Mortal Kombat X Coming to Mobile Devices

The NetherRealm-developed game will be a hybrid of fighting and card-battling; features cross-connectivity with console/PC edition.

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Warner Bros. and NetherRealm on Monday announced a mobile version of the upcoming fighting game Mortal Kombat X. A free-to-play game, Mortal Kombat X for mobile devices is described as a fighting game/card-battler hybrid that "delivers the next evolution in mobile fighting games."

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The game, simply titled Mortal Kombat X, is developed by NetheRealm Studios, the same team behind the upcoming console and PC game. It will launch this April for iOS and Android devices alongside the core title, which arrives April 14.

“NetherRealm Studios has created a Mortal Kombat X mobile experience that allows more players than ever before to play this over-the-top fighting game through their ever-present smartphones, tablets, or other devices," NetherRealm boss Ed Boon said. “What's more, we've expanded the unique cross-connectivity feature that links the mobile and console versions of Mortal Kombat X, delivering unique rewards to all players for simply playing the mobile game."

Mortal Kombat X for mobile devices combines fighting, card-collection, multiplayer team combat, and "striking graphics," NetherRealm says. The game features a deep roster of characters (and their Fatalities), including Scorpion, Sub-Zero, and Raiden, as well as newcomers. A full roster for the mobile game was not announced, nor was it said if the mobile version and console/PC editions will feature the same character lineup.

The mobile version of Mortal Kombat X also ties into the console/PC edition. Players who own the console/PC version can unlock content in the mobile game and vice versa. To do this, players will need to create a free WB Play account and complete various objectives. What form this bonus, unlockable content will take was not announced.

According to the Mortal Kombat X mobile teased trailer above, players will control the game through swipe-based inputs. It's unclear if the game will also support controllers as some other high-profile games have before.

Being a free-to-play game, it's expected that Mortal Kombat X will feature microtransactions in some form or another. However, Warner Bros. did not detail any such micro-payments Monday.

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dragoonslayer19

Sounds like injustice for my Ipod touch just with all MK characters. On that subject I hope it is available for my Ipod.

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Imajinn

Free? Unlocks stuff in the actual console game? Sure, why not? I don't mind stuff like that..... until I spot micro transactions. Then its a delete.

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B1ank

Whats with mobile games mainly being sh!tty card games?

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Pelezinho777

MESSAGE HIM!

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Imajinn

<< LINK REMOVED >> Best laugh ever!

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GamesWePlay

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Brillant

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WTH!?!?!


I hope they port the real game to Vita.


MK9 Vita version was the best IMO.

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blue-peregrine
It's time to F-F-F-F-F-F-F-F-FIGHT!
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phoenix1289

Why do people throw a hissy fit every time a company makes a mobile game? If you don't like it don't get it end of story. But just because you aren't interested doesn't mean the company should be restricted from making it for those who are.

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B1ank

<< LINK REMOVED >> Oh look it's this retarded argument again. Maybe they don't like it because these companies are wasting time into these cashgrab ports? And just because its negative feedback doesn't mean it should be ignored

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GamerX614

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That's what Sega does.

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DrunkenPunk800

"Don't make me LAUGH!" - Shao Kahn

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mcgeorge06

Probably similar to Injustice: Gods among us (both mobile and console). And it was also developed by NetherRealm.

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Elranzer

Correction: Free-to-play card battler based on MK10 is coming to mobile devices.

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DrunkenPunk800

<< LINK REMOVED >> There is no MK10...

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BlondOverBlue

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> MK X is the 10th game in the series, ergo Elranzer is technically correct even if the X is just an X and not the Roman numeral stand-in for "10".

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Duh. I was being a smart ass.


Funny thing, I predicted it would be called MKX before it was announced.

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B1ank

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Along with basically every MK fan..

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HonorOfGod

I rather see the game on WiiU.

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bunchanumbers

<< LINK REMOVED >> Yes please!

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brandiesel

I wonder if it will work on my phone. My work got me a Galaxy S5 as part of a Christmas bonus. I know nothing about phones in regards to quality. It's a Samsung if that means anything. I'm guessing we need a good tablet to play this or a really good phone.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Your phone is more then capable for any game on the market and in the near future.

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awill533

We all knew this would happen after the success of Injustice on mobile.

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Dragoon4life

Makes sure to support the Nvidia Shield, I'd love to play this thing on the go :)

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GamerOuTLaWzz

<< LINK REMOVED >> This ''thing'' is the right term to use for this mobile junk.

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And you know this how? You've played it? Just because it's mobile doesn't mean its shit. If it is I simply wont bother but nobody knows right now.

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deathblow3

<< LINK REMOVED >> you will get the subpar mobile version just like everyone else. the full games supported on the shield is the same games available in the android store.

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I know it's a mobile game, but assuming I can actually fight normally as the video implies, it might be a solid game to play on a subway ride or any short travel. I'm aware how the shield works :) I just think this could game suit the shield very well.

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satsubatsu347

So... Just like the mobile version of Injustice.

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5hd6j

'free to play'

Another childhood memory shattered on the ground. Not going to bother with this

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GamerOuTLaWzz

''....The mobile version of Mortal Kombat X also ties into the console/PC edition. Players who own the console/PC version can unlock content in the mobile game and vice versa. To do this, players will need to create a free WB Play account and complete various objectives. What form this bonus, unlockable content will take was not announced.''

Its bargain bin time!