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Warner Bros. and Sony Announce Mortal Kombat Character Exclusively on PS3

Great news for videogame players and fans of the Mortal Kombat game…

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC recently announced that Mortal Kombat, the award-winning fighting game created by NetherRealm Studios, will add Kratos, from the multi-million unit-selling God of War franchise, as a new warrior to their line-up exclusively for the PlayStation 3. Kratos will have his own customized move set, fatality, and fighting arena available when Mortal Kombat hits stores worldwide in April 2011.

“When we were approached with the opportunity, it was a no-brainer. Fans of both games have been asking for this to happen,” said Stig Asmussen, Game Director, God of War III. “Kratos belongs in Mortal Kombat, and I’m thrilled about the potential.”

Through the exclusive partnership between Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC, Kratos will face off against the most renowned Mortal Kombat fighters, including Scorpion and Sub Zero, and the game will be available in Stereoscopic 3-D on the PS3.

“We could not be more excited to have Kratos in the new Mortal Kombat, since we’ve always felt he would fit perfectly into our universe and can’t wait for Mortal Kombat and God of War fans to play this game,” says Ed Boon, Creative Director of NetherRealm Studios. “Not only is Kratos in the game, but we have an exciting partnership with Sony to develop Mortal Kombat in Stereoscopic 3-D, which makes the fighting experience much more immersive”

The newest chapter of Mortal Kombat, releasing in April 2011 for the PS3 and Xbox 360, marks a triumphant return to the series’ mature presentation and a reinvention of its classic 2-D fighting mechanic.

Mortal Kombat will also introduce a number of new game-play features including tag team, a deeper story mode, and nostalgic arcade battle online and offline. Players will be able to choose from an extensive line-up of the game’s iconic warriors and challenge their friends in traditional 1 vs. 1 matches as well as several new game modes.

Stay in-tune with Mortal Kombat online – Check out the Mortal Kombat Facebook page here, follow on Twitter @MK_MortalKombat, and don’t forget the good old-fashioned web site at


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