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Superman, Scorpion Renders from MK vs DC Universe

The idea of Superman squaring off against Mortal Kombat characters feels quite weird. Anyways, here are two renders of Superman and Scorpion from Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, the upcoming crossover fighting title from Midway. Also included below are concept art of Hell and Metropolis as they will be in the game.

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Little Girl Killed by Idiot Teenagers with Mortal Kombat Moves

Imitation may be the most sincere form of flattery, but when it involves the murder of a little girl, it’s gotten way out of hand. Two teenagers from Colorado have been arrested after killing a seven-year-old girl on whom they practiced moves from the Mortal Kombat fighting franchise.

The two teens were supposed to be babysitting little Garcia, on December 6, when they seized the opportunity to drink alcohol and immitate Mortal Kombat moves on the child.

Trujillo, according to released documents, admitted she’d “punched her in the stomach, karate chopped her lower arms, punched and pinched the victim’s thighs, kicked her in the shins, slapped her stomach and buttocks and poked at the victim’s chest.”

Witnesses say Roberts performed a back kick on Garcia, from which she did not get up. He then cracked an egg in her mouth, apparently to check if she was faking unconsciousness.

When Garcia regained consciousness Trujillo sent her to bed, according to the documents, but she stopped breathing 15 minutes later.

They reportedly tried to revive Garcia, but she later died in hospital. The autopsy showed she had suffered a broken wrist, bleeding in the neck, swelling of the brain and more than 20 bruises.

The teens are being held and will face trial for child abuse causing death, which could mean up to 48 years of imprisonment.

Mortal Kombat Going Next-gen, BlackSite PS3 Delayed

At its financial call, Midway revealed plans for two “ambitious open world games” and to debut Mortal Kombat and Blitz on “next generation” hardware.

“Looking ahead to 2008, with our core technology platform now in place, we expect to release a number of titles,” said company CEO David Zucker. “We also expect to release several as-yet unannounced titles such as next generation versions of our hit franchises Blitz and Mortal Kombat, and two exciting new ambitious open world games. We intend to give more details on our 2008 release schedule in the near future.”

Additionally, the company announced that the PS3 version of BlackSite: Area 51 has been delayed. No reason was given, however, it’s a slight delay as the PS3 version will ship approximately three weeks after the PC and Xbox 360 versions hit stores on November 5.

Interestingly, at the conference, Zucker said that the company expects to sell 1.5 million copies of John Woo’s Stranglehold, which hit PC and Xbox 360 recently, with a PS3 version on the way. The game was powered by Unreal Engine 3, which Midway developed toolsets around that has given its internal studios a “solid foundation” going forward, said Zucker.

Armageddon Goes Premium

As with all games getting released these days, Mortal Kombat: Armageddon will be getting a Premium Edition consisting of various extra features. Though it’s going to be released on PS2, Xbox and Wii, the PS2 version of the game will get the Premium treatment, offering an “arcade perfect” port of Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, 60 minutes of video content including a “History of Fatalities” movie and a piece of animation cell cover art signed by Ed Boon, the co-creator of Mortal Kombat.

This Premium Edition will be available in four metallic cover variants, three of which feature two characters each – Sindel/Shao Kahn, Jonny Cage/Goro and Kano/Sonya – and one will simply be a metallic version of the standard box art.

Wii Will Do Fatalities

Before you start thinking the Wii is for kids, think again: Midway has confirmed that Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, the last current-generation entry in the popular fighting series, previously announced for the PS2 and Xbox, is headed for Nintendo’s Wii as well.

No details, however, were revealed; it wasn’t even mentioned how the unique Wii controller would be used in the game. Mortal Kombat: Armageddon will be released on PS2 and Xbox this October, with an early 2007 release for Wii.

