Mortal Kombat will release a new version of the popular franchise in 2011, and like Street Fighter is going back to basics. This means that we will not see a child friendly version like the characters that appeared in the 2008 game MK vs DC — we will be seeing a violent return to form.
Andrew Webster from Ars Technica thought that they would offer a short review of the Mortal Kombat demo, and makes a point of the fact that the game is now back to what it once was. The game is a sort of tag team affair, meaning that you will pick two fighters and then swap from one to the other mid-fight.
We already have a good idea of what characters will be returning to the franchise, Scorpion and Sub-Zero are just two, but are the most popular. The other great thing is that the button combinations is almost the same as the previous game, so will not take long to get back into the flow of defeating your opponent.
The biggest change in the new Mortal Kombat game is how it utilizes 2.5D, much the same as Super Street Fighter IV and the Super Mario Bros. Wii. This helps to add a little bit more excitement to scene, just try not to look too much at the background, as you could end up being impaled by Scorpion.
For a brief hands-on with Mortal Kombat visit Ars Technica.