Because we could all use a bit more Christopher Lambert.
When Mortal Kombat hit shelves last year, no one was expecting the game to be as genuinely excellent as it was. The series had been on a downhill slide for years, and at best fans assumed the rebooted title would be a gimmicky diversion, quickly forgotten in favor of Capcom’s fighters. And then we got a chance to play it. And it was great. And an actual, honest-to-Shao Kahn fighting game community emerged around the game, ensuring a long life for the title and tons of profit for publisher Warner Bros. Interactive and developer Netherrealm Studios.
As a way of saying “thank you” to their fans, and mop up any residual dollars that might be lingering in the marketplace, Warner Bros. and Netherrealm have put together a package dubbed Mortal Kombat Komplete for release on March 2. The new version of the game will gather all the downloadable content released for the game as well as a couple of unexpected extras to offer the definitive Mortal Kombat release.
From Gamespot’s description:
The Komplete Edition of the game includes all four downloadable characters, as well as 15 throwback skins for the cast and three “Klassic” fatalities for the series’ original trio of masked ninjas: Sub-Zero, Scorpion, and Reptile. The package will also come with downloadable versions of the 1995 feature film Mortal Kombat, as well as the music CD Mortal Kombat: Songs Inspired by The Warriors.
So far no official price point has been established, so I’ll toss it out to you readers: How much would you pay for Mortal Kombat Komplete edition? Keeping in mind that the original game retailed for $60, yet included none of the downloadable extras found in this release, nor a single Highlander.