While everyone is ramping up for coverage of E3 this week (including ourselves, by proxy), a separate Mortal Kombat game from Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe seems to be slipping in under the radar. As seen on the online stores of GameStop and EB Games (the latter owned by the former), a game called Mortal Kombat Kollection is set for release around October 1st.

What is Mortal Kombat Kollection? There is very little information available. About all that is known is that the only platform it is listed for is Playstation 2, and that the title implies that it will be a compilation game. However, what it is a compilation game of is a mystery at this time, as is whether it will be appearing on other platforms. We've already contacted our sources within Midway, but with E3 a couple of days away we don't anticipate a quick answer. We'll be keeping an eye out and reporting as we learn more.

To see the GameStop product page for this game, click here.

Our thanks to forum/chat members and for the heads-up about this upcoming game!

EDIT - 11:40 PM CDT - After doing a bit of discussion and thinking, it's occurred to us that there is one bit of evidence that points to Mortal Kombat Kollection being a compilation of classic MK arcade games. Recently Midway opened Midway Arcade, which is a site where one can play many classic arcade games for free on the web. Conspicuously absent from the list of games are the MK games. Arguments that the MK games are too advanced or too mature to be on the site are invalidated by the fact that Primal Rage is amongst the listed games; Primal Rage was as bloody and violent as MK, and was released around the same time as Mortal Kombat 3. Why would MK be excluded, unless Midway expected to release a new compilation that would be for sale and didn't want to risk losing sales? This is only a guess, but it's one that makes sense to us. We look forward to seeing your theories on the forums, and we'll keep an ear out to see if we can learn more.