Midway's E3 Lineup

Midway has unveiled its full lineup for this E3 the company will showcase the following titles at its booth (#4001, Petree Hall):

  • Stranglehold (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)
  • Unreal Tournament 2007 (PC, PS3)
  • Blitz: The League (Xbox 360, Wii, PSP)
  • Mortal Kombat: Armageddon (PS2, Xbox)
  • Spy Hunter: Nowhere to Run (PS2, Xbox)
  • The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar (PC)
  • Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War (PC)
  • Happy Feet (PS2, GameCube, Wii, GBA, DS, PC)
  • The Ant Bully (PS2, GameCube, GBA, PC)
  • The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy (PS2, GameCube, GBA)
  • MLB SlugFest 2006 (PS2, Xbox)
  • RUSH (PSP)
  • Mortal Kombat: Unchained (PSP)
  • NBA Ballers: Rebound (PSP)

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Mortal Kombat Fighters Press Start

Daniel and Carlos Pesina in Press Start publicity photoIf you’ve been keeping tabs on Press Start, an upcoming movie that parodies classic games, you’ll be delighted to know that Daniel and Carlos Pesina, the Pesina brothers, have joined the cast of the comedy feature film. The brothers, known mostly as Johnny Cage and Raiden from the Mortal Kombat series, will be spoofing the type of roles that have made them famous.

Daniel Pesina is best known for his motion-capture work as Johnny Cage, Scorpion, Sub-Zero and Reptile from the venerable fighting series. He has also worked in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies and The Book of Swords. His brother, Carlos Pesina, also works at Midway as a motion capture artist and animator, and is best known for his performance as Raiden.

“It’s a thrill to have Daniel and Carlos onboard,” beams director Ed Glaser. “Not only are they skilled and professional, not only are they living videogame icons, but they have a terrific sense of humor about what they do. I think videogame fans are going to love seeing them in these roles. Viewers who realize that they’re watching the Real Deal will find that extra level of humor that makes their scenes just a bit funnier.”

Press Start is the story of a suburban youth in a videogame world that is recruited by an “ill-tempered” ninja and a “tough-as-nails” space soldier to save the world from a “tyrannical, but comically insecure,” sorcerer. The movie is scheduled for release sometime this year, and more information can be found on its website.

Mortal Kombat Armageddon Announced

The last Mortal Kombat title for kurrent-generation consoles, Midway announced Armageddon, a title that will feature the most extensive cast of playable characters in the series to-date. It will also feature an all-new create-a-fighter mode, and is in development for the PS2 and Xbox.

Mortal Kombat: Armageddon is scheduled for release this Fall.

Midway's 2006 PSP Lineup

Midway has unveiled its 2006 lineup for the PSP, announcing three titles – Mortal Kombat: Unchained, NBA Ballers: Rebound and RUSH. Details:

NBA Ballers: Rebound
For the first on PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable), experience the path from Wanna-Be-Baller to becoming one of the NBA’s elite with NBA Ballers: Rebound. To achieve celebrity status on the courts, with the sweetest rides, the hottest fashions and the biggest mansions, you have to showcase and prove your superstar skills. Create your player from hundreds of custom clothing and jewelry combinations, take on the best Ballers in the world in hot, Wi-Fi enabled 1-on-1 or 1-on-1-on-1 action and make the journey from no name to an all-time great!

RUSH
For the first time ever on PSP, attempt mad jumps, high-flying stunts and arcade-style racing from the original RUSH franchise. Go head to head with a friend in a street race or cruise mission using Wi-Fi functionality, or experience Story Mode which allows you to race through 5 Los Angeles city re-creations while finding treacherous shortcuts and surviving death-defying jumps! Exclusive to the PSP is an all-new Stunt Arena, where players can fly over ramps and perform stunts in the air and drive the loop-de-loop to gain massive bursts of speed, all the while collecting golden tokens to unlock extra content. Feel the RUSH as you race more than 36 licensend rides including muscle, tuner and exotic vehicles!

Mortal Kombat: Unchained
Mortal Kombat: Unchained takes the Mortal Kombat franchise to new heights with an innovative fighting system tailored for Wi-Fi functionality, unparalleled depth and brutally intense action that will appeal to long-time Mortal Kombat fans, as well as PSP gamers. The game features lightning-fast combat, new moves and combinations and PSP exclusive characters and environments.

NBA Ballers: Rebound is expected to be released this Spring, followed by MK: Unchained in Fall and RUSH during the holidays.