Today, during the Midway’s panel at Comic-Con, where a bunch of new characters were announced for Mortal Kombat versus DC Universe, a special MK bundle was announced for the PS2. The bundle is called the Mortal Kombat: Kollection and will star full versions of the last three MK titles in one slightly larger box. In case you missed the MK “dragonboat,” the last three titles were Mortal Kombat: Deception, Armageddon, and Shaolin Monks. The bundle will hit store shelves this September at $29.99.
Of course, the only two titles really worth purchasing are Armageddon and Shaolin Monks because of Johnny Cage and punching people in the balls. I’ve already gone over this a billion times, but Midway has yet to respond to any of my 546 e-mails about the massive slight that is Mortal Kombat versus DC without Cage. If you’re still kicking it with a PS2, this seems like a pretty good deal. I really enjoyed Armageddon, even though the Kreate-A-Fatality mode was a bit busted.
Are any of you going to hit this up when it comes out? Also, feel free to hit the break for the full press release.
MIDWAY ANNOUNCES MORTAL KOMBAT(R): KOLLECTION™ EXCLUSIVELY FOR
PLAYSTATION(R)2 SYSTEM THIS FALL
Special three-pack includes fan favorites: Mortal Kombat:
Deception(R), Mortal Kombat: Armageddon(R) and Mortal Kombat: Shaolin
CHICAGO – July 25, 2008 – Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), a leading
interactive entertainment industry publisher and developer, today
announced Mortal Kombat(R): Kollection™, a special collector’s edition
box set that combines three of the most recent Mortal Kombat releases
from the award-winning, and Midway’s best-selling video game fighting
franchise into one explosive package.
Exclusively for the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system,
Mortal Kombat: Kollection features Mortal Kombat: Deception(R), Mortal
Kombat: Armageddon(R), and Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks(R). Packing
more punch, fatalities and characters into one box than ever before,
Mortal Kombat: Kollection is expected to be available this September
for a U.S. MSRP of $29.99, just in time for players to refine their
skills before the scheduled release of the highly anticipated Mortal
Kombat vs. DC Universe this holiday season.
“Mortal Kombat has been a pinnacle fighting franchise for well over a
decade now and this is an ideal package for fans and collectors in
terms of content and price point,” said Mona Hamilton, vice president
of marketing, Midway Home Entertainment. “With the PlayStation(R)2
still holding the highest market share of any home console, we saw
this as the perfect opportunity to offer an incredible value to our
consumers as we ramp up for the highly anticipated launch of Mortal
Kombat vs. DC Universe.”
About Mortal Kombat: Deception
Mortal Kombat: Deception takes martial arts-style fighting and the
Mortal Kombat franchise to new heights with an innovative fighting
system, unparalleled depth and brutally intense action that will
appeal to long-time Mortal Kombat fans as well as current-generation
gamers. The game features lightning-fast, hand-to-hand and special
weapons combat; secret and returning characters; new moves and
combinations with death-dealing battles, and all-new life-threatening
About Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks
Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks is an Action/Adventure title driven by
intense single- and multi-player gameplay that is set in the period
between the franchise’s original title, Mortal Kombat, and Mortal
Kombat II. As in Mortal Kombat: Deception, background interactions
e.g. acid pits, spiked ceilings, etc., multiple new fatalities, and
action-based puzzles play an important role in the player’s quest for
an “outstanding” victory as they maneuver through remodeled, classic
Mortal Kombat environments. In franchise tradition, Mortal Kombat:
Shaolin Monks also features an impressive line-up of well-known
characters that make frequent appearances as enemies, in boss battles
and during several additional in-game interactions.
About Mortal Kombat: Armageddon
Mortal Kombat: Armageddon is the latest chapter in the award-winning
and Midway’s best-selling video game fighting franchise. With the most
complete character roster ever, including every character from the
Mortal Kombat fighting universe, revolutionary create-a-fighter and
create-a-fatality modes, plus a brand-new Konquest mode, Mortal
Kombat: Armageddon is the most complete, intensely lethal, fighting
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