Mortal Kombat is back after a successful reboot last year on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and incredibly enough, developer NetherRealm Studios has managed to squeeze all the console action onto Sony's new PS Vita portable.
The well-received ninth entry in the Mortal Kombat series is, as Director Ed Boon describes, an altered re-telling of the original three Mortal Kombat games (Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat II, and Mortal Kombat 3). As the story goes, a present-day Raiden attempts to change the past by contacting his former self moments before being killed by Shao Khan, the formidable Emperor of the Outworld. The earlier Raiden sees the premonition from his future self, upon which the clock winds back to events of the original Mortal Kombat, giving Raiden a second chance to change his fate and save Earthrealm from the Outworld forces.
The PS Vita version of Mortal Kombat features all the content from the Komplete Edition that was released on February 28 for PS3 and Xbox 360, plus some new additions not available in the console version. The Komplete Edition contained all the downloadable content released for the game, including new characters such as Skarlet, Kenshi, Rain, and Freddy Krueger from A Nightmare on Elm Street series, along with classic outfits and Fatalities that were originally exclusive pre-order deals.
Also new in the PS Vita version are 150 additional Challenge Tower missions that take advantage of the unique gameplay controls on the PS Vita, such as the front-facing touchscreen, dual-analog sticks and tilt functionality. Mortal Kombat on PS Vita also contains touchscreen Fatalities, which are simplier to input and feel more visceral to perform, as well as new Test Your Slice and Test Your Balance mini-games.
Players can also challenge their friends with local multiplayer using ad-hoc connectivity or battle friends around the world using the PS Vita's built-in Wi-Fi capabilities.
Mortal Kombat sold three million units last year to become the best-selling fighting game of the year. The game won numerous “Best Fighting Game of 2011” awards, including Spike TV’s 2011 Video Game Awards, Game Informer, Official Xbox Magazine and GameTrailers.com.
Of the PS Vita version, Ed Boon, Creative Director, NetherRealm Studios, said:
“Mortal Kombat for PS Vita allows us to bring the best possible fighting experience to our loyal fans - anytime, anywhere. The game runs at a seamless 60 frames per second, and provides unique gameplay modes and features that take advantage of PS Vita’s exciting new hardware capabilities.”
Mortal Kombat released on May 1 for PS Vita. The game was developed by NetherRealm Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.
Mortal Kombat is rated M for Mature (Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Partial Nudity, Strong Language).
For more information on the game, check out the futureshop.ca product page below:
After centuries of Mortal Kombat, Emperor Shao Kahn has finally defeated Raiden and his allies. Faced with extinction, Raiden has one last chance to save Earthrealm. To undo the Emperor's victory, he must strike Shao Kahn where he is vulnerable... the Past.
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