If you are planning to pick up Mortal Kombat on the PlayStation Vita, we have some unmissable new gameplay footage for you to check out. We expected that NetherRealm Studios would be providing a solid port for Sony’s new handheld, but we’re definitely surprised to see that there’s a lot more to it than just a port.
We mean that in a very positive way as well. If you had any doubts on the quality of the Vita version, we can tell you that the portable version features graphics which is almost like for like to what we see on the PS3 version.
For starters, NetherRealm Studios has included almost every aspect of the console version into the Vita game, plus expanded on it further with exclusive content to give it a unique twist. There will be 150 extra challenge missions which take advantage of the Vita’s touchscreen controls, plus also the added ability to play through challenge missions with the four DLC characters – this wasn’t available in the console version.
You’ll also be able to play as Shao Khan too on Vita in the Challenge Tower, while all the DLC characters and costume unlocks will be available as well. There’s no release date yet other than Spring 2012, but the main pressing point for many fans is price. These new features are obviously a nice addition to the Vita game, but will the game will warrant a $49.99 price tag like Uncharted: Golden Abyss, or will we see the game available for a discount?
One aspect that we’re pleased to see is the obvious effort that has gone into the Vita version. Take Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 for example. The Vita version is essentially a straight up port, but Mortal Kombat on Vita has brand new features, and the ability to play as Shao Kahn and perform fatalities with him is a nice touch. It basically cements NetherRealm Studios’ glowing reputation as a developer that really does care about offering a fair package for gamers. We saw it with the free MK3 skins with DLC compatibility packs on console, and it looks like the Vita version will follow with added value too.
Check out a gameplay preview from the US PS Blog below and let us know if you intend to pick up MK on Vita or not. Is price the essential factor for you now?