Next Mortal Kombat gets premium edition

Bonus-laden PlayStation 2 package to come in four different packages, includes Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 port, more than an hour of bonus videos.

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The Mortal Kombat games have always been about overkill, letting players not only defeat their opponents, but kill them in gruesome and humiliating fashion as well. So it's only fitting that the next game in the series will not only have a limited premium edition, but one that will arrive in stores under not just one cover, but four.

Midway today announced that the PlayStation 2 Premium Edition version of Mortal Kombat: Armageddon will arrive in stores this October with a selection of metallic covers: three featuring some of the series' gruesome twosomes, and one reprising the standard edition's cover art. The pairs in question are Kano and Sonya, Sindel and Shao Kahn, and Johnny Cage and Goro.

The $49.95 price tag for the Premium Edition sets includes more than just shiny packaging. Each set also includes a full playable version of the Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 arcade game, more than an hour of bonus videos (including a piece on the history of fatalities), and "animation cell cover art autographed by franchise creator, Ed Boon."

Mortal Kombat: Armageddon is set for a PlayStation 2 and Xbox release on October 9, with a Wii version to follow in the first quarter of 2007.

Discussion

108 comments
pantera320
pantera320

cool but why no xbox special edition make a me sad :(

blaze_raiden
blaze_raiden

I heard that it has a storyline for each individual character.

kopperkop
kopperkop

Does anyone know what a animation cell cover art is? I Want the premium edition for ps2? i can't wait.

Devil94
Devil94

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Kronic4life
Kronic4life

I finsihed paying off my Premium Version Yesterday! The day it comes out! It will be mine!!! I get tp just walk in and take it

Gedddy_lee
Gedddy_lee

man I WANT A PREMIUM PACK FOR X-BOX

maniac_dan274
maniac_dan274

I pre-ordered this game at EBgames today, i have 10 dollors and 25 cents down on it so far, in two week ill have the Mofo payed for. My borther was at E3 when they had the booth for mk: armeggedon and he said it was the best mk he's seen since deception (WHICH KICKS ASS BY THE WAY!)

ksmoke
ksmoke

can't wait it will be mine

fartys
fartys

what is premium version is that the version with the metal special edition case? plz tell me

jimbo6923
jimbo6923

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Leo924
Leo924

I gotta get the premium edition the day it comes out!!!!

mariokart64fan
mariokart64fan

ugh ps2 getting somthing extra i dont see why and it doesnt even interist me bc i already own it on snes to begin with , rather wait for the wii version ps2 is a let down no offense just has been nothing but gta all the time and it is nt even getting the good games like ts the way it was ment to be

ps44
ps44

mortal kombat armageddon premium edition i must own & buy

xJBones79x
xJBones79x

Finally I'll get the chance to play UMK3. I played it like 10 or 9 years ago so don't mind waiting.

slowbin
slowbin

I would of played it on xbox but...

TNTales
TNTales

I don't see what the big deal is about releasing an XBOX version. I just want that documentary about fatalities. It's just an extra DVD. I don't know why we get shunned.

c_smithii
c_smithii

So PlayStation finally gets UMK3, this game been out for Genesis, SNES, and Saturn. If I hadn't already had the arcade version of UMK3 for MAME this release probably would have interested me.

mexisnake
mexisnake

Definitely gettin' this one.

hawk-hunter
hawk-hunter

Yeah baby!!! UMK3!!!! Gonna play like it's 1996!!!

DreganMK
DreganMK

Midway knows what's good for gamers:D

Halo2_fan391
Halo2_fan391

I can't wait for this game, it's gonna be freackin awsome especially wqith the 4 covers!

danny47
danny47

I am really excited of mortal kombat premium edtion but the bad thing is...... number 1.dont have ps2 ...number 2. why cant there be one for the xbox.. well as I was saying I am excited for the bonus disc for mortal kombat 3 thats going to be tight. well piece out... mk 4 life

REman4life
REman4life

I think having a premium pack with sub and scorp should be necessary, as they have the biggest rivarly going in MK. Yeah, I know the original sub is Noob now.....and maybe I haven't completely let the old MKs go, but I think those two would be the most fitting for the final chapter. I mean, what other two names are the first to be mentioned when talking about MK? Meh, I guess it's just me.

