With only one episode remaining in the online anthology, Mortal Kombat: Legacy series director, Kevin Tancharoen, has tweeted a final teaser image in the build up to his eagerly anticipated finale!
Pictured is the helmet of Lin Kuei warrior-turned cybernetic assassin, Cyrax, who debuted in Mortal Kombat 3 (1995), programmed to hunt down former comrade and clansman, Sub-Zero.
In a series that has skirted direct reference to the canon of the video game source; the literal translation of Cyrax, clearly inspired by his most recent in-game design, is sure to be an exciting touch for diehard fans! The final episode -- with plot as yet unrevealed -- will also feature fellow LK- codename, Sektor, as glimpsed in early series previews.
Released freely to the web via Machinima; Legacy has garnered views in the millions, averaging between two and three million over the series, with a debut episode currently showing more than 10,900,000 hits! Featuring plotlines loosely inspired by the iconic cast of the Mortal Kombat franchise, reviews have been mixed, but largely supportive. The Houston Press heaped praise on Episode 6 [Raiden] for its return to the medical pseudo-reality of the Rebirth demo reel, while IGN expressed unbridled enthusiasm for Episode 4's [Kitana & Mileena] venturing back into the epic mythology that made MK famous.
The conclusion of series is expected to be followed by a Blu-Ray and DVD release in the near future, with extended episodes, uncut footage, and bonus behind-the-scenes fight scene content. The home video release was tentatively announced after the first episode by President of Warner Brothers Digital Distribution, Thomas Gewecke, who told Variety that "[WBDD are] incredibly excited about the creative product." Episodes can still be watched freely online:
- 4/12/2011 Episode 1: Jax, Sonya and Kano (12:25)
- 4/19/2011 Episode 2: Jax, Sonya and Kano (8:49)
- 4/26/2011 Episode 3: Johnny Cage (11:49)
- 5/3/2011 Episode 4: Kitana & Mileena (9:10)
- 5/10/2011 Episode 5: Kitana & Mileena (8:30)
- 5/17/2011 Episode 6: Raiden (12:58)
- 5/24/2011 Episode 7: Scorpion & Sub-Zero (10:51)
- 5/31/2011 Episode 8: Scorpion & Sub-Zero (8:09)
- 4/11/2011 Mortal Kombat: Legacy Series Trailer (1:48)
Shane Warren Jones [pictured above] stars opposite Peter Shinkoda in Episode 9 at the usual time of midnight, the morning of June 7. Both will appear in forms prior to their automation, before becoming Cyrax and Sektor in the much anticipated episode!
For more information on the cast, crew, and build-up to the series, check out the Mortal Kombat Online Legacy Kompendium! For future updates on all things media, follow @MK_Online!