In an interview with"This is the first Mortal Kombat game where we are consciously putting in features for the hardcore/tournament fighters and we have some amazing fighting game 'experts' playing our game and giving us constant feedback.", series creator Ed Boon said,
"This version of Mortal Kombat has more depth in terms of gameplay than the previous games," he continued. "We've put in a lot of thought on how to make this game accessible to the casual gamer and at the same time add enough depth that it keeps the more advanced players challenged."
Mortal Kombat will return to the series' 2D roots and is currently planned for release on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in 2011.