News Archive - February, 2012
Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition Now Available!
Skarlet, Kenshi, Rain and other extras come packed in Komplete Edition!

The multi-award winning Mortal Kombat is now Komplete as the all-in-one expansion to the original game. Containing every DLC character, costume and extra, along with the original theatrical 1995 movie and 2011 concept soundtrack, this version is sure to please the most hardcore fans.

Burbank, Calif – February 28, 2012 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition is now available at retailers in North America on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition offers a content-rich version of 2011’s acclaimed Mortal Kombat, which has sold more than three million units worldwide and was named 2011’s Fighting Game of the Year by Game Informer Magazine, Spike TV Video Game Awards and the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences.

Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition delivers the critically acclaimed game, all previously released downloadable content (DLC), plus digital downloads of the 2011 release of Mortal Kombat: Songs Inspired by the Warriors album with a bonus track, and the classic 1995 Mortal Kombat film on the PlayStation®Store or Zune Video Marketplace on Xbox LIVE®.  The DLC includes fan-favorite warriors Skarlet, Kenshi and Rain, as well as the infamous dream stalker Freddy Krueger. The game also offers 15 Klassic Skins and three Klassic Fatalities (Scorpion, Sub-Zero and Reptile). Mortal Kombat: Songs Inspired by the Warriors is a collection of electronic music inspired by the game and is executive produced by JFK (of the DJ/ production duo MSTRKRFT and Death From Above 1979) and includes the popular track Reptile by the Grammy awarding winning artist Skrillex.

Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition is a result of the team’s hard work and a culmination of all the success the Mortal Kombat franchise achieved last year,” said Ed Boon, Creative Director, NetherRealm Studios.  “We are extremely appreciative of our fans and pleased to deliver this complete experience in one package.”

The 2011 release of Mortal Kombat was a triumphant return to the game’s original mature presentation offering over-the-top fatalities and cringe-worthy X-ray moves. Going back to a 2D fighting plane, this latest iteration in the franchise introduced a number of new gameplay features including Tag Team, Challenge Tower, and a deep story mode. Players can choose from an extensive lineup of the game’s iconic warriors and challenge their friends in traditional 1 vs. 1 matches, or take on several players in the innovative online King of the Hill mode.

Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition is now available in North America for $59.99 on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360. The game is rated M for Mature by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB).

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Komplete Edition gains new content and features in April when a version is released for PlayStation Vita. Taking advantage of unique hardware abilities, the title adds interactive balance and touchscreen features, along with console exclusive content. [full story]

New Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition Trailer
New Trailer Boasts Packed-In DLC Characters and Universal Online!

A new trailer boasting former DLC characters is the latest from Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition -- just days away from its official February 28 US release!

Coming to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, the Komplete Edition packs in all the features of the original game, with downloadable content extras provided on the disc! Komplete Edition versions will be compatible with existing copies, when playing online.

Among the DLC extras included in the edition are four extra characters; Kenshi, Skarlet, Rain and horror film special guest, Freddy Krueger. Fifteen klassic costumes are also provided, with additional fatalities inspired by the games of the past, part of their feature.

The trailer also seems to confirm a March 2nd release date for Europe. A PlayStation Vita version of the game, with features exclusive to the handheld console, has also received the trailer treatment [view trailer], with a confirmed UK release of April 27. Fans in the US will be able to get a hands-on preview courtesy of the Vita Hill Social Club.

Road to Evo: Winter Brawl 6 Results
vVv CD Jr Takes Second Tournament Victory in Philly on Road to Evo!

Philadelphia, PA -- Over the weekend of February 18-19, The City of Brotherly Love would play a fitting host to Winter Brawl 6 -- the second official stop on the Road to Evo! With Championship seeding points on the line, vVv CDJr. would have the opportunity to compete against older brothers and fellow tournament favourites, Crazy Dominican and Maxter, following up on his Apex Tournament Series victory, in January.

On Day One, eight pools would deliver two qualifying players from heats. The brothers would remain tournament favourites as they successfully took their pools without defeat. Prodigal son, Tom Brady, also followed through on his pre-tournament attention, enjoying unbeaten success with Raiden as his new main character (abandoning Sub-Zero). Sawnik Fawx would become tournament darling, a young Mileena player fighting well beyond his years with a style unpredictable and aggressive enough to contest a 2-1 loss to CD Jr in the top sixteen!

