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Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection Hits PSN Tomorrow

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Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection for PS3 (PSN)Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection for PS3 (PSN)

Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection for PS3 (PSN)

About 20 years ago, Midway was at the cutting edge of arcade game development using a unique method of creating very realistic images. By digitizing live actors, shot in front of a green screen, a number of games were developed that had a photorealistic look not found in any other games. Games like Narc, Smash TV, NBA Jam and Terminator 2: Arcade all used this technology. This approach was applied to a number of game categories including sports, gun games, and shooters. One genre, however, had not yet been attempted – the fighting game. In 1991, a small team of four decided to try making a fighting game using digitized graphics. The goal was to make something bold, shocking, and as realistic looking as possible. The game would eventually become Mortal Kombat, the first in a series that have sold over 30 million games.

Mortal Kombat was the “bad boy” of fighting games. It unapologetically depicted blood and had a much more hard-edge presentation than its tamer competition. Mortal Kombat’s bold presentation wasn’t without its controversy, but that only fueled the game’s unstoppable popularity. In addition, Mortal Kombat introduced a deep story and unique characters that also set it apart from other fighting games.

Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection for PS3 (PSN)Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection for PS3 (PSN)

My name is Ed Boon, I was part of that original design team of four and now am the creative director at NetherRealm studios where our team of over 100 has recently shipped the 2011 version of Mortal Kombat. As we approach Mortal Kombat’s 20-year anniversary it’s hard not to think back to where it all started. The first three Mortal Kombat games used the digitized method to create their photo realistic images and truly set the stage for our most recent Mortal Kombat game which retells their stories.

As a celebration of the games that started it all, we are very excited to be offering The Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection, which contains all three classic games (Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat 2, and Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3) available for download from PSN tomorrow, August 30th. Each game has its own unique look, style and gameplay “feel” that’s nothing like the other two. Mortal Kombat II is the preferred game of many players, but Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 is my personal favorite. All three games are complete versions of their original and can now be played online as well.

Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection for PS3 (PSN)

It’s hard to believe we are coming up on 20 years since the original Mortal Kombat was released in the arcade. Everyone seems to have their own story of when they first saw Mortal Kombat or one of the game’s fatalities. The Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection is great way to relive those memories and we really hope you enjoy it!

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Taco_Grande said:

August 29th, 11:05 am

This bundle needs more cow bell.

chrisredfield_97 said:

August 29th, 11:09 am

cool must buy!!!!!!!!!

Jayson619 said:

August 29th, 11:12 am


KineticArtist said:

August 29th, 11:13 am

very cool going to have to get this so I can… FINISH HIM!

jeffsmither said:

August 29th, 11:18 am

Is there any bonus stuff for it? like Videos, art or even themes?

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    Sid Shuman said:

    August 29th, 4:30 pm

    Looks like it’s just the game, at least for now

chrisredfield_97 said:

August 29th, 11:21 am

yeah guys do anyone know if there is any extra stuff for these? like @jeffsmither said themes,art work videos e.t.c

rockinjs864 said:

August 29th, 11:28 am

Wow 20 Years?!? Lol I Was Only 6 Years Old When I Started Burning Everybody Up With Scorpion

KevCity89 said:

August 29th, 11:28 am

Its not even worth buying to be honest

ugo_88 said:

August 29th, 11:31 am

thanks! I love it! I’ll just have to get use to the fact it’s not my snes versions but I guess it will not be too hard. I never played sheeva in umk3 I’m curious!

Can’t wait for your next Mortal Kombat, I hope is a sequel to the one that as just been created. The story line was awesome!

mikedo2007 said:

August 29th, 11:37 am

Cool, I’ll get it whenever I have a chance.

HeavyD-Love said:

August 29th, 11:44 am

Cool, and I’ll buy it, but I wish it was an HD upgrade.

mr_chun said:

August 29th, 11:50 am

Nice collection. I’d be tempted to bite, but I’ve got all three on the SEGA Genesis, and I’ve got II on PSN already, so my online needs are met.

guitarded77 said:

August 29th, 11:50 am

Test your might…

ATFrez said:

August 29th, 11:55 am

Wait a sec… On the UMK3 character select screen picture, where’s Rain? I remember him being in this game. Seems like he’s the only one missing.

daxter1100 said:

August 29th, 12:03 pm

what is you already own mortal kombat 2 can you get the other to at a discount price or do you have to but all three

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    Sid Shuman said:

    August 29th, 1:40 pm

    No discount, but it’s $9.99 and UMK3 is worth that alone :)

MPaullin said:

August 29th, 12:06 pm

MK Trilogy HD… Lets make it happen

MPaullin said:

August 29th, 12:10 pm

@14 No Noob Saibot either. If I recall, the initial arcade release of UMK3 (which is what this collection contains) did not feature Rain or Noob, but the console releases did. Sucks…

th3Lunga said:

August 29th, 12:11 pm

My favourite order is UMK3 > MK2 > MK1, however I already bought MK2 on the PSN, so I’m reticent about acquiring this…

rockinjs864 said:

August 29th, 12:27 pm

so that’s smoke at the bottom right?

phatso64 said:

August 29th, 12:29 pm

trophies ? Home rewards ? if so , i’m down . (:

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    Sid Shuman said:

    August 29th, 1:42 pm

    Trophies for sure, not sure on Home rewards yet…

th3Lunga said:

August 29th, 12:33 pm

@17, it also lacks in ninja smoke, my favourite ninja after masked sub-zero

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    Sid Shuman said:

    August 29th, 1:44 pm

    Ninja Smoke IS in UMK3, but you have to select robo-Smoke, then press High Punch, High Kick, Block, Run, and hold away (left) with the joystick simultaneously until the match begins. You’ll turn into Human Smoke

Deathspear666 said:

August 29th, 12:35 pm


dushku said:

August 29th, 12:38 pm

What about demo?

