News Archive - November, 2018
Klassic Mortal Kombat Soundtracks Get Vinyl Release
Dan Forden Arcade Soundtracks Spin Collectible Record

The sights of Mortal Kombat have frequently been merchandised, but what about the sounds? Thanks to a limited release from Enjoy The Ride Records: audiophiles will be able to enjoy the klassic Dan "Toasty" Forden arcade soundtracks for the first time on vinyl! Read on for details:

Mortal Kombat I and II - Music From The Arcade Game Soundtracks collects 18 songs from Dan Forden's original two arcade soundtracks, with a bonus recording of a version of The Immortals' famous Techno Syndrome also included.

The collectible record comes in a 400 gsm jacket featuring a track listing with the MKII character select screen, and a recreation of The Dead Pool inside the gatefold! Click the thumbnails above for a closer look.

Three variant pressings inspired by the original game's ninja palette swaps add to the limited edition, available for $25 in: Scorpion Yellow (400 copies), Sub-Zero Blue (400 copies), and Reptile Green (200 copies). ThinkGeek have an exclusive dragon logo version limited to 1,000 copies at $29.99 each.

[Related Article: Mortal Kombat: Songs Inspired by the Warriors]

For those who missed the mail order exclusive CD of the klassic 90s soundtracks, this will be a flawless addition to the collection! Already scored yours? Register to share your review on the Media & Merchandise forum, or just relive all things 2D Kombat Klassics!

Rumor: Spanish Voice Actor Exits Unannounced MK Game
Outgoing voice actor alleges new Mortal Kombat game in the works.

There remains no official announcement for an expected follow-up to Mortal Kombat X or Injustice 2, but a disgruntled Mexican voice actor may have given the most public acknowledgement of something in the pipeline from Warner Bros.

In a story picked up by Gameinformer; Lalo Garza took to Twitter last week to voice displeasure over a disagreement with Spanish localization company Pink Noise Studios.

The company removed the actor, who voiced Kung Lao and Reptile for the Spanish language market, following an alleged professional dispute. Translated to English, Garza's original tweet laments: 'How sad that a company that wanted a lot ends up making decisions that affect both [myself and] you, the consumers. Goodbye Kung Lao and Reptile.' Despite using the "MortalKombatXI" hashtag, he later clarified that he does not know if the new project was a direct sequel to Mortal Kombat X.

Though firmly in the category of rumor, this wouldn't be the first time a voice actor has accidentally confirmed an upcoming project. In 2014, the voice of Kitana, Karen Strassman, inadvertently offered the first concrete evidence of Mortal Kombat X in an update to her online resume. The game was officially announced just over a month later, in early June.

Garza's extensive credits include localized voices of Krillin in Dragon Ball Z and Donatello of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise. He defended speaking openly about the project and grievance, citing a lack of contractual confidentiality. MK Online has contacted Pink Noise Studios for comment.

[Related Article: MKX: Behind the Scenes of Cassie Cage Brazilian Localization]

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Kung Lao and the Scorpions - Music and Interview!

Anthony Marquez – best known for his portrayal of Kung Lao in Mortal Kombat II and Mortal Kombat 3 – has been performing all around Chicago with his band, collectively called Kung Lao and the Scorpions! The band is on Spotify and also has a CD for sale at various conventions. MK Online was on the scene at The Elbo Room this past Saturday and has the pictures from the evening, which included not only a concert but also an Ultimate MK3 tournament (SNES port).

The band performed their own original songs, like "Believe," "Try This Again," and "Life Without You," as well as covered some more popular music such as "Uptown Funk" (by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars), "Rock & Roll All Nite" (by Kiss), and "Pour Some Sugar on Me" (by Def Leppard). We managed to catch the entire concert here:

In addition, we did an impromptu interview with Anthony, who was joined by his friend Phillip Ahn — best known for his appearance in Mortal Kombat II as the shapeshifting sorcerer, Shang Tsung! In this mortal konversation, we find out that Anthony and Phillip were friends back in high school. Anthony also lets us know that he's working on a book about his Mortal Kombat experience and he expects it to be out in early 2019! Check that interview out here:

A huge thanks to Anthony and Phillip for their time! If you're in the area, be sure to come down to one of his concerts. Don't forget to leave a comment on the forums. Also, our next Twitch livestream will be this Saturday, November 10, at 1 PM Eastern/12PM Central with our guest , Drew Adkins, author of Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3+!
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