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    Mortal Kombat: Armageddon Announced

    THE FINAL DROP OF BLOOD?

    "The theme of finality came up when we were determining whether we should move on to the next generation or create one last game for the current consoles," recalls Mortal Kombat's creator, Ed Boon. "Finality drove the whole story. It drove the feature sets. It's the last step in this generation. By wrapping things up, we can move on to the next generation with the slate wiped clean."

    Leaving the current generation with the series in it's current state is comparable to turning off Star Wars before the Death Star is destroyed, or The Lord of the Rings before the One Ring is cast back into the fire. In a way, Mortal Kombat: Armageddon will bring with it an end to an era -- the final battle for a generation. When the last drop of blood is spilled, Shang Tsung's deadly tournament will likely reach its conclusion. "I want to see a pan shot over a battlefield that is smoldering and littered with bodies," says Boon. "It's going to be this massive culmination of things. I can't imagine that we'll come back [in the next generation] and not have a Sub-Zero or Scorpion, but my feeling is that I would like to introduce as much newness as is possible."

    To ensure that all of the loose ends are properly tied up, every character that has ever thrown a punch in a Mortal Kombat tournament is suiting up for another round in Armageddon. "We really want to play up the nostalgia factor of it," comments Boon. Just looking at the roster of 60-plus combatants will assuredly bring back a flood of memories for fans. Did you ever really think you would see Stryker again?

    This immense roster is just a small taste of the new material that will be included in this explosive finale. This installment will also house the reinvention of the Fatality system, the implementation of the series' first create-a-fighter mode, the evolution of combat through aerial maneuvers, plus the transformation of Konquest mode -- which could very well double as a stand alone game like Shaolin Monks.

    "We can only do this mass amount of content because it's the current generation," injects Boon. "We're not reinventing the display engine." As the future of the series looms ever closer, Armageddon will serve as a bridge between generations, bringing with it a sense of closure for fans, while still leaving the series open for rebirth.


    CONFIRMED CHARACTERS

    Shang Tsung, Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Shinnok, Shujinko, Kai, Kung Lao, Quan Chi, Reiko, Kabal, Kano, Cyrax, Sonya, Jarek, Stryker, Rain, Ashrah, Sindel, Kitana, Johnny Cage, Liu Kang, Reptile, Baraka, Raiden, Kenshi, Li Mei, Dairou, Sareena, Tanya, Darrius, Noob, Smoke, Nightwolf, Ermac, Mavado, Kobra, Kira, Fujin, Frost, Havik, Jax, Bo' Rai Cho, Hotaru, Drahmin, Mokap, Mileena, Jade, Sektor, Hsu Hao, Nitara, The Dragon King, Kintaro, Shao Kahn, Goro, Sheeva, Moloch, Blaze.

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    Features 60+ characters
    Create a character
    Create a Fatality
    Shaolin Monks style Konquest
    New krypt to unlock
    Directional throws
    Air combat
    Online Play
    Rumored October release
    For PS2 and Xbox

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    Okay, so Deception was a major let down IMO however this is looking awesome. I can't wait to play as some of the old charecters in 3D
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    Deception was awesome IMO...I just got a bad feeling about this one, remember MK4 in 3D?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Friskey
    Deception was awesome IMO...I just got a bad feeling about this one, remember MK4 in 3D?
    Yeah well that was on the N64

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    I haven't played a Mortal Kombat game since the original MK on the Super Nintendo.

    I might play this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Friskey
    Deception was awesome IMO...I just got a bad feeling about this one, remember MK4 in 3D?
    How can you have a bad feeling about it? It isn't like they are going to change up EVERYTHING.

    The system from Deception will probably still be used.

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    I read this earlier today, and this is great news.

    But

    I haven't really liked an MK game on this generation of gaming consoles, and on N64.

    The games lost its charm it had when on the SNES.

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    This sounds amazing. This sounds like... an updated version of Mortal Kombat Trilogy, having all the characters return all in the same game. It sounds like Ed Boon is going in the right direction, finally. Konquest mode was a superb addition although it was horrible, and it's good to hear Midway's learning from their mistakes (or we can hope).

    I also hope the "Create A..." modes are in-depth to the point we're not given like, "clothes set A" and "clothes set B" with no real ability to modify/layer and all that good stuff. Something like what the WWE does with their "Create A Character" mode would be great... You know, so it doesn't look like you're just playing with a pink Reptile-clothed character.

    And I bet, knowing Boon, Scorpion is going to get a push as victor of the tournament, or what ever the story may be behind this one. Since he was "purified" in the last one (I think), that gives him all reason to be "good," and Boon's also mentioned that Scorpion's always been one of his favorites. I wouldn't be surprised if that's how things turn out here. If he is talking about "rebirth," I'm sure part of that will have to do with Scorpion... I just can't get that out of my mind as a possibility.