CHRISRHODE2004 said:

August 29th, 12:40 pm

I’ll pass since i already own MK II on PSN….if there was an HD upgrade then i would consider.

MEUS_6 said:

August 29th, 12:40 pm

Man we the playstation users need more downloadable games i’m talking about good games like GOW 3, Resistance 1, 2 & 3, LBP2, COD 4,5,6 & 7, Dead Space 2, Fear 3, Tekken 6, lest we forget UUUUUUNNNNNCHARTED 1&2, all of Sony’s first party sports games, Gran Turismo 5, Ratchet & Clank because my son loves loves Ratchet & Clank and the MGS4 i mean this would drive PSN revenue way up come on sony we the players need this especially since the nearest store from my house is 1/2 hour drive

theXsilentXchild said:

August 29th, 12:41 pm

Finish Him!!!!! Tomorrow….

theXsilentXchild said:

August 29th, 12:43 pm

@25 you ever think about ordering games online and have them shipped to your house since driving 30minutes into civilization is to rough for ya?

ChaseHammerJ said:

August 29th, 12:58 pm

Where is the discount for people that already bought MKII on PSN? sheesh.

LDiablo84 said:

August 29th, 1:00 pm

I want MK Trilogy the N64 port!


August 29th, 1:08 pm

I want this, MK Trilogy instead of UMK3 would’ve been better (or at least add all the snes version characters) but I’m not complaining. Also what’s going to happen to people who already own the PSN version of MK2? there should be a discount or maybe even a refund

xRedxViolence said:

August 29th, 1:22 pm

oh man i can’t wait though i would of loved a mk trilogy version.

x-_Lito_-x said:

August 29th, 1:46 pm

I can’t wait >_<

Akuma_Aaron225 said:

August 29th, 1:48 pm

SWEET!!! \m/

VenomXv said:

August 29th, 1:58 pm

Instant purchase!

But hey, don’t forget that the idea of an HD remake has been planted in a lot of fan’s heads, NS. We’re still looking towards an announcement and release one day, lol.

DlocDaBudSmoka said:

August 29th, 2:08 pm

is this gonna support 16:9 ratio or will it have to god awful borders to fill up the screen?

RE_Player said:

August 29th, 2:09 pm

Hey Sid I heard you are a master at the old MK games. The Giantbomb guys are playing the kollection on Thursday with their community, they call it TNT for Thursday Night Throwdown. Are you going to try and jump in to kick some butt? Would love to see you play.

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    Sid Shuman said:

    August 29th, 4:22 pm

    Last time two times I did this, I pretty much went undefeated until Jeff got a lucky win in on the new MK. So…not sure they’d have me back :) But I’ll ask!

Zantetsuu said:

August 29th, 2:13 pm

I have the MK2, why I need to pay again for it? This isn’t fair… I want only the MK1 and Ultimate….

Neo-CTU said:

August 29th, 2:13 pm

Mr Ed Boon please, is there a platinum trophy in the Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection :( ?!

Calent said:

August 29th, 2:19 pm


carlos5025 said:

August 29th, 2:23 pm

I also hope we can get human smoke on this version, but the code could be different?…

daxter1100 said:

August 29th, 2:26 pm

thanks sid for letting me know does the first mortal kombat also have online play to or no

Srg-JJ said:

August 29th, 2:31 pm

Thats nice, i get to play MK2 online, i’m still going to play it on my SNES though..

carlos5025 said:

August 29th, 2:33 pm

also no johnny cage on UMK3 :(

ZERBE0643 said:

August 29th, 2:57 pm

Playstation HOME Arcade Kabinets would make this the ultimate package

eternale0 said:

August 29th, 3:06 pm

Hopefully the online portion and the overall presentation of the game (especially the menu sound) won’t be as awful as the MKII PSN game…

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    Sid Shuman said:

    August 29th, 4:24 pm

    Agreed. The menu sound was 10000% higher than the game sound!

bakerarmy said:

August 29th, 3:08 pm

This is the reason I purchased the Aracde Stick with MK 9. I used to play MK 1 for hours in the arcade by my house when I was a kid. You know its vad when i still remeber all the moves and fatalities. I would love to see a remake of MK 4, since that was the first 3D game in the series and could use a facelift.

bakerarmy said:

August 29th, 3:10 pm

Also I want Fire and Ice!!!!!! Shalion Monks is great and my PS3 can play PS2 games. I look forward to another great adventure game.

Almighty_Dada said:

August 29th, 3:11 pm

I already own MK2 from the store, but I have to get this…such an awesome deal!! I need to know one thing, will there be voice chat???? Please?? I have to say that would complete this deal!

nanaki85 said:

August 29th, 3:26 pm

what an awesome birthday present :) ty

Gathegi said:

August 29th, 4:07 pm

Hey if u want u guys can add me i have barely any friend’s

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