Mortal Kombat is getting a bloody face lift in 2011.
According to Warner Bros., the next game in the series will be called Mortal Kombat. Here’s some of the new features:
- “Reinvented” 2D fighting mechanics
- New graphics engine
- Brutal and gory fatalities
- Extensive story mode
- Up to four-player tag team fighting
- Two-player “Co-op Arcade Mode”
- Emphasis on online experience
Mortal Kombat is being developed by NetherRealm Studios (formerly WB Games Chicago) and published by Warner Bros. Ed Boon, creator of the original Mortal Kombat and Creative Director at NetherRealm Studios, said:
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!
The game will be available for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 sometime in 2011. No official release date is currently set.
There’s a website for the game, but currently content is unavailable.
The new game definitely has that old school MK feel. Much like Deadly Alliance, the next Mortal Kombat might be the ripped guts the series needs to get some new life into it. The co-op mode has much potential for fun, since Shaolin Monks‘ full-out co-op mode was awesome (and a great game too).
The trailer brings me back to the early 90’s when the first Mortal Kombat polluted my fragile 5-year old mind.