Hot off the heels of the strange and violent Mortal Kombat short film—which, according to star Jeri Ryan was actually a pitch to Warner Bros. for a potential reimagining of the film franchise—comes news that the series is indeed getting a reboot, in the form of an all-new 2D fighter.
The new game, called simply Mortal Kombat, looks to be a very welcome return to the series' roots. Not only will it feature traditional 2D fighting action, but it will also see the return of fatalities. Additionally, the game will introduce a tag-team feature and include what the developers call 'the deepest story mode of any fighting game' and 'the most extensive online experience ever seen in a fighting game.'
The game is being developed by NetherRealm Studios, the newly renamed development house headed up by MK series co-creator Ed Boon.
"We can’t wait for players to get their hands on Mortal Kombat,' said Boon. 'This game really is a response to what players have been demanding: mature presentation, reinvented 2D fighting mechanic, and the best, most gruesome fatalities ever.'
Mortal Kombat is set to hit the PS3 and 360 at some point in 2011.
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