UMK3 set to pummel XBLA

Long-awaited arrival of Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 for Microsoft's Xbox 360 downloadable game service set for November.

A decade and change ago there were two fighting franchises duking it out for supremacy at the arcades: Midway's Mortal Kombat and Capcom's Street Fighter. Earlier this year, it was revealed that installments from both series would be released for the Xbox 360 on Microsoft's Xbox Live Arcade service.

In August, Street Fighter II' Hyper Fighting was released after fans were made to endure multiple delays. Meanwhile, Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 has yet to be delayed, possibly because it has never had a release date any more exact than "by the end of the year." With 2006 heading into the home stretch, Midway has finally narrowed that window down a bit.

Midway today announced that Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 would be available in November, completing a four-hit combo that also consists of the PlayStation 2 and Xbox editions of Mortal Kombat: Armageddon (being released this week and next, respectively) and the series' PSP debut, Mortal Kombat: Unchained. Midway has not announced a price for the game yet.

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119 comments
PWXShock
PWXShock

UMK3 is the best overall MK game ever made, MKII doesn't even qualify as a fighting game in comparison. I hope people give it the chance it deserves. I discussed the release tonight on www.alphaism.com - check it out.

dreemernj
dreemernj

Can't wait for this to come out. I was really let down with UMK3 with the premium edition of Mortal Kombat Armageddon. My hope is this is taking so long because they are working on making it a truly solid game. They can bork MKA all they want, it doesn't hurt the gameplay. That'd be like beating a dead man. But if they mess up UMK3, the game will crumble. It's too precise.

VicMackey
VicMackey

Sonya WINS. Flawless... Victory. Babality?

nemes1s3000
nemes1s3000

God I hope this comes out for the PS3.

RedSunRising
RedSunRising

MK2 sucks compared to UMK3. UMK3 is MK3 with almost all of the problems addressed and fixed. MK2 is primitive in comparison.

tuff_gong92
tuff_gong92

I almost I had a 360 now, almost. I have been a fan since I was like 4 and this is great news for MK everywhere. UMK3 was my second fav of the 2D's. Of course my favorite is MKII, however I would pick UMK3 for XBLA but MKII is better overall. Go MK, no Street Fighter.

SLIM10480
SLIM10480

yesssss. lets just hope that they dont mess up like street fighter did

infidelity
infidelity

Be sure to look out for "MortalKombtKing" Be aware!!

mike_mgoblue
mike_mgoblue

Ultimate Mortal Komat 3 is going to be a GREAT game to get for Xbox Live Arcade on the Xbox 360!!!

sonnyfromda02
sonnyfromda02

Cain't wait to bust out some Classic Smoke!!

drangel_jam
drangel_jam

Nice!!! I can't wait to frustrate people.

starcutter20000
starcutter20000

SOrry xbox you can already play street fighter online with gametap.

WolfSkill5544
WolfSkill5544

Cool man, I hope that they fixed that problems that had before when it was released on the PS one. So many memories.

keinuveye
keinuveye

hopefully the fatalaties will be easier to do...... did someone say babality?

shaggyaz
shaggyaz

I cant wait!!!! I grew up with mk ahh the memories of playin this on the genesis for hours back in the day

shattapinks
shattapinks

Wow. This may be my one and only reason to go out and get a XBox 360. To me, this was by far the best Mortal Kombat game. In fact, I still play it on Super Nintendo, so to be playing that game even today you know that it must be a blast to play. My best memory from that game though is Y,B,X,A,Y,B,A,X,Y,A,A,A, Stryker's brutality.

MiKaNoH
MiKaNoH

(////////////////////) x (_________) Xbox Live _____ PS3 online service _________ Xbox Live wins__________ _______ FLAWLESS VICTORY ______ _________ FATALITY______________

MedevilDragon
MedevilDragon

I'll get it If it has online, but I want Mortal Kombat Trilogy alot more.

deftonesfan7684
deftonesfan7684

man i can not wait for this. i grew up playing this game and all the other MK series. cant go wrong with 2d fighting. Cant wait to take it online too.

TintedChimes
TintedChimes

Fatality, it better have blood and swearing!

The_Weekend
The_Weekend

man, this game brought back tons of memories ... Shao Khan Wins!

nix6six6
nix6six6

sweet, I can't wait for this one. Even my girl loves the MK series

terrabreak13
terrabreak13

I probably played MK2 more than any other game in the series. MK2 was definitely the more popular game but UMK3 was nice to look at because the combos looked sweet. I think this is the one with Brutality. I know there are going to be a lot of cheesers with Noob Saibot. I'm gonna have to google the moves and finishings since I forgot most of them.

LosDaddie
LosDaddie

Xbox Live continues to show why it is the reigning champ of online console service!:D

javajoe96work
javajoe96work

I have always been a fan of this series. So I will be picking this up as well as the Mad Catz Live Arcade stick. So here is to hoping that the Mad Catz Arcade stick is tight in its controls and is well made. It is also retailing for 59.99 when it release I believe so it damn well better be good. Come to us UMK3. Also on another MK note. I had read that Midway was working close with Microsoft to make MK:Armageddon backwards compatible on the 360. Anyone heard anything more about this?

Sheiko
Sheiko

Hmmm improved graphics, old school 2-d combat and still MK.... Give me a better reason not to want to be a X360 owner right now?

AceMendes
AceMendes

im psyched, my favorite MK finally i can out away the SNES

Toadstool1969
Toadstool1969

Like a lot of folks, I'm excited MK3 is coming to XBLA but would have preferred MK2. That game absolutely rocked the arcades.

paradyme777
paradyme777

I've heard 1200 MP points for the 360 arcade version. I hope that isn't accurate.

robEZ8
robEZ8

Mortal Kombat 2 should be the one coming to Xbox Live, it was definitely the best

SilentHillX
SilentHillX

MORTAL KOMBAT!!! Own every MK, definitely picking this up. Much better then dusting off my SNES Take it easy

dkpunk
dkpunk

"ultrazone lets hope this plays better than SF2 on XBLA" What are you talking about?

chiefmegadeth
chiefmegadeth

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WESLY_SNYPES
WESLY_SNYPES

Mortal Kombat 2 was good but I don't think it would attract too many people like UMK3 could in that there was no combo system untill MK3. It does not make UMK3 better but most of those matches would look boring now that combos have proliferated every fighting game. Killer Instinct would be good but the problem with that would be that RARE DOES NOT LISTEN TO ITS FANS. People have been talking about a new Killer Instinct for what 8 years already? I just want Samurai Shodown, Final Fight, and Street Fighter Third Strike...

Icekxg
Icekxg

rather have MK2...3 sucked.

Mark2099
Mark2099

best SNES mortal kombat game

TheTrooperUK
TheTrooperUK

Yeah I like this Killer Instinct talk....lets hear more of it as just maybe some one will actualy realise there are people wanting see this series return.....either on XBLA or as an entirely new episode....come on MC and RARE.....get working on it NOW............please.

macacd
macacd

XBOX live wont be anything to me until Sensible Soccer (amiga version) is released Later this year or early 2007.