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All Articles: Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection
What are you doing for the next two hours? Wait, don’t answer that yet. First, I want to draw your attention to the video embedded above, which features a replay of every Fatality ever performed in a Mortal Kombat game.
Compiled by YouTube user IZUNIY, the video includes hundreds of blood-soaked finishers, like Sub-Zero’s controversial “Spine Rip” from 1992’s Mortal Kombat, from the very beginning. From there, we jump through the many sequels, and all the Stage Fatalities, Animalities, Friendships, and Brutalities that were added to the franchise over the years. The compilation even includes the much gorier Fatalities from the four newest kombatants from the Mortal Kombat XL re-release.
So I ask again, what are you doing for the next two hours?
For over 20 years, Tetris has captivated the world. And in 2011, it sank its tetrahedronal teeth into PS3 gamers all over again as the vintage puzzler managed to outsell every other PSN game on the PlayStation Store. Sing it with me!
Doo, do do do, do do do, do do do, do do do, do do do, do, dododo.
The data comes from a Game Informer report listing the ten best-selling PSN games for 2011. Other top ten contenders include the Resident Evil 4 HD remake, the InFamous 2 standalone expansion InFamous: Festival of Blood, and Telltale’s Back to the Future adaptation.
You can find the full list, as well as a look at the bestselling DLC add-ons, after the break. (more…)
This week’s additions to the Xbox Live Arcade are an almost mirror image of yesterday’s PlayStation Store update.
The Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection, The Baconing and Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon all make the jump to the XBLA today. Also available is Atlus’s Rock of Ages, a tower defense game with a twist:
A rock-solid combination of rock-rolling action, deep strategy, and captivating art and music from different ages of history, this is a game of crush or be crushed! Two castles stand opposed; one is yours, the other is your enemy’s. They’re a jerk and their castle sucks, so you’re going to try to smash it using an enormous boulder. Even as they build up their defenses, you’re ready to roll over them in order to raze that unsightly tower. But beware! There’s a giant boulder headed your way, too.
The Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection, Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon and Rock of Ages are all available to download for 800 Microsoft Points ($10). The Baconing has been priced slightly higher at 1200 Microsoft Points ($15).
Sony’s PSN Play promotion continues with The Baconing ($14.99), the latest installment in the DeathSpank saga. But Hothead’s hero has been pushed aside a bit by another game available today, the Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection ($9.99). Kompiling Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat II and Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 together for the first time, the Kollection is a dream for arcade rats from the 90s.
These two titles aren’t the only new additions to the PlayStation Store this week. Not by a long shot. Those looking for a new PSN game can also check out one of these five new releases:
- 4 Elements HD ($9.99) – A match-3 puzzler.
- Ugly Americans: Apocalypseageddon ($9.99) – A twin-stick shooter featuring the stars of the Comedy Central show.
- Shock Troopers ($8.99) – A run-and-gun shooter that originally appeared on the NeoGeo.
- World Heroes ($8.99) – A NeoGeo fighter where you can pit Rasputin against Joan of Arc or have a Hulk Hogan ripoff battle a Bruce Lee ripoff. No Abraham Lincoln?
- Elevator Action Deluxe ($9.99) – A newly reimagined version of the classic spy caper. Also includes the original Elevator Action.
Finally, PSN Plus users will receive early access to a demo of God of War: Origins Collection.
On the portable side of things, PSP owners will have a chance to download a quartet of new games including their own version of World Heroes and Shock Troopers as well as Madden NFL 12 and the wild Atlus RPG Cladun X2.
More details on all of this week’s new releases and game add-ons can be found at the PlayStation.Blog.
Take a trip back to the 90s next week as WB Games has announced Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection will be available on on August 31. The PC, PSN and Xbox 360 download will kompile the original Mortal Kombat trilogy (Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat II and Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3) into a single package for the first time.
The Kollection was ported to the current crop of consoles by Other Ocean. It promises to be the most komplete Mortal Kombat experience including online play, leaderboards and Achievements/Trophies all based on the original arcade games.
Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection has been priced at a very wallet-friendly price of 25 quarters AKA $9.99 on the PC/PSN AKA 800 Microsoft Points.
Has the new Mortal Kombat released you from its bloodstained grip yet? Are you ready for more battles against Shang Tsung, Shao Kahn and Goro? How about if they’re fights from the franchise’s “klassic” days?
If you said yes, then prepare to say “Toasty!” all over again as WB Games has announced they’ll be bringing Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection to the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade by the end of Summer. Developed by Other Ocean, the game will kollect the arcade editions of Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat II and Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 into one download.
“We are very excited to finally have the first three Mortal Kombat games available in one download package for long-time and new fans to play,” said Ed Boon, Creative Director, NetherRealm Studios. “With the release of our 2011 Mortal Kombat, and its return to 2D game play, players have been asking for these classic titles and we are happy to deliver them.”
The Kollection will be available to download for $9.99 (or 40 quarters or 800 Microsoft Points). Or, if you’d prefer to get it for free, a download code will come bundled with PDP’s new Mortal Kombat Klassic Fight Stick. The arcade-style stick will be sold in PS3 and Xbox 360 versions at GameStop (and gamestop.com) for a suggested price of $129.99. It’s a “limited run,” so pre-order it now if you want it.