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This week, the PlayStation Network launch lineup is all about blood, guts and two legendary words: Finish him. Accompanied by a collection of new indie titles, Mortal Kombat X finally brings the fight to the masses when it launches this Tuesday, April 14, across PSN.

It's appropriate that Mortal Kombat's first journey onto a new generation of consoles is being used to kick-start a new generation for the series itself. Mortal Kombat's lore is long and convoluted, featuring all sorts of silly plot twists, deaths and resurrections, epic encounters and the like. The most recent game in the series, Mortal Kombat for PS3 and Xbox 360, did a great job of tying all of that zaniness into a nice, neat little story that managed to hit all of the big moments without bogging itself down with two decade's worth of established fiction.

Now that the team at NetherRealm Studios has sort of hit a hard reset on the classic fighting series, it's time to take that narrative into a wholly new direction. That's where Mortal Kombat X comes into play. From the beginning, the developers have stated that this new game will finally move the series in a new direction as far as the story is concerned, introducing new fighters (including the children of some of your old school favorites), a new enemy and a brand new adventure to discover.

And you can do exactly that once Mortal Kombat X launches this Tuesday, presumably at midnight, on PSN.



If, however, copious quantities of spraying crimson isn't your cup of tea, then you'll have a nice selection of indie titles to fall back on this week, according to the PlayStation Blog.

I'm going to just go ahead and jump to one of my most anticipated games of the season, Titan Souls, which will be cross buy for the Vita and PS4. Imagine if a game like Shadow of the Colossus was made in the SNES generation and you start to get the idea of what to expect out of Titan Souls. You're a small human taking on massive bosses, with nothing but your wits and a single arrow to help you get by. This game has gotten tremendous buzz on the con circuit so far and, as of Tuesday, it will be your new offering from the PSN Spring Fever promotion.

Also arriving on the Vita this week are the puzzle game, Bloxiq, Best of Arcade Games—Deluxe Edition and tower defense game, Medieval Defenders. Gradius V will hit the PlayStation 2 Classics collection, as will Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy, boasting GTA III, Vice City and San Andreas in one tidy package.

Finally, the magnetically-charged platforming-puzzle game, Teslagrad will leap onto the PSN as a cross buy title for PS4 and PS3, while We Are Doomed joins the PS4 family as a colorful shooter that puts the player in control of a laser that's far to powerful to be wielded against an invading force, but far too awesome to keep your hands off of.

Look for all of that, along with the usual dose of DLC, videos and the like, to arrive on the PlayStation Network this Tuesday.
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