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Creator: Netherrealm Studios
NetherRealm Studios is an American video game developer based in Chicago.

After Midway filed for bankruptcy, its assets for Midway Games Chicago were purchased by Warner Bros. After a brief spell under the name WB Games Chicago, this newly owned property would eventually become NetherRealm Studios in 2010. The studio comprises many Mortal Kombat veterans and is led by the series' co-creator Ed Boon.

The studio's first outing, Mortal Kombat 9 in 2011, a reboot of the Mortal Kombat franchise, marked a return to form for the series that was praised by critics and fans alike. Boon has recently expressed NetherRealm's desire not only to develop future Mortal Kombat titles, but also to branch out into new franchises. The summer 2012 announcement of Injustice: Gods Among Us, a fighting game starring DC characters, marked the studio's first real effort to accomplish this.



  • Mascot: None other than Scorpion, who is, unsurprisingly, Ed Boon's favorite Mortal Kombat character.
  • Playing Against Type: Boon wants the studio to develop games outside the Mortal Kombat universe.
  • SNK Boss: The 2011 Mortal Kombat reboot restores Shao Kahn to his frustrating glory, just as in past Mortal Kombat games.

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