The fighting genre is about to enter the next generation with games like Tekken 8 and Street Fighter 6. Another series that has played a big part in the development of the scene over the years is the violent and gory Mortal Kombat. . It also led to the creation of the ESRB in the US, which assigned age ratings to video games.
Now, 30 years later, co-creator Ed Boon and NetherRealm Studios are celebrating the series’ 30th anniversary. Since the original Mortal Kombat made its arcade debut on October 8, 1992, the series has skyrocketed to become one of the most popular video game franchises of all time. There have been over 20 games, multiple movies, and even some spin-offs along the way.
As part of the celebration, the team released a special trailer featuring some highlights and thanking fans around the world for their support of the series over the years.
30 years of Mortal Kombat. Can you share your first experience with MK? Where were you? Which MK was it? What do you remember?pic.twitter.com/EmuXFzftdR— Ed Boon (@noobde) October 7, 2022
NetherRealm says this is just the beginning of the series’ big anniversary. Looking ahead, Ed Boon said earlier this week that the focus would be on “30 years” for now, and the “next game announcement” will be separate from these celebrations.
The anniversary celebration has begun! Share your first Mortal Kombat memory with us. #MK30— Mortal Kombat 30 (@MortalKombat) October 7, 2022
If you’re looking for Mortal Kombat action on Nintendo Switch, the Switch eShop version of Mortal Kombat 11 is currently available for purchase in select parts of the world.
Tell us, what are your memories of the Mortal Kombat series from the past 30 years? When did you first start playing this legendary fighting series? Leave a comment below.