Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance Sells More than 2 Million Units Worldwide
Game Continues the Battle of Good Vs. Evil on a Variety of Platforms
CHICAGO – July 8, 2003 - Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), a leading software industry publisher and developer, announced today that Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance has sold-through more than two million units worldwide in combined sales, across all platforms, between its November 22, 2002 launch and July 8, 2003. The game is currently available for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox video game system from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCube and Game Boy Advance.
“Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance took gamers by storm, and these numbers prove the franchise is continuing to define the fighting genre,” said Helene Sheeler, vice president of marketing, Midway.
The leading gaming media have also recognized Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance as a top choice. GamePro Magazine’s 13th Annual Readers Choice Award for the best fighting game went to Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance, while GameSpot declared the game “Best fighting game of 2002” for Xbox and Nintendo GameCube, and IGN included it among its “Editor’s Choice Awards” for PlayStation 2, Xbox and Nintendo GameCube. In March 2003, Gaming World X crowned Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance as the “Best Fighter” on Xbox.
Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance delivers the highly acclaimed series to the next-generation consoles with a lethal dose of unparalleled brutality, supernatural mystique and a reinvented fighting system, all powered by a new engine that rewards longtime fans of the franchise as well as next-generation game lovers. Beginning the next chapter in the battle of good versus evil, two powerful sorcerers – Shang Tsung and Quan Chi – join forces to deliver unrivaled fighting action in their quest for supreme immortality. Historically, the Mortal Kombat series is one of the best-selling videogame franchises of all time with more than 20 million home games sold.
In the game, players engage in hand-to-hand and special-weapon combat, executing secret moves and combinations with new fatalities and deadly body blows. Lethal new warriors are added to the mix along with the return of Mortal Kombat classics – Scorpion, Raiden, Sub-Zero and Sonya Blade. Hyper-realistic, Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance features progressive physical damage that allows players to view the inevitable demise of their opponents while utilizing three unique fighting styles for each warrior, creating nearly unlimited fighting possibilities.
Players are also able to enter the Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance “Krypt,” which is comprised of more than 600 “koffins” that players can purchase with “kurrency” earned in the game. The “koffins” are filled with new characters, new arenas, alternate costumes, photos and other hidden surprises.
Adding to the punishing action in Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance is Arista Records’ Adema, which has recorded a hard-driving, heavy, yet melodic modern rock theme song titled “Immortal,” done exclusively for this new Mortal Kombat videogame and featured as the lead track in the band’s follow-up EP to its self-titled debut album. The album is in stores now. Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance’s DVD content includes the “Immortal” song and music video. Also featured in the DVD section is the history of Mortal Kombat and behind-the-scenes interviews with the game’s development team.
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