Mortal Kombat II hits PS3 next month

Midway's arcade brawler to be available for download from Sony's PlayStation with a $4.99 asking price.

Last month, Sony Online Entertainment said it would bring a half-dozen Midway arcade classics to the PlayStation 3, and it appears the first of those will arrive next month. Sony's Station.com now lists the bloody brawler Mortal Kombat II as a March release, with a $4.99 price attached.

The game brings together the original game's roster of a dozen fighters and their respective finishing moves, and is updated with online multiplayer support. The Station.com site also claims players will be able to "battle all of your favorite bosses such as Goro or Shang Tsung…" However, the four-armed Goro did not appear in the arcade version of Mortal Kombat II, having been replaced by a similar creature called Kintaro. As of press time, an SOE representative had not answered GameSpot's request for comment.

The remaining five games named in the Midway-SOE deal are Gauntlet II, Joust, Rampage World Tour, Rampart, and Championship Sprint. SOE has said that all of them will have online multiplayer included in them for their PS3 releases.

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Meej_Xyooj
Meej_Xyooj

i can't wait until this game come out!!! I'm so hella good, i mean great,

Meej_Xyooj
Meej_Xyooj

MK2 mortal kombat 2 is the best out of all the MK games!!!!!!!!!! I don't (do not) care what other people says MK2 is the best ever!!!!!!!!! ya people who love/likes MK games then you'd agree with me!!!!

Meej_Xyooj
Meej_Xyooj

I don't like Xbox 360, xbox controllers suck big timers DOggs!!!!!! I like PS3 better. Mortal Kombat 2 is the best out of all the MK games, I like MK2 better, MK2 is my favorite!! I can't wait until this game come out!! it say march and now it's april, when is the release day for this game!!

Bladefist
Bladefist

It's sad that this is the only game that makes me jealous of PS3 owners. This is the best MK game...I don't care what anyone else says. I hope it still comes out on Xbox Live Arcade somehow......

Meej_Xyooj
Meej_Xyooj

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theKSMM
theKSMM

I don't believe the Midway Arcade Treasures compilations feature online play. That could be a big draw of the downloadable version for those players without people to play against locally. I think it's about time that Sony's games were playable online (which was sorely missed in Tekken: Dark Resurrection). It will be interesting to see how well Sony's ports stack up against Microsoft's, especially where the titles overlap.

GrimBee
GrimBee

I prefer the music and the character sprites in MK2 than any other MK game, I like the look of scorpion, and jax in MK2 - great stuff. MK2 has the best "blood" aswell, in my opinion. I prefer the 2nd game over the 1st and 3rd because the 2nd is more like a polished version of the original (which I like). And the 3rd seems more like a free for all, cramming in as much stuff as possible. Anyways - Listen to dragonsama - get the midway arcade treasures on ps2!!! (unless its not backwards compatible for some reason hehehehehe)

WESLY_SNYPES
WESLY_SNYPES

I don't know about Armageddon. I think Deadly Alliance was the third great MK game after the first and second ones.

dragonsama
dragonsama

you know you guys could save a ton of money and get more games if you just buy Midway Arcade Treasures 2 for PS2? it has MK2 as well as MK3 as well as all the games mentioned in the Article and more.

keinuveye
keinuveye

not quite UMK3.... that game pwns

DayLightBreak
DayLightBreak

Come on Sony! bring something good for this month!

DayLightBreak
DayLightBreak

Come on Sony! bring something good for this month!

Dav_id83
Dav_id83

This is to go against 360's Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 which you can fight online and may I say it's rather good on 360 crisp arcade quality. The PS3 might have a better arcade download service than MS cause I only have 2 games so far on my 360. Assault Heroes and Heavy Weapon I am waiting for Castlevania: SOTN to come out whenever that is I hope 360 gets some more better games than whats currently out. But PS3's look promising I shall have a look next month when I have to set my mates PS3 up to his network (oh for **s sake).

Mr_Saturn26
Mr_Saturn26

now if only i had a ps3, i play this online :(

hegetshiskeys
hegetshiskeys

old-school indeed, but a classic... I'll be sure to check it out.

Kcube
Kcube

Do they support HD TV and Widescreen? Valid question.

Enigma2K99
Enigma2K99

..... it's the first GOOD MK game, granted, but after Armageddon, why go back?

dromeo
dromeo

hell yea ((FATALITY)) lol

LuiKang_is_dead
LuiKang_is_dead

MK2 was da bomb! Reptile.........Thats all I need to say!!!

F1sTDaCuffS
F1sTDaCuffS

well i guess i gotta buy that ps3 now. halha.

RavenousEnemy
RavenousEnemy

MKII was by far the coolest Mortal Kombat when it came out, but I think MK Trilogy is king.

mac24
mac24

I know it came out along with Shaolin Monks and Midway Arcade treasures 2, but emulation was kind of buggy, especially in the sound department. Hope they tweaked those problems before launch. And yes, a bug free MK I would be nice.

