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Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks Banned Live Action TV Spot

by Gambid on Jun 23, 2015 :: 1

Time for a little nostalgia. Remember Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks, the third Mortal Kombat action adventure game that managed to impress everyone. Similar to most of the other titles of the franchise a life action commercial was created for the game, but was banned before reaching the public. We managed to dig it out for you. Take a look:

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Cancelled Mortal Kombat Adventure Game + Level Art

by Gambid on Sep 1, 2009 :: 1

Matthew Doyle, a former Midway employee has posted a concept art from, according to him, canceled sequel to Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks:

The image represents a sketch of a level planned for the game.

When contacted by fellow Mortal Kombat fan site and our affiliate FDMK, Matthew Doyle had the following thing to say:

Matthew Doyle: It was canceled within a few weeks of my arriving at Midway. I don't have anything else to show you unfortunately. Half the studio was laid off, and new management was brought in. Then we started work on TNA Wrestling.

A prototype level was built, but that was it. A few design docs were worked on, and a few characters were made in 3D - Scorpion and Subzero. The game was codenamed Fire & Ice - as those two characters were to be the main characters. I was really looking forward to doing level design and construction for it. It was a shame it was canceled.

Rumor: Mortal Komabat: Shaolin Monks Sequel In Development

by Gambid on Mar 18, 2009 :: 4

The Game Reviews.Com has published an article discussing a few rumors and tried to back them up with some facts. One of those rumors is about the possible release of a sequel to Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks.

Please note that this news is not officially confirmed yet and we suggest that you interpret it as a rumor. From the article:

Mortal Kombat Shaolin Monks 2 in development?

There have been a few Mortal Kombat spin-offs as of late. Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero and Mortal Kombat: Special Forces come to mind, and let’s just say both should have stayed on the drawing board. That, though, doesn’t mean the other spin-off is on the same level of crappiness, oh no. Mortal Kombat Shaolin Monks was good, very good, and has fast become MK fans’ favorite MK game. Shaolin Monks was centered around fan favorites Liu Kang and Kung Lao as they go on a journey to defeat Shang Tsung and Shao Kahn. Other MK favorites made an appearance either as aiding allies like Johnny Cage and Sonya or were end-of-level bosses like Scorpion and Reptile. The game was received critically and commercially well but no word has been spoken yet regarding a sequel, until now. Thanks to TGR reader “tommystockley” has learned that Shaolin Monks 2 may very well be in the cards.

A while back, Hector Sanchez and Hans Lo did an MKast for the official MK website. During this podcast they were asked by fellow MK fans if they would consider developing another Shaolin Monks. They went on record saying that if there is enough demand for said game then they would seriously consider it. Nothing was said for a few months after that, but the game popped up once again during an MKast addressing what the thousands of MK fans were discussing in the forums, and a few hints were dropped regarding the game’s development. Now we all know about the financial situation at Midway games and how they have filled for Chapter 11. What we learned from the court documents is the fact that Midway has two MK teams on different projects. One team is working on the just-announced Mortal Kombat 9, and the other is working on an action/adventure game... I wonder what that could be?

Midway is in need of their biggest asset bringing in the cash, and what better than a fully mature-rated MK game with high-definition fatalities and also a sequel to the highly rated Shaolin Monks? I think this is a no-brainer, and being a Mortal Kombat fan, I feel like I’m in MK heaven. You bet your ass this is happening and you can expect an announcement at either GDC next week or E3 in the summer. EXCELLENT!

TGR Rating: Highly Likely

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We will post more details as information gets available.

Midway Releases Mortal Kombat: Kollection

by Gambid on Oct 3, 2008 :: 0

In a press release Midway announced the release of Mortal Kombat: Kollection, a PlayStation 2 exclusive compilation that includes Mortal Kombat: Deception, Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks and Mortal Kombat: Armageddon:

Mortal Kombat®: Kollection™ Hits Retail Stores Exclusively for Playstation®2 System

Special three-pack includes fan favorites: Mortal Kombat: Deception®, Mortal Kombat: Armageddon® and Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks®

CHICAGO - September 30, 2008 – Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), a leading interactive entertainment industry publisher and developer, has shipped Mortal Kombat®: Kollection™ to retail stores. MKK is a special collector's edition box set combining three recent Mortal Kombat titles from Midway's award winning video game fighting franchise into one explosive package.

Mortal Kombat is one of the most prolific franchises in videogame history that has captured fans with a distinct vision of visceral combat since 1992. The series has become one of the best-selling videogame franchises of all time, with more than 26 million units sold worldwide. As a bridge between Mortal Kombat's illustrious past and the series' imminent leap to next-generation consoles - with Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe - the release of Mortal Kombat: Kollection offers a compelling anthology for fans and new players alike.

Packing more punch, fatalities and characters into one box than ever before, Mortal Kombat: Kollection features Mortal Kombat: Deception®, Mortal Kombat: Armageddon®, and Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks® and is expected to be available for a U.S. MSRP of $29.99 exclusively for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system.

"Mortal Kombat has become a household name thanks to the millions of dedicated fans across the world," said Miguel Iribarren, senior vice president - publishing, Midway. "With the PlayStation®2 still holding the highest market share of any home console, this Kollection allows fans and collectors of the series to play three recent titles for one low price as we ramp up for the highly anticipated launch of Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe."

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Mortal Kombat: Kollection Boxshot and Logo

by Gambid on Aug 2, 2008 :: 1

Midway has just released a high-resolution box shot and logo for the upcoming Mortal Kombat: Kollection.

Official Description:
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.

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