September 15th, 2000
12:42 PM CST -
The chat with the MK/Grid Design team has concluded and we walked away with lots of new info on The Grid and MK5. Here it is to sum it all up. Be sure to take a gander at the transcript for more complete details.


    New Version of The Grid is Coming around Novemeber With:

    • At lesst two new characters added to the game (Noob and one other)

    • New Secret Moves

    • New Deaths (Dismemberments)

    • Single Player Tweaks

    • New Codes

    The Grid Tournament Info

      The Grid Chicago Tournament

      The Info:

      Saturday September 30th

      Around 2-4pm (Time not set yet)

      Brunswick Gala Lanes West

      1515 Aurora Ave

      Naperville, IL

      (630) 355-7622


      Cyberstation Tournament

      Possible Cyberstation Nationwide Tournament of The Grid, starting in Chicago and going else where.


      Miami Florida The Grid Tournament

      Flippers arcade in Miami held a tournament last week. And another one coming up.
      Results can be gotten from Flipper's Info Page

      Any more tournament info contact The Grid Development Team.

MK5 News

    Stuff we now know about MK5

    • Same design team as The Grid

    • Definately a new control layout

    • Possible multi-leveled fighting arenas, definately some slanted floors are being thought of.

    • Models for Scorpion, Raiden, and Jax are complete. Scorpion is only the definately confirmed characters.

    • Luis Mangubat did the models, has a new "style" to the characters. "GROUND BREAKING S#I%" - Mike Teran

    • Dynamic animation is being looked at by Todd Allen, including handling some inverse kinematics. This is where someone gets hit in the shoulder the shoulder reacts to that hit dynamically.

    • Ed Boon had his usual hints thrown in now and then during the chat, one being W-I-D-E-S-C-R-E-E-N and the other being ORSMAb. They say ORSMAb is Alan Villani, we'll have to wait to see what develops on this one.

    • To quote AlanVillani: "Prepare to be blown away when you see MK5!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

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