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Mortal Kombat: Deception (GameCube)

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Advertising Blurbs

Back of Case - PlayStation 2 (UK):

    IT'S IN
    US ALL!

    AN ANCIENT EVIL HAS RETURNED FROM BEYOND DEATH AND THREATENS THE VERY EXISTENCE OF THE REALMS. WILL THE CHAMPION OF THE ELDER GODS HAVE THE POWER TO DEFEAT THIS THREAT BORNE OF DECEPTION?
    • Experience new multiple fatalities, hara kiris, and interactive multi-tiered arenas, including brutal death traps - all with MKD's innovative, three-style fighting system.
    • In Konquest mode explore a huge free-roaming adventure to acquire fighting tips, secrets and more.
    • Compete in Chess Kombat, a board game with chess-like strategy and an MK twist.
    • Engage in Puzzle Kombat, a game with ties to favorite puzzle games of the past...MK style.
    • Mix of new and classic MK fighters including Baraka, Kabal, Nightwolf, Sindel, Scorpion and more.
    • Special Kontent including Character Video Bios with MK team commentary.

    FIGHT! ONE-ON-ONE,
    MK ONLINE... FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER!

    ONLINE PLAY ALSO INCLUDES CHESS AND PUZZLE KOMBAT

    MORTALKOMBATDECEPTION.COM


    Contributed by TechSmurfy (798) on Apr 28, 2012.

uk.playstation.com:
    Midway's beat 'em up returns with online kombat, plus new modes, characters and fatalities.

    After a pleasing return to form in Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance, Midway's veteran beat 'em up series takes its deadly art to new levels in Mortal Kombat: Deception. New characters join old favourites in Mortal Kombat's deadliest roster of fighters to date and, thanks to the addition of online play, you can now inflict savage fatalities on friends and loved ones all around the world.

    Offline, the main single player mode is Konquest, which once again sees you journeying into the MK universe, encountering fighters old and new, acquiring new skills and collecting bonus items as you go.

    Each MK character now has two individual fatalities and one new Hara-Kiri move; with a roster of 23 fighters (that we know about), that makes 69 unique and brutal ways of dying. MK Deception's multi-tiered environments feature deadly traps, so stage fatalities provide even more ways of instigating your opponent's grizzly demise.

    Once you've honed your skills, there's a huge range of multiplayer options available. Online, take on a friend in a single match or, better still, prove your supreme fighting skills in a full tournament. Other multiplayer modes, which can be played online or off, include Puzzle Kombat (classic puzzle gameplay with a deadly twist) and Chess Kombat, a blend of carefully-considered strategy and extreme violence.

    • Online modes include single matches, tournaments, Puzzle Combat and Chess Kombat


    • All-new moves and gory fatalities


    • Multi-tiered environments with deadly traps

    Contributed by DreinIX (9425) on Mar 29, 2008.

www.nintendo.com – Nintendo GameCube:

    Midway brings Mortal Kombat's heavy hitters to the Nintendo GameCube.



    Exclusively on the Nintendo GameCube, play as legendary bosses Goro and Shao Kahn in the latest version of the fighting franchise that revolutionized the genre. Mortal Kombat: Deception for the GameCube is a must-have for fans of the franchise.

    Features

    • Play as Goro and Shao Kahn from the start of the game
    • Classic MK characters
    • Chess and Puzzle modes
    • Destructible environments


    Deception picks up where Deadly Alliance left off, utilizing the same successful fight mechanics while enhancing the overall experience. Midway expanded Konquest mode into a full-fledged adventure and developed two fatalities per character. New hara-kiri maneuvers add extra gore to the blood-loving franchise. Now, the arenas are interactive, meaning you can let loose and toss your enemy through a wall or over a cliff. Or should we call it, kliff?

    In addition to playing as Goro and Shao Kahn right from the start, Mortal Kombat: Deception features unique game modes. If you need a break from the classic Kombat arcade mode, players can dive into the Konquest story mode, play a game of chess or wreak mayhem through puzzle fighting.

    After the lumbering Mortal Kombat: Mythologies for the N64, Ed Boon's beloved franchise abandoned the adventure genre -- until now. You knew, of course, that Mortal Kombat would some day succumb to the expanded story mode, and Mortal Kombat: Deception's Konquest mode fulfills that destiny like Li Mei fills a, um, cap. Yeah. Cap.

    You play as Shujinko and follow him from the time he fights as an eager teen to his battles as a wise old man. As he explores six worlds in the Mortal Kombat universe, he finds many Koins and opens treasure chests that kontain alternate outfits and other extras. You'll need to go to the Krypt to use your Koins and unlock other new features.

    Blood. Gore. Chess. Puzzles.

    Possibly the strangest part of Mortal Kombat: Deception is Chess Kombat. Instead of a king, queen, knight and the like, you choose a Leader, Champion, Sorcerer, Shifter and Grunt. Your team attempts to kill your rival's Leader. When two pieces meet, they're taken to fight in an arena. Your fighting skills determine your piece's fate. The victor of the fight wins the square and the loser takes a dirt nap. You choose which character in the game you want to represent each of the classes of pieces. Don't overlook the pawn-like Grunts: these pieces do most of the fighting.

    Not to be outdone by a classic game turned violent, Puzzle Kombat brings a Tetris-style flair to opponent mutilation. Situate by color the blocks as the fall from the top of the screen. A colored MK logo acts as a Breaker, clearing connected blocks of the logo's color and sending those blocks to the opponent's screen. As you destroy blocks, your fighter's Super meter fills. Once full, press the B Button to perform a move on your opponent. For example, Sub-Zero will freeze the opponent, making then unable to clear any blocks for a short time. When you win two games, you perform a fatality that can only be described as brutally humorous.

    The extras are nice, but if you're buying this game, you're probably looking for pure fighting action. Mortal Kombat: Deception is the ultimate MK experience. The action-packed fighting is complemented by a 60 frames-per-second frame rate. In addition to each character having two fatality moves, fighters can switch fighting styles on the fly. The destructible environments give players a chance to fight on different levels. Add in classic Kombatants Raiden, Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Baraka and more fighters than you can eviscerate in one sitting and you end up with one top-notch fighting game.

    Bottom Line

    The Kombat is back in full force. The addition of Goro and Shao Kahn makes this game one for the collection.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (52133) on May 13, 2005.

Back of Case - PlayStation 2:

    IT WILL KONSUME YOU!



    AN ANCIENT EVIL HAS RETURNED FROM BEYOND DEATH AND THREATENS THE VERY EXISTENCE OF THE REALMS. WILL THE CHAMPION OF THE ELDER GODS HAVE THE POWER TO DEFEAT THIS THREAT BORNE OF DECEPTION?

  • Experience new multiple fatalities, hara kiris, and interactive multi-tiered arenas, including brutal death traps - all with MKD's innovative, three-style fighting system.

  • In Konquest mode explore a huge free-roaming adventure to acquire fighting tips, secrets and more.

  • Compete in Chess Kombat, a board game with chess-like strategy and an MK twist.

  • Engage in Puzzle Kombat, a game with ties to favorite puzzle games of the past...MK style.

  • Mix of new and classic MK fighters including Baraka, Kabal, Nightwolf, Sindel, Scorpion and more.

  • Special Kontent including Character Video Bios with MK team commentary, plus an Area 51 playable demo.

    FIGHT! ONE-ON-ONE, MK ONLINE... FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER!

    ONLINE PLAY ALSO INCLUDES CHESS AND PUZZLE KOMBAT

    KONQUEST ADVENTURE

    CHESS KOMBAT

    PUZZLE KOMBAT

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69521) on Mar 03, 2005.