Mortal Kombat on the Vita will likely be the first truly competent portable version of the classic brutal fighting game series, and we just learned that it's been hooked up with a release date: May 1. That's when you'll get to fulfill all your spine-ripping, limb-dismembering, body-freezing-and-shattering urges on the go without having to commit a felony. Phew!

The reveal trailer above highlights some of the advantages of the Vita port, like the touch screen fatalities (swipe to decapitate!) and mini game-filled Challenge Tower, with 150 activities that mimic popular games like Fruit Ninja and more.

Excited to take all that grisly goodness on the go? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter.