For NetherRealm Studios, the game developer has and continues to center itself around the Mortal Kombat franchise that defined the studio. In recent years, we witnessed more on the franchise than ever before. In that, Mortal Kombat 11 shipped 2019 bringing more excitement to the IP. “It’s not a flawless victory, but Mortal Kombat 11 is a superb fighting game that’s sure to please veterans and newcomers alike,” our review for the game reads.
Even more, Warner Bros. & New Line Cinema released Mortal Kombat, a film-adaptation on the series, which launched on HBO Max at the time. This later went on to become the most-watched release at the time for day-and-date movies. Additionally, Warner Bros. Animation also rolled out Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind earlier this month as well.
But in a surprising reveal this past week, it was announced a dedicated Mortal Kombat mobile game titles ‘Onslaught’ is on the way for a release coming in 2023.
We are pushing the boundaries of Mortal Kombat to allow players to experience the franchise in new ways, while still staying true to its core visceral nature. With Mortal Kombat: Onslaught, we reimagined Mortal Kombat into a strategic team-based collection RPG with fast-paced, group melee combat that both new and existing fans can enjoy.Ed Boon, NetherRealm Studios Chief Creative Officer
“Mortal Kombat is a legendary franchise and pop culture phenomenon, and it continues to engage players and advance the fighting genre across multiple platforms,” Warner Bros. Games President David Haddad writes. “Mortal Kombat: Onslaught is a testament to why Mortal Kombat has been a top gaming franchise for over 30 years, as the NetherRealm team continues to innovate and bring new gameplay to fans.”
This will not be the first time Mortal Kombat entered the mobile gaming sphere. In a previous effort, NetherRealm Studios shipped a mobile version of Mortal Kombat X previously. But, Mortal Kombat: Onslaught appears to be a new approach that many games before it – even on traditional consoles – has yet to take on.
Are you excited for Mortal Kombat: Onslaught?
Mortal Kombat: Onslaught is said to release for Android & iOS sometime in 2023.
Source: Warner Bros. Games