Mortal Kombat: Tournament Edition - News
Today MK: Tournament Edition ships in the stores. The title is sequel of the GBA version of MK: Deadly Alliance and features all fighters, who were not in MK: DA + three exclusive characters, Sareena, Sektor and Noob Saibot. But the fighters are not the only one new feature. Midway's Press release can describe them better than I can:
New Linked Multi-player Capabilities/Dynamic modes:
4-Player Tournaments – Battle to win the tournament trophy
Tag Team Mode – Two characters can be selected to fight until both have lost in single or multi-player
“Race To Raiden” – Arcade style with a twist that enables gamers to change fighters after each battle to become the first to win as Raiden
Arcade Play – Make in-game wagers on connected battles
Co-op Mode – Players can use multi-player, which is two vs. two
New Reverse Compatibility – Link with Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance favorites to fight head-to-head as Scorpion, Shang Tsung and Quan Chi to earn and wager gold “koins.” Combine with red “koins” to open even greater secrets and riches.
New Practice Mode – Wail on fighters while mastering fighting styles and special moves.
New Gambling – Players will be able to bet in-game on the outcome of linked battles, mini-games and other secret fighting challenges.
New Red “Koins” – Earn new red “koins” in order to unlock or purchase hidden characters, backgrounds and other features in the “krypt.” Red “koins” can only be earned by playing Mortal Kombat: Tournament Edition.
New Battlegrounds – Fight in new dynamic environments such as the Lost Tomb, Wu Shi Academy, Sarna Ruins, Molochs Lair, as well as most popular backgrounds from the original Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance.
New Warriors – Test fighting skills as Cyrax, Drahmin, Hsu Hao, Johnny Cage, Mavado, Raiden and Reptile or newcomers Bo Rai Cho and Nitra.
Exclusive Characters for the Game Boy Advance – Sareena plus two secret fighters.
Improved Extended Player Statistics – Extended player statistics can be viewed for individual characters and player profile information can be saved in the game pack.
Our MK: TE edition section will be updated with information about the game as soon as possible.
IGN posted a new preview of the incoming Mortal Kombat game for GBA. Here are the most important things from the article and the screenshots in the multimedia section.
1. The story will be the same as in MK: DA.
2. There are a view new backgrounds.
3. Red and Yellow koins to collect.
If you want to read the article click here. Don't forget to take a look at the multimedia section by clicking here.
Game Informer and Electronic Gaming Monthly are the first two magazines, that reviewed the new Mortal Kombat: Tournament Edition.
Here is a part from the article in Game Informer Magazine:
"The core gameplay mechanics haven't changed in the slightest since last year's phenomenal handheld conversion of Deadly Alliance. Tournament Edition simply adds depth to the experience. On the multiplayer end, up to four players can compete for a trophy in tournaments or team up in an intense Tekken Tag-style two-on-two team match."
The game was rated with:
Game Informer - 8.5/10
Electronic Gaming Monthly - 4.0/10
The game will ship later next month.
Midway just published the first Mortal Kombat: Tournament Edition trailer on their official web page. Actually the trailer is old, from Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance commercial, but with the Mortal Kombat: Tournament Edition box art at the end. If you want to download it, here is the direct link:
It is only 2.3MB
MK5.Org posted their final update, based on this years E3. Part of the update are also 16 gameplay movies from Mortal Kombat: Tournament Edition. The game has now a new release date - November 2003. Here are the direct links, if you want to download these movies:
Here is the picture of the front side of Mortal Kombat: Tournament Edition box.
- Scorpion VS Quan Chi
- Sarenna VS Quan Chi
- The Krypt
- Main Menu
- Select Screen
- Intro Screen
- Options Screen
- Practice Mode
- Survival Mode
- Tag Team Mode (Single Player)
- Tag Team Mode (Multiplayer)
- Tournament Mode
- Tournament Mode Winning Screen
- Reptile's Bio
- Sareena's Bio
- The Ending Credits