August 1st, 2006
9:57 AM CST -
Cinder, an administrator on the Midway Boards, has released another screenshot from Mortal Kombat: Armageddon. This time the image is of the massive Character Select Screen. The screen features the entire massive roster of characters slated for this ultimate version of Mortal Kombat on current generation consoles.

Some items of note, Chameleon is featured in the middle on the top row of characters, while the middle-bottom far left and right corners are your "Create a Fighter" characters. Hidden behind the four question marks are assumed to be Meat, Blaze, and Konquest adversaries Taven and Daegon.
8:54 PM CST -
Another tidbit of information, initially discovered on the official Midway Forums, was posted by Games Radar. The special edition "kontent" for the PlayStation 2 versions of Mortal Kombat: Armageddon have been revealed. The PlayStation 2 special editions will feature the pairings of Sindel and Shao Kahn, Kano and Sonya, Johnny Cage and Goro, and the standard cover in full metal boxes.

Each special edition copy will contain a bonus hour long DVD, featuring a "History of Fatalities" and video featurettes of more than 50 characters, an autographed animation cell of the game's cover by Ed Boon and an arcade perfect emulation of Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3. The official press release with full details, along with plans for the Xbox version, is expected tomorrow.

Thanks Rain Demon!
9:04 PM CST -
In an article posted on IGN, cheif marketing officer, Steve Allison, revealed that the main MK Team, under the steady direction of Ed Boon, is currently hard at work bringing Mortal Kombat: Armageddon to the Nintendo Wii. In skipping the Nintendo GameCube outright, Midway is taking on the challenge to bring a button-laden figher to a platform with an extremely unique control scheme. However, given the game is more than likely an adaptation of the version to get the PlayStation 2 and Xbox, it is highly speculated that the game will take advantage of the Wii's classic style controller peripherial.

Expect the Nintendo Wii version of Mortal Kombat: Armageddon sometime in the first quarter of 2007.
August 2nd, 2006
8:44 AM CST -
Available exclusively on the PlayStation 2, three of the four Mortal Kombat: Armageddon Premium Packs will feature metallic packaging covers that highlight some of the franchise's most popular character duos, including: Sindel and Shao Kahn, Johnny Cage and Goro, and Kano and Sonya. The fourth Premium Pack set will feature the general Mortal Kombat: Armageddon retail box art on metallic packaging. The Premium Pack sets have a suggested retail price of $49.95 and will also include the following:

* An arcade-perfect, playable of the original Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3
* Over 60 minutes of bonus DVD video content featuring a "History of Fatalities" movie, along with new videos for more than 50 of the Mortal Kombat characters
* An embossed metal package created exclusively for the limited edition Premium Pack sets; there will be four unique box fronts in total
* Animation cell cover art autographed by franchise co-creator, Ed Boon

Mortal Kombat: Armageddon --- the latest chapter in the award-winning video game fighting franchise. With the most complete roster ever, including every character from the Mortal Kombat fighting universe, revolutionary Create-A-Fighter and Create-A-Fatality modes, plus a new Konquest mode, Mortal Kombat: Armageddon promises to be the most complete, intensely lethal, fighting experience ever!

No word on the Xbox limited editions, as of yet. Read the entire press release.
August 3rd, 2006
5:28 PM CST -
Midway has released the box art for the three additional Premium Edition versions of Mortal Kombat: Armageddon for Sony's PlayStation 2. The three boxes include Johnny Cage and Goro, Kano and Sonya, and Shao Kahn and Sindel.



The Premium Editions will feature a second 60-minute DVD, featuring a "History of Fatalities" and video featurettes of more than 50 characters, an autographed animation cell of the game's cover by Ed Boon and an arcade perfect emulation of Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3. Mortal Kombat: Armageddon is currently scheduled for a simultaneous Sony PlayStation 2 and Microsoft Xbox release on October 9th, 2006, with a Nintendo Wii version slated for the First Quarter of 2007.
August 4th, 2006
3:23 PM CST -
During Midway's second quarter conference call, Midway execs responded to a few questions about their current generation support plans. In their response, Midway believes that "Microsoft has shifted onto the 360. Xbox software sales, month over month, continue to drop pretty quickly." And also due to the confusion and the lack of Microsoft's success in offering a comprehensive backwards compatability solution for the Xbox 360, Midway stated that "Xbox is going to be the platform that, after the holidays, it's certainly going to be pretty difficult to certainly sell any new games for."

And in a related note, Midway has acknowledged that at this time there are no plans for premium editions of Mortal Kombat: Armageddon for Microsoft Xbox.
August 8th, 2006
4:50 PM CST -
The Official Mortal Kombat Armageddon Website has updated the "question mark" page with a new render. This time it is of the Wastelands Arena from Mortal Kombat: Armageddon. This stage features a death trap that catapults your opponent across a long distance, resulting in a collision with a tower and a bloody smear as the victim slides down to the ground.



