News Archive - November, 2007
Midway Releases Ultimate Mortal Kombat for Nintendo DS!
RETRO MK TO GO!

Midway Games has finally released Ultimate Mortal Kombat for the Nintendo DS! As previously reported, Ultimate Mortal Kombat combines a port of Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 with the Puzzle Kombat mode from Mortal Kombat: Deception. From the press release:

Ultimate Mortal Kombat brings the lighting fast fighting technique found in the arcade version of Ultimate Mortal Kombat® 3, along with Puzzle Kombat from the critically acclaimed Mortal Kombat: Deception® to the handheld Nintendo DS. Gamers can perfect their fighting skills in single-player mode or challenge friends and enemies alike via multi-player over the Nintendo Wireless network. Ultimate Mortal Kombat is rated M for Mature by the ESRB and is available for the U.S. suggested retail price of $29.95.

"Midway is excited in bringing the award-winning Mortal Kombat franchise to the Nintendo DS," said Steve Allison, chief marketing officer, Midway. "Ultimate Mortal Kombat enables gamers the opportunity to take their fighting on the go, with both single-player and multi-player online options playable anywhere at any time."

To read the press release in its entirety, click here.

Ultimate Mortal Kombat should be available at most game stores, whether online or brick-and-mortar. Our congratulations to Midway for releasing this latest entry in the Mortal Kombat series!

Midway Releases Fatality Trailer from Ultimate Mortal Kombat!

The folks over at Midway Games have released another trailer from the soon-to-be-released Ultimate Mortal Kombat for the Nintendo DS! This trailer concentrates on the classic fatalities from Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3; characters such as Kabal, Nightwolf, Sub-Zero, Scorpion, and others are seen performing fatalities as rendered on the Nintendo DS hardware.

Ultimate Mortal Kombat is set to be in stores this coming Tuesday. As we learn more, we'll be sure to report it here!

Our thanks to Midway for making this trailer available!

GameSpot Previews Ultimate MK for the Nintendo DS
The folks over at GameSpot recently got their hands on Ultimate MK on the Nintendo DS, and from their experience it sounds very promising! From the article:
UMK on the DS runs so fast and so smoothly that we have to assume the game was actually ported to the DS hardware from the ground up rather than rigged to work with emulation of the original arcade machine. When you start up, you can jump into the standard Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 arcade game, allowing you to pick from all the characters of the arcade version, choose your difficulty, and then fight it out against the arcade game's famously lousy artificial intelligence. As far as we can tell, the game preserves pretty much all of the characters' animation frames from the original, and there's no slowdown whatsoever.

The gameplay is spot-on with the DS controls. Anyone who spent time playing any MK on a Super Nintendo pad will feel right at home here, and even if not, it won't take you more than a few minutes to get up to speed. As veterans of UMK3 ourselves, we were able to jump on then start whipping out combos and fatalities almost instantly. And even if you forget how to do any of your characters' special moves and finishers, you'll see a display of all your moves on the other screen throughout any match. (Which screen displays the fighting and which one shows the move list is configurable in the options.) The bottom line is that we're amazed at how much this game feels like the original arcade game; it's a surprisingly high-quality version of UMK3, from what we've played so far.

This port of Ultimate MK3 for Nintendo's latest handheld system sounds arcade-perfect down to the last detail. It will be released later on this month in stores!

To read the full-length article, click here. You can also check out the pictures and a video. Thanks to and for the news on this update!