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Midway Announces Mortal Kombat: Deception for GC

by Daniel Bloodworth - August 26, 2004, 6:26 pm PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Press Release

The buzz has been going around the net for a few days, and now Midway's finally made it official.

Midway Announces Mortal Kombat: Deception for Nintendo GameCube

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 26, 2004--

Revolutionary Franchise Set to Deliver Intense Fighting Action to Nintendo GameCube Owners in Early 2005

Midway Games Inc. (NYSE:MWY), a leading interactive entertainment industry publisher and developer, today announced plans to bring the latest iteration of it's world-renowned Mortal Kombat fighting game franchise, Mortal Kombat(R): Deception(TM), to the Nintendo GameCube(TM) in the first half of 2005.

Mortal Kombat: Deception takes martial arts-style fighting and the Mortal Kombat franchise to new heights with an innovative engine delivering intensely in-depth, blood-spurting action that will appeal to long-time Mortal Kombat fans as well as current-generation gamers. The game features powerful hand-to-hand and special weapons combat, four unique gameplay modes (Kombat, Konquest, Puzzle and Chess Kombat) along with all-new fighting combinations and multiple character specific fatalities.

Mortal Kombat: Deception is scheduled to ship October 4, 2004, for the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system and the Xbox(R) video game system from Microsoft.

For more information go to www.mortalkombatdeception.com .


FamicomAugust 26, 2004

Removal of the net play feature kinda sucks, but hopefully the extra modes are worth it.

WuTangTurtleAugust 26, 2004

completely G@Y, later release date than ps2 and xbox, no online, almost nobody will pick this game up especially for $50.

Midway is freaking retarded great way to doom your game before its even released (GCN version).

KDR_11kAugust 26, 2004

Instead of online it'll get extra stuff, maybe that'll be worth something. Since I don't play online anyway, I think it's worth the tradeoff...

LedgehammerousAugust 28, 2004

Actually, I had assumed that the next Mortal Kombat game was going to be completely excluded from the Gamecube line-up, so I'm kinda happy to hear this announcement. I was a big fan of Deadly Alliance, and was disheartened when I heard that the next sequel was going to snub Nintendo completely. It's good to know that Midway hasn't COMPLETELY turned its back on Nintendo.

KDR_11kAugust 28, 2004

Hm, what control style does MK use, anyway? I seem to recall a 2+2 scheme...

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