PlayStation 3 fans have good reason to be excited being that Kratos of the God of War series has entered the deadliest of tournaments ever with the new Mortal Kombat game. We’ve got a trailer of the big angry guy in action and more! Dig it!
Armed with his signature weapons and superhuman strength, Kratos shows that he is well equipped to enter the Mortal Kombat arena and face off against some of the most skilled Mortal Kombat warriors. Through a partnership with Sony Computer Entertainment America, Kratos is a playable character available exclusively on the PlayStation®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system version of the game which will also include the ability to play in Stereoscopic 3D.
“Launching on April 19th, 2011, and developed by NetherRealm Studios, Mortal Kombat is available for pre-order now on both the PS3 and Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. The game will be available to consumers in three editions: Standard Edition, Kollector’s Edition, and Tournament Edition.
Details of the three different editions of Mortal Kombat are as follows:
• The Standard Edition featuring the award-winning Mortal Kombat game.
• The Kollector’s Edition featuring the award-winning Mortal Kombat game, Sub-Zero and Scorpion figurines, a collectible art book, downloadable content that includes an exclusive Mortal Kombat Klassic costume skin and avatar costumes.
• The Tournament Edition featuring the award-winning Mortal Kombat game, a portable fight stick, and downloadable content that includes an exclusive Mortal Kombat Klassic costume skin and avatar costumes. The number of tournament editions is very limited with only 20,000 copies available in North America.
Players are able to pre-order any of the above at North American retailers. Specific pre-order programs include:
• Gamestop: Customers who pre-order their copy of Mortal Kombat at Gamestop will get exclusive access to the Klassic Scorpion Playable Character Skin and the original Scorpion Fatality.
• Best Buy: Customers who pre-order their copy of Mortal Kombat at Best Buy will get exclusive access to the Klassic Sub-Zero Playable Character Skin and the original Sub-Zero Fatality.
• Amazon: Customers who pre-order their copy of Mortal Kombat on Amazon.com will get exclusive access to the Klassic Reptile Playable Character Skin and the original Reptile Fatality.
Mortal Kombat will feature Kratos as a playable character, as well as be in Stereoscopic 3-D exclusively in the PS3 version. The brutal warrior from the acclaimed God of War franchise will have his own customized move set, fatality, and fighting arena, available to all original purchasers when Mortal Kombat hits stores.”
The newest chapter of the iconic fighting franchise marks a triumphant return to the series’ mature presentation and a reinvention of its classic 2-D fighting mechanic. In addition, Mortal Kombat introduces a number of new game-play features including tag team and a deeper story mode. Players can choose from an extensive lineup of the game’s renowned warriors and challenge their friends in traditional 1 vs. 1 matches or take on several new game modes.
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From the Press Release
WaterTower Music and Teenage Riot Records have unveiled the details of the album Mortal Kombat: Songs Inspired by the Warriors. This collection of electronic music inspired by the upcoming Mortal Kombat game is being executive produced by JFK (of the DJ/ production duo MSTRKRFT and Death From Above 1979) and is set for release April 5th.
JFK has assembled a spectacular group of DJs and producers to continue the tradition of weaving electronic music into the Mortal Kombat aesthetic. He enthusiastically describes the project, saying “It’s always exciting to have the opportunity to write music for something outside of the traditional means, especially when it is for a project like Mortal Kombat that has had such pop cultural significance for so long. It’s a great step forward for the ways that video games can interact with music across unique genres and mediums.”
That same excitement has been echoed by the artists who are contributing to the project. “I’ve been a Mortal Kombat fan since Mortal Kombat 2 came out on Sega Genesis. This was completely a passion project for me, and I’m so honored to be a part of the Mortal Kombat legacy!” declares glitch-step wunderkind Skrillex, who contributes “Reptile’s Theme” to the project.
Celebrated producer Harvard Bass, who recorded “Helado (Sub-Zero’s Theme)” for the collection, adds emphatically “When I found out I was going to work on music for Mortal Kombat, I almost lost it. I’ve been a huge fan of the game and it was a privilege to be a part of video game history.” And DJ and producer Congorock says “Mortal Kombat has shocked me since the first time I played it…for the album I went for something more atmospheric and less clubby, but still it feels like a dream coming true.”
MORTAL KOMBAT: SONGS INSPIRED BY THE WARRIORS TRACK LISTING:
1. Deathstalker (Scorpion’s Theme) – JFK of MSTRKRFT
2. Mileena’s Theme – Tokimonsta
3. Helado (Sub-Zero’s Theme) – Harvard Bass
4. Liu Kang’s Theme – Congorock
5. Goro’s Theme – Bird Peterson
6. Reptile’s Theme – Skrillex
7. Raiden’s Theme – 9th Wonder
8. Johnny Cage’s Theme – LA Riots
9. Baraka’s Theme – Run DMT
10. Kung Lao’s Theme – Felix Cartal
11. Kano’s Theme – Them Jeans
12. Shao Kahn’s Theme – Sound Of Stereo
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