most successful games franchises, particularly with South Australia also being a centre for games development,” he said.

CEO of South Australian Film Corporation & Adelaide Studios, Courtney Gibson said, “Brought to life by Australian creative talent working in partnership with US studios, Mortal Kombat will be a boon for South Australia and a massive shot in the arm for our industry and Adelaide Studios, delivering unprecedented screen spend into the state and a huge number of jobs for South Australians.”

The confirmation is at last a light at the end of the tunnel for the long anticipated feature film return. Are you ready for Mortal Kombat on the big screen? Share your thoughts and keep your eyes peeled to the Media & Merchandise forum for updates!

Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion Tournament 2019!
The tournament to decide the Mortal Kombat 11 champion!

History has never been far behind in Mortal Kombat. Is it future, or is it past? Mortal Kombat 11 introduces a time-bending possibility that the present could be the battleground for both!

April 23rd saw the official introduction of Kronika and a fresh batch of kombatants whose goals threaten the realms, time, and reality itself! With in-game customization, revised gameplay, and a dramatic time-twisting story -- the only constant through it all is the fighters! Therefore there's never been a more compelling time to take stock and ask: Who is the Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion?

The annual voting tournament returns to dissect and assess the current state of the series. MK Online invites the entire kommunity to enter the Fan Koliseum for another year of daily polls that will challenge sixty-four fighters from past and present in elimination battles! Read on for the updating battleplan, poll results, and links to the latest match-ups you can comment on on the forums:

Per tradition: sixty-four kombatants will compete in a single elimination tournament bracket. Each result will be decided by regularly unlocked updates to the MK Online User Poll. You can find the poll to the right of screen on browsers, or via menu options at the top of the page on mobile devices.

This year's tournament is all about reflecting upon Mortal Kombat 11, but the top sixteen characters ranked from previous years will also receive guaranteed seeded entry. Sub-Zero and Raiden appear at the top and bottom positions as #1 and #2 ranks. Some characters may miss out, while others return from the past for another shot at consideration. Check match-up posts on the forum to find the latest rankings information for each character.

  • Round 1: Sub-Zero (79.2%) d. Cyrax (20.8%)
  • Round 1: Frost (70.8%) d. Kharon (20.2%)
  • Round 1: Kano (76.2%) d. Bo' Rai Cho (23.8%)
  • Round 1: Johnny Cage (59.1%) d. Sektor (40.9%)
  • Round 1: Erron Black (58.3%) d. Hsu Hao (41.7%)
  • Round 1: Sheeva (52.2%) d. Sindel (47.8%)
  • Round 1: Jade (65.4%) d. Tanya (34.6%)
  • Round 1: Smoke (64.0%) d. Ashrah (36.0%)
  • Round 1: Reptile (61.9%) d. Ermac (38.1%)
  • Round 1: Liu Kang (72.0%) d. Blaze (28.0%)
  • Round 1: Geras (59.3%) d. Taven (40.7%)
  • Round 1: Great Kung Lao (51.9%) d. Kung Lao (48.1%)
  • Round 1: Scorpion (68.0%) d. Triborg (32.0%)
  • Round 1: Jax (75.0%) d. Tasia (25.0%)
  • Round 1: Kai (70.4%) d. Jacqui Briggs (29.6%)
  • Round 1: Noob Saibot (81.8%) d. Chameleon (18.2%)
  • Round 1: Kitana (66.7%) d. Nitara (33.3%)
  • Round 1: Skarlet (77.8%) d. Kira (22.2%)
  • Round 1: D'Vorah (56.0%) d. Khameleon (44.0%)
  • Round 1: Shao Kahn (51.9%) d. Mileena (48.1%)
  • Round 1: Kotal Kahn (79.2%) d. King Gorbak (20.8%)
  • Round 1: Kollector (52.0%) d. Kung Jin (48.0%)
  • Round 1: Baraka (62.5%) d. Ferra/Torr (37.5%)
  • Round 1: Nightwolf (53.3%) d. Kenshi (46.7%)
  • Round 1: Shang Tsung (85.2%) d. Shujinko (14.8%)
  • Round 1: Cassie Cage (62.5%) d. Stryker (37.5%)
  • Round 1: Takeda (52.2%) d. Kabal (47.8%)
  • Round 1: Sonya Blade (56.0%) d. Sareena (44.0%)
  • Round 1: Rain (58.6%) d. Fujin (41.4%)
  • Round 1: Kronika (70.8%) d. Delia (29.2%)
  • Round 1: Cetrion (52.0%) d. Tremor (48.0%)
  • Round 1: Raiden (84.6%) d. Argus (15.4%)

  • Round 2: Sub-Zero (68.2%) d. Frost (31.8%)
  • Round 2: Johnny Cage (66.7%) d. Kano (33.3%)
  • Round 2: Sheeva (69.0%) d. Erron Black (31.0%)
  • Round 2: Jade (63.3%) d. Smoke (36.7%)
  • Round 2: Reptile versus Liu Kang

To be eligible to vote you must be a registered MK Online User. Users found registering multiple accounts will be disqualified and banned indefinitely. New accounts may face initial voting restrictions, but are encouraged along with everyone to share thoughts about characters in each match-up posted to the 2019 Supreme Champion thread!

Mortal Kombat 11 Tops PlayStation April Downloads
MK11 is PS4 top seller for April.

It hasn't even been a full month since Mortal Kombat 11 was released into the wild on April 23rd, but that was all the time needed for the time-bending sequel to top the month's PlayStation 4 sales!

Fans chose Days Gone as the best new release in an April player poll, but the late coming Mortal Kombat couldn't be bested for digital sales! The latest download chart shows MK11 edged out Days Gone on the PlayStation Store, with franchised third-person shooter World War Z coming in third.

PS4 has been the console of choice for many players, with an overwhelming 56.4% of a recent MK Online poll choosing the system. MK11 is also available for Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Join the discussion about all version on the Mortal Kombat 11 forum!