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Mortal Kombat Hits PS Vita May 4th, Watch The New Trailer

Developing Mortal Kombat for PS Vita was an incredibly rewarding experience for the team here at NetherRealm Studios. The ability to utilize the numerous new features available on PS Vita was a very gratifying mission, and we are delivering the best possible on-the-go fighting experience for fans.

Our design team jumped at the opportunity to devise 150 new Challenge Tower missions that incorporate the DLC characters (like Freddy Krueger!), while also integrating the front touchscreen and accelerometer in ways that made sense and enhanced the complete Mortal Kombat experience.

The artists enjoyed creating some excellent new costumes (still to be revealed!), as well as re-creating an iconic MKII arena that integrates the rear camera that will give players the ability to literally Fight Anywhere.

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Our programmers worked diligently to make sure the players’ experience of Mortal Kombat on PS Vita was pristine and up to NetherRealm standards: fine tuning controls (while adding new controls, such as touchcreen Fatalities and X-Rays!) and displaying gameplay at a smooth 60 frames per second.

With all of these features, two new exclusive modes (Test Your Balance and Test Your Slice) and both ad-hoc (local) and WiFi (intrastructure) Versus mode options, we had an amazing time this past weekend at PAX East 2012 showing Mortal Kombat for PS Vita to fans. We had quite a few fans come back and bring their friends to show them the new features—and to challenge them to some old-fashioned 1 vs 1 Kombat. It definitely made all of the work and love we put into this version of Mortal Kombat worth it.

This new trailer definitely captures the spirit of what we were trying to do with Mortal Kombat for PS Vita. Give it a watch and let us know what you think in the comments!

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I love MK and I love my Vita, but after forking out for the collector’s edition on PS3, and for each of the DLC characters, I don’t think I can afford to buy it again, no matter how much I love it!

It’s a shame you (probably) won’t use the Online Pass system to give Vita owners a copy if they bought the PS3 version… this is how it should be with PS3/Vita games… I don’t like buying the same game twice! It’s an expensive business!

Having said that, I hope it does well as it is an excellent game.

Looks good

What is the RRP for the game?

jetpacksheep 11 April, 2012 @ 15:17
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“as well as re-creating an iconic MKII arena that integrates the rear camera that will give players the ability to literally Fight Anywhere.”

does this mean MK vita has AR now?

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Does MK Vita require an online pass like the PS3 version? I really want to buy this game but with the single account restriction on Vita and MK not releasing officially in Gemany, there is no way i can redeem the online pass. And i certainly won’t buy the game if i can’t play online, because of artificial restrictions by Sony/Warner.

Why using remote play when you can sell the game two times ?
This is all about money.
Anyway the game looks great.

Day 1 purchase for me, however, should I get it from Zavvi for £29.99 or from PSN for presumably £39.99 :(

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mk on th go FTW

Should this story be tagged for Australia? Unless the game has been re-rated from the PS3 version, it’s basically banned in Australian. :(

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Will it be available to buy off psn or skip release like Ben 10 racing I thought all vita games where digital and retail?

KaiserSoza13 11 April, 2012 @ 23:36
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Any chance of a Demo?

residentSteve 12 April, 2012 @ 06:26
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@4 why ar it’s boring I got rid my cards before i used them with my vita.

excellent!

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Is the cross play with PS3 possible?

Lord_Gremlin 12 April, 2012 @ 16:37
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@Bumblebee: I guess you’re not that much of a Mortal Kombat fan. I’ve also bought Kollector’s edition and also all DLC (although in case of Freddy I had to wait, it was unavailable in Russia for some time due to disgusting SCEE attitude, I’m not going to forget this outrage in upcoming years). And I’ve actually bought the Vita because of MK. And if they will release a collector’s edition for MK on Vita… Well, I’m buying it.
The only thing that saddens me is that it looks like you can’t use bosses in this version just like in PS3 one. I miss that, I liked playing as bosses in Armageddon.

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Do we have a price for this yet?

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Hopefully no more than £29.99 to download. I hope you get a discount if you have purchased all the DLC For the PS3 version or some kind of bonus.

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@TheBeanPole – I think the game already has the DLC for free?
I would like to see a price point of around £20 for this (and other Vita games)
That said, if it is more than £29.99 you might as well buy it in a shop as when you include the cost of the memory card if you download it from PSN (it must be 2GB) that will add another £5 to whatever price you see on the store front

sweet

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