Mortal Kombat HD Collection In Development
European game retailers gamemania.be, ShopTo.net, vanstockum.nl and bol.com have listed a Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection game for pre-order with a release date of November 2010 for the PlayStation 3. One mentioned that the game will come with a demo for the new Mortal Kombat game due out 2011. These stores have since removed the listings. TRMK has confirmed "with multiple industry sources that a high definition Mortal Kombat arcade update is indeed currently in development. Mortal Kombat HD Kollection will be a 2D Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection (MK1, MK2 and UMK3) featuring all-new high resolution in game graphics - not simply upscaled graphics, but sharp, crisp, awesome-looking High Definition graphics."
To properly recreate the series in HD, Warner Bros. had to film actors performing the moves like they originally did (20 years ago) with high-definition cameras. Warner Bros. has hired some new actors for the various roles and have been busy capturing them over the past few months at a Warner Bros. Studio in Los Angeles. Some of the original cast is involved in the filming to some extent.
TRMK was unsure who the developer of this collection is but suspect that is may be Backbone Entertainment, the developers behind the downloadable ports of Mortal Kombat II and Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3. There is still much unknown about this upcoming collection from the past, but we will keep you posted on new developments.