News Archive - December, 2007
Merry Christmas - Nine Years of Mortal Kombat Online!

As everyone gathers together with friends and family this holiday season, we here at MK Online have another reason to celebrate. It hardly seems like it, but nine years ago today MK5.ORG, the site that would eventually become known as Mortal Kombat Online, opened its doors for the first time. A lot has happened since then, including the release of four console Mortal Kombat games (back then, even the release of one seemed to be a distant dream), four handheld MK games, and the resurgence of the Mortal Kombat franchise. It's been a long road travelled.

So, what does the future bring for us? In 2008, Midway plans on releasing Mortal Kombat 8; details of this game have been scarce, other than a projected release date, the use of Unreal Engine 3, and the intention to return MK to its dark and gritty roots. We'll be continuing our coverage of the game as new information becomes available. Site-wise, we'll be beginning the process of rewriting the site code to a new version. We've been running V.7 since the release of Mortal Kombat: Deception, and we feel it's time for a new release. We may not have it done this year, as we want to make sure it's done right, but we will be working on it.

In closing, all of us at Mortal Kombat Online want to wish all of you a very safe and joyous holiday season, whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or another holiday. We're thankful to have had you join us through these past nine years, and we look forward to serving you, the community, as the release of Mortal Kombat 8 comes closer.

Child Dies in Mortal Kombat Inspired Death
Mortal Kombat made national headlines today, this time in part to a tragic child's death in Colorado. From the article:
JOHNSTOWN, Colo. (AP) — Two teens have been charged with killing the 7-year-old sister of one of them by beating her with imitations of moves from the "Mortal Kombat" video game, prosecutors said.

Lamar Roberts, 17, and Heather Trujillo, 16, were charged as adults on one count each of felony child abuse causing death, state prosecutor Robert Miller said in court do

cuments released Wednesday and filed a day earlier.

According to a police affidavit, the teens were baby-sitting Trujillo's half-sister, Zoe Garcia, on Dec. 6 while the girl's mother was at work. Zoe lost consciousness and stopped breathing after the teens hit, kicked and body-slammed her, imitating moves used in the video game, the document said. Read the article in full by clicking here.

Jazwares Releases Black Noob Saibot Figure
It looks like the folks at Jazwares have released a new version of the Noob Saibot figure, this one more accurate to the costume worn in the game. As you can see from the photo below, which shows the two Noob figures side by side, there is much more contrast, with the parts of the figure that were originally gray much blacker, and the highlights on the chest much brighter.
This figure is already available in retail stores everywhere. A huge thanks to MK Online forum member of Fuzzd0rk's Mortal Kombat for the news as well as the photo!
Cinder Posts 3 MKA Mugshots - Reptile, Chameleon and Khameleon
You just got mugged!
Looks like Cinder over at the Official Midway Forums is at it again! This time around, he posted three new mugshots from Mortal Kombat: Armageddon: Reptile, Chameleon, and the Wii-exclusive Khameleon.

To see the original post, click here. Thanks to forum member for the news.
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