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July 26th, 2007
11:54 AM CST -
When Midway announced a Mortal Kombat game for the Nintendo DS earlier in the year, many were wondering what Midway had in store for the hit handheld. Last year, fans were treated to Sony PSP ports of Mortal Kombat: Unchained and two years ago with the first three Mortal Kombat arcade games in Midway Arcade Treasures: Extended Play. With the resurgence of Nintendo and the Nintendo Wii, publishers are paying more attention to Nintendo even though many had recently waned with lackluster GameCube sales. Finally after three years, Midway will bring classic arcade Mortal Kombat to the Nintendo DS in a unique mixture of Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 and Puzzle Kombat. Check out our developer interview with the producer of Ultimate Mortal Kombat for the Nintendo DS, Hans Lo.

TRMK: Since this game will feature online play via WiFi are there going to be some enhancements to the online play system the MK team has used before?

Hans Lo: On WiFi we're going to be using a rating system in conjunction with Nintendo's Gamespy server. This will allow players to have the choice of playing against a friend using friend codes, or they can challenge other players who they do not know. What the system will do is try to pair up the player against someone of similar ranking within a certain range. By doing this, we allow gamers to play against a greater selection of adversaries. The player's performance will determine their ranking. So for example, as more wins are gained online, the greater the player's ranking will be.

Ultimate Mortal Kombat for the Nintendo DS is slated to be released sometime in November 2007. Featuring the classic arcade gameplay of Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 and the Puzzle Kombat mode from Mortal Kombat: Deception, fans will be treated to online and local battles over Nintendo's WiFi Connection.
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