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Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance Announced

by Thomas on Jan. 29, 2002 @ 9:52 a.m. PST

Midway Games Inc., a leading software industry publisher and developer announced today that the official title for the all-new, next-generation version of the popular fighting game franchise will be Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance. Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance is currently in development and scheduled to ship fall 2002 for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCube, Game Boy Advance and other next-generation gaming systems.

Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance marks the relaunch of the Mortal Kombat series with an all-new engine delivering punishing action that will reward long-time fans of the franchise as well as next-generation game lovers. The game features intense hand-to-hand and special-weapon combat, secret hidden moves and combinations with deadly body blows and fatalities.

"Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance is the next phase of the Mortal Kombat series that gamers have been waiting for," said Helene Sheeler, vice president of marketing, Midway. "With all-new characters and worlds, never-before-seen features and a totally new fighting engine, Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance will set a precedent for all other next-generation fighting games to follow."

One of the best-selling franchises in videogame history -- with more than 19 million home games sold -- the Mortal Kombat series (first iteration was released in 1992) has generated more than $1.5 billion in revenue through games, movies, music, toys and other merchandise.

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