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Mortal Kombat: Armageddon - News

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Mortal Kombat: Kollection Announced

by Gambid on Jul 26, 2008 :: 0

Midway has announced today the release of Mortal Kombat: Kollection for PlayStation 2:

CHICAGO - July 25, 2008 – Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), a leading interactive entertainment industry publisher and developer, today announced Mortal Kombat®: Kollection™, a special collector's edition box set that combines three of the most recent Mortal Kombat releases from the award-winning, and Midway's best-selling video game fighting franchise into one explosive package.

Exclusively for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Mortal Kombat: Kollection features Mortal Kombat: Deception®, Mortal Kombat: Armageddon®, and Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks®. Packing more punch, fatalities and characters into one box than ever before, Mortal Kombat: Kollection is expected to be available this September for a U.S. MSRP of $29.99, just in time for players to refine their skills before the scheduled release of the highly anticipated Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe this holiday season.

"Mortal Kombat has been a pinnacle fighting franchise for well over a decade now and this is an ideal package for fans and collectors in terms of content and price point," said Mona Hamilton, vice president of marketing, Midway Home Entertainment. "With the PlayStation®2 still holding the highest market share of any home console, we saw this as the perfect opportunity to offer an incredible value to our consumers as we ramp up for the highly anticipated launch of Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe."

PS2 Emulation Progress

by Gambid on Nov 12, 2007 :: 1

A new version (0.9.4) of the great, multiplatform PlayStation 2 emulator PCSX2 has been released yesterday. With it also comes our report on how well this emulator manages to run our beloved Mortal Kombat games. We haven't tested so far only Mortal Kombat: Deception. With all others the Emulator is doing a really great job, compared to its predecessor (version 0.9.2). The only big problem that is currently present is the speed. Here is our report for all 3 games that we have tested:

Test Configuration:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 7500 (2.2GHz)
GPU: NVidia GeForce 8600M GT 1280 MB TurboCash (512 MB dedicated + 768 MB shared)
OS: Windows Vista Business (64bit)

Before you begin, please note that there has been a bug in the version of the emulator that we took the screenshots with. This bug resulted in 10%-20% slowdown.

Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance

The game is playable, meaning that if you are patient enough you can go from the beginning until the end without a crash. The speed is terrible (but better then in the previous version). There are a few graphic glitches still present but the fighters are rendered correctly and so are most of the arenas. The in-game FPS is around 10.

Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks

The only one from the 3 that is not playable. The game still crashes right after the loading screen of the first mission.

Mortal Kombat: Armageddon

The newest Mortal Kombat is the one that runs the best. Very little graphic glitches are present. The game runs with 10-15 FPS during battle. Unfortunately this speed isn't still enough for a gome gaming experience. Both Konquest Mode and Motor Kombat run great. Below are the screenshots:

We will keep tracking the amazing progress of PCSX2, so stay close for more news.

Click here to visit the official website of PCSX2 and download it.

No More Mortal Kombat Armageddon Bios

by Gambid on Oct 18, 2007 :: 1

That is all guys. One year of waiting and we ended up with only 17 bios released for Mortal Kombat: Armageddon. And why do I say this? Because two days ago dv8withn8 a moderator on Midway Boards posted the following message:

Unfortunately, there won't be anymore bios released for Armageddon.

The message was followed by another one, by the same person:

I'd imagine the team is devoting all of their efforts into making MK8 the best it can be. Only a year remains before it's anticipated to be released!

Whether all this is true or not is irrelevant, the facts remain the same. We haven't seen new bio for almost 2 months.

All this forced fans of the game to create an online petition, and demand the promised bios.

We, the staff of Mortal Kombat Secrets would like to support them and promote the petition by placing a banner that leads to it on our main page.

Show your support to and sign it as soon as possible.

Click here to sign the petition.

Click here tto read the topic on Midway Boards.

