Mortal Kombat: Unchained

Mortal Kombat: Blood and Money

A look back at Midway's infamous fighter.

We all loved Mortal Kombat. Sorry, let's start that again: we all played Mortal Kombat. Or saw some now-forgotten sports personality play it on GamesMaster while Dominik Diamond quipped away in the background. It was a '90s Mega Drive/Genesis sensation (or pleasant Amiga surprise, or disastrous Master System conversion, amongst others) with sales figures to match the hype. The sequel, Mortal Kombat II, shovelled USD 50 million into Acclaim's expanding pockets in the first week alone, ensuring the series featured on the business pages as well as beneath sensationalist headlines about ripping out spines.

MK: Armageddon details

MK: Armageddon details

Features every single fighter.

Midway has confirmed that PS2 and Xbox title Mortal Kombat: Armageddon will be the last instalment in the series to appear on current generation consoles.

The game is said to feature "the most complete Mortal Kombat roster ever, including every character from the Mortal Kombat fighting universe." And if that's not good enough for you, there's even the option to create your very own fighter with the, er, Create-A-Fighter mode.

You can design your own special moves, too, thanks to the Create-A-Fatality option. There's also a brand new Konquest mode - no details as yet, but rumour has it that it's being developed around the Shaolin Monks engine.

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Another Mortal Kombat movie

Fatalities expected.

Midway's popular beat 'em up franchise is to see yet another film made, as Mortal Kombat 3: Devastation is now in production for the big screen.

New Midway PSP titles

Mortal Kombat, NBA, Treasures.

Midway is working on PSP versions of three classic titles from its back catalogue, according to website 1UP.