Motal Kombat Vita Gameplay and Features


Mortal Kombat for the PS Vita just got announced a while back which surprised a lot of people since the latest Mortal Kombat is still a fairly new game. Some gameplay footage along with information about some of its new features has just surfaced and it's looking pretty good.

The Vita version will have all the characters and costumes (DLC included) from the its HD counterpart with a few obvious downgrades in terms of textures and graphics. Even with the portable downgrade, the game still looks incredible and is said to run at a solid 60 frames per second. Gameplay still looks as solid as the home console version and the new "gimmick" features that uses the front touchscreen and the accelerometer actually look fun.

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Some of the new features that were revealed was an option to use the touchscreen for performing fatalities, this was not something that they needed to add but it's nice that it's in there. Another new feature that was included is a new challenge tower that will have challenges that cleverly takes use of the Vita's technology such as using the accelerometer to balance your character so that they don't fall in a pit of death, wiping the blood off the screen while in battle, or fending off incoming missiles during a heated match.

Touchscreen and accelerometer gimmicks are usually an afterthought and end up not really adding much to the overall game or sometimes even hinder the experience. NetherRealm is actually incorporating a lot of really neat ideas into this portable bloodbath and quite frankly I am excited to see what the final product will be.







EVO 2011 Grand Finals [Update]

I just spent some time watching the grand final matches from this year's Evolution Championship Series. Gamespot uploaded the matches from the latest Mortal Kombat game, Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition, and Tekken 6. The Marvel vs. Capcom 3 grand finals is on youtube but the audio gets f**ked up half way through part 2 of the video which is probably why Gamespot didn't upload it.

Man, watching these matches and some of the semi and quarter finals, it's hard not to just stand up and scream along with the crowd. So much energy from the audience and so many great players gathering together for one of America's top fighting gaming tournaments.

Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Watch out because the audio goes to complete loud static at 3:20

Mortal Kombat: Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition

Tekken 6:


I am in no way good at BlazBlue but I have played it and I do have a general idea on how the game works. I can tell you right now, if I played against these guys I would be destroyed in an instant.

BlazBlue Continuun Shift 2:

Mortal Kombat: Legacy - Ep. 9: Cyrax & Sektor

After what seemed like forever, we finally get a new episode of Mortal Kombat Legacy shown at this year's San Diego Comic Con. The Cyborg ninja's make an apperance in the reimagining of the Mortal Kombat Universe.

Mortal Kombat: Legacy brings to life the complex and rich history of the gaming world of MORTAL KOMBAT. Shao Kahn and Shang Tsung are obsessed with reigning over various realms (parallel universes) and the winners of Mortal Kombat competitions are granted supreme control over these worlds. The Earthrealm (Earth) is an unconscious participant in this competition and only a few select humans understand the consequences of losing Mortal Kombat and what it will mean to Earth. In a universe with powerful evil sorcerers, cyborgs, Gods and movie stars, this Mortal Kombat digital media series drives a cohesive understanding of what this Universe is all about.

Episode 9 Synopsis "Cyrax and Sektor" Cyrax and Sektor are chosen to be the future of the Lin Kuei by the Grand Master, but Cyrax is less than enthusiastic about giving his life over to a cybernetic transformation that will erase his memories and turn him into the ultimate fighting machine. When he discovers that the cyborg he is fighting seems closely familiar, Sektor must keep Cyrax focused on destroying Hydro, and not himself or their future...

Directed by Kevin Tancharoen Written by Kevin Tancharoen Produced by Kevin Tancharoen, Lance Sloane, Tim Carter

Mortal Kombat Freddy Krueger DLC

This is no joke. The 4th Mortal Kombat DLC character is Freddy Krueger, the man who kills you in you sleep.

"Rorschach is not trapped with you. You're trapped here with Rorschach!"

A very strange choice but it fits the gore of the Mortal Kombat universe and Nether Realms gave Freddy some very interesting attacks. Sort of an otherworldy Wolverine or sorts with claws that can increase in size and pop out of the ground. And I think Freddy is the first character who trailer showed a full fatality. I mean throwing a man in a large burning furnace after stabbing his stomach and neck with bladed fingers and then shutting the door on him while his arm is still out. Definitely something out of a horror movie.

Bravo Nether Realm, I think it's safe to say that you surprised us all, Freddy becomes available for download on August 9th on Xbox Live and PSN.



Mortal Kombat Rain Story Trailer

The story of this purple ninja is about a tale of betreyal and vengance. A simple story but it's Mortal Kombat, does it really matter? His water attacks are cool and all but they just don't look or even sound fierce. One of his moves is that he blasts you with water but it just sounds like water from the faucet. Water without pressure.

At the end, they show the 3 revealed DLC characters and it looks like there is one more that is yet to be announced.