The pool winners would deliver an eclectic mix of mains and styles:

    [Pool 1] vVv CD Jr. (Smoke) / PimpUigi (Scorpion)
    [Pool 2] RM Sawnik Fawx (Mileena) / LB NY Chris G. (Noob, Reptile)
    [Pool 3] EMP Tom Brady (Raiden) / WNBA Blackula (Kenshi)
    [Pool 4] VSM Maxter (Stryker, Cage) / WNBA AC1984 (Kabal)
    [Pool 5] vVv REO (Kabal) / Rapzilla (Reptile)
    [Pool 6] VSM KT Smith (Smoke) / Kevo Da Man (Kabal, Noob)
    [Pool 7] VSM Crazy Dominican (Kitana) / WNBA SwiftTomHanks (Sektor, Ermac)
    [Pool 8] WNBA Death (Mileena, Kung Lao) / TS Sabin (Reptile, Kenshi)
With double elimination still available, the final sixteen concluded the day with a hard fought series to determine the top eight players. With Evo seeding points on the line, a single consolation point would be afforded to only the top twelve, making every match worth the effort!

    Top Sixteen Winners Bracket:
    vVv CD Jr. (Smoke, Jax) d. RM Sawnik Fawx (Kung Lao) [2-1]
    VSM Maxter (Cage, Cyrax) d. EMP Tom Brady (Raiden) [2-1]
    vVv REO (Kabal) d. VSM KT Smith (Smoke) [2-0]
    VSM Crazy Dominican (Kitana) d. WNBA Death (Mileena) [2-0]

    Top Sixteen Losers Bracket:
    LB NY Chris G. (Noob) d. PimpUigi (Scorpion) [2-0]
    WNBA AC1984 (Kabal) d. WNBA Blackula (Kenshi) [2-0]
    Kevo Da Man (Kabal) d. VSM Rapzilla (Reptile) [2-0]
    TS Sabin (Reptile) d. WNBA SwiftTomHanks (Ermac, Sektor) [2-0]

    Losers Bracket Second Round:
    TS Sabin (Reptile) d. EMP Tom Brady (Raiden) [2-1]
    RM Sawnik Fawx (Mileena) d. Kevo Da Man (Kabal) [2-0]
    WNBA Death (Mileena) d. WNBA AC1984 (Kabal) [2-0]
    LB NY Chris G. (Reptile) d. VSM KT Smith (Smoke) [2-0]

Winter Brawl 6 Top Eight Spotlight Match:
WNBA Death versus VSM Maxter

Day Two would belong to Team vVv as competition spiraled toward two massive match-ups between CD Jr. and REO!

Sawnik Fawx continued to engender himself with his aggressive playstyle, ultimately undone with a character switch and a hot fight against the well experienced Crazy Dominican. Not to be outdone, Death and Maxter put on one of the closest fights of the final eight [featured above, via Test Your Might] in a compelling clash between Sonya and Cage!

REO had Crazy Dominican's number in two fights, first eliminating him from the winners bracket in a solid 2-1 encounter, before revisiting the feud in a walkover to set up the Grand Final! REO did well to reset the bracket against CD Jr. [3-1], but CD Jr endured with a steady hand, taking a clean sweep six rounds in the Winter Brawl 6 tournament decider!

    Winners Bracket Semi Finals:
    vVv CD Jr. (Jax) d. VSM Maxter (Cage) [2-1]
    vVv REO (Kabal) d. VSM Crazy DominicaN (Kitana) [2-1]

    Losers Bracket Round 3-5:
    WNBA Death (Mileena) d. LB NYChris G. (Noob) [2-0]
    RM Sawnik Fawx (Mileena) d. TS Sabin (Kenshi) [2-0]
    VSM Maxter (Cage) d. WNBA Death (Sonya) [2-0]
    VSM Crazy Dominican (Kitana) d. RM Sawnik Fawx (Kung Lao, Mileena) [2-0]
    VSM Crazy Dominican (Kitana) d. VSM Maxter (Cage) [2-1]

    Winners & Losers Bracket Finals:
    vVv CD Jr. (Jax) d. vVv REO (Kabal) [3-1]
    vVv REO (Kabal) d. VSM Crazy Dominican (Kitana) [3-0]

    Winter Brawl 6 Grand Final:
    vVv REO (Kabal) d. vVv CD Jr. (Jax) [3-1 Reset]
    vVv CD Jr. (Jax) d. vVv REO (Kabal) [3-0]

With two Mortal Kombat stops crossed off the official Road to Evo, the seeding points are already beginning to stack up. Owning both tournament victories, vVv CD Jr. is well on his way to establishing a great tally for the 2012 Championships! Winners receive 50pts, while runners-up get 25pts, third 10pts, and 4th through 12th get a meager 1pt.

