Pretty damn well! Publisher Warner Bros. Interactive has fired out a press release loaded with back-patting snippets of information like “sells over three million units worldwide” and “highest-selling fighting game this year”.
Having snatched the franchise from the very jaws of oblivion once ex-publisher Midway kicked the bucket, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment pretty much spared no expense in promoting the hell out of the Mortal Kombat reboot. For the weeks leading up to the game’s release there was a deluge of publicity that covered the full spectrum of the game-hyping gamut.
It’s good to see that it all paid off. It’s even better that the game totally rocked the socks; except for that final Shao Kahn battle in Story Mode. I can’t beat him; he’s impossible. I fear for my TV and controller’s lives whenever I try.
Mortal Kombat lead designer and co-creator Ed Boon is just as excited and was quoted in the press release as saying: “all of us at NetherRealm Studios are very excited that players have embraced Mortal Kombat. The game was a labor of love for us and we could not be more pleased with its performance. Fan reaction to this latest instalment has made all of our hard work worth it.”