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Mortal Kombat for PS Vita – what you need to know

The PS Vita, the handheld console from gaming giant Sony, has had something of a mixed bag in terms of success.

Despite garnering critical acclaim upon its release, the console has fared poorly in Sony’s backyard. Earlier this month, it was reported that sales in Japan had slumped to 9,000 units a week.

OK, so 9,000 units each week seems pretty good. But when compared to the likes of the Nintendo 3DS, it is not good news for Sony.

Back in February, Sony reported with pride the fact it had shifted 1.2 million Vitas. It is an impressive number, but still does not live up to the 3DS’s benchmark.

That is not to take anything away from the Vita itself – the console is a very impressive device that offers the very best in on-the-go gaming.

And with the impending launch of the Mortal Kombat for the Vita, things are about to get a whole lot better. But what do you need to know about the handheld title?

Mortal Kombat for PS Vita release date

Everyone’s favourite fighting game is back with a vengeance, and is just around the corner. Released on 4th May in the UK, the game promises to be everything we know and love about the series.

It is sure to be a huge success on the Vita, as the title makes the transition from home console to handheld very smoothly.

The visuals are intact, maintaining the 60 frames per second of the console version, and there is an all-new Challenge Tower mode giving us bumper 150 missions.

Mortal Kombat on the PS3 and Xbox 360 has been a huge success since its release in April last year – earning critical acclaim and nearly three million sales around the world.

Whether the title will be as successful on the PS Vita remains to be seen, but we’ll be certainly be keen to get our hands on it come 4th May.