Mortal Kombat returns to its 2-D roots with its new installment now under the Warner Bros. name. Mortal Kombat co-creator and Midway mainstain Ed Boon is once again at the helm of development, now operating under the studio name Netherealm Studios.
The trailer reveals a number of returning characters including Shao Kahn, Raiden, Reptile, Nightwolf, Sektor, Mileena, Sub-Zero Kung Lao and Johnny Cage. According to Boon, the studio is looking to take the series back to be visceral, claiming this will be the most brutal Mortal Kombat game ever. Also promised is a “deep” story mode and a number of multplayer options including tag battles that feature a co-op arcade mode, four players locally or a mixture of players through online play.
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