June 11th, 1997
12:00 PM CST -
In the June edition of Gamefan Magazine, there is a sketch of a tall pale bald man that looks like an elder god. Many have already created a conception that this is the fabled Shinnok. However, a reader named Justin Deering, has brought up to my attention that this character has appeared in the Mortal Kombat Defenders of the Realm animated series. His name is Quan Chi and is supposedly one of the elder gods.
12:01 PM CST -
The upcoming Electronic Entertainment Expo on June 19-21 in Atlanta, Georgia, promises to answer tons of questions gamers have been asking for more than 9 months regarding Mortal Kombat Mythologies Sub-Zero. MKM:S-Z is promised to be displayed in playable form at Midway Home Entertainment's booth. I, myself, have spoken to one of the editors of VideoGameSpot, who will also contribute to the e3news.com website, which is devoted to cover every single minute of E3. He promises to hunt down info on MKM:S-Z immediatly after he checks out the big three. (Sony, Sega, and Nintendo) So, expect a huge section on MKM:S-Z on the e3news site, which starts to preview the big event this Friday
June 16th, 1997
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Indeed, the Win95 version of MKT is in development. One of the programmers of Point of View Inc., has stated that they are handling the port for Midway and that GT Interactive will handle distribution. He also mentions that it should be out next month, so look for some previews and reviews in the begining of July.
12:01 PM CST -
Kevin Day, a programmer at Midway, has opened a website with the basic storyline from Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero, included is information about the existance of Shinnok. The site also contains preview movie and will exploit the behind the scenes aspect of Mythologies. There will still be an official website created by DDB Interactive on the PepsiWorld website, so don't stop keeping an eye out for that
June 17th, 1997
12:00 PM CST -
The Mythologies Preview AVI is at least 6x better than the MK4 avi. The cinematic sequences are amazing. Free flying cameras maneuver through gorgeous 3D backgrounds. The preview derives from the Playstation version; however, MKM promises to be on the same level on all platforms. Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero is sure to revive Midway's home market, as Donkey Kong Country did with Nintendo. If MKM:S-Z is anything like MK4, then this is the year for Kombat Fans!
12:01 PM CST -
If you have the speed, or time, goto the Official MKM:S-Z AVI Preview download page and download the new higher resolution preview video. The video is still the same content, but a lot sharper and new music. The new high resolution video is 16 megs zipped, so fire up your T1 or ISDN, or wait forever on your 28.8. :-
June 18th, 1997
12:00 PM CST -
The GT Interactive Games site has a little blurb about Mortal Kombat Trilogy for PC on their site. The blurb contradicts itself by stating a release date of "12/19/97" and "Prepare yourself.... MKTrilogy for PC this fall." However, I have recieved word from a programmer at Point of View Inc. that we "won't have to wait much longer." To conclude, all I can think of is that the GTI site is outdated and we will have a version of MKT on the PC very soon.
June 19th, 1997
12:00 PM CST -
If you haven't already noticed, SaturnWorld has a preview and some screen shots of MKT Saturn. Also, the site mentions that Mortal Kombat Trilogy for the Saturn should be ready by the end of June
12:01 PM CST -
Eł, the biggest gaming software show, begins today. If everything goes well, I should have 1 or 2 correspondents reporting with their impressions of MK Mythologies: Sub-Zero tonight. Hopefully, you can expect an in-depth analysis of the subtile differences between the Playstation and Nintendo64 versions. Also, keep an eye on www.e3news.com for Mythologies info and other happenings at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Atlanta, Georgia
June 20th, 1997
12:00 PM CST -
Thanks to an extremely lucky correspondent, Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero lives up to its hype. The correspondent was wowed with the Playstation version and its Full Motion Video sequences that could quite possibly make it superior to the Nintendo64 version. Also, many have been worried that the N64 version will have poor quality sound like MK Trilogy did; however, this is definitely not the case this time. The sound is sharp and there was no huge noticeable difference in the quality from the Playstation version. Unfortunately the Midway booth was packed, due to a last minute playable version of Quake64, and he could not get to the playable stations. He promises he'll go straight to Midway's booth first thing in the morning to experience the greatness this title has to offer.
12:01 PM CST -
I've been contacted by many people that there is an article on MK4 in the newest Time Magazine. (not June 23) It has new pictures and an article on the game. The edition hasn't reached our area so here's a pic that's supposedly from that edition:
First posted at MK4 Cavern & Kingdom MK
12:02 PM CST -
Next-Generation.com has new RealVideo footage of Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero at Eł. It's footage of someone who probably hasn't played Mortal Kombat in their entire life, but it gives us a view of how the game plays
12:03 PM CST -
Joe Fielder at VideoGameSpot pulls through and delivers a massive in-depth look at Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero on the e3news website. Joe spoke with John Tobias who had this to say about the diffrences between the Playstation and Nintendo64 versions.
John Tobias reports that the differences between the Nintendo 64 and Sony PlayStation versions of the game will actually be quite small. Nintendo 64 users might experience some slight frame cutback due to the cartridge format, but they will undoubtedly delight in the lavish backgrounds. Meanwhile, PlayStation users will likely have some additional cinematics, due to the increased space on the CD medium.

