Mortal Kombat Games are a series of fighting games created by Midway Games. In 1992, the first entry in the series was released. Subsequently, its popularity has resulted in the creation of many sequels to the games series, and other related media. This includes for instance comic books, a card game, movies and animated TV series. Above all, Mortal Kombat is one of the most successful fighting game franchises of all time.
The series is renown for its graphic violence, for example it mixes bloody and brutal action. However, controversies surrounding its graphic Fatality finishing moves led to the formation of the Entertainment Software Rating Board.
In addition, every character in each of the Mortal Kombat games have their own ending. Therefore, these endings tend to contradict each other. As a result, only one or a few of them are the real endings. However, the real endings tend to remain a mystery until the release of the next game in the series.
Mortal Kombat Games created by Midway Games
Meanwhile, the games in the series created by Midway Games and their date of release are listed below. But the release dates below are the first time the relevant game became available. That is to say the release date for each gaming platform or region might be different. For example, Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe was released in North America on 16 November 2008. On the other hand, it was released in Europe on 21 November 2008.
|Video Games||Release Date|
|Mortal Kombat||8 October 1992|
|Mortal Kombat II||9 September 1994|
|Mortal Kombat 3||15 April 1995|
|Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3||6 November 1995|
|Mortal Kombat Trilogy||10 October 1996|
|Mortal Kombat 4||15 October 1997|
|Mortal Kombat Gold||9 September 1999|
|Mortal Kombat Advance||12 December 2001|
|Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance||16 November 2002|
|Mortal Kombat: Tournament Edition||25 August 2003|
|Mortal Kombat: Deception||4 October 2004|
|Mortal Kombat: Unchained||13 November 2006|
|Mortal Kombat: Armageddon||11 October 2006|
|Ultimate Mortal Kombat||12 November 2007|
|Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe||16 November 2008|
Subsequently, Warner Bros. Entertainment acquired the Mortal Kombat games development team on 10 July 2009 following Midway Games’s bankruptcy. After that, the team was re-established as NetherRealm Studios.
Further, on 19 April 2011 NetherRealm Studios released the next game in the series, titled Mortal Kombat. It retells the stories of Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat II, and Mortal Kombat 3, however with some minor alterations.
Mortal Kombat Games on Eighth-Generation Consoles
As you certainly know, VG Stores retails video games and accessories on consoles from the eight-generation consoles upward. For instance, the PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, as well as the latest generation consoles PS5 and Xbox Series.
Consequently, a list of the latest addition to the series for eight-generation consoles upward are listed below:
- Mortal Kombat X (7 April 2017)
- Mortal Kombat 11 (23 April 2019)