Warner Bros. announced today that the popular reboot of Mortal Kombat that debuted on home consoles last year will be making it's way over to the Playstation Vita. Promised are additional modes and materials designed exclusively for the Vita, and a focus on handheld specific gameplay. Being a pretty big fan of the reboot it's hard to not be excited for this port, as a little portable decapitation never hurt anyone, right?
Full press release below, along with box art:
MORTAL KOMBAT COMING TO PLAYSTATION VITA SYSTEM
Legendary Fighting Series Delivers Award-Winning Action to PS Vita system in 2012
Burbank, Calif. – January 17, 2012 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announces Mortal Kombat will ship for PlayStation Vita system in Spring 2012. Developed by NetherRealm Studios, the game delivers an experience designed specifically for on-the-go gaming with brand new gameplay features and content developed exclusively for the new handheld device.
“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,” said Ed Boon, Creative Director, NetherRealm Studios. “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.”
Selling more than three million units worldwide in 2011, Mortal Kombat became the highest-selling fighting game of the year and has won numerous “Best Fighting Game of 2011” awards including Spike TV’s 2011 Video Game Awards, Official Xbox Magazine and GameTrailers.com.
In a triumphant return to the game’s original mature presentation, Mortal Kombat offers over-the-top fatalities and cringe-worthy X-ray moves. This latest iteration in the franchise brings the game back to a 2D fighting plane and introduces a number of new gameplay features including Tag Team, Challenge Tower and a deep story mode. Several new features have been developed exclusively for Mortal Kombat for PS Vita system, which will be revealed in the coming months.