Posted by John on January 20, 2012

Details Emerge For Mortal Kombat Vita

Since the announcement that Mortal Kombat will be coming to the Playstation Vita, not many more details have really come out about the game. That is until NeatherRealm Studios Creative Director Ed Boon spoke to Playstation Blog.

It seems that PS Vita Mortal Kombat will in fact be everything the PS3 title will have, along with even more features specifically tailored for the Vita. ”It’s actually everything from the PS3 game: the entire Story Mode and all the downloadable characters and content, plus additional modes and features that are tailored for PS Vita.”

Thanks to the PS Vita’s incredible OLED screen, Ed Boon revealed that even though they had to “reduce some of the polygon counts from the backgrounds and characters, [the] screen is so bright, and it’s got such high pixel density…when I saw Scorpion and Sub-Zero fighting on the Living Forest for the first time, I was amazed. It really maintains the identity of the game. ” so it seems that it’ll still be as impressive as the PS3 version was.

It seems though that that elusive rear touchscreen functionality hasn’t been utilised for the title, “The rear touchscreen functionality was something that we experimented with, but we ultimately opted not to pursue. We really went to town on the front touchscreen interaction, though, both in the challenges and normal gameplay. A lot of work went into it.”

“In terms of gameplay, we’ve always wanted MK to be as accessible as possible. For example, you can touch your X-ray meter to execute an X-ray attack. For fatalities, you can “slash” the screen with the appropriate inputs — say, away, away, up — to execute the fatality. It makes some of the more difficult fatalities easier and it’s fun to slash at your screen to fire off a fatality. I was surprised by how engaging it is.”

You can read even more features over at the Playstation Blog, including tasty news about the Sixaxis features on challenge tower, “Those extra 150 Challenge Tower missions are tons of fun. Imagine tilting your PS Vita and affecting gravity in the game, things like that…”

It seems that we can have something rather nice to look forward to when Mortal Kombat on Vita launches in Spring of 2012. Stay tuned for more information as it comes in over the year.


Source: Playstation Blog

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