It was confirmed earlier this week that last year's Mortal Kombat game from Netherrealm Studios is headed to the PlayStation Vita as well. A lot of fighting games seem to be springing up (or have already sprung up) for Sony's new handheld, so an MK port fits right in. The game will apparently be taking advantage of some of the Vita's unique features as well, as creative director and series co-creator Ed Boon reveals in a new Q&A posted on PlayStation Blog.
While the Vita version of Mortal Kombat won't use any of the device's rear touchpad features, Netherrealm is taking advantage of the front-facing touchscreen. "For example, you can touch your X-ray meter to execute an X-ray attack," Boon said. "For fatalities, you can 'slash' the screen with the appropriate inputs — say, away, away, up — to execute the fatality."