HOLY FUCK. That MKT Proto looks way real and awesome.
Its a shame he cut the video at the end of the demo! I wanted to see how the character select screen looked
I cant wait to see more documentation and info about this thing! I never knew that MKT started as an arcade!
Kinda remembers me of: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1a844rxBFE
Maybe that's the version he has? I'd love if it is!
Edit: I have been checking dates too:
"1/14/96" (Proto showed here)
MK Trilogy was released for the PSX on October 13th, 1996.
Now, the strange thing about this...is that according to a statement (dunno who made it though):
"MK3 Rides The Wave... Introducing WaveNet MK3!
(Last updated: August 9th, 1996) It's obvious in today's gaming world that people love long-distance competition. X-Band, DWANGO, and the other numerous gameing networks are evidence of this. And don't forget all the games that support net/modem play, DOOM, Descent, and basically every new game, to name just a few. Up until now, Mortal Kombat players have been confined to playing only against someone in the same room as you. Now all that will change. Now there is WaveNet MK3. WaveNet MK3 is in testing in Chicago, and allows you to play MK3 against someone else at another arcade in your area! When you start WaveNet MK3, you get a new screen, asking you whether you want to play WaveNet or Local. Select WaveNet and you'll be thrown into a whole new dimension of MK3. You type in a name you want to use, and then it looks for someone at another arcade waiting to play. It'll either find someone or put you back in Local mode while it continues to search. Once it finds someone, you'll start playing against them. Now you can really prove yourself as an MK3 warrior!
In addition to WaveNet MK3, there are also twelve WaveNet UMK3 machines in testing in Chicago. These have all the normal UMK3 fighters, plus one more hidden fighter -- Noob Saibot."
This is the article about Wavenet...That means that Trilogy was developed with/at the same time of Wavenet.
Wavenet ended on the arcades as an update, Trilogy went to the consoles for the home market, however both games were developed "on top" of UMK3 I suppose.
If this port is the real thing, it MUST have the "old-UMK3-like" character select screen. Mostly because the PSX Beta images for MKT did had that screen. The "final" char select was changed a little later in the development progress (Also, there were lots of scrambled portraits before the final of course).
Edited by Elratauru (04/01/11 06:35 AM)