September 4th, 2006
9:29 PM CST -
Just a minute ago on HBO, hit comedian Dane Cook gave Mortal Kombat a bit of free publicity. In front of millions tonight during his first ever HBO special, Dane Cook: Vicious Circle, Dane referenced Mortal Kombat during one of his skits. The quote happens towards the end of the show, during his one night stands skit. The quote is definitely for adults only but is fairly entertaining and involves the daze your character is in before a Fatality happens. Because of it's adult nature, I wont post it here. It's better to see in video form anyways.

He also used this reference when I saw a pre-HBO show testing of his act when he came to Chicago, IL on April 13, 2006. A few days later he filmed the HBO special in Boston, MA and he obviously kept the refrerence in because of the positive feedback from the audience.

This is not surprising for most Dane Cook fans, because he is a huge video gamer. Dane has previously made references to both Super Mario Brothers and Tekken in his skits, but this is the first reference to Mortal Kombat. I recommend all of you you catch the follow up airings of the show to catch the bit, and I'm sure HBO will have it available for purchase on DVD by the holiday season.
September 6th, 2006
10:53 AM CST -
The Official Mortal Kombat: Armageddon Website has updated the "question mark" page with a new render. The page now features a screenshot of the new Motor Kombat online mini-game and of the Meteor Storm stage along with a sample of the stage's background music from Mortal Kombat: Armageddon.


Meteor Storm 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.
1:46 PM CST -
September 7th, 2006
2:29 PM CST -
The Official Mortal Kombat: Armageddon Website has updated the "question mark" page with two new audio clips. One is a remake of the MK3 Subway stage audio and the other clip is the Wastelands Arena from Mortal Kombat: Armageddon.

Subway Arena Music - .mp3
Wastelands Arena Music - .mp3


In addition, forum member The 7th Number has uploaded to YouTube two videos combining the two new audio clips with the associated gameplay clips that were released yesterday. You can find the links here

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.
5:42 PM CST -
More media is trickling out of Midway today. The Official Mortal Kombat: Armageddon Website has updated the "question mark" page again with a new game menu background. This time it is of of the Mileena and Kitana from Mortal Kombat: Armageddon. Second, a concept sketch of the "Firewell Stage" is being distributed through the MK: Armageddon updates newsletter. And finally over on the Midway Boards, another gameplay video of Shinnok and Reptile on the Bell Tower arena has been released along with a battle between Liu Kang and Shang Tsung in the Wastelands Arena, highlighting one of the arena's danger areas.


Shinnok and Reptile Video Gameplay Footage (.wmv)
Liu Kang and Shang Tsung Video Gameplay Footage (.wmv)

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 Mads & Rain Demon.
September 8th, 2006
4:02 PM CST -
Midway's Official Mortal Kombat: Armageddon Website has launched their full website, rife with new screenshots, videos, and a countdown clock to the game's release date, Tuesday, October 10th.

Featured videos include Character Kards for Li Mei and for Kintaro, along with an assortment of new screenshots featuring Cyrax in Mortor Kombat.

A few areas in the website have not yet been revealed, but expect a lot of new content to show up on the site and on the "question mark" page.

Thanks The 7th Number.
September 12th, 2006
5:37 PM CST -
UPDATED: Over on the Midway Boards, three loading screens from Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, featuring Reptile and Rain, Sheeva and Motaro, and Moloch and Lei Mei were released.


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 and BigE181.
September 14th, 2006
9:34 AM CST -
IGN has posted their latest impressions with a near final build of Mortal Kombat: Armageddon. A lot of great details about gameplay and the krypt system are featured along with new gameplay videos and media. For more details, check out our discussion thread on this article.

Veterans of Deadly Alliance and Deception will notice that a reduction of fighting styles for characters: Instead of three for each character, most characters have two styles available to them. Some fighters will only use weaponry for their styles, while some will focus on hand to hand combat and others will mix and match weapons and martial styles. Some of the larger bosses, like Onaga, will only have one fighting style available to them to reflect their massive size.

Mortal Kombat: Armageddon is the last chapter in the current generation of Mortal Kombat games. Featured initially 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 Mads.
September 15th, 2006
4:04 PM CST -
Over on the Midway Boards, three loading screens from Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, featuring Noob and Chameleon, Ermac and Rain, and Kobra and Kenshi were released. Also, over on the Official Website three new videos are available detailing Konquest Mode, Aerial Kombat and Characters. Plus, the Characters area of The Story section has been updated with 15 characters featuring announcer voices for each character.


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.
September 18th, 2006
9:10 PM CST -
Over on the Midway Boards, three more loading screens from Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, featuring Meat and Goro, Baraka and Havik, and Nightwolf and Tanya were released. Also, over on the Official Website a new koncept artwork render of Reptile's Lair and Taven and Daegon's Mother have been released on the "question mark" page.



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 and Jinko.
September 19th, 2006
7:05 PM CST -
Over on the Midway Boards, three loading screens from Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, featuring Mokap and Cage, Stryker and Smoke, and Frost and Sindel were released. In addition another piece of koncept artwork was sent in the official newsletter, featuring The Keepers from Konquest Mode. Also, over on the Official Website a 2 new videos featuring Round 1 and Round 2 of Shinnok and Reptile fighting in the Bell Tower arena. Finally, the arena section has been opened with a few details on Armageddon's stages.



