After its final release in 2019, the Mortal Kombat franchise went on a break. More than three years later, Mortal Kombat 1 marks the franchise’s victorious comeback. It won’t be long before early-access buyers can access this eagerly anticipated game.
Mortal Kombat games have a history of igniting gamers’ passion, and this enthusiasm has catapulted the most recent entry to a significant spot on Steam’s list of best-selling titles.
This revival is significant because the franchise continues to be well-liked by gamers. For instance, within just three years of its release, Mortal Kombat 1 generated staggering earnings of $500 million.
Mortal Kombat 1 is presently ranked ninth among the most popular games on Steam, as was already mentioned, and with a spike in pre-orders and post-release sales, it may very likely overtake all other games.
Cyberpunk 2077 now holds the top spot on the ranking, where it has been for over a month, despite becoming the top 10 Steam launch of 2023 and a strong contender for Game of the Year.
Mortal Kombat 1 has outperformed many well-known games because of the intense experience that has been revitalized. Notably, even newly published video games like Starfield are left in its wake.
Street Fighter 6’s historic Steam premiere earlier this year shed light on the current revival of 2D fighting games. But Mortal Kombat 1 is set for a more significant release, perhaps even topping Street Fighter 6’s success.
The Mortal Kombat franchise has continually attracted a large fanbase with its stunning spectacle and engaging story modes. Long-time players who cherished prior releases like Mortal Kombat: Armageddon and Mortal Kombat: Deception have taken notice of the franchise’s refreshing metamorphosis and the addition of characters from the 3D era in Mortal Kombat 1.
Mortal Kombat 1 has received a remarkably great response all around. The game brings Homelander and Omni-Man to the series, continuing the tradition of having guest fighters. The fact that these characters will each have a different playstyle in the game has been revealed by Ed Boon is noteworthy.
Mortal Kombat 1 also respects the series’ past by reviving cherished elements from previous games, such as the block dash from Mortal Kombat 9, which is well-liked by fans of all earlier franchise editions.
2023 is a thrilling year to be a Mortal Kombat fan, with the franchise returning after a long absence. The newest game’s early access debut is only hours away, but there is already a ton of content for the game on websites like YouTube.