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News Archive - August 2004

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Mortal Kombat 1 No Longer Part Of MAT2

by Gambid on Aug 3, 2004 :: 15

According to the latest information Mortal Kombat 1 may no longer be part of Midway Arcade Treasures 2.

Midway Games Inc., a leading software industry publisher and developer, today announced the updated game list for Midway Arcade Treasures 2, a compilation of twenty of your all-time favorite arcade classics all found on one disk. In addition to the updated line-up, Midway also unveiled the new "look" for its Midway Arcade Treasures brand packaging (see Midway Web site information below).

The sequel to the successful Midway Arcade Treasures (2003), Midway Arcade Treasures 2 is scheduled to ship October 11, 2004, for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft and the Nintendo GameCube™ with a suggested retail price of $19.99. The revised line-up will consist of the following classic titles:

- A.P.B.™
- Arch Rivals™
- Championship Sprint™
- Cyberball 2072™
- Gauntlet® 2
- Hard Drivin'®
- Kozmik Kroozr'™
- Mortal Kombat® 3
- Mortal Kombat® II
- Pit Fighter™
- Primal Rage®
- Rampage World Tour®
- Spy Hunter® 2
- Timber™
- Total Carnage™
- Wacko™
- Wizard of Wor™
- Xenophobe®
- Xybots™

Midway also announced the official site of the compilation title:

Official Site Update

by Gambid on Aug 3, 2004 :: 2

The Official Site of Mortal Kombat: Deception has finally been updated. A lot of new stuff has been added, including background images, renders, trailers, screenshots and pre-order information.

Click here to visit the site.

Thanks to -NIGHTWOLF- for this update.

MK: D Limited Edition Information

by Gambid on Aug 3, 2004 :: 11

A special edition of Mortal Kombat: Deception will be available on both Play Station 2 and X-Box consoles. You can preorder both Mortal Kombat: Deception Kollector's Edition (for X-Box) and Mortal Kombat: Deception Premium Pack (for PS2) at EB Games or at Brady Games. The release date on every product is October 4.

In a news article IGN gives us some more information regarding the new limited edition of Mortal Kombat: Deception:

August 02, 2004 - In an announcement out of Chicago this evening, Midway Games has officially announced something that anxious gamers who have been pre-ordering may have already noticed -- that a special edition of Mortal Kombat: Deception is definitely on the way. In fact, there are several of them.

Officially known as Mortal Kombat: Deception Premium Pack, and Mortal Kombat: Deception Kollector's Edition, the special sets will ship on the same day as the regular editions (October 4), only with the benefit of extra features. The Xbox-only versions of the game, known as MK: Deception Kollector's Edition, features four distinctive packaging options that star Baraka, Mileena, Raiden, and Scorpion. The PlayStation 2-only Premium Pack, on the other hand, boasts a specialized cover with the legendary Sub-Zero.

Each limited edition game will retail for $59.95 and will include an arcade-perfect version of the original Mortal Kombat. In addition, there will also be more than 40 minutes of bonus DVD video content which incorporates a "History of Mortal Kombat short film and exclusive biographical videos for all 25 playable characters. As an added bonus, each of the five different MK: Deception limited edition sets will also contain a serialized and embossed metal Kollector's Card created exclusively for that copy of the game.

Included on the media page below are the official boxarts for all five versions of Mortal Kombat: Deception Limited Edition. Simply follow the link to check them out. We'll see you again real soon with more.

You can read this article here.

Below are all the covers of the Limited edition:

Thanks to Kody Powell and reiko for the heads-up on this story.

Mortal Kombat: Deception Official Trailer 3

by Gambid on Aug 1, 2004 :: 12

GameSpot updated with the third Official Mortal Kombat: Deception trailer. A lot of interesting things can be seen in this trailer, including the Dragon King, Kira, Baraka's Hari Kiri and Kira's Fatality, Konquest mode versions of Tanya, Reptile and Kitana and a lot more.

You can download this trailer here. The filesize is 63MB. The trailer is in .mov format and requires Quick Time Player.

Thank to kody, Clowny, TheElderSiN and all others for the information on this update.

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