Official: Mortal Kombat 11 will not be released in Ukraine because of the costume of the fighter

Last week there were rumors, they say, Mortal Kombat 11 will not get to Ukraine. Then the game was gone from the PlayStation Store

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

What is known

Support for the company wrote that they decided not to release the game on the territory of Ukraine due to local legislation.

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

The company did not explain which lawviolated the game, but in the comments gamers have suggested that this is due to the costume of the heroine Scarlet. Recently, Nether Realm announced a look called Kold War Skarlet (“Scarlet - Cold War”), which contains Soviet symbols. In 2015, Ukraine adopted Article 219, which prohibits the use of paraphernalia with a combination of sickle, hammer, or five-pointed star.

It is strange that the developers simply did not cutcontroversial content from the game. For example, in order not to violate the laws of China, Valve redesigned Dota 2 characters, removing skeletons and stitching Pooja’s belly, and in Germany Bethesda removed the Nazi symbols and Hitler’s mustaches from Wolfenstein to conform to the law.

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