Well it looks as though Mortal Kombat X might not be so bad on mobile devices after all. Announced by NetherRealm Studios, Mortal Kombat X will not only grace console and PC, but iOS and Android devices as well.
Normally this type of port is handled by an external team working for the main developer. However, NetherRealm mentioned that Mortal Kombat X will be developed by their mobile division, keeping the Android and iOS development in-house. The result? A game that at the moment looks just as good if not better than most on the device today, and gameplay that doesn’t look half-bad.
As initially revealed by The Inquisitr, the mobile version of Mortal Kombat will release the same day on both iOS and Android, and the team is targeting to release them in tandem with the Xbox One, PS4 and PC releases. The mobile version will contain cross-platform connectivity, giving players an incentive to play both mobile and the next-gen version of Mortal Kombat.
Gameplay has surfaced from GDC 2015, with DroidGamers giving Mortal Kombat fans a first look at the game in action on Android. In a video posted on YouTube, the gameplay shown showcases players reacting to combos with swipes, taps and other gestures normally found in mobile games. However, the game looks stunning given it’s running on mobile hardware.
Labeled as a “free-to-play TCG (Trading Card Game) Brawler, Mortal Kombat players will be able to unlock cards that give their characters some or all of their special abilities in battle. While it doesn’t look like you’ll have direct control over each and every punch and kick your Kombatant throws, all the hallmarks of the series seem to be there: combos, back-breaking hits, and even fatalities. You tap your opponent for standard hits (punches and kicks), and more complicated gestures are needed for the combos if you’re good enough. However it’s nothing more than tapping, it seems.
Even if it’s simply manaical tapping, according to the DriodGamers report it actually feels pretty good. It’ll be something Mortal Kombat X fans need to look forward to when the game hits the iTunes App Store and Google Play this Spring. No price for Mortal Kombat X on Android and iOS has been released yet, but be prepared to control Raiden, Sub Zero, Scorpion Kitana and a few others before summer hits this year.
Mortal Kombat X will also release on Xbox One, PS4, PC and last-gen consoles this spring and summer, respectively.
[Image via DroidGamers]