It’s been upwards of nine years since Mortal Kombat 9 graced our screens. A year later they released Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition that includes all its DLC. But, now it seems to be harder to get your hands on. As noticed by users on ResetEra, gamers can’t purchase Komplete Edition off Steam, as it’s been taken off by the request of the publisher.

This could be for a myriad of reasons, but a pretty clear one could be a licensing issue. The game has been around for nine years and within that time one character stands out in its roster, Freddy Krueger. Warner Bros. – who publishes the Mortal Kombat series – didn’t own the rights to the horror icon as of last year. The one thing that hinders that theory, though, is Krueger is still available to download on Xbox Store (but not purchase the game itself) and it’s still available to purchase on the PS Store, too.

Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition off digital storefronts
Freddy Krueger, Mortal Kombat 9

Will Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition come back?

The future of the entry is unsure. They could be using this as a boosting point to slowly fizzle out the game, it is nine years old after all. Whether that means they want to remaster, remake, or simply rid it from the internet for one reason or another. They also shuttered the game’s online modes due to network changes.

This might be disheartening to some, especially those who enjoy their gaming digitally since Mortal Kombat 9 was a pretty good fighting game. But, then again, this is the price you pay for digital gaming, the consistent risk that a good game will be taken off with little to no warning.

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If it’s because of a loss of rights, Mortal Kombat 9 would be far from the first to hit that issue. Just last year, Sega’s Alpha Protocol was delisted from Steam due to the final boss battle which contained a licensed song that expired.

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