April 1st, 2008
10:53 AM CST -
April Fools Sorry but unfortunately this wasn't a real product, but to read more about the hard work we put into it check out our post April Fools day recap.

Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon updated his personal website, noob.com with a variety of things. But most importantly, the coded message of TOUCH seems to carry a little more weight than everything else on the site. We investigated the TOUCH word with our sources and unearthed a shocking revelation. Midway is working on bringing the Mortal Kombat universe to Apple's iPhone / iPod Touch platform. Apple recently announced plans to allow developers to create their own native applications for the iPhone / iPod Touch and several game companies, including EA and Sega, are developing games for the powerful platform. We asked our sources about the TOUCH message on Boon's website and revealed to us that indeed Midway is also going to capitalize on the booming iPhone install base.

Since the message was already leaked by Boon on his website, our source was able to provide us this exclusive video of a prototype build of Mortal Kombat Touch.

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As you can see, the game uses the iPhone's tilt sensing capability to move your character around the screen. Along the perimeter of the screen are the attack buttons and touching anywhere but in the corners is the block button. While the video clip features the Dead Pool stage and Kitana from Mortal Kombat 2 the opponent is Kabal from MK3/UMK3. This could mean that we could see a version of Mortal Kombat Trilogy being ported over to the iPhone.

While this is quite the revelation, this doesn't have anything to do with the "Mortal Kombat 8", the next-generation re-visioning of the Mortal Kombat franchise. In a few more weeks on April 17 all will be revealed at Midway's Gamers Day in Las Vegas. In the meantime, check out a better screenshot of the game's launch icon on the iPhone's springboard on our temporary Mortal Kombat Touch GameRealm.


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April 1st, 2008 11:11 AM CST - Tim Static
This looks pretty sweet, actually. Pretty genius idea as well. I want it!!! But I cant afford am iPhone. I'd have to sell one o my arcade cabs for one of those, lol.
April 1st, 2008 11:45 AM CST - Glamador
I call shenanigans!
April 1st, 2008 11:58 AM CST - Patrick McCarron
April 1st, 2008 7:39 PM CST - Prophet
There seems to be three coded messages underneath those pictures: FREE TOUCH KLOSE
April 1st, 2008 7:42 PM CST - Patrick McCarron
Originally Posted by : Prophet
There seems to be three coded messages underneath those pictures: FREE TOUCH KLOSE
Yeah we got more info on this because of the words TOUCH on his page when we started to ask around. Not sure how they all tie together, but it's quite interesting.
April 1st, 2008 7:44 PM CST - Prophet
Oh okay... here's just a theory or something... but those animals... does anyone recall who had those as their animalities? Maybe those are the characters either being killed off or coming back. EDIT: There're four animals there... a Rhino, an Ardvark, a Gorilla, and an Elephant. Those letters spell out RAGE... my honest opinion is perhaps this "Rage" is a sort of new thing being introduced into the games... EDIT EDIT: THe eyes mean I see.... I see Rage... but it was found on another site already, dag nabit.
April 1st, 2008 8:48 PM CST - The_MKFreak
At first I thought this was a joke, but it seems legit now. Good job on the research Jeff and Patrick! This actually looks very cool. I don't know how they will do jumps and fatalities, but using the sides of the screen as buttons (lupper eftside up as HP, lower leftside as LP, middle as block etc) is very interesting and might actually work. The video shows MK2 Kitana (my favorite version of Kitana) versus MK3 Kabal. I don't think there ever wsa a MK Trilogy where this was possible. MKT only used UMK3 Kitana if I recall correctly. So that is very confusing. Are they actually making a Ultimate MK Trilogy (with all 2d versions of all characters ever)?
April 1st, 2008 9:23 PM CST - Glamador
Elaborate Hoax. Pre-recorded video using Mugen. SHENANIGANS. Never believe anything you hear on April Fools day NO MATTER HOW IT LOOKS.
April 2nd, 2008 2:59 AM CST - DCR
Originally Posted by : Prophet
Oh okay... here's just a theory or something... but those animals... does anyone recall who had those as their animalities? Maybe those are the characters either being killed off or coming back. EDIT: There're four animals there... a Rhino, an Ardvark, a Gorilla, and an Elephant.
Well, the aardvark/anteater I think was Noob, Reptile was the monkey, Rain was the elephant and... was it Kabal that was the skeleton of a rhino? I don't necessarily subscribe to the idea that this has something to do with those characters, though.
April 2nd, 2008 5:36 AM CST - Tim Static
Originally Posted by : The_MKFreak
At first I thought this was a joke, but it seems legit now. Good job on the research Jeff and Patrick! This actually looks very cool. I don't know how they will do jumps and fatalities, but using the sides of the screen as buttons (lupper eftside up as HP, lower leftside as LP, middle as block etc) is very interesting and might actually work. The video shows MK2 Kitana (my favorite version of Kitana) versus MK3 Kabal. I don't think there ever wsa a MK Trilogy where this was possible. MKT only used UMK3 Kitana if I recall correctly. So that is very confusing. Are they actually making a Ultimate MK Trilogy (with all 2d versions of all characters ever)?
I doubt this will be a exact port of any other MK game. But I imagine this one will be a spin-off with 10-12 characters, and hopefully the gameplay will be as genius as the idea. Lets hope.
Originally Posted by : DeathcoreRyknow
Well, the aardvark/anteater I think was Noob, Reptile was the monkey, Rain was the elephant and... was it Kabal that was the skeleton of a rhino? I don't necessarily subscribe to the idea that this has something to do with those characters, though.
Agreed. I dont think these clues really tell us anything.....yet. I think were a couple clues away from this maing sense. (remember touch is for the MK Touch for Iphone & touch iPod.
April 2nd, 2008 8:08 AM CST - QuanChiKiller
Originally Posted by : Glamador
Elaborate Hoax. Pre-recorded video using Mugen. SHENANIGANS. Never believe anything you hear on April Fools day NO MATTER HOW IT LOOKS.
Agreed. Title of thread changed to April Fools! Elaborate yes, but not as good as the trailer of the new Zelda movie...
April 2nd, 2008 8:10 AM CST - Patrick McCarron
Actually it was not a complete hoax, it's a working application on the platform that I developed. No mugen video or anything similar. I'll post more later today about how I did it.
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