Midway Games released a press release today, officially and formally announcing the development of their upcoming action/adventure game, Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks! While the press release doesn't entirely touch on ground that hasn't already been announced, it does give some insight into the game, as quoted by series co-creator and project lead Ed Boon. From the press release:
Mortal Kombat : Shaolin Monks is an Action/Adventure title driven by both intense single and multi-player action. Similar to the recently released Mortal Kombat: Deception, background interactions (i.e., acid pits, living trees, spiked ceilings, etc.), multiple new fatalities, and action-based puzzles will also play an important role in the player's quest for an "outstanding" victory. Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks will feature an impressive line-up of Mortal Kombat characters, as well, that make frequent appearances as enemies, in boss battles and during several additional in-game interactions.

"For the first time ever, Mortal Kombat fanatics will get to explore all the mythos and rumors of the Mortal Kombat universe from an entirely new perspective. Action/Adventure fans will be blown away by the intuitive kombat system, puzzle solving and epic storyline that can be experienced in either the single player mode or through co-op play," said Mortal Kombat creator, Ed Boon.
To read the press release in its entirety, click here.

Stay tuned; as always, as we learn more about this game, we'll be sure to report it here.