Future PlayStation Vita purchasers that consider themselves fans of the brutal fighting genre may want to take heed to the latest software news for their upcoming portable of choice… in other words, ahem, “get over here.”
It was officially announced today by way of press release that the outstanding rebirth of Mortal Kombat will be going portable once the PS Vita finds itself on North American retail shelves.
Ed Boon, Creative Director at NetherRealm Studios, had a quote in the release concerning the transition from console to portable for this fan-favorite fighter:
“The NetherRealm team is committed to making sure that we follow up the success of 2011’s Mortal Kombat with an equally compelling experience on the PlayStation Vita…The original game content and new features we developed for the PlayStation Vita will provide gamers with the best fighting game experience available on the new mobile platform.”
If Boon’s statement remains true upon release, the PS Vita will absolutely be bolstered with one of this generation’s best fighting games. As most fans will attest, Mortal Kombat is fantastic.
While not clarifying exactly what new methods of play the PS Vita version of this game will offer, the release states that “several new features have been developed exclusively for Mortal Kombat for PS Vita system…” Those features will be revealed in the next few months.
Even further, the PS Vita version of this classic fighter brought back to life will include the same character exclusive that was once relegated to the PlayStation 3; players will be able to fight as Kratos from the God of War franchise. It will also include the four characters released previously on consoles through DLC; Freddy Krueger, Kenshi, Rain and Skarlet.
The press release does not indicate an official release date for the PS Vita version of Mortal Kombat. It says, simply, that the game will ship in the spring of 2012.