In Midway's Q4 2007 conference call
to investors, David Zucker
of Midway Games
- reiterated that plans are still on track to release a Mortal Kombat
title for next-generation
consoles, Xbox 360
and PLAYSTATION 3
, in 2008
also mentioned a bit of information that Mortal Kombat
fans have been waiting very patiently for. This April
, the first details of the next Mortal Kombat
game will be revealed at Midway's Gamers Day
event on April 17th
in Las Vegas
And then later in the year, we expect to launch the next generation debut of our perennial top selling franchise Mortal Kombat. The Mortal Kombat franchise has sold over 7 million units during the PS2 console cycle and we will be unveiling details on the next iteration at our Gamers Day event in mid April.
Coincidentally, the personal website - Noob.com
- of Mortal Kombat
series co-creator, Ed Boon
, has been updated with a countdown timer to Midway's Gamers Day
event. Suffice it to say, April 17th, 2008
should be marked on every Mortal Kombat
fan's calendar as the "re-imaging" of a 15 year franchise is revealed to the public.
What to expect from the reveal of "Mortal Kombat 8"
? Previously Boon went on record
to say that "It’s going to be nothing like you’ve ever seen before." Inspired by the art direction of Gears of War
looks to create a "gritty" and "very dark, serious Mortal Kombat" that the game is "reinventing everything from the ground up."
Back in September rumors sprouted up
regarding "Mortal Kombat 8"
being a 'versus'
title along with another well-established intellectual property. So far no new information on this rumor has presented itself to us; however, signs still point to that possibility and soon we shall find out if our tipster was on the money.
Keep with us as we continue to follow the developments of the next iteration of the Mortal Kombat
franchise and remember to check back in April
for the big reveal at Midway's Gamers Day
Update on 3/20/2008 by Patrick McCarron
- There seems to be a slight update to the counter site now, brought to our attention by Forums member Tim Static. At first what appeared be a visitor counter, now may appear to be some code: 238
What does the code mean? Could it point to a future release date of 8/8/08? Or just referring to the year 2008? I guess we'll know more in less than a month! Stay tuned!
Update on 3/28/2008 by Patrick McCarron
- Ed has gone and made more updates this week. The website now shows a set of mysterious eyes under the words ANSWERS along with a series of animal pictures and numbers along the bottom edge of the animals.
You can decode the animal's common names to spell out RAGE and for the numbers under the pictures replaced with that letter in the alphabet it becomes FREE and KLOSE. What does it all mean? Stay tuned, I'm guessing the ANSWERS are very KLOSE. ;)