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Mortal Kombat for Wii

Boon for the system.

Super Smash Bros. won't be the only way to stand triumphant over your toppled friends waving the Wii remote control around - Midway's admitted that the next Mortal Kombat will appear on the new Nintendo console too.

GameSpot reports that a spokesperson confirmed Mortal Kombat: Armageddon's arrival on Wii in the first quarter of 2007. It will follow PS2 and Xbox versions, which are due out later this year.

There's no word on what the Wii version will be like, but judging by comments that MK co-creator Ed Boon made earlier this year, it still represents a breakthrough for the developer. In an interview with Game Informer unearthed by 1UP, Boon confessed he didn't know how you'd go about making a beat-'em-up for Wii.

"There's not five or six buttons to give you all of these functions, so maybe they will compensate but tilting one way for blocking or another way for attack. But that is so dramatically different. So it will either be one of the biggest hits in the world or a big failure. I certainly hope it does well," he said of the control issue. Then again, he did say this before E3 and the "classic" controller's unveiling.

Midway is also working on a PSP version called Mortal Kombat: Unchained. Check out our previous coverage for more on both.