January 9th, 2007
10:02 AM CST -
Sony Online Entertainment is showing off the recent announcement of six Midway titles for the PLAYSTATION Network out at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. GameSpot was out at CES and got some playing time with Mortal Kombat II a few more details on the game. In the article, it was revealed that Digital Eclipse, the same company behind all of Midway's recent arcade ports, is the developer behind the conversion. The title will support 720p and feature online multiplayer as well as online leaderboards. There are no plans for a graphical update to any of the characters or stages.

The version of the game we played was extremely early but was looking like it was well on its way towards matching the quality of the best MKII conversions. Though early, the game already featured a full roster of fighters, stages, and the assorted finishing moves that were the introduced in the game. Best of all, the title ran at a good clip and felt about right, which bodes well for the final game.

Mortal Kombat II, along with five other classic Midway arcade games, will be released for download on the PLAYSTATION Network for the PLAYSTATION 3 starting early 2007.

Reader Komments from the TRMK Forums:

January 9th, 2007 5:08 PM CST - gufferman2006
They should make it free to the PAL region players (once PS3 actually arrives on our continent). We´ve been snuffed of the MK, MK2 And UMK3 arcade games that were included in the "NTSC premium editions" of rescent MK games. Why should we have to pay for something that others got for free with the MK game they bought. I know that the PS3 is region free but why should i have to buy the games once more in theire NTSC premium editions just to get the extra´s. I already have the PAL versions of the recent MK games. It´s also a question of finding a retailer who will sell to those abroad. (Much easier said then done). I know i sound bitter and i am (which i think i have every right to be). I can only hope that IMPORTING becomes less of a hassle in the future.
January 10th, 2007 9:18 AM CST - Glamador
You're paying for the work that went into making it online. Which is something all of us will have to pay for. What is this nonsense about PAL getting special treatment? It'll never happen as it is neither fair nor justified. Sure people got MKII if they purchased MK:SM but it wasn't online! That's the big selling point here!
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