Midway Madness – Blacksite: Area 51 and Ultimate Mortal Kombat in Stores
Midway has announced that two of their latest titles have hit stores today – Blacksite: Area 51 and Ultimate Mortal Kombat.
Ultimate Mortal Kombat brings the lighting fast fighting technique found in the arcade version of Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, along with Puzzle Kombat from Mortal Kombat: Deception to the Nintendo DS. Gamers can perfect their fighting skills in single-player mode or challenge friends and enemies alike via multi-player over the Nintendo Wireless network.
BlackSite: Area 51 is a FPS that brings squad-based and combat action to the streets of small-town America. Available now for the PC and Xbox 360, the PS3 version is scheduled to be released in December.
For more information on both games, check out the press releases after the break, along with our previous posts and the newest trailer from Ultimate Mortal Kombat. To view the trailer you must go through an age gate, so just click here and enter your real age (lol).
MIDWAY ANNOUNCES ULTIMATE MORTAL KOMBAT® HAS SHIPPED TO RETAIL
Ultimate Mortal Kombat® is the First Mortal Kombat Game Available on the Nintendo DS™
CHICAGO – November 12, 2007 – Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), a leading interactive entertainment publisher and developer, announced today that Ultimate Mortal Kombat® has shipped for the Nintendo DS™. Ultimate Mortal Kombat brings the lighting fast fighting technique found in the arcade version of Ultimate Mortal Kombat® 3, along with Puzzle Kombat from the critically acclaimed Mortal Kombat: Deception® to the handheld Nintendo DS. Gamers can perfect their fighting skills in single-player mode or challenge friends and enemies alike via multi-player over the Nintendo Wireless network. Ultimate Mortal Kombat is rated M for Mature by the ESRB and is available for the U.S. suggested retail price of $29.95.
“Midway is excited in bringing the award-winning Mortal Kombat franchise to the Nintendo DS,” said Steve Allison, chief marketing officer, Midway. “Ultimate Mortal Kombat enables gamers the opportunity to take their fighting on the go, with both single-player and multi-player online options playable anywhere at any time.”
Ultimate Mortal Kombat
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 award-winning Mortal Kombat: Deception in a single DS-friendly package. With new record-keeping capability, and Nintendo® Wi-Fi Connection multiplayer, players will be able to take UMK anywhere for fighting action on the go.
MIDWAY DECLASSIFIES BLACKSITE: AREA 51™ TO RETAIL STORES
Politically-Inspired First-Person-Shooter Sees Aliens Battle in the Streets of Small-Town America
CHICAGO – November 12, 2007 – Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), a leading interactive entertainment publisher and developer, today announced that BlackSite: Area 51™ is now shipping to retail outlets nationwide. Combining cutting-edge technology and smart game design, BlackSite: Area 51 is a first-person shooter that brings squad-based and intense combat action to the streets of small-town America. BlackSite: Area 51 is scheduled to be available for a U.S. suggested retail price of $59.99 for the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and $49.99 for PCs. A version for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system is scheduled to be released in December. BlackSite: Area 51 is rated “T” for Teen by Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB).
“BlackSite: Area 51 delivers a fast-paced first-person-shooter experience while weaving a politically-inspired storyline that examines modern-day issues ripped from the headlines,” said Steve Allison, chief marketing officer, Midway. “With an easy to use one-button squad command feature, players can easily direct their delta force squadmates to assist them as they travel through small town America and the high desert into the heart of Area 51.”
BlackSite: Area 51 gives gamers a chance to direct their living, breathing squad mates with a context-sensitive “One-Button Squad Command” control as they make their way through the game’s storyline. Throughout the way, destructible environments can be reduced to rubble, creating interactive cover points that can be blown away with enough firepower.
The BlackSite teaser demo on Xbox LIVE Marketplace has been downloaded more than a million times, and Midway plans to soon release a new, updated demo that allows players to take to the streets in Rachel, NV, controlling their squad and blasting through fully-realistic and interactive environments using the latest in military weaponry. A PlayStation 3 demo is also scheduled to be released soon after the game’s North American launch.