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Mortal Kombat 11 Aftermath All Hallow's Eve Skin Trailer
Halloween comes early!

Halloween has come early to Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath with the release of the All Hallow's Eve skin pack! Spooky dress-up downloadable content awaits for three kombatants creating twisted kustomization combinations inspired by pop culture horrors! Watch the trailer:

"Beast Within" Johnny Cage, "Bad Medicine" D'Vorah and "Blizzard King" Sub-Zero round out the latest crop of DLC with skins inspired by film and fiction like Teen Wolf and Game of Thrones. The costumes compliment a Halloween wardrobe already stocked with last year's seasonal Masquerade Skin Pack.

The All Hallow's Eve pack will be available to everyone who purchased MK11 Aftermath, or for standard separate sale on respective platform's online stores soon. Take a closer look in official render art below or flashback to the Klassic Femme Fatale trailer for more recent offerings and DLC costume options.

If you'd rather have a trick than a treat this Halloween, you can dig in to Ed Boon's latest clues for what's coming next. Dig in to the Mortal Kombat 11 forum for more!

Boon's Klues: MK11's Next Development is Six Degrees of Kobra?
But it ain't Kobra!

Ed Boon is back in deep teaser territory, giving us clues for what's coming next to Mortal Kombat 11. So far we've looked to the sky, faced our nightmares, and got down with the sixness. With his fourth hint we're thinking more deeply about the previous clue and where it might be leading us. Read on:

For the second time Boon has cited the number six. Last time it was seriously number six, this time it's six degrees... of Kobra? The latest Twitter clue includes a render wallpaper of the unloved karate brawler who was infamously introduced in the series' sixth installment: Mortal Kombat: Deception.

Early pre-release details condemned Kobra to forever be maligned as a parody of Street Fighter character Ken Masters. In the 2020 Supreme Champion tournament he received only 19% of votes against Kai. Introduced as a violent martial artist recruited to a new Black Dragon clan, Kobra had all the trappings of a klassic tournament entrant -- but made his second & final appearance in 2006's all-in smash-up Mortal Kombat: Armageddon.

Much like Freddy Krueger in his second clue; Ed Boon ruled out a return for Kobra himself with a follow-up tweet. He also deep-sixed inexplicable guesses of MK6 alum Havik, who would only be two degrees from Kobra, given the Cleric of Chaos inspired Kabal to recruit him in the same game.

"Six degrees of separation" describes the phenomenon of being able to connect two people through no more than six acquaintances. If that is what Boon is referring to, there are bound to be a lot of possible outcomes.

Ever since we started looking to the sky we've been thinking about Reptile, and as Deception was one of the few games to omit MK's original secret character, we might suppose there are six degrees between he and Kobra if we trace back to the first game. [That] might be a stretch, but let's face it. Nobody was overly satisfied when they unlocked a Scorpion skin after finding Reptile in The Krypt!

We've also noticed a tenuous link between each clue and Rain, which continues with the fourth hint. Kobra is a karate fighter, and the sixth belt in Shotokan style is often purple. Of course, if Kobra is a black belt, six degrees below him would be green. In Shorin-ryu, used by Kobra in Deception, the sixth belt is brown.

Boon has already confirmed that some fans cracked the code with the first two clues. Are we any closer? Share your latest thoughts and theories in the comments below and check out more hints in the Mortal Kombat 11 forum!

Mortal Kombat Film Score Coming to Limited Edition Vinyl
The sound of things to come!

The 1995 Mortal Kombat feature film continues to be considered one of the greatest video game adaptations of all-time, but equal to its cinematic legacy was the immediate impact of the soundtrack! Now the highly collectible original score can be yours to own on limited edition vinyl!

Combining techno, rock, and traditional score -- the sounds of Mortal Kombat were as memorable as the action! While dance anthem Techno Syndrome and other singles have received multiple releases; the complete original score by George S. Clinton was only available on a second 1995 soundtrack CD release.

Record Store Day have announced an exclusive 12" picture disc record available to order online September 26th. Limited to just 1500 copies, the collectible vinyl features the film's iconic dragon logo on Side A [pictured below] -- and the dominant visage of Prince Goro on the other!

Side A of this double-sided picture disc features the iconic Mortal Kombat logo, while Side B features Goro, a fan favorite from the game and film who is generally considered by gamers to be one of the most memorable and difficult bosses in gaming culture. In fact, the four armed fighter did not lose a battle for 500 years before a first ever loss to Mortal Kombat hero, Lui Kang. The music was composed by George S. Clinton with a heavy assist from the guitarist Buckethead, who appears on ten of the 26 tracks.

SIDE A –
1. Taste of Things to Come 2. Liu Vs. Sub-Zero 3. It Has Begun 4. The Garden featuring Buckethead 5. Goro Vs. Art featuring Buckethead 6. Banquet 7. Liu Vs. Kitana 8. Liu's Dream featuring Buckethead 9. Liu Vs. Reptile featuring Buckethead 10. Stairway 11. Goro Goro 12. Kidnapped 13. Zooom14. Johnny Vs. Scorpion featuring Buckethead

SIDE B –
1. Hand and Shadow featuring Buckethead 2. Scorpion and Sub-Zero featuring Buckethead 3. Soul Snatchin' 4. On the Beach 5. Johnny Cage featuring Buckethead 6. Goro Chase featuring Buckethead 7. Evening Bells 8. Monks 9. Friends 10. Flawless Victory featuring Buckethead 11. Farewell 12. Kids

Fans will instantly reconnect with the atmosphere building score as songs recall the ominous sound of Shang Tsung's table feast, Goro's dominations, or the epic battle between the likes of Scorpion and Johnny Cage! Clinton's score includes a host of memorable tracks, with guitar by Buckethead.

