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Midway Announces E3 2007 Lineup
Published by MKRayden
07-11-2007
Post Midway Announces E3 2007 Lineup

We're just hours away from the start of theE3 2007 trade show, and the folks over at Midway have sent out a press release announcing their lineup for the show! As might be expected, Ultimate Mortal Kombat for the Nintendo DS is listed as being part of the lineup. From the press release.

CHICAGO, IL -- July 9, 2007 -- Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), a leading interactive entertainment publisher and developer, today announced its product portfolio to be shown at the E3 Business & Media Summit, July 11-13 in Los Angeles. This year's lineup showcases exciting new properties such as Stranglehold™, highly anticipated next generation games such as BlackSite: Area 51</EM>™, developed by Midway Studios -- Austin, proven brands such as </EM>Unreal Tournament® 3 from world renowned developer Epic Games and Ultimate Mortal Kombat , Midway's top-selling fighting franchise´s debut on Nintendo DS™; and kid´s games like Foster´s Home for Imaginary Friends, based on the top-rated Cartoon Network series.
"Our 2007 E3 lineup truly reflects our product strategy to develop top quality titles in a wide range of genres across all major platforms ," said David F. Zucker, president and CEO, Midway. "With exciting next generation games such as Stranglehold and proven brands like Mortal Kombat, along with games for the younger market and handhelds, this is Midway's most diverse and strongest line up yet."
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Ultimate Mortal Kombat (Nintendo DS, November) -- Ultimate Mortal Kombat combines the visceral thrills of the classic Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 and the addictive puzzle action of the Puzzle Kombat component of Midway's best-selling Mortal Kombat: Deception® in a single DS-friendly package. With unlockable content, new record-keeping capability, and Wi-Fi-connected multiplayer, players will be able take UMK anywhere for fighting action on the go.
It should be noted that not all of the games listed will be playable; the list is merely of those Midway will be advertising and presenting at the show in one form or another. In a recent interview with GameSpot, Midway CEO David Zucker confirmed that not only would Ultimate Mortal Kombat not be playable at the show, he confirmed that Mortal Kombat 8 would be a complete no-show as well. From the interview:
GS: So what are you going be showing at the hangar itself?
DZ: We'll be having Stranglehold and BlackSite: Area 51 at the hangar.
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GS: Outstanding. Now one thing I know people are wondering about is what you are doing with your signature franchises, such as Mortal Kombat. Now that it's out on the Wii, everybody is wondering what's next with that franchise? Are you going to reveal that at your press conference?
DZ: We won't be talking about it. It's not the end of Mortal Kombat, but we won't be talking about the next iteration at this conference. But we are working on some pretty exciting stuff.

To read the GameSpot interview in its entirety, click here.
Source MKOnline and Gamespot


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By sub-zero626 on 07-11-2007, 11:22 AM
that tight
im gonna get it on ds
playing online will be great
cant wait
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