Midway reveals new Blitz and Mortal Kombat titles
- Posted October 3rd, 2007 at 11:49 EDT by
- 11 Comments
Football franchise Blitz and cult classic fighting game, Mortal Kombat, are two of Midway’s top selling franchises. The last time we witnessed a Blitz game was with the release “Blitz: The League”, between the years 2005 and 2006, which was also the first unlicensed football game in the series.
Mortal Kombat: Armageddon was the last entry in the MK series that graced the PlayStation 2 and Xbox consoles late in 2006. It is now late 2007, the holiday season is upon us and, despite the sour PR surrounding Unreal Tournament 3 (another Midway big hitter) the company has announced that they will bring Blitz and Mortal Kombat into the Next-Generation scene accompanied by a few other unnamed titles some time next year.
"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," said David F. Zucker, President and CEO of Midway Games.
"We intend to give more details on our 2008 release schedule in the near future."
Midway has not confirmed which platforms the games will appear on; however, given the firm’s past history, it shouldn’t be surprising if they opt for a mulitformat release.
While nothing is for certain yet, we’ll continue to update the situation as more information becomes available.
- 6:54am EDT - October 3rd, 2007
i hope that they make a damn good MK game for the ps3. Too bad they're having troubles with UT3
- 7:12am EDT - October 3rd, 2007
Mortal Kombat desperately needs a massive overhaul and rethink.
Much like Sega and Sonic, the property is there.
The majority of Mortal Kombat charaters are still memorable.
They're just waiting for a good game to match.
- 7:39am EDT - October 3rd, 2007
Next-gen MK is going to rock. I don't mind how the old ones played, but it could use a little more speed and style.
- 8:03am EDT - October 3rd, 2007
Awwww man I can't wait for the new MK. Hopefully they'll make a sequel to shaolin monks.
- 8:05am EDT - October 3rd, 2007
psn id: gingo.... they need to take MK back to basics and stop trying to "make it better" and just use the original formula that worked so well
- 8:17am EDT - October 3rd, 2007
^ exactly i loved the 2d fightin back in the day, i loved mortal kombat trilogy, best ever
i stopped playing after the first 3d fighting mortal kombat came out, i just wasnt as fun
- 8:26am EDT - October 3rd, 2007
about damn time they are thinking of a Blitz game, getting tired of Madden Game's, they are fun, but I WANT ACTION!, as for MK, anytime baby!, grew up playing that instead of SF, i don't have any problems with that game, now it's all about Waiting! :).
- 11:14am EDT - October 3rd, 2007
I can't wait to see what they do with the new MK game. Once it have Sub-Zero in it, I don't mind.
- 2:00pm EDT - October 3rd, 2007
i remember having so much fun with mk on the sega good times hope they make the new 1 refreshing
- 3:33pm EDT - October 3rd, 2007
A new Mortal Kombat game would be awesome.. they really hit home with Armageddon which is by far the best in the series (f-ing rules!!) and i doubt they'll disappoint with a new game. Never played Blitz though.
- 4:20am EDT - October 4th, 2007
Im so tired of MK. Midway is running out of ideas for the series. I know they are in the works on a new addition. I just hope they don't *#&! it up, thats all.
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