It may not be due to hit shelves until 2011, but that hasn’t stopped WB Interactive Entertainment & NetherRealm Studios from releasing some character videos. First up are two of the most recognizable, Subzero & Scorpion.
Maybe it was the relatively recent success of Street Fighter 4 that prompted a return for one of the most graphically brutal beat-em-ups. Whether it was or not, fans of the series will be pleased to hear that the game is going back to its roots and in the words of Ed Boon, Creative Director, NetherRealm Studios.
“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!”
Stay tuned to Platform Nation for more Mortal Kombat character videos when they are released.
In case you need a reminder of what we know about Mortal Kombat, here are some of the main features confirmed so far:
- Mature Presentation – Fatalities make a triumphant return to their original violent form as Mortal Kombat gives its fans what they’ve been demanding. Graphic details, never before possible are presented with the most sophisticated graphics engine in MK history.
- All New Game Play – By returning to its classic 2D fighting plane, mature presentation, and up to 4 player tag-team kombat; Mortal Kombat introduces an all new fighting mechanic that’s both accessible and provides the depth that fighting game players look for.
- Deep Story Mode – Mortal Kombat offers the deepest story mode of any fighting game. Players are taken back to the original Mortal Kombat tournament where they try to alter the events of the past in an attempt to save the future.
- Graphics & technology – Characters, environments and fatalities have never been presented with as much gory detail as in this next generation Mortal Kombat. From internal organs to the most “realistic” blood effects, Kombat has never looked this good.
- New Game Modes – In addition to an enhanced online feature set, Mortal Kombat introduces Co-op arcade mode and many additional modes to be announced in the upcoming months.