Mortal Kombat gets kompiled this summer

Arcade Kollection to include Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat II, and Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 in a $10 downloadable bundle for PS3, 360, and PC.

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Last month's launch of Mortal Kombat for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 returned the violent fighting franchise to the limelight, and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is looking to capitalize on that rekindled interest. The publisher today announced Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection for release late this summer on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.

Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 (previously released Xbox 360 version shown).

The downloadable Arcade Kollection will include "arcade-perfect" ports of the original Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat II, and Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3. While the Xbox 360 has previously received a port of Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 and the PS3 launched with Mortal Kombat II available digitally, this will be first time the original Mortal Kombat has been released for either console.

Each game included in the compilation will receive a handful of enhancements, including online multiplayer support, trophies/achievements, and leaderboards. The package is priced at $10 (800 Microsoft points), which might come as a relief to those who remember last year's retail listings for a Mortal Kombat compilation at $40.

Other Ocean will be handling development duties on the game with an assist from Mortal Kombat developer NetherRealm Studios. While the studio has produced plenty of family friendly titles--its latest iPhone game, Scout's ABC Garden, was published by Leap Frog Entertainment--Other Ocean does have some previous experience with WBIE's notorious fighting franchise. The studio was responsible for the well-received 2007 DS port of Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, which earned kudos specifically for its online play.

In conjunction with the downloadable debut of the Arcade Kollection, peripheral maker PDP will produce a limited run of the Mortal Kombat Tournament Edition Fight Stick that was bundled in the high-end collector's edition of last month's Mortal Kombat. The new run of sticks will be available exclusively at GameStop for $130 a pop in Xbox 360 and PS3 editions. Each stick will also include a code to download the Arcade Kollection.

Discussion

108 comments
nate1222
nate1222

Looks like I'll be chucking $10 for the PC version of this puppy. As an MK fan and PC gamer, I was wondering why the Hell the game pubs don't do this sort of thing more often. The older games are still pretty popular and have very modest system requirements. Keep the price within the $10-$20 range and they'd have a gold mine on their hands.

maniaxe613
maniaxe613

Does anyone know if this will be the HD collection that was announced before?

SMKD
SMKD

Don't have PS3/360 but I will sure get it for PC.

flashn00b
flashn00b

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OptimusStu
OptimusStu

Bringing these legendary games back is absolute quality. Love it

spydayx1
spydayx1

I only have one thing to say about this one please bring these games back in 3D yet there still 2D with a HD face lift like UMK3 on the Ipod Touch/phone etc. So to break it down option #1. 3D yet still 2D and HD =AMAZING, option #2. still 2D no 3D in HD well ok and i guess for $10 you can't beat that but option 1 would be like a dream come true.

Richardthe3rd
Richardthe3rd

You'd be crazy not to buy this if you're an MK fan.

Speuj
Speuj

@charlyk88 lol! "I mean what the hell did you read?" I read a comment where there was no specific mention of a particular platform, hence my confusion. "Pc is obviously superior to consoles." Yes... and all other platforms are INFERIOR!! I bow to it's sheer superiority. "Mortal Kombat should be released on PC" Then tell Netheream Studios about that it would be a viable investment on their part. I couldn't care less if it should or not. "Gears of war": Don't like that game... couldn't care less once again. Also, wtf does that have to do with Mortal Kombat? "They do it for you to buy a console, so you are an idiot if you do it, not if you like console instead pc obviously." Uhhhh... what? "They sell you xbox controller for Pc and games wont recon your Genius controller (for example) becouse Microsoft can always win money (like they need it). Of course are fix for that." Again...... what? "Finally your are just jealous and brainless." Jealous? Really? At what? The fact that you can't play Mortal Kombat on your PC? You know what.. come to think of it. I am... damn you and your ability to not play Mortal Kombat on your PC! Finally... I like pancakes.

SigitP
SigitP

collection.... awsome

UNDEADxSPARTAN
UNDEADxSPARTAN

SWEET i was wanting to play the original Mortal Kombats for XBOX

Arsenal193
Arsenal193

Definately getting this for such a low price, hopefully it has trophies

paperwarior17
paperwarior17

Okay, but will it have a command list, for crying out loud?

jakcul
jakcul

I been waiting for this for a long time. Got UMK3 on my bros 360 but been wantin it for my PS3. Now I can have all three for at a great price. Neatherrealm said they been listeing, and after the newest MK and this, Im starting to believe them.

flashn00b
flashn00b

I'm still waiting for official word as to whether or not we'll see MK2011 for PC.

