ELECTRONIC ENTERTAINMENT EXPO (E3) -- BOOTH 4145 -- ATLANTA, GA -- June 19, 1997 Midway Home Entertainment officially announced today the October 1997 release of Mortal Kombat Mythologies: The Adventures of Sub-Zero, the first brand new Mortal Kombat game developed for both the Nintendo 64 and Sony PlayStation.

Mortal Kombat Mythologies: The Adventures of Sub-Zero will be previewed at the Electronic Entertainment Expo today through Saturday, June 21st. The announcement was made by Byron Cook, President of Midway Home Entertainment.

Mortal Kombat Mythologies: The Adventures of Sub-Zero features a mix of 2D and 3D elements and a totally fresh in-depth storyline that embellishes the ongoing Mortal Kombat saga and catapults its myth to a whole new level. Developed by John Tobias, one of the original Mortal Kombat creators, this all-new action-adventure game is the prequel to the events featured in the first three Mortal Kombat games and offers the hard-core action and hours of heart-pounding excitement that gamers expect from the Mortal Kombat brand.

According to the new storyline, Sub-Zero must steal a sacred map from an ancient Shaolin temple. The map, known as the Map of Elements, shows the way to another temple...a temple long hidden from the eyes of mortal men. Housed within the temple walls is an artifact that predates man's history on Earth. Mortal Kombat Mythologies rich storyline follows Sub-Zero as he embarks on this daring quest.

The basic controls and familiar Mortal Kombat fighting mechanics allow for the same lightning speed game play found in previous versions and give gamers the satisfaction of instant playability as they encounter over 30 different enemies while exploring eight new worlds. While most of the action takes place in true Mortal Kombat style, Mortal Kombat Mythologies incorporates features found in roll playing games and adds new moves, such as climbing and crawling, that enable a Mortal Kombat character to traverse through the environments.

Mortal Kombat's signature 2D digitized actors are now uniquely combined with fully rendered 3D sprites and intermixed with such intense realism that gamers will be plunged into the most exciting fighting game experience of their lives.

Mortal Kombat Mythologies employs real-time 3D lighting effects, fully texture-mapped 3D backgrounds, state-of-the-art graphics, full motion video, and riveting CD quality sound effects to fully realize the spectacular capabilities of the Nintendo 64 and Sony PlayStation systems. And to top it all off, the game's detailed cinematic sequences and score give Mortal Kombat Mythologies a movie-like look and feel.

According to John Tobias, Mortal Kombat Mythologies' Designer, "Over the years Mortal Kombat has created its own mythology. With Mortal Kombat Mythologies we present for the first time in a game, the mythos that Ed Boon and I created and continue to embellish."

"Midway is extremely excited about the release of Mortal Kombat Mythologies: The Adventures of Sub-Zero for the Nintendo 64 and Sony PlayStation," stated Mr. Cook. "As the first brand new Mortal Kombat game developed exclusively for the next generation systems, Mortal Kombat Mythologies will rocket the fighting game experience to a new level."

In 1992, video game designer, John Tobias, and his partner programmer, Ed Boon, created Midway's original Mortal Kombat which became an immediate hit and controversial pop phenomena. With its detailed story line and rich character history profiles, coupled with the introduction of fully digitized fight scenes, Mortal Kombat's introduction quickly revolutionized the video game industry. In addition to Mortal Kombat Mythologies: The Adventures of Sub-Zero, the game's phenomenal popularity and record breaking sales have spawned four other hugely successful sequels: Midway's Mortal Kombat 2, Mortal Kombat 3, Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, and Mortal Kombat Trilogy; the box-office blockbuster feature film, Mortal Kombat - The Movie and the upcoming Mortal Kombat Annihilation movie; the chart-topping Mortal Kombat movie soundtrack; the exciting live stage show, Mortal Kombat - The Live Tour; and over 100 licensed consumer products, including a top-selling line of action figures and comic books; making Mortal Kombat the best-selling and most popular fighting game of all-time.