UPDATE: I got my hands on it, and if you wanna know my thoughts, check out my Mortal Kombat X mobile review here.
Mortal Kombat X was released for consoles and PCs last April 14, and a few days before that, the iOS version also dropped, ensuring a bloody good time for all. Well, except for us Android users. If you’ve been refreshing your Google Play Store searches for MKX, you can stop doing that and maybe wait for a while.
You see, a few days ago, Ed Boon himself tweeted that we’d have to wait around two weeks before we see Mortal Kombat X Android.
Lot of Android players asking when MKX (Mobile) arrives for them. While we can’t promise a day at this time. I would guess within 2 weeks.
— Ed Boon (@noobde) April 10, 2015
Honestly? That kinda sucks. I know us Android users are pretty much used to being left behind when it comes to games. Some games even take a full year before it shows up on the Play Store, and some games like Infinity Blade will never show up on Android at all.
I’ve read some reviews of MKX Mobile and they aren’t exactly glowing at this point. Remember how much I loathed the mobile version of Injustice: Gods Among Us? Took me a while before I really appreciated the game, and even when I understand that it’s just a mobile card game combined with some fighting mechanics, it will never have the depth that the mobile port of Street Fighter IV – another game we’ll never see on Android – had. And we know that MKX Mobile is more or less the same game as Injustice mobile. Maybe let’s give the Netherrealm mobile team a few more days to fix the kinks found on the iOS version so we’d have a better time.
Anyway, maybe I’ll hijack a relative’s iPad and download MKX there just to get the hang of the game. I doubt my progress will be saved on the cloud, though, so I’d probably start over again when the Android version comes out. Or maybe I should stop being a mobile pleb and finally buy a PS4.
Anyway, here’s the mobile launch trailer if you haven’t seen it yet: