A new entry in the series Mortal Kombat is coming to mobile devices. Unlike previous mobile titles in the franchise, this isn’t a watered-down fighting game, but an RPG featuring everyone’s favorite EarthRealm ninjas, cyborgs, and kombatants.
The new RPG is titled, Mortal Kombat: Onslaught. In an interview with Buisnesswire, Ed Boon, creative director at NetherRealm Studios, describes the game as a “strategic team-based collectible RPG with fast-paced group melee combat.” He also talks about how the game aims to be open enough for fans of both old and new series to jump in.
Like the rest of the series, Mortal Kombat: Onslaught is being developed by NetherRealm Studios and will feature a full cinematic story mode. Players will be able to build a team of iconic Mortal Kombat characters to fight and protect the realms from the evils of the NetherRealm once again.
Mortal Kombat: Onslaught is another push towards the Mortal Kombat series bringing back its former presence in pop culture in its golden arcade days. David Haddad, president of Warner Bros. Games, tells Businesswire that “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 new RPG set in the world of Mortal Kombat isn’t the first time the series has strayed away from a unique fighting game experience. In the past, Mortal Kombat has hosted platforming spin-offs, open world story modes during its 3D PlayStation 2 era, and exploration-based puzzle modes in recent titles such as Mortal Kombat 9, X and krypt of eleven.
Mortal Kombat: Onslaught It will be released on mobile devices in 2023. Fans can sign up for updates on the title’s official website.