Mortal Kombat 11 on Switch look like another super impressive mobile port

By , on April 30, 2019

With Mortal Kombat 11 now available for PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Switch, the big question of how that mobile port stacks up against the home console versions has now been answered. And, for the most part, it seems like pretty good news.

It comes as an especially big surprise that it’s decent seeing as we only got our first look at the port less than a week ago. Unsurprisingly, the Switch version has taken a noticeable hit to resolution – with the cutscenes in particular looking fairly murky, to my eyes below 720p – but the framerate does appear solid, which is really the most important thing in a fighting game anyway.

When in motion, that lowered resolution isn’t quite as noticeable, though there is some iffy lighting on show that doesn’t appear to be an issue on the home consoles. It’s definitely most apparent when focusing in on characters with longer hair. Again, though, issues like this are going to be fairly insignificant for most folk.

The game’s been getting rave reviews, with most praising the improved story mode and fighting system – both positives that can’t be overly dampened by visual downgrades. Unfortunately, there currently aren’t any reviews of the Switch version, so all that potential buyers really have to go on is unofficial gameplay footage popping up over YouTube.

While it doesn’t seem overly risky to invest in the Switch version now that we’ve seen it in action, I’d still recommend exercising caution until we have a more solid idea of how the whole thing stands up to the console versions. Portability is great and all, but I need further confirmation of a rock-solid framerate before picking this one up.


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