August 23rd, 2011
10:37 AM CST -
The highly anticipated Mortal Kombat Arcade Collection finally has a release date. It will be available next week first on North American Playstation Network on Tuesday, August 30th, 2011, then the next day - August 31st, 2011 - for 800 Microsoft Points on the Xbox Live Marketplace, $9.99 for PC on Steam and globally on Playstation Network.

In addition, GameStop is offering the Mortal Kombat Klassic Fight Stick by PDP for both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 for $129.99. The stick is identical to the build of the Mortal Kombat Tournament Edition Fightstick released earlier with Mortal Kombat (2011), with the exception of a killer classic color scheme and panel graphics reminiscent of the original Mortal Kombat 1 Arcade cabinet.

UPDATE 8/25: PDP has confirmed that the new klassic sticks will contain upgraded Cherry microswitches.

Since the full Achievements and Trophy list leaked earlier in the summer and looks pretty easy, how quick do you think you can get all of them?

Here is the official press release, which confirms that the PC version will be available as well on downloadable services like Steam as well on the 31st.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announces the Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection will officially be available for download in the United States on August 30, 2011. Launching on PlayStationŽNetwork for $9.99, this will mark the first time the original Mortal Kombat arcade trilogy - Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat 2 and Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 - have been brought together in a single collection. On the next day, August 31, 2011, the game will also be available globally for PSN, for Xbox Live (800 MS Points) and PC ($9.99).

Developed by Other Ocean in conjunction with NetherRealm studios, the Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection will feature online play, leader boards, achievements and trophies, as well as offering fans the chance to play through the games in their original arcade state.

Update: Updated story with earlier release date (August 30th, 2011) on North American Playstation Network.
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