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Mortal Kombat Vita release date revealed

Portable dust-up arrives in May.

The Vita version of 2011 franchise reboot Mortal Kombat launches in Europe on 4th May, publisher Warner Bros. Interactive has announced.

It's essentially the same game released on consoles last year, with a handful of new features thrown in.

As well as touchscreen-enabled fatalities, there's an all-new Challenge Tower mode offering 150 Vita-exclusive missions.

There's no cross-over play with the PlayStation 3 version, but you will get all the DLC characters added to the original release.

Its big screen brother won a solid 7/10 from Eurogamer's Matt Edwards upon release.

"The series has always ridden in the wake of its own spectacle, but after years of unfocused deviation, we finally have an evolution that demonstrates clear progress," read his Mortal Kombat review.

"It's the best 3D game in the series by a long way, and that's because it embraces the 2D heritage which always made Mortal Kombat its own kind of game."