News Archive - March, 2003
Tournament in Texas 5 Videos Now Available!
At long last, we're proud to present the match videos from the Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance portion of Tournament in Texas 5! The tournament consisted of best two out of three matches between opponents. These videos are encoded in DivX format, so if you do not already have the DivX codecs installed, you can get them from here.

MK_Legend Vs. DArqueBishop

FoxStepCEO Vs. Vtech Jerry

Jackie Tran Vs. Binder

C-Raig Vs. Evil Bastard

Evil Bastard Vs. Binder

Hulk Hogan Vs. Potent Seed

JRF Vs. C-Raig

JRF Vs. Potent Seed

MK_Legend Vs. FoxStepCEO


Match 1


Match 2


Our thanks to forum moderator JRF for filming these matches for us at TiT5!
MK_Legend Wins MK:DA Portion of TiT5!
Tournament in Texas 5 took place today at Nickel Mania in Carrollton, Texas. Approximately 12 people took part in the Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance portion of the tournament, which was a double elimination tournament, best two out of three matches. Among the MK5.ORG users who took part in the tournament were myself, JRF, Potent_Seed, and MK_Legend. The grand winner was MK_Legend, with "Hulk Hogan" coming in second, and J. Tran coming in third.

What follows is are pictures taken by myself at the tournament. The first image is of the tournament winners. From left, they are J. Tran, MK_Legend, and Hulk Hogan. JRF managed to tape most of the matches, and videos will be made available soon.

We at MK5.ORG thank those of you who came to Carrollton to show your skills at the tournament, and extend our heartiest congratulations to MK_Legend for winning the tournament!

Unofficial MK Results from Tournament in Texas 5
D'Arque Bishop was just in the IRC channel with this quick update. MK5.ORG Forum user MK_Legend has won the Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance portion of Tournament in Texas 5 at Nickel Mania in Carrollton, Texas!
  • 1st place - MK_Legend
  • 2nd place - Hulk Hoaan
  • 3rd place- Jackie Tran

This is all that we know at the current time. Later this weekend we will have a full report of the event along with some media from the tournament.

REMINDER: Tournament in Texas 5 is Tomorrow!
The time for waiting is nearly over. The time to show your skills is nearly here. Tournament in Texas 5 is taking place tomorrow at Nickel Mania in Carrollton, Texas! The featured games in this tournament, in addition to Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance, are Tekken Tag Tournament, Tekken 4, Virtua Fighter 4 Evo, Guilty Gear XX, and Soul Calibur 2. Among the confirmed attendees from MK5.ORG are myself, forum moderator JRF, and forum users MK_Legend and Potent_Seed. Throughout the day, I will be giving occasional updates on the tournament at our IRC Chat, so be sure to stop in to get the latest information!

For more details concerning the layout of the tournament and the rules, please see the latest Tekken Zaibatsu forum post about the tournament, located here. We look forward to see those of you attending at the tournament, and wish you the best of luck!
MK:DA Sequel for GBA Named!
Pocket IGN have made an update to their story concerning Midway's sequel to Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance, exclusive to Game Boy Advance. The new update announces the title of the new game. From the article:
We revealed earlier in the week that Midway's GBA team is working on a sequel to last year's portable rendition of Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance. The game at the time of the article had a tentative title, but Midway has now revealed the official name of the sequel: Mortal Kombat: Deadly Revenge.
As stated in our earlier news update, Mortal Kombat: Deadly Revenge is being made by the same development team that ported MK:DA to the GBA, and features new elements. In the forum thread for the news update, forum member rayrokka (Ray DeGuzman of Midway) hinted at a secret character, saying, "I sure do love `ketchup' with my fries..." The game's current tentative release date is sometime this summer.

Our thanks to forum member prince_goro78 for the heads-up on this news update!
Mortal Kombat Advance 2 Announced!
According to an article on Pocket IGN, Midway Games has announced the sequel to Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance! The big news about this sequel, tentatively named Mortal Kombat Advance 2, is that it is a Game Boy Advance exclusive! From the article:
Retailers lists have started to show Mortal Kombat Advance 2 as an upcoming Game Boy Advance game, but the game is definitely not a sequel to the horrible GBA port of Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 released in December 2001. The team responsible for Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance is working on this sequel which expands on the fighter released during the holiday.

Though development is still early, the company has stated that the game will feature both old and new characters, as well as a new four-player link mode. The as-yet-unnamed sequel (
Mortal Kombat Advance 2 is the tentative title) will even link up to the original Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance for some multiplayer action as well as special data trading which will unlock hidden specials in the new game.
As stated, the sequel is expected to be out this summer. To read the article in its entirety, click here.

Our thanks to forum members Sea_Serpent and The_Red_Dragon for the heads-up on this story!
MK5.ORG Exclusive - Tao Feng Interview with John Tobias
With the release of the smash hit videogame Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance behind us, many Midway fans have been wondering what John Tobias, the other founder of the Mortal Kombat empire has been up to.

Tao Feng: Fist of the Lotus is Tobias's newest addition into the fighting game genre. Featuring interactive fighting environments, limb damage that can alter game play, and visible player damage, Tao Feng looks to break out of the mold of current fighting games. MK5.ORG staffer, Robbie Reilly, had a chance to catch up with Mr. Tobias and ask him a few questions about about life after Mortal Kombat, his newest fighting endeavor over at Studio Gigante, and his thoughts about the future of fighting games.

Tao Feng: Fist of the Lotus will be coming to an Xbox near you on March 18th, 2003. To read the interview click here.

Tao Feng: Fist of the Lotus