Mortal Kombat heads to Wii

Nintendo's next-gen system to play host to final current-gen installment of violent fighter early next year.

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From day one, Nintendo's strategy with the Wii has been to make games accessible to everyone. Apparently, "everyone" also includes bloodthirsty brawlers.

Next year, the seminal violent-fighting series Mortal Kombat is set to make its first appearance on a Nintendo system since 2004's Deception. A Midway representative has told GameSpot that Mortal Kombat: Armageddon will arrive on the Wii in the first quarter of 2007. The PlayStation 2 and Xbox versions of the game are still slated for release later this year.

Midway has already announced its support for the Wii with adaptations for the feature films The Ant Bully and Happy Feet, but Mortal Kombat: Armageddon is the first confirmed Midway title to target an older audience. A Wii version of Rampage: Total Destruction from the publisher has also been rumored, but its existence has not yet been confirmed.

For more on Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

Discussion

245 comments
Caseusx
Caseusx

YEAH! i've seen reviews of MK Armaggedon on other consoles and it looks awesome. I didn't think ti was coming to Wii. This is gonna be legendary. Its also gonna finally shut up those damn fanboys going on about how the Wii is childish. I really can't wait. No seriously i need it.Now

monkkito
monkkito

I'm gonna wait and get this game for the Wii

rstyles22
rstyles22

Rstyles22 Finally, A great game...A good way to start climbing back to the top, I am definitely getting this

Razorpunkk
Razorpunkk

I think that is the best idea Midway and Nintendo have ever had!!! I can't wait to get it for my future Wii!

firebreathing
firebreathing

You don't have to use the Wii remote to play games, it has been mentioned that you can use a regular controller >_>

gearman77
gearman77

how would you play mk with the wii?

MKF30
MKF30

Hey Megaman, that's the point of MK man lol.If you don't like it, don't play it or buy it lol.Look at the the GTA series?lol talk about fake man, you punch a guy he won't die right away lol. Anyway, I'm a huge, huge MK fan and belong to the best MK sites.I know MK.This is a great move and the wii version will be better then the other two for sure.I'm getting it for all 3 consoles, the xbox will offer the best online play no doubt since I have live now, it'll rock for sure.Nintendo knows what they're doing and so does Midway. ; ) Long live MK!! M.K.F.30

stanislavski86
stanislavski86

Wii needs all types of M titles to prove that it ain't only a kid's thing!

hsmyth
hsmyth

this sounds like such a cool idea for a Wii game

bigplaya2000
bigplaya2000

Wow, I never thought it would come out for wii, but it did.

SaKHeD
SaKHeD

i think it is a fantabulis idea i know thats not a word but it is when im talking about mortal kombat and i will have it on the day of its resurection

Kyanzaki
Kyanzaki

.....I may be looking forward to it...but I'm still waiting for a Soul Calibur for the Wii

kingofsymphonia
kingofsymphonia

i really could care less about mortal combat never cared for it much never will now if they got the soul caliber series back to ninten do than i would be all on it

Monchie
Monchie

That is great news man i cant wait for it i am a big mk fan that i still have my snes to play the originals

loopy_101
loopy_101

I'm actually confused by MK Armageddon appearing on Wii. It was said that Ed Boon made some quite negative comments on it

buckincrazy
buckincrazy

ehhh MK was good back in the day. What i'm looking forward to is red steel now that game looks badass

MegaManX9101
MegaManX9101

SIgh... Mortal Kombat... Although I'm sure it will bring alot of other people to the Wii, I really dont care for any of the MK Series really. They just take all of their blood and gore effects way to far... seriously! Its like you tap someone on their shoulder and their arm randomly explodes and they start bleeding profusely. Oh well... MK won't keep me from getting my Wii. XD

juanfraino
juanfraino

w007! this turnes out good,... im totally getting it.

_Sam_
_Sam_

I'm glad. I'll probably be getting this game

chrisp1
chrisp1

jono128: I understand where you're coming from with that. If Wii has an alternate "main" controller then that may take away from the focus of revolutionary gameplay. However, and I hope you can agree, I would hate to see terrible versions of Wii games just because the Wii-mote/attachments do not work well as the only means of control. I wouldn't want to see developers becoming nervous about creating a "standard" control schemed game just because the mechanics may not translate well. I strongly applaud Nintendo for creating the opportunity for a new type of gameplay but just because one door opens does another have to close?

painstation2
painstation2

Most excellent, having MKA for Wii. And as for the record I will be downloading MK Trilogy for my future Wii, that is if it will be available for download.

