MK Online Announces Mortal Kombat: Deception Evolution 2005 Pre-Register Program

COLUMBUS, OH - April 7, 2005 - Mortal Kombat Online, a global news leader in providing fans with the most comprehensive Mortal Kombat coverage on the web for the past six years, announced today its collaboration with the Evolution Fighting Game Championship team to push the induction of Midway Games' best selling fighting game, Mortal Kombat: Deception. Mortal Kombat Online is asking the MK Community to come forward and help get Mortal Kombat: Deception in the nation's largest tournament this August in Las Vegas, Nevada during August 12-14, 2005.

This is the chance for the Mortal Kombat Community to rise and give Mortal Kombat: Deception the chance to show the gaming elite what they have been missing. Only you can help prove that Mortal Kombat: Deception can deliver the same true tournament caliber play of games like the Tekken series.

"We are very excited to work along side the Evolution staff to finally give Mortal Kombat: Deception a chance to finally stand up among the crowd and prove that MK: Deception continues to be a strong contender as Best Fighting Game." said Scott Howell, webmaster. "Mortal Kombat has never had the chance to be at an event of this magnitude and importance, and this is something that can not be ignored. The fan base must rise to the occasion and support their game. It's either now or bust."

In order for Mortal Kombat: Deception to become officially inducted in the Evolution 2005 tournament this August, Evolution is requesting that 100 people must pre-register for the MK: Deception tournament and commit to going. Mortal Kombat Online is asking the entire MK Community and all Mortal Kombat fan sites to spread the word, pre-register, and become a part of Mortal Kombat history. Pre-Registration is planned to be open sometime within in the next week. Keep checking for details as it is announced. Currently you can view the exclusive Evolution 2005 trailer via the site.

About Evolution 2005:

The Evolution Fighting Game Championship (EVO) 2005 ( is the premiere console fighting game tournament. The multi-day event plans to have over 3500 people competing in a myriad of games for over $20,000 in cash prizes. Each individual tournament has hundreds of entrants from all around the globe with thousands of people in attendance. With the addition of the Major League Gaming into the Evolution event, EVO 2005 will be the best console gaming tournament ever.

The EVO tournaments are a partnership between the VGO Network and leaders from worldwide fighting game communities. Their proven team has many years of experience working together on successful events, and includes both technical experts and hands-on tournament managers from the major sites including and Several exhibitors and sponsors have shown support for this event in the past including Namco, Logitech, Brady Games, and NubyTech.

About Mortal Kombat Kombat Deception:

Mortal Kombat: Deception, developed by Midway Ammusement Games, pushes martial arts-style fighting and the Mortal Kombat franchise to new heights with an innovative fighting system, unparalleled depth and brutally intense action that will appeal to long-time Mortal Kombat fans as well as next-generation gamers. The game features lightning-fast, hand-to-hand and special weapons combat, secret and returning characters, new moves and combinations with death-dealing battles, and all-new life-threatening environments.

About Mortal Kombat Online:

Founded in 1998, Mortal Kombat Online has covered three E3 conventions, two Midway Gamers' Day events, two Mortal Kombat developer chats, and Game Stars Live in London. Mortal Kombat Online has gained the reputation of proving the best analysis of the games' progress while featuring exclusive hands on reviews of games like Mortal Kombat: Deception and Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance, even before release. The website's growing relationship with Midway Games and the Mortal Kombat Team has supplied fans with information that can't be found anywhere else. Mortal Kombat Online in February of 2004, changed it's name from MK5.ORG, in an effort to expand its focus on the entire Mortal Kombat franchise.

Contact Information:

Scott Howell

Joseph Schorr

Scott Bishop
Senior Editor

Joey Cuellar
Evolution 2005 Director

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