Ed Boon has been spitting hellfire as the