Mortal Kombat: Armageddon is the last chapter in the current generation of Mortal Kombat games. Featured only on Microsoft Xbox and Sony PlayStation 2, the game will have the largest roster of characters and also feature a new "kart" racing mini-game dubbed Motor Kombat.

Thanks big turk 1986.
August 11th, 2006
3:42 AM CST -
The Official Mortal Kombat Armageddon Website has updated the "question mark" page with a new render. This time it is of the Shang Tsung and Liu Kang on the Sky Temple stage from Mortal Kombat: Armageddon. This stage features multiple landings below the top stage area. Knock your opponent off the edge and they will eventually meet a bloody death at the concrete below.



Mortal Kombat: Armageddon is the last chapter in the current generation of Mortal Kombat games. Featured only on Microsoft Xbox and Sony PlayStation 2, the game will have the largest roster of characters and also feature a new "kart" racing mini-game dubbed Motor Kombat.

Thanks The 7th Number.
August 13th, 2006
2:24 AM CST -
Midway has released four new screenshots from Mortal Kombat: Armageddon. Three screens are of in-game fighting battles and the fourth is another of the "Kreate A Character" feature screens.




Mortal Kombat: Armageddon is the last chapter in the current generation of Mortal Kombat games. Featured only on Microsoft Xbox and Sony PlayStation 2, the game will have the largest roster of characters and also feature a new "kart" racing mini-game dubbed Motor Kombat. The game will also appear on the Nintendo Wii in the first quarter of 2007.
August 14th, 2006
4:25 PM CST -
The Official Mortal Kombat: Armageddon Website has updated the "question mark" page with a new render. This time it is of the Bell Tower Arena from Mortal Kombat: Armageddon. This stage features gongs and bells that you can bounce your opponents into. It also has a death trap at the bottom that impales your foe, resulting in them being completely amputated after sliding down the spike by other blades. This stage fatality is featured in our MK: Armageddon Stage Fatalities video.


Mortal Kombat: Armageddon is the last chapter in the current generation of Mortal Kombat games. Featured only on Microsoft Xbox and Sony PlayStation 2, the game will have the largest roster of characters and also feature a new "kart" racing mini-game dubbed Motor Kombat. The game will also appear on the Nintendo Wii in the first quarter of 2007.

Thanks big turk 1986.
August 15th, 2006
5:50 PM CST -
The Official Mortal Kombat: Armageddon Website has updated the "question mark" page with a new render. This time it is of Scorpion and Sub-Zero in front of a remake of the Pit II stage from Mortal Kombat: Armageddon. This render was featured as a background image for the menu system at the build featured at E3 2006.


Mortal Kombat: Armageddon is the last chapter in the current generation of Mortal Kombat games. Featured only on Microsoft Xbox and Sony PlayStation 2, the game will have the largest roster of characters and also feature a new "kart" racing mini-game dubbed Motor Kombat. The game will also appear on the Nintendo Wii in the first quarter of 2007.

Thanks The 7th Number.
August 16th, 2006
3:01 PM CST -
The Official Mortal Kombat: Armageddon Website has updated the "question mark" page with a new render. This time it is a conecpt drawing of an ancient aztec-style pyramid stage for the character Blaze from Mortal Kombat: Armageddon. Also, in a related thread on the Midway Boards, Cinder has posted a sketch of the same stage.


Mortal Kombat: Armageddon is the last chapter in the current generation of Mortal Kombat games. Featured only on Microsoft Xbox and Sony PlayStation 2, the game will have the largest roster of characters and also feature a new online "kart" racing mini-game dubbed Motor Kombat. The game will also appear on the Nintendo Wii in the first quarter of 2007.

Thanks Rain Demon and Dragon.
August 22nd, 2006
5:09 PM CST -
Weirdness is abound over at the Official Mortal Kombat: Armageddon Website. In the latest image released on the Question Mark page, Midway had released a live action shot of a man yelling with his arms raised in front of a camera crew.


From the signage in the background, this shot appears to be set in the Fashion District of Downtown Los Angeles, walking distance from site of the now defunct Electronic Entertainment Expo. Due to the aspect that there is a film crew and the subject is very well lit, one can pretty much assume that this is from a film shoot for a Mortal Kombat: Armageddon commercial. Start rampant speculation now.

Thanks Mads.
5:58 PM CST -
Cinder over on the Midway Boards has revealed some pertinent information on the distributions of the four Premium Edition versions of Mortal Kombat: Armageddon for Sony's PlayStation 2. Unfortunately, it appears that you will not be able to walk into any store and find more than one version of the Premium Edition box as each is exclusive to a specific store. Johnny Cage and Goro will be at EB Games / Gamestopicon stores. Kano and Sonya will be at WalMart. Shao Kahn and Sindel are at Best Buy and the standard boxart Premium Edition will be at GameCrazy, typically attached to Hollywood Video movie rental stores. The Premium Editions will retail for $49.99, while the standard PlayStation 2 version and the Xbox version will retail for $39.99.