After two tournaments, the seeding standings currenty look like:

    1. (100pts) vVv CD Jr. [2 tournaments]
    2. (35pts) vVv REO [2 tournaments]
    3. (26pts) LB NYChris G. [2 tournaments]
    4. (10pts) VSM Crazy Dominican [1 tournament]
    5. (2pts) WNBA Death [2 tournaments]
    5. (2pts) TS Sabin [2 tournaments]
    5. (2pts) VSM KT Smith [2 tournaments]
The next points opportunity comes March 2-4 at Final Round in Atlanta! Mortal Kombat Online will attempt to keep you up to date. Keep abrest of developments by following @MK_Online and discuss more from the tournament calendar on the forums!

UK Mustard Wins World Game Cup 2012 in Cannes!
Mustard Brings World Game Cup MK Trophy Home to United Kingdom!

February 18 -- they arrived in Cannes from across Europe, representing nine nations in a bracket accomodating thirty-two of the continents best players [full list]. Mortal Kombat joined the fifth World Game Cup as the voted internet's choice and delivered a whirlwind of competition, culminating in an early run final four streamed online!

Representing the United Kingdom, it was Mustard who took top honors, rising from the second chance bracket to deliver a stunning turnaround performance against Greek tour favourite, GDA Hidan! Taking third and fourth respectively, Ketchup (GBR) and Crathen (ITA).

Playing as Cyrax, Mustard did himself and country proud, boldly charging to a 3-0 perfect sweep against Hidan's Quan Chi twice! The feat had to be peformed first to reset Mustard from the Losers bracket, before he again dominated in the best of five match tournament Grand Final! Hidan found his most competitive feet in the dying rounds, fighting valiantly to the finish, even as he succumbed to a bombed end. French participant, Dr Jackal, captured footage of the concluding clash [featured below]! Jackal was eliminated from the earlier pool stages, but clearly didn't hold any grudges.

World Game Cup 2012 Tournament Final:
GDA Hidan versus Mustard

It was to be a family affair for the Brits. GDA Hidan defeated Ketchup in the Winners Bracket final, besting his Sektor in a 2-0 clean sweep that forced a rematch between twin brothers, Mustard and Ketchup, who met earlier in the tour. Cyrax' Buzz Kill fatality finished their clash, one of several finishers performed in the finals.

An archive feed of the final four stream is available courtesy of armshouse [via Test Your Might]. Special thanks to for his tireless correspondence with the event. Discuss WGC 2012 and the many other tournaments happening around the world on the MKO forums. Winter Brawl 6 unfolded in chilly Philadelphia during the same weekend. Complete finals coverage coming soon.

Winter Brawl 6 to Host Road to Evo and Klassic Tournaments
Mortal Kombat, Old and New, Features in Winter Brawl 5 Line-up This Weekend!

This weekend, the official Road to Evo continues when Winter Brawl 6 eminates from Sheraton Suites Hotel in the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia!

The "frozen battlegrounds" will be set February 18-19, with competitive tournaments held for the 2011 released Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat II (PlayStation 3), Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 (Xbox 360), and an as yet unannounced game from the more recent catalogue.

Registration begins Saturday morning (18th), with players in hotel vicinity encouraged to register early. Registration at the event costs $35, with an additional $10 fee per game; spectators pay $20 at the door. Top ranking tournament regular, Tom Brady, is among the players expected to compete.

No more than eight pools will decide the final field for Mortal Kombat, with the top two from each group advancing to a top sixteen double elimination bracket. Pool heats will be spread across the day from 1PM to 9PM local time, with the draw confirmed as 12PM. Top sixteen streams will be available live online from The Kombat Network, until the final eight, where Team Spooky will take over.

As an official Road to Evo tournament, the top twelve particpants will receive seeding points toward final bracket placement in the Evo Championships, later in the year. The Winter Brawl 6 winner receives 50pts, while the runner-up collects 25pts, third place 10pts, and the remaining nine, 1pt each.

More information about venue and contest is available at Mortal Kombat Online will be following tournament results as they become available. Share the tournament experience with fellow enthusiasts, on the forums. World Game Cup 2012 will also be under way this weekend, pitting players from across Europe against one another [full bracket].

