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Artist Unearths Mortal Kombat Arcade Cabinet Concept Art

By and large Paul Neimeyer has been one of the unsung heroes of the twenty-seven year legacy of the first Mortal Kombat! As Logo Artist and Designer, he helped bring to life the lasting image of the first Mortal Kombat arcade cabinet! He recently unearthed original concept art sketches from his personal archive, perfectly preserved to give fans a glimpse into MK's arcade origins!

Mortal Kombat Inducted Into World Video Game Hall of Fame

There exists in New York City a World Video Games Hall of Fame and the arcade klassic Mortal Kombat has had the honor of being inducted into its hallowed halls! The original MK joined an eclectic class of 2019 inductees, nominated by the public, and selected by a panel of industry experts, journalists, and historians. Read on:

Lost Kontent: Tobias Shares MKvDC Comic Art & MK4 Reptile

Digitized live-action graphics defined Mortal Kombat in its seminal incarnation, but many of the series' most iconic characters began life as design sketches by franchise co-creator John Tobias!

This weekend Tobias will discuss klassic digitized characters at San Diego Comic-Con [full story], but the talented artist also recently shared a mix of MK drawings from more recent eras! These include character sketches of Reptile and Liu Kang, as well as uncolored pencils from the official Mortal Kombat versus DC Universe comic book!

John Tobias to Feature on Comic-Con Digitized Graphics Panel

Legendary Mortal Kombat co-creator John Tobias will be in California this weekend for 2018 San Diego Comic-Con International! He'll be part of a live panel discussion about the tech behind the arcarde trilogy, which fans can attend Sunday, July 22nd. Read on for details and what you can expect:

Arcade Era Mortal Kombat Developers Share Reunion

From the humble beginnings of a small handful of artists and programmers -- Mortal Kombat has grown into a multimedia goliath built by hundreds! This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the game that started it all - and nostalgic fans might be pleased to know the developers of the iconic original games still get together from time to time!

Ghana Movie Releases Mortal Kombat Trailer

Warner Brothers has been working toward a theatrical return for Mortal Kombat for quite some time, recently adding a director to the long anticipated project. Their ponderous pace will likely see them beaten to the punch by a production company in Ghana, whose film trailer is already taking the world by storm!

John Tobias Schick Fighting Game Parody at TGA

As legendary co-creator of Mortal Kombat, it's no surprise John Tobias would get a name check at an event like The Game Awards of 2016. What we wouldn't have necessarily expected was his work on a fighting game parody sequence for event sponsor Schick! Watch the clip below to check it out:

Kombat Kon 2016: Koverage From the First Gathering

Thanks to the efforts of Doc Mack and all the folks at Galloping Ghost Arcade, the very first Kombat-Kon has come and gone! The two-day event was a huge success and will hopefully spawn future gatherings for mortals across Earthrealm, and other domains as well!

Galloping Ghost Arcade to Host Kombat Kon Weekend

This weekend Chicago's famed Galloping Ghost Arcade will play host to a massive celebration of the Mortal Kombat franchise with two days of non-stop Kombat Kon!

The weekend festivities will feature a who's who of the klassic arcade game production, from co-creator John Tobias to the actors and staff who helped make the magic! Fans can collect autographs, take photos, or even have breakfast with the krew! The event also boasts arcade and console tournaments for the original trilogy and Mortal Kombat X!

Lost Kontent: Defenders of the Realm Painted Cel Sheet

Mortal Kombat co-creator John Tobias recently unearthed a treasure from the series' past: A hand painted cel sheet from the animated series - Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm!

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