Quantcast
Mortal Kombat license up for sale, plus crap new finishing move - Destructoid




Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


Mortal Kombat license up for sale, plus crap new finishing move


8:40 AM on 03.02.2009
Mortal Kombat license up for sale, plus crap new finishing move photo



God, I would totally buy the rights for Mortal Kombat. And then rape the license. Mortal Kombat vs. Clayfighters. Mortal Kombat Goes To Pac-Land. Mortal Kombat Animal Crossing. They wouldn't be the greatest games, but I bet I could do a better job with the franchise than Midway did.

So the license is up for sale now. Midway isn't doing so hot lately, and selling off one of their most popular games is how they're trying to bail themselves out. The publisher is seeking an “execution of an asset purchase agreement for the sale of Midway’s Mortal Kombat franchise assets,” according to court documents.

What is Midway without Mortal Kombat. though? Not much, right?

And here's a move that will want to make you rip out their spines: It seems that the Midway people selling off these properties (they just sold Wheelman) are paying themselves millions in bonuses, and they're using the cash that was previously promised to canned employees.

[Via VG247 and Kotaku]






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.






Star Wars

10:00 PM on 10.03.2014
Disney removed Tiny Death Star without telling its developer

Disney has pulled two mobile Star Wars games -- Tiny Death Star and Star Wars Assault Team -- and in the case of the latter, developer Nimblebit wasn't even given a heads up. "We had no prior knowledge that the game would be ...more



3:57 AM on 08.13.2014
Next Star Wars: The Old Republic update will let you build homes

EA revealed the next update for Star Wars: The Old Republic at its gamescom press conference. The Galactic Strongholds downloadable content will let you build a home in the game. Yup, SWTOR is now Sims. You can show off your cribs to friends in the game.  The update will also include Guild flagships, used to go around space and conquer planets. more



2:05 PM on 06.09.2014
Electronic Arts reveals new DICE Star Wars Battlefront project

EA kicked off their E3 2014 press conference off right, with a reveal for Star Wars Battlefront. The project has been hinted at for quite a while, and now we have final confirmation that it's happening. DICE noted that they had a chance to visit Lucas Archives and capture footage with the original props and models. More info will come in Spring 2015. For now, just sit and salivate.more



View all Star Wars






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more