News Archive - April, 2020
Jax Meets Goro in MK Legends Preview Clip
Art Lean said there'd be days like this...

Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge tells the tortured tale of Hanzo Hasashi, but it also revisits the plot of the klassic Mortal Kombat tournament, where Prince Goro is reigning champion. Surprise opponent Jax finds out exactly why that is in the latest animated preview. Watch:

Sonya Blade can only watch in horror as her Special Forces partner Jackson Briggs is locked in an inescapable battle with the eight-foot tall Shokan Champion! Confidence turns to crushing pain when Jax's powerful combo pales compared to the pounding fist of Goro!

Ike Amadi (Injustice 2) provides the voice for Jax, with Jennifer Carpenter (Quarantine) as Sonya. and legendary voice actor Kevin Michael Richardson returning to the role he originated in the 1995 feature film. You may also recognise Jax's voice from Mortal Kombat 11 DLC fighter: Shao Kahn!

[Related Article: Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge Trailer]

What do you think will become of Jax? Share your thoughts in the comments below and find & discuss more previews in the Media & Merchandise forum. Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge is out now for purchase on Blu-Ray, or digitally via Amazon, iTunes, PlayStation, Xbox, and more!

MK Legends Preview Reveals Reptile vs Sonya
Now you see him!

In another preview from Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge, the animated feature reveals one of the elusive threats who prowls Shang Tsung's Island. Reptile is under the gun, but how long before the hunter becomes the hunted? Check it out:

The lurking lizard is hiding in plain sight thanks to his trademark invisible camouflage, but when he's stalking highly trained Special Forces soldier Sonya Blade, the last survivor of Zaterra won't stay hidden for long! In the preview embeded above, Sonya engages in evasive jungle warfare as Reptile attacks with his acid spit!

Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter, Quarantine) features as Sonya Blade in a story that will take her from roughhousing in the streets to a fated journey to Shang Tsung's Island! Get a taste for the tournament and things to come in the first official trailer.

You can watch Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge right now on digital via Amazon, iTunes, PlayStation, Xbox, and more. Or get yourself the Blu-Ray for a treasure trove of extra features! Are you excited to see Reptile? Share your thoughts in the comments below and find more previews & discussion in the Media & Merchandise forum!

MK Legends Preview Pits Baraka Against Johnny Cage
There'll be cuts but no reshoots!

There's nowhere left to run now that Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge is available digitally and on blu-ray. Johnny Cage is finding that out the hard way when Baraka is unleashed in a new animated preview. Watch if you dare:

There'll be plenty of fights in the animated feature's tight eighty minute run time, with more than just the cast of the original Mortal Kombat video game! The exclusive IGN preview above reveals Baraka as one of the Outworld warriors who'll be causing trouble for Earthrealm's defenders!

Joel McHale lends his voice to a bewildered Johnny Cage, who finds himself evading the vicious blades of Baraka in a food storage and preparation area. Will he survive when he crosses skillet with Tarkatan steel? Find out now by watching digitally via Amazon, iTunes, PlayStation, Xbox, or by finding the extras stacked Blu-Ray!

Are you excited to see Baraka? Unleash your Tarkatan war cry in the comments below and find more to watch & discuss in the Media & Merchandise forum, including the full uncensored red band trailer!

Scorpion Stalks Sub-Zero in MK Legends Preview
The Lin Kuei are in big trouble!

Hanzo Hasashi is back from the dead and full of rage when his story of tortured resurrection is retold in Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge. In another preview from the animated featured, Scorpion catches up with a Lin Kuei warrior, as he searches for his true mortal nemesis. Check it out:

As we saw in the red band trailer, Scorpion will be off the chain and ready to slaughter any one who gets in his way. In the IGN exclusive preview [embedded above], we get a safe for work taste of Scorpion's revenge when he chases a Lin Kuei warrior to his demise on the hunt for Sub-Zero!

Steve Blum will voice the ill fated ice warrior, who is destined to be killed by Patrick Seitz - reprising his role as Scorpion from the Mortal Kombat X and Mortal Kombat video games. As the clip shows, there'll be plenty of other Lin Kuei warriors to face their doom as the action unfolds on Shang Tsung's Island.

You can find Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge on a variety of digital platforms, including Amazon, iTunes, PlayStation, and Xbox. Or check it out on blu-ray disc for extra features taking you deeper into the movie - out now! Did the Lin Kuei get what's coming to them? Share your thoughts about the preview in the comments below and attack the Media & Merchandise forum for more!

