Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks Made Official
Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks is an action/adventure title as opposed to a traditional fighting game. Similar to the recently released Mortal Kombat: Deception, background interactions (i.e., acid pits, living trees, spiked ceilings, etc.), multiple new fatalities, and action-based puzzles will also play an important role in the playerís quest for victory. The game will also feature an impressive line-up of Mortal Kombat characters, that will make frequent appearances as enemies, in boss battles, and during several additional in-game interactions.
We'll certainly learn more about this game at the next E3 show in May. Until then, let's hope Shaolin Monks turns out better than Mortal Kombat: Mythologies did.
On a related note, Midway has also made concrete a plan to produce one new Mortal Kombat game each year. That begs the question--will they start numbering them like sports games at some point?
10/26/2004 Frank Provo