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<img src=newspaper.gif border=0>&nbsp;Mortal Kombat: Deception Revealed at GameSpot!
02/28/2004 04:33 AM EST
GameSpot has come through with the very first impressions of Mortal Kombat: Deception, complete with a trailer of footage from the game! From the article: As with every installment in the series, our first viewing of the trailer had us looking out for which fighters we recognized. The heavily edited clip and the grainy filter used to give the piece a nicely gritty look made it a challenge to single out everyone, but we feel pretty confident in naming a few folks. Baraka is back in all his toothy, blade-wielding glory. Three ninjas in the clip, each bearing one of the three colors from the classic MK ninja rainbow, make it pretty obvious some old friends are also returning. The first two ninjas appear to be Scorpion and Sub-Zero, and it looks like they're sporting fashionable updates of their classic looks. The third ninja, clad in red, is what we would certainly like to hope is Ermac. Mileena is also back, in what appears to be two purple outfits. While a variation on her original togs is in the mix, a new Jennifer Lopez-inspired ensemble is also on hand. It should be noted that both outfits appear to possess powerful magical properties, as they hang tough to Mileena's junk real good, even in the midst of combat. We also caught a few flashes of other characters who were harder to identify. A very brief flash of a battle between two characters toward the end of the trailer shows what could be Nightwolf; it's a stretch, we know, but we could swear we see deerskin boots and a tomahawk. As for the second fighter, clad in white with a funky hat, we're not sure. The color scheme is wrong for Raiden, unless he's gotten a makeover, which is possible. The last potential member of the cast--which we'll admit is a long shot, but we'll throw it out there anyway--could be Shao Kahn. During the dramatic cuts in parts of the trailer, a very Shao Kahn-like helmet appears several times. We never actually see him in action at all, so we may be stoking the sure-to-be-busy rumor mill, but we'd like to think that we know our skull-shaped metallic helmets pretty well. The article also goes in-depth about the look of the stages: As for the arenas you'll be duking it out in, we saw precious little of these environments, although we did pick out what appeared to be six different areas. We already briefly touched on an arena set atop a large pillar in the midst of an abyss. You can see mountains and a temple in the distance. Another arena with a similar theme is set atop the roof of a building during a rain shower. Yet another arena appears to be set in a good old apocalyptic wasteland, complete with bodies on pikes. The last few areas we saw offered a change of pace from the unholy locales. A factory, complete with the pool of flaming hot lava you always seem to find in them, was briefly shown. The interior of a castle, which seems to have troublesome floors, was on display as well. The most intriguing of the areas shown has a nice Hellraiser touch in the form of bodies apparently swinging from chains. We'll be curious to see if the corpses wind up being interactive during combat. The article also makes mention of the online play, though not saying much more than the fact that online-play is only confirmed for X-Box and Playstation 2. We'll keep you informed as more news becomes available.

To read the article in its entirety and see the trailer, click here.

Our thanks to forum/chat member Baraka_MK for the heads-up on this article!

UPDATE: Jason "skizelli" Shearer was good enough to provide us with these screen captures from the video. Simply click on the thumbnails for larger images.


UPDATE: We have confirmed through an anonymous source within Midway that the red ninja is in fact Ermac! This should end speculation concerning the identity of at least one of the new fighters. Our thanks to our source for the heads-up!
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RE: Mortal Kombat Deception Revealed at Gamespot!
02/26/2004 01:52 PM EST
Damn yo you posted this like a minute after I found out and made a thread. Since you posted it...it must be true YES smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile
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RE: Mortal Kombat Deception Revealed at Gamespot!
02/26/2004 01:54 PM EST
I'm guessing my thread was removed because you made this one confused
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RE: Mortal Kombat Deception Revealed at Gamespot!
02/26/2004 01:58 PM EST
Dammit, do I really have to register to view that trailer?
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02/26/2004 01:59 PM EST
This is excellent news and just what everyone has been waiting to hear! The interactive backgrounds are in there along with the possible appearances of Kahn, Ermac and Nightwolf! Now I can't wait to get the game!
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RE: Mortal Kombat Deception Revealed at Gamespot!
02/26/2004 01:59 PM EST
ERMAC, MILEENA and SHAO KAHN fans rejoice!
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RE: Mortal Kombat Deception Revealed at Gamespot!
02/26/2004 02:01 PM EST
I am watchin the trailer now....and it looks pretty sick....Hot Damn this game is gonna rock
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RE: Mortal Kombat Deception Revealed at Gamespot!
02/26/2004 02:02 PM EST
Post up the trailer, if you can.
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RE: Mortal Kombat Deception Revealed at Gamespot!
02/26/2004 02:03 PM EST
All I can say is wow.