The Premium Editions will feature a second 60-minute DVD, featuring a "History of Fatalities" and video featurettes of more than 50 characters, an autographed animation cell of the game's cover by Ed Boon and an arcade perfect emulation of Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3. Mortal Kombat: Armageddon is currently scheduled for a simultaneous Sony PlayStation 2 and Microsoft Xbox release on October 9th, 2006, with a Nintendo Wii version slated for the First Quarter of 2007.
August 24th, 2006
11:13 AM CST -
IGN has the first word out of Germany at the Leipzig Games Convention regarding the latest build of Mortal Kombat: Armageddon. In their preview, they detail the degree of finality of the series' characters, the "Create a Fighter" mode, the arrangement of the new Crypt, the single player tournament ladders, the air kombat system, and the new online mini-game Motor Kombat. Here's a short blurb on the new crypt layout.

While Conquest mode isn't entirely the same as it used to be (there are two young men fighting for player's attention this time around named Taven and Daegon), many of the similar features that recent MK fans have had are similar. For instance, there will be new codes for players to check out, including within the crypt, which has received a brand new look. Instead of focusing upon the grave theme, there was a wall display showing off the various concept art, videos and brand new character modes. Players should be able to access this at any time.

Mortal Kombat: Armageddon is the last chapter in the current generation of Mortal Kombat games. Featured only on Microsoft Xbox and Sony PlayStation 2, the game will have the largest roster of characters and also feature a new online "kart" racing mini-game dubbed Motor Kombat. The game will also appear on the Nintendo Wii in the first quarter of 2007.
5:01 PM CST -
GameSpot has two new videos from the Games Convention currently running in Leipzig, Germany. Mortal Kombat: Armageddon and the PSP version of Mortal Kombat: Unchained are each featured in a video. The video for MK: Armageddon is an update to the previously released official trailer featuring more fight scenes and details of the "Create a Fighter component. The one for MK: Unchained is also an update of a previous trailer with new gameplay scenes.
August 28th, 2006
11:19 AM CST -
Midway has teamed up with GameSpot for a user-created video contest. Fans are to create unique videos on why they believe they are the "Ultimate Mortal Kombat Fanatic" and post their creations on GameSpot using their user video upload feature. The grand prize winner will receive a round trip to San Francisco, CA and meet series co-creator, Ed Boon, at the GameSpot offices. Apparently, this visit is to coincide with the broadcast of the finals of GameSpot's Mortal Kombat: Armageddon tournament. The winner and runner-ups will receive copies of Armageddon signed by Ed Boon. The contest starts Monday, September 18th, and will run through Friday, October, 6th. For more information, you can read the entire press release.
9:55 PM CST -
Microsoft has updated the backwards compatibility list for original Xbox games on the Xbox 360. This August 2006 update, marks the return of Mortal Kombat: Deception.

During the Xbox 360 initial launch, Microsoft announced that Mortal Kombat: Deception was among the list of initial Xbox games that could be played on the Xbox 360. Unfortunately, the emulation was not playable at all, which we detailed in our Mortal Kombat: Deception on Xbox 360 feature. Shortly after our feature was published, Microsoft removed Deception from the backwards compatibility list in the December 2005 update, stating quality issues.

The game now appears to work great, a huge improvement over the previous emulation attempt on the part of Microsoft. The game handles at full speed with no pop up textures and slowdown like the game had before when the Xbox 360 launched. Tests for playing a game over Xbox Live were even successful after a few tries. Alas, the network connections of the available players at the time left something to be desired.

Now that this update has reintroduced Deception, Mortal Kombat fans now have much better chance for Mortal Kombat: Armageddon to become backwards compatible on the Xbox 360, as the two games share the same base engine.

Thanks Dustin!
August 30th, 2006
3:18 PM CST -
The Official Mortal Kombat: Armageddon Website has updated the "question mark" page with a new render. This time it is of the remake of the MK3 Subway stage from Mortal Kombat: Armageddon. Also over on the Midway Boards, a concept drawing of Sub-Zero's Motor Kombat car and a render of the Battle Arena along with a sample of the stage's background music were released.


Battle Arena Background Music (.mp3)

Mortal Kombat: Armageddon is the last chapter in the current generation of Mortal Kombat games. Featured only on Microsoft Xbox and Sony PlayStation 2, the game will have the largest roster of characters and also feature a new "kart" racing mini-game dubbed Motor Kombat. The game will also appear on the Nintendo Wii in the first quarter of 2007.

Thanks The 7th Number.
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