It’s no secret that Mortal Kombat X is off to a great start on the sales charts. The console release for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One is the fastest selling game in the series. But MK fans who own an iPad or iPhone are likely aware that the mobile release of the title is no slouch either.
NetherRealm Studios’ free-to-play card collecting version of Mortal Kombat X released on iOS six days prior to the main game on consoles, and it’s been at or near the top of the App store sales charts almost every day since. The only thing that has prevented the app from complete mobile domination is the lack of an Android version, but that ends tomorrow. NetherRealm announced during its MK livestream today that the Android version is finally finished and will release on Tuesday. In fact, some might be able to download it right now.
For those who are unacquainted with the mobile version, Mortal Kombat X on tablets and smartphones is very similar to a previous NetherRealm release on moble, Injustice: Gods Among Us. The game allows players to collect their favorite fighters in the form of digital trading cards, and then upgrade their characters’ strengths and abilities with additional support cards. Players can put together a team of three different fighters, and then compete in a traditional ladder style mode, or fight other players online in a mode called Faction Wars, a feature similar to the console version.
But truth be told, Android players haven’t been missing much when it comes to the multiplayer, because Faction Wars has suffered from connection problems since the title’s release. Things appear to have recently stabilized, but NetherRealm has said that the popularity of the app caught them off-guard, so here’s hoping they’re more prepared for the release on Android.
Gameplay is much simpler than the console title, as it only requires the player to repeatedly tap or swipe at the screen to unleash a variety of combos. There are some Fatalities in the game, but only after certain fights on the main tower mode. The mobile version doesn’t really hold a candle to the excellently reviewed console title, but it’s still a great way to get a MK fix on the go.
If nothing else, Android users will want to take note that playing the mobile game will unlock some skins and other rewards in the console title, and the mobile version will also give the player some exclusive content if they’ve already been playing on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One.
Mortal Kombat X is out now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and iOS and releases on Android tomorrow. The game will release on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in June.