Liu Kang Battles Kitana in MK Legends Preview
Kitana wants no pity in fight clip!

The newest animated outing for Mortal Kombat may tell the story of Scorpion's Revenge, but it also takes us back to Shang Tsung's Island for the klassic Mortal Kombat tournament. In an exciting preview clip, Liu Kang battles a familiar Outworld opponent under a setting son. Watch:

SyFy Wire hosts the exclusive clip, which shows Kitana doing battle with Earthrealm's chosen champion: Liu Kang. Her character design draws reference from Mortal Kombat X, and incorporates familiar moves, such as the fan throw and fan lift.

Actress Grey Griffin voices Edenia's Princess, while Jordan Rodrigues stars as Liu Kang. You can see his Shaolin warrior begin the journey in another preview, and catch a glimpse of both in the official trailer.

Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge is available now on on digital platforms, including Amazon, iTunes, PlayStation, and Xbox, and chock full of extras on blu-ray home media! What do you think of the featured battle? Share your fan reaction in the comments below and find more previews in the Media & Merchandise forum!

Concept Artist Reveals Scrapped Sub-Zero Movie Designs
Images from abandoned Tancharoen film surface.

A new Mortal Kombat feature film is currently in post-production, with a tentative release date for 2021, but long before cameras started rolling in Australia, there was another vision for an MK movie being overseen by director Kevin Tancharoen. His radically different take on Sub-Zero has revealed a glimpse into what might have been. Take a look:

Concept Artist Jerad Marantz released two images of his drastically reenvisioned Sub-Zero via Instagram. Like all of the designs overseen by Kevin Tancharoen, it differs significantly from established Mortal Kombat canon, revising Sub-Zero's status as a cryomancer with macabre consequence, remaking him as a cyborg ravaged by cold and frostbite.


Unsurprisingly, Marantz credits viral YouTube sensation Mortal Kombat: Rebirth with key inspiration for his designs. The 7 minute 40 second short re-introduced Jax & Sonya as police officers in a world populated with a medical metal fetishist Baraka, cannibal Reptile, and criminal inmate Scorpion.

The widely seen demo led to Kevin Tancharoen's hiring as director of Mortal Kombat: Legacy - an official live-action webseries that ran for two seasons. He teased work on a movie script featuring Jax and Kabal, while battling controversial rumors concerning plot. Mileena concept art was also released after Tancharoen announced his exit from the Mortal Kombat movie in 2013.

Marantz discussed his fondness for Tancharoen's work, and the frostbitten Sub-Zero design, which would've evolved into a version of the character's "signature" look. Even that still evokes a very different style to the iconic Lin Kuei warrior fans of the games have come to expect.

Of all the subzero concept art I did for this pitch this was one of my favorites. It shows the damage that his abilities have had on his body. I was playing around with the idea of frostbite and him having tech that function as a life support system. Clearly, he’s still a threat, but I love the idea that his powers we’re having a devastating effect on his body. Eventually the character would have his signature subzero look. I remember being heavily inspired by the director, Kevin Tancharoen’s Mortal Kombat rebirth short film. He took the designs of a couple of the characters in different and exciting directions

James Wan was announced as producer and overseer of a new Mortal Kombat feature in 2015, with Simon McQuoid joining as director the following year. Joe Taslim has been cast as Sub-Zero, but designs from the movie are yet to be seen.

What do you think of the Mortal Kombat movie we'll never see? Was this a worthwhile direction to take Sub-Zero? Share your thoughts in the comments below and follow more movie news in the Media & Merchandise forum!

Scorpion Finishes Daffy Duck in Warner Bros Animation Title
Is it rabbit season?

It's definitely duck season when Scorpion meets Daffy Duck in an unexpected treat from Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge! The unlikely crossover takes place during the Warner Bros Animation title card before the main feature. Get over here to take a look:

Most Warner Bros Animation productions are introduced with one of their classic cartoon mascots. In this case, it's an all-new encounter when Daffy's slapstick shenanigans are abruptly ended by Scorpion, who emerges from the WB logo with his trademark threatening line, "Get over here!"

When Warner Brothers first secured the purchase of Midway Games over a decade ago, some fans derisively wondered if Looney Tunes would supply Mortal Kombat's next opponents. Critics were still groggy from the bloodless finishers of Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe, and probably didn't imagine the simple pleasure of the fifteen second in-joke!

Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge is available now on digital platforms, including Amazon, iTunes, PlayStation, and Xbox. A blu-ray home release is coming soon with an abundance of extras. You can watch the trailer and find more previews in the Media & Merchandise forum!

