I think most agree that at least potentially, one of the Wii U’s best features is the Virtual Console. It digitally gives you access to some of the greatest hits of the earlier days of gaming. Whether or not that feature is living up to its full potential is pretty debatable, but that’s another article.
One of those classics is definitely Mortal Kombat. The ground-breaking extremely violent for its time fighter that made Nintendo so nervous about releasing the game on their console, they infamously had the copious amounts of blood replaced with “sweat” for the first game.
So, chances we’ll get to see any of the early Mortal Kombat titles on the Wii U virtual console anytime soon? Sadly no, according to Mortal Kombat series creator Ed Boon.
— Ed Boon (@noobde) May 4, 2014
So, no chance. Whatsoever. That’s got to be a little disappointing to anybody who has fond memories of ripping their opponents spines out in all the 16-bit glory (gory?) they could handle. As no specific reason was given, I wonder why we’ll most likely never see these games on the virtual console. Is it a copyright issue? Or something to do with Nintendo’s policies? I’d imagine if we see later games in the series such as Mortal Kombat 4 or Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub Zero its more of a rights issue than anything else.
What do you think, Gamesided readers? Want to see classic MK games on your Wii U console? Let us know in the comments?