Midway has announced that it has “kwietly” slipped the Mortal Kombat: Kollection for the PlayStation 2 to retail stores today.
The three game pack includes Mortal Kombat: Deception, Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, and Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks, all for $29.99. I won’t try to defend the quality of Armageddon and Deception — either you like ’em or you don’t — but Shaolin Monks is definitely worth a look. Particularly if you have a friend (you do have a friend, right?), the cooperative fighter/beat-em-up isn’t perfect, but it’s some bloody, sloppy fun.
The timing of this release is likely to get people hyped for the upcoming Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, which in November. This also isn’t the first Mortal Kombat package Midway has released for the PS2, although I can’t remember what was in the other one; hell, it might have been the same package for all I know.
Cue techno music and hit the jump for the press release.
MORTAL KOMBAT®: KOLLECTION™ HITS RETAIL STORES EXCLUSIVELY FOR PLAYSTATION®2 SYSTEM
Special three-pack includes fan favorites: Mortal Kombat: Deception®, Mortal Kombat: Armageddon® and Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks®
CHICAGO – September 30, 2008 – Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), a leading interactive entertainment industry publisher and developer, has shipped Mortal Kombat®: Kollection™ to retail stores. MKK is a special collector’s edition box set combining three recent Mortal Kombat titles from Midway’s award winning video game fighting franchise into one explosive package.
Mortal Kombat is one of the most prolific franchises in videogame history that has captured fans with a distinct vision of visceral combat since 1992. The series has become one of the best-selling videogame franchises of all time, with more than 26 million units sold worldwide. As a bridge between Mortal Kombat’s illustrious past and the series’ imminent leap to next-generation consoles – with Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe – the release of Mortal Kombat: Kollection offers a compelling anthology for fans and new players alike.
Packing more punch, fatalities and characters into one box than ever before, Mortal Kombat: Kollection features Mortal Kombat: Deception®, Mortal Kombat: Armageddon®, and Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks® and is expected to be available for a U.S. MSRP of $29.99 exclusively for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system.
“Mortal Kombat has become a household name thanks to the millions of dedicated fans across the world,” said Miguel Iribarren, senior vice president – publishing, Midway. “With the PlayStation®2 still holding the highest market share of any home console, this Kollection allows fans and collectors of the series to play three recent titles for one low price as we ramp up for the highly anticipated launch of Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe.”