News Archive - June, 2002
Interactive Mortal Kombat Deadly Alliance
Joshua Garret sent us word that he is working on a program designed for Windows called Interactive Mortal Kombat Deadly Alliance (for those who remember Interactive MK Gold, this will be very similar but for MK: Deadly Alliance instead of MK Gold). For those that do not know, Interactive MK: DA will be a program on the computer that tells you all the specials moves, codes, Fatalities, etc of the game. Obviously since the game won't be released till September, this program is a few months away from being released. To see screenshots of the preview version of Interactive MKDA, please visit The Netherealm.
MK: Deadly Alliance Art Contest
Midway sent us word that the Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance art contest, which has officially ended, was a big success and they were very pleased with the entries.  Also, Midway has stated that they will announce the winner soon (and one can assume there will be runners up as well) so keep checking MK5.ORG as well the as the official MK: Deadly Alliance web site for updates!
YOU Interview the MK:DA Development Team!
We here at MK5.ORG, in association with Midway Games, are bringing to you an opportunity to have YOUR questions answered by the Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance development team!

Do you have a question you just HAVE to have answered about MK:DA? Have you ever listened to or seen one of our interviews and thought, "I can ask better questions than that!"? Now's your chance to prove it! From now until Friday, July 5th, at 10 PM CDT, we will be accepting question entries to send to the MK:DA development team. We will then pick the top twenty questions, and send them to the development team. Once we receive the responses, we will post the questions (along with the names of who asked them) on the site, along with the development team's answers!

To submit your question, email it to interview@mk5.org. Questions submitted on the IRC channel, via site IM, on the forum, or in an email to an address other than interview@mk5.org will not be accepted. Any questions submitted after 10 PM CDT on July 5th will not be accepted. Once all entries are received, they will be reviewed by the staff of MK5.ORG, and the top twenty questions will then be forwarded to Midway, to be answered by the MK:DA development team.

Once again, that email address is interview@mk5.org. We look forward to seeing what YOU have to ask!

Philadelphia Inquirer features Adema in MK: Deadly Alliance
The rock group Adema, who will be supplying the new track "Immortal" exclusively for Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance, made headlines today in the Sunday edition of the Philadelphia Inquirer with a cover story in the Arts & Entertainment section of the paper. The article explains recent trends of gaming companies mixing today's popular music into their titles. Here is a snippet:

Adema is part of the growing wave of contemporary pop musicians creating original music for video games, a tradition whose earlier composers-for-hire include David Bowie, Trent Reznor, Rob Zombie, and Mark Mothersbaugh. And with artists as diverse as Ja Rule, Sum 41, NoFX, No Doubt, Jurassic 5, Ozzy Osbourne, Rage Against the Machine, P.O.D., Hoobastank and Britney Spears now turning up on games in some form, even the Grammy Awards' soundtrack categories have been expanded to include game music, though none has yet been nominated.

To read the entire article click here.

Official Deadly Alliance Site Update
The Official MK: Deadly Alliance Website has updated to include 2 new bios: Scorpion and Sub-Zero.  It mentions that the Lin Kuei clan has been rebuilt, and it also briefs us on Scorpion's motives for fighting.  Very interesting! Click the link to check out the update.

Thanks to board member Skorpion for the notice.

Immortal E3 Performance Now Up on Midway Website!
The veil of mystery surrounding Adema's new song for Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance has been lifted. Midway Games now has a video of Adema performing "Immortal" at E3 available for download! The movie weighs in at 2.9 MB, so you may wish to save the file to your hard drive by right-clicking on the link, and choosing "Save File As"...

To see the video of Adema's performance, click here.

Our thanks to forum and chat member STEROLIZER, who let us in on the big story!