'Mortal Kombat' Release Date and Special Edition Details

Mortal Kombat Koming April 2011 Kollector's Edition

Mortal Kombat is koming home in April 2011. In just about four short months players will be able to master all new fatalities and combos, and on the PS3 take Kratos for a spin against their favorite Mortal Kombat fighters. Also launching alongside the the standard edition of the game are two special edition versions, the Kollector's Edition and Tournament Edition.

The Kollector's Edition will come packed with the game, a collectible art book, DLC for Mortal Kombat Klassic Costume Skins and avatar costumes, along with Sub-Zero and Scorpion figurines. The Tournament Edition will come with the game, DLC, and a fight stick. The Tournament Edition will be limited to 20,000 copies in North America.

The game, Kollector's Edition, and Tournament Edition should be available at most retailers. There are, however, some retailer-specific pre-order bonuses. Those who pre-order at GameStop will get the original Scorpion Fatality and the Klassic Scorpion Playable Character Skin. Best Buy pre-orders come with the original Sub-Zero Fatality and the Klassic Sub-Zero Playable Character Skin. Amazon pre-orders then get the original Reptile Fatality and the Klassic Reptile Playable Character Skin.

Each retailer-specific pre-order bonus seems like a nice little something for gamers that were going to pre-order the game anyway or love Scorpion, Sub-Zero, or Reptile. None of them, however, really seem to do much to motivate the average gamer or Mortal Kombat fans who might not really like Scorpion, Sub-Zero, or Reptile to go out and pre-order the game.

Depending on pricing, the Kollector's Edition could be a nice little purchase. The downloadable skins could be cool and really who doesn't like figurines? The Tournament Edition seems like the biggest wildcard right now and it will likely depend on price and quality of the fight stick for whether it is worth picking up. There are already some good fight sticks on the market for both the PS3 and Xbox 360 and often times some good deals can be found too. Still, the limited nature of the bundle may make it more attractive to some hardcore MK fans.

What are your thoughts? Does the Kollector's Edition or Tournament Edition look like something you might want to pick up? Are you sick of Mortal Kombat always replacing the letter "c" with the letter "k"? Any of the pre-order bonuses look exciting to you?

Mortal Kombat launches on the PS3 and Xbox 360 in April 2011.

Source: Joystiq

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