Leo924
Leo924

I think they should have special edition for all systems that would be a lot better

Ultima713
Ultima713

the covers with sub and scorp is wayyy toooooo much.. too many ppl talk about them. so it is a good idea to get new characters into it instead of the same old ones. sure, i like sub and scorp, but sometimes its annoying when ppl always talk about it.. and with the special edition on ps2, i say its fair cuz mkd has a special edition on xbox, not ps2, so this time, it will b on ps2, not xbox, but ionno theyll probably change it

FadetoBlack80
FadetoBlack80

why wont there be a scorpion,sub-zero cover,those 2 have been going at it since MK1

Fallout_red
Fallout_red

Shao Kahn WAS in MK3 and Sindel was in MK3 and MK Deception. Noob Saibot is in MK Armageddon and the premium package looks HOT!!! This will be the first Premium game I'll ever get (Hopefully).

Tom1Kaskla
Tom1Kaskla

Pheonix0727.Shao Kahn was in MK2 and Sindel was in MK3 and UMK3 and I belive she was in MK:Deception aswell.

mrzero1982pt2
mrzero1982pt2

yes the ps2 still works! and noob will not be on a game because tobias sold out and makes CRAPTASTIC GAMES now!!!! WHOO HOO I CANT WAIT FOR THIS!

Pheonix0727
Pheonix0727

Correct me if IM wrong guys. . . but the UMK3 is a playstation only thing. . . I dont think they are releasing it wit Xbox because you can download it for live. . . .Anyway, I was looking for more memorable characters then Shao Kahn and Sindel. . . I dont even remember which game they were both in, was it 2 or 3? or 4?

jaredgood1
jaredgood1

MK3... ugh. 3 is absolutely where the series took a downturn that wasn't reversed until Deadly Alliance. That being said, the Sub-Zero: Freeze, Run, HP, HP, LP, LK, HK, Back HK, Slide combo was pretty sweet.

solidusScott
solidusScott

cage and goro baby! although i would rather have the ninjas((sub zero and scorpion or old school reptile))

LosDaddie
LosDaddie

bah.....last-gen games. j/k Cool on the Special Edition, but UMK3 will rule on Xbox Live Arcade simply because of online play!:D

DrKill09
DrKill09

I'll just buy it for XBox, and download UMK3 on XBL Arcade.

ribbz22
ribbz22

the premium package better be with the xbox too. id just about buy a perfect port of ultimate mk3 for 50 bucks.

snarple_basic
snarple_basic

I hope they dont bring konquest mode back.... GRRRRRR The memories of working around trying to find characters that I should have been given for beating the main game over and over. It was a joke, I hope they leave it out...... GRRRRRR I have so much hate for the konquest mode in the last game that it hurts just thinking about another konquest mode, please midway keep it just fighting..... oh but im cool with you throwing in that tetris style puzzle game that was fun. NO konquest mode!!!!!!!!

Autolycus
Autolycus

it wont be. ms doesnt care about xbox 1 anymore

spidey008
spidey008

I hope they make this game backward's compatible. I really enjoyed MK:Deception.

WESLY_SNYPES
WESLY_SNYPES

What the hell?!? You mean damn Sindel makes a cover with Shao Kahn?! What the hell happened to Scorpion and Sub-Zero or Liu Kang and Shang Tsung or Kitana and Mileena?! And so what if it is coming on the XBOX if you don't like the XBOX why should you care if XBOX owners have a version it's going to be on the PS2 anyway.

jonnyjd
jonnyjd

Hmmmm... FLAWLESS VICTORY!

ps44
ps44

next mortal kombat on playstaion2 can't wait to play it playstation still here 11 years and going