Ed Boon has said he’s bringing Mortal Kombat 2011 to PAX Prime this weekend, and the game is “coming back with a vengeance”. There’s video proof after the break.
Speaking with IGN, Boon seemed excited over the public finally getting hands-on time with the updated fighter.
“This is going to be the first time that the public gets to play, and we’re excited about that,” said the series creator.
“We have a number of these events, shows and things that we’re planning for. So we do that while at the same time kind of advancing the game forward in general, but our most immediate goal is getting a version ready for PAX.
“And now, we’re coming back with a vengeance. As aggressively as possible…to me personally, I’m confident that the people who play are going to walk away totally psyched to buy this game.”
Boon also touched on how very “pick up and play” the game will be for those who aren’t so keen or dexterous when it comes to figuring out Fatality combos. This time around, it’s going to be a “balancing act”.
“I want anybody to be able to throw Scorpion’s spear. I want anybody to make Sub Zero slide through an ice ball. I don’t want to do attacks that only 20 percent of the public have the dexterity to perform,” he admitted. “That’s always, to me, a negative.
“But at the same time, we’re cutting up our moves so that there are opportunities within a move that the casual player might not be interested in or might not dig into – certainly immediately – but the hardcore guy can get into.
“Like when you throw Scorpion’s spear, there might be a moment in there, a few frames where they can break out of it or enhance it or put another move in there.”
There’s no exact date for Mortal Kombat, or an official name just yet, but it’s expected sometime next year for PS3 and Xbox 360.
Check out the latest trailer for it below, featuring the song Another Way to Die from Disturbed.