May 1st, 2007
8:43 PM CST -
The final winner of our Mortal Mii Mondays contest is a creative Kung Lao Mii creation.

Starting now, there will be a final vote-off contest between all the top Miis from each week during the eight weeks. The top three winners of this contest will walk away with a copy of Mortal Kombat Armageddon for the Nintendo Wii or the Nintendo Wii Classic Controller. Because the release date for the game has changed, we decided to extend the final voting rounds to last the whole month. So once the contest is over, we can ship the game to the winner. This allow allows a longer period of time for the voting.

See the main contest page for more details and to start voting for the final winners today!
May 4th, 2007
11:36 AM CST -
IGN continues their early release of a new weekly video feature to highlight a character featured in Mortal Kombat: Armageddon for the Nintendo Wii. This week the featured character is Blaze, one of the characters initially featured as background art in Mortal Kombat II and became a major focal point in the storyline of Mortal Kombat: Armageddon.

In this feature video, the MK Team details background of Blaze. At the end of the video, producer Shawn Himmerick details the Wii control scheme for Blaze's special moves.

Mortal Kombat: Armageddon for the Nintendo Wii remains on schedule for a mid-May 2007 release in North America.
May 8th, 2007
11:35 AM CST -
Game Informer is running a two part feature story on Artificial Intelligence as a part of their Beyond the Bits series, dealing with the unsung facets of game development. Jeff Cork enlists the thoughts of noted fighting game developer and Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon on what defines "good" A.I. in fighting games.

“I think with a fighting game, the whole stigma is that you’re playing against a ladder, you’re playing against something that’s not as fun to play because it’s your one fighter against the other one fighter and there are far fewer variables involved,” Boon says. “So when AI is bad, it really stands out in a fighting game, and it also becomes more boring since people can predict things more. We’re definitely going to more toward the different classes of AI and personalities and whatnot as opposed to something that’s trying to make sure that you get through the first three fighters and not get through too many in a row—and have more of a personality with them.

Perhaps that last part was a glimpse into the A.I. of the next Mortal Kombat. You can read the rest of Boon's quote on the second page of the feature. The rest of the story delves into the varying of A.I. strategies in distinct game genres.
May 23rd, 2007
10:38 AM CST -
Midway is ready to go for the Nintendo Wii release of Mortal Kombat: Armageddon. Slated to be released on Tuesday May 29th, Mortal Kombat: Armageddon for the Nintendo Wii will bring the final iteration of 3D Mortal Kombat fighters on last-generation consoles to Nintendo's unique and hot selling console.

Featuring a flexible control scheme that utilized all forms of Nintendo Wii controllers, Mortal Kombat: Armageddon can be played with the wii remote and nunchuck attachment, classic controller, and GameCube controller. With the wii remote and nunchuck attachment, players can perform special moves using simple hand-gestures with the wii remote.

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 has the largest roster of characters and also features a new "kart" racing mini-game dubbed Motor Kombat. Exclusive to the Nintendo Wii version is, Khameleon, the female counterpart to Chameleon, and Endurance Mode, the single life-bar endurance battle adapted from the Sony PSP game Mortal Kombat: Unchained. Armageddon also features a new konquest adventure mode game and also touts the first ever Kreate a Fatality and Kreate a Character mode which allows you to customize your very own Mortal Kombat fighter and customize many different ways to kill them.

Buy Mortal Kombat: Armageddonfor the Nintendo Wii today at EBGames.com.
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