Rare Liu Kang Krypt Skin Returns to Mortal Kombat 11
Special Krypt Event #2 returns!

Fans eager to unlock the Young Justice skin in Mortal Kombat 11 now have a long-awaited second-chance to claim this rare Liu Kang unlockable! The Special Krypt Event is live right now -- but will end after 24 hours! Read on for details:

While not an exact recreation; the elusive "Young Justice" skin evokes the iconic style of Liu Kang's earliest appearances in Mortal Kombat sequels. It can be seen when Liu arrives from the past during story mode, but remains inaccessible to fans who have covetted it while browsing kustomization options. It was last available in the Gold Krypt Event in August, 2019.

Bare chested, in iconic black and red, this is the Liu Kang fans of klassic kombat will have wanted some time. Hunt down the Gold Kronika Vault and you'll receive it, and the Kombatant Supreme Headband, free of charge!

Where can you find these rare treasures? Your in-game notifcations include a helpful clue:

"Behind a throne of rotting flesh and bone you will find a gift for the chosen one."

You'll want to focus your search in Goro's Lair around a certain fallen prince. Special Krypt Event #2 began Wednesday, 9AM CST - so do not delay getting your hands on this much sought after Liu Kang skin! Gold Krypt Event #1 returned last week, giving fans a chance to unlock klassic gear for Jax. More returns are anticipated.

Keep your eyes on the Mortal Kombat 11 forum for discussion and alerts for other Krypt Events! Special thanks to MK Online kommunity user Surgir_Da_Sepultura for posting early about this one!

Writer Jeremy Adams DIscusses Scorpion's Revenge
CBR interviews animated feature writer!

The saga of Mortal Kombat returns to its origins with the first animated feature in twenty-five years! Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge is now available on streaming platforms, and writer Jeremy Adams has discussed its formulation and influences in a new interview. Full story:

Pop culture site CBR went one-on-one with the writer, who discussed the feeling of taboo first felt experiencing the original Mortal Kombat arcade machine. It's a common experience for many fans who were young in 1992, contrasting the martial arts of Street Fighter II with extreme pixelated violence. This history, as well as a taste for martial arts and genre cinema, gave Adams a shot at writing for MK's long awaited return to animation.

Adult ratings for violence have become an increasing focus of modern Mortal Kombat adaptations, and realizing the bloody viscera that was merely imagined of the original game was a priority: "I came up with a pretty violent script -- it was pretty, aggressively violent to the point that they told me to tone it down -- but the minute that I handed it over and Rick, [director Ethan Spaulding] and the storyboard guys took it, even at my most violent, they doubled that. I remember them showing me a clip and I was like "Oh! What's happening?!""

Some of that violence -- and bad language -- can be seen in the red band trailer. The movie will also transpose specific references to in-game fatalities, "They showed us some animatics and Rick wanted to be very intentional -- even before I started writing -- in using different Fatalities and different things from the games."

X-ray attacks similar to recent games will also add stylized flourishes to battles, which the writer cites as in-keeping with other filmic references common to the games and the writer's process, such as 1974's The Street Fighter: "Mortal Kombat has always been a strange blend of martial arts movies".

That's as close as the movie gets to sideswiping the Capcom franchise of the same name. Any similarities to Sonya Blade fighting in the streets, or damaged cars, is either unintentional, or attributal to the animators.

The experiences of fatherhood also helped Adams shape Scorpion's Revenge, focusing on a retelling of the famous saga of Hanzo Hasashi: "I think being a father and Rick [Morales, producer] being a father, the idea of losing your child or your family is such a huge fear. And as I started getting more and more into the mythology and reading different versions, I was really drawn to Scorpion's story. It's almost this really extreme version of Taken: "You have killed my family and I'm going to break out of Hell to get my revenge!"

The writer was also very complimentary of working with Ed Boon, who was accommodating and supportive of a new take on the mythology. He also compliments highly touted voice actors Jennifer Carpenter (Sonya) and Joel McHale (Johnny Cage), revealing a slow build for Johnny's arc in this retelling of the original tournament mythology.

I also really like the Johnny Cage aspect that we really hold back on how good he is until the very end of the movie. It's such a slow burn, in a way, and adding the trademark, 80s one-liners and then giving it to Joel McHale, who is unbelievably dynamite. You give him a line and he'll do the line better than you wrote it, and then he'll ad-lib a line even better than you could think of writing in. It's remarkable and now that's all I can hear from Johnny Cage is Joel McHale's voice.

