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November 3rd, 2004

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November 4th, 2004

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November 8th, 2004
7:43 PM CST -
This afternoon Midway Games had their 3rd Quarter 2004 Results Conference Call. They touched on many details of their finances due to current titles like Mortal Kombat: Deception and Midway Arcade Classics Volume 2 and future plans for the next generation consoles. Here is a brief rundown of the call, you can also listen to the call until Wednesday November 9th.

Moral Kombat: Deception
  • Has continued to gain top critic reviews, shipped one million units and was #1 game for the first week of release in major retailers EB Games and Gamestop.
  • Approved for International Release by both Sony and Microsoft, that release is later this month for Europe. When it comes to global sales, domestic takes about 60-65% of all sales, while international takes the remaining 30-35%. So there are still a significant number of copies to be made overseas.
  • The $59.99 "Kollectors Editions" sold out at all retailers and "counts for one third of all sales of all mortal kombat deception games to date".
  • Because of the strong sales of MKD in US and approving of the game for International markets, they expect Midway Games will have its first profitable Quarter since 1999.

Midway Arcade Classics Vol. 2
  • Profitable example of their use of existing Intellectual Property.
  • More similar titles to come soon. (Maybe we'll finally get UMK3 and MK4?)

Plans for 2005 and beyond...
  • Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks is slated for debut next year. It expands the MK franchise into the action/adventure genre while taking advantage of the established mythology of the MK Universe.
  • Goal to be a major player in next generation of consoles. This is something they feel they failed the transition last time and it's a priority this time to be on the "front line" this time.
  • One new license is Fear and Respect that is being developed along with director John Singleton (Boyz' In The Hood, 2 Fast 2 Furious).
  • Expanding existing Intellectual Property with the release of Area 51, which is being worked on by the Austin, TX development company, Inevitable Entertainment, which was recently purchased by Midway.
  • Publishing the new Unreal and Unreal Tournament games slated for next year.
  • Estimate that around 2nd Quarter next year, front line titles that are normally $49.99 will lower to the $39.99 price point because of the new generation systems expected debut by the end of the year.

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November 9th, 2004
7:22 AM CST -
In continuance of a lifelong pledge to provide the Mortal Kombat community with game guides that are 100% Accurate and 100% Confirmed, TRMK proudly announces the release of an innovative update to our online Mortal Kombat Deception Strategy Guide. All information in the guide has been tested to the highest accuracy personally by TRMK Staff members.

TRMK's Mortal Kombat Deception Strategy Guide is a one-stop shop for all gamers seeking for help in unlocking all the elements of Mortal Kombat Deception. This update adds a revolutionary interactive Konquest Guide, featuring a first-of-its-kind context-sensitive interactive map. The guide aids gamers by giving them the ability to visually access context-sensitive help for a certain portion of the game; while at the same time, allowing elements to be removed from the map that are not of concern to the user.

The guide also contains a fully complete Kombatants & Krypt section, containing every kombatant's move in the game and the content of each koffin in the Krypt. And to help out users with other issues and questions, we have also added a (FAQ) to the guide that will cover many questions about the game that are common in the community.

We will be updating our
Konquest Guide to display all currently known side missions in the game over the next few weeks, and also will be expanding the section with common Questions & Answers as they come up. This release is just the beginning of what is the most comprehensive Mortal Kombat Deception Strategy Guide available to gamers anywhere, in any medium.

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November 16th, 2004

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November 17th, 2004

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November 18th, 2004
7:27 PM CST -
We would like to take a moment to welcome all of our European readers to the release of Mortal Kombat Deception. In a few hours stores in Europe will be opening their doors and Mortal Kombat Deception will be on sale in most markets November 19th. While it may have been hard to sit back and watch the US market enjoy Deception more than a month earlier, waiting has its benefits. TRMK has found all of the unlockable hidden secrets and have made them available to you in some really unique presentations.

Our Mortal Kombat Deception Strategy Guide contains every thing you need to know about Mortal Kombat Deception. First off, our dynamic Kombatants Moves Guide contains every Fatality and Hara Kiri move for every character.

Second and most importantly, our fully tested and confirmed Interactive Konquest Guide contains every mission, chest, and krypt key available in Deception's vast Konquest Mode. Once you've gotten your keys, you're going to want to unlock all of the koffins in the Krypt Guide, where we list the contents of all 400 koffins for your convenience.

Also, if you don't have easy access to your PlayStation 2 or Xbox from your computer, our Konquest Guide and Kombatants Guide both now feature printable versions. Print your sheets out and play with quick access to TRMK Konfirmed Kontent, knoweldge you can trust.

Also, if you're unsure about how to do anything in the game, check out our Frequently Asked Questions page or post a message in our Kommunity Forums. Enjoy!

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November 29th, 2004

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November 30th, 2004
8:34 AM CST -
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