Mortal Kombat Finally... *Finally* Has A Release Date In Australia

And that release date is May 29, 2013. We should have a party on that day or something.

Interestingly, on the EB pre-order page there is still a notification that the game will not be available for purchase in Queensland, and directs consumers to a customer hotline. That's probably just a precaution because, by that time the Governer in QLD will almost certainly have signed off on recent legislation passing R18+ in the state.

It's just a video game, and a pretty old one at that, but this feels significant. Mortal Kombat was probably the most high profile game to be refused classification in Australia and it feels like a pretty major victory to have it finally be released in Australia.

Big thanks to Spaghett for the heads up!


    Do we know if it's for a reduced price, given that it's a 2011 title?

    EDIT: Nevermind, $48... I'd have pegged it a bit cheaper by now, since if I remember correctly I paid less than that including shipping much closer to release :-P
    Nonetheless, the complete edition is still kinda enticing.

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      48 bucks I find reasonable given its got all the kontent (yeah I went there with the K ;) )

        Hahaha, I wanted to correct myself in saying it was komplete, but I've failed myself and this site. :-P

      $48? No. Ozgameshop have it listed for $29.99 (yes, the Komplete edition) and it's even available in their 2 for $40 deal.

      Well, that's $48 at EB, which means you'll probably be able to pick it up for somewhere in the $30-40 range at somewhere competitive.

    I really, really hope we'll get it for Vita and PS3 as part of PS+ since we (and Germany) missed out.

    Won't happen though :(

    (@spaghett :D)

    Moral victory? Sure. But after playing it last year I thought it was terrible. Partly my fault I guess, I was told it was essentially going to be classic MK with updated graphics.....Nope.

      Mortal Kombat 9 is the best MK game to date. The combat is fluid and the graphics are sweet.

      it is essentially clasic MK with updated graphics, in fact its so much so that they left in the clipping issues for uppercut and the dodgy walk annimation.

      gotta admit its one of the best MK games since MK2

        OP is cray. Game plays just the same as the old SNES games.

        Its not entirely their fault. Ive likely got my rose tinted goggles on, plus the fatality gimmick was wearing thin on me even back then. I guess Mortal Kombat just isnt for me anymore. Oh well, ill always have fond memories of beating Kintaro for the first time. Shang Tsung triple fireball cheese, yum yum.

          LOL best memories, Snes turbo controller, Lui Kang, just tapping -> -> auto fireballs the whole round at super speeds.

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    You could have just ordered it online and recieved it like I did? Why are people waiting to buy it in stores...

      I never wanted to play Customs roulette with it. A friend of mine had two copies seized coming through customs.

      Some people (myself included) just prefer the certainty of brick and mortar stores; we can see it's there, we can hold it in our hands, and we get it as soon as we fork over they money for it, plus we have reasonable certainty that it's the right region and will work on our systems. I personally have no clue if it's even region locked for PS3, but I did hear that it was the case and that's stayed my hand at buying it online.

      Plus, the shipping to Australia will cost a fair bit, and you have no idea of the condition of what you're buying until it gets here, and the last game I ordered online (Starcraft II) the delivery guy drove up while I was on the phone asking where it was, pulled up to my letter box and dropped the "you weren't home" card straight in it and drove of about 10 minutes before the post office closed (and I live 5 minutes away).

        Normally I'd point you toward but as @beardymcmuttonchops says above: customes roullette.

          I ordered this game through Ozgameshop three times on three separate purchases and received every copy. I didn't realise customs gave two shits.

        I've ordered dozens of games and hardware from ozgameshop and I have received almost every order in under a week, all in perfect working order. All network/online pass/codes working etc.

        I think for MK customs initially made a big fuss and threatened to confiscate copies, after a bout a fortnight they completely forgot about it and pretty much every copy got through.

    If you're in Queensland, you can also order from who have the Komplete edition for a similar price.

    I know this is good news, and I don't want to be a dick, but I can still order this game from overseas and recieve the game in March. Why wait until May?

      Or get it digitally on PSN for far cheaper and have it tonight?

        you can buy this off xbox live as well, you just create an account and put your county as UK-cheaper to buy points as well, I bought both mortal kombat and syndicate this way

    Hmmm - now will they pack in the DLC? It's the least they can do for us poor Aussies.

    This is awesome. Will get!

    Also I need to sell my (unopened) UK copy.

    Got this online from PSN last year. After going through every fatality one afternoon I never touched it again. Not my fighter. Arc System Works twitch fighters for me!

    Too late for me now.

    Imported the PS3 version ages ago. Wanted Kratos anyway.

    This is indeed a huge victory. Purchase it people - you won't be disappointed.

    Hoping now it will hit PlayStation Plus, since we missed it when the UK got it a while ago.

    Dungeon Crawl in Melbourne CBD are currently selling the Komplete Edition for $39. Grabbed a copy on Wednesday... there's people in Australia who HAVEN'T got MK yet? LOLOLZ

    Hell yes, I mean I already imported it from the US when it came out but awesome. This does however really boost my confidence in the updated classification system.

    Does this mean we can now legally import it? Provided you're in a state which has the new legislation?

      Yeah, the only reason why customs was against it was because it had been RCed. Now that it's got a rating it's fair game.

    kinda sucks we have to wait till may though.

    That’s probably just a precaution because, by that time the Governer in QLD will almost certainly have signed off on recent legislation passing R18+ in the state.

    You forget how late they were for the initial vote. Though it is election year so they probably want to get themselves in the good books of a major voting group. Seriously though, it's good to see things start to move forward in Australia. We're almost in the 20th century now.

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