Midway Games announced today that Mortal Kombat: Deception received the “Best Fighting Game of 2004” award at Spike TV’s second annual “Video Game Awards Show” held Tuesday evening at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, CA. Developed by Midway’s Chicago studio, Mortal Kombat: Deception beat out such notable nominees as Def Jam: Fight for New York (Electronic Arts), Dead or Alive Ultimate (Tecmo), Fight Night 2004 (Electronic Arts) and WWE: Smackdown! vs. Raw (THQ).
“We’re honored that Mortal Kombat: Deception has been awarded the title of ‘Best Fighting Game,’ particularly since the recognition comes directly from the gamer,” said Steve Allison, chief marketing offer, Midway. “We’re pleased to see that Mortal Kombat: Deception was able to deliver what fans of the series and the genre expect – an innovative fighting system, unparalleled depth and brutally intense action. No other fighting game franchise can deliver the thrill – both online and off – like Mortal Kombat.”
Released in October 2004, Mortal Kombat: Deception has shipped more than one million units and remains on track to become the fastest selling game in Midway company history. Mortal Kombat: Deception is available for the PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment system and the XboxÂ® video game system from Microsoft, and is expected to release for the Nintendo GameCubeâ„¢ in March 2005.
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