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Next-gen Mortal Kombat reaffirmed

Oct 3, 2007

Midway has reaffirmed plans to deliver a "next generation" version of long-running series Mortal Kombat in a recent financial report.

Currently the company's not shedding any further light, but Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon revealed that the title will be built from the ground up when we spoke with him earlier in the year.

"The only thing I can say at the moment is we are going to do a reset, we're going to throw everything from the previous Mortal Kombats, we're going to start from scratch and try to introduce as many new characters as possible, new features, new stuff like that and take advantage of the amazing presentation, graphics that all of a sudden you can do, things that are a lot more real," he explained.

Above: We predict the new Mortal Kombat will look like this but have some sort of added particle effect

Confirming that it will definitely be a fighting game, Boon said the title will be far dirtier and grittier than previous installments in the series, adding that the development team is just trying to take advantage of all the new hardware that's available and doing the most it can with the new consoles.

In terms of a release date, Boon flagged the end of 2008 as probable. "...I would imagine we probably wouldn't start talking about it until the beginning of 2008 maybe... There's a lot of work, there's a lot of work that we're doing. The next-gen systems are so much work, it's overwhelming," he told us.

Courtesy of CVG.