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Mortal Kombat is a video game franchise originally developed and produced by Midway Games. The video games are a series of fighting games and several action-adventure games which debuted in North American arcades on August 9, 1992 with the release of Mortal Kombat, created by Ed Boon and John Tobias.[1] Mortal Kombat titles have been released on numerous different video game consoles, handheld game consoles, and personal computer platforms and is considered one of the best-selling video game franchises of all time with over 26 million games sold.[2] The games have appeared on every major video game console produced since its debut including every console created by Sony and Microsoft, every console produced by Sega except the SG-1000, and every console produced by Nintendo since the Super Nintendo.

Since their release many of the video games have been re-released on multiple platforms or included as part of compilation packages. The characters have also made cameo appearances in several other games. The video game series includes 18 differently named games, eight of which are original fighting games, three of which action-adventure games, and seven others which are re-releases, upgrades and ports. Along with the video game series two feature films, an animated and live-action television series, two books, and several comic books have been produced for the franchise. The first feature film was considered a major success and grossed roughly $70 million in the United States, and an estimated $122 million worldwide.[3]

Video games[edit]


Original release dates:
NA- August 9, 1992[1]
1992 — Arcade game[1]
1993 — Game Boy,[4] Sega Game Gear,[5] Sega Genesis,[6] Sega Master System,[7] Super Nintendo[8]
1994 — Amiga,[9] Personal Computer,[10] Sega CD[11]
2004 — Mobile phone,[12] PlayStation 2,[13] Xbox[13]
2006 — Personal computer[14]
Notes:



Original release dates:
NA - 1993[15]
1993 — Arcade game[15]
1994 — Amiga,[16] Game Boy,[17] Personal Computer,[18] Sega 32X,[19] Sega Game Gear,[20] Sega Genesis,[21] Sega Master System,[22] Super Nintendo[23]
1996 — PlayStation,[24] Sega Saturn[25]
2004 — Nintendo GameCube,[26] PlayStation 2,[26] Xbox[26]
2005 — PlayStation 2,[27] PlayStation Portable,[28] Xbox[27]
2006 — Personal computer[14]
2007 — PlayStation 3 (PlayStation Network)[29]
Notes:



Original release dates:
NA - 1995[30]
1995 — Arcade game,[30] Game Boy,[31] PlayStation,[32] Sega Genesis,[33] Super Nintendo[34]
1996 — Personal computer,[35] Sega Game Gear,[36] Sega Master System[37]
2004 — Nintendo GameCube,[26] PlayStation 2,[26] Xbox[26]
2005 — PlayStation Portable[28]
2006 — Personal computer[14]
Notes:



Original release dates:
NA - 1995[38]
1995 — Arcade game[38]
1996 — Super Nintendo,[39] Sega Genesis,[40] Sega Saturn[41]
2006 — Xbox 360 (Xbox Live Arcade)[42]
Notes:
  • Mortal Kombat Advance, a port for the Game Boy Advance, was released in 2001.
  • Ultimate Mortal Kombat, a port for the Nintendo DS, with some additional features was released in 2007.[43]



Original release dates:
NA - 1996[44]
1996 — Nintendo 64,[44] PlayStation[45]
1997 — Personal computer,[46] Sega Saturn[47]
1998 — Game.com[48]



Original release dates:[49]
NA - October 1, 1997
EU - December 1997
1997 — Nintendo 64,[50] PlayStation[49]
Notes:



Original release dates:
NA - 1997[51]
1997 — Arcade game[51]
1998 — Nintendo 64,[52] Personal Computer,[53] PlayStation[54]
1999 — Game Boy Color[55]
Notes:
  • Last released Mortal Kombat arcade game



Original release dates:[56]
NA - August 31, 1999
1999 — Dreamcast[56]
Notes:
  • Upgraded version of Mortal Kombat 4.[57]



Original release dates:[58]
NA - July 30, 2000
EU - September 29, 2000
2000 — PlayStation[58]
Notes:



Original release dates:[59]
NA - December 12, 2001
EU - March 1, 2002
2001 — Game Boy Advance[59]
Notes:
  • Mortal Kombat Advance is the Game Boy Advance version of Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3



Original release dates:[60]
NA - November 20, 2002
EU - February 14, 2003
2002 — Game Boy Advance,[61] Nintendo GameCube,[60] PlayStation 2,[62] Xbox[63]
Notes:
  • A second Game Boy Advance port titled Mortal Kombat: Tournament Edition was released starting on August 25, 2003.



Original release dates:[64]
EU - August 25, 2003
NA - August 27, 2003
2003 — Game Boy Advance[64]
Notes:
  • Mortal Kombat: Tournament Edition is the second GBA version of Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance.



Original release dates:[65]
NA - October 4, 2004
EU - November 19, 2004
2004 — PlayStation 2,[66] Xbox[65]
Notes:
  • Renamed as Mortal Kombat: Mystification in France due to translation issues.[67]
  • The game was released with two limited editions, one for each system. The PlayStation 2 version was released with a "Premium Edition" and the Xbox version was released with a "Kollector's Edition". Each limited edition contained the original Mortal Kombat game among other limited items.[68]



Original release dates:[69]
NA - September 16, 2005
EU - September 30, 2005
2005 — PlayStation 2,[70] Xbox[69]
Notes:
  • An arcade port of Mortal Kombat II can be unlocked in the game via completing hidden missions or by a cheat code.[27]



Original release dates:[71]
NA - October 9, 2006
AUS - October 26, 2006
EU - October 27, 2006
2006 — PlayStation 2,[71] Xbox[72]
2007 — Wii[73]
Notes:
  • The PlayStation 2 version of the game had a limited "Premium Edition" with four unique box fronts, a playable version of the original Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, and several other extras.[74]



Original release dates:[75]
NA - November 15, 2006
EU - November 24, 2006
AUS - November 9, 2006
2006 — PlayStation Portable[75]
Notes:
  • Mortal Kombat: Unchained is the PSP version of Mortal Kombat: Deception.