    Anyways, this game sounds good, but I'm not going to hope too hard for these features to be slick enough to be worth my hard earned cash. Boon has always over-hyped certain additions to the MK series (he did it with Konquest mode), so I'm going to wait until the game is released to make a final decision. However if they live up to the excitement any MK fan out there feels for these new additions, then I'll be impressed. I am done geeking out.

    And by the way... Did anyone think "Dragon Ball" when they read "air combat"?

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    Will this game soon also for GC, i mean after if it is released for PS2/XBOX

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    This sounds pretty awesome to me. Having that many characters in one single game will just be wow. Bringing back all the favorite characters as well. I'll more than likely buy this. I never did buy Shaolin Monks but this looks and sounds ten times better than Shaolin Monks. My list of anticipated games for this year just keeps increasing. Damn these exams getting in the way of it all
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    Quote Originally Posted by XVZ
    Will this game soon also for GC, i mean after if it is released for PS2/XBOX
    Most probably considering that both Deadly Alliance and Deception sold most copies on the Gamecube.

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    Oh yes. I'm a huge MK fan & this sounds great. Kabal, Rain & Ermac. Oh yeah.

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    I'd buy it just for nostalgia.
    So, I'm going to go kick Abaddon in the balls. Later.

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    I'm pleased that Sektor, Cyrax, Reptile and Rain are returning. They're the shit.

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    Oh well...forget my past comment. I'm sure this game will kick unholy amounts of ass.

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    The Fatallity i would create is the following.


    Scorpian Kicks guy in the balls, and the balls go flying. Blood trickles from the balls as they are flying. Blood also pours from the guys body where the balls are supposed to be. XD and the guy is loosing too much blood so he gets super skinny too where his skin is tightly hugging his bones and veigns are popping out all over. His eyes roll to the back of his skull. White part of Eyes go blood shot with veigns popping out. His hair turns to a dead grey. Then the guys falls face first to the ground dead.

    FATALLITY!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by heshboy
    The Fatallity i would create is the following.


    Scorpian Kicks guy in the balls, and the balls go flying. Blood trickles from the balls as they are flying. Blood also pours from the guys body where the balls are supposed to be. XD and the guy is loosing too much blood so he gets super skinny too where his skin is tightly hugging his bones and veigns are popping out all over. His eyes roll to the back of his skull, hair turns to a dead grey. Then the guys falls face first to the ground dead.

    FATALLITY!!!!!!!
    Riiight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heshboy
    The Fatallity i would create is the following.


    Scorpian Kicks guy in the balls, and the balls go flying. Blood trickles from the balls as they are flying. Blood also pours from the guys body where the balls are supposed to be. XD and the guy is loosing too much blood so he gets super skinny too where his skin is tightly hugging his bones and veigns are popping out all over. His eyes roll to the back of his skull. White part of Eyes go blood shot with veigns popping out. His hair turns to a dead grey. Then the guys falls face first to the ground dead.

    FATALLITY!!!!!!!
    I think I speak for everyone here when I say next time just don't say anything

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellflame
    I think I speak for everyone here when I say next time just don't say anything
    Whies?...Did i do something wrong o_0?

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    From what I've been reading, not all the characters will be returning... It seems Motaro will probably not be playable/appear... Which sucks. He was vicious as hell and I'd like to have taken him on in 3D...


    And heshboy, I think they think your take on the Fatality idea was weak, to say the least. Almost immature if you ask me. But that's just my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K&#230;ton
    From what I've been reading, not all the characters will be returning... It seems Motaro will probably not be playable/appear... Which sucks. He was vicious as hell and I'd like to have taken him on in 3D...
    Yeah, I'm hoping for a Kintaro return, but I doubt that will happen either. Although, I can hope.

    [EDIT] I'm an idiot, He's listed in the characters. I can't wait.
    Shang Tsung, Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Shinnok, Shujinko, Kai, Kung Lao, Quan Chi, Reiko, Kabal, Kano, Cyrax, Sonya, Jarek, Stryker, Rain, Ashrah, Sindel, Kitana, Johnny Cage, Liu Kang, Reptile, Baraka, Raiden, Kenshi, Li Mei, Dairou, Sareena, Tanya, Darrius, Noob, Smoke, Nightwolf, Ermac, Mavado, Kobra, Kira, Fujin, Frost, Havik, Jax, Bo' Rai Cho, Hotaru, Drahmin, Mokap, Mileena, Jade, Sektor, Hsu Hao, Nitara, The Dragon King, Kintaro, Shao Kahn, Goro, Sheeva, Moloch, Blaze.
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