June 21st, 1997
12:00 PM CST -
Mortal Kombat Mythologies: The Adventures of Sub-Zero has been officially announced for an October 1997 release. Here is the press release from Midway Home Entertainment. The press release also unearths many details about the game...
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.

12:01 PM CST -
The answer to this question is both yes and no. Yes, they have a page full of pictures and information about MK4. No, there's not one word nor one picture that has been said or seen anywhere else and a stale interview. To give you an example, one of their questions was, "Is MK4 really going to be 3D?" The MK4 pictures were the ones from the first AVI. Ultra Game Players has always been characteristically late in hauling in the MK info. (they were 1 month late with a totally un-informative interview with Boon and Tobias back in April) I guess if you can put Sub-Zero on the front of any magazine, you're gonna sell some copies. Also, they're having a contest to give away a MK4 machine; however, to win you have to find some goofball in their July, August, and September issues. Go figure
12:02 PM CST -
Derek, up at Vortex Studios, sent me his review of Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero. This review is from a hardcore gamer's perspective, don't be suprised if you find his review negative. One of Derek's main disapointment with Mythologies is the Playstation controls. Also, he mentions that MK4 was there, but shown only to gaming industry executives
June 23rd, 1997
12:00 PM CST -
The supposed MK4 article in Time Magazine is not in Time. It's actually in Time Digital which is included in every suscriber's edition at the begining of every month, and a few days later at the news stand. For those that don't know, Time Digital covers emerging technology and computer issues
June 24th, 1997
12:00 PM CST -
The image scans from the July/August issue of Time Digital are now available in the Picture Gallery. Here are the main points from the article.


"MK4 will add weapon-to-weapon combat."
"Cameras [that] can pan in and out, and [that] can dolly."
"If the character wins, he may look down at the camera and snicker."
"The seven or eight new characters will probably include Shinnok, a god-like ex-Elder who will appear in the form of a strapping fighter; Quan Chi, a sorcerer who works for Shinnok and looks like a cross between Kojak and Pinhead from Hellraiser; and a female assassin."
"All of the characters will have several new moves. Among them: the "back breaker," where you jump behind a guy, grab his shoulders, shove your knee into this back and are rewarded with a loud crack; and the "donkey kick," in which you jump behind your opponent, land on your hands and kick him about 15 ft. straight in the air."
"We do things so hyperreal and over the top, it's more outrageous than realistic."
"The nunchucks, whips, swords, battle-axes and other weapons in MK4 will offer cartoonish, instantly healing flesh wounds."
"The game invades living-room Playstations and Nintendo 64s in the fall of 1998."

June 27th, 1997
12:00 PM CST -
It was come up to my attention that the supposed scans of characters from Mythologies could be sketches of characters in MK4. The sketches in question are of an Unknown Female Assassin, an Unknown Male Warrior. If you have your own comments, e-mail them to me.
June 29th, 1997
12:00 PM CST -
Ultra Game Players pulled a fast one by putting a fake sketch of a character in front of real sketches in their MK4 article in the July issue. John Tobias confirms this by saying, "Sorry, but the image is a fake." Oh well. :-(

12:01 PM CST -
Midway is rearing up a ROAD TOUR with decorated 25' semi-trailers to bring MK4 Coin-Op machines on free-play to a city near you between July 25-August 11. For a complete schedule of days and locations click here. This is what we've all been waiting for, and Midway isn't going to let MK4 to sneak up on us like MK3 did. Midway is going full out for this release which must mean that they've got lots of confidence in this game. It's going to be big. It's going to be HUGE!!!
June 30th, 1997
12:00 PM CST -
I forgot to add some details yesterday about the 29 city MK4 Road Tour. All of the events are open to the public from 4:00pm to 7:00pm and there will be official MK4 t-shirts to be given away, along with a chance to win your very own MK4 machine. More details to come.

12:01 PM CST -
On the Official Midway Website, there is a preview page for MK Mythologies Sub-Zero and also blurbs of MK Trilogy coming out for the Saturn
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