Ashrah's Mortal Kombat Armageddon Bio

by Gambid on Aug 27, 2007 :: 5

Two months have passed with no new bio to be released. Maybe the MK Team is too busy working on new things, maybe they are on vacation (it's summer after all), but we really hope that the things will change and that we will see more bios very soon. The newest one that got release only 2 days ago is Ashrah;s Bio:

After slaying countless demons with the kriss I discovered in the Netherrealm, my soul was no longer corrupt and I transcended that hell. I emerged in an unfamiliar realm at the feet of celestial beings who glowed with blinding light. They explained to me that the kriss is a tool, able to transform its finder into a warrior powerful enough to purify the world. I am their chosen one, the ascending demon they were searching for.

Awestruck by their celestial beauty, I surrendered myself to the beings’ will. My purpose in the cosmos was never more clear: I would do what they asked of me and consume the darkness, bringing peace to the realms. By doing so I would also achieve absolute purification - I would join them as an angel of light!

The celestials had brought me here, a realm of darkness known as Vaeternus, to begin my crusade against a cunning vampire race. The vile creatures feed off the blood of their prey and spread their corruption unhindered throughout the realms. Seductive and powerful is their dark magic, but it would not save them from the purity of my holy kriss.

And so I hunted them. With each vampire I "pacified" the sword crackled with holy light. I felt as though the blade and I were both growing stronger. Our strength was not enough, however, as one female vampire bested me and escaped to Edenia. Slaying her has become my focus. If I can gain power enough to defeat Nitara, nothing will prevent my ascension!

Click here to see the original bio page on the Official Mortal Kombat: Armageddon Website.

We have also updated our Mortal Kombat: Armageddon section, which now includes this bio too.

Nitara's Mortal Kombat: Armageddon Bio

by Gambid on Jun 27, 2007 :: 0

Midway has finally released another character bio from Mortal Kombat: Armageddon: Nitara. If things keep going like this we will probably get the last bio a day or two before the release of Mortal Kombat 8.

The realm of Vaeternus had regained independence from Shao Kahn. I was revered for my part in the victory. The restructuring of our civilization was well underway; soon we would regain our former majesty. Unfortunately our honor was not all that had returned from ages past....

Reports of genocide raced throughout the restored Moroi Empire. Many vampires had been slain; none had yet survived an attack to describe the assailants. I set forth to uncover the truth. Examining the wounds of the dead, I came to the disheartening conclusion that these murders were not the work of a band of assassins. The victims had fallen to the blade known as Datusha, the bane of the Moroi. The ancient kriss had found a new wielder. It had returned for vampire blood.

Though Datusha's origin has been lost to history, its purpose is clear: It lives to kill as many vampires as it can. We are a powerful race; there are few who threaten our immortality. It has been speculated by the Elders that the sword itself may be our one "natural" predator.

The accursed blade finds a wielder and corrupts them into believing they are slaying for some higher purpose. In the past it has chosen a vampire as its puppet. The last was Kahil Grigesh. Though he was driven mad by the power of the sword, he was strong enough to eventually overcome its mind control. To atone for slaying his fellow vampires, he took the sword into the Netherrealm, where he committed hara-kiri, imprisoning Datusha in Hell.

It was believed that the sword would never find another vampire wielder in that desolate place. Safe from slaughter, our numbers had exceeded those of any recorded era. But with Datusha's return, vampires were being rapidly driven to extinction. Something needed to be done!

The Elders researched ancient vampire texts, hoping to find some means of defeating the blade. An obscure Edenian prophecy they found might hold the key. It describes a force of great power concealed in a crater there. I was commanded to find this power and use it against our foe.

As I made for Edenia, I came upon a massacre. The bodies of my vampire kin lay everywhere. Amidst the carnage stood a woman in white wielding the unholy kriss. Enraged, I did battle with her -- but she was too powerful. I broke away, luring her out of Vaeternus as I escaped.

As long as her attention is fixed on me, the vampire nation will be safe. I must draw Ashrah closer to the crater and use the Edenian weapon against her. This may be our only hope of eliminating the blade once and for all. May the Moroi Live Eternal!

Click here to see the original bio page on the Official Mortal Kombat: Armageddon Website.

We have also updated our Mortal Kombat: Armageddon section, which now includes this bio too.

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