News Archive - October, 2002
Another day, another MK: Deadly Alliance video
As we approach the November release, another video is out the door at IGN.com; this time Sub-Zero's skeleton rip Fatality. A direct link is provided below:

The heads up this time goes to forum/chat regular A1n_S0ph_Aur.

Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance TV commercial
Midway.com has released a TV commercial for Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance. It is a mixture of the previously released cinematic spot and shots from the actual gameplay. The release date "Fatality Friday" is not included, so unless we see otherwise, this commercial will not appear on television until November 22nd. To download this commercial click on the link below:

Thanks to Dante_Is_Back from our chatroom for the tip.

PS2 IGN Article Explores MK:DAs Content!
PS2 IGN has released an article detailing some of the changes and features that will be available in the final version of Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance! The two-page article covers a wide range of topics, from the number of fighting styles and attacks available to each character, to the secrets and extras included in the game! For example, the Konquest mode is described in detail, giving us a look into the up-until-now mysterious mode. From the article:
There are 218 missions in all, and as you move throughout the landscape the challenges become increasingly difficult and worth more Kurrency than is available elsewhere. To add a little flare to the progression of things, the developers have also included a storyline to go along with the action. So while you may be playing through as Shang Tsung for instance, you'll go throughout his entire adventure step by step. From the moment he allies with Quan Chi to the time he? well, we'll keep that a secret for now. Needless to say, it's all played out right there in front of the player and adds a lot of depth to a normally dullard feature.
The article also goes into detail about the mysterious koffins one can open using hard-won kurrency, and the types of kurrency that can be won and spent. In addition, some of the other menu features first seen in the game menu shown at E3 were described.
The types of goodies at your disposal are enormous, and can be accessed from another menu option known as "Kontent". Once you've reached that menu the bonuses you've uncovered are separated into distinct categories for easy navigation. Backgrounds, biographies, and other personality specific items are contained under the "Character" icon in the menu selection screen, and it's in your best interest to focus on this area of the Krypt first. A great section to visit when looking for more information on your favorite fighters, you can confirm the combatants and costumes you've found along the way or even check out hidden backgrounds in the "Arena" selection.
Not until now have we had a full and concise listing of the changes and features in Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance in one article. To read the article in its entirety, click here.

Thanks to forum member toturi for the heads-up on this article!
Big Kenshi update at IGN XBox!
IGN released 13 screenshots and 3 new videos in QuickTime format, all featuring Kenshi a.k.a. Blind Kenshi.
All media is taken from the Xbox version of the game.
Note that you can only access a limited amount of media a day, unless you're a member of IGN Insider, which is a payed service.
To go directly to the downloads page, click here.

Greetins,

Acj.
New PS2 MKDA Images at Gamespot!
Gamespot has updated with twelve new images from Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance, including two great shots of the select screen. Most of the in-game shots, save one, feature Sub-Zero fighting against a variety of opponents. The select screen images show all twenty-one characters' icons, plus select screen portraits for Sub-Zero, Bo Rai Cho, Kenshi, and the previously-unseen portrait of Hsu Hao (formerly Khan), complete with hat.

To see the images, click here.

Thanks for forum member mantrasun and forum/chat member chameleon66 for the heads-up on this update!
MK:DA Movie Madness at IGN!
IGN has come through with several movies in Quicktime format. These movies show gameplay and other assorted goodness for the Playstation 2, Game Cube, and Game Boy Advance versions. To grab them, click on the following links:
Please be aware that IGN only allows downloading ten movies per day, unless you're an IGN Insider member.

