CHICAGO – February 28, 2005 – Building on the success of its award-winning Mortal Kombat franchise, Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), a leading software industry publisher and developer, today announced that it has shipped Mortal Kombat: Deception for the Nintendo GameCube™. Featuring exclusive GameCube content, Mortal Kombat: Deception allows fans to play as and against Mortal Kombat legendary characters, Goro (Boss creature from Mortal KombatÂ®) and Shao Kahn (Final Boss in Mortal KombatÂ® II and Mortal KombatÂ® 3).
Additionally, Mortal Kombat: Deception for GameCube includes each character's multiple fatalities, interactive backgrounds and extensive game modes responsible for making Mortal Kombat: Deception one of the fastest-selling games in Midway's company history, with more than one million units shipped to date.
"Bringing Mortal Kombat: Deception to the Nintendo GameCube demonstrates that this franchise, and specifically the latest Mortal Kombat installment, has an incredibly large fan base and the demand for the product has spread across all consoles," said Steve Allison, chief marketing officer, Midway. "For the GameCube version, the Deception team has added some very exciting special features that are sure to impress even the most die-hard Mortal Kombat fan."
Mortal KombatÂ®: Deception™ pushes martial arts-style fighting and the Mortal Kombat franchise to new heights with an innovative fighting system, unparalleled depth and brutally intense action that will appeal to long-time Mortal Kombat fans as well as next-generation gamers. The game features lightning-fast, hand-to-hand and special weapons combat, secret and returning characters, new moves and combinations with death-dealing battles, and all-new life-threatening environments.
About Mortal Kombat: Deception
Awards Achieved for Mortal Kombat: Deception in 2004:
Best Fighting Game of 2004 - Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences
Best Fighting Game of 2004 & Editor's Choice Award - GamePro Magazine
Best Fighting Game of 2004 - GameSpot.com
Best Fighting Game of 2004 - SpikeTV
Best Fighting Game of E3 2004 - IGN.com
Best Fighting Game of E3 2004 - GameSpot.com
Headquartered in Chicago, IL with offices in San Diego, CA, Seattle, WA, Austin, TX , Los Angeles, CA, and London, UK, Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY) is a leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software for all major video game systems.
For more information about Midway Games visit www.midway.com.