Game Chronicles Magazine has updated their site with a new interview with Shaun Himmerick, the producer of Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks. In the interview he talks about its development, timeline, multiplayer and much more. He also mentions that there is an upcoming game featuring a popular MK character.
My name is Shaun Himmerick and I am the producer of Mortal Kombat Shaolin Monks. I have been with Midway for 5 years and with the Mortal Kombat team for almost 2 years now, working on the MK:Shaolin Monks project. The game is being developed out of the Midway LA office, formerly Paradox Development. Even though this game was originally being done as a 3rd party project, the MK team in Chicago has maintained very close contact and worked closely with the team in LA. The art directors on MKSM are Tony Goskie and Steve Beran from the MK Deception team and have been apart of the MK team for many games. As well, Ed Boon is the Creative Director of the game.
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IGN has published to following article:
"The guys at Epic are huge Mortal Kombat fans," said Steve Allison, the chief marketing officer who's also currently serving as executive producer for L.A. Rush. "So when we did the publishing deal for Unreal Championship 2 with them it started as a 'wouldn't it be cool if we could put some MK characters in the Unreal universe?' more as a joke, and then the Epic guys said, 'Let's do it!.' Raiden was chosen because he was the one guy the Epic guys all wanted unanimously. He also fits the Unreal universe well, given his orientation around lightning based projectiles."
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GameSpot has reported the following news:
Mortal Kombat: Deception will hit the GameCube ahead of schedule; fatalities begin February 28.
Midway today pushed up the release date for the GameCube version of Mortal Kombat: Deception. Deception will now hack its way onto Nintendo's console February 28, one week earlier than its previous release date of March 7.
Mortal Kombat: Deception is rated M for Mature and will retail for $49.99. For more information on the game, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.
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The Official Mortal Kombat: Deception website has updated with the bios for Goro and Shao Kahn:
Place of origin: Outworld
Foes: Kitana, Raiden, Liu Kang
My defeat at the hands of the Earthrealm warriors had left me weakened, and my dominance in Outworld was waning. Kitana's forces were closing in. It was only a matter of time before they would overrun my stronghold. Using a powerful magical item retrieved long ago by my minions, I created a clone of myself to draw my enemies' attention while I escaped into the wild. When I have regained my strength, I will destroy all who have opposed my rule.
Place of origin: Outworld
Allies: Shao Kahn
Foes: Baraka, Kitana
Kitana's army allied with my Shokan warriors in an attempt to destroy my old master, Shao Kahn. It was rumored that he has weakening and that our victory was inevitable. During the last battle against Kano's milita, however, I was attacked from behind by a shadow warrior, Noob Saibot. I do not know for how long I lay dying on the battlefield, but when I regained consciousness, I was greeted by the last person I expected to see...