Warner Bros. Games has announced Mortal Kombat: Onslaught, a mobile RPG featuring a cinematic story set to arrive in 2023.
Onslaught will feature a vast roster of Mortal Kombat characters that players can collect and unleash against enemies in real-time group battles.
It’s being made by NetherRealm Studios, the developer behind Mortal Kombat 10 and 11 and both Injustice games, and will only appear on mobile. Promising the first cinematic story experience on the platform, players will fight to stop a dark and dangerous threat from wreaking havoc across the realms.
“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,” said chief creative office of NetherRealm Studios Ed Boon.
“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.”
President of Warner Bros. Games David Haddad reiterated the goal to tap into new markets and reach new audiences. “Mortal Kombat is a legendary franchise and pop culture phenomenon, and it continues to engage players and advance the fighting genre across multiple platforms,” he said.
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“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.”
A new website was also launched, though it so far only features a newsletter sign-up page for those eager to hear more about Onslaught.
It’s unclear when we’ll hear or see more about the game. In our 9/10 review of NetherRealm’s latest, IGN said: “Mortal Kombat 11 is the best game in the 27-year-old series thanks to deep, methodical new mechanics and fun story.”
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer. He’ll talk about The Witcher all day.