Mortal Kombat, a franchise renowned for its intense combat and graphic violence, has taken a fresh turn with its latest mobile game, “Mortal Kombat: Onslaught”. This new addition to the Mortal Kombat universe introduces a real-time, team-based RPG gameplay, offering players a unique and immersive experience.
- Mortal Kombat: Onslaught is a real-time squad-based mobile RPG.
- The game features a standalone story spread over 10 chapters.
- Players can craft a team of four to five fighters from a roster of 50 MK characters.
- Battles are strategic, with players having the ability to activate special powers for each character.
- The game includes multiple modes including PvP arena mode, boss towers, chasm mode, and khronicle.
A Deep Dive into Mortal Kombat: Onslaught
Mortal Kombat has always been celebrated for its Hollywood-caliber cutscenes and epic storytelling. This legacy is carried forward in Mortal Kombat: Onslaught, where NetherRealm Studios aims to encapsulate the grand cinematic experience within the confines of mobile gameplay. The game’s objective is to mirror the grandeur of its cinematics, which often showcase over-the-top battles involving numerous characters confronting formidable villains.
The gameplay of Mortal Kombat:
Onslaught is designed to be visually rewarding. Players can craft a team of fighters and face off against squads of enemies in a story-driven adventure. The story, which spans 10 chapters, revolves around the heroes’ quest to defend several realms under siege. Players can anticipate over 300 battles, each infused with the high fantasy and theatrics characteristic of the Mortal Kombat series.
Strategic Gameplay and Character Dynamics:
In Mortal Kombat: Onslaught, strategy is paramount. Before each battle, players can view the adversaries they’re up against, allowing them to tailor their squad strategically. The characters, both allies and foes, are categorized into four classes: warriors, defenders, snipers, and assassins. Each class has its unique abilities, and the real-time battles require players to activate these special powers strategically.
For instance, Raiden possesses an area-of-effect blast that can target multiple enemies, while Jade, an assassin, can teleport behind specific foes, diverting their attention. The real-time nature of the battles offers ample opportunities for strategic combinations, leading to visually stunning combat sequences.
Gear, Relics, and Modes:
Post-battle, players acquire gear that enhances character stats. Each gear piece has its leveling system. Central to the game’s narrative are relics, which the fallen elder god, Shinnok, seeks to reclaim his powers. These relics, when assigned to characters, unlock potent special abilities. Moreover, aligning specific relics with particular characters can activate their fatalities.
Apart from its story mode, Mortal Kombat: Onslaught boasts several other modes. These include the PvP arena mode, boss towers, chasm mode, and khronicle, a weekly event mode introducing characters like the MK1 version of Scorpion.
Mortal Kombat: Onslaught marks a significant shift in the Mortal Kombat franchise, introducing a team-based RPG element to its mobile platform. With its strategic gameplay, vast character roster, and multiple game modes, it promises an engaging experience for both new and seasoned players. As the game rolls out its content plan, players can look forward to an all-new story crafted by the series’ mainline story director, Dominic Cianciolo. Available now for free on the App Store and Google Play, Mortal Kombat: Onslaught is set to redefine mobile gaming in the Mortal Kombat universe.