2011's Mortal Kombat was widely praised for bringing the series back to excellence after many years of sub-par entries, and now we know that it's officially coming to the PS Vita this spring. It sounds like this will primarily be a port of last year's title, with some new content and gameplay features thrown in to keep things fresh. Unfortunately, there's no word on what exactly these additions will consist of, nor is there an exact release date, but at least we know it's coming soon. Even though we knew this game was coming, we're glad to get an official word that it'll be out soon — hopefully Warner won't wait long before dropping an actual date on us.

Update: The official PlayStation.Blog sat down with longtime Mortal Kombat director Ed Boon and gleaned some more details, primarily that the game includes everything that was in the PS3 version, up to and including DLC characters and content. Boon says the studio did have to reduce poly counts in order to maintain a smooth 60fps framerate. There will be two Challenge Towers in the Vita game to facilitate short bursts of on-the-go gameplay, and there'll be uses there for the motion controls. There's also one-on-one multiplayer over regular or ad-hoc Wi-Fi... and with the touchscreen, you'll be able to swipe to execute fatalities! Still no release date, though.