It may not be the tent-pole console title that it once was, but there is plenty of nostalgia for Mortal Kombat to go around for generations of gamers, and Warner Bros. Interactive is hoping to capitalize on those fond memories with Mortal Kombat X.
The game is a mix of touch-based fighting with a collectible card game component. You can look to the existing title “Injustice: Gods Among Us” from Warner Bros. for a better idea of what that will look like in practice. While some of the Warner Bros. titles haven’t fared too well in Play Store reviews, this title is actually solid at 4.4 stars, so there is reason to hope that Mortal Kombat X will prove similarly enjoyable.
Warner Bros. is promising that all of the brutal fatalities and x-ray hits will be present in the mobile version, along with many of the classic old characters and plenty of new fighters.
There isn’t a specific date given for the release on mobile, but the console version of the game is due out April 14th, so it’s a safe bet it’ll be right around that date.
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BURBANK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced Mortal Kombat X, a free-to-play fighting/card-battler hybrid that delivers the next evolution in mobile fighting games for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and Android users. Developed by award-winning NetherRealm Studios, the game delivers striking graphics and brings a custom Mortal Kombat fighting gameplay experience anywhere, anytime through the accessibility of mobile devices. Mortal Kombat X will be available April 2015 on iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and Android devices.
“What’s more, we’ve expanded the unique cross-connectivity feature that links the mobile and console versions of Mortal Kombat X, delivering unique rewards to all players for simply playing the mobile game.”
“NetherRealm Studios has created a Mortal Kombat X mobile experience that allows more players than ever before to play this over-the-top fighting game through their ever-present smartphones, tablets or other devices,” said Ed Boon, Creative Director, NetherRealm Studios. “What’s more, we’ve expanded the unique cross-connectivity feature that links the mobile and console versions of Mortal Kombat X, delivering unique rewards to all players for simply playing the mobile game.”
As the next evolution of mobile fighting games, the Mortal Kombat X mobile game will feature a hybrid of fighting, card collecting, multiplayer team combat and more, featuring shocking Fatalities, legendary Mortal Kombat characters like Scorpion, Sub-Zero and Raiden as well as the Next generation of Kombatants. The Mortal Kombat X mobile game will showcase the iconic visceral combat with the vicious graphics that Mortal Kombat fans love, along with brutal Fatalities, x-rays and more.
The console and PC versions of Mortal Kombat X will be available worldwide on April 14, 2015. Once launched, players who own the forthcoming console or PC versions of the game will be able to unlock content in the mobile game and vice versa by signing up for a WB Play account and completing tasks and achievements within each version.
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