Midway's Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe has gone gold, is ready to get sent off to production, and will hit its November 16, 2008 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
The game, which features characters from the Mortal Kombat franchise fighting with and against characters from DC Comics hopes to revitalize the MK franchise. It also needs to be a success for Midway as they have been struggling recently and could be in trouble if this game doesn't perform well.
Will you be getting this game and if so, for which platform? Full press release after the break.
MORTAL KOMBAT® vs. DC UNIVERSE GOES GOLD FOR XBOX 360® AND PLAYSTATION®3
Legendary fighters from two powerful universes collide in the next-gen fight of the millennium
Chicago, Illinois, November 5, 2008 – Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY) today announced that Mortal Kombat® vs. DC Universe has gone gold and is scheduled to be available in retail stores throughout North America on November 16, 2008, and throughout Europe on November 21, 2008. The next chapter in the venerable Mortal Kombat series, Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe showcases powerful heroes and villains from two vastly different universes.
For the first time in the series, players will step outside the Mortal Kombat universe to assume the heroic identities of world-renowned characters from the DC Universe, including SUPERMAN, BATMAN and WONDER WOMAN, as they join video game icons such as Scorpion, Sub-Zero and Raiden. Making a fiendish appearance alongside their comic counterparts will be notorious DC Universe villains such as CATWOMAN, LEX LUTHOR and The Joker, who along with MK favorites such as Liu Kang, Sonya and Shao Kahn, all play a part in unraveling the mystery of what has caused these two universes to collide
"We are proud to release to manufacturing Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe, the culmination of two years of effort and a rewarding collaboration with our friends at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Comics," said Ed Boon, executive producer and co-creator of the Mortal Kombat franchise. "So far the response has been overwhelmingly positive and enthusiastic, and I can't wait to get this into the hands of MK diehards and DC Comics fans alike when the game becomes available on Nov. 16 in North America and Nov. 21 throughout Europe! "
Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe is licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, and will be available for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game system and entertainment system from Microsoft.
About Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe
For the first time ever, Scorpion, Sub-Zero and the Mortal Kombat warriors battle with Batman, Superman and other popular DC Universe Super Heroes. Choose your side and challenge your opponents with a new fighting system including Freefall Kombat and Klose Kombat along with dynamic multi-tiered environments. Plus, pick your favorite character from MK or DCU and pursue a fighting adventure in the new single player mode with an intertwined storyline and two unique perspectives.