Midway unveil Deadly Alliance

Mortal Kombat returns...

Source - press release

Midway has announced the latest addition to the interminable Mortal Kombat series. The latest generation will mark the relaunch of the franchise with an all-new engine that Midway claim will deliver punishing action to adequately reward long-time fans of the series. As if they still exist. Obviously, the game will focus on hand-to-hand and weapon-based combat, and being a Mortal Kombat game, the mainstay of the attraction will be special moves, combinations and deadly finishing moves. In a prepared statement, a Midway spokesman optimistically described Mortal Kombat : Deadly Alliance as "the next phase of the Mortal Kombat series that gamers have been waiting for." He then used the term "never-before-seen" to describe the game's feature set, but we fell for that one with Mortal Kombat III, and don't intend to make the same mistake twice. Ho-hum. Nevertheless, the MK franchise commands awesome potential as a money-spinner for otherwise quiet former arcade gurus Midway. The series has sold over 19 million copies - in various incarnations - since 1992, generating more than $1.5 billion in revenue through games, movies, music, toys and other merchandise. Mortal Kombat : Deadly Alliance is set to be released on PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube and GameBoy Advance. Related Feature - Midway quit arcades

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