Newly-dubbed Mortal Kombat Mobile adding MK11 characters

The free-to-play Mortal Kombat X mobile game is undergoing a name change and adding some new characters from the next main Mortal Kombat entry.

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As the main Mortal Kombat series continues on into its 11th game, NetherRealm's mobile iteration of the fighter is continuing on strong. But the naming conventions are about to get a little bit confusing with a new game on the way, so the mobile game is undergoing one final name change. On top of that, NetherRealm is sprinkling in a few new additions from that upcoming console game.

The current Mortal Kombat X mobile game is now slated to become Mortal Kombat Mobile. The mobile fighter was originally released on iOS and Android back in 2015 to coincide with the release of Mortal Kombat X's console counterpart. The idea here is to battle in 3v3 fights, with players earning XP and improving their fighters with artifacts earned throughout multiple sessions. Several series staples have found their way into the game fully intact, including X-Ray moves and Fatalities.

Rather than release a whole new mobile game based on the upcoming Mortal Kombat 11, the MK11 characters will instead gradually find their way into the current Mortal Kombat Mobile game. During Tuesday's Kombat Kast stream, the NetherRealm team revealed that the game is about to receive some new fighters, each in their Mortal Kombat 11 variations. One of them is MK11 Scorpion, who was briefly shown with his updated MK11 look and move set. He was seen doing battle with MKX's Liu Kang and his Dark Emperor variant.

Mortal Kombat Mobile Scorpion

Two more Mortal Kombat 11 characters are confirmed to be coming to Mortal Kombat Mobile, as well. NetherRealm will have information on those characters in the future, along with a full Kombat Kast stream dedicated to the future of its mobile fighter.

Mortal Kombat Mobile is available now and free to play on iOS and Android. Find the game on the App Store and Google Play stores.

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