The Mortal Kombat series, which has been going strong for over thirty years now, is the best-selling fighting game series of all time. That rings true for the latest installment in the franchise as well, Mortal Kombat 11, which earned a franchise-record $500 million in profit, according to the LinkedIn profile of Matt Welsh, a former global brand manager at Warner Bros. Entertainment (first spotted by Twitter user Timur222).
Mortal Kombat 11 generated over $500 million in profit. pic.twitter.com/ent7INkiud
— Timur222 (@bogorad222) April 16, 2023
Welsh, who worked as the global manager for Warner Bros. from the period of 2019 to 2022, and was head of the team which worked on the product and marketing campaign for Mortal Kombat 11, the Kombat Pack DLCs and the MK11: Aftermath expansion, Mortal Kombat 11 earned a franchise-record $500 million in profit as of February 2022.
In light of Mortal Kombat 11‘s success, it’s no surprise that Warner Bros. has already the game’s sequel, confirmed Mortal Kombat 12 for release sometime in 2023.
NetherRealm Studios is also working on an action-adventure Mortal Kombat spin-off designed for mobile platforms, Mortal Kombat: Onslaught.
“We are pushing the boundaries of Mortal Kombat to allow players to experience the franchise in new ways, while still staying true to its core visceral nature,” NetherRealms creative director Ed Boon said of Onslaught. “With Mortal Kombat: Onslaught, we reimagined Mortal Kombat into a strategic team-based collection RPG with fast-paced, group melee combat that both new and existing fans can enjoy.”
Are you surprised that Mortal Kombat 11 earned a franchise-record $500 million in profit? Are you looking forward to Mortal Kombat 12? Which Mortal Kombat 12 characters from our most wanted characters wishlist do you most want to see in MK12? Let us know in the comments.