Mortal Kombat Kollection Online got rated the most mature rating from PEGI, no surprise there. (Credit: DSOGaming)
The once deceased remastering of the first three Mortal Kombat games might happen after all. The Pan European Game Information has rated the title along with a release for this year on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC. To no surprise, it got an 18 rating, or for Americans, it would be the ESRB’s M for mature.
Here is where things get tricky, the report from Gematsu is accurate as it even has a screenshot of the rating along with a description, despite an apparent wrong placeholder for the release date. As one does with reporting, I personally went to PEGI’s official website to find it myself, but it appears to be missing, even when I clicked on Gematsu’s link to the 18+ labeling. The revamped edition of the classic fighters did get an official seal from the European system but mysteriously disappeared. Hold whatever emotions you want but carry this so-called seal of approval with a grain of salt. This could have happened due to Warner Bros. not officially announcing the revival of this project, leading to the missing information.
In 2017, the minds behind Mortal Kombat HD: Kommunity got the approval to remake the first three entries in the franchise officially. Then Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment changed its plans and shut everything down in 2018. Down the line, after these events, it was later confirmed that Blind Squirrel, the studio who assisted in Bioshock: The Collection, was working on revamping MK but got canned too from the project.
An anonymous source who was close to Mortal Kombat HD: Kommunity told VideoGamer that a phone call from Warner Bros. said to them, “Sorry, we’ve decided to go in a different direction, and we won’t be needing your group. We can’t trust development of such an important project to a team without any completed game titles.”
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