Mortal Kombat is coming to PC this summer in all its gory glory.
Mortal Kombat was one of the first fighting game series to ever make it big. As clunky and weird as the game looked with its stop-motion characters filmed just for the game, it created a dark and apocalyptic mood rarely seen in fighting games and launched it to a status that rivaled that of Street Fighter 2.
Then Mortal Kombat 2 came out and it looked better, and the gameplay was sped up as well. The characters, though still captured on film for realism, looked cleaner and gave returning models Richard Divizio and Daniel Pesina another paycheck. It even gave us the sillier finishing moves such as the Friendship and the Babality.
Mortal Kombat 3 was a bit of a letdown, recycling the graphics we saw from MK2 and just adding more characters to the roster, like Stryker, who is considered one of the worst fighting game characters ever created. Mortal Kombat Trilogy was a console exclusive that gave MK fans everything they wanted, giving new moves to everyone and adding Chamelion (or Khameleon, depending on which console you owned).
Mortal Kombat 4 tried to take the series into 3D, but it looked so ridiculously terrible that the series needed a comeback.
Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance and Deception were technically the same game, but they offered enough new content and graphical improvements that Mortal Kombat fans were pleased, if not overjoyed.
Mortal Kombat: Armageddon met with a mixed reaction. It threw out the character specific fatalities and once again included every character in the series thus far, with a few minor exceptions.
It was time for a reboot, and as the first MK title to hit Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, Mortal Kombat was indeed reborn with all the gore and fatalities that the series had been known for. As an added bonus, it was eventually released as the Komplete Edition with A Nightmare on Elm Street alumni Freddy Krueger as an extra character. This version also included DLC of Rain and Kenshi, and retro skins and old-school fatalities from Scorpion, Sub-Zero and Reptile.
Now Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition is coming to PC, and you’ll finally be able to “finish him” with the latest hit title in the franchise without a console. The digital release will hit July 3, with a retail copy available August 6.
Are you excited about the release of Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition for PC?