The long-running fighting game that has been in arcades since the early 90s and on multiple platforms is coming to the Vita. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced that Mortal Kombat’s Vita release will ship for the system in Spring of this year. Developed by NetherRealm Studios, they have made sure to give a gameplay experience designed for gamers on the move, with content exclusively for the Vita itself.
Ed Boon of NetherRealm said that the team is dedicated to making sure that this game lives up to the success of 2011’s Mortal Kombat release with an equal experience on the Vita. The 2011 release of Mortal Kombat was given high sales numbers, brilliant reviews, and showed just how brutal the series could be with lacerated skin, broken bones, and some of the most violent and macabre fatalities ever witnessed in any videogame to date.
What will be kept from the 2011 release and what new features will be added are currently unknown, but with a release date only months away, this surprising piece of news means we’ll be seeing more of the notorious franchise in the news. It is likely some things will have to be sacrificed in order to make the game function properly on the Vita due to its lesser power compared to the consoles, most likely in the quality of audio and visual, as these are the things that take up most of the space.