Just in time for the highly anticipated main console/PC release, today Warner Bros. and developer NeatherRealm have also announced a brand new Mortal Kombat X title coming to mobile platforms. While described as a “free-to-play fighting/card-battler hybrid”, the new iOS/Android title looks to bring the same “iconic visceral combat” and “vicious graphics” MK fans are used to.
Head below for a closer look in the announcement trailer, plus more details on which characters and gameplay features will be crossing over from the main console title:
While we aren’t talking about the same classic 2D fighting game found in the main MK titles, players will find everything from Fatalities, x-rays and some of the classic iconic characters. NeatherRealm is yet to release an official character roster for the upcoming hybrid card collector, but the official press release does mention series mainstays like Scorpion, Sub-Zero and Raiden, as well as mentioning others like “ the Next generation of Kombatants.”
There is also some cross-connectivity content available here as well. Players who own the game on both console/PC and mobile will be able to unlock additional goodies or both versions by completing certain tasks via a WB Play account and with in-game achievements.
The mobile version of Mortal Kombat X for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android is set to release on the same day as its console counterpart: April 14, 2015.
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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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About NetherRealm Studios
NetherRealm Studios is a leader in the development of interactive entertainment, and the creator of the billion dollar Mortal Kombat franchise. Mortal Kombat has spawned two theatrical films, multiple television series, and has sold over 35 million games to date. Located in Chicago, Illinois, the award-winning NetherRealm team has been working and creating games together since 1992. Additional information about NetherRealm Studios can be found at www.netherrealm.com
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