Mortal Kombat Online is following the complete Road to Evo!

OzHadou Nationals X will take place during the same weekend, in Sydney, Australia, but will not feature Mortal Kombat. The game was infamously refused classification in 2011 [full story], banning the game. A revised system accomodating adult gaming is expected in 2013, but it is unlikely banned games will be revised unless they are resubmitted by the companies that own them.

Final Round kicks off March 2nd, continuing the Road to Evo 2012. For a complete listing of upcoming official events, revisit our Evo 2012 announcement. For live updates and more, follow us @MK_Online. Discuss tournaments, tiers and strategies on the MKO forums!

New PlayStation Vita Mortal Kombat Trailer
Promotional PS Vita Trailer Takes Mortal Kombat to Town, the Library, and the Skate Park!

Players are all hands in this official new trailer for Mortal Kombat, a komplete edition variant for the PlayStation Vita that packs all the extras released with the first game, as well as handheld-specific extras!

Series icons Scorpion and Sub-Zero resume their feud for the minute and a half spot, battling out of Shao Kahn's Kolosseum into some of the familiar surroundings you may choose to do battle in.

Players will be asked to keep their kombat quiet in the library while they take advantage of features unique to the Vita. A blanket of previews have already showcased touchscreen fatalities, Test Your Balance, and other interactive mini-games that come with the 150 new tasks that await in a completely revamped Challenge Tower!

Challenge #1 is already known to answer widespread requests for a chance to play as Shao Kahn -- the famous Emperor of Outworld who returned as unplayable boss, in the original 2011 release. By far the most popular new feature with Mortal Kombat Online users are the sixteen new costumes [receiving over 58% in our poll]. The new designs go to multiple characters, including, Skarlet, Kenshi, Rain and Freddy Kreuger, who did not benefit from alternate outfits in their original downloadable release.

Update Feb. 17: The high concept of taking gaming on the road has led some outlets to misreport that the Vita version will feature "Augmented Reality" as facilitated by camera features in the device. Most prominently, and the In-Game on MSNBC reported the mistake, but have since retracted. Ed Boon (series Director) provided a source after the release of the trailer, noting [via Twitter], "Augmented Reality feature in MK Vita? No, just a really cool promotional video."

Running at a console equivalent 60FPS (Frames Per Second); Kombat promises to be as Komplete on the street, as it is in the home. Mortal Kombat includes all the expected features, including PlayStation exclusive guest character, Kratos.

Gamespot have an unverified US release date of April 2, while PlayStation Network recently revealed an expected UK date of April 27, as reported via Twitter. For live updates, follow @MK_Online, or like us on Facebook.

New Jazwares Action Figures at Toy Fair 2012
A Plethora of New Koncepts Appear in Jazwares Booth at Toy Fair 2012!

Toy Fair 2012 is underway, bringing the finest wares in the toy business together under one roof, for the ultimate convention preview!

Mortal Kombat features heavily in the Jazwares booth, (alongside franchise rival, Street Fighter), promising yet more big things from the action figure developer. Jazwares resumed production after a four year hiatus, returning to the license in 2011 after Warner Brothers took over ownership from Midway Entertainment.

The Toyark has photos from the booth, showcasing new and existing figures from the line-up, as well unique curiosities like prototype sculpts for Baraka, Jax, Kano and Nightwolf [pictured below]. Taking pride of place in the display is Shao Kahn, wielding war hammer in a blue sculpt preview opposite a throne play set, inspired by the iconic 2011 kolosseum arena.

Shao Kahn - Emperor of Outworld!

Jazwares Baraka Prototype Sculpt Jazwares Jax Prototype Sculpt Jazwares Kano Prototype Sculpt Jazwares Nightwolf Prototype Sculpt

Teaser boxes for upcoming figures appear alongside the first wave, promising new action figure versions of Quan Chi, Sonya Blade, a Battle Damaged Sub-Zero, and Klassic Ermac, all based on the designs featured in the latest game. Goro also appears as a possible future release.

Other retro designs are, of course, well represented in previously advertised Mortal Kombat 3 inspired six-packs, including the male pallete swap characters (with Rain), and the Lin Kuei Cyborgs. Adding to the line-up, the original klassic costumes released as DLC, and twentieth anniversary boxed editions for Scorpion and Sub-Zero, featuring the klassic, kontemporary and previously released figures based on Shaolin Monks. Reptile, Noob Saibot, and other figures can be seen in the displays.