Shingo
Shingo

I don't have/want a PS3, but that is a damn nice price. Hope it comes to 360

cfamgcn
cfamgcn

$4.99? Too much money lol

sniper_99
sniper_99

i hope they'll put MK2 on XBLA

GhostStalkerX1
GhostStalkerX1

Bobby why would i bash them, i dont care for MK 2 part 3 is way better. So mabie you should STFU. Eather way it goes sony still sucking right now. (With the Ps3).

Timotht
Timotht

Man i love gauntlet and MK 2, but i need a few more reasons to splash out £425

4quarters
4quarters

If this has online I am TOTALLY on this. I just bought Q*Bert for $4.99 this is the magic price point for "old " games. It's awesome if they have online play ( unfortuately Q*Bert is only leaderboards- I am 12th in the world ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!!!)

gmayronne
gmayronne

haha and before it even hits xbla, with online capability no less. gauntlet 2 could be kinda cool too. guess ill be playing that "soon" as aposed to you 360 suckers (just kidding....sorta....i have a 360 too, just not a gimpy fanboy of it)

AvIdGaMeR444
AvIdGaMeR444

Pierce_Sparrow....N64 never ever lead the PlayStation at any point in the console war....where did you get that false info?

DOOM_SONYMAN
DOOM_SONYMAN

i'll be getting this next mounth......AND MOTORSTORM AND VF5 AND GOD OF WAR 2 .....PS3 4 LIFE

dmastor
dmastor

cool.... people stick to the topic before u rip other people comments noobs....And 5 dollars is an great deal for a game mostly because xbox charges 10 for there xbla games. And @ Waskallywabbit and Darm0k stop being so press

Waskallywabbit
Waskallywabbit

Darm0k: I can't agree more. Many of the posts that I read eiher make no sense, or are comprised of two words...."cool" or "that sucks". Make a point or don't bother. Fanboys: stop whining over this crap. Getting an old arcade game means nothing in terms of the PS3's lifespan. Having MKII does not make it better than the 360. I'm getting too old for this.

thekey
thekey

OKAY MIDWAY. Where's Mortal Kombat 2 for XBLA?

Pierce_Sparrow
Pierce_Sparrow

Im deviating from topic to enjoy this conversation. I consistently laugh at the fact that people are up in arms about these console wars, specifically the seeming failure of PS3. I laugh because I know that this is so far from wrong. While not the launch we had hoped for, certainly because of price, it's sure to be a sleeper hit. Let's figure out logic here. The PS1 was launched in 1995 to moderate success, yet it was still a sleeper console, shadowed by the ever more popular N64. I mean, how could a brand new console compete with the reigning king of games, Nintendo. Mario certainly paved the way for gaming, and the N64 did better in the market....until FFVII. Suddenly, things were starting to change. This was two years after the consoles sleepy release. After FFVII, the PS was finally able to officially compete with Nintendo, and so it did. Let's face it, the PS2 was the leading console seller in the next generation. You can talk about Xbox or GC, and sure they had their advantages, but the PS2 still dominated. I have no doubt that Sony can pick up the reigns again. The real problem lies with consumer needs. We live in a very demanding, immediate society. But, it is true what the saying says: The brightest bulb burns out the quickest. Suffice to say, good things come to those who wait. There will be an eventual drop in the PS3 price, as demanded by Sony's supporters, and by that time a lengthy library of great games will be out. I can certainly wait until then. My PS2 is still fun to play and I have no need for the "latest and greatest" yet. Unfortunately others can't. I agree, shelling out 500-600 for a new console is ridiculous, especially with a limited library, but it's still very simple. If you wait about a year, year and a half, you can get the console and the library for probably the price of the console alone right now. As for the Xbox 360 or the Wii, sure, I could not have to wait and get those consoles now for half the price with games. But I would still rather pay 400+60 for the PS3 and FFXIII or MGS4 or DMC4, than pay any amount of money for anything the 360 or the Wii has to offer. And then of course we have all the other games PS3 will offer that will kick any other systems butt. Just remember, good things come to those who wait.

DrKill09
DrKill09

They better bring MKII to XBLA

weldingpackage
weldingpackage

Some good news for Sony. They found the correct road, now they have to stay on it.

dr_jashugan
dr_jashugan

I hope Sony'll bring NeoGeo games next time. 8)

S_Pac_316
S_Pac_316

HAH! I already have this on Midway arcade treasures 2. :P

The_Spoony_Hou
The_Spoony_Hou

Spoony, Sony wouldn't be contradicting themselfs because they are not using their own resources to develop this game for the PS3. Seriously, get over the whole Sony bashing campaign and go play video games to have fun and stop blindly supporting faceless corporations. Hehehe, I'm just kidding. This is probably the best game the PS3 will have in it's first year, so it's a good thing.

goodemon
goodemon

dude they answered my prayers. ONLINE MULTIPLAYER FOR MKII. it doesnt get much better than this. oh yeah and its 5 bucks. Hell yes

Dante565
Dante565

I will be downloading that I cant wait.