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Mortal Kombat for PS Vita release date pegged for May

PlayStation Vita fans will soon have their fill of gruesome deaths and disturbing fatalities, as Warner Bros. Interactive and NetherRealm Studios have confirmed Mortal Kombat will be out to play for Sony's handheld on May 1.

The enhanced Mortal Kombat port represents the series' debut on the PS Vita. It will come loaded with the 2011 fighter, complete with all the DLC and exclusives that have been released for the Sony version since. The port will also make full use of the PS Vita's features, implementing the system's touch controls and motion-sensing tech into the main campaign and a whole new PS Vita-fied Challenge Tower. As for its online components, the port will offer a slimmed down version of Mortal Kombat's multiplayer, but still make room for one-on-one beatdowns.

Franchise fans were treated to even more Mortal Kombat goodness last month with the release of the Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition. Read our impressions of the reboot that started it all in our Mortal Kombat Super Review.

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2 comments

  • ultimatepunchrod - March 30, 2012 12:06 p.m.

    Not too excited about the touch and tilt controls being in the main campaign. I liked the idea of those being in the challenge tower only, so hopefully it's not too intrusive. Loved MK on the PS3, so I hope this turns out well.
  • essiy - March 30, 2012 4:25 p.m.

    I love God of war as much as the next guy but since when has adding him to a roster been a legitimate selling point. This is coming from a guy who loves Mortal Kombat, and if I had a Vita, I'd get it, but adding Kratos is just saying "We've run out of ideas to change the series and help it grow!" Either way, since I'm currently looking at a Vita, this game's case will find it's way onto my shelf. The gameplay looks pretty good, even if the touch controls are a little gimmicky.

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