Thanks to forum/chat member Total-MK for the heads-up!
Hands-On Preview of MK:DA at Pocket IGN!
Pocket IGN has updated with their hands-on preview of the final version of Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance for the Game Boy Advance! Their preview was mostly positive, often to their own surprise. From the article:
Midway's Mortal Kombat series hasn't exactly had a flawless track record on handheld systems. One might even say there hasn't been a decent version of that series on any handheld system. The last time the game made its way to the portable market was Midway's Mortal Kombat Advance, an absolutely horrible recreation of Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 on the Game Boy Advance. After that debacle, some fans of the series may never trust another version of Mortal Kombat on the GBA. That, friends, would be a mistake: Midway today sent over the final build of Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance for the Game Boy Advance, and after putting a good couple of hours into the bloody bout, I'm comfortable in saying that Midway put the right team on this project.
The article goes into detail, talking about the controls, game engine, graphics, and features such as player profiles. To read the article in its entirety, click here.

Thanks to forum/chat member nthdimension for bringing the article to my attention!

10 new gameplay videos released on IGN.com!
IGN.com just released 10 new movieclips featuring gameplay footage of the Xbox version of MK:DA.
The movies are in Quicktime version, and you cannot download all 10 in one day unless you're a member of IGN Insider.
To go directly to the download page, click here.

Greetings,

Acj (omg I made a news post).
MK:DA Opening Cinematic Available from IGN!
IGN has come through again with a new video available only to IGN Insider members from Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance. Unlike the previous videos, however, this one contains the opening cinematic from the game, where Quan Chi and Shang Tsung turn against Shao Kahn, and shows the events leading to their murder of the Earth champion, Liu Kang. Once again, due to copyright restrictions, we are not posting the video online. However, to read the article and download the video (if you're an IGN Insider member), click here.

Our thanks to forum/chat member Total-MK for bringing the video to our attention!

Can we say...................... FATALITY!
Gamespot Complete members should stop whatever they are doing and download the first video of a FATALITY performed by Johnny Cage! Details to come.
New Select Screen Image Available!
Planet GameCube, as part of their coverage of Nintendo's Cube Club Tour, has managed to snag the clearest shot so far of the select screen from Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance! This image shows a select screen with two players ready to battle it out, with portraits of Johnny Cage and Bo Rai Cho! There are twenty one characters, with seven rows of three, but the bottom nine characters are greyed out, possibly not playable on the Cube Club Tour version.

To see the image, click here. Our thanks to the members of the forum for bringing this to our attention!

On an unrelated note, we do apologize for all of the issues that have been occuring with the site slowdowns and the busy server error messages. We're down to our final option, and are in talks right now with our hosting provider, Hostrocket, to upgrade the hardware on the server the site sits on. We appreciate your patience as we try to correct these frustrating problems, and thank you for all of your support.

Three New MK:DA Movies at IGN!
IGN has updated their coverage of Thursday's Cube Club event in Los Angeles, with a brief report on Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance. From the article:

The title, shown on one kiosk near the back of the spot, drew a good amount of gamers interested in the old-school fight mechanics and bloody, quick-thrill combos. It looked fairly solid, by our best estimates, with detailed characters, crisp texture work, fluid fighter animations, vivid particle effects and more, all of which ran smoothly at 60 frames per second.
The article also includes three videos only available to IGN Insider members. These include in-fight scenes of Scorpion and Sub-Zero. Once again, for copyright reasons, we are not posting the movies on the site, but if you're an IGN Insider member they can be reached through the article!

To read the article in its entirety, click here.

Our thanks to Sutaz and Mkscorpion33 for the heads-up!

New MKDA/Adema Postcard
The new Game Informer (Nov. 2002, issue 115) has a 2-page ad for MK: Deadly Alliance with a postcard in the middle adverising MKDA and Adema.
MK: Deadly Alliance Screenshot Mayhem!
We've got our greedy little hands on an overwhelming amount of new screenshots from Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance that leaked to the web recently. These are from all versions of the game and include the first in-game shots of characters Reptile, Nitara, and Hsu Hao (it's Khan in the pictures, his name has since been changed). Some of these might be repeats of images we have already updated with in the past. If you had problems finding these pictures elsewhere, here they are in one central spot. Just click on any of the thumbnails for a larger version. Enjoy!
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New MK: Deadly Alliance select screen shown at ECTS
Check out a photo that was taken of the select screen for a version of Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance that was shown at the ECTS event  in England. The new roster, comprised of 21 available spots, is a newer version of the select screen than what we showed you in our E3 coverage last May.

