quoteLatest News (01/13/06):
Thanks to reader Michael Kaufman for informing us that there are actually two more pages to the Mortal Kombat: Armageddon feature in Issue #154 of Game Informer than we thought before. Those pages contain even more information and further details over what we announced previously, including details on the Kreate-a-Fighter feature, details on the new Fatality system, the new Krypt and a new "strange" mini game! Below are some thumbnails of the pages, be sure to go and pick up your copy from your local EB Games or Gamestop when the issue hits store fronts later this month if you'd like to see them in more detail.
In the Kreate-a-Fighter feature you are given six pages of options in creating your custom fighter. Everything from nose size, eye angle, color of garments, belt, and even your own fighting style. But your own fighting style isn't just assigning a preset fighting style to character, but instead you actually get to assign every attack you can make and name the fighting style whatever you want to!
Another big feature that was elaborated further in the issue is the expansion of the new Fatality system. Now instead of just watching a Fatality act out like a movie or play, instead you will be able to control every step in the Fatality. You will be given a set allotment of time to execute various movements, some exclusive to your fighter, to decimate your victim. The amount of possible moves are not set in stone yet, it depends on how much they can squeeze into the game's memory.
Also they mention that the old Krypt is now going to be revamped and called The Vault now. Now you will not have to focus on one area of the game to unlock the Vault contents, instead content can be unlocked from all the various game modes. That means if you don't like Konquest, you could still unlock the hidden content via the Arcade mode instead.
Finally, one sad note is that the former mini games, Puzzle Kombat and Chess are not making a return in this game. Instead there is a mention of a new "strange" online multiplayer game that supports up to 8 players at once. I personally can't wait to see what this may be. I personally would love to see something similar to the MK Team's arcade multiplayer shooter game The Grid make an appearance.
Latest News (01/12/06):
Forum member Khaos from MKOutworld.net has provided us the following scans of issue #154 of Game Informer that has the details of the upcoming Mortal Kombat: Armageddon. The issue contains a four page article on the upcoming game, featuring a few screenshots and renders for all 60 playable characters! Check them out below.
The article discusses the storyline of Mortal Kombat: Armageddon and how the MK Team is going to wipe the slate clean on the current generation of game consoles and move onto next generation systems after this game. We won't give away the storyline just yet, because you should go out and buy the issue for those details, but we can say a winner will finally be decided once and for all.
Here is a quick run down of the features mentioned in the article:
At least 60 playable characters, "all the characters from Mortal Kombat fighting history". But they do mention that Motaro may not make the cut. Character select screen is so large that it has to rotate to reveal them all.
Create a Kombatant system for customizable characters.
The Fatalitiy system will be "reinvented," but no elaboration on that yet.
Air Combo system implemented that allows string combos in mid-air.
Throws can now be executed so that you toss the opponent where you want to. This helps with stage deathtraps, making them much more of a threat than before.
Konquest mode is now based off of the Shaolin Monks engine. This will allow the game to much more dynamic and expansive.
Game to be released for PlayStation 2 and Xbox in October 2006.
Previous Rumors (01/11/06):
TRMK Forums member Khaos passed onto us a tip he received that the next issue of Game Informer, Issue #154 to be exact, will feature a world exclusive article on the upcoming game Mortal Kombat: Armageddon. This makes sense because in the past Game Informer has gained the first exclusive looks at the next Mortal Kombat games. The tip included hints at some of the features of the upcoming game, such as a Create a Kombatant mode where you can change the appearance, fighting styles, weapon and even some form of custom fatalities for your character! My guess is that this character would be either used for Konquest and/or Online Play, with the features and abilities to be unlocked via the Krypt system. I'm excited to see what Midway allows us to do with this, if the rumor is in fact, true.
In addition to the custom characters, it appears we may be getting ALL the previous kombatants from every Mortal Kombat game, even bosses like Motaro and rare characters like Rain. It was also noted that some of the characters absent in the recent games will be sporting some updated looks. The community should be happy with this, because all of their favorite characters will be returning.
We also heard a rumor that a lot, maybe even all, of the stages from the previous games will also be returning along with the characters. I was just thinking the other day while playing Mortal Kombat 3, what it would be like to see the city levels in a future 3D Mortal Kombat game.
The source also touched upon the improved Konquest System we mentioned a few months ago, noting that it is more like Shaolin Monks this time around. Also it was mentioned that the fighting system was updated with the ability to fly; however, we have heard a rumor that Mortal Kombat: Armageddon will actually feature an air combo system not seen in the previous MK games. I'm not talking about the typical air juggle Mortal Kombat combos, but rather in air button combos. Maybe this what the tipser interpreted as flying.
Initial Rumors (10/03/05):
Mortal Kombat: Armageddon is the tentative title to the seventh interation of the Mortal Kombat fighting genre franchise. Currently slated for current generation consoles, Microsoft Xbox and Sony PlayStation 2, Mortal Kombat: Armageddon is rumored to improve upon the current Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance/Mortal Kombat: Deception fighting engine and expand upon Mortal Kombat: Deception's expansive konquest mode. To keep pace with Midway's directive of a new Mortal Kombat game every year, Mortal Kombat: Armageddon will remain on current generation consoles and will not appear initially on Microsoft Xbox 360 or Sony PlayStation 3.
quote MrX867Which makes my theory seem even more likely. I believe that Sereena is Ashra's sister that Ashra often talks about in her character bios from Deception. I like this rivalry.It was Sareena Vs Ashrah
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