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Mortal Kombat heading to PS Vita [Update]

Update: Warner has just confirmed that Mortal Kombat is indeed coming to PS Vita this spring.

Here’s the press release.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announces Mortal Kombat will ship for PlayStation Vita system in Spring 2012.  Developed by NetherRealm Studios, the game delivers an experience designed specifically for on-the-go gaming with brand new gameplay features and content developed exclusively for the new handheld device.

“The NetherRealm team is committed to making sure that we follow up the success of 2011’s Mortal Kombat with an equally compelling experience on the PlayStation Vita,” said Ed Boon, Creative Director, NetherRealm Studios. “The original game content and new features we developed for the PlayStation Vita will provide gamers with the best fighting game experience available on the new mobile platform.”

Selling more than three million units worldwide in 2011, Mortal Kombat became the highest-selling fighting game of the year and has won numerous “Best Fighting Game of 2011” awards including Spike TV’s 2011 Video Game Awards, Official Xbox Magazine and GameTrailers.com.

In a triumphant return to the game’s original mature presentation, Mortal Kombat offers over-the-top fatalities and wince-inducing X-ray moves. This latest iteration in the franchise brings the game back to a 2D fighting plane and introduces a number of new gameplay features including Tag Team, Challenge Tower and a deep story mode.  Several new features have been developed exclusively for Mortal Kombat for PS Vita system, which will be revealed in the coming months.

Original: It’s been claimed today that Mortal Kombat is to be released for the PS Vita.

Merlin inkazani reports that the game, which is being developed by NetherRealm Studios, will feature new gameplay features exclusive to the console.

NetherRealm’s Ed Boon, says that the studio wants to offer the best, most original, martial arts experience it can on Sony’s new handheld.

Apparently, Mortal Kombat’s 2D gameplay will be accompanied by a challenging Tag Team and Tower gameplay mode, as well a new story mode.

We have asked Warner about this, however they are unable to comment at this time.

Edited On 17 Jan, 2012

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