On the Xbox Series X/S, Mortal Kombat Vs. DC Universe and Mortal Kombat 9 are now backwards compatible, and fans are ecstatic.
The Xbox 360 era Mortal Kombat games like Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe from 2008 and Mortal Kombat 9 from 2011 are now fully backwards compatible with the Xbox Series X/S, and fighting game fans are ecstatic. Over 70 previous Xbox games, ranging from classics like Max Payne 3 and Star Wars: Jedi Knight 2 to quirky, hidden gems like 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand, are now playable on the current Xbox hardware, according to Microsoft.
As the title suggests, mortal Kombat vs DC Universe pitted MK mainstays like Liu Kang and Scorpion against Batman and Superman in an unexpected crossover confrontation. Even though longstanding Mortal Kombat fans were critical of the game owing to its toned-down violence and Teen rating, Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe would go on to sell well and serve as a precursor to NetherRealm’s later incursions into the realm of DC Comics with the Injustice series. Mortal Kombat 9 was a relaunch of the long-running MK series released in 2011, and it received a lot of positive feedback as a return to form for the franchise following some of the more polarising instalments in the mid-2000s. Even though both of these Mortal Kombat games have a sizable fan base, playing them on subsequent system generations after their initial release on the Xbox 360 has proven to be difficult. In recent years, only Mortal Kombat 9 was accessible for purchase on Steam, and even that will be phased out by 2020.
Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe and Mortal Kombat 9 has been added to the Xbox Series X’s backward compatibility list, allowing fans who own an Xbox Series X/S system to play the original 360 versions of both games. Mortal Kombat enthusiasts such as ILLPLEASA have been commenting on Reddit to express their delight that these iconic titles are now so easily available for the first time in years. Even though the updated list of backward compatible Xbox games was only implemented yesterday, Reddit member Chicagogospel shared a screenshot of Mortal Kombat 9 installed on their Xbox Series X; others have been facing technical troubles.
AAAAAH from MortalKombat
This is an exciting time for Mortal Kombat fans, as the franchise has risen to new heights in recent years, thanks to the success of Mortal Kombat 11 in 2017, which has sold over 12 million copies worldwide. NetherRealm has hinted that it is presently working on Mortal Kombat 12 as its next big fighting game project. Fans are already speculating on which characters will make the roster following the game’s status-quo-shattering events.
In the interim, owing to the Xbox Series X/enhanced S’s backward compatibility capabilities, Mortal Kombat fans can now play Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe and Mortal Kombat 9. Both of these games mark a watershed moment in the Mortal Kombat franchise, and fans can’t wait to relive the crossover antics that concluded the original MK plot or the time-travelling adventure that relaunched the tale.
Source: ILLPLEASA/Reddit, Chicagogospel/Reddit