UK Mortal Kombat tourney has a sweet arcade-size grand prize

The latest Mortal Kombat may be for consoles only, but that hasn't kept its publisher, Warner Bros. Interactive, from creating an arcade cabinet for the game ... which can only be had if you're the UK's best at MK. WBIE is teaming with GAME and GameStation to hold a tournament that runs from March 14 through April 11, culminating in a final round at the Gadget Show Live in Birmingham.

The winner will take lug home the custom coin-op cabinet, which houses a PS3, meaning it can technically be used to play Super Street Fighter IV, the upcoming Tekken Tag Tournament 2, or any number of fighters on the platform. The cabinet's artwork depicts Scorpion on one side and Sub-Zero on the other -- and looks pretty amazing, if you ask us. Check it out for yourself in high-res via the gallery below.%Gallery-118808%


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FINISH HIM!

And become the heavyweight Mortal Kombat Champion of the UK

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announces tournament to find the nation's hardest Mortal Kombat player with a final at the UK's largest consumer electronics event, The Gadget Show Live, NEC

Mortal Kombat, published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and developed by NetherRealm Studios, will be in the UK on April 17 for the final of the official Mortal Kombat Nationwide Tournament.

Taking place at the UK's largest consumer electronics show, The Gadget Show Live, NEC, the final competition will be held in front of thousands of gamers at Mortal Kombat's spectacular 'Fight Arena' stage in the Over 18 Gaming Zone. Players can enter by participating in qualifying rounds taking place from March 14th through to April 4th at various GameStation and GAME stores throughout the UK. The first prize is a full size Mortal Kombat arcade machine, containing PS3 console.

The 'Fight Arena' stage is set to be a huge draw at the event, allowing visitors to experience the bone-crushing, blood-spilling action on a massive HD projection screen. Even those who have not qualified for the final will be able to win spot prizes throughout the show as they do battle in the arena.

Both the UK and European finals will take place on Sunday 17th April and will be hosted by GameFace TV presenter, Julia Hardy.

For more information on the Mortal Kombat tournament heats at GAME and GameStation please visit:

The Mortal Kombat Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/MortalKombat

Or the Mortal Kombat Facebook UK Tournament Event page at: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=197974510227503

What: Mortal Kombat UK and European Tournaments

Who: Players, fans and press

When/Where:

March 14th -- 7-9pm -- GameStation - Nottingham
March 18th -- 7-9pm -- GAME - Norwich
March 21st -- 7-9pm -- GAME – Southampton East Street
April 1st -- 7-9pm -- GameStation – Hull
April 4th -- 7-9pm -- GameStation – Liverpool Lord Street
April 7th -- 7-9pm -- GAME - Kingston
April 8th -- 7-9pm -- GAME - Southend
April 11th -- 7-9pm -- GameStation - Birmingham New Street
April 17th -- FINAL -- The Gadget Show Live, NEC, Birmingham

This article was originally published on Joystiq.