Official: Mortal Kombat 11 will not be released in Ukraine due to the fighter’s costume

Last week, rumors appeared that Mortal Kombat 11 would not reach Ukraine. Then the game disappeared from the PlayStation Store

and Steam, and store support commented on the situation in different ways. Now the fighting game publisher WB Games has given an official response.

What is known

The company's support wrote that they decided not to release the game on the territory of Ukraine due to local legislation.

“We have canceled the release of Mortal Kombat 11on the Ukrainian market, so as not to violate local laws. Our decision may be revised based on changes in legislation. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused."

The company did not explain which lawwas violated by the game, but in the comments gamers suggested that this was due to the costume of the heroine Scarlet. Nether Realm recently announced a skin called Kold War Skarlet, which contains Soviet symbols. In 2015, Ukraine adopted Article 219, which prohibits the use of paraphernalia with a combination of a sickle, a hammer or a five-pointed star.

It's strange that the developers justdid not cut controversial content from the game. For example, in order not to violate the laws of China, Valve changed the design of the Dota 2 characters, removing skeletons and stitching up Pudge's stomach, and in Germany, Bethesda removed Nazi symbols and Hitler's mustache from Wolfenstein to comply with the law.

Support advises gamers who have donepre-order, go to the store where they made the purchase and ask about a refund. Owners of the digital edition have not yet lost their copy or received their money back. It is possible that the refund will be made on the release day.