Despite the fact that the company is on the rocks, Midway still has enough change hidden in the sofa to piece together a brand new Mortal Kombat. Apparently, selling an MK title with a T-Rating was actually enough to make some real money, and Ed Boon has confirmed that a new game is underway.
"Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe was the result of countless hours of hard work by many people, and seeing the game surpass the million-seller plateau makes it worth all the effort," said Boon, confirming that MK vs. DC has shipped around 1.8 million units. "We’re already hard at work on our next version of Mortal Kombat, and look forward to being able to reveal more details in the future."
Hopefully it'll be a real Mortal Kombat and not a wacky crossover this time. I say that as if I have any kind of vested interest whatsover, when I really don't. I'm sure somebody cares enough though, and it is for them that I write this.
Full press release after the jump.
CHICAGO – January 26, 2009 – Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), a leading interactive entertainment publisher and developer, today announced that the company has shipped approximately 1.8 million units of Mortal Kombat® vs. DC Universe worldwide for the Xbox®360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system.