Saturday, February 04, 2012

Mortal Kombat (PlayStation Vita) Details and Footage Revealed

With the PlayStation Vita releasing soon in North America, details are emerging regarding Mortal Kombat (2011), which will be available this Spring for the new handheld.

First up, you can watch Destructoid's gameplay impressions here or below.

Next up, GameSpot has a longer video with Hector Sanchez, producer at NetherRealm Studios, showcasing many features from the game. You can view it here or below.

Finally, GamesRadar has an even longer video with Sanchez, showcasing the game in even more detail. You can check this out here or below.

While I have no interest in picking up a PlayStation Vita myself, if I were this would be a game I'd be getting. For a handheld title, it looks gorgeous! Now of course Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment wants you to buy this version of the game regardless of what you already own, so they've tossed in some exclusive goodies not available on the console versions:

- Bonus Challenge Tower. A new 150 Challenge Challenge Tower with Challenge's customized around the PlayStation Vita's hardware as well as Challenges for the DLC kombatants.
- 16 exclusive alternate costumes for various kombatants, which are unlocked as you progress through the Bonus Tower. Mortal Kombat II Mileena and Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 Classic Sub-Zero are seen in the videos above, and alternate costumes for the DLC kombatants are also confirmed. That means there are presently ten new costumes which are unknown, but I'd strongly suspect five of those are Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 versions of the other male ninjas.
- Test Your Balance mini-games.
- Touch Screen functionality for inputting Fatalities and executing X-Ray moves.

All of these features are cool, but of course not essential, so don't let them influence your decision on picking it up or not.

Update: Oh, and Shao Khan's playable in the Bonus Challenge Tower.

You can also view another short video from the PlayStation Blog showing off various gameplay footage here or below, and also read their Hands-On experience with a few screenshots here.

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