Mortal Kombat Online first witnessed the opening sequence of Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks at Midway's Summer Gamers Day Event earlier this month. We watched in astonishment as the end of the first Mortal Kombat tournament played out before our eyes in jaw breaking reality, and now it is your turn. With probably grabbing the most anticipated exclusive ever, TeamXbox has released the opening sequence to the public! In beautiful cinematic detail, favorite classic MK characters including Sub Zero, Scorpion, Sonya, Kano, and Johnny Cage unleash all of their moves and powers onto the evil sorcerer Shang Tsung. As the dust settles, out of the darkness comes the four armed Goro himself to finish the job. From Team Xbox:

Ok, so maybe fully rendered CG cut-scenes don't necessarily make or break a game, but having kick ass ones, certainly helps... just look at the Final Fantasy series. It's not too often that we get pumped from a cut-scene either, but after watching the extensive opening sequence to Midway's Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks, the hair stood up on the back of our necks [.......] Well, die-hard Mortal Kombat fans are in for a treat when it comes to the upcoming action/adventure Shaolin Monks. First off, the game takes place right between the end of the first Mortal Kombat Tournament and the beginning of Mortal Kombat II.

The video can be downloaded over at TeamXbox by clicking here, and is available in Windows Media Format. Be warned as this video is considered a major spoiler!

Thanks to our regular news leader DECEPTION for the heads up on this exciting update!