Kbs64
Kbs64

This will be interesting how they make use of the Wimote. They could just use the gamecube controller instead. Who knows?!?!? Only time will tell

Super-Mario-Fan
Super-Mario-Fan

Pass. I think I'll go with Smash Bros. Brawl instead.

kilgore456
kilgore456

I disagree with jono128. While I am completely excited of the possibilities of the wiimote. I don't know if it will translate well into the fighting genre. For years we have seen arcade sticks made specifically for fighting games. Most newer fighting are still arguably with a D-Pad as opposed to analog sticks. I believe MK may be a flagship to show how the Classic Controller can still be relevant and a worthy purchase.

jono128
jono128

Chrisp1, that idea would not be beneficial; a sleu of different controllers, especially traditional ones such as the GC controller, completely undermines Nintendo's goals with Wii. I can understand having to play SSB3 with a traditional controller, since the series' fighting mechanics have centered on how far you tilt the analog stick, but developers cannot have such a closeminded approach to developing fighting games. If you don't like the new controller, don't get the system.

Gobo666
Gobo666

This is going to be AWSOME. C'mon it's going to be a blast with the wiimote.

chrisp1
chrisp1

neoand12 Not with that Controller!, No way midway I have to pass ----------------- You do realize not all games will use motion sensing as the sole means of interaction. Nintendo will probably be releasing other types of controllers (you can use GC controllers so maybe thats how this will work). but that aside, maybe there will be some sort of power glove/power boot control system....that would be cool. EDIT: apologies if someone already suggested this btw, i didn't have time to read all these comments...

_TheJoker_
_TheJoker_

Since MK Ultimate, I didn't enjoy MK anymore, and MK U wasn't as good as MK II. Anyway, it's good to see more games coming for the wii, but where the hell is Killer Instinct????

gamepunk86
gamepunk86

i wonder how they're gonna use the controller for a fighting game

Scottman2005
Scottman2005

Wow - how cool is that! Hope its better than Deception. Shows Nintendo is listning.

TrueIori
TrueIori

come people i want to see iori kicking butt on the Wii. King of Fighters XI would be the perfect start. We all know ps2 does not want 2-D games,Xbox is dead, and 360 is the same as ps2 i dont think they will want 2-d games. So the Wii is the perfect system for King Of fighters XI

ATOMB
ATOMB

All I can say is . . .SWEEEETT!!!!!!

RedG375
RedG375

This is great news, and just what the Wii needed. It seems like they get more 3rd party support all the time, which is fantastic. I still wonder how they'll make good use of the conroller, though. Special fatality motions, mabye?

edgemtz
edgemtz

Finally, the reason i`ve been waiting to buy a wii.

LorenaLarue
LorenaLarue

I remember Mortal Kombat Deception, I thought it was funny a character could spill 2-3 times their weight in blood in a single round.

t-bag11
t-bag11

i can't wait to get my hands on this game

flamingice45
flamingice45

This is great! But I just don't see how this might sell well when it is being released around the same time as SSBB. Oh, and all to you people who say Nintedno is 'kiddie', you are too easily put under peer pressure...

Dymedropp3r
Dymedropp3r

So,PS2 is getting premium packs. Wii/Nintendo is getting this. Don't tell me you're leaving Xbox/360/MS out,Midway.

neoand12
neoand12

Not with that Controller!, No way midway I have to pass

Valen_Ca
Valen_Ca

Alright! Another 3rd party game for Nintendophiles to ignore and then leave them wondering where all the 3rd party games are!

xeidog69
xeidog69

well in all honesty I believe street fighter really put the fighting game genre on the map more then anything, however mk took it even further and the shock value in mk was far greater then any other game, however I kinda wished that the final mk game would have gone back to more of the 2d fighting game, thats when mk games were good, as 2d platformers. well im sure they will do the 3d much better this time around regardless of that, so cant wait to play it, as far as the wii goes itll probably use the classic gamepad style insteasd ogf the wiimote

smbius
smbius

Mortal Kombat was a decent franchise but none of its games had no balance or depth whatsoever. Most the games were mostly fun to watch but not really fun to play. It went downhill once people were used to seeing players get decapitated. I still remember when stupid kids would bring paper sheets of their character moves to the arcade. I agree with some people here knowing that MK didn't really stick to me.

blannthum
blannthum

I think thats cool. Almost every game I've seen so far the Wii were sorta kiddie. But now one of the best fighting games ever along with TEKKEN and other few is coming to spice it up. It would be cool how or if they implement the motion sensitive controller to the game. Man, thats something to think about.