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Mortal Kombat News: Nintendo Switch version of Mortal Kombat 11 being developed by Shiver Entertainment

  • From Scribblenauts to Mortal Kombat, Shiver Studios is hoping to bring something they can be proud of to the Nintendo Switch.
Greg Bush
Modified 01 Apr 2020, 17:29 IST
Nintendo's first Mortal Kombat game since 2007 is being handled by an interesting studio

Mortal Kombat 11 will take you on a never-ending war path full of gouged eyes, broken spines, and splattered skulls in only a few months. The latest installment of the series is set to release on April 23rd on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, and Nintendo Switch. What's interesting, though, is which company is behind the game's move to the Switch, and it's one you'll never guess.

Ever heard of an incredibly popular game known as Scribblenauts? That's right, the adorable side-scrolling puzzle game. Well, Scribblenauts Showdown, the latest game in the series, was released last year, March 2018, was developed by a company called Shiver Entertainment.

The Nintendo Switch version of Mortal Kombat 11? Yeah, it's being handled by them. Nintendo reportedly brought on the 3rd party developer in hopes that they could bring a reliable port to the system. We haven't seen a Mortal Kombat game on a Nintendo system in over ten years, but Shiver is hoping to make this version a must buy for their audience.

GameRevolution recently interviewed the producer of Mortal Kombat 11, Trevor Traub, hoping to get a few secrets ahead of the game's launch. However, when the development of MK 11's Switch version was brought up, he talked about how he really liked the Joy-Con controller and thought it was perfect for the game.

"I really like the Switch build. I like the Joy-Con controller more than I thought. We're trying to reach as many people as we possibly can, so we're going to take that opportunity. We're actually not developing it in house; it's being developed by Shiver Studios. They're developing it at the same time as us so it's sort of a co-development."

Traub seems excited for Shiver's version of the game on the Switch. Hopefully, it's one that NetherRealm Studios, and Shiver Studios, can be proud of.

Published 24 Jan 2019, 08:46 IST
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