PlayStation Vita gets Mortal Kombat this spring

NetherRealm Studios confirms classic fighting franchise coming to Sony's new portable with "brand new gameplay features and content."

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Gamers looking to pick a fight on the PlayStation Vita will have plenty of options right out of the gate. The system's first wave of games is already expected to feature Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend, and Street Fighter X Tekken, and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today confirmed Mortal Kombat will arrive for the PS Vita in the spring.

Mortal Kombat claims a Vita-lity this spring.

Developed by 2011's Mortal Kombat studio NetherRealm Studios, WBIE says Mortal Kombat for the PS Vita has been purposefully designed for portable gaming, and it includes "brand new gameplay features and content developed exclusively" for the PS Vita.

Further details concerning Mortal Kombat for the PS Vita are not available, but WBIE says more information concerning the project will be announced in the coming months. For more on the most recent entry in the Mortal Kombat series, check out GameSpot's review of 2011's Mortal Kombat.

Discussion

60 comments
Coolyfett
Coolyfett

Who needs Super Smash Bros...when we have this Real fighting game.

Coolyfett
Coolyfett

Is Kratos in the Vita version??

sum_guy09
sum_guy09

what it needs is soul calibur

KrazzyDJ
KrazzyDJ

Nice caption for the screenshot !!!

Bulecrew
Bulecrew

We won't get this game where i live :( The xbox 360/PS3 versions are banned

DevilKazeya
DevilKazeya

My nipples got hard after I saw this.Or maybe its just that I'm cold. :D VITA IS LIKE VIAGRA!!!

BasilVZero
BasilVZero

Considering on getting this on the Vita!

DrKill09
DrKill09

And this is why Vita > 3DS. :D

lensflare15
lensflare15

Nice. I've been meaning to get this game eventually, and I think I'd enjoy it more on Vita too.

AvnKnight
AvnKnight

Damn they really are going the psp route again....... we dont want these damn console games on our portables.

MarcJL31
MarcJL31

Vita just keeps getting better and better. Sony is really doing this game line up right this time around.

Joy-Stick
Joy-Stick

@graveyardfire I had a little fun with it. But if you've played the last few Mortal Kombat games, then it's just the same old game but in 2D. In my opinion, Mortal Kombat started with digitized fighters, and I think it should of stayed that way. Even in complete 2D, it seems the franchise has lost a lot of it's "maturity". Especially when you have Johnny Cage being arrogant and cracking jokes. You never saw any of that in classic MK. In contrast, the music was always dark, the fighters looked like real people and all-in-all it was just more bad ass! This game, I got bored after a few days.

3nd_Of_The_Lin3
3nd_Of_The_Lin3

I haven't played this yet... Unfortunately... I wish/hope they make a port for PC soon... PS Vita getting some great titles... :) Neat.

ecurl143
ecurl143

Some more Vita awesomeness!

BBLethal7
BBLethal7

To answer your questions below: Yes Kratos is a character, Yes the game comes with all DLC characters included, It also comes with the DLC skins and fatalities. It's basically the "Komplete Edition" on PSV. As for the "new content", I we'll have to wait and see. Hopefully the PS3 version gets that too

dab0ne
dab0ne

I played the hell out of the PS3 version so if there is a way to transfer my game save that has the combat... er....Kombat tower beaten, krypt unlocked, DLC characters purchased, all alternate costumes, and trophies unlocked then I would be soooo happy!! Let me pick up where I left off and add some new content to the package and I'm sold because I don't feel like doing all of the same stuff all over again.

kweeni
kweeni

Awesome. If they add enough new features I might buy it whenever I get a Vita just to be able to play this game on the go. Though it does suck of pc gamers are being left out. :/

DethSkematik
DethSkematik

Awesome! MK on the PSP was a great game, and I've sunk a load of hours into it...I can see myself doing the same thing when I get this for the PSV :D.

pH347m3
pH347m3

Another great reason to get the Vita.

cenation18
cenation18

will KRATOS be one of the characters???

leeko_link
leeko_link

Cool, hopefully all the DLC stuffs are available for free.

