Post by Steve Farrelly @ 11:48am 03/03/15 | 0 Comments
Mortal Kombat X is headed to mobile and tablet devices, Warner Bros. has announced, but as a "free-to-play fighting/card-battler hybrid".
It's hard to really make sense of that description, and even more difficult to ascertain how it works from the reveal trailer embedded below, but my hand would be that you play a series of cards in a turn-based setup against an opponent and then the outcome of those cards against one another is played out in a fighting clip, which admittedly does look pretty for iOS and Android. I could also be completely wrong.
Here's more from the publisher and developer:
Developed by award-winning NetherRealm Studios, the game delivers striking graphics and brings a custom Mortal Kombat fighting gameplay experience anywhere, any time through the accessibility of mobile devices.
As the next evolution of mobile fighting games, the Mortal Kombat X mobile game will feature a hybrid of fighting, card collecting, multiplayer team combat and more, featuring shocking Fatalities, legendary Mortal Kombat characters like Scorpion, Sub-Zero and Raiden as well as the next generation of Kombatants. The Mortal Kombat X mobile game will showcase the iconic visceral combat with the vicious graphics that Mortal Kombat fans love, along with brutal Fatalities, x-rays and more.
There's also no word on the pay model for the game, but given it's pitched as "free-to-play" it's easy to assume it comes with micro-transactions, and we'll try and confirm all of that closer to the game's April release.