November 23rd, 2011
1:40 PM CST -
The Examiner has discovered that Amazon France has a Mortal Kombat "Game of the Year" edition listed for pre-order right now. Could this be one of the Unexpected Surprises that Ed Boon has been teasing?



There is not much information, other than a release date of February 28th, 2012 and a price of 39.99 Euros ($53.49 in U.S. dollars). Don't worry about the price conversion as in Europe new games typically release for 50-70 Euros so this is a price, and would possibly translate to a $39.99 price in the US. If this "Game of the Year" edition follows suit of other GOTY releases it's likely it will include all the previously released DLC on disc or with redemption codes inside of the box.

I would expect an official announcement of this edition to happen sometime in early 2012 after the Holidays are over, so stay tuned.

Updated 12/2: Appears that the UK ratings board BBFC has now listed a "Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition" in the UK as of today. What this likely means is what it will be called will either vary by region or a final name has not yet been decided. Stayed tuned as more details are likely to be revealed soon.

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November 23rd, 2011 1:47 PM CST - TerryMasters
If any game deserves the GOTY title, it's Mortal Kombat.
November 23rd, 2011 1:54 PM CST - Metal Overlord
I know it'll never happen, but I would love it if they actually finished the brutalities and endurance/survival modes along with including all the DLC in the GOTY edition
November 23rd, 2011 1:56 PM CST - Patrick McCarron
Originally Posted by : TerryMasters
If any game deserves the GOTY title, it's Mortal Kombat.
It's on my list of GOTY games. (I try not to rank them really but instead a list of games I enjoyed in a given year)
November 23rd, 2011 2:01 PM CST - Shirayuki Mizore
Wow I see what Ed did there. "No more DLC characters"
November 23rd, 2011 2:44 PM CST - pimppaperclip
this better have more characters
November 23rd, 2011 3:18 PM CST - Patrick McCarron
Originally Posted by : Shirayuki Mizore
Wow I see what Ed did there. "No more DLC characters"
Originally Posted by : pimppaperclip
this better have more characters
It's unlikely there will be anything NEW to this. A typical GOTY game re-release is not a money grab release (see Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 or Super Street Fighter IV) but actually just a repackaging of the game with all of it's available DLC. Ed has been fairly vocal on Twitter to not expect more DLC for MK9. A typical GOTY release is to sell it to customers who didn't buy it initially but may now that they heard it won a "GOTY" award and also to know it's a lower price now and with all the included DLC. Not all developers are not in the business of fleecing fans by forcing them to buy a whole new game for a few new characters. I personally expect the next console MK game with new stuff to be MK10.
November 23rd, 2011 3:23 PM CST - Metal Overlord
Do you think it's possible for them to bundle all the DLC characters onto the GOTY edition, Pat? I've seen a lot of games do this and IMO it makes sense
November 23rd, 2011 3:24 PM CST - YungQ94
Hmmmm. I wouldn't mind some new modes, but hey we can only hope
November 23rd, 2011 3:31 PM CST - Patrick McCarron
Originally Posted by : Metal Overlord
Do you think it's possible for them to bundle all the DLC characters onto the GOTY edition, Pat? I've seen a lot of games do this and IMO it makes sense
That is our guess as I've stated above, a GOTY edition would include all the previously released DLC but nothing else new. As I said this is not for people who own the game already, but to entice those who didn't buy it to finally pick it up.
November 23rd, 2011 4:55 PM CST - liukang234
Originally Posted by : Patrick McCarron
That is our guess as I've stated above, a GOTY edition would include all the previously released DLC but nothing else new. As I said this is not for people who own the game already, but to entice those who didn't buy it to finally pick it up.
Or, to buy it on a separate console, which is why I'm planning on buying it.
November 23rd, 2011 5:42 PM CST - guyver of war
any new features=instant day one buy
November 23rd, 2011 6:02 PM CST - Toxic
GOTY? MK9 was good... But not that good.
November 23rd, 2011 6:14 PM CST - badmouse
PS Vitality will be release on 2012 Feb, are you sure we are not talking about the same game ?
November 23rd, 2011 6:50 PM CST - C-Sword
MKVSDC was re-released as greatest hits, I wouldn't be surprised to see a GOTY edition of MK9.
November 23rd, 2011 11:55 PM CST - Jinko
Originally Posted by : badmouse
PS Vitality will be release on 2012 Feb, are you sure we are not talking about the same game ?
The Amazon posting shows that it's for the PS3. So it won't be MKV. UMK9/MK9GOTY is a great idea, except Australia still hasn't finished bringing in the new R18 rating.
