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Mortal Kombat Online Attends Midway Winter Gamers Day 2007!

01/26/2007 :: Posted at 07:00 PM by DArqueBishop

It's that time of year again! I'm out here in beautiful and sunny Las Vegas, Nevada, where Midway Games held their annual Winter Gamers Day event, to show off upcoming games to the press! Of course, the main game on tap for the Mortal Kombat franchise was Mortal Kombat: Armageddon for the Nintendo Wii. We weren't able to take video of the presentation; however, unlike previous presentations, this one was the same video shown on GameSpot's site a couple of days back demonstrating the use of the Wiimote in the game. In the meantime, however, we can give you these official screenshots, complete with demonstrations of Wiimote use.

Blaze vs Kintaro in MK Armageddon for WiiScorpion flip-kicks Kira in MK: Armageddon for WiiSektor teleport punches Rain in MK: Armageddon for Wii
Demonstration of Wiimote move for Blaze's quake in MK: Armageddon.Demonstration of Wiimote motion for Goro's stomp in MK: ArmaggedonDemonstration of Wiimote motion for Meat's teleport in MK: Armageddon
Demonstration of Wiimote motion for Scorpion's flip in MK: ArmageddonDemonstration of Wiimote motion for Sektor's teleport in MK: Armageddon

In addition, Midway had several of their upcoming Playstation Network titles for the Playstation 3 onhand, including Mortal Kombat II. I spent some time playing MKII to get a feel for the game (especially in two-player). I walked away feeling that the emulation of the game was almost bug-free and arcade-perfect. The one bug that I encountered was in fact a common bug; I could not get Random Select to work properly. Otherwise, the game played almost flawlessly.

I also got to take the time to interview Ed Boon and Shaun Himmerick. During the interviews, we got hit with a couple of surprise revelations. One of these revelations had been suspected by fans before but is only now being confirmed. The other had actually gone against previous information we had been given.

  • Khameleon will in fact be a playable character in the Wii version of MK: Armageddon.
  • Midway is currently working on a Mortal Kombat title for the Nintendo DS.

We didn't find out too much about the DS title that's in development. All that Shaun would hint at was that while it wasn't a direct port of a previous title, it wouldn't be a brand-new game either. We'll definitely be keeping an eye on this story; as we learn more about the DS version, we'll be sure to report it here.

We have the interviews in both Apple Quicktime video format for broadband users, and also an audio-only version in MP3 format for those people who would merely like to listen to it.

This has been a quiet Gamers Day, all told, save for the two new big pieces of information we got in the interviews. As I said before, though, we'll definitely be keeping our eyes on these news stories, and when news breaks we'll be sure to bring it from you. From Las Vegas, this is D'Arque Bishop.

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