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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 patrickklepek

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...)

Edited by PopBot

Awesome, if only I hadn't sold my xbox.

Posted by schattenwolf86

Oh dear God yes!

Posted by Thoseposers

I see quite the TNT in the making

Posted by zombie2011

MK 1 online play, that will be interesting.

Posted by ate_bit_zombie

Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Posted by ajamafalous

WTB Steamworks support.

Posted by Melvargh

GET HYPE

Posted by WilliamHenry

So whatever happened to that HD remake disc that was rumored?

Posted by afrokola

I missed out on Ultimate MK3, so this is awesome news!

Posted by phrosnite

AND PC!!!! AND PC!!! AND PC!!! aaaaaaAAAAAAAaAaaAaAAa!!!!!!!!!!11

Posted by RandomInternetUser

Pretty cool, but honestly I'd rather see MK9 on PC than this

Posted by Coldbrand

Let's just hope they let you program the controls this time. And that they use GGPO.

Posted by louiedog
@PopBot said:
" Awesome, if only I hadn't sold my xbox.

edit: First?
"
Did you also sell your PS3 and PC?

@PopBot said:
" @Chabbs0: Sorry, I did have something to say, but I've been trying to get that damn quest forever. "

I don't think you did, but that's okay. ;)
Posted by Soap

Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit that's awesome. 

Posted by phrosnite
@xobballox said:
" Pretty cool, but honestly I'd rather see MK9 on PC than this "
It will come, don't worry.
Edited by PopBot
@louiedog: No, but everyone who I would have played with is on Xbox live. No steam friends =P. 

edit: and no, no PS3 unfortunately. But I was thinking of buying one... maybe this PSN debacle will make them lower the price and I'll finally pick one up.  Also, I didn't say I had anything worthwhile to say you'll notice.
Posted by JokerSmilez

Is it late summer yet? No? Dammit!

Posted by handlas

good, been wanting MK3 for PS3.  I hope the menus and such aren't as crappy as MK2 has.

Posted by Pop

fuck yea!! PC version too?!?!? FUCK YEAAA! MULTIPLAYER? FUCK YEA!!

Posted by ReyGitano

Single Man Tear of Hope!

Posted by StriderNo9

Alright! What took so long for this?

Posted by EuanDewar

I want to play MK2 and MK3 online but I want to play MK1 online.

Posted by hermes

Now I feel like buying MK2 on the PSN was kinda stupid...

Posted by fisk0

Wait, so they expect PSN to be back up by summer?

Posted by JohnDudebro

I already bought MK2 for PSN and UMK3 for XBLA. I don't think I need MK1, so I'm good.

Posted by HydraHam

But i already have these for sega/snes :(

Damn this industry, i can't stop throwing money at them.

Posted by phish09

Awesome!  See you all in the MK1 lobbies.

Posted by dvorak

It seems there was another reason that they never put the MK stuff back up on the services.

Posted by ThePhantomnaut

PC play?


Will it be on Steam? I WILL BE FUCKING DOWN.
Posted by SlightConfuse

Awesome great price

Never got to play mk 2

Edited by BabyChooChoo

Patrick, how much did Jeff and Brad flip out when they heard this?

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Posted by EndrzGame
@Coldbrand said:
" Let's just hope they let you program the controls this time. And that they use GGPO. "
That's the first thing that popped into my head as well. The UMK3 that was released for XBLA a few years back didn't let us customize the controls. I use a stick and a fight pad. I'm assuming that it will since WB and NRS are involved with this and the old release was published by Midway. But if it doesn't than no sale.
Posted by Cheesebob

Ultimate Mortal Kombat? Is that the one with Goro and Shao Kharn in it?

Posted by RandomInternetUser
@phrosnite said:
" @xobballox said:
" Pretty cool, but honestly I'd rather see MK9 on PC than this "
It will come, don't worry. "
I really hope so.  I have it on PS3 but I'd rather play have it on PC
Posted by Little_Socrates

Probably not picking this up, but it's cool that they're releasing it.

Posted by spiralsin

More Mortal Kombat goodness!?! All praise The Elder Gods!

Posted by jozzy
@fisk0 said:
" Wait, so they expect PSN to be back up by summer? "
Oh, no you didn't!
Posted by Antipunk217

Mortal Kombat on Steam? Yes please

Posted by President_Barackbar

Nice, 3 games for $10 is a great deal.

Posted by Burn1n9m4n

I'm so glad I didn't spend money on the standalone copy of MK2 on PSN.

Posted by Rising_ixa

hated MK2 on PSN...when it was first released as it was a absolute nightmare getting a online match, saying that i hated MK3 on xbox because of the d-pad and online issues as well....hopefully this latest renewed interest in the brand will make that and improvement....PC or Xbox for me though simply for the achievements 

Posted by Yanngc33

So there is a God

Posted by JTB123

This is all kinds of awesome, summer was going to be amazing anyway game wise.

Posted by onimonkii

now ps3 owners can double dip that mk2 goodness

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Posted by AuthenticM

Why didn't they name it Arkade Kollektion. ?

Posted by CuoreAzzurro

WOW. This is AMAZING news. It's awesome to know that MK is doing well enough for this kind of release. 


Now to make Boon promise that MK will never go to 3D fighting ever again...
Posted by WinterSnowblind

They should have thrown MK4 Gold on here too, that would be worth the price just for the endings.

These three are just re-released too often, I doubt I'll bother with it.
Posted by phrosnite

Mortal Kombat link leads to MK9 and not the original MK...

Posted by mosdl

I bet no cross-platform play though, that would have been killer.

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