Original release dates:[43]
NA - November 12, 2007
EU - December 7, 2007
AUS - December 13, 2007
2007 — Nintendo DS[43]
Notes:
  • Ultimate Mortal Kombat is a re-release of Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 on the Nintendo DS with additional features.[43]



Original release dates:[76]
NA - November 10, 2008
EU - November 21, 2008
AUS - November 21, 2008
2008 — PlayStation 3,[77] Xbox 360[77]
Notes:



Original release dates:[78]
NA - April 19, 2011
2011 — PlayStation 3,[79] Xbox 360[79]
2013 — Personal Computer
Notes:
  • First game in the Mortal Kombat series to not be developed and produced by Midway Games.
  • Developed by NetherRealm Studios, formerly known as Midway Studios - Chicago.

Compilations and collections[edit]

Mortal Kombat &
Mortal Kombat II

Original release dates:
September 10, 1998[80]
1998 — Game Boy,[81] Personal computer[80]
Notes:


Mortal Kombat Kollection

Original release dates:
September 30, 2008[2]
2008 — PlayStation 2[2]
Notes:



Original release dates:
August 31, 2011
2011 — PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
Notes:

TV and films[edit]

Mortal Kombat: The Journey Begins
1995 — Animated film
Notes:


Mortal Kombat
1995 — Film
Notes:


Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm
1996 — Animated series
Notes:
  • Also known as Mortal Kombat: The Animated Series.
  • Animated TV series based on the video game series.
  • 13 total episodes shown from September to December 1996.
  • Produced by Threshold Entertainment.


Mortal Kombat: Annihilation
1997 — Film
Notes:
  • Second feature film based on the video game series.
  • Directed by John R. Leonetti.


Mortal Kombat: Konquest
1998 — Live action TV series
Notes:


Mortal Kombat: Rebirth
2010 — Live action short film
Notes:


Mortal Kombat: Legacy
2011 — Live action web series
Notes:

Printed media[edit]

Books[edit]

Title Release date Author Publisher Pages ISBN
Mortal Kombat 1995 Kevin Droney, Martin Delrio Tor Books 216 ISBN 0-8125-4452-8
Mortal Kombat: Annihilation 1998 Jerome Preisler Torkids 95 ISBN 0-7806-2205-7

Comics[edit]

Issues Title Release date Publisher
1 Mortal Kombat Collector's Edition 1992 Midway
1 Mortal Kombat II Collector's Edition 1993 Midway
6 Mortal Kombat: Blood & Thunder 1994 Malibu Comics
Notes:
  1. A Slow Boat to China
  2. Test Your Might
  3. The Art of War
  4. Kombat Zones'
  5. Tao
  6. Mortal Mayhem
3 Mortal Kombat: Goro, Prince of Pain 1994 Malibu Comics
Notes:
  1. Stranger in a Strange Land
  2. Down and Out in Outworld
  3. Armed and Dangerous
1 Mortal Kombat: Tournament Edition 1994 Malibu Comics
Notes:
  1. With Friends Like These...
6 Mortal Kombat: Battlewave 1995 Malibu Comics
Notes:
  1. Where The Wild Things Are!
  2. A Fighting Chance
  3. No Guts, No Glory
  4. Days Of Thunder, Nights Of Pain
  5. The Killing Fields and The Gift
  6. Death Moves and Every Dog Has Its Day
2 Mortal Kombat: U.S. Special Forces 1995 Malibu Comics
Notes:
  1. Secret Treasures & Kano in 'Break Out'
  2. Secret Treasures Part 2
3 Mortal Kombat: Rayden and Kano 1995 Malibu Comics
Notes:
  1. Eye of the Storm
  2. The Evil That Men Do
  3. When Part the Heavens...
1 Mortal Kombat: Tournament Edition II 1995 Malibu Comics
Notes:
  1. A Cold Day in Hell
1 Mortal Kombat: Baraka 1995 Malibu Comics
Notes:
  1. Babality
1 Mortal Kombat: Kung Lao 1995 Malibu Comics
Notes:
  1. Rising Son
1 Mortal Kombat: Kitana and Mileena 1995 Malibu Comics
Notes:
  1. Sister Act
1 Mortal Kombat 4 Limited Edition 1997 Midway

Music[edit]

Title Release date Length Label
Mortal Kombat II: Music from the Arcade Game Soundtrack 1993 38:44 Midway
Mortal Kombat: The Album May 31, 1994 38:27 Virgin Records
Mortal Kombat: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack August 15, 1995 68:28 TVT Records
Mortal Kombat: Original Motion Picture Score October 11, 1995 42:01 Rykodisc
Mortal Kombat: More Kombat November 5, 1996 67:10 TVT Records
Mortal Kombat: Annihilation Original Motion Picture Soundtrack October 28, 1997 79:11 TVT Records
Mortal Kombat Musik: MK3 & MK4 Arcade Video Game Soundtrack 1997 66:52 Midway
Mortal Kombat: Songs Inspired By The Warriors April 5, 2011 55:25 Watertower Music

Other media[edit]

Mortal Kombat Kard Game
1995 — Collectable card game
Notes:

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