News Archive - February 2004
Mortal Kombat Secrets was one of the first to inform you that there will probably be no version of Mortal Kombat: Deception on Nintendo GameCube. We posted this news four months ago. According to the latest information the situation has not been changed. The only sure thing for now is that if MKVI comes out on GameCube it will not include online play. A GameCube version is still possible to be released, but this decision awaits to be taken. Keep checking for future information about the GameCube version of the game.
In a press release Midway announsed that Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance is still one of their top selling games alongside SpyHunter 2 and Midway Arcade Treasures. Here is what the company expects during this year:
The Company expects to release seven major titles in 2004 including: The Suffering, NBA Ballers, MLB SlugFest: Loaded, Psi Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy, Narc, Area 51, and Mortal Kombat VI. In addition to these major title releases, the Company expects to ship several other products in 2004 including value-priced games and PC games. "Our 2004 lineup is indicative of our new strategy of focusing on content for more mature gamers, over-the-top sports games and games that financially leverage existing Midway franchises and brands. We are eagerly awaiting the launch of our next two major products, The Suffering and NBA Ballers, as we believe these titles are the first to reflect Midway's new approach to developing and marketing games," commented Mr. Zucker.
As you can see by your own, there is a chance to see the next Mortal Kombat game for PC too.
If you want to read the complete text of the press release click here.
Another game site has information about the Mortal Kombat Kompilation game. The game is still not announced official. Here is the information that comes from GigEx:
Mortal Kombat Kompilation
Platforms: PlayStation 2
ESRB: Rating Pending
Release Date: 2004-12-31
The first three installments of the mega-hit fighting games will be gracing home consoles sometime in the near future. Word has it Midway might even include Ultimate MK3 and MK Trilogy.
You can find the information here.
Update: - 02.23.2004
Our long-time forum member MiNeOuT informed us that this information is also available at GamerFreed, the first site that reported something about Mortal Kombat Kompilation several months ago.
There is a new petition to the Mortal Kombat's Development Team. This time it is about the long waited Mortal Kombat Kompilation. There is a rumour that this game is currently in development. Three months ago Mortal Kombat Secrets was one of the first to post a news about this possible project. The news was based on an article published at GamerFreed. You can find the news here.
Here is the complete text of the petition:
Mortal Kombat fans have long awaited a compilation game that would include their favorite 2d Mortal Kombat games. Mortal Kombat Trilogy was to be the gem of the 2d games. Because of competing consoles and many other reasons the game was very unfinished. This petition is asking the Mortal Kombat Developers to remake Mortal Kombat Trilogy with many added features or at least a greatest hits game for current consoles systems.
Please click here and sign the petition.
In a press release JAKKS TV Games announces that the Company has signed a worldwide licensing agreement with Midway to produce a version of JAKKS' TV Games™ based on classic Midway® titles. Mortal Kombat is one of the games. Below is a part from the press release:
MALIBU, Calif., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (Nasdaq: JAKK) announced today that the Company has signed a worldwide licensing agreement with Midway to produce a version of JAKKS' TV Games™ based on classic Midway® titles. TV Games is a plug and play gaming system that contains multiple classic games in one single controller.
Midway TV Games will feature top-selling Midway games, including Mortal Kombat®, Spy Hunter®, Rampage®, Joust®, Defender® I & II, Robotron:2084®, Marble Madness®, Smash TV™, Super Sprint™ and Paperboy®. All that is needed are batteries and a TV -- No videogame consoles and no gaming cartridges are required. Simply plug TV Games into the A/V jacks of any standard television set, turn on and play. The lightweight, compact, all-inclusive controller, houses a combination of videogames with all of the hardware built right into the controller. This technology allows gaming fans to enjoy a number of videogames with just one single purchase.
"We are excited by the response to the TV Games platform from the nation's gaming community," commented Jennifer Richmond, senior vice president of licensing, JAKKS Pacific. "We are very pleased to add Midway to our exciting roster of top licenses, and believe their games like Mortal Kombat and Defender will be excellent additions to the TV Games line."
Midway TV Games will debut at International Toy Fair 2004, and is expected to retail for approximately $20.00. For more information on JAKKS Pacific's TV Games™ line, please go to http://www.jakkstvgames.com.
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