While Gamespot announcing the winners of their "Best and Worst 2006" awards wouldn't normally show up on our site, this time their is a reason for it to do so.
Within the Genre awards was a very interesting winner. Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 has won their Fighting game of the year award. While I'm a big fan of this XBLA title, and admittedly not a huge fighting game fan, is this really the best their was this year?
Congrats to Midway and Digital Eclipse on the win!
You can check it all out here.
So after a brief slip-up on Saturday, Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 has been released on the XBLA. 800 points will net you this classic fighter. For those of you who have already purchased it, how do you think it stacks up to Street Fighter?
So I'll be honest here, Ultimate Mortal Kombat is the game that I spent the absolute least time playing. The reason for that of course is that it's Single player Mortal Kombat for XBLA you know exactly what you are getting! The game is great, the D pad is lacking. What this game is going to come down to is whether or not they nailed the online or not.
I was going to list the achievements here, but it seems that Achieve360Points.com already has them listed here.
Godfree and Pink Sage over at Gamertag Radio have done a great job of reporting a tonne of info from Digital Life in NYC. Along with their podcast with tonnes of impressions and info, Godfree has posted 3 new videos on YouTube (it's a bit of a shaky cam, but it'll certainly do).
It was known for quite some time that the live arcade service would be the latest battle ground for two of the biggest fighting franchises to duke it out.
Capcom launched first in August with Street Fighter II which came out to mixed reviews. It seems that everyone complained about something, if it wasn't the 360's D-pad, it was the lag, if it wasn't the 4:3 aspect ratio, it was people using the hundred hand slap. The good news for Capcom though, was that it sold like crazy, quickly becoming one of the fastest selling XBLA games to date.
According to Gamespot, Midway will be launching Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 this November. Will they learn from the mistakes of their foe and have spotless online multiplayer? It's certainly far to early to tell. From the screenshots I've seen, they seem to have gone with the wide screen aspect ration which should quite a few detractors (although how this will change the game dynamic is yet to be seen).
I for one bought SFII and will happily buy UMK3 and if it weren't for the fact that I regularly get my butt handed to me by people who have barely ever played the game, I'd challenge you all :)
You can check out Gamespot's story here.
Mortal Kombat Online has posted a video from E3 of one of the XBLA kiosks running UMK3. It doesn't shed much light on any of the features other than a couple of rounds of game play, but it's good to see that it's coming along.
Still no word on a release date.
Check out the video here (free registration required)
There's also screenshots here
Many thanks to qwerty for the heads up!