A Mortal Kombat demo will be offered first to PlayStation Plus subscribers on 8th March.
Regular PlayStation 3 owners can try the game from 15th March.
Xbox Live owners, meanwhile, will have to wait until "later".
The Mortal Kombat demo contains fighters Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Mileena and Johnny Cage, who'll fight in arenas Living Forest and Pit. The arcade ladder will be available for one or two players.
The full Mortal Kombat game arrives next month, and represents Warner Bros. first stab at the IP.