News Archive - October, 2007
No More MK: Armageddon Bios Being Created

Earlier today, Cinder from the official Midway forums, posted a bit of news regarding the status of future MK: Armageddon bios. The following was stated:

Just got an update about MKA Bios.

The Mortal Kombat team is focusing all of its resources towards development of the next Mortal Kombat game for next gen consoles. As, a result no additional MKA Bios are being created.

Cinder

So with that, it seems that the door has been closed on the storyline of MK: Armageddon. If this should change at any time in the future, we will be sure to alert you all with another news posting.

Click here to read Cinder's post.

Thanks to forum member for sending in this bit of news.

Sheevas Skin Peel Fatality Included In IGNs List Of Top 10 Goriest Game Deaths
The folks over at IGN have compiled a list of what they believe to be the top ten goriest game deaths of all time, and of course, Mortal Kombat appeared on the list. To be sure, there were some other gruesome deaths which also gave MK a run for its money.

From the article:
How do you pick the goriest death scene from one of the most notoriously bloody fighting series in gaming history? You look at all of them and pick the one that grosses you out the most. We realize this is a matter of personal taste (or lack thereof), but for our money, peeling someone's flesh from their bloody skeleton in one slippery slough is about as gory as it gets. Flawless victory.

I guess you could say there's just something a-peel-ing about this Fatality!

To read the article in its entirety, click here. A huge thanks go to for directing our attention towards this piece of news!
Cinder Posts Teaser Pic From The Art Of Midway
It looks like Cinder over at the Midway Boards is still at it! He continues to provide kontent to the MK fans, this time a high-resolution image that appears as a page from the book, The Art of Midway. The image happens to be of Sonya Blade from MK: Shaolin Monks:
To see Cinder's original post, click here. Our big thanks go to for the News Leads on this one!
Ultimate Mortal Kombat Teaser Site Online!

The official site for the upcoming portable release on the Nintendo DS, Ultimate Mortal Kombat, is now online. After confirming your age and entering, you will be taken to the main page from which you can access the trailer, a short collection of the game being played on a visible DS system, by clicking on the large MK dragon logo.

There aren't many other features on the site currently, but you can find a button for signing up for updates in the lower left hand portion of the page. On the right hand side, you can find a link to the official Midway forums. As the site adds further content, we will be sure to keep you posted.

Thanks to forum member for the news.

Midway Releases Puzzle Kombat Trailer for Ultimate Mortal Kombat!

The folks over at Midway have made another trailer available from the upcoming Nintendo DS title, Ultimate Mortal Kombat! This trailer, lasting just under a minute, focuses on the Puzzle Kombat game mode. The trailer not only shows some of the special moves in the game, it also features some of the gory fatalities your opponent can be subjected to.

Ultimate Mortal Kombat is scheduled to be released in November. As we learn more, we'll be sure to post it here!

Our thanks to Midway for sending us this latest trailer!

Epic Games Claims Mortal Kombat 8 for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC?

Epic Games, the creators of the Unreal Engine 3 which Mortal Kombat series creator Ed Boon has stated the next game in the series will make use of, has add the tentatively titled "Mortal Kombat 8" to their upcoming games listing. According to this information, the game is being developed for Sony's Playstation 3 console as well as Microsoft's Xbox 360. However, the site also says the game is in development for the PC, a platform which the Mortal Kombat series has been absent from for a number of years. Many fans have requested a PC version of previous games to no avail, but it seems possible Midway may finally deliver.

It is important to keep in mind that while the site is owned by Epic Games, nothing is confirmed at this time. Midway officially has no comment on this matter at this time. We will be sure to keep you informed when or if this changes.

To view the list of upcoming and released games using the Unreal Engine 3, click here.

Thanks goes to for the lead on this story.

IGN Posts More Ultimate MK Impressions, Screenshots, and Videos
The guys over at IGN have just posted the motherload when it comes to the upcoming Ultimate MK for the Nintendo DS, which they just got their hands on. As previously reported, UMK is the combination of the arcade port of Ultimate MK3 and the Puzzle Kombat minigame from MK Deception.

The first significant change one will notice from the screenshots is that you can flip the way the information is displayed on which screen – you have komplete kontrol over which whether the the actual fighting itself will take place on the top or the bottom, leaving the other screen free for move lists, Fatalities, and other such information. One area which looks to be completely revamped is the Ultimate Kombat Kodes used to unlock the hidden characters – they now use only five different symbols instead of the original ten. One presumes this means that with the recoding of the UKK system, a save feature will be built-in.

Puzzle Kombat is much the same as it was before, with the bottom screen containing the actual puzzle game and the top containing a visual representation of how the game is going with two kartoony versions of your kharacters engaging in kombat. One of the videos shows a slightly revised version of the Puzzle Kombat ladder which as never been seen before. The screenshots also depict the Puzzle Kombat select screen with some darkened (unselectable) characters, and at this point it's unknown how they will be unlocked. Some possibilities are Ultimate Kombat Kodes, or "rewards" based on your performance in either UMK3 or Puzzle Kombat.

According to the article, the game already plays as if it's 100% completed, except for the occasional lock-up here and there. This should, of courase, be removed by the time the game reaches.... finality.

To read the article in its entirety, click here.
Midway Posts First of Four Trailers for Ultimate MK
Yesterday, Midway released the first of four Ultimate Mortal Kombat® trailers leading up to the release of the first-ever Mortal Kombat game on the Nintendo DS™. Check out Scorpion throwing his infamous spear at Sheeva. Watch as Sub-Zero freezes Kano and Sektor launches a rocket to destroy Jade. Ultimate Mortal Kombat® is scheduled to ship November 2007 for the Nintendo DS™. Ultimate Mortal Kombat® combines the visceral thrills of the classic Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3™ and the addictive puzzle action of the Puzzle Kombat component of the best-selling Mortal Kombat®: Deception™ in a single DS-friendly package. With unlockable content, new record-keeping capability, and Wi-Fi-connected multiplayer, players will be able take Ultimate Mortal Kombat anywhere for fighting action on the go. To download the trailer, click here: Thanks to the folks at Midway for the word about this update!