New Mortal Kombat Screenshots!

It looks like Ed Boon made good on his promise to bring the MK series back to its 2D roots. What’s interesting is that NetherRealm Studios is taking a similar route that Street Fighter IV did with full 3D polygonal characters and environments viewed from a 2D perspective. In my opinion, I think the game looks great so far. Featured in the screenshots are the Bridge and Pit levels redone from MK 2. The characters featured are new high-def versions of Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Mileena, Kung Lao and Sektor.

Here’s what Ed Boon said in a recent press release:

We can’t wait for players to get their hands on Mortal Kombat. This game really is a response to what players have been demanding: mature presentation, reinvented 2D fighting mechanic and the best, most gruesome fatalities ever!

In addition Martin Tremblay, President of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, had this to say:

We are bringing the Mortal Kombat franchise back to gamers with the talented NetherRealm Studios team creating the game fans long to play. Re-establishing the brand with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Mortal Kombat innovates on past games while staying true to the brand’s legendary characters and fighting style.

I am highly anticipating the release of this game, which is expected to drop sometime in 2011.

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