Mortal Kombat 1 Launches with Issues on Nintendo Switch
The highly anticipated release of Mortal Kombat 1 on Nintendo Switch has been met with disappointment and frustration. Not only is Megan Fox’s voice acting as Nitara underwhelming, but the overall performance of the game on the Japanese hybrid console leaves much to be desired. To make matters worse, Warner Bros. Games has been caught in a controversy surrounding a game trailer for Nintendo Switch that features a Steam achievement appearing out of nowhere.
Many attribute this complex situation to “misleading advertising,” although it could also be a result of a lack of communication rather than intentional deception. Regardless, this debacle, which has been reported by Kotaku, brings us to the official trailer of the game for Nintendo Switch, published by the company on its official channel.
In this trailer, just before the two-minute mark, a Steam achievement labeled “Achievement 38” can be seen. The interface and display of this achievement are identical to those found in Steam games, which is impossible for the Nintendo Switch. Furthermore, the achievement appears without any description or name, indicating that it is from a pre-release version of the game.
While achievements are not always enabled when playing a pre-release version of a game with a press key, there are instances where “raw” achievements, without names or descriptions, are intentionally displayed. However, in this case, we are dealing with an official trailer uploaded to Nintendo’s account.
Shortly after being uploaded to the Google platform, the footage was removed, as it did not match the final game’s performance. However, this footage can still be found on social media and YouTube, further fueling the debate of “misleading advertising” among players.
The Nintendo Switch Version to Receive Updates
The poor performance of Mortal Kombat 1 on the Nintendo Switch has raised concerns among both Warner Bros. and NetherRealm. They cannot afford to have their highly anticipated reboot of the franchise marred by a controversial version for one of their consoles. As a result, Ed Boon, the creator and producer of the Mortal Kombat saga, has confirmed that the development team will address player concerns through post-release patches to improve the current version of the game.