Mortal Kombat Demo to Hit PSN Next Week

Warner Brothers has tossed out some exciting news for PS3 owners today. Next Tuesday, March 8, the demo of Mortal Kombat will hit the PlayStation Network.

The demo will include four fighters: Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Mileena, and Johnny Cage. It will also include to locations to do battle in: the Living Forest and the Pit. You’ll be able to take on the arcade ladder with a friend as well.

The demo will be exclusive to PlayStation Plus members for the first week, launching for regular PSN members on March 15. No date yet on when the demo will be coming to XBox Live, only a vague “later.”

Here’s the official line on the game:

The newest chapter of Mortal Kombat, legendary fighting game franchise, marks a triumphant return to the series’ roots in the fastest and most brutal installment to date. Available on April 19 for PS3 and 360, Mortal Kombat goes back to a mature presentations and reinvents its classic 2D fighting mechanic in addition to adding 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 lineup of the game’s iconic warriors and challenge their friends in traditional 1 vs. 1 matches as well as several new game modes. Exclusive to the PlayStation 3, fans will be able to play as and against infamous God of War fighter Kratos and take advantage of the game in Stereoscopic 3D. The game is being developed by the newly re-named NetherRealm Studios, led by Mortal Kombat creator and creative director Ed Boon.

As it says, Mortal Kombat will be hitting store on April 19 for PS3 and XBox 360.

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