It’s beginning to look like a pretty good week for fans of the Mortal Kombat series. Not only was a trailer pitching a third Mortal Kombat movie posted on the internet (and into the hands of Warner Bros.), but now Warner Bros. has released a trailer for a brand new Mortal Kombat game.
The trailer teases a return to the classic style of quick, side-scrolling fighting and fatalities, but unlike the classic games there will be some pretty decent 3D visuals — pretty awesome if you ask me.
The game will also feature a new “Co-op Arcade Mode” that will allow four players to break off into two different teams and tag each other in when they get fatigued… or decapitated. You can also look forward to partaking in these tag-team shenanigans online.
Without further ado, here’s the new Mortal Kombat trailer:
The new Mortal Kombat is safely in the hands of co-creator Ed Boon and NetherRealm Studios (the studio formerly known as WB Games Chicago), so fans of the franchise should have no fears or worries about the quality of the upcoming title.
Personally, I’m glad to see the return to 2D, not to mention a less-DC comic focused angle, as the move to 3D was the official “jump the shark” moment in the Mortal Kombat series. What originally seemed like the natural evolution for the fighting game franchise, actually stripped away a lot of the fast-faced frenzy that made the original games so good. Certainly, the success of Street Fighter 4 couldn’t have hurt?
The 3D effects, aside from minor in-fight tweaks, seem reserved for the fatalities – which feels like an appropriate use of the tech.
The trailer teases a 2011 release date for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, but we could possibly hear something a little more concrete (like a target release date) next week at E3.
Source: The Mortal Kombat