August 1st, 2005
6:54 PM CST -
This week subscribers to the Official Xbox Magazine are receiving their September 2005 issues with a Demo Disc (# 48) that contains the playable demo of Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks. It also includes playable demos of Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown and The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction.

Also the Official Playstation Magazine should also have the game soon, but we have yet to receive official confirmation of this happening.

For those looking for finishing moves for the demo, you can give these a try. These worked on the demo of Shaolin Monks shown at E3 2005. We will update this list when confirmation comes in of the moves, if they have changed or been removed. Also be sure to check out our Shaolin Monks Area of our forums for more discussion on the game.

UPDATE 8/3: The 2nd and 3rd Fatalities DO NOT work for the Xbox demo, only the first one does.

Liu Kang
Fireballs: R+X
Flying Kick: R+B
Uppercut Special: R+Y

Shaolin Soccer: White then D,B,U,F,X
Bone Breaker: White then B,U,U,F,X
Mid Air Kick: White then L,R,D,D,X

Kung Lao
Teleport: R+X
Spin Special: R+Y
Hat Throw: R+B

Body Slice: White then F,F,F,F,X
Mid-Air Slice: White then U,U,U,F,X
Hat Trick: White then U,U,U,D,X

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Noob-Ermac was kind enough to also provide us with photos of of the disc and the magazine itself. Click on the images for a larger version.

August 2nd, 2005
August 3rd, 2005
11:52 PM CST -
We have published over 140 exclusive screenshots of the new Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks Xbox Demo that is included in the September 2005 issue of . Check out our MK Shaolin Monks Demo Gallery as we take you on a step-by-step journey through the Xbox demo, from start to finish.

Also after a hands on experience with the demo, it seems a bit behind the demo we played at E3 2005. This demo also is missing the extra two Fatalities per person that the E3 Demo had. Other than these omissions, we have yet to see any glaring differences. Check out our Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks GameRealm for videos and more screenshots.
August 4th, 2005
5:11 PM CST -
August 6th, 2005
10:55 PM CST -
GameSpot has up a new 2 minute long video detailing the nuances of the cooperative mode in Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks.
August 11th, 2005
August 12th, 2005
August 18th, 2005
3:48 PM CST -
Midway has just sent along 9 new press screenshots from Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks. The game's visuals are definately impressive. Have a look.

9:57 PM CST -
The official website for Midway's Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks relaunched today with a brand new look. Included are a few new storyline details and a bunch of new screenshots, a few details on the environments and more. Check it out at

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August 21st, 2005
August 22nd, 2005
10:24 PM CST -
GameSpot adds to their ever growing number of Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks videos with a new exclusive detailing the kombatants players will encounter throughout the game.

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August 23rd, 2005
9:54 PM CST -
EBGames is running a promotion that if you pre order Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks for either Xbox or PS2, you will get action figures of Kung Lao & Liu Kang for free. You can Pre-Order in any EBGames store, or online at If you want to pre-order online click the respective images below to go right to the special pre-order packages.

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August 24th, 2005
August 25th, 2005
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August 27th, 2005
2:59 AM CST -
Hydro informs us that GameSpot has posted a new Movie 7 on their media page. This video catches us up to speed with the Fatalities, Multalities, and Brutalities throughout Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks.

While zero informs us that TeamXbox has posted the entire opening sequence video from Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks.

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August 29th, 2005
8:11 PM CST -
Midway's official forums on Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks continues to deliver the quality goods as a devilishly angry render of Kano is released along with an equally scrumtrulecent(?) render of Sonya.

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August 31st, 2005
8:56 AM CST -
Silver Bullet Comics has an interview (fifth story down) with the creators, Walter McDaniel and Bryan Hill of the new line of Mortal Kombat: Deception comic books by WAM Entertainment and Atomeka Press.
BM: I've heard that you'll be starting off with a MK: Scorpion one-shot before moving on to the MK: Deception miniseries. Please elaborate.

BH: There was a lot of thinking about which of these many loved characters to start with in a series. I cherry-picked Scorpion because I love the themes of loss, vengeance and redemption. I think those are universal...

WM: I would say because Scorpion is one the signature MK characters. He is a key character and I think his story arc is the most interesting over the MK series of games…

BH: And a fantastic place to start the series. There's a playground of story in Scorpion. From his quest for vengeance to his roots in ninjitsu training. He's the classic anti-hero. Who doesn't love those?
The article also features some very wicked artwork from the comic. Definately check out the main site for the comic book more details.

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10:16 AM CST -
Alright, this is totally sweet! Coming from the once again is some new koncept artwork from Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks.

I for one am very stoked about this. I've always thought Kintaro was one of the koolest characters. I can't wait to see him in 3D!!!!

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