In an interview last year, Jazwares' Director of Product Development, Joe Amaro, told Mortal Kombat Online of the big plans the company had in store, alluding to some of the new figures on show at Toy Fair [full story]. He also spoke of the extensive licensing process. Some figures in the display, such as a Shang Tsung set packed with the iconic Masked Guards seen in the first game, are awaiting licensor approval.

With no specific information to report as yet, Mortal Kombat Online will attempt to keep action figure enthusiasts up to date on release times and developments. More images are available at Thanks to for providing sources.

World Game Cup Tournament Field Announced
A Field of Thirty-Two Revealed for MK Competition at WGC 2012 in France!

It was only last month when the announcement was made Mortal Kombat would officially join the lineup for the World Game Cup 2012. A successful applicant in the internets choice ballot; the award winning fighter joins a sprawl of the worlds most popular fighting games, offering high calibre competition to any fighters able to attend when the tournament emanates from Palais des Festivals de Cannes [full story].

A final bracket of thirty-two answered the World Game Cup challenge, applying from across Europe to compete in a field announced via live stream live on Gameblog TV. Geography has seen a high contingent of players coming from France and the United Kingdom, with Greece also well represented across the roster.

WGC will send complete bracket and pool details to applicants via e-mail, with an official post to be made over the weekend on the website. MK pools are scheduled to take place February 18, occuring as part of Festival International des Jeux, in Cannes, France. The final four are expected to fight it out during live streamed finals, February 19.

The announced field of players [via Test Your Might] have now been dispersed into four pools [via WGC, Updated Feb. 13]. Double elimination means losers enter a second bracket.

Pool 1:
United Kingdom Ketchup versus GDA Cimmerian Greece
France Dr Jackal versus Mkdalil France
Austria St9rm versus Dark Light Germany
Greece GDA Nikolasss versus Howtoread United Kingdom

Pool 2:
United Kingdom Mustard versus GDA Shin_Vouri Greece
France Albritz versus Kaizoh Switzerland
United Kingdom Smokey versus Steakz_Teacher France
United Kingdom Thead versus Djoudj France

Pool 3:
United Kingdom UsedForGlue versus theRob Austria
Italy Crathen versus GDA Hidan Greece
United Kingdom HD Klutch versus Grannis Greece
France TendouTensei versus Nutriant Republic of Ireland

Pool 4:
Greece GDA Metzos versus MagikRaf France
United Kingdom BenGmanUk versus Austria theAl
United Kingdom Albo versus Elbico-Amir France
United Kingdom HD Kyzertron versus Malakai Finland

World Game Cup 2012 takes place across three threatening days of competitive kombat, February 17-19. Mortal Kombat Online will be following developments in the MK field, reported to be fought using Xbox 360 versions of the game. Discuss the tournament build and live stream on the forums. More information is available on

PlayStation Network Becoming Part of Sony Online Entertainment
Sony Rebrands PlayStation Network in Coming Updated Services!

Players will soon be asked to agree to changes in the PlayStation Network user agreement as the gaming services accounts officially become part of a publicly rebranded Sony Entertainment Network.

The change is expected to occur February 7, affecting all PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita accounts. Gamespot note policy agreement changes, include the revoking of rights to cancel online pre-orders, have been included with the update. PSN accounts will now be part of Sony Online Entertainment.

PSN first joined the SEN umbrella in August, 2011, a few months after attacks prompted a reordering and relaunch of improved services [in April-May]. Sony Entertainment Network groups online gaming resources with Music Unlimited and and Video Unlimited services.

PSVita Brings Unique Features to Mortal Kombat in April!

Mortal Kombat has enjoyed a fruitful relationship with Sony since the 2011 relaunch of the franchise, most recently announcing the games availability on the PlayStation Network Store [full story], and the arrival of Mortal Kombat on Vita (in April) [full preview]. Sony platforms have all carried the exclusive guest character Kratos as part of the relationship.

Rebranding of the Sony online service is not expected to alter immediate network features. Mortal Kombat Online will attempt to keep players updated with new information. Follow us @MK_Online, or like us on Facebook for updates on the go.

Mortal Kombat Joins MLG Championships
MK Breaks New Ground with Official Addition to Major League Gaming Lineup!

