Mortal Kombat (commonly abbreviated as MK) is a video game franchise that began in the early 1990's. It was controversial for its violent content. All the remaining assets were converted into NetherRealm Studios, while this series was created by Ed Boon. Begin the first installment of the MK will be release in October 8, 1992 as the first game of NR.
The development of the first game was originally based on an idea that Ed Boon and John Tobias had of making a video game starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, but as that idea fell through, a fantasy-horror themed fighting game titled Mortal Kombat was created instead. The original game has spawned many sequels and has spun a media franchise consisting of several action-adventure games, films (animated and live-action with its own sequel), and television series (animated and live-action). Other spin-offs include comic book series, a card game and a live-action tour. Along with Capcom's Street Fighter and Bandai Namco's Tekken, Mortal Kombat has become one of the most successful fighting franchises in the history of video games. As of June 2000, the franchise had generated $5 billion in revenue, making it one of the highest-grossing media franchises of all time.
It is especially noted for its digitized sprites (which differentiated it from its contemporaries' hand-drawn sprites), and its mix of bloody and brutal action; its graphic Fatality killing moves contributed to the founding of the ESRB.
The series has a reputation for high levels of bloody violence, including, most notably, its Fatalities (finishing moves, requiring a sequence of button inputs to perform). The Fatalities, in part, led to the creation of the ESRB video game rating system. The series name itself is also known for using the letter "K" in place of "C" for the hard C sound, thus intentionally misspelling the word "combat", as well as other words with the hard C sound within later games in the series. Early games in the series were also noted for its realistic digitized sprites (which differentiated it from its contemporaries' hand-drawn sprites) and an extensive use of palette swapping to create new characters.
NetherRealm Studios was the most popular company, was maded by Ed Boon they have planned in the new one and created fighting game call "Mortal Kombat", which the first game of the NetherRealm Studios while being series into future. Founded in 1988, that is showing than engine (which call NetherEngine) and more most improved legends.
Throughout the series, the game was noted for its simplicity of controls and the exotic special moves it featured, as well as a tendency to replace the letter 'c' in a word with the letter 'k', thus deliberately misspelling the word "combat" in the title, as well as any other words that begin with the letter 'c'.
- Mortal Kombat (1992)
- Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero (1997)
- Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance (2000)
- Mortal Kombat: Special Forces (2002)
- Mortal Kombat: Deception (2004)
- Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks (2006)
- Mortal Kombat: Unchained (2007)
- Mortal Kombat: Dark Ages (2008)
- Mortal Kombat: Armageddon (2010)
- Mortal Kombat: Shokan Strike (2010)
- Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe (2011)
- Mortal Kombat Future (2012)
- Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Kitana (2013)
- Mortal Kombat vs. Shonen Jump Universe (2014)
- Mortal Kombat Future: Dark Vengeance (2015)
- Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Tundra (2016)
- Mortal Kombat vs. Jetix Universe (2017)
- Mortal Kombat Future: Insurrection (2018)
- Mortal Kombat: Fire & Ice (2019)