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News Archive - January 2009

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1.8 Million Copies of MK vs. DCU Sold, Next MK In The Works

by Gambid on Jan 26, 2009 :: 2

Midway has just announced that over 1,8 Million copies of Mortal Kombat VS. DC Universe have been sold worldwide. Commenting the success of the game, creative director Ed Boon shares with us that work on the next installment of the franchise has already begun. From the press release:

Well Over One Million Units of Mortal Kombat® vs. DC Universe Sold Worldwide

CHICAGO – January 26, 2009 – Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), a leading interactive entertainment publisher and developer, today announced that the company has shipped approximately 1.8 million units of Mortal Kombat® vs. DC Universe worldwide for the Xbox®360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system.

"Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe was the result of countless hours of hard work by many people, and seeing the game surpass the million-seller plateau makes it worth all the effort," said Ed Boon, Mortal Kombat co-founder and creative director, Midway. "We're already hard at work on our next version of Mortal Kombat, and look forward to being able to reveal more details in the future."

Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe also continues to set a number of internal Midway records. The game was the most pre-ordered MK title in company history, and more than 3.6 million Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe matches have been played online worldwide for the PS3, according to numbers from GameSpy Technology,* which provides connected gaming, multiplayer and statistics gathering services to the title.

The standard edition of Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe is available for a U.S. suggested retail price of $59.95, and a limited number of copies of the Kollector's Edition are still available for a U.S. suggested retail price of $69.95.

The Developers Challenge You To Mortal Kombat

by Gambid on Jan 23, 2009 :: 0

Ed Boon's personal website, Noob.Com has recently been updated and one of the news on it is a challenge. That's right, the Mortal Kombat VS. DC Universe developers team challenges you to Mortal Kombat. Here is the announcement:

This Friday (Jan 23) several members of the MK development team will be online playing Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe on Xbox Live and the Playstation Network. Now is your chance to see how your MK skills stack up against the people who made the game!

Here is the list of the people, who will be playing online:

- Ed Boon - Creative Director/Team Lead
- Paulo Garcia - Senior Designer
- Brian Lebaron - Designer
- Ryan Rosenberg - Environment Artist
- Eddie Ferrier - Designer
- Adam Hernandez - Design Support
- Hector Sanchez - Producer
- Dave Bulvan - Lead Software Tester
- Derek Kirtzic - Gameplay Tester
- Shaun Himmerick - Producer
- Hans Lo - Producer

And below you can find the exact scedule;

XBOX™ Live:
Friday, Jan. 23rd - 8PM (ET) - 11PM (ET)

- Kamidogu
- MK Noob
- MK Hornbuckle
- MK HanzoHasashi
- MK BlindKenshi
- MK Tundra
- MK Apep
- MK Ketchup
- MK Mustard
- MK Skully
- FreezeGoroSweep

The PlayStation® Network:
Friday, Jan. 23rd - 10PM (ET) - Midnight (ET).

- Kamidogu
- MKNoob
- MKHornbuckle
- MKHanzoHasashi
- MKBlindKenshi
- MKTundra
- MKApep
- MKKetchup
- MKMustard
- MKSkully
- FreezeGoroSweep

This is indeed a unique chance, so go and put your skills to a test.

Wired.Com: Top 10 Games of December 2008

by Gambid on Jan 23, 2009 :: 0

Wired.Com has published their list of the top 10 Games of December 2008. Guess what? Mortal Kombat VS. DC Universe made it to both, the PlayStation 3 and the XBox 360 list.

Our congratulations to the development team.

Click here for more information.

New Ed Boon Interview

by Gambid on Jan 23, 2009 :: 0

It has definitely been a while since our last update. Let just say, that we all deserved a nice short break after the tons of news and updates that were made around the release of Mortal Kombat VS. DC Universe.

But you didn't think that we will let a whole month pass without an update, did you? So, let us begin:

After a short period of silence, the Mortal Kombat development team finally started to show some presence again.

In a recent interview, Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon confirmed that there are still plans to get Downloadable Content to the gamers. However things aren't that far yet, but Ed Boon expects at least one character from both sides (Mortal Kombat and DC) in one downloadable packet.

Click here if you want to listen to the entire interview.

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