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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.

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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 Xpgamer7

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

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Posted By Hizang

   
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Posted By UnsolvedParadox

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

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Posted By DirtyData

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

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Posted By monkeystick

Dusting off the HotRod joystick for PC!

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Posted By Hero_Swe

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

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Posted By RJPelonia

Fuck

yes.

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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.

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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...

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Posted By NegativeCero

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

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Posted By Equal_Opportunity_Destroyer497

Hell. Yes.

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Posted By Godgolden

Thats what you get son!

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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.
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Posted By Agent47
@JJOR64:I heard they were working on a patch for MK9, besides MK?How about every fighting game ever online.
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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.

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Posted By Redbullet685

10 bucks?!?!? GREAT

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Posted By colonelpopcorn

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

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Posted By GeekDown

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

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

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

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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. 


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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.
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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.
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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.
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Posted By C0V3RT

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

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Posted By TheHT

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

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Posted By bacongames

Wait wait wait, you're telling me an online enabled version of the first three MK games is COMING TO THE PC!?!?!?!?

This is literally the first time MK will be recognized on the PC with the modern features on expects, especially day and date with its console counterparts.

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Posted By thebatmobile

Dude fuck yes.

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Posted By darkjester74

Purchasing a $130 stick for a $10 game makes TOTAL economic sense!!!  =\

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Posted By sameeeeam
@Cheesebob said:
" Ultimate Mortal Kombat? Is that the one with Goro and Shao Kharn in it? "
Nope, you're thinking of MK Trilogy.
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Posted By BlackieC

I've never really played MK but seeing the review scores for the newest installment I had to order it. It should arrive tomorrow hopefully and as soon as this arrives on XBLA I'll be straight on it.


My workmate loves some MK so I'll rub this in his face then hopefully he'll pony up the cash for a 360
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Posted By MightyJ77

Count me in.

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Posted By DANW547

Does this mean the MK1 likenesses are no longer an issue?
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Posted By OldManLight

Spinal cords a danglin soon.

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Posted By alex
@Zippedbinders: I went and looked on the PSN store page--which still has listings for all active games, despite the network being down--and the MK II page just leads to a broken link. It's also no longer listed under available fighting games. I guess we'll know for sure when PSN comes back up.
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Posted By Zippedbinders

I'm pretty certain I bought MK2 on PSN last summer, well after Midway went belly up and Warner Bros. moved in. I can't really check now, for obvious reasons, but MK2 was on the PSN last I checked, Sony themselves had a hand in putting that up.

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Posted By Dyselon

Any word on rollback/GGPO style netplay? 

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Posted By CornishRocker

Stoked for some more Kombat.

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Posted By skrutop

After playing MK9, I have zero interest in going back and playing 1, 2, or 3.

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Posted By DrPockets000

I laughed at the post script, because as I was reading I was thinking, "This totally reads like a Navarro joint".

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Posted By Delusibeta

Hmmm...

Would there be cross-platform play? Although that would almost inevitably mean saddling the PC version with GfWL, if they follow through it would be the first big experiment in cross platform fighting games (after Blazblue CT PC wound up with a limited release a few weeks before Continuum Shift released on consoles).

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Edited By JJOR64

Please don't fuck up the netcode.
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Posted By Sergotron

This I believe is a good thing.

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Posted By Sanj

Looking forward to yet another quicklook/live stream of Brad and Jeff playing old MK games.

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Posted By Alphazero

Patrick Klepek wins. Gank-ality.


Very excited. I keep meaning to play other games, but I just keep on with Mortal Kombat.
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Posted By fox01313

Sweet, I've got MK 1 from the Deception kollectors edition on the xbox but this is a great sign that Ed Boon & the rest got more control on the back catalogue & at least see more MK goodness.

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Posted By MeatSim

Don't cut me Warner Brothers!

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Posted By Guyzea

This news article performed a Babality on me, I cried when I read it.

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Posted By Peewi

I've never played an MK game, but I could see myself getting this if it really does come to PC.