Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection for PS3 Hits PSN Tomorrow

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137w ago - Today Creative Director Ed Boon at NetherRealm Studios has confirmed that Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection for PS3 will be hitting fans tomorrow on PSN.

To quote: About 20 years ago, Midway was at the cutting edge of arcade game development using a unique method of creating very realistic images. By digitizing live actors, shot in front of a green screen, a number of games were developed that had a photorealistic look not found in any other games.

Games like Narc, Smash TV, NBA Jam and Terminator 2: Arcade all used this technology. This approach was applied to a number of game categories including sports, gun games, and shooters. One genre, however, had not yet been attempted - the fighting game.

In 1991, a small team of four decided to try making a fighting game using digitized graphics. The goal was to make something bold, shocking, and as realistic looking as possible. The game would eventually become Mortal Kombat, the first in a series that have sold over 30 million games.

Mortal Kombat was the "bad boy" of fighting games. It unapologetically depicted blood and had a much more hard-edge presentation than its tamer competition. Mortal Kombat's bold presentation wasn't without its controversy, but that only fueled the game's unstoppable popularity. In addition, Mortal...
 

Video: PULSE: Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection and The Baconing

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138w ago - PlayStation Network Executive Producer Kevin Furuichi has shared details on Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection, The Baconing, and Music Unlimited Top 10 as part of this weeks PULSE PSN video update below.

To quote: The August 23 edition of PULSE is available in HD later today when the PlayStation Store updates. Join Christina Lee for a look at the Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection, the new Madden NFL 12, and, from the DeathSpank crew, The Baconing, which is available for pre-order as part of the PlayStation Network PLAY program.

The Top 10 ranks the most popular songs on Music Unlimited. As for new video releases, check out Robin Wright in The Conspirator while Paul Bettany battles unholy vampires in Priest.

Watch PULSE right here, and in PlayStation Home, or download in HD to your PS3 (SD to your PSP) when the PlayStation Store updates later today.




 







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