News Archive - September 2004
Mortal Kombat: Deception - Online Impressionsby Gambid on Sep 30, 2004 :: 0
IGN published a new Mortal Kombat: Deception article entitled Mortal Kombat: Deception - Online Impressions. Below is a part of it:
Anyway, after our initial selections were made, it was off to the match we went -- with almost no load times during the transition from the select screen to the arena whatsoever. Even better is that once the mysterious voice said, "fight" we were immediately throwing down as if we were sitting in the same room together. To say that I was blown away with just how smooth and responsive the online portion of the fighting truly is, is an understatement, as Mortal Kombat: Deception is seriously the most lag-free Internet fighting game I've ever played. And over the course of our six different match-ups with various kinds of characters, I never once experienced a single hitch or stutter in the action. I could tell right off the bat that Midway is sporting some serious network code here, and can only begin to wonder just how blown away other players will be when they get to try online for the first time as well.
Click here to read the complete article.
Click here to download the three movies that comes with this article.
If you haven't pre-orderred Mortal Kombat: Deception yet, here is maybe your last chance to do it:
Mortal Kombat: Deception with FREE Mini Strategy Guide for PlayStation 2
Mortal Kombat Deception Kollector's Edition with FREE Mini Strategy Guide for PlayStation 2
Mortal Kombat: Deception with FREE Mini Strategy Guide for XBox
Mortal Kombat Deception Kollector's Edition with FREE Mini Strategy Guide for XBox
Thanks to our site visitors reiko and Juggernaut for this news.
Mortal Kombat Wireless Newsby Gambid on Sep 29, 2004 :: 0
In a press release THQ Wireless has announced that it has obtained the license to several Midway's classic arcade games, including the original Mortal Kombat. Below is a part of the press release:
THQ Wirelessä Inc., a subsidiary of THQâ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI), today announced that it has obtained a license from MidwayÒ to bring seven of the best Midway arcade titles to mobile devices. All games and content are expected to be available through leading carriers worldwide.
From Mortal Kombat’s signature moves, to the flying action of Joust, to the outer space warfare of Defender, THQ Wireless is bringing Midway’s classic arcade hits to mobile users across the globe.
"Midway’s timeless arcade classics remain as fun and addictive as they were nearly 10 to 20 years ago - these hits will never go out of style," said Tim Walsh, president of THQ Wireless. "It’s a testimony to technological advances that gameplay experiences that once stood six feet tall can now fit into gamer’s pockets."
"Midway is excited to see THQ bring these classics to mobile phones," said Steve Booth, vice president of licensing at Midway. "THQ has committed to develop content and graphics that have the same look, feel and sounds of the original arcade games; you can carry an entire arcade everywhere you go."
The complete text of the press release you can read here. Expect more news very soon.
Mortal Kombat: Devastation Newsby Gambid on Sep 28, 2004 :: 8
The Unofficial Mortal Kombat 3 Movie Page posted the following news:
More news to feast on, Kombatants. Russell Mulcahy, director of MK: Devastation, has said to be signed on for a fourth MK film. Reportedly, Threshold is aiming to completely FORGET Mortal Kombat: Annihilation due to poor attitude surrounding it, and instead sort of have MK: Devastation be bet the sequel to the first MK movie. Not only that, but a fourth one is supposed play off MK:D.
Confused? Heh. Think as it this way: First comes Mortal Kombat (the first movie), Mortal Kombat: Devastation, then Mortal Kombat: Warzone (working title). The existance of a fourth MK movie will probably be up to how well MK3 does.
Don't forget that filming will start late October to early November in Australia and China!
Thanks to our forum member reiko for this update.
New Death Trapsby ded on Sep 28, 2004 :: 0
IGN has continued their Death Traps article. This time they reviewed: The Dragon King Temple, Falling Clifs, and The Sky Temple arenas. Again, with each death trap comes video in wmv format.
Click here to read the article.
Official I-Guide Website Updateby Gambid on Sep 27, 2004 :: 0
The Official I-Guide Website has been updated and information about the Mortal Kombat: Deception I-Guide has been added. It is now known that:
- The I-Guide will be released on October 4-th, just like the game
- The I-Guide will include a lot of small movies that shows the characters performing their moves
- The website now has a trailer for the I-Guide
- The I-Guide will also have a printable codes with the most important things, so you will not need to change the DVDs just to see a code or move.
- If you haven't done it yet, here is your chance to pre-order this wonderful guide from both Amazon.com and Amazon.ca. Check the links below:
Click here to pre-order it from Amazon.com and here for Amazon.ca
Thanks to our forum member reiko for the heads-up on this update.