Friday, 05 April 2013 13:05

Banned Mortal Kombat on Australian streets

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Finally, after originally being unclassified , and therefore banned from Australian retail, Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition is fighting its way into stores.


Over two years ago, the reboot of the venerable Mortal Kombat was considered too bloodthirsty for the Australian consumer and subsequently banned from sales.

But times change, and Australia now has a shiny new sensible R18+ Classification for video games – and what better way to showcase a mature medium than to resurrect Mortal Kombat.  So Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment Australia, has.

Available on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition will be available at Australian retailers on 1st May, 2013, with both versions priced at $39.95. The Australian Classification Board has classified the title R18+ “High impact violence, blood and gore” under the recently introduced R18+ adult classification category for video games.
 
The 2011 release of Mortal Kombat reinvented classic 2D fighting mechanics, winning Fighting Game of the Year awards from The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences and Spike TV’s 2011 Video Game Awards, among others. In addition to adding new gameplay features including tag team and King of the Hill mode, the game also delivers a deeper story mode and nostalgic arcade battle online and offline.

Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition brings all the award-winning content together for the ultimate experience, delivering the original, critically acclaimed game along with all previously released downloadable content (DLC).  The DLC includes fan-favourite warriors Skarlet, Kenshi and Rain, as well as the infamous dream stalker Freddy Krueger. The game also provides 15 Klassic Skins and three Klassic Fatalities (Scorpion, Sub-Zero and Reptile).
 
Get your fighting fix starting 1st May, 2013 with Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition


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Having failed to grow up Bantick continues to pursue his childish passions for creative writing, interactive entertainment and showing-off through adulthood. In 1994 Bantick began doing radio at Melbourne’s 102.7 3RRRFM, in 1997 transferring to become a core member of the technology show Byte Into It. In 2003 he wrote briefly for the The Age newspaper’s Green Guide, providing video game reviews. In 2004 Bantick wrote the news section of PC GameZone magazine. Since 2006 Bantick has provided gaming and tech lifestyle stories for iTWire.com, including interviews and opinion in the RadioactivIT section.

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