For the original 1992 game, see Mortal Kombat (1992 Videogame)Mortal Kombat was released in 2011 by NetherRealm Studios. It shares its name with the original game in the series. The game is the sequel to Mortal Kombat: Armageddon. It was released for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation Vita and for the PC.
The player must pick a fighter, and must defeat the opponent. There are many basic moves, as well as more complicated moves and combo moves, such as X-Ray Moves (These involve graphic scenes that show bones and organs breaking). Upon defeating the opponent, the player may choose to use a Finishing Move, such as a Fatality and a Brutality.
After Armageddon, only Raiden and Shao Kahn remain alive. As Shao Kahn is about to kill Raiden, he contacts his past self to alter events to prevent Armageddon, and his death. In Shang Tsung's Mortal Kombat Tournament, Raiden's past self assumes that Liu Kang should win the first tournament, and is correct, but is puzzled why his fate has not changed. A second tournament begins, and Raiden begins altering the turn of events. Liu Kang mortally wounds Shao Kahn after he kills Kung Lao. After an ensuing battle, Raiden realises that his future-self's message meant for Shao Kahn was to be allowed to achieve his goal, allowing the Elder God's to punish him for breaking the code of Mortal Kombat. The Elder Gods then assist Raiden in defeating Shao Kahn.