April 9th, 2002
4:12 PM CST -
Noob.com updated to mention that Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance was in the May issue of PSM. There is a scan of the MK:DA blurb here.
April 19th, 2002
7:15 AM CST -
It looks like the Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance official website is continuing with their ritual of giving fans new pieces of info every Friday, and today is no exception. They now offer the site's first screenshot featuring Scorpion VS Jax (with their new outfits) and a sketch of new character Blind Kenshi, "Spirit Hunter". Have a look at these new images if you have not yet seen them.
UPDATE: Official word is that the screenshot is actually an in-game video capture.
April 21st, 2002
12:00 AM CST -
The current issue of GamePro has a small article on Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance including a few in-game screenshots. One of the screenshots features Kung Lao, the first appearance or mention of this returning kombatant, and Blind Kenshi, who is making his in-game shot debut. All game shots in the spread are listed as being from the PlayStation 2, which marks the first mention of a system of origin for any screenshot. Thanks go out to MaxDam for posting the scan of the article on our message board.
April 25th, 2002
9:12 AM CST -
The June 2002 issue of Official X-Box Magazine has a preview article on Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance. They have some screenshots and about the same information that we have seen in all the other magazines. It seems to be a very positive preview, and they say they are excited to know more. They also say that next month they hope to get their hands on a playable version of the game. If they do, they tell the readers to expect a "sprawling, massive preview." Thanks to an old friend Beavis15 for the heads up.
April 27th, 2002
10:22 AM CST -
There are plenty of new Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance updates this weekend, so we'll wrap them up for you all in one nice update.

First, the Official MK:DA Website updated with three new images this weekend. One is a sketch and the other two are previously seen screenshots. Descriptions of the images and links to see them are listed below.

  • The first image is a bunch of sketches that tells more about the origins of Blind Kenshi.

  • Another image is an in-game screenshot showing Shang Tsung uppercutting Scorpion into the air. (This image was also featured in the MK:DA sneak preview feature in the current issue of Game Pro and also was shown in the Game Informer feature last month.)

  • The last image is an in-game screenshot of Sub-Zero without his mask on. This appears to be something along the lines of a pre-fight close up camera angle shot. (This image was also featured in the MK:DA feature in Game Informer)

Also, the new issue of Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) featuring a 2 page article on MK:DA is now circulating to subscriber's mailboxes and newsstands as you read this. The article has some new information we haven't heard before, as well as some images we haven't seen before. One thing to note is that the article is very "cautious" when it comes to hyping the game up. They instead say they are sticking to the facts on the title and are waiting to get the game themselves before hyping it up too much. Below is a quick run down of little tid-bits the article contains.

  • There will be some multi-level stages like in Mortal Kombat 3. (Now we just need to know if Kombatants are limited to a circular/square playing field or can they roam the entire stage's surface during battle.)

  • The RUN button has been eliminated to tune the game mechanics.

  • A new stage composed of ice is shown in one screenshot with snow falling all over the stage.

  • Kung Lao is again shown in two of the game's shots, so we can safely assume he is in the game for good now.

  • A mention of the female Sub-Zero is in this article as well. So I'm sure we'll be seeing an image of her in due time if they keep mentioning it to all the magazines.

  • One little note is that some of the new images we haven't seen before appear to be a bit more polished compared to the other ones we've seen. It's possible these "polished" shots are actually from the X-Box version of the game because of the system's different graphics rendering engine.

  • Finally the screenshots of Blind Kenshi vs Kung Lao shows Blind Kenshi's name as Blind GI not Blind Kenshi. This is probably just a mark of an older screenshot from before his name was finalized.

April 30th, 2002
10:38 PM CST -
During their quarterly financial report, Midway announced that they will indeed be showing the next installment to the Mortal Kombat franchise, Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance at this year's E3, or Electronic Entertainment Expo, in Los Angeles on May 22-24.
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