June 27th, 2007
11:04 PM CST -
According to IGN, no console is safe for the Mortal Kombat franchise as Midway let out the secret that it plans on publishing a version of Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 for the Nintendo DS. From the developers of Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 for Xbox Live Arcade, the Nintendo DS version will feature WiFi for Internet and Local Play and also feature Mortal Kombat: Deception's mini-game, Puzzle Kombat. Ed Boon spoke with IGN in an interview with the series co-creator.

IGN: Why the arcade game and not the MK: Armageddon design?

Ed Boon: We've been fortunate enough to have some great success bringing back the "old-school" MK games to some of the newer consoles. We've had great online playing versions of MK2 and MK3 on the Xbox 360 and the PS3. The DS has never had an MK game before so we thought it was a perfect fit. Since UMK3 has already come out for the home, we wanted to also offer something that the previous versions didn't have so we are including Puzzle Kombat. I'm not entirely sure we would be able to fit all of MK Armageddon on a DS cartridge.

In addition, the MK Team is highly involved in the creative input for Ultimate Mortal Kombat for the Nintendo DS. They are still working on ideas on how to fully utilize the handheld's dual screens and perhaps incorporate the touch-sensitive input. Until then, we all wait with extreme anticipation until the title's release in November 2007. Stay tuned as there will more than likely be more information coming out of the E3 Media & Business summit in almost two weeks.

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June 28th, 2007 5:34 AM CST - Tim Static
I Love MK and I Love my DS, but this seems silly. I hope the DS can handle it. Any plans for a PSP UMK3?
June 28th, 2007 6:21 PM CST - Specter
This will be awesome I can't wait to get it! ^_^
June 28th, 2007 9:10 PM CST - Malitor Greymaulkin
everything they've tried to bring old school to the platforms has totally sucked.. Midway treasures series is a perfect example.. none of those games have the arcade feel. Only port I've ever played that really felt like the arcade was the MK Duo.. which had MK1 and MK2 for the PC.. that game was flawless.
June 28th, 2007 10:56 PM CST - bigdev666
Well not all the ports have been bad. Xbox Live Arcade version of UMK3 is extremely fun and has great multiplayer.
June 29th, 2007 3:52 AM CST - Tim Static
I still want a MK box set with all MK's up till DA. I also want it in a PSP version. So yeah, get on it Ed.
June 30th, 2007 5:20 AM CST - Tim Static
Originally Posted by : Malitor Greymaulkin
everything they've tried to bring old school to the platforms has totally sucked.. Midway treasures series is a perfect example.. none of those games have the arcade feel. Only port I've ever played that really felt like the arcade was the MK Duo.. which had MK1 and MK2 for the PC.. that game was flawless.
Have you tried the MKII on the PSN?
July 3rd, 2007 2:57 AM CST - Goraka
I'd have preferred a 'complete' MK Trilogy (ie both C and K) but this is good enough for me. Puzzle Kombat is awesome too so It should be right up my alley. They should include Khameleon in there though, just for tradition
July 6th, 2007 11:05 AM CST - bigdev666
I got rid of my DS a few months ago. I the Xbox Live Arcade version a lot, so I think I'm covered...though a used DS might be coming back to my room!
July 6th, 2007 4:23 PM CST - Patrick McCarron
I think Midway better understands now the quality control that the fans would like to see in these ports after the early MAT ports.
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