Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC Announce Mortal Kombat Will Include Kratos as a Playable Character Exclusively on PlayStation® 3 Celebrated God of War® Warrior Enters the Arena of the Landmark Fighting Game When Mortal Kombat Launches in April 2011

BURBANK, Calif., Dec. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (SCEA) today announce that Mortal Kombat, the award-winning fighting game created by NetherRealm Studios, will add Kratos -- from the multi-million unit-selling God of War® franchise -- as a new warrior to their line-up exclusively for the PlayStation®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system.  Kratos will have his own customized move set, fatality, and fighting arena available when Mortal Kombat hits stores worldwide in April 2011.

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"When we were approached with the opportunity, it was a no-brainer.  Fans of both games have been asking for this to happen," said Stig Asmussen, Game Director, God of War® III.  "Kratos belongs in Mortal Kombat, and I'm thrilled about the potential."

Through the exclusive partnership between Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (SCEA), Kratos will face off against the most renowned Mortal Kombat fighters, including Scorpion and Sub Zero, and the game will be available in Stereoscopic 3-D on the PS3.

"We could not be more excited to have Kratos in the new Mortal Kombat, since we've always felt he would fit perfectly into our universe and can't wait for Mortal Kombat and God of War fans to play this game," says Ed Boon, Creative Director of NetherRealm Studios. "Not only is Kratos in the game, but we have an exciting partnership with Sony to develop Mortal Kombat in Stereoscopic 3-D, which makes the fighting experience much more immersive"

The newest chapter of Mortal Kombat, releasing in April 2011 for the PS3 and Xbox 360, marks a triumphant return to the series' mature presentation and a reinvention of its classic 2-D fighting mechanic.

Mortal Kombat will also introduce a number of new game-play features including tag team, a deeper story mode, and nostalgic arcade battle online and offline. Players will be able to choose from an extensive line-up of the game's iconic warriors and challenge their friends in traditional 1 vs. 1 matches as well as several new game modes.

Check out the Mortal Kombat Facebook page at www.facebook.com/mortalkombat, follow @ MK_MortalKombat on Twitter, and visit www.themortalkombat.com

About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including console, handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.

About the God of War® Franchise

Developed exclusively for the PlayStation® family of products, the God of War series is a multi-million unit-selling franchise.  Developed by Sony Computer Entertainment's Santa Monica Studios, God of War brings epic battles to life with stunning graphics and an elaborate plot that puts Kratos at the center of carnage and destruction as he seeks revenge against the Gods who have betrayed him.  For more information, please visit www.GodofWar.com.

About Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC

Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC continues to redefine the entertainment lifestyle with its PlayStation® and PS one® game console, the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) handheld entertainment system, the ground-breaking PlayStation®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system and its online and network services PlayStation®Network and PlayStation®Store.

Recognized as the undisputed industry leader, Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC markets the PlayStation family of products and develops, publishes, markets and distributes software for the PS one game console, the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, PlayStation 3 and the PSP system for the North American market. Based in Foster City, Calif., Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC serves as headquarters for all North American operations and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

"PlayStation", "PSP", "PS one" and the "PS" Family  logo are registered trademarks and "PS3" is a trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. God of War is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. © Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.

CONTACTS:

Remi Sklar

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

818-977-3023

remi.sklar@warnerbros.com


Tali Fischer

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

818-977-3106

tali.fischer@warnerbros.com


Craig Sinel

fortyseven communications

323-658-1200

craig@fortyseven.com



SOURCE Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment



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