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Warner Bros. buys Mortal Kombat, other Midway Games assets

Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe Kollector's Edition

Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe Kollector's Edition

Warners Bros. Entertainment has paid $33 million for most of the assets of bankrupt video-game publisher Midway Games, including Mortal Kombat, Joust and Spy Hunter.

Midway and Warner Bros. worked together on 2008′s Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, which sold more than 2 million units.

The Chicago Tribune reports a federal bankruptcy judge in Delaware approved the sale on Wednesday after no other bidders emerged. Warner Bros. made its offer in late May, some two months after Midway filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Warner Bros. chose not to purchase two of Midway’s development studios, in San Diego and Newcastle, England. Variety reports they will close within two months if no buyers step forward.

The trade paper notes the purchase, of course, means we should expect a sequel to Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe in the near future. And can a bevy of Wildstorm comic-book adaptations be far behind?

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Would we expect to see the Mortal Kombat characters introduced into the DCU ? I know this is WB and not DC but it makes sense.

Might be kinda cool.

no doubt now that wb owns mortal combat characters they will pop up in the dc universe but wb proalby given the success of dc vs mk proalby use the characters in more games first then proalby new movies and then the dc universe possible vertigo

Ninjagodzilla

July 3, 2009 at 6:45 pm

make it another earth cant hurt-though I think the MK characters would fit into Marvel alot smoother
iron fist vs all of MK

It would be cool to see a Mortal Kombat vs. Marvel Heroes game. Scorpion vs. Spiderman, Jax vs. Captain America, Goro vs. Hulk, Nightwolf vs. Wolverine, the list goes on and on…

hondo when you say its wb and not dc,, that makes no sense,, cuz WB owns DC COMICS, its part of the wb family,, so WB can place mortal kombat under the DC logo, the dc part of the wb family

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