It's a reboot and an attempt to "reestablish the brand," and it's less than three months off.
It has been announced that Mortal Kombat will launch for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on April 19. The last entry was the surprisingly Teen-rated Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe , which wasn't a bad game at all, but the newest installment is designed specifically to bring back the MK cache. …that rhymes, you know. Much of the roster will feature our old favorites and remember that the PS3 version will boast the God of War , Kratos. Based on everything we've seen and heard thus far, it really seems as if Mortal Kombat will be fantastic for the long-time hardcore fans. Maybe it'll do for the MK franchise what Street Fighter IV did for Capcom's ailing series. These days, reboots are a big deal, and that's because as the veteran gamers get older and see new experiences around every corner, they sorta miss the games they loved as youngsters.
And when their favorite franchises either disappear or change into something unrecognizable, the developer and publisher suffer some definite backlash. …hi, Square-Enix.
Related Game(s): Mortal Kombat