Mortal Kombat: Armageddon is the last chapter in the current generation of Mortal Kombat games. Featured initially 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 Immortal Reaver, Rain Demon and hellfire.
September 20th, 2006
12:06 PM CST -
With all of the hype surrounding Mortal Kombat: Armageddon it is easy to forget that another Mortal Kombat game is close to completion as well. IGN took the opportunity to ask some questions regarding Mortal Kombat: Deception.

IGN: Are there any new or exclusive features to Deception: Unchained?

Himmerick:
We looked at how the PSP worked and how we thought the players would play MK on it. We wanted to add a PSP-specific mode designed for the PSP functionality, too. That new mode is Endurance Mode, you will pick a fighter and then progress one round at a time against opponents without your health rejuvenating after each round. When you beat one enemy you immediately are confronted with another enemy. You will get a couple health bumps at some strategic points, like after the 5th Kombatant and some later. If you are really good you'll be able to fight 19 Kombatants, and then get a small health bump before fighting the Dragon King as your 20th opponent.

Mortal Kombat: Unchained is the first current generation 3D Mortal Kombat game for the Sony PSP. Featuring ad-hoc wireless mode, players can fight against their closests enemies in Arcade Kombat, Puzzle Kombat, and Chess Kombat. Unlock all of the Krypt's secrets in Konquest Mode and fight with newly added characters Goro, Shao Kahn, Kitana, Jax, Frost and Blaze. Unchained is scheduled to be released in October 2006.
September 21st, 2006
5:35 PM CST -
Over on the Midway Boards, four more loading screens from Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, featuring Kira vs Sonya, Ashrah vs Sareena, Jarek vs Noob and Kai vs Hsu Hao were released. Also, over on the Official Website a new koncept artwork render of Reiko has been released on the "question mark" page.



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 and Rain Demon.
September 22nd, 2006
5:01 PM CST -
Over on the Midway Boards, one new loading screen from Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, featuring Jade vs. Nitara was released. Also, over on the Official Website the "question mark" page was updated with koncept art of the Portal Arena.


Also, Midway has passed along the high-quality WMV video versions of the Aerial Kombat Sequence (19.10MB, .wmv) and of the game's entire Intro Movie (55.69MB, .wmv) so that you can download these videos directly from TRMK.

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 Rain Demon and Glamador.
September 25th, 2006
4:12 PM CST -
Over on the Midway Boards, five more loading screens from Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, featuring Jax vs Kano, Female Kreate a Fighter vs Mileena, Sektor vs Cyrax, Kabal vs Mavado and Liu Kang vs Shang Tsung were released. Also, over on the Official Website a new koncept artwork render of Sektor and of Motor Kombat has been released on the "question mark" page.




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 Glamador and Rain Demon.
September 27th, 2006
3:32 PM CST -
Over on the Midway Boards, three more loading screens from Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, featuring Raiden vs. Fujin, Scorpion vs. Kintaro and Noob vs. Smoke were released, along with a video of Motaro vs. Sheeva and part 2 of the Mileena vs Kitana gameplay video. Also, over on the Official Website a high-definition (720p) version of the MK: Armageddon Intro Movie is available for download here and on the "question mark" page.


Hi-Def MK: Armageddon Intro Video (.WMV, 187.7MB)
Mileena vs. Kitana Gameplay 2 (.WMV, 6.4MB)
Motaro vs. Sheeva Gameplay (.WMV, 8.2MB)

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.
September 28th, 2006
4:27 PM CST -
According to a post by Cinder over on the Midway Boards, Xbox owners are going to have to have a little more patience with the last Mortal Kombat game on their console. In addition to being passed over on a Premium Edition of Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, the Xbox version of Armageddon will ship out one week after the PlayStation 2 versions. Since the PlayStation 2 versions will be in stores on October 10th, the Xbox version will be in stores on October 17th.

UPDATE: The previously mentioned thread was deleted. A new thread restating the delay was created.
4:33 PM CST -
IGN has posted four new videos from Mortal Kombat: Armageddon. Amongst the newly released videos is Frost's and Motaro's trading card, which briefly explains his bi-pedal transformation. Also included is a synopsis of the "Kreate a Fatality" feature and what apparently appears to be the television commercial previously featured in a released image.

Thanks Immortal Reaver and ChiefThunder.
September 29th, 2006
5:02 PM CST -
Over on the Midway Boards, three more loading screens from Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, featuring Quan Chi vs. Kung Lao, Taven vs. Daegon and Reiko vs. Frost were released. Also, over on the Official Website videos for 30 characters have been added to the main characters section of the site.


Mortal Kombat: Armageddon is the last chapter in the current generation of Mortal Kombat games. Featured initially 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. In North America, the standard and premium edition PlayStation 2 versions will be in stores on October 10th, while the Xbox version will debut on October 17th. The game will also appear on the Nintendo Wii in the first quarter of 2007.

Thanks Immortal Reaver, Rain Demon and Glamador.
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