Warner Brothers Announces New Mortal Kombat Game for Xbox 360 and PS3

By on June 10, 2010

An awesome Mortal Kombat short movie swept through the internet this week and no one could figure out if it was a viral marketing thing for a new game or a trailer for a new movie. Either way, we were dying to see something come of it. Then we heard it was for a story pitch to Warner Brothers. While something may still come from that, we just got word that a new Mortal Kombat game is coming anyway!

This one looks like its going back to the classic gameplay we grew up with. Fast, 2D style action with extreme violence. To throw us for a loop, it looks like Warner threw in some tag team action and although it isn’t the Sonya Blade/Sindel tag team action I’ve been wanting since puberty first struck my body, this’ll do just nicely. Check out the official game logo and press release below.

Brutal Fighting Game Created By Original Game Developer With New Name – NetherRealm Studios For PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system from Microsoft

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announces Mortal Kombat, the most brutal instalment of the landmark fighting game to date for release on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft in 2011. Mortal Kombat is being developed by the newly re-named NetherRealm Studios, led by Mortal Kombat creator and creative director Ed Boon.

The newest chapter of the iconic fight franchise marks a triumphant return to the series’ mature presentation and a reinvention of its classic 2D fighting mechanic. Driven by an all new graphics engine, the fan favourite Fatality is back and presented in more gory detail than ever before. In addition, Mortal Kombat introduces a number of new game-play 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 iconic warriors and challenge their friends in traditional 1 vs. 1 matches, or take on several new game modes.

“We are bringing the Mortal Kombat franchise back to gamers with the talented NetherRealm Studios team creating the game fans long to play,” said Martin Tremblay, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “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.”

“We can’t wait for players to get their hands on Mortal Kombat,” said Ed Boon, Creative Director, NetherRealm Studios. “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!”

Mortal Kombat introduces a number of new game modes as well as the most extensive online experience ever seen in a fighting game. Up to four players can battle “tag-team”- two players can team up in the new “Co-op Arcade Mode” or compete against another team online.

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