You can read the full interview on CBR.com. Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge is now available for streaming on PlayStation, Xbox, Amazon, Apple TV, FandangoNOW, and more. You can add a blu-ray home release full of extras to your collection April 28th.

Would you like to see Jeremy Adams and the team make more Mortal Kombat animated features? GET OVER HERE and share your thoughts in the comments below. Jump into the Media & Merchandise forum to review and discuss the full movie!

Sonya Goes Street Fighting in Mortal Kombat Legends Clip
Sonya Blade spotlight flashes back to basic training.

Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge is now upon us! Get a taste for the animated feature now streaming digitally with a preview clip that takes Sonya Blade to the streets, and explores her history with the Special Forces! Watch:

Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge was officially released April 12th, with a blu-ray home release chock full of extras still to come April 28th! You can find it streaming now via PlayStation, Xbox, Amazon, Apple TV, FandangoNOW, Vudu, and more!

Speaking to CBR, writer Jeremy Adams discussed the scene depicted in the clip, and the influence of casting on forming characterization.

That's such a great scene and something that's exciting for me is, when I'm writing something, I cling to the voice of somebody and kind of write from that perspective. And when I write from Sonya Blade's, in particular, I just wanted Jennifer Carpenter for her character because I just really love her work in Dexter and I thought that type of persona is really what I want to hit when it comes to Sonya Blade. So when they got her to do it, that was everything.

Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter, Quarantine) stars as Sonya Blade, with Patrick Seitz as Scorpion, Joel McHale as Johnny Cage, and many more. Prepare yourself with another preview clip, red band and standard trailers.

Are you excited to see Mortal Kombat make its long awaited return to animation? Share your thoughts about clip in the comments below, or post a review of the finished movie in the Media & Merchandise forum!

Ed Boon Discusses Mortal Kombat 11's Spawn
IGN talks Spawn, Keith David, and McFarlane.

Spawn is the latest downloadable guest fighter to crossover in to Mortal Kombat 11. IGN has interviewed Ed Boon about the highly requested comic book character, learning more about the process that informed his latest video game incarnation. Take a look:

The Creative Director reiterates Todd McFarlane's sentiments of wanting Spawn to be the ultimate Mortal Kombat character. According to Boon, it was such a natural fit, they could've done more: "I bet we could have incorporated him into our story if we had the opportunity."

He attributes the popular inclusion to a combination of NetherRealm's interest, McFarlane's much-discussed enthusiasm, and the long running vocal support of fans. You can read the full interview here, where Boon reveals more about the design process, and the involvement of legendary actor Keith David.

IGN: Whose idea was it to give Spawn a sword? We realize Medieval Spawn totally is a thing; we're just used to seeing Al Simmons lugging around giant machine guns.
EB: During the creation of our fighting characters, ideas come from all over the place. Often times the concept artist illustrates something that inspires someone from another group, and vice versa. The idea to have Spawn use a sword in our game probably came from our design group. They often request props and weapons while trying to define how a fighter will play. Part of the challenge of introducing a guest character in a game that already has 25 or 30 existing characters is introducing something new to the mix. Everybody knows that Spawn has his signature chains, but we felt that adding the swords as well would make him that much more interesting to play.

IGN: Keith David voices Spawn, reprising his role from the HBO animated series -- did you get a chance to work with him? How did he react at the news he'd be playing Al Simmons again?
EB: I have met Keith. He really is a good guy. Very cultured. I was not at the recording sessions when he did the voice of Spawn for us, but I immediately identified his voice when I heard the results of the recording sessions. He was also gracious enough to appear at our Final Kombat esports championship here in Chicago. He really is a great sport, and I hope we can work together again in the future.

IGN also jokingly asked about McFarlane spoiling the crossover in 2018, which Boon put down to the comic creator's excitement. He declined to spoil any of McFarlane's upcoming projects, but was complimentary of the quality of McFarlane's new action figures: "NetherRealm has always been huge fans of the McFarlane figures. The proof is in the pudding. If you walk around our studio you will see their action figures littered across many team members’ desks and workstations."

Watch the Spawn reveal trailer and check out the MK11 Spawn action figure that brings the game design to life!.

Ed Boon April Fool Eliminates Mileena Forever
"Believe nothing..."

Mortal Kombat 11 started the month by observing seasonal pranking with a wild and wacky April Fools Tower, but that wasn't the only fun emanating from NetherRealm Studios. Creative Director and notorious jokester Ed Boon made his own mischief on Twitter, poking fun at one of the game's much discussed absentees.

