Midway may be selling their Mortal Kombat franchise. So who should buy the popular intellectual property from them?
Without a question capcom should buy MK, Imagine a MK vs SF vs Marvel, my god!
would play the DLC card again. I reckon namco could tighten up the fighting mechanics.
@1.1 - Scamco is worse than Crapcom with rip off DLC. The only one that trumps the two of them is EA.
Definitely could make the game MUCH better, if they take it seriously. ^_^
Namco or Capcom could make the new game though Capcom would not change as much of it as I think Namco would Im talking gameplay not style or graphics both are good at both.
I think any other publisher would completely ruin it, sorry. I've just seen franchises get sold and franchised to death with different developers, reboots and so forth. I just couldn't stand it if it happened to MK. Maybe UbiSoft could keep it going and still have Midway developing the games but Ubi owning the franchise, slightly similar terms to the whole 'Wheelman situation'. I think that EA and Activision would drill it to death.
I understand your skeptisism. But what if a good dev bought it? For all you know there's a dev out there that could make it a great franchise. IMO, devs out there should be fighting for this franchise. If you take MK and make it great, it's money in the bank. A legendary franchise to own. It's up for grabs. I hope EA/ubisoft/activision don't buy it. They'll just make crap 'product' out of it.
I didn't read the article but from answering the headline I can say I think it would be good for Sony to buy the MK franchise. Fight games are the biggest in Japan and even though MK is not big in Japan, if Sony was to buy it and put one of the Japan studio teams on development I'm pretty sure they would knock it out the park. Sony also has a ton of franchises but no fighting games so it could really fill the void. And since Sony owns movie studios they could make another MK movie and I liked the MK movies :)
I doubt a Japanese developer would buy the franchise. It wouldn't sell well in Japan. Maybe EA or Activision should take it.
please capcom, sony america would do the franchise proud bring mortal kombat back to 2d please.
this is hard but mabey if there was a new company made that combined capcoms and rare then they should make it
Nobody except 360 owners who want to feel good about having a studio left care about Rare anymore. EDIT- mintaro, way to go doing the fanboy to defend the fanboy. Nobody except 360 owners who cream over exclusives (what ever they are) cares about Rare and Killer Instinks. Seriously, have you ever heard anyone (outside of 360 fanboys) ever mention Rare's game when talking about the good fighting games? There's WAY better fight games. A lot of them. Sorry.
As long as there's a chance of KI 3, people will care about Rare. So stop being a douche as he said nothing fanboyish at all.
if rare did pick it up we would see a killer instinct/mortal kombat game with awesome fatalities... butttt i think capcom or EA will try picking this one up...capcom passing on this would be a major mistake because they will control 2 of the most prominent fighting franchises ever...mortal kombat and street fighter EA picking this up would result in a MK game coming out every single year and turning into reiteration after reiteration like the madden franchise...Mortal Kombat 2012 anyone???
Sony should buy it,Mortal Kombat is in serious need of a complete reboot and I think the company with the most first party studios can do a great job with the franchise.
As weird as it sounds...I think Incognito could pull this off. They deserve to get some praise. Revamping the Mortal Kombat series would bring them up to a high status in the gaming industry. Warhawk was severely underrated. Maybe they could give it a good storyline or something...haha. I'd like to see a brawler. Maybe they could even include some other Sony characters. Kratos, Helghast, Sweet Tooth, Jak, and Nariko...anyone?
Its actually not that hard to imagine Kratos doing a Fatality lol since hes does them all the time LOL.
I came in here to see if these words of stupidity would be muttered, thanks for not disappointing me. :) *walks out*
Just imagine Kratos in MK series with the same MK characters deverloped by the team of GOW ... Yeah, gimme that! CastlevaniaX
Give it a rest, dude. Incognito is a fantastic developer. Kratos would be great in a fighter. What's stupid about that?
Capcom would be my choice and I highly doubt that they would screw up the franchise, they are the kings of all time for fighting games in my book with snk being second.
Capcom quite caring about games a few years ago, SNK would pimp, this game out, forget fatalities, use KOF xii, engine, or 3rd strike's, but no 4, PLEASE.
Disney Interactive. That is all.
easy Epic Games since they have the best engine in the world
I heard it was Unreal man.
If MK were to be treated right it could be one more powerful exclusive franchise.
Hmmm, as much as I DON'T want this to happen. How bout' Atari? They did a pretty good job with the Budokai series if you ask me. Atari or Capcom.
I say Sony they would work the heck out of that ranchise. Killzone has opened my eyes
Just let it die already.
Seriously there is only one company that should buy MK: Sony. Then give it to Santa Monica who've made God of War and helped make War of the Monsters. They have some experience in fighting games, and GoW is a violent title. Take the GoW3 engine, add Kratos as a secret character and what more do you need? We'll finally get a MK title that can match the series of old.
Capcom please. Give me some outrageous combo/finisher/fatality deal with fireworks in the background please.
Sony???!!! We can barely even afford to pay our own employees now, not to mention that we have been in the same place this generation for the past three years and nothing we do seems to change that. I don't know how much of that pot you guys have borrowed from Michael Phelps, but it's clear from your retarded comments that it's a lot.
Midway chopped up the series, ever since MK3/Ultimate. This 3D sh!t is just stupid. Leave that to the VFs, Tekken, DOA and Soul Calibers or games. Konami should also give the Castlvania series to someone that wants to make a "Symphony of the Night 2". All this 3D BS is killing off Genre's and franchises.
Sakurai =D...just imagine it XD
whoever takes it better make it as violent as possible
Would be Capcom, SNK, or Namco. In that order. Mostly Capcom because Seeing a VS game between them would be great. I don't know people are throwing Sony's name around. What good fighting game have they or any of their studios made that would make anyone comfortable with them taking the reigns of a popular fighting franchise? Too risky if you ask me. Let Sony stick to the genres that they do best, or take a risk with a fighting series less established.
Who should buy the MK franchise? Somebody who knows how to make fighting games, which has never been anyone remotely connected to an MK game.
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