Midway ‘Hard At Work’ On Next-Gen Mortal Kombat

February 22, 2007

As some of you might know, when not toiling in Snackbar’s gas mines, I scribe daily news for industry tech site Gamasutra. The reason I bring this up is because I just got out of a conference call announcing Midway’s fourth quarter and annual 2006 earnings, which saw the company’s rather bullish support of the Wii panning out well with the publisher/developer netting higher revenues and lower losses for the period.

I won’t bore you with [url=http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=12865]the details[/url], but I will add that the company’s president and CEO David F. Zucker did drop a tasty nugget during the call, noting that while Mortal Kombat Armageddon is heading to the Wii in the second quarter, the developers are “hard at work on a next-gen version of the franchise, with an all new fighting system redesigned from the ground up leveraging our common technology base.”

Maybe it will be a wonderful a reinvention akin to what was Mortal Kombat 4.