Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition landing in Australia May 1

Warner Bros has revealed the recently classified Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition will be available at Australian retailers in May; game will be priced at $39.95.

Warner Bros has confirmed the Australian release date for the recently classified Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition. The game will launch in Australia on May 1 for the PS3 and Xbox 360, and will retail for $39.95.

The game was rated R18+ by the Australian Classification Board for "high-impact violence, blood, and gore". It will include all previously released downloadable content, including playable characters Scarlet, Kenshii, Rain, and Freddy Krueger, and include tag team and King of the Hill modes.

The game became one of Australia's highest-profile titles to be banned from sale, with the board denying the first two submissions on the grounds of "explicit" violence, blood spray, and limb dismemberment during fatalities, making it unsuitable to be accommodated within the then-maximum MA15+ guidelines.

Australia introduced an adult R18+ classification for video games at the start of this year.

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19 comments
selbie
selbie

I'll buy this just to celebrate australias first R18 rating :D Can't wait to finally have that black R on my shelves!

flammable_zeus
flammable_zeus

I ordered this a while ago but this is still great news for those that were waiting. Probably the most fun I've had in a fighting game since playing the first three MK games on SNES.

m6kill
m6kill

Well... this needs improvement!

dethman75
dethman75

Anybody know if the collectors edition controller is available anywhere? I simply can't play it will a ps3 controller

CrouchingWeasel
CrouchingWeasel

Ahhhhh, it's nice to be treated like the adult I am for a change.

hairyman13
hairyman13

how about manhunt 2 re-released for psn/xbox live uncensored... id pay $20 for that, mind you rockstar released some kind of box set that was never released in aus anyway, so if volume 2 comes around.. put manhunt/manhunt 2 in he collection with a aussie release

hairyman13
hairyman13

dungeon crawl sells this right now or $31.... so ummmm so!

el_swanno
el_swanno

I understand the criteria by which this game was rated (and initially refused classification) but surely the comical nature of the game should have been taken into account. Monty Python's Holy Grail was only rated M at release despite the copious amounts of blood, numerous severed limbs and decaffeinations.

weetbix23
weetbix23

i just bought this yesterday online for 10 bucks... i totally forgot that it was banned lol

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

Thats awesome cant wait for this! Glad they re released it for Australia

KratosHump3R
KratosHump3R

everyone that wanted it moved out of Australia already.

Crevox
Crevox

@HaloinventedFPSIn April 2012, Ed Boon confirmed on his Twitter account that a PC version will not be coming at all.

Timic83
Timic83

@el_swanno holy grail was PG in australia


Lhomity
Lhomity

@KratosHump3R Nah, we found out it was cheaper to import the game, rather than move to another country.

el_swanno
el_swanno

@Timic83 There was no such thing as a PG rating when that movie was released. From memory it was G, NRC and M. I don't think R came in until later. A lot of those older movies were reclassified under the new system with subsequent re-releases.