It's a safe bet that there has never been a more feature-rich fighting game than Mortal Kombat: Deception. There are so many gameplay modes and so much extra content crammed into this sixth iteration of the classic series that you'd almost think the core fighting engine will take a backseat to the adventure game, or the puzzle game, or the chesslike board game. But that's not the case at all--quite the contrary, in fact. The team at Midway is working feverishly to enhance and refine the 3D combat introduced in the last game, Deadly Alliance, making Deception the series' best-playing entry yet.
In light of the staggering amount of stuff that Midway is packing into Deception, we're pleased to bring you this comprehensive tour of the game, narrated by Mortal Kombat series cocreator Ed Boon himself. In this nearly 10-minute-long video, you'll get the full rundown on Deception's involved adventure game, which will see you taking a young, untrained warrior at the age of 13 all the way to his ascendance as a skilled fighting master at age 60. You'll also get a dose of the competitive puzzle and chesslike modes that help to round out Deception's diverse gameplay.
Of course, this would be no video tour without a hefty section showing off the core combat in Deception, and here you'll get to see how Midway is building the game's backgrounds so that they're an integral part of the way each match will unfold. In building the newest Mortal Kombat sequel, the team could have easily crammed in more gore and simply called it a day, but thankfully, this video proves that Boon and company are striving to make the fighting engine in Deception as current--and fun--as possible.
Mortal Kombat: Deception is slated to hit the PS2 and Xbox in early October. We'll bring you much more on the game before then.