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Digital Foundry Examines Original Mortal Kombat Ports

The original arcade release of Mortal Kombat is fondly remembered by many fans, but a noteable section of its global success can also be attributed to home ports. Digital Foundry has gone in-depth with sixteen versions of the 1992 klassic to examine their quirks and differences. Watch:

Lost Kontent: 1995 Williams Bally/Midway ACME Event Footage

1995 was a massive time for the Mortal Kombat franchise. Dubbed the "year we make contact', '95 saw the much anticipated release of Mortal Kombat 3 as well as the Mortal Kombat movie! Both items were of feature at the Williams ACME event, which has recently resurfaced online thanks to an archival video by John Vogel! Check it out:

Artist Unearths Mortal Kombat Arcade Cabinet Concept Art

By and large Paul Neimeyer has been one of the unsung heroes of the twenty-seven year legacy of the first Mortal Kombat! As Logo Artist and Designer, he helped bring to life the lasting image of the first Mortal Kombat arcade cabinet! He recently unearthed original concept art sketches from his personal archive, perfectly preserved to give fans a glimpse into MK's arcade origins!

MK & MKII Game Actors at C2E2

Much of the cast from the original Mortal Kombat and Mortal Kombat II will be present at this year's Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo—better known as C2E2! What is C2E2, you ask? Simply put, it's the biggest gaming/comic/nerd culture convention there is, in the Midwest! In addition to Mortal Kombat, there are many other video games as well as movies, television shows, comics, and other franchises that will be represented at the con. The convention will run from Friday, March 22, to Sunday, March 24.

Mortal Kombat Klassic Arcade Cabinet Coming 2019

Arcade 1up, who manufactures arcade cabinets designed for the home user, is adding a Mortal Kombat Classics machine to its lineup! Some of its previous games include a combination Pac-Man & Pac-Man Plus, Galaga & Galaxian, and the rival fighting game Street Fighter II/Street Fighter II Turbo/Super Street Fighter II. Judging from the artwork on the cabinet, it appears that this unit will contain Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat II, and Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3. Just as with previous re-releases of the klassics, the vanilla Mortal Kombat 3 will not be included in this kollection.

Mortal Kombat HD Arcade Kollection Updates

The rumored HD collection of the original three 2D Mortal Kombat games has once again made an appearance, this time being listed at GAME, an online merchant site for gaming in the United Kingdom. This reflects Gamestop's current listed release date for the game, currently slated for 11/16/2010.

Ed Boon On Twitter!

Recently, Mortal Kombat series co-creator and project lead Ed Boon has been bitten by the Twitter bug. Due to Ed's plentiful updates with Mortal Kombat information as well as images, this thread is being created to house all the material in one, convenient location for the fans to easily access. With each new image added, this topic will be edited accordingly. When new additions are made to this news lead, it will be moved to the top of the thread listings. The most recent change will be listed first, while older material will be categorized by type and date originally released. Also, be sure to follow Ed Boon on Twitter yourself!

Midway Arcade Treasures: Deluxe Edition Goes Gold for the PC!
Midway Games, Inc. today announced that Midway Arcade Treasures: Deluxe Edition has gone gold and will ship to stores for the PC on Feb. 6. Midway Arcade Treasures: Deluxe Edition consists of  arcade games including all of the games from Midway Arcade Treasures 2 and Midway Arcade Treasures 3 as well as a special bonus – the original Mortal Kombat! This 4-disc compilation set will be available for the suggested budget price of $19.99.
This collection includes a wide-array of arcade games that range from fighting to racing. For the first time ever on PC, gamers will have the chance to play the games that started a world-renowned franchise – the first three Mortal Kombat games. Friends will be left behind in a cloud of dust in Super Off Road. Racing skills from San Francisco Rush 2049 and Off Road Thunder: Mud, Sweat n' Gears can be used to out-wit and out-drive the bad guys in APB. Arcade-perfect PC versions of such classics as Wizard of Wor, Gauntlet II, Pit Fighter, Arch Rivals, Rampage World Tour, San Francisco Rush the Rock: Alcatraz Edition, Hydro Thunder and more are included in Midway Arcade Treasures: Deluxe Edition.
Midway Releases 12 New MAT: Deluxe Edition Screenshots; MK1 Included!

Midway has released twelve new screenshots from their upcoming PC port of their collection of arcade classics, Midway Arcade Treasures: Deluxe Edition! Among these screenshots are two screenshots from the first Mortal Kombat; we have confirmed that MK1 is now included in Midway Arcade Treasures: Deluxe Edition!

Midway Arcade Treasures: Deluxe Edition Assets Released

Midway Games released last week eight new screenshots from the upcoming PC release of Midway Arcade Treasures: Deluxe Edition. The compilation will feature games from both Midway Arcade Treasures 2 and Midway Arcade Treasures 3. This is important to Mortal Kombat fans as it means that the arcade ports of Mortal Kombat 2 and Mortal Kombat 3 will be included. Although a screenshot of the original Mortal Kombat is shown below, our best guess is that it was released in error. Check out the screens below:

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