New Mortal Kombat PS Vita details emerge
- Posted January 19th, 2012 at 12:22 EDT by Mike Harradence
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Fresh details on the forthcoming PlayStation Vita version of Mortal Kombat have surfaced via the EU PlayStation Blog, courtesy of series co-creator Ed Boon.
The NetherRealm boss confirmed that the bloody brawler runs at a silky smooth 60fps on Sony’s new handheld, though did admit the visuals had to be scaled down slightly.
“We did have to reduce some of the polygon counts from the backgrounds and characters, but that screen is so bright, and it's got such high pixel density...when I saw Scorpion and Sub-Zero fighting on the Living Forest for the first time, I was amazed,” said Boon.
“It really maintains the identity of the game. I can't wait for people to hold it in their hands and see it for themselves - it's a surprisingly similar experience.”
"We wouldn't accept any compromises there; we needed the game to run at the same framerate as the PS3 version," said Boon. "A number of our internal people proposed running it at 30 frames per second 'we could do this and this and that' - but we knew it would feel different. We didn't want it to feel sluggish or unresponsive."
Elsewhere, Boon dropped a few details on the exclusive features present in the PS Vita version, such as the presence of two Challenge Towers and touchscreen functionality.
"Challenge Tower is a perfect fit for mobile sessions, so we expanded it greatly for PS Vita," said Boon. "There are actually two Challenge Towers in the PS Vita version, and the new one has 150 challenges that are exclusive to PS Vita. A number of those challenges use PS Vita's hardware features: the touch screen, the accelerometer..."
Mortal Kombat for PS Vita will be released in Spring 2012.
- 11:09pm EST - February 8th, 2012
hey should make the continuation downloadable content for the ps3 game even if it costs just as much as buying the game im pretty sure everyone who plays mk9 will buy it even if its like $60
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