It's not uncommon for modern video games that offered downloadable content after release to be re-released several months to a year later as a Game of the Year or Complete Edition that packs that content on the disc for no additional charge, and now 2011's Mortal Kombat is joining the club. What's worth noting, however, is that this new version of the game (known as the Komplete Edition) stuffs a little more than just DLC characters into the offering. As BusinessWire notes, there are some nice extras included such as the pre-order character skins and a bonus movie.
Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition delivers the critically acclaimed game, all previously released downloadable content (DLC), plus digital downloads of the 2011 release of Mortal Kombat: Songs Inspired by the Warriors album with a bonus track, and the 1995 Mortal Kombat film on the PlayStation®Store or Xbox Live Zune. The DLC includes fan-favorite warriors Skarlet, Kenshi and Rain, as well as the infamous dream stalker Freddy Krueger. The game also offers 15 Klassic Skins and three Klassic Fatalities (Scorpion, Sub-Zero and Reptile). Mortal Kombat: Songs Inspired by the Warriors is a collection of electronic music inspired by the game and is executive produced by JFK (of the DJ/ production duo MSTRKRFT and Death From Above 1979).
It's a great deal if you're into the whole Mortal Kombat experience yet missed the release of the basic game last year. The addition of the film and soundtrack to the package is a fantastic idea, too. It would have been easy to just add the DLC and call it a day, but publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment really went above expectations with the additional content to offer to the fans who, um, didn't buy the game the first time around while fiscally discouraging those who did. Oops. Still, it's a nice bargain if you dragged your feet on the way to the store.