At a recent Midway Gamers Day in the States, we got the chance to take a look at the latest build of Mortal Kombat: Deception. And it's looking good, featuring a wealth of game modes as well as - for the first time in the series - online play. For your money you get a deep single-player fighting game, the state-of-the-art Versus mode, and even a chess and puzzle variation based on the MK theme. It's without doubt going to be the best Mortal Kombat game to date, catering as it does to a wealth of tastes.
According to MK mastermind Ed Boon, the game is up and running on Xbox Live and is working just as planned. And with the lack of any Dead or Alive Ultimate action going on this side of Christmas, Mortal Kombat: Deception should fly off the shelves come November. The environments are more interactive than ever - you can now maim opponents on all sorts of nasty, rusty objects hanging in the background. Fatalities are also far gorier based on the few we witnessed. It's looking good, and fingers crossed we'll have the full in-depth review next month.