New select screen?

Thanks to Belokk-PMK for sending this our way.

New GameBoy Advance Deadly Alliance screenshots
Just saw this new batch of screenshots of the Gameboy Advance version of Mortal: Kombat Deadly Alliance. The game looks incredible! From IGN Pocket:

The GBA game will feature many of the elements that have been established in the console version's design, including items, characters, and secrets that can be unlocked and purchased with coins that you earn during fights. Players can even gamble during a bout to increase their earnings. Of course, all the bloody violence that's expected of the Mortal Kombat series will be in this game...including blood splatters that stick to the floor during a fight, as well as fatalities that can be performed after you've decimated your opponent. The GBA version will also have a couple of mini-games between fights, including Test Your Might and Test Your Sight. And, naturally, you'll be able to link up with a buddy and brawl against him...but he'll need a copy of the cartridge as well.

For the rest of the article click here.
Adema Immortal Video Premieres on MTV.com
Thanks to Midway for sending word that MTV.com has released the premiere of the entire video of "Immortal", part of Adema's new album entitled The Immortal which will be released on October 22, 2002. From the MTV webpage:

"Immortal" appears on the new Adema EP, The Immortal, AND is the first release from the Mortal Kombat video game soundtrack. Adema was approached by the video game maker to participate in the project because they were looking for a hard rock band that would appeal to the same audiences as the those that played the video game. The video was shot in New Orleans on June 6th. The band was shot performing in front of a "green screen" and then they were inserted into the environment of the video game.

To view the Adema video click here.
Midway releases Deadly Alliance DVD videos
Midway has released a collection of some old and new videos for Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance which includes some of the actual DVD content that will appear with the game on Fatality Friday, November 22, 2002. Click on any of the links below to start the download:

Thanks again to our forum posters for the news tip.

WWE contest / Deadly Alliance commercial in select theaters
There is a contest over at WWE in which the winner goes to New York and plays MK: Deadly Alliance against a WWE celebrity. Furthermore, you can also download more screenshots of the game from this website.

UPDATE: We now have confirmation that Midway is running a cinema spot for MK: Deadly Alliance which is currently airing in select R-rated theaters across the country. The commercial will run until November 21st, 2002, which is a 15 second clip of Scorpion and Quan Chi fighting. The WWE Mortal Kombat Sweepstakes page has a preview of the commercial in streaming format, but the theater version will be far more incredible with 35 MM Dolby Surround Sound.

Thanks to many users for the heads up on this!

MKDA Poster in PSM
Just noticed the new PSM issue in the newsstands - it seems that PSM decided to dis their loyal subscribers by only including the poster in the newsstand version of the magazine.  Thanks, PSM, I'll remember that when my subscription expires and you want me to renew.  Anyway, it is a pretty cool poster; it has Quan Chi and Scorpion fighting it out and everything.
Stop the rumors- Third Mortal Kombat film in production!
UGO recently conducted an interview with Joshua Wexler, associate producer and writer of Mortal Kombat Annihilation, about his martial-arts centered cable network in the works called Blackbelt TV. This network will feature a wide sort of programming including classic kung fu movies and syndicated television shows including Mortal Kombat Conquest. More interest to us however is a key point in the interview where Josh is asked if he is involved with the third Mortal Kombat movie. In the interview he announces it is indeed in production and that "we're going to reinvent the fighting genre. You're going to see fights like you've never seen before". This is really the first concrete evidence we have heard of the film, despite non-credible rumors that have been flying around from sites like the IMDb. With the rising hype of the coming release of MK: Deadly Alliance, this may have been all it took to get this film in the works. We'll keep you posted on any developments on this story.