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Thank the Elder Gods: Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection Arrives Late Summer for $9.99

Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat 2 and Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3. Oh, hell yes.

It'll be a good day to die online this summer, when Warner Bros. delivers the Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection for Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network and PC. It's a collection in the truest sense, too, bundling Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat 2 and Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3.

The best part? It's only $9.99.

No, wait, the bestest part? All three will feature online play and leaderboards.

Yes, that's a tear running down my face.

== TEASER == Granted, some of you may have already downloaded previous updates of some of these titles, as UMK3 once had a stand-alone downloadable version exclusively available on Xbox Live, and MK II was available on PSN. However, both those titles were removed from their respective stores when Warner Bros. purchased the rights to the Mortal Kombat brand from Midway, so if you know what's good for you, you'll just forget you ever bought either of those versions and smile and nod to this announcement as if it were the first time any of these games were made available via a digital distribution network. Otherwise, Warner Bros. will cut you. Deep.

In celebration of this new kollection of fighters, PDP has designed a special version of their Mortal Kombat Fight Stick with a new button layout keyed to the design of the old games. The stick will be sold exclusively through GameStop, and retail for $129.99. Those who pre-order the sticks will receive a download code for the game when it releases.

While Mortal Kombat was, for all intents and purposes, the first three MK games smooshed together into one awesomely revamped package--certainly a far better effort than Mortal Kombat Trilogy was--one cannot help but be super excited by the notion playing all three of these arcade klassics online for a fairly low price. What say you, MK fans? You looking forward to a constant state of confusion as you feebly try to recall what fatality goes with which version of Sub-Zero?

(Alex Navarro also contributed to this story, because Patrick totally ganked it out from under him like a dirty ganker of Mortal Kombat stories. That sonuva...)

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Posted by TheHT

I wonder how many people will stop playing MK9 and just play these online.

Posted by C0V3RT

It seems like a nice novelty to own for nostalgia, but MK9 is preeeety good...

Posted by TigerDX

All the links after the first paragraph are busted.


This is a fantastic value for what you're getting here. Still, I feel for folks who already paid for the other versions on the same platforms.
Posted by 234r2we232
Didn't they already release this? Either way, too much too soon.

@JJOR64 said:
" Plus don't fuck up the netcode."
We're talking about an MK game here. Of course they will.
Posted by JJOR64
@sofacitysweetheart said:
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Didn't they already release this? Either way, too much too soon.

@JJOR64 said:
" Plus don't fuck up the netcode."
We're talking about an MK game here. Of course they will. "
Sadly, they probably will.
Posted by Tarakun

I'm always happy when fighting games come out on PC, and I will continue to support this. Hoping the netcode's good, but even if not, I will probably buy it. 


Posted by ArbitraryWater

Yes, I would pay that much money to see what the old Mortal Kombat games were like. Thanks for asking.

Posted by Th3_James
@Pop said:
" fuck yea!! PC version too?!?!? FUCK YEAAA! MULTIPLAYER? FUCK YEA!! "
Posted by GeekDown

I never played the old ones, so I'll definitely buy this.

Posted by c0l0nelp0c0rn1

Yeah, I'll buy this. Especially since it's also coming out on PC.

Posted by Redbullet685

10 bucks?!?!? GREAT

Posted by fisk0

They really should have KMFDM composing the music for the future Mortal Kombat titles, since they also have a habit of switching C's for K's. Maybe some KLF too.

Posted by Agent47
@JJOR64:I heard they were working on a patch for MK9, besides MK?How about every fighting game ever online.
Posted by JJOR64
@Agent47 said:
" @JJOR64:I heard they were working on a patch for MK9, besides MK?How about every fighting game ever online. "
True.  SF4 is good if both of you have good connections.  People just need to start using GGPO.  Shit is godlike.
Posted by Godgolden

Thats what you get son!

Posted by Equal_Opportunity_Destroyer497

Hell. Yes.

Posted by NegativeCero

For $10, sounds good to me. Also, Patrick you should be ashamed.

Posted by ToastMan

Finally some "new" MK stuff coming out for PC.

This is awesome, but I would trade it for MK9 for PC any day...

Edited by Cubical

Mortal kombat 1, 2 and 3 was crap and the only thing it had going for it was the fucking blood and gore gimmick the fighting is total ass and is as stiff as joan rivers plastic face. Hell it is still crap to this day.

Now where is the fucking Virtua fighter and street fighter collections?  with like an arcade perfect virtua fighter 1, 2 and virtua fighter 3?   and a better  Street fighter 2 turbo than the crap one they put up before it's all wrong.

Hell I would even take a ps3 tekken collection and I think tekken is dull as fuck.

Posted by RJPelonia

Fuck

yes.

Posted by TomP

A month ago, I wouldn't even consider buying this. Right now, I want to soak up as much Mortal Kombat content as I can.

Posted by Hero_Swe

What?! MK Trilogy was awesome, shame that it isn't in there. Brutalitys were awesome
Posted by monkeystick

Dusting off the HotRod joystick for PC!

Posted by DirtyData

Seems really cool. Kind of worried about them segmenting the MK kommunity across all these recent releases.

Posted by UnsolvedParadox

Awesome, can't wait to play some Mortal Kombat II once more.

Posted by Hizang

   
Posted by Xpgamer7

Manly tears have been shed over this news. This is now relevant.