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Midway Announces MK: Armageddon Premium Edition

by Gambid on Aug 3, 2006 :: 6

In a press release Midway announced the premium edition and the Nintendo Wii version of Mortal Kombat: Armageddon. Here is the most interesting part of the text:

Bonus Features to Include Specialized Metal Packaging, New Character and Behind–the–Scenes Videos, Ultimate Mortal Kombat®3 and More

First Mortal Kombat Title for Nintendo Wii™ Scheduled to Ship in Q1 2007

CHICAGO – August 2, 2006 – Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), a leading interactive entertainment industry publisher and developer, today announced that four, all–new limited Premium Editions of Mortal Kombat®: Armageddon™ will be available for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system when the latest iteration of Midway's best–selling fighting franchise ships to stores nationwide, currently scheduled for October 9, 2006. Midway also today announced that Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, currently in development at Midway's Chicago studio, is expected to be available for Nintendo Wii™ in Q1 2007. More specific details on Mortal Kombat: Armageddon for the Wii will be unveiled later this year.

Available exclusively on the PlayStation®2, three of the four Mortal Kombat: Armageddon Premium Editions will feature metallic packaging covers that highlight some of the franchise's most popular character duos, including: Sindel & Shao Kahn, Johnny Cage & Goro, and Kano & Sonya. The fourth Premium Edition set will feature the general Mortal Kombat: Armageddon retail box art on metallic packaging. The Premium Edition sets have a suggested retail price of $49.95 and will also include the following:

* An arcade–perfect, playable of the original Ultimate Mortal Kombat® 3
* Over 60 minutes of bonus DVD video content featuring a "History of Fatalities" movie, along with new videos for more than 50 of the Mortal Kombat characters
* A metal package created exclusively for the limited edition Premium Edition sets; there will be four unique box fronts in total
* Animation cell cover art autographed by franchise co–creator, Ed Boon

MK:A Premium Edition

About Mortal Kombat: Armageddon

Mortal Kombat: Armageddon – the latest chapter in the award–winning video game fighting franchise. With the most complete roster ever, including every character from the Mortal Kombat fighting universe, revolutionary Create–A–Fighter and Create–A–Fatality modes, plus a new Konquest mode, Mortal Kombat: Armageddon promises to be the most complete, intensely lethal, fighting experience ever!

For more information about Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, please visit Limited Premium Editions available while supplies last.

They also released a box art image of the game:

Click here to read the entire press release.

Full Cast Render Updated

by Gambid on Aug 2, 2006 :: 13

Midway posted a new, updated version of the Full Cast Render for Mortal Kombat: Armageddon. Here are the changes:

- Meat, Chameleon and Motaro have been added
- Different look for Scorpion, Reptile, Sareen, Sektor and Noob Saibot

Click here to visit the official Mortal Kombat Armageddon Website.

Mortal Kombat: Armageddon Collectors Edition

by Gambid on Aug 2, 2006 :: 0

In a news article Games Radar revealed that there will be four different Collectors Edition versions of Mortal Kombat: Armageddon. From the article:

In a press release the rest of the world will get tomorrow, publisher Midway has announced four different Premium Packs for the PS2 version of Mortal Kombat: Armageddon. Retailing at $49.95, three of the higher-end limited editions of the game will ship with different embossed, metallic covers that feature paired characters Sindel and Shao Kahn; Kano and Sonya; and Johnny Cage and Goro. The fourth edition's box art will be identical to that of the "regular" edition of the game (the MK logo), but metallic.
While the boxes are different, all four versions appear to feature the same "kontent:" A 60-minute bonus DVD with a History of Fatalities movie and new videos for more than 50 characters, an animation cell of the cover art autographed by creator Ed Boon and an arcade-perfect version of Mortal Kombat 3.

Over at Midway Boards Cinder explained that there is a mistake in the article. Mortal Kombat 3 will not be the game to be included in the Collectors Edition. It will be Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3. This game will make its first appearance on the PlayStation 2 stage.

Click here to read the entire news article.

IGN: Wii Renders Fatalities

by Gambid on Aug 2, 2006 :: 2 posted the a news article in which is revealed that there will be a Nintendo Wii version of Mortal Kombat: Armageddon. Here is a part of the text:

"We are extremely excited to be bringing the action of Mortal Kombat: Armageddon to the Nintendo Wii in early 2007," said Steve Allison, chief marketing officer, Midway. "Our Chicago studio, under the direction of Ed Boon, has been working extremely hard to make Armageddon stand out in a big way with the inclusion of the entire Mortal Kombat character lineup, the Motor Kombat mini-game, a new Konquest mode and several other innovative gameplay additions that help keep the franchise at the top of its genre. We're confident that Wii fans will truly appreciate the finished product when it's ready to hit store shelves."

Click here to read the entire article.

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