May 26, 2005
Rise Against Set for ‘Kombat’ on
Breakthrough Rock Band to
Challenge Fans Online in Mortal Kombat: Deception
Chart-climbing rock group Rise
Against is calling on all Xbox gamers to challenge them as part of the latest
Xbox Live™ “Game with Fame” on June 3, 2005.
Xbox Live players can look for the
gamertag riseagainstgwf from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. CDT / 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. EDT to test
their skills against the band in Midway’s Mortal Kombat: Deception™.
The band’s debut album under the
DreamWorks label, Siren Song of the Counter-Culture, has held a firm place in
the Billboard Top-20 for New Artists since its arrival on store shelves in
August 2004. Rise Against will do ‘kombat’ with gamers from their hometown of
Chicago, Ill., where the band will perform at YMCA Field on June 4 as part of
the Q101 Block Party powered by Xbox.
For more information on Siren Song
of the Counter-Culture or Rise Against tour dates, please visit:
Delivering the most complete
fighting experience and progressing on the lethal intensity which the franchise
has been known for since its 1992 debut in arcades, Midway’s Mortal Kombat:
Deception is set to revolutionize the fighting game genre. With unlimited online
competition, Mortal Kombat: Deception features multiple fatalities per
character; multi-tiered interactive backgrounds and extensive new game modes.
Plus, for the first time ever, an enhanced free-roaming ‘Konquest’ mode, an
action/strategy board game and a unique puzzle game serve to compliment the
improved fighting mode that has established the Mortal Kombat franchise as the
ultimate fighting game of all time.
Xbox Live’s “Game with Fame” program
gives Xbox Live subscribers the unique opportunity to play against some of
today’s hottest stars. Past “Game with Fame” celebrity players include The
Strokes, Hoobastank, Three Doors Down, Incubus and Buffalo Bills’ Running Back
Willis McGahee. For further information on other Xbox Live events, be sure to
visit the “Game with Fame” Web site at
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