Mortal Kombat Ultimate Tournament & New Fight Stick Announcement

Posted By | On 09th, Mar. 2011 Under Industry News, News, offbeat

Do you think you are the ultimate champion when it comes to Mortal Kombat?  Were not talking DC vs Mortal Kombat either, we are talking a super event with a lot of cash prizes on the line. Performance Designed Products (PDP) has officially joined the Mortal Kobmat team offering the announcement of their official Mortal Kombat Fight Stick. This will be the first official Mortal Kombat tournament in North America taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada May 14th & 15th.

The tournament will be held at Bally’s where the ultimate gamer contestants will battle for $21,000 in prizes. This is the tournament of tournaments when it comes to the fighting style games that has been with us for so long. PDP’s Official Mortal Kombat Fight Stick will be used for the tournament which features exclusive custom artwork. This extremely limited fight stick will only be available as part of the Tournament Edition of Mortal Kombat with other goodies included as well. Mortal Kombat will be published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and developed by NetherRealm Studios. The game will be out April 19th for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.

Official Press Release:

LOS ANGELES – March 9, 2011 – Performance Designed Products LLC (“PDP”), a worldwide leader in the video game accessory market, today announced that PDP is producing the Mortal Kombat Fight Stick, as well as sponsoring the first ever North American Mortal Kombat tournament. The Mortal Kombat Fight Stick is the ultimate arcade-style joystick controller for the upcoming Mortal Kombat video game, published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and developed by NetherRealm Studios. The Mortal Kombat Fight Stick will also be used at the tournament happening in Las Vegas, NV, on May 14 and 15, where the top contestants will battle for $21,000 in prizes.

Mortal Kombat is one of the most recognizable video game franchises on the planet and has a huge audience of dedicated fans,” said Tom Roberts, Chief Technical Officer, Performance Designed Products. “We’ve created the ultimate joystick for these fans and now we’re bringing them all together to find the top Mortal Kombat player in North America.”

Once Mortal Kombat players have had the chance to practice and familiarize themselves with the absolute control of the PDP Mortal Kombat Fight Stick, they will be able to pit their fighting prowess against one another in the Mortal Kombat tournament. PDP will be bringing together thousands of serious combatants within Bally’s Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas, NV where hundreds of matches will be played using the fight stick in front of members of the Mortal Kombat design team. (Participants must be 18 years or older.)

PDP and NetherRealm Studios have collaborated to produce the Mortal Kombat Fight Stick, which features exclusive custom artwork. The Mortal Kombat Fight Stick will only be available as part of the Mortal Kombat Tournament Edition or for sale in extremely limited numbers on The Mortal Kombat Fight Stick has been designed to reflect the look and feel of the classic Mortal Kombat arcade cabinet and its ergonomic button layout has been updated with additional design and technological touches to create the ideal joystick for serious console players.

The inner workings of the Mortal Kombat Fight Stick are composed of high quality arcade parts from Suzo Happ and are easily accessed without the need of any tools. Inside the joystick base, all parts and wires are protected by a unique plastic shield emblazoned with the Mortal Kombat logo, and there is room to store cables and a copy of the game. The underside of the Mortal Kombat Fight Stick is lined with velvet-wrapped memory foam for the comfort of players who hold the stick on their lap, while rubberized feet at the bottom corners will prevent the stick from sliding when placed on a table or similar surface.

Mortal Kombat, the newest chapter of the award-winning videogame franchise, will be on store shelves starting April 19th, 2011 for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. It marks a triumphant return to the series’ mature presentation and a reinvention of its classic 2D fighting mechanic. Mortal Kombat will introduce a number of new gameplay features including tag team, a deeper story mode, and nostalgic online and offline arcade battles. Players will be able to choose from an extensive lineup of iconic warriors and challenge their friends in traditional 1 vs. 1 matches as well as several new game modes.

In addition, Mortal Kombat and Mortal Kombat: Annihilation will make their Blu-ray debuts on April 19th from Warner Home Video.  Mortal Kombat and Mortal Kombat: Annihilation are also available for download through Sony PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, iTunes, Amazon and other online retailers.  The films are also available On Demand from cable and satellite providers.

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To order a limited-edition Mortal Kombat Fight Stick, visit

For more information about the game, Mortal Kombat, log onto and visit

To review the rules and sign up to take part in PDP’s $21,000 Mortal Kombat national tournament in Las Vegas, NV on May 14 and 15, visit

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  • DirectingChaos

    I have seen these kind of controllers sprout up when Street Fighter came out, how different are they, it is something that is worth getting for a casual fighting fan or is this really for the hardcore gamers that know every move and every fatality or finisher. It is something I have considered (the £45 one not the £100 plus controllers) but find it hard to pay the price of a brand new game for something I will probably use sparingly.

    • yeah it is really not that much more for the Tournament Edition considering what your getting.

  • shastyxmcnasty

    this is amazing, reminds me of lining up in the arcade with a handful of quarters hoping that my extra practice at home has given me the skills to topple that skinny kid who nobody can beat…we all know that skinny kid with the red hair and a-team t-shirt….god I hate him

  • Cropdust

    So ready to rock this game like its the 90’s again, little pricey with the fight stick but it would sure bring back the arcade days.

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  • doub7

    Wow that fight stick is built like a tank. It must cost a billion dollars.

  • jbg0623

    that thing looks sturdy, I’d love to get in on that competition. I’ve been playing Mortal Kombat forever.


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