Midway doing more Mortal Kombat

Struggling publisher pleased with sales.

Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon has said he's already developing the next instalment in the fighting series.

"We're already hard at work on our next version of Mortal Kombat, and look forward to being able to reveal more details in the future," said Boon in a statement.

His comments follow the news that 1.8 million copies of Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe have been shipped around the world - a milestone the struggling publisher appears well chuffed with.

"Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe was the result of countless hours of hard work by many people, and seeing the game surpass the million-seller plateau makes it worth all the effort," added a triumphant Boon.

The latest instalment also became the most pre-ordered Mortal Kombat game ever, according to the publisher, and over 3.6 million bouts have been fought across Xbox Live and PlayStation Network.

Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe launched at the beginning of December, boasting an impressive roster combining Spandex superheroes and mutant ninjas.

But despite all the fanfare the result was underwhelming, as our Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe review points out.

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