February 4th, 1999
12:00 PM CST -
IGN64 has posted an interview with John Tobias about the latest addition to the Mortal Kombat saga, Mortal Kombat: Special Forces. MK: Special Forces is the follow up 3D action/adventure game to MK Mythologies: Sub-Zero. Here is a little blurb from the interview.
IGN64: How does MK: Special Forces compare to past MK incarnations? Is it more story-based a la MK Mythologies or is it a fighter?


Tobias: It's not much like Mythologies, which was in essence a side-scroller. The pacing of Mythologies was more based on throwing enemies at the player. And there were real simple exploration elements; you know, find a key here, pick it up and go find the door that it opens.



Special Forces is a little bit different in that, because you are actually traversing in a true 3D environment, we can sort of slow the pacing down a bit. We donít have to constantly throw enemies at the player. MK Mythologies was set up so it was a trial and error thing Ė you try something, you die, you go back and try something else. This one isnít based around this at all. It's different in that sense. There is still a large exploration element, there is still a large fighting element to the game, quite obviously because itís a Mortal Kombat title. Iíd say right now we're about 40-50% exploration and the rest is fighting. Of course, that can change a lot as weíre real early in development. Who knows what it's going to end up as?


February 5th, 1999
12:00 PM CST -
Mortal Kombat Conquest returns to all new episodes this week. This week's episode is titled Shadow of a Doubt and next week's is titled Reptile Story. In the Shadow of a Doubt episode, the evil Shao Kahn sends an impostor Kitana to kill Kung Lao. Check your local listings for exact times and channels, or check out Threshold's Mortal Kombat website. In addition to local channels, TNT is airing these new episodes the following week after WCW Monday Night Nitro on Monday nights at 11:00pm EST. It should also be noted that next Monday's episode, 2/16, on TNT is on at 12:00pm EST.
February 9th, 1999
12:00 PM CST -
IGN64 released their list of the Best Games of 1998 for the Nintendo64. Mortal Kombat 4 received the award for Best Fighting Game for 1998. IGN64 applauded Eurocom's work in a "nearly flawless" translation from the arcade.
February 20th, 1999
12:00 PM CST -
Next Week's episode of Mortal Kombat Conquest promises to be a good one. In The Serpent and the Ice, Scorpion and Sub-Zero team up against Kung Lao, Siro, and Taja. Also, check out the new Conquest website @ www.mortalkombatconquest.com. They have run downs of all the episodes and many other awesome facts and information on Conquest. If you haven't been keeping up with the shows, read up on past episodes on the Conquest Website and tune into next week's episode (2/27 & 2/28). It promises to be a spectacular one. Check this page for times and days MK Conquest is airing in your area.
February 24th, 1999
12:00 PM CST -
Videogames.com's Joe Fielder had a chance to talk with John Tobias regarding the next title in the continuing Mortal Kombat adventure genre. Check out the previews of the N64 and PSX version of Mortal Kombat Special Forces, the sucessor to Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero.
February 26th, 1999
12:00 PM CST -
The episode information for The Serpent and the Ice, featuring both Scorpion and Sub-Zero, is up on the Mortal Kombat Conquest website. This episode airs tomorrow and Sunday on local UPN affiliates. Check the Threshold MK: Conquest page for times and stations.
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