October 9th, 2006
9:48 AM CST -
CHICAGO – October 9, 2006 – Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), a leading interactive entertainment industry publisher and developer, today announced that Mortal Kombat®: Armageddon™, the final chapter of the Mortal Kombat franchise for current generation gaming systems, has shipped for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. Both the standard and Premium Edition packs are now available. Mortal Kombat: Armageddon for the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft is scheduled to be available Monday, October 16. In addition to Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, Midway is also scheduled to release both Ultimate Mortal Kombat® 3 for Xbox Live™ and Mortal Kombat®: Unchained™ for the PSP™ (PlayStation Portable) in November of this year.

"Mortal Kombat: Armageddon marks a significant milestone in the franchise as it's the final Mortal Kombat title to be released on current generation systems," said Steve Allison, chief marketing officer, Midway. "Mortal Kombat: Armageddon also contains gameplay features that series co–creator Ed Boon and team have always wanted to implement, such as create–a–fighter and create–a–fatality modes, and the option to choose from over 60 of the most popular Mortal Kombat fighters."

Mortal Kombat: Armageddon continues the tremendous success of the franchise which has generated over $1 billion in sales to date and is currently being backed by a multi–million dollar marketing campaign that includes the Mortal Kombat "Scream It" video contest hosted by GameSpot.com, a competition which allows fans to create unique and creative short films showcasing why they are the biggest franchise fan. Visit GameSpot for more information and contest rules.

Mortal Kombat: Armageddon's Multi–Million Dollar Marketing Campaign includes:
  • National television advertising campaign on multiple mainstream broadcast and cable networks such as ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNEWS, MTV2, SCI–FI, USA, Cartoon Network, Discovery Channel, BET, Comedy Central, SpikeTV and more
  • Sponsorship of Total Non–Stop Action (TNA) Wrestling Pay–Per–View event on SpikeTV
  • Participation in consumer oriented events & tours such as:

    • Game Live's 2006 College Tour (40 colleges nationwide)
    • Vibe Game Club featuring Yardfest (40 colleges & 5 malls nationwide)
    • GameSpot's "Afterhours" event on October 14, 2006

  • Aggressive online campaign to top–tier enthusiast and mainstream consumer sites including Gamespot.com, IGN.com, Google.com, and WWE.com, among others
  • National pre–sell programs at select game retailers, where gamers can pre–order Mortal Kombat: Armageddon and receive a special edition Mortal Kombat poster or an animated cell signed by Ed Boon (*while supplies last)
  • Dedicated web presence at www.mkarmageddon.com; download the latest new game play movies and assets at the official website of Mortal Kombat: Armageddon

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October 9th, 2006 10:10 AM CST - The 7th Number
Does this mean its in stores now?
October 9th, 2006 10:24 AM CST - ebm62980
Originally Posted by : The 7th Number
Does this mean its in stores now?
Usually the next day after it ships.
October 9th, 2006 10:33 AM CST - Immortal Reaver
It won't arrive in stores probably untill late, and before the stores open tomorrow it will be put on the shelves. Am I going to be able to pick up MKA Xbox on the 16th or the day after?
October 9th, 2006 10:47 AM CST - BigE181
What!, i though that xbox come out on the 10th.
October 9th, 2006 11:26 AM CST - Immortal Reaver
No dude it got delayed, haven't you heard? I'm getting it for Xbox also, and it sucks that we gotta wait but it's definately going to be worth it! Xbox will have lots more room for Kreated Kharacters, better graphics, and it will support 720P instead of 480P which PS2 only gets 480P HAHA!!
October 9th, 2006 11:30 AM CST - The 7th Number
Originally Posted by : Immortal Reaver
No dude it got delayed, haven't you heard? I'm getting it for Xbox also, and it sucks that we gotta wait but it's definately going to be worth it! Xbox will have lots more room for Kreated Kharacters, better graphics, and it will support 720P instead of 480P which PS2 only gets 480P HAHA!!
more room for created kharacters? Where did you hear that from? I have 2 memory cards so ill have enough room. I really doubt xbox graphics will be better, maybe a little more crisp. But nothing to brag about. I mean id rather have the PE package then what you are bragging about.
October 9th, 2006 11:33 AM CST - BigE181
This is suck! Gamecrazy told me that xbox come out on the 10th or 11th. Edit: Maybe Walmart and Bestbuy is only one that been delayed. Just call all the game stores(at your location) and asked the about MKA Release. Post the release for MKA for Xbox from any stores.
October 9th, 2006 1:43 PM CST - Immortal Reaver
Originally Posted by : The 7th Number
more room for created kharacters? Where did you hear that from? I have 2 memory cards so ill have enough room. I really doubt xbox graphics will be better, maybe a little more crisp. But nothing to brag about. I mean id rather have the PE package then what you are bragging about.
It will be about the difference between a normal TV and an HDTV, which is pretty sweet. The Xbox hard drive is bigger than two PS2 memeory cards though, so you can save more profiles. I'm sure I won't make enough to fill the equivalent of two or so PS2 memory cards, I just like the fact that I could if I wanted.
October 9th, 2006 1:57 PM CST - Glamador
I just called EB games this morning. It is scheduled to arrive late on the 16th. Sorry BigE, I'm just as down as you are.
October 9th, 2006 2:10 PM CST - BigE181
I'm not talking about EBgames i was talking about Gamecrazy. I did just called that guy at GC and he said either 10 or 11. edit:But i may not be at that location(your location, my location is everett washington) I know it been should be out by the tomorrow or next day after tomorrow.
October 9th, 2006 2:16 PM CST - Kona
I will call my EBGames in an hour to see if they have it. They might have it early and who knows, maybe the stores get it, but they can't sell it untill the day after.
October 9th, 2006 2:21 PM CST - BigE181
Wait! I know there were Midway(or what that place called) at the seattle, maybe some MKA game there and it may be shipping right now.
October 9th, 2006 5:46 PM CST - Kona
I just got the call from Gamespot (EBGames). I can pick it up............. Tomorrow afternoon, dammit. Oh well, it's official for me now. Edit: On MKO (they are slow...) it says in Dallas people have it, is this true? Idk, I will just get it tomorrow..
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