Warner Bros. Was Nervous Mortal Kombat 11 Would not Be “Nintendo-Pleasant”

Mortal Kombat 11

The discharge of Mortal Kombat 11 on the Change marked the ultra-violent sequence’ long-awaited return to Nintendo {hardware}.

Unsurprisingly, there was some hesitation about bringing the sport throughout to Nintendo’s new platform previous to launch. Earlier this yr at BIG Digital 2020, Nintendo of America’s Scott Hawkins revealed how Warner Bros. higher-ups have been apparently nervous the most recent entry may not be “Nintendo-friendly” sufficient to launch on the hybrid platform.

Here is the total transcript, courtesy of Nintendo Every part:

“When Warner Bros. received the primary playable construct of Mortal Kombat 11 up and operating on Nintendo Change, I flew down and met with the group down in southern California. One of many executives there was assembly with me and displaying me the sport, and we have been taking part in it, and he seems at me and he says, ‘Scott, are you positive Nintendo needs this recreation on Nintendo Change?’ And I stated, ‘Sure, we completely need this recreation.’

“He was involved as a result of it’s a mature-rated title that it wouldn’t be Nintendo-friendly. However clearly after seeing the primary month’s value of gross sales and see it’s the primary recreation on the platform, it exhibits that sure, there’s an viewers. There’s an viewers for many various kinds of content material on the platform, and this was an enormous success.”

As highlighted by Hawkins, the eleventh entry was well-received when it will definitely arrived on the change – as soon as once more proving there’s an viewers for one of these content material on Nintendo {hardware}.

When the Mortal Kombat sequence initially began out, Nintendo was recognized for censoring the video games as a consequence of its personal family-friendly insurance policies and the dearth of a online game age-rating system on the time.

Did you present your assist for Mortal Kombat 11 on the Change? Do you assume builders and publishers ought to have any issues on the subject of releasing violent video games on Nintendo’s units these days? Inform us down beneath.

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