GameSpy published a preview of the upcoming cell version of the original Mortal Kombat. The small article also gives new information about the number of the playable characters in the game:
Mortal Kombat (Cell)
By Levi Buchanan | June 28, 2004
THQ Wireless orders you to "Finish him!"
Midway wowed E3 audiences with its incredibly playable on-line edition of Mortal Kombat: Deception for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox. But what about the rest of us, those that need their bloodlust sated on the bus, or in the back of a lecture hall?
THQ Wireless has us covered. Mortal Kombat is on the way to your handset. Only a few months separate you and ripping the spine out of Scorpion. We didn't actually have a chance to play this mobile edition at E3, but THQ Wireless assured us that franchise fans will be happy with this scaled-back (only four available fighters), but loving port from Backbone Entertainment of the arcade classic that turned this industry on its ear.
Click here to see Mortal Kombat (cell) section on their site.
It is now possible to preorder Mortal Kombat: Deception Collector's Edition for XBox at EBGames. Below are the details about it:
Mortal Kombat: Deception Collector's Edition
Pre-Order: Ships on 10/04/2004
Includes the standard Mortal Kombat: Deception, plus these bonus features:
- Special Edition Packaging
- An “arcade perfect” version of Mortal Kombat 1
- Comprehensive “The History of Mortal Kombat” from inception through MK: Deception
- Additional 15 character video bios (25 total)
- Serialized limited edition trading card
Shocking and evil, Mortal Kombat: Deception pushes martial arts-style fighting and the Mortal Kombat franchise to new heights with an innovative fighting system, unparalleled depth and brutally intense action that will appeal to long-time Mortal Kombat fans as well as next-generation gamers. The game features lightning-fast hand-to-hand and special weapons combat, secret and returning characters, moves and combinations with new death-dealing battles and fatalities.
Click here to preorder the game.
According to the latest information that appeared on GameSpot and IGN the release dates for Mortal Kombat: Deception are:
U.S. (NTSC) Version - 10.04.2004
European (PAL) Version - 11.05.2004
Thanks to our visitor John for the heads up!
In a news article GameSpot gives us more details on the controller of the upcomming Mortal Kombat game for Jakks Pacific plug and play TV Games device:
Jakks Pacific announced that it is planning to release the arcade version of Mortal Kombat as a plug-and-play TV Games device. Of special interest to fans of the classic fighter, the controller for Mortal Kombat will be an exact replica of the original Mortal Kombat arcade panel. The device will be available in October for about $20.
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Earlier today Mortal Kombat Online reported the following news:
Earlier we reported that there was a rumour going around that Midway would be renaming Mortal Kombat: Deception in Europe. Our sources within Midway have partially confirmed this rumour today: MK: Deception will be renamed Mortal Kombat: Mystification in France only. All other markets will carry the game with its original title.