Midway banks on fighting game resurgence

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With Soul Calibur IV and Smash Bros. both topping the charts this year, Midway is confident Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe can make it a hat trick of comebacks for the beat ‘em up genre.

The latest Mortal Kombat hits retail today (November 21st), and brand manager Mark Cook says it capitalises on the return of the genre.

Super Smash Bros. was a fantastic game, Soul Calibur did very well, Street Fighter is clearly a big one next year, and we shouldn't forget Tekken,” said Cook.

I think there is a resurgence in the genre, especially compared to recent years where other genres such as FPS have dominated.”