After months or rumors, denials, leaks, and teases, WB Interactive and NetherRealm Studios have finally announced Mortal Kombat for the PlayStation Vita. Long rumored since last year when MK developer NetherRealm Studios revealed they were in possession of early Vita dev kits, the action of MK is indeed coming to this Vita this Spring.
Helmed by NetherRealm Studios, Mortal Kombat Vita may have been announced but there’s still a lot we don’t know about it. For one, its unknown what the final title of the game will be and whether or not it’ll be adopting the straightforward Mortal Kombat moniker or be dubbed MK: Vitality, which was rumored to be the case as per a leaked press screenshot.
It also hasn’t been detailed if MK Vita will be a straight port of what gamers played on the PS3 and Xbox 360 last year or if it’ll be a completely original experience. The team at NetherRealm Studios has created original content and gameplay mechanics for the Vita iteration of Mortal Kombat, all of which sadly haven’t been announced as of now. So it’s unknown if we’re merely going to receive a few touch mechanics and possibly a new mode of some kind or if this will be a spin-off or possible follow-up to the Mortal Kombat game we played last year.
As a Mortal Kombat fan I’m excited for the series to debut on the Vita but I just hope it isn’t a quick or easy port meant to capitalize on the franchise and buzz around a new platform. I doubt the team at NetherRealm is going to give us a shoddy product, but it would be nice to see a MK experience that’s totally unique as opposed to merely being MK: Portable Edition. Seeing as how Mortal Kombat Vita is coming out in a matter of months we’ll likely receive some media and more details for the project in the coming weeks.