MK Joins MLG Winter Lineup!Mortal Kombat's conquest of the major gaming tournaments continues today as Major League Gaming announce the fighters admission into their upcoming Winter Championship lineup!

Revealed over Twitter with a message that sent ripples throughout the competitive scene; the inclusion is something of a coup for the series, which currently occupies the only slot offered to the fighting genre. Capcom's popular catalogue of tournament fighters is seen as a glaring omission, but MLG note the likely addition of another as yet unannounced fighting game. 2010 last marked the return of fighting games to MLG, with Tekken 6 and Super Smash Bros. Brawl represented in different categories. They did not return in 2011.

The MLG tournament is expected to offer one of the larger cash prize pools for a Mortal Kombat competition, and help galvanize the dedicated community forming around the award winning game. Prominent players, like MK World Champion PerfectLegend, were quick to show interest in the announcement [via twitter].

PerfectLegend Expresses His Appreciation in New Vlog. (February 6, 2012)

Update Feb. 10: Passes for the Major League Gaming Winter Championships are now becoming available. Running March 23-25, the event will be staged in Columbus, Ohio across the first three fatal fight days of the 2012 MLG Pro Circuit!

Spectator passes are currently on sale on the MLG Website, for $35. Mortal Kombat Competitor Passes will go on sale February 14, with a Gold Member discount price of $40, or standard $50. A perfect promise for for an MK bloody valentine!

The Winter Championships are to be held in the Greater Columbus Convention Center 400 N. High Street Columbus OH 43215. More details, including recommended hotel services, are available at

Mortal Kombat Online will be following developments and provide more information as it is revealed. We are already following the Road to Evo with interest! Join the competitive scene discussion on the forums. Get twitter updates from MKO by following @MK_Online!

Arcade Kollection Now Officially Available for PC
Klassic Kombat Hits PC as Arcade Kollection Finally Emerges! Steam Coming Soon!

Computer gaming nostalgists will be able to go home again with mouse and keyboard in hand thanks to the official release of Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection for PC!

GamersGate currently have the game listed for $9.95, for a 428.81MB download file. Arcade Kollection contains versions of the original games that made the series, a perfect package for curious millineals and 2011 converts who missed the early nineties originals -- Mortal Kombat (1992), Mortal Kombat II (1993) and Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 (1995).

System requirements:
Operating system Windows Vista (32/64 bit) / Windows 7 (32/64 bit)
Processor: 2.0+ GHZ Single Core Processor (Minimum Requirements) / 3.0 GHZ Dual Core Processor (Recommended)
Memory: 1GB RAM
Hard Disk Space: 3 GB
Video Card: NVIDIA 6200+ or ATI Radeon 9600+ Video Card, Shader Model 3.0 compatible, Supporting 16:9 Aspect Ratio (Minimum Requirements) / NVIDIA 7900 GS or Equivalent (Recommended)
DirectX: DirectX 9.0c

The apparent release puts to bed confused speculation about the status of a Games for Windows kollection. In December, Joystiq reported quotes from series Director and co-creator, Ed Boon, who added fuel to the fire of a possible cancellation. Arcade Kollection was released digitally in August, 2011 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 [full story].

Dedicated members of the kommunity continue to call for a PC release for Mortal Kombat -- the award winning 2011 game that rebooted the franchise. The last time the series produced a new game for PC platforms was Mortal Kombat 4, in 1998. Warner Brothers Games and NetherRealm Studios have not shown interest in pursuing a PC alternative to the immensely successful console title.

[MK4] received mixed reviews for its similar PlayStation and PC arcade ports, which were anecdotally unprofitable for then series owners, Midway Games. In 2002, Midway Marketing staff, David Tokheim and Randy Severin, told Mortal Kombat Online that PC versions had notoriously failed to return cost, resulting in an absence on computer from Deadly Alliance, onward.

Franchise rival, Street Fighter IV, has enjoyed a noteworthy foray into the traditionally small fighting game market on PC. A bouyant addition to Steam saw the game a top seller on its release, in July 2009 [via Kotaku]. With arcade versions developed using Taito Type X systems, Capcom's unlikely PC release may have been precipitated by existing technologies, the Taito system noted for using existing Windows XP components, a unique advantage.

Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection is expected to join the Steam store soon. Update: MKAK is now on Steam and 15% off, to boot! Mortal Kombat Online will keep PC gamers up to date on developments. Discuss your feelings about MK on PC on the forums, and follow @MK_Online for more.

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