Become The King Of The Hill With The New Mortal Kombat Game
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and NetherRealm Studios have today released a new trailer to show of their ‘King of The Hill’ online mode in the new Mortal Kombat title. This mode aims to emulate the feeling of playing the game in a crowded, smoky arcade filled with sweaty teenagers – but in the comfort of your living room and with the participation of Avatar-style character models. In what appears to be an homage to cult American TV hit “Mystery Science Theatre 3000”, your Xbox 360 Avatars or miniature versions of the MK fighters (on the PlayStation 3 version) watch the fight in progress on a cinema-style screen.
The current fight will still run at the full 60 frames per second, but the action is surrounded by curtains and a velvet rope, holding back the crowd of waiting Kombatants. Those in the queue can now cheer or boo those who are taking part in the fight – talking trash if you don’t like what you see. They might even start throwing tomatoes at the screen in disgust and even giving a rating for the quality of the match. This is intended to give the feeling of heckling and the pressure of fighting at on a winner-stays-on arcade machine.
See King of the Hill mode in action below:
Mortal Kombat will be released in the UK on April 21st, for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The game is being developed by NetherRealm Studios and directed by the original Mortal Kombat creator, Ed Boon.