Mortal Kombat (2011) is the ninth game in the main Mortal Kombat series. The game will be developed on an updated version of the custom modified Unreal Engine 3 that was used on Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe. The game has dropped the side stepping from previous 3D Mortal Kombat games and have moved to a strictly 2D plane fighting system. The game will also employ a more chain juggle combo system similar to that in Mortal Kombat 2.
Mortal Kombat will be released for both the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 gaming consoles on April 19th, 2011. In the United States it will be released in three editions: Regular, Kollector's Edition with statue bookends and a Tournament Edition with custom MK joystick.
The game will be a reboot to the franchise, starting the story off somewhere around the storyline of MK1 and looks like may encompass most of the story thru Mortal Kombat 3. The violence is so over the top that it will surely make waves in the media again once its violence is seen.