Earlier today, Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 appeared on Microsoft's Xbox Live Arcade service for Xbox 360. While it had been known that Ultimate MK3 would be arriving for several months, its appearance was something of a surprise as the press release that had announced Mortal Kombat: Armageddon's release had stated that it would not be released until November. The game was 43 MB in size and cost 800 Microsoft points (approximately $10 USD). However, reports now show the game has since been removed from the download queue; this was apparently a glitch on Microsoft's part.

We'll be keeping an eye on this story; if more is learned, we'll be sure to report it here.

To read IGN's brief report on UMK3's brief availability, click here.