This is shaping up to be a really interesting week for game annoucements, and a lot of those seem to be coming from Warner Bros Interactive.
Yesterday they confirmed that Mortal Kombat X would be coming to mobile as a free-to-play fighter (think Injustice: Gods Among Us), and today they’ve announced an additional four games that are under development.
Normally we’re not the sort of site that just posts press releases, but honestly, with so little to go on, we’re going to give you the details straight from the horse’s mouth:
- Mortal Kombat X, NetherRealm Studios
“The game blends fighting and card collection for a whole new way to experience Mortal Kombat on mobile platforms. Featuring cinematic gameplay and visceral Fatalities, play as legendary and all-new fighters created for Mortal Kombat X. Players who also own a forthcoming console or PC version of the game will have the ability to unlock content in the mobile game and vice versa.”
- Batman: Arkham Underworld, Turbine
“Rule Gotham City! Build your hideout, then recruit and train an army of henchmen to do your bidding. Command iconic super-villains from the Batman: Arkham universe, including the Riddler, Harley Quinn and Killer Croc, to become Gotham City’s next criminal kingpin. Sign up for beta at www.arkhamunderworld.com.”
- LEGO Batman: Beyond Gotham, TT Games
“The Caped Crusader joins forces with the super heroes of the DC Comics universe in this premium game and blasts off to outer space to stop the evil Brainiac from destroying Earth. Now the greatest super heroes and the most cunning villains must unite and stop Brainiac before it’s too late.”
- DC Comics Legends, WB Games San Francisco
“Gamers will grow their collection of legendary DC Comics super heroes and villains, customizing super teams with the right heroes for each encounter in this mobile RPG.”
- Game of Thrones, Turbine
(Game title to be revealed at a later time)
“Conquer Westeros in an epic combat strategy game based on the hit television series from HBO®. Prove the wit of your spies and the might of your forces on the battlefield as you extend your dominance across the seven Kingdoms. Join an alliance, rise to power, and then try to take the Iron Throne if you dare!”
Now that you’ve heard the official take, it’s time to start deciphering this. We already know what Mortal Kombat X will be (a F2P fighter like WWE Immortals and Injustice), and LEGO Batman is pretty self-explanatory.
If we’re going to speculate, I’d say that DC Comics Legends sounds like a follow-up to Injustice: Gods Among Us or a DC spin on superhero RPGs like Avengers Alliance. (The latter of these possibilities could be very cool).
Game of Thrones and Batman: Arkham Underworld, though? We’re kind of scratching our heads on these. The details sound interesting, but there’s not enough to really gleam what kind of gameplay we’ll be dealing with.
Bonus: Arkham Underworld is promising console connectivity in some form – probably with the upcoming Batman: Arkham Knight.
Stay tuned, folks: if WB’s past performance is any indication, this could be a big year for gorgeous games on mobile.