Mortal Kombat Vita release date set, but price remains crucial

 

By Posted 2 Apr 2012, 05:48

We have some good news for those of you who are looking forward to picking up the excellent Mortal Kombat game when it re-releases on the PS Vita. NetherRealm Studios has just committed to a solid release date, and we can tell you that you’ll be able to pick up the game at the start of May.

If you didn’t play the console version of Mortal Kombat, then we couldn’t recommend this game enough. The portable version will include the core aspects of the PS3 and Xbox 360 original, and come with a decent amount of features exclusive to the Vita including support for the touchscreen.

The portable version will also come with every piece of DLC released on console, which means that you’ll get the likes of Rain, Scarlet, Kenshi and Freddy from day one, and all the various character costumes and extra fatalities that released as well. One big incentive that we see, is the playable addition of Shao Kahn, which wasn’t available in the console version.

Our only wish now is that NetherRealm Studios supports this game further via DLC, as it would be a further incentive for Vita owners to pick up the game, while breathing life back into the console version as well, since any post-release content would presumably appear on console as well – maybe even for one price for both?

We’re pleased to hear that the game will be releasing on May 4th, but the only question that needs answering now is the price in which NetherRealm Studios will be charging. The company has received a glowing reputation from the community ever since they brilliantly decided to release free character skins alongside DLC character releases, so we’re confident that NRS will not be looking to rip PS Vita buyers off with this one.

Will you be picking up Mortal Kombat on the Vita? We’ve added some gameplay below if you want to see how the game looks on Sony’s new portable.