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News Archive - October 2003

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New Midway Boss Talks the Talk

by Gambid on Oct 24, 2003 :: 7

Yesterday GameSpot posted an interview with David Zucker, Midway's new CEO. Unfortunately only a small part of it is about Mortal Kombat:

GS: To what degree will you draw on the company's back catalog of known franchises, and to what degree do you allocate resources to develop new brands? Or go after appropriate licenses?
DZ: We are looking to strike a balance between our catalog of known franchises and the development of new IP. Midway is fortunate to have a strong stable of compelling franchises, and we plan to create innovative new versions of franchises like Spy Hunter, Gauntlet, Mortal Kombat, NARC, Area 51, and others going forward.
GS: What do you consider the jewels of Midway's back catalog?
DZ: Mortal Kombat is the best-selling M-rated franchise of all time with over $1 billion in sales via four major sequels since it first launched in 1992. It outsells all other M franchises such as Take-Two's Grand Theft Auto series.
Suffice it to say that Ed Boon and our Mortal Kombat team are busy at work developing the next installment, and we have every reason to believe that it will be the most compelling and innovative fighting game to hit the market when it debuts.

Click here if you want to read the whole interview.

MK6 for Play Station 2 and Xbox only

by Gambid on Oct 21, 2003 :: 35

Not much is known about Mortal Kombat 6. According to the latest news the game will appear only for Sony Play Station 2 and XBox. It is unknown if there is going to be a Nintendo GameCube version. Probably not. But the game is still at the beginning of its development, so nothing can be said for sure.

Release Date - probably at the end of August 2004

Section Update

by Gambid on Oct 12, 2003 :: 14

Our Mortal Kombat: Tournament Edition section finally receive its update. Now it contains the following new things:

1. Basic information about the game
2. Story
3. All bios
4. All endings
5. 100% compatible Special Moves and Fatality list
6. Kodes and secrets
- The Krypt (Full content list)
- Hidden characters
- Weapon Fatalities
- Weapon colors
- The Final Secret
- VisualBoy Advance Kodes
- GameShark Kodes
- CodeBreaker Kodes
7. Screenshots


Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance Joins Greatest Hits

by Gambid on Oct 8, 2003 :: 14

Midway's Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance reaches Greatest Hits, Platinum Hits and Player's Choice Status for all three consoles. Congratulations to Midway for making this cool game. You can read the full article below.

The PlayStation 2 Computer Entertainment System, the Xbox Video Game System from Microsoft and Nintendo GameCube, Award Top-Selling Fighting Game Franchise Participation in Respective Programs

Midway Games Inc. (NYSE:MWY), a leading entertainment software publisher and developer, announced today that Mortal Kombat®: Deadly Alliance® has shipped as a Greatest Hits title for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and a Platinum Hits title for the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft. A Player's Choice title for the Nintendo GameCube™ will be available on October 27.

As new additions to these prestigious programs, Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance will be re-launched with new packaging at a suggested retail price of $19.99.

The PlayStation 2 version of Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance easily reached Greatest Hits status by selling through nearly one million units in North America. A Greatest Hit must sell more than 400,000 units during its first nine months on store shelves. The Xbox version of Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance was named a Platinum Hit by selling through nearly 450,000 units. Platinum status is given to products that manufacture more than 400,000 units after nine months. The Nintendo GameCube version of Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance sold 250,000 units, which qualified it for the Player's Choice standard. In total, Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance has sold through more than two million units worldwide since its release in November 2002.

The leading gaming media have also recognized Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance as a top choice. GamePro Magazine's 13th Annual Readers Choice Award for the best fighting game went to Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance, while GameSpot declared the game "Best fighting game of 2002" for Xbox and Nintendo GameCube, and IGN included it among its "Editor's Choice Awards" for PlayStation 2, Xbox and Nintendo GameCube. In March 2003, Gaming World X crowned Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance as the "Best Fighter" on Xbox.

Source: GCA - GameCube Advanced - Advanced Coverage of the GameCube and GameBoy Advance

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