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.