A recent, and may I add awesome, video trailer for Mortal Kombat had many believing it was for a new Mortal Kombat game. It was later revealed that the trailer was for a new movie instead, however, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has just announced Mortal Kombat for consoles, which is scheduled to launch in 2011.
Mortal Kombat, which will be releasing on both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 is being developed by NetherRealm Studios, led by Mortal Kombat creator and creative director Ed Boon.
Mortal Kombat will be supported by a new graphics engine and the deadly ‘Fatality’ in-game feature is back and presented in more gory detail than ever before. Mortal Kombat also introduces several new features including tag team and the “deepest story mode of any fighting game.” Players can choose from an extensive line up of the game’s characters and challenge their friends in traditional 1 vs. 1 matches, or try out the numerous new gameplay modes.
In addition, Mortal Kombat will deliver the “most extensive online experience ever seen in a fighting game.” with a tag team mode allowing 4 players to participate and “Co-op Arcade Mode” where 2 players can team up.
Martin Tremblay, President, Warner Bros. Interactive commented on bringing the latest Mortal Kombat to consoles:
We are bringing the Mortal Kombat franchise back to gamers with the talented NetherRealm Studios team creating the game fans long to play. Re-establishing the brand with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Mortal Kombat innovates on past games while staying true to the brand’s legendary characters and fighting style.
Ed Boon also commented the news about his beloved Mortal Kombat game arriving onto consoles:
We can’t wait for players to get their hands on Mortal Kombat. This game really is a response to what players have been demanding: mature presentation, reinvented 2D fighting mechanic and the best, most gruesome fatalities ever!
We’re trying to contain the excitement here at PSLS over this announcement. We’ll leave you with this infamous saying from Scorpion: “GET OVER HERE”.