In 2011, Netherrealm Studios, the remnants of Midway Studios, rebooted the Mortal Kombat franchise under the WB Games banner. 3D rendered models fighting on a 2D plane, in the vein of Street Fighter IV, but with the gory twist that Mortal Kombat is known for.
Note: For a thorough review of what the original 2011 release was about, please read David Klein’s review of Mortal Kombat http://www.gametactics.com/2011/05/mortal-kombat-review-xbox-360/
Now, what this is, is Mortal Kombat: the Komplete Edition. That means you get the 2011 game with everything that was released for it (gameplay patches, DLC, etc.) included with this copy. Not only is all the DLC included, but they’re on disc. There’s no pile of vouchers with codes to download free DLC, there’s no waiting for all the patches to download, everything is already implemented on disc.
Among the DLC that is included on the disc are the MK1 attires for the ninjas Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Reptile, Smoke (which is listed as MK2), and Ermac. Also, you get the MK2 and 3 costumes for Kitana, Jade, and MIleena. All DLC characters that were avaliable are included on disc as well. Even the Kombat Pass, MK’s online pass, is included, as you can just go to the XBox Live option from the menu and start fighting, assuming you have XBox Live Gold of course.
Aside from all the DLC, you also get a code to download the 1995 Mortal Kombat motion picture for download through the Zune marketplace. It’s what you expect from the movie, and the movie’s always been one of my favorites out of video game movie adaptations.
You’ll also get a code to download the album Mortal Kombat: Songs Inspired By The Warriors from Watertower Music, a division of Warner Bros.. The MK Movie can be streamed, or downloaded to your 360 HDD. It’s a little over a gig, so prepare to wait.The MK soundtrack contains 13 tracks. The first twelve are the retail tracks, and the 13th is a bonus track included only with this download. If you enjoy electronic, and/or dubstep music, this soundtrack is really good.
In conclusion, if you already own Mortal Kombat, unless you’re willing to pay $40-$60 USD for a movie you can probably find on sale on DVD, and a soundtrack that only has 1 bonus track compared to the retail version, you’re probably not going to want version. If you do not own the 2011 version of Mortal Kombat, I suggest you pick this up. It’s everything that the first release was with all the DLCs included for free.