|Digital Release:||Xbox 360
November 22, 2011 (EU, US)
May 01, 2012 (EU, US)
May 29, 2012 (US)
July 03, 2013
|Delisting:||March 20, 2020 - Steam
April 2020 - PlayStation 3
|Publisher:||Warner Bros. Interactive|
Steam Store page
PlayStation Store page
Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition (aka Mortal Kombat 9) was delisted from Steam on March 20th, 2020 when its price was set to $0.00. The only explanation offered at the time was the familiar boilerplate wording on the game’s Steam store page: “At the request of the publisher, Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition is no longer available for sale on Steam”.
On March 24th a WB Games support page was posted explaining changes in the game’s multiplayer services:
PlayStation 3 Players:
Due to changes with our network, access to online multiplayer features for Mortal Kombat (2011) on PlayStation 3 will no longer be available. Offline game modes, including the Story mode, will still be accessible.
PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Steam Players:
The Message of the Day feature for Mortal Kombat (2011) on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Steam will no longer be available due to these network changes.
Peculiarly, online play was reported to be functional in the delisted Steam version while the game remained on sale only on PlayStation 3 and Vita. As expected, the PlayStation 3 version of the game was delisted in mid-April although as of this writing it remains available to download on Vita and Xbox 360.
The discontinuation of online features is likely the cause for the game’s removal as both NetherRealm and Warner Bros seek to consolidate resources and support.
About the Game
“The newest chapter of the iconic fighting franchise is now available! Experience the deadliest tournament with all the kombatants and their unique fatalities. Players enter the realm to face the Kombatants in Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition, delivering all of the downloadable content (DLC), including intrepid warriors Skarlet, Kenshi and Rain, as well as the notorious dream stalker Freddy Krueger. Additionally, the game offers 15 Klassic Mortal Kombat Skins and three Klassic Fatalities (Scorpion, Sub-Zero and Reptile).
Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition features dynamic gameplay including Tag Team, Challenge Tower and a full feature length story mode. Players choose from an extensive lineup of the game’s iconic warriors and challenge their friends in traditional 1 vs. 1 matches, or gamers can spectate battles and interact directly with Kombatants online during the King of the Hill mode. The game supports the Mortal Kombat Tournament Edition Fight Stick and delivers full controller capability. Players will also be able to access achievements and leaderboard stats.“
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