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IGN Pocket scores interview with MK Advance developer
VirtucraftIf anyone is interested IGN Pocket released an interview with the guys over at Virtucraft, developer of Mortal Kombat Advance, about their part in the conversion of UMK3 for the Nintendo Gameboy Advance. Here are some highlights:

IGNpocket: Why did you choose to go with Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 in bringing the series to the handheld? Why not MK Trilogy, or even a version of Mortal Kombat 4?

Brian Beuken: The GBA is essentially a 2D system and we wanted to produce the an amalgam of best of the 2D games. Its not a straight port of UMK3, rather it takes the best bits from Mortal Kombat 1, 2, 3, and Trilogy and crunches them all together. launches MK Advance Site. has updated today with a section dedicated to Mortal Kombat Advance which has 4 additional screenshots from the game. The following is taken from the site:

- More than 20 characters to select from, including bosses and hidden characters
- Discover all of the combos, fatalities and friendships
- Master your technique in single player Mortal Kombat
- Use the Game Boy® Advance Game Link® Cable to battle your friends in 1-on-1 and 2-on-2 Kombat

Mortal Kombat Advance Screenshots!
Pocket IGN has finally come through with twelve screenshots of the upcoming Mortal Kombat Advance! All returning characters from  Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 seem to have made the return except Sheeva. Everything from Fatalities to Friendships are intact making this the largest Mortal Kombat handheld port ever created. Support for two players will be available via a link cable.  MK Advance, developed by Virtucraft, is set to be released December 30, 2001. All shots below are courtesy of IGN.


MK Advance - Screenshot 1 MK Advance - Screenshot 2 MK Advance - Screenshot 3
Mortal Kombat Advance Details Released
According to the release by Pocket IGN, The next Mortal Kombat game for Nintendo's Game Boy Advance will be titled Mortal Kombat Advance and be a port of Ultimate MK3. The Game being developed by the company Virtucraft is expected sometime this Winter (the article hints at December).

Mortal Kombat Advance

Mortal Kombat Name Change?
According to a recent update at Boon's site, MK5 may not be named "Mortal Kombat" as previously stated by many sources. This comes in response to an article about the next Mortal Kombat recently published in the gaming magazine EGM.