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RE: Mortal Kombat Deception Revealed at Gamespot!
02/26/2004 02:04 PM EST
OH MY GOD!!!!

Mileena!!?????????

NIGHTWOLF???!!!!

OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I HAVE TO SEE THAT TRAILER!!!!!!!!!!!!! IM SO EXCITEDa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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02/26/2004 02:04 PM EST
Khan has to be back....I want to see who the "traitor" is.....
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RE: Mortal Kombat Deception Revealed at Gamespot!
02/26/2004 02:05 PM EST
The original thread was in fact deleted to make room for an official one. Sorry, NO HAET :(

You're likely going to have to stream the video. I can't download it and I'm signed up there, and their download link doesn't do anything.
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02/26/2004 02:09 PM EST
I know this...Scorpion, Mileena, Baraka, SubZero, Nightwolf, and Ermac are all confirmed from the trailer....Stage Fatalities....Huge interactive stages...damn this game is gonna rock....makes ya wonder who else will pop up....
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RE: Mortal Kombat Deception Revealed at Gamespot!
02/26/2004 02:10 PM EST
I CANT SEE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


WHAT DO I DO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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RE: Mortal Kombat Deception Revealed at Gamespot!
02/26/2004 02:10 PM EST

The_Purple_Bunny Wrote:
The original thread was in fact deleted to make room for an official one. Sorry, NO HAET :(


hey man no problem at all as long as the peeps here get the info I'm happy. As for the trailer I've seen it and right now am in the process of jacking offffff. Man my wish has come true, there is a big chance Shao Kahn will be in MK6 kick ass. YES!!!!!!!!!!!!! And milenia, sorry for the mis-spell really excited, looks really sexy, with her mouth covered. Once again YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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RE: Mortal Kombat Deception Revealed at Gamespot!
02/26/2004 02:13 PM EST
Try Streamin the video for those who cant D-Load it ....thats what I did.....for those who didnt see it...U HAVE TO SEE THIS TRAILER.....Go to a friend's house...use the company computer....ur g/fs (or b/fs) laptop.....hell...go to Midway if U can....but watch this trailer...and the ending is just perfect
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02/26/2004 02:17 PM EST
It streams but the shit won't download. Gamespot?! I am offended. Midway should forward info to MKO first.

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RE: Mortal Kombat: Deception Revealed at GameSpot!
02/26/2004 02:20 PM EST
Um.... WOW!
You can see the trailer at Gamespot, I went to the XBOX version and clicked on the streaming video. Yeh you have to signup really fast but its free, so there should be no sweat. Besides, IT IS WORTH IT!!!!! OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!! Baraka looks crazy, to be honest I wasn't to thrilled to see his new look from the leaked picture, but to see in him action and to hear his voice I can honestly say I am supremely impressed and utterly speachless. wow The graphics are so much nicer looking and the fatality tease at the end will live you with goose bumps, I still have mine!!!!grin
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RE: Mortal Kombat Deception Revealed at Gamespot!
02/26/2004 02:21 PM EST
OMG! The trailer rules! Baraka looks amazing! And I'm sure that voice wmeans that Kahn is back!
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RE: Mortal Kombat: Deception Revealed at GameSpot!
02/26/2004 02:22 PM EST
That trailer was so incredibly wicked... Baraka looks terrifying and who was talking about skinny arms and him looking stupid... hmmm.... later
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RE: Mortal Kombat Deception Revealed at Gamespot!
02/26/2004 02:22 PM EST
The detail sucks! I cant see it well! Please someone help!!!! Be a good god and do something!
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02/26/2004 02:22 PM EST
yea..the trailer is under the Xbox verison...I hope they brought back the pit....
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RE: Mortal Kombat Deception Revealed at Gamespot!
02/26/2004 02:33 PM EST
wow Looks like MK:DA on steroids.
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RE: Mortal Kombat Deception Revealed at Gamespot!
02/26/2004 02:33 PM EST
Man that was so hard to see. The beginning flashes were to fast, even when slowed down. The ending was hot though.
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RE: Mortal Kombat Deception Revealed at Gamespot!
02/26/2004 02:33 PM EST
Anyone have a link to the Gamespot DLX plugin. The shit just freezes when I try to download. I saw the trailer now, I want to download it.

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