November 24th, 2011 12:05 AM CST - TaBB3rnackle92
Originally Posted by : Toxic
GOTY? MK9 was good... But not that good.
I beg to differ, but here is not the time or place to debate over such a trivial matter. I mean, we are on a Mortal Kombat forum.. so I think it's GOTY material. Anyways, this is good news indeed. It's not going to include anything other than the DLC, though. GOTY's are just the game repackaged with it's DLC. I wonder if the compatibility packs are going to be included?? I'm sure this is one of the surprises, but maybe not. Boon said the first surprise wouldn't be related to MK9. So, I still have hope for a new action/adventure game
November 24th, 2011 1:13 AM CST - smoke.tetsu
Porting studios like to port GOTY editions of games. Especially since they can port the game with all the DLC in one go and being GOTY is like an assurance it'll sell well it seems. Being GOTY makes the game ripe for porting. So I could see a company like Aspyr swooping in and porting MK to the platforms they port games to that is PCMac. Steam has a feature that allows you to purchase the game once and download to either platform. Aspyr is known for porting console only franchises over to PCMac such as Star Wars The Force Unleashed and Guitar Hero (and made that compatible with those plastic guitars). This may just be wishful thinking but they could be announcing this by the end of the year for release early next year.
November 24th, 2011 3:43 AM CST - Noob+Saibot
Originally Posted by : smoke.tetsu
Porting studios like to port GOTY editions of games. Especially since they can port the game with all the DLC in one go and being GOTY is like an assurance it'll sell well it seems. Being GOTY makes the game ripe for porting. So I could see a company like Aspyr swooping in and porting MK to the platforms they port games to that is PCMac. Steam has a feature that allows you to purchase the game once and download to either platform. Aspyr is known for porting console only franchises over to PCMac such as Star Wars The Force Unleashed and Guitar Hero (and made that compatible with those plastic guitars). This may just be wishful thinking but they could be announcing this by the end of the year for release early next year.
They listed only PS3 and XBOX360
November 24th, 2011 12:59 PM CST - Noob+Saibot
The page got deleted.
November 24th, 2011 1:01 PM CST - TaBB3rnackle92
Originally Posted by : Noob+Saibot
The page got deleted.
I knew it would. It was probably an unforseen leak.
November 24th, 2011 1:09 PM CST - Noob+Saibot
Originally Posted by : TaBB3rnackle92
I knew it would. It was probably an unforseen leak.
Well, at least now we know one of the 3 surprises (I hope Vitality is not one).
November 24th, 2011 1:23 PM CST - TaBB3rnackle92
Originally Posted by : Noob+Saibot
Well, at least now we know one of the 3 surprises (I hope Vitality is not one).
I don't think Vitality is one of them, because we all knew that one already. But perhaps it is.. If so, I hope the last one is a new adventure MK, but I can only hope
November 24th, 2011 2:24 PM CST - AlistairWonderland
It's my game of the year, honestly, that story mode for a fighting game was just amazing, the offline content was far superior than any fighting game
November 24th, 2011 2:35 PM CST - Flagg
Zut alors!!
November 25th, 2011 4:51 AM CST - SolidSheik
If this GOTY doesn't come for PC then its bye bye to the MK franchise, and possibly to this site, until i play the console version
November 25th, 2011 6:31 AM CST - smoke.tetsu
Originally Posted by : Noob+Saibot
They listed only PS3 and XBOX360
Ports often usually come later and a lot of times aren't announced until they are close to ready.... more or less. Depends on a lot of factors. Many porting studios are also tight lipped and are probably under contract to not say anything until the original publisher is ready. On the other hand I'm not saying it's a sure thing but yeah, they do tend to like to port GOTY or "complete" editions. So having GOTY edition makes the game at least slightly more attractive to them.
November 25th, 2011 6:44 AM CST - Noob+Saibot
Originally Posted by : smoke.tetsu
Ports often usually come later and a lot of times aren't announced until they are close to ready.... more or less. Depends on a lot of factors. Many porting studios are also tight lipped and are probably under contract to not say anything until the original publisher is ready. On the other hand I'm not saying it's a sure thing but yeah, they do tend to like to port GOTY or "complete" editions. So having GOTY edition makes the game at least slightly more attractive to them.
Let's hope you're right.
November 26th, 2011 4:17 PM CST - scorpio
this is why i didnt buy the dlc. my friend just did and now hes pissed about just spending 20.00 on dlc thts gonna be free in 3 months
