Mortal Kombat 1, the latest fighting game from developer NetherRealm Studios and publisher Warner Bros. Games, has sold “nearly” 3 million copies worldwide since its launch in September. The news comes from Warner Bros CEO David Zaslav in a recent earnings call, confirming that the latest bloody fighter was a financial success.
“Mortal Kombat, whose most recent release, Mortal Kombat 1 has sold nearly 3 million copies since its launch in mid-September,” said Zaslav in the earnings report. Mortal Kombat 1 wasn’t only a financial success but receive critical acclaim too. As of writing, it currently has an average score of 84 on OpenCritic based on 131 reviews.
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In our full review for Mortal Kombat 1, we called it a “soulless husk of a reboot”, stating:
“Mortal Kombat 1 could be my least favourite entry in the series. While it looks wonderful and offers a true ‘next-gen’ visual experience (especially compared to the Switch port), I can’t help but feel the entire game is just a soulless husk. The previous games have offered wonderful break-out mechanics coupled with a robust list of fighters. Mortal Kombat 1, on the other hand, is all forgettable.”
In other news, NetherRealm Studios laid out the release schedule for its upcoming Kombat Pack DLC with Invincible‘s Omni-Man arriving first this month. The game also infamously launched with a horrendous Nintendo Switch port featuring muddy visuals, bugs and glitches galore, numerous performance issues and missing textures altogether. NetherRealm has since released a patch for Switch that has fixed (almost) everything, though it’s understood that players are still reporting technical hiccups.
As for a dream list of guest fighters that could potentially be featured in the franchise at some point, Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon says he would really like to get John Wick in Mortal Kombat. Previous datamines also discovered hidden dialogue files for Scream‘s Ghostface, though the iconic masked killer doesn’t appear to be part of the Kombat Pack. Not yet, anyway.
Mortal Kombat 1 is now available for PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PC and Nintendo Switch.
Source: Warner Bros