Well, I guess I get to eat some crow.
The “Komplete Edition” of NetherRealm Studios’ Mortal Kombat will be available on Windows PC this summer, publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced today.
A worldwide digital release is set for July 3, while a physical retail version is scheduled for Aug. 2 in Europe and Aug. 6 in North America. High Voltage Software is developing the PC port, which will support PDP’s Mortal Kombat Tournament Edition Fight Stick as well as controllers.
I had earlier stated that I did not believe any current Mortal Kombat game would ever come to PC, based on lack of titles from the past ten years and the fact that Midway had said they had never made money off of their PC titles. I guess that the success of games like Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition and the high demand for Skullgirls (an indie fighting game) on PC caused WB Games to change their mind. Also, Mortal Kombat is two years old now, so the chances of it being pirated to hell for PC and affecting console sales is nil. The game can stand on its own.
I don’t know if I’ll get the game, except maybe to play against friends like Jenn Dolari who don’t have a console. Still, I’m interested to see how this plays out, and whether this will mean we’ll get PC ports of Injustice: Gods Among Us and future NetherRealm games.