After the huge success of the new Mortal Kombat game from NetherRealm Studios, it’s quite likely that the soon-to-be released Arcade Kollection will grab everyone’s attention.
What is this Krazy Arcade Kollection of Koolness? It’s the first Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat 2 and Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 in one download. What makes it very appealing is that although all three games play exactly like the originals, all three are shipping with fully online multiplayer functionality.
The price is also surprisingly low too. Ed Boon, co-creator of the franchise, has something to say about the collection after the jump too.
Ed Boon actually wrote the entire post for the collection on the official US Playstation blog, and after a short history lesson, he had the following to say:
My name is Ed Boon, I was part of that original design team of four and now am the creative director at NetherRealm studios where our team of over 100 has recently shipped the 2011 version of Mortal Kombat. As we approach Mortal Kombat’s 20-year anniversary it’s hard not to think back to where it all started. The first three Mortal Kombat games used the digitized method to create their photo realistic images and truly set the stage for our most recent Mortal Kombat game which retells their stories.
As a celebration of the games that started it all, we are very excited to be offering The Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection, which contains all three classic games (Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat 2, and Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3) available for download from PSN tomorrow, August 30th. Each game has its own unique look, style and gameplay â€œfeelâ€ that’s nothing like the other two. Mortal Kombat II is the preferred game of many players, but Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 is my personal favorite. All three games are complete versions of their original and can now be played online as well.
It’s hard to believe we are coming up on 20 years since the original Mortal Kombat was released in the arcade. Everyone seems to have their own story of when they first saw Mortal Kombat or one of the game’s fatalities. The Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection is great way to relive those memories and we really hope you enjoy it!
The best news? It will only cost you $9.99 (R75 – R85) on PC and PSN, and 800 Microsoft Points on the Xbox 360. For the entire collection as well as online play, that’s a bargain any which way you slice it.
Source: Official US Playstation Blog
Last Updated: August 30, 2011