HaloPimp978
HaloPimp978

Who doesn't wanna play the first 3 MK games online. And especially the success that the new MK is having. Thanks MK team, you really do care about the gamers.

jamyskis
jamyskis

Interesting. When you look at the first game in particular, you do have to wonder how this series held up, but at least recent games have turned out better. Of course, if you have a PS2, Xbox, PSP or PC, the compilation is pretty pointless - you can buy Midway Arcade Treasures 2, Deluxe or Extended Play and have all three games for about the same price along with a selection of other arcade classics.

leeko_link
leeko_link

Wouldn't it bother them to also include Mortal Kombat 4 in there as well? I know the game wasn't well receive but at least it would complete the collection. It's called an arcade collection for a reason. Wouldn't be true if it's missing MK4, the last Mortal Kombat arcade game before the series went exclusive to home consoles. I couldn't care less for Mortal Kombat 3 considering we got Ultimate MK3 but I do kinda miss fighting against the Kano version of Noob Saibot.

Superzone
Superzone

Awesome deal, can't wait. Though I really think it would have made more sense to release this before the new MK...

FinalKloud
FinalKloud

id pay 10 bucks just for UMK3. sweet deal!

gede
gede

PC Wins ... Flawless Victory !!!!

charlyk88
charlyk88

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Tidal_Abyss
Tidal_Abyss

@santinegrete -Yeah, I'd go for this on Steam, so long as it worked with kb/m. MortalKombat is one of very few (console) games I actually want on PC, most I do fine without. If it's just a broken, crappy port and not well optimized for PC, forget it.

davidsolomon83
davidsolomon83

why have they left the PC out? and they are earning big time so where is the new MK?

santinegrete
santinegrete

I want Mortal Kombat 2011 on PC like any PC gamer (from the humble to the elitist) but I can't pass this bundle if they hang it in Steam. The really important question is: Keyboard or my 6 button mini-joypad (wich doesn't work in MAME at all)? :P

MarioKovacic11
MarioKovacic11

@irishdude199210 I already have PS+, so I will have them forever. Plus i think there gonna let you pick from games not just ps+ games.

Speuj
Speuj

@charlyk88 Ummm... what? I thought they just released a new MK. In fact... I could have sworn I bought it. Guess I've been playing something completely different these past couple of weeks. Oh wait... you're one of those pigheaded PC users that seem to have this superiority complex and feel the need to whine when a particular game isn't made for your chosen platform. Don't worry... the PC is still the almighty God of gaming and all other gamers which game on a different platform are considerably inferior to you. Will everyone please join me in praising Saint-Charly88 for the infinite wisdom he's just bestowed upon us lowly peasant console gamers? Aaaaaaaaameeeeeeen...

DonBaser
DonBaser

$10 is nothing for 3 games.. SOLD!

charlyk88
charlyk88

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irishdude199210
irishdude199210

@MarioKovacic11 Those free downloads only last a month, and they wouldn't put this as free anyway. This is coming out around the end of summer, that's way past that 'free month' on PSN

irishdude199210
irishdude199210

I actually suggested this idea in a topic i made of the MK forums. I said this would be a great prize for completing Challenge Tower, but nope, they have to take away our money. What's happening to games? Too much DLC- im sick of paying for things i should already have.

dragonps
dragonps

MK - Arcade: Genre defining game that truly brought something different to the fighting game market. MK 2 and onwards: More of the same and never really changed that much, still clunky and clumsy. The fighting never seemed to flow like other fighting games.

coryc26
coryc26

Awesome deal! Once again, Mortal Kombat is giving their fans what they want! Unlike Capcom...

AgentRebecca
AgentRebecca

I bet everything i own that its not gonna be "Ultimate" MK3, i used to have UMK3 on SNES and the one on XBLA claiming to be Ultimate, is not. half the characters are missing, and you only unlock like 3 or 4, but they dont stay unlocked, Microsoft is full of sh*t...made me waste money buying it, its just MK3, im not saying its bad, but dont say its something its not.

Crash_WL
Crash_WL

Why not a retail, HD edition? It's the trend right now, re-releasing games in HD, so why does Mortal Kombat not deserve it? :(

Anigmar
Anigmar

Time to rip some hearts old-fashioned style.

Dmg051793
Dmg051793

As excited as I am for this, they should wait until early fall at the earliest. MK9 just released.

mechag2
mechag2

This is great and all, but why in the hell is MK4 not included?

maxwell97
maxwell97

Good stuff, although the AI is SO cheap in these games, it would be nice if they had an option for updated AI on the compilation. Ah well, for $10, you can't go wrong - especially with MK1 in there, which remained my favorite right up to MK9. :)

xboxaficionado
xboxaficionado

This sounds like a good deal, maybe other companies can follow suit! ;) @ fanboy_killa you aren't the only one, but since the 1st Double Dragon was taken down without a warning, I don't think this will be possible, hopefully I'm wrong

SonicX_89
SonicX_89

That's great, but I would really like to see remakes of the 2D games with updated sprites and made specifically for this generation of consoles. I might be alone in this, but it would be awesome to me nonetheless.