Warner Bros have announced the development of a new Mortal Kombat title for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The game is being developed by NetherRealm Studios, creators of the original game under a new name, and will launch sometime in 2011.

The new Mortal Kombat introduces new game modes and also marks the return to the series of Fatalities. A new online mode allows up to four players to battle "tag-team"- two players can team up in the new "Co-op Arcade Mode" or compete against another team online.

"We are bringing the Mortal Kombat franchise back to gamers with the talented NetherRealm Studios team creating the game fans long to play," said Martin Tremblay, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. "Re-establishing the brand with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Mortal Kombat innovates on past games while staying true to the brand's legendary characters and fighting style."

"We can't wait for players to get their hands on Mortal Kombat," said Ed Boon, Creative Director, NetherRealm Studios. "This game really is a response to what players have been demanding: mature presentation, reinvented 2D fighting mechanic and the best, most gruesome fatalities ever!"