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MK: Deadly Alliance Comes Nov 22

Midway Dubs Nov. 22 "Fatality Friday" for Street Date of Next-Generation Iteration in the Million-Selling Mortal Kombat Franchise CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 31, 2002-- Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY - News), a leading software industry publisher and developer, names Nov. 22, 2002, as 'Fatality Friday' to signify the day Mortal Kombat®: Deadly Alliance(TM) is available for the PlayStation® 2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox(TM) video game system from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCube(TM) and Game Boy® Advance. Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance delivers the highly acclaimed series to the next-generation consoles with a lethal dose of unparalleled brutality, supernatural mystique and a reinvented fighting system. Beginning the next chapter in the battle of good versus evil, two powerful sorcerers -- Shang Tsung(TM) and Quan Chi(TM) -- join forces to deliver unrivaled fighting action in their quest for supreme mortality. "'Fatality Friday' is the official street date of the much-anticipated next-generation version of Mortal Kombat," said Helene Sheeler, vice president of marketing, Midway. "Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance is poised to shock the world and awaken the fighting game genre, with an all-new fighting system and gory fatalities." In the game, players engage in hand-to-hand and special-weapon combat, executing secret moves and combinations with new fatalities and deadly body blows. Lethal new warriors are added to the mix along with the return of Mortal Kombat classics -- Scorpion(TM), Raiden(TM), Sub-Zero(TM) and Sonya Blade(TM). Hyper-realistic, Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance features progressive physical damage that allows players to view the inevitable demise of their opponents while utilizing three unique fighting styles for each warrior, creating nearly unlimited fighting possibilities. Adding to the punishing action in Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance is Arista Records' Adema, which has recorded a hard-driving, heavy, yet melodic, modern rock theme song titled "Immortal," done exclusively for this new Mortal Kombat videogame and featured as the lead track in the follow-up EP to its self-titled debut album. The album is in stores now. "Immortal" was made available on radio Oct. 14 while the music video for the track began airing on MTV2's Extreme Rock on the same date and is currently live on www.MTV.com. Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance's DVD content will include the "Immortal" song and music video. Also featured in the DVD section is the history of Mortal Kombat and behind-the-scenes interviews with the game's development team. Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance marks the next chapter in the Mortal Kombat series with an all-new engine delivering punishing action that will reward longtime fans of the franchise as well as next-generation game lovers. Hyper-realistic, Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance features progressive physical damage that allows players to view the inevitable demise of their opponents while utilizing three unique fighting styles for each warrior, creating nearly unlimited fighting possibilities. The game also features intense hand-to-hand and special-weapon combat, secret hidden moves and combinations with deadly body blows and fatalities. The Mortal Kombat series is one of the best-selling franchises in videogame history with more than 19 million home games sold. In addition, on more than 5,000 movie screens across the country, R-rated moviegoers will have a chance to preview a 35 mm Dolby Surround sound cinema spot of the latest Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance trailer. The spot began airing Sept. 27 and will run through Nov. 21, and is expected to reach an estimated 18 million viewers.
Source: http://www.midway.com/

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