December 2nd, 2011 1:29 PM CST - AlistairWonderland
Well I'll get the Freddy dlc I didn't buy...but really don't want either... lol I wonder though, how will Kratos be handled...?
December 2nd, 2011 1:34 PM CST - Patrick McCarron
Updated the original story, appears the UK BBFC listed a "Komplete" edition. http://www.bbfc.co.uk/search/?searchwhere=db&q=mortal+kombat+komplete
December 2nd, 2011 1:41 PM CST - Noob+Saibot
I wonder if changing the name will mean adding more new content.
December 2nd, 2011 1:43 PM CST - Metal Overlord
I'm becoming increasingly certain that this "Komplete/GOTY" edition is one of the "Unexpected Surprises" Boon has been teasing
December 2nd, 2011 1:45 PM CST - Noob+Saibot
Originally Posted by : Metal Overlord
I'm becoming increasingly certain that this "Komplete/GOTY" edition is one of the "Unexpected Surprises" Boon has been teasing
One of them - probably. The main one - definitely no.
December 2nd, 2011 1:52 PM CST - Metal Overlord
Originally Posted by : Noob+Saibot
One of them - probably. The main one - definitely no.
Yeah, he did say all 3 of the surprises would be of "varying degree", which to me implies that one is really unexpected and the others not so much
December 2nd, 2011 2:03 PM CST - Craig Dobson
i HOPE we get some new backgrounds!! .. fans that are vaguely interested in MK would have bought it in the last 8/9 months... you can get it for £15 nowadays.... so i don't see the point really....
December 2nd, 2011 2:55 PM CST - C-Sword
A new Kharacter select screen and spots for the DLC Kharacters would be nice
December 3rd, 2011 3:13 PM CST - AriesSiren
it would be nice if they supported new costumes. none of the dlc has alternates. also make dlc compatible packs mandatory.
December 3rd, 2011 3:15 PM CST - SolidSheik
I am just hoping the Komplete Kollection comes for PC.This might be the last chance for the game to come out on the PC
December 4th, 2011 2:35 AM CST - Spawn16
-More stages(The tomb specially) -More costumes(especially mk3 sonya,and human ninja reptile) -Endurance mode -Slots for DLC characters in necropolis I have the special edition with the figurine of scorpion and sub-zero.I hope there is an option to download via psn,live the extra content and not be forced to buy this in full price in retail copy Anyway its great news i am hoping that this will give us some small things we wanted(and were missing)in this great game
December 4th, 2011 6:28 AM CST - Metal Overlord
Originally Posted by : Spawn16
-More stages(The tomb specially) -More costumes(especially mk3 sonya,and human ninja reptile) -Endurance mode -Slots for DLC characters in necropolis I have the special edition with the figurine of scorpion and sub-zero.I hope there is an option to download via psn,live the extra content and not be forced to buy this in full price in retail copy Anyway its great news i am hoping that this will give us some small things we wanted(and were missing)in this great game
This is only a GOTY edition, not a UMK9, so no dice on those ones
December 4th, 2011 11:42 AM CST - cherry_cola
Well actually it's not confirmed if it's a GOTY edition (with all DLC included) or a Komplete edition (ala SFIV with additional contents) since we have both definitions. It could be anything.
December 4th, 2011 12:27 PM CST - C-Sword
Originally Posted by : cherry_cola
Well actually it's not confirmed if it's a GOTY edition (with all DLC included) or a Komplete edition (ala SFIV with additional contents) since we have both definitions. It could be anything.
They would have promoted the hell out of the game if it had additional contents
December 4th, 2011 7:23 PM CST - Metal Overlord
^ How would they promote something they haven't even announced yet?
December 17th, 2011 1:43 PM CST - cherry_cola
Anything new about this edition? I'm still waiting to play the game, but don't want to buy the regular edition if there is a possibility to buy a new one with all DLC included. I twitted Ed twice in two weeks but so far no response.
January 2nd, 2012 11:03 AM CST - C-Sword
Komplete Edition Kover Art? Might be fake, but I've never seen those images of Skarlet and Rain before.
January 2nd, 2012 11:40 AM CST - pimppaperclip
Originally Posted by : C-Sword
Komplete Edition Kover Art? Might be fake, but I've never seen those images of Skarlet and Rain before.

January 2nd, 2012 1:13 PM CST - Noob+Saibot
Originally Posted by : C-Sword
Komplete Edition Kover Art? Might be fake, but I've never seen those images of Skarlet and Rain before.
I hope it is. Rain and Skarlet look badass.
January 2nd, 2012 1:57 PM CST - Shirayuki Mizore
Looks legit to me. Although I hope there is more than just the characters and skins.
January 2nd, 2012 2:34 PM CST - Noob Saibot 2011
I Won't buy this since i already have every DLC. But i would have bought it if it had other stuff the normal edition had.
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