Following up on news stories posted by IGN and Games Radar yesterday, Midway issued a press release this morning announcing that Mortal Kombat: Armageddon would not only be available for the Playstation 2 in four different premium editions, there would be a version released for the Nintendo Wii in early 2007. From the press release:

CHICAGO -- August 2, 2006 -- Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), a leading interactive entertainment industry publisher and developer, todaya nnounced that four, all-new limited Premium Editions of Mortal Kombat®: Armageddon™ will be available for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system when the latest iteration of Midway's best-selling fighting franchise ships to stores nationwide, currently scheduled for October 9, 2006. Midway also today announced that Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, currently in development at Midway's Chicago studio, is expected to be available for Nintendo Wii™ in Q1 2007. More specific details on Mortal Kombat: Armageddon for the Wii will be unveiled later this year.

Available exclusively on the PlayStation®2, three of the four Mortal Kombat: Armageddon Premium Editions will feature metallic packaging covers that highlight some of the franchise's most popular character duos, including: Sindel & Shao Kahn, Johnny Cage & Goro, and Kano & Sonya. The fourth Premium Edition set will feature the general Mortal Kombat: Armageddon retail box art on metallic packaging. The Premium Edition sets have a suggested retail price of $49.95 and will also include the following:

  • An arcade-perfect, playable of the original Ultimate Mortal Kombat® 3
  • Over 60 minutes of bonus DVD video content featuring a "History of Fatalities" movie, along with new videos for more than 50 of the Mortal Kombat characters
  • An embossed metal package created exclusively for the limited edition Premium Edition sets; there will be four unique box fronts in total
  • Animation cell cover art autographed by franchise co-creator, Ed Boon

To read the press release in its entirety (as well as see an image of the box art from the PS2 premium pack), click here.

EDIT - August 3 2006 10:30 AM CDT - We have confirmed through our sources at Midway that there are no plans for a premium pack of MK Armageddon for the Xbox, and that only premium packs of the Playstation 2 version will be available. If in the unlikely event this changes, we'll be sure to report it.