Mortal Kombat: Onslaught is a new mobile game coming in 2023

Warner Bros and NetherRealm announced a new Mortal Kombat mobile game today that is slated to launch next year.

If you’ve been itching for more Mortal Kombat content that you can play on-the-go, you’re in luck as a brand new mobile game was announced today called Mortal Kombat: Onslaught. The game comes on the heels of the previous mobile entry in the franchise, Mobile Kombat Mobile, which has enjoyed some solid success since its launch in 2015 with over 150 million installs and a presence among the top five most downloaded fighting games on Android and iOS.

Like Mortal Kombat Mobile, Mortal Kombat: Onslaught is similarly being developed and co-published by NetherRealm Studios and Warner Bros. Games. An exact release date for Mortal Kombat: Onslaught has yet to be revealed, with the game currently set to release on mobile devices globally in 2023.

While we don’t know things like an exact release date, the press release accompanying the announcement shared a few key details in regards to the sort of experience that Onslaught will deliver. In the press release, it’s noted that Onslaught will feature the “first mobile-exclusive cinematic story experience.” Additionally, gameplay will consist of players building up their team of fighters from the game’s roster of characters, then unleashing them in “massive real-time group battles.”

Key art for Mortal Kombat: Onslaught showing several characters including Scorpion and Sub-Zero
© Warner Bros. Games, NetherRealm Studios

In the press release, Ed Boon, Chief Creative Officer at NetherRealm Studios, also shares comments about the upcoming Mortal Kombat release, calling it a reimagining of Mortal Kombat as a team-based collection RPG.

If the idea of Mortal Kombat: Onslaught has you sold, you can sign up for updates on the game on its official website. All in all, the way Mortal Kombat: Onslaught is being touted has piqued our curiosity, and we look forward to learning more about the game once it launches on mobile devices in 2023.

For more Mortal Kombat news, be sure to read through some of our previous coverage including how NetherRealm's next game won't be revealed during Mortal Kombat anniversary events, and the announcement of the Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind animated film coming sometime later this year.

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