While by today's standards Mortal Kombat's coin-op original is likely to offer all the shock-value of an episode of The Rugrats, it doesn't mean we wouldn't mind sampling its bloody delights again. Lucky for us then that Midway is offering us just that with newly-announced Kollector's Edition packs of Mortal Kombat: Deception.
Available at selected American retailers and priced at $59.99, each Kollector's version of the forthcoming brawler combines exclusive, character-focused packaging with an arcade-perfect version of the Mortal Kombat original. In addition, there is also an in-depth history on the franchise (on DVD), character bios, and a metal embossed trading card to sink your teeth into. Whoopee-do.
So far, Midway has announced Xbox packs devoted to Sub-Zero, Baraka, Scorpion and Mileena, while a solitary PS2 edition features the mugshot of Sub-Zero on its cover.
It is not yet clear whether this deal will be made available to European punters (no-one at Midway was available to take our calls when we phoned), but you can always live and hope. Mortal Kombat: Deception is due out on PS2 and Xbox toward the end of the year.