PeterDuck
PeterDuck

fine, fine I'll get the damn thing.

InquisitorCrox
InquisitorCrox

Fighting games can easily look next gen on portable machines, imagine MK in the mighty VITA!!! Apart from the AAA quality, there is one more reason for every VITA to buy it. Replayability!! No matter how many times you finish this game, there still is a load new fighters and moves to learn and mini games and tons of extra content. Also the multiplayer factor of this game, it multiply its value.

donmega1
donmega1

no thanks...i sold mk for about 35 bucks a loooooong time ago. dont need a striped down mobile version.

PumpkinBoogie
PumpkinBoogie

Suh-weet!! Me thinks I shall add that to my Vita game must buy list. This & BlazBlue should hold me off for a while in terms of fighting game until Tekken x SF gets a release. ;) (And 'yes', I said that right. I'm not interested in SF x Tekken as much for art design reasons.)

LAnoirFAN
LAnoirFAN

no word can describe my feeling right now :D

AnGiTheGamer
AnGiTheGamer

So gonna make money. They should focus on making new series for the psvita. Or its just gonna end up like the psp.

Fresnokila
Fresnokila

This is cool and all but...I wan't to see more original games...people complained about 3DS games at first being old ones revamped...but...I see a repeat here...all these games are or will be on consoles (consoles which are cheaper and can be played on HDTV).. I think all games for the Vita and 3DS should be new ones..not ones we already have =_=

ShadowofSonic
ShadowofSonic

We shall all test our asses! ....(Does anyone even get that joke anymore...?)

A_Belmont
A_Belmont

This breathes new life into my vita interest. Imagine the poor child behind me on the airplane when they watch with wide open eyes as I rip a spine right out of a bloodied victim..... yeah.....maybe Mortal Kombat isn't the best portable game now is it? Chances are though, the system is still going to fail. Sad :(

ar6ra6sh9
ar6ra6sh9

my only problem with this console is only prize for now :D otherwise i would buy it as soon as it released!

ZachMasta
ZachMasta

Wow, vita also seems like it will flourish in the fighting game department. It's my favorite genre :-)

darkslayerM
darkslayerM

And Mortal kombat for PC ??? please release it for PC ... Mortal Kombat PC version please they forget pc user , we want MK for pc please

thekingofirony
thekingofirony

@zzamaro-it is.i saw it on ign or psblog but its supposed to have it.they're releasing a console version thats going to have all dlc on it in May.Its supposed to be called the Komplete edition or something.

fredrick703
fredrick703

Cool, but with all the empty promises that the ps3 and psp failed to deliver, I just don't believe anything that sony says. Don't get me wrong I hope it (vita) turns out great, but judging from what sony has been doing this will once again fall short of anything sony promises.

darkslayerM
darkslayerM

Please release it for PC No pc version ... don´t forget pc users WE WANT MK for PC please they don´t care about pc users , MK for PC NOW please

zzamaro
zzamaro

Weird, didn't see the cover when i first commented here. So I think I have to back off my first comment which I wondered if it was going to have DLC characters. So the covers tells me it will have them but the news doesn't say anything about it.

Superzone
Superzone

Any chance of a 3DS release? I have MK on my PS3, but I would really dig having a handheld version. Still, future Vita owners should pick this up, it's a great game.

MUKUSS
MUKUSS

Dear NetherRealm Studios...I hope you read this comment.Please bring back the kreate-a-karacter feature and please have it to where we can use the PS vita's camera to put our face on a created character that would be AWESOME...( please & thank u)

Tsuchikage
Tsuchikage

Mortal Kombat will add to the Vita's impressive library nicely. I just wish owning a Vita isn't going to be so expensive, but I'll probably still buy one.