Mortal Kombat AnnouncedMidway Announces Official Title for All-New Next-Generation Mortal Kombat Videogame
CHICAGO--(ENTERTAINMENT WIRE)--Jan. 28, 2002-- Midway Games Inc. (NYSE:MWY - news), a leading software industry publisher and developer announced today that the official title for the all-new, next-generation version of the popular fighting game franchise will be Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance(TM). Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance is currently in development and scheduled to ship fall 2002 for the Xbox(TM) video game system from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCube(TM), Game Boy® Advance and other next-generation gaming systems.
Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance marks the relaunch of the Mortal Kombat series with an all-new engine delivering punishing action that will reward long-time fans of the franchise as well as next-generation game lovers. The game features intense hand-to-hand and special-weapon combat, secret hidden moves and combinations with deadly body blows and fatalities.
"Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance is the next phase of the Mortal Kombat series that gamers have been waiting for," said Helene Sheeler, vice president of marketing, Midway. "With all-new characters and worlds, never-before-seen features and a totally new fighting engine, Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance will set a precedent for all other next-generation fighting games to follow."
One of the best-selling franchises in videogame history -- with more than 19 million home games sold -- the Mortal Kombat series (first iteration was released in 1992) has generated more than $1.5 billion in revenue through games, movies, music, toys and other merchandise.