That’s right, your dreams of Scorpion punching the likes of WWE’s Superstars in the palm of your hand are coming true. The Mortal Kombat crew at NetherRealm Studios will be making a bonafide wrestling-themed fighting game for iOS and Android devices next year in conjunction with WWE and Warner Bros. Interactive.
WWE Immortals, as it’s being called, is intended as a “stylistic, re-imagined” version of WWE’s brand of sports entertainment – lots of trash-talking sprinkled with a bit of wrestling. It’s unknown how the fighting series will handle WWE’s more teen friendly audience, much less fit its trademark gore onto mobile platforms.
“We are excited to partner with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and NetherRealm Studios to create WWE Immortals and bring a new action-packed mobile experience to our passionate fan base,” said Casey Collins, Executive Vice President, Consumer Products, WWE. “By tapping into NetherRealm’s legendary game development studio along with the unparalleled reach of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, we are creating a new way for fans to engage with the larger-than-life WWE characters.”
The year of 2015 is already looking like a busy one for the men and women of the Netherrealm. The series is set to release its first graphic novel via DC Comics and its next series entry, Mortal Kombat X, will see a release for Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC April 14th, 2015.