Mortal Kombat: Armageddon - FatalitWii!

Midway bringing its bloodthirsty brawler to Nintendo's new console in 2007

Midway has announced that it's set to bring the latest instalment in its long-running fighting series, Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, to Nintendo's Wii in Q1 2007. With both Xbox and PS2 versions planned for release later this year, the news should be welcomed by Nintendo fans desperate for a slice of bloody brawling action - particularly as the series hasn't appeared on a Nintendo system since 2004's Mortal Kombat: Deception.

There's currently no word on how the game will utilise the console's unique Wiimote (if it does at all) but, interestingly, Ed Boon - co-creator of the Mortal Kombat series - told US mag Game Informer earlier this year that he didn't think fighters could be done on Nintendo's new system: "You know, I don't know how you could. One of the things about the Revolution controller is that you don't have immediate access to a whole bunch of buttons. It's like your holding a television remote and you have that directional pad and you have a big A button next to it.

Boon continued, "But there's not five or six buttons to give you all of these functions, so maybe they will compensate but tilting one way for blocking or another way for attack. But that is so dramatically different. So it will either be one of the biggest hits in the world or a big failure. I certainly hope it does well."

Presumably then, he's changed his mind. Either that or we're going to be watching a non-interactive slideshow of spine-ripping and limb-rending come Mortal Kombat: Armageddon's Wii release next year.