Warner Bros. Interactive has announced the next game in the long-running Mortal Kombat series will hit stores in April 2011, with an appearance from God of War’s Kratos on the PS3 version. The companies also unveiled a host of retailer-specific preorder incentives for the fighting game.
Beginning next April, Mortal Kombat will be available in three distinct flavors: the standard, no-frills release; a lovingly misspelled “Kollector’s Edition,” set to include Sub Zero and Scorpion figurines, exclusive downloadable costumes, and an art book; and, finally, the super-limited Tournament Edition, which will feature even more exclusive DLC, plus something Warner Bros. calls a “portable fight stick.”
Customers who pre-order the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 game from Gamestop, Best Buy and Amazon will have access to a classic skin and fatality for Scorpion, Sub-Zero and Reptile, respectively.
As if that decision alone wasn’t heartwrenching enough, Warner also revealed unique preorder bonuses for Amazon, Best Buy, and Gamestop. Reserving a copy from Amazon will net you a “Klassic” Reptile costume (pictured to the right), as well as exclusive access to the green ninja’s original Fatality. Similarly, Gamestop and Best Buy are offering “Klassic” versions of Scorpion and Sub Zero, respectively, bundled alongside the two characters’ original finishing moves.