Its imminent home console release in 1993 sent swarms of children running to the streets to shout its name. Now, all these years later, the Super Nintendo port of Mortal Kombat is giving people fresh reason to scream, fetching a staggering five figure sale price at a recent auction. Read on for details:
With an animated retelling of plot coming in Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge, and rumors of a modern remake; nostalgia for the original arcade Mortal Kombat is becoming surprisingly prescient. In the latest installment of the Angry Video Game Nerd webseries, AVGN is taking fans back to the past to play the MK home ports that... Well, you get the idea. Watch it here:
British gaming has sadly lost one of its icons of the early nineties with the sudden passing of Fergus McGovern. A co-founder of Probe Software in 1984; McGovern was part of the team responsible for porting Mortal Kombat and Mortal Kombat II to a variety of platforms, most notably the Sega Mega Drive.
Players of the Probe Sega ports and trivia hounds will remember McGovern from an exclusively added finishing move called a Fergality. The move, performed with Raiden, super-imposed McGovern's head over the opponent's sprite.
High Voltage developed Mortal Kombat X ports for PlayStation 3 & Xbox 360 will officially be delayed until the Summer of 2015. A Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment representative confirmed the Summer delay to VideoGamer.com amidst extensive speculation.
"Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today confirmed that the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of Mortal Kombat X being developed by High Voltage Software will release this summer," Warner Bros said in a statement provided to VideoGamer.com. "The Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC versions will be available April 14."
This year's E3 was dominated by developments in the newly revealed Mortal Kombat X! Though the Expo may be over, the highlights continue! Back safe from the trip to LA, long running Mortal Kombat fan-site TRMK has posted an interview conducted with NetherRealm Studios Creative Director Ed Boon -- and it contains some compelling new details!
With the release of the 2011 reboot, Mortal Kombat strived to go somewhere it had never convincingly gone before: the competitive scene. With its reinvented retro-inspired gameplay a bonafide success, the latest game may now be taking the series further than anyone could've rightly expected -- to Japan!
Midway has released twelve new screenshots from their upcoming PC port of their collection of arcade classics, Midway Arcade Treasures: Deluxe Edition! Among these screenshots are two screenshots from the first Mortal Kombat; we have confirmed that MK1 is now included in Midway Arcade Treasures: Deluxe Edition!