This is the first time the Mortal Kombat original motion picture score is available on vinyl. It's the perfect compliment to Dan Forden's Mortal Kombat & MKII soundtracks which were released as records a couple of years ago.

Will you get into the groove with Goro? Tell us if you grabbed one of these limited discs in the comments below and find & discuss more movies & music in the Media & Merchandise forum!

Boon's Klues: Mortal Kombat 11 Hints at Serious Sixness
But what is Number Six?

Legend has it "Rule Number Six" is 'don't take yourself so damned seriously', but Ed Boon is getting very serious with his latest Mortal Kombat 11 clue! This time Dr. Boon is prescribing a cryptic number teaser that's got everyone figuring their favourite cult character -- but what does it all mean? Read on for more details and theories:

Previous clues recruited Queen and Freddy Krueger, but this time there were no accompanying video clips to cause further confusion. Just a simple, straight forward statement that alliteratively alludes to something significant: "Seriously #6".

This might be Boon's most puzzling clue yet -- and with good reason: According to another tweet earlier in the week, the Creative Director ran a different teaser past NetherRealm Studios staff that was deemed "too easy to solve". In a reply tweet, he also revealed that the first two clues were successfully decyphered: "Some people have figured them out. We just didn’t acknowledge it".

Earlier tweets might provide speculative fuel for the latest clue, as well. During the mad dash for Xbox Series X console pre-orders, Boon regailed followers with his method of refreshing six browser tabs for different online stores. The clue could be read as a follow-up statement to that fact.

It might be a bit of a stretch to search for meaning in tab number six, but two tweets by @Xbox -- including a Mortal Kombat 11 gif labelled "gifsyoucanhear_seeyousoon.gif" -- have some theorists wondering if Microsoft's reported interest in WarnerMedia led to an acquisition.

Xbox announced the purchase of ZeniMax Media during the week, acquiring Bethesda Softworks and properties such as Doom and Elder Scrolls. Business insiders previously reported Warner had reversed its decision to sell game assets.

The first two clues had us thinking about Reptile, and in yet another recent Twitter interaction, Boon shared a Reptile cosplayer's photo. The latest clue doesn't obviously apply to the stalwart character, but he may be conspicuous by omission. Sixth game Mortal Kombat: Deception was one of the few to omit the stalwart fighter.

Game number six introduced a variety of new characters, including final boss Onaga, and the serious Seidan guardsman Hotaru. It also created an expansive, realm-spanning adventure in Konquest mode, which continues to be remembered fondly by fans. Mortal Kombat 11's Krypt goes some way to recapturing the experience by recreating portions of Shang Tsung's Island.

[Related Article: Purple Rain: Mortal Kombat's Living Prince Tribute]

Interestingly, the Alter K label released a 2013 compilation album called Seriously, Eric? #6. We don't suppose the mysterious Eric, or sixth track Amerika, means much in this context, but pondering Ed Boon's music taste draws an interesting line through all three clues. Look up to the sky and you might see Rain, who was inspired by Prince's sixth album Purple Rain - released the same year as A Nightmare on Elm Street.

We know somebody cracked the code. Think it's you? Share your thoughts about the latest clue in the comments below and include the reason behind your latest deductions. Jump into the Mortal Kombat 11 forum to find more clues and discussion, while you're here!

Boon's Klues: Second Mortal Kombat 11 Hint is a Nightmare
But it isn't Freddy!

Something is coming to Mortal Kombat 11, but figuring out exactly what to expect is a grand ol' guessing game. Ed Boon is back to his old tricks, starting the speculation with a Queen of a clue. His next one is a tip of the hat to a horror movie icon, but don't expect Freddy Krueger back any time soon. Read on for all the gory details:

It's been quite a while since Boon has been this ambiguous, and he's avoiding excess confusion by labelling his posts #ActualKlue. He's also putting us on the right track by specifying where to look in a follow-up tweet: "Hint 2.5 = Its related to the title".

The clue [embedded below] is a link to the trailer for A Nightmare on Elm Street. The 1984 franchise starter also sometimes carries director Wes Craven's name, but what is in a name? The title is what we're looking at, and it's worth noting the YouTube video does include Craven and Johnny Depp's names in the title. We can think of a few other ideas, though.

Boon helpfully rules out a return of 2011 guest character Freddy Krueger in his original tweet, and has also put the kibosh on the much discussed, troubled movie crossover Ash Williams. He's also cast doubt on fan guesses for Ermac, Smoke, and Street Fighter guests.

Remembering that Boon's first clue told us to look to the sky, and this second one relates to some aspect of the film title, it might be something as simple as directing us to the night sky. The klassic clue of "look to la luna" was already on our minds after Bohemian Rhapsody, and Reptile would certainly be a welcome return after his cameo in The Krypt.

Of course, we don't know if these clues actually even point to a next wave of downloadable characters, or an unforseen in-game event. Both clues refer to aspects of perception: Nightmares, as in the film title, and the song lyric "Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?" Make of that what you will.

Elm Street takes its name from the deciduous tree, and while we aren't certain of the genus of Dead Woods on Shang Tsung's island, The Krypt certainly contains plenty of spooky flora for a nightmare. Earlier thinking could also lead to The Pit stage, which presently only exists as part of The Krypt mode, and as a projection on the Retrocade stage.

In the past Boon has loved a word game, and we'd be remiss if we didn't at least note the initials of the two works used as clues: B, R, A, N, o, E, S. That doesn't appear to spell anything yet, but we'll at least be keeping an open eye on it.

Right now your guess is as good as ours! Drop your wildest theories in the comments below and stay awake on the Mortal Kombat 11 forum for the next clues!