Mileena has been a mainstay of the series since debuting as Kitana's dark twin in Mortal Kombat II, but after ascending to a short-lived reign as Outworld Empress in Mortal Kombat X, she was sidelined in the latest game. Boon poked fun at the highly requested klassic, facetiously declaring she will never return!

As if the calendar wasn't tip-off enough, Boon himself tweeted earlier in the day: "believe nothing...".

Mileena has emerged as a cult favourite, leading legions of fans to regularly tweet the series overseer with requests for her downloadable inclusion. She was devoured by insects in MKX, but is one of only three MKII characters not represented by their past or present incarnations in Mortal Kombat 11. She will appear in the upcoming live-action feature film.

Hoaxes and April Fools jokes have been part of Mortal Kombat history since the beginning, giving birth to memorable creations like EGM's Nimbus Terrafaux and even Ermac! The spread of misinformation has cooled enthusiasm for more elaborate deceptions, but as recently as 2017, Boon shared an amusing Injustice 2 Wonder Twins teaser.

MK Online has played the fool over the years as well, announcing MK's first guest characters in 2003, and the controversially convincing Special Forces HD. This year Aquilluxborg Hydroxybot became our default site theme, having appeared as concept art and a stage fatality.

With Army of Darkness DLC seemingly spoiled, and "years of content" still on the way, do you think Mileena should make a comeback? Share your thoughts in the comments below and join the Mortal Kombat 11 forum!

Mortal Kombat 11 April Fools Tower Pranks Players
Shinnok returns?

Mortal Kombat 11 has got into the spirit of the silliest season of all with an April Fools Tower that plays a wicked prank on players, presenting four new and unusual opponents. Read on for all the fun and games:

The newest seasonal offering from Towers of Time presents four battles against familiar warriors: Kronika's dinosaur "T-Wrecks", "Bestiardy Guy" [who is apparently named Frank], the mysterious "Krypt Guy", and a worse for wear Shinnok.



Fans will recognize the T-Rex from boss fight assists against time warping titan Kronika, while "Bestiary Guy" steps out from the background of the Koliseum Beast Pen, where he can be seen shepharding Outworld beasites during fights. Each recalls old fan rumor and speculation, the latter reminding us of a long sought secret fight in the Drum Arena of Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance.

More exciting and dangerous inclusions are: Krypt Guy, whose total anonymity as the avatar players use to navigate Shang Tsung's Island in The Krypt mode has frustrated since release. Shinnok makes a bruised and bloodied return having been the final boss of Mortal Kombat X and featured in the MK11 Story Mode Prologue.

Anyone who's taken the challenge of the mode will know none of these characters actually appears in the game. Instead players are faced with modified battles against Jade, Johnny Cage, Erron Black, and an endurance round. Your modifiers probably won't work the way you expect, and when you select your character another name will be announced. All part of the mischief.

MK Online affiliate Mortal Kombat Warehouse has extracted the Tower Renders for each character. Take a closer look below:


Mortal Kombat has a long and memorable history with April Fools pranks, as featured in our Fools, Fakes, and Phony Ninjas retrospective. If you checked the front page of MK Online you would've seen the return of Aquilluxborg Hydroxybot in the default site layout, as well as portals to our klassic April Fools articles including the infamous Special Forces HD announcement.

With Ash Williams seemingly leaked and "years of content" still to come, could Mortal Kombat 11 actually see a fully realized "Krypt Guy" in the future? Share your thoughts in the comments below and discuss more on the Mortal Kombat 11 forum!

The Journey Begins in Scorpion's Revenge Preview Clip
Mortal Kombat Legends meet on the Nethership.

In two weeks fans will set sail for Shang Tsung's Island when Warner Brothers' first MK animated feature receives its digital release. The journey begins all over again in a new preview clip from Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge which shows the first meeting of Earthrealm's heroes. Watch:

Joel McHale (Community) stars as the aloof actor and martial artist Johnny Cage, with Jordan Rodrigues as Shaolin champion Liu Kang, Jennifer Carpenter as determined soldier Sonya Blade, and David B. Mitchell as the guiding protector god Raiden.

The scene recreates a legendary moment in Mortal Kombat mythology, when Earthrealm's heroes first met aboard Shang Tsung's Nethership on their way to compete in the Mortal Kombat tournament. The animated feature draws faithfully from established canon with liberal reference to the recent Mortal Kombat (2011) reboot retelling. Warner Bros have released an official synopsis [below], but how this story will end remains to be seen.

Based on the worldwide hit game created by Ed Boon & John Tobias, Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge spotlights the once-in-a-generation tournament between the champions of Outworld and Earthrealm – a competition that will ultimately determine the fate of Earth and all its citizens. Lord Raiden, protector of Earthrealm, must gather the greatest fighters of his realm to defend it from the evil Shang Tsung in the battle to end all battles - Mortal Kombat!

As the title suggests; Scorpion's Revenge will aso focus on the transformation of Hanzo Hasashi into the vengeful ninja spectre who haunts the Mortal Kombat tournament. Catch a glimpse of his tale in a bloody Scorpion's Revenge Red Band Trailer.

Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge is perfect home viewing during COVID-19 isolation, released digitally April 12th on PlayStation, Xbox, Amazon, Apple TV, FandangoNOW, Vudu, and more! A full DVD and blu-ray release will follow April 28th chock full of bonus features.

How are you liking the return to the original tournament? Journey to the comments below to share your thoughts on the latest preview, and find more animated previews and discussion in the Media & Merchandise forum!

Lost Kontent: Unused Developer Bios From MK3 Uncovered
Cutting Room Floor kontent found

Edit: What is this, an April Fool's joke? Of course it is! We went all out with this year April Fool gag -- but you knew all along! You just can't fool a Mortal Kombat Online reader - their source of MK news keeps them too reliably informed! We hope you had a good time with our little joke, all the same. You never know - maybe one of these days someone really will unearth a long-buried MK secret! If they do, you'll read about it on MK Online - so stay tuned!

It's no secret that the Mortal Kombat series is known for its secrets, but this one sets a record in that is taken nearly 25 years to be discovered! Mortal Kombat 3 was released in 1995, but a user named JustMKollum was going through the game's source code and managed to find unused renders for the game's developers and co-creators: Ed Boon and John Tobias!

In their entirety, the bios read:

Ed Boon: A humble software programmer from a large city in North America, Boon was kidnapped by a clan of Chinese "ninjas" called the Lin Kuei. He is faced with a choice: write the programming that controls their cybernetic assassins, or be killed. He agrees, but the clan has no idea how buggy his buggy AI will be.

John Tobias: A young comic book artist from the city, Tobias begun using his skills as a police sketch artist alongside Kurtis Stryker. He goes into hiding once Kahn begins his invasion of Earth, but vows to make a totally sweet comic book about the whole adventure - if he manages to survive the ordeal.

The MK team has a penchant for being self-referential and rarely inserting themselves into the game (Toasty!), but this revelation shows that they had planned to take it a step beyond. In fact, this may constitute the largest discovery in the entire series–right up there with the EJB Menu or the found footage of the Williams Bally/Midway ACME Event!

What do you think about this finding? Share your thoughts on the Klassic Forums, as well as our Facebook and Twitter.

Mortal Kombat 11 Word Jumble
Test your sight!

People around the world are hunkering down in isolation to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. It's a good time to stay in and play video games, but if you need a break, and some exercise for your brain, NetherRealm Studios has that covered too with a Mortal Kombat 11 Word Jumble! Check it out:

No doubt eagle-eyed fans will immediately spot familiar names. The jumble contains all the major characters currently appearing in Mortal Kombat 11, including guest characters Spawn, Joker and Terminator. The full list of words to find is included after the jumble [below], and you'll want to check for exact inclusions (like the separated "johnny" and "cage)..


If you're really stumped with that one stubborn word you can't seem to find, we've solved the whole puzzle for you right here you dirty cheaters.

We haven't found any additional hidden messages or codes, but that doesn't mean they aren't there. If you'd like to start searching for greater meaning in the jumble, you can find the letters that should be leftover just below.

EKMLNPPVVNVA
UESYWHCNCQVIN
YDARFXY
VIAMB
VJXUHK
ZAILHUQJPZV
XZMIQWUZI
YGWNTFW
FAIVDRCT
NWXXVIHIR
HGCCZYCZSJH
JFQD
IQYYDDUGOSRK
GLJBTGZFXOM
SYMYJOXWTAS
EYKUELTMEN
DLJKJKEYAO
IZNVZMBFEBPD
FGJNOUBHZLBSGB
DPOFRK

Think you've cracked a hidden message? Need help spotting a word? Dive into the comments below to share your findings or ask for help from the kommunity! Find more forum games and contests in the Fan Koliseum or join the discussion in the Mortal Kombat 11 forum. We're all in this together!