Mortal Kombat is gold

Warner Bros. and NetherRealm Studios today announced that Mortal Kombat has officially gone gold on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

The game is scheduled to launch on 21st April 2011 in the UK [unconfirmed in SA] and is apparently “the most brutal instalment of the legendary fighting game to date”.

Being developed by NetherRealm Studios, led by Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon, the newest chapter of the iconic fight franchise marks a triumphant return to the series’ mature presentation and a reinvention of its classic 2D fighting mechanic. Driven by an all new graphics engine, the fan favourite Fatality is back and presented in more gory detail than ever before. In addition, Mortal Kombat introduces a number of new game-play features including tag team, a deep story mode, and, exclusively for the PS3, Stereoscopic 3D. Players can choose from an extensive line-up of the game’s iconic warriors and challenge their friends in traditional 1 vs. 1 matches, or take on several new game modes including Challenge Tower and the soon-to-be-announced online modes.

Head over to the official site for more information.