March 1st, 2002
9:34 PM CST -
Even though today is no longer Feburary, we got another MK:DA Update from GameSpot.com this Friday. They touch base with the MK Development Team on many bits of details on the upcoming Mortal Kombat sequel. So to read up on that just head over to the Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance Q&A.

Also over at the Midway's Official MK:DA Site they posted up three renders of some of the game's new battlegrounds and a few sketches. So head on over there to check them out.

Update: Ed Boon's website, noob.com, has been updated and has the new battlegrounds pictures and a copy of the Scorpion trailer. Thanks JRF.
March 18th, 2002
12:24 PM CST -
Our wonderful co-location service provider, Brainfood.com, is currently in the process of transitioning to a new Internet service provider. Until this switch is made, we expect to have sporadic service and frequent outages. Please be patient if the server does not respond for a period of time. It will be back up as soon as possible.
March 19th, 2002
10:08 AM CST -


The newest issue of Game Informer Magazine with the 8 page long Cover Story on Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance is now on store shelves as of late last week. Only some select bookstores carry the issue, but you can always find it at any of the GameStop, Funcoland, Babbages or Software Etc stores across the US. You can use this handy little store locator to help you find the store nearest you.
The new issue has quite a bit of new information including the noting of return of Kitana, Cyrax and Reptile along with the previously announced return of Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Sonya, Jax, Raiden, Shang Tsung and Quan Chi. It also reveals Liu Kang's role in this part of the series. It also shows many character steches along with stetches of new characters Malvado, Drahmin, and Blind Kenshi. The stetches of Kitana and Raiden are now availible on The Official Mortal Kombat Deadly Alliance website.

The article also touches just a bit deeper on the multiple fighting styles that we revealed here before. And how the team studied the use of all the new next-generation system's controllers to find the best method of control for the redesign of the fighting system. They also say to expect less "magic" and "projectiles" in this game because it is going to focus more on the new fighting styles and weapons system than the "magic" dominated old system from the past 4 games.

Also in the new issue are the first ever screenshots of the new game. But you will have to go buy the issue to see these. For all of you who keep emailing us to post pictures, we cannot do this because of threats of legal action against us by Game Informer Magazine if we were to post any scans of the issue or infringe on any of their copyrights. This isn't that much of an issue because I feel that scans of screenshots never show a good representation of the game that a direct screenshot would, and I would rather have people go out and purchase the magazine and see the pictures in all their high quality glossy printed glory.

Also while our server was down last week they also released the Director's Cut of the MK:DA trailer featuring one whole minute of Scorpion performing various attacks and steps. You can get that trailer from the Official MK:DA website.

8:28 PM CST -

Today the nice people over at Midway.com sent to many of the fan-run Mortal Kombat sites, for a token of our hard work, a new render of Scorpion's new Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance outfit which debuted on the cover of the new Game Informer. Now if we can only get a bunch of nice screenshots for you fans, we'll be all set. You can click on the image thumbnail to view a MUCH larger version of the image which is about 100kb in size for those with 56k modems.

On the new outfit of Scorpion you can clearly see he has two swords attached to his back, but what can't be shown here is that his spear attaches to his back. This was shown in some ingame screenshots in the latest issue of Game Informer, which we mentioned earlier today. So we believe this to be a tell tale sign that the game will no longer just make the character's weapons appear from thin air but rather that you will see where it came from and it will no longer be there once it is drawn. The issue of Game Informer also hinted to the ability to disarm a weapon weiling opponent like in Mortal Kombat 4. So once they drop the weapon it will no longer be of use to them until they can pick it back up. Only time will tell on these play mechanics.
March 28th, 2002
2:24 PM CST -

Midway sent along an all new sketch to fan sites today. This time the sketch is of Sub-Zero in his full Lin Kuei outfit.





In addition to the new Sub-Zero sketch, there are some new images on the official Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance website. First off, there is an alternate sketch of Sub-Zero in his MK3-style costume and appearance. In addition, there is a render of Jax along side the previous sketches of Kitana, Raiden, and a new character called Moloch.


Since the official Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance website is being updated on a semi-regular basis, we encourage you you to visit there often; as we will be updating our news with mostly significant changes to the site (like the appearance of any in-game screenshots other than the ones featured in the Game Informer cover story).


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