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NetherRealm Studios has released the Mortal Kombat X mobile game. It's available today along with a brand new launch trailer, which gives gamers an idea about what they'll experience with the portable version of this highly anticipated fighting game.
Check out the launch trailer below:
As you can see, the graphics are nowhere near as luxurious as the home console and PC versions of Mortal Kombat X. You're going to miss a lot of details when it comes to x-ray attacks and some of the more bone-shuttering maneuvers. Some of the more obvious changes are a lack of shadows, and the developer has scaled back the shaders and particle effects. We also see that the x-ray attacks don't contain anywhere near as many layers as the version on the Xbox One, PS4, and PC.
You basically have to ask yourself if having such a downgraded experience is worth the investment. Though, it might be a nice distraction until Mortal Kombat X launches on April 14th next week.
Greg Ballard, the senior VP of mobile, social, and emerging platforms at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment commented about the release of the new game:
NetherRealm perfected the art of mobile fighting games with Injustice: Gods Among Us, which has been downloaded more than 43 million times since it launched in April of 2013, and with WWE Immortals, which has more than eight million downloads since January 2015. [...] The team has outdone themselves with its latest offering, creating an authentic Mortal Kombat mobile experience from the ground up, bringing players all the signature, over-the-top fighting gameplay mechanics that are hallmarks of the franchise and delivering on WBIE’s quality games-as-a-service promise.
Some of the features of the mobile version of Mortal Kombat X include having access to a roster of 24 different fighters, including classics like Raiden, Sonya Blade, Scorpion, Sub-Zero and Johnny Cage. Plus you'll get a few new fighters like Kotal Kahn and Cassie Cage.
Players can unlock upgradeable gear while playing and can take part in challenges specific to the mobile version of the game. In addition to this, the Living Tower Mode will have tie-ins with the mobile version of the game. Plus, you'll be able to unlock achievements and trophies that carry over between the different platforms.
Mortal Kombat X is shaping up to be a really big, prime-time player for the spring, launching against Rockstar's titan, Grand Theft Auto V. It will be a real treat to see what the first week sales comparisons look like between both releases.
Nevertheless, if you're not into the console wars, and you don't care too much about Mortal Kombat X on home consoles or PC, you can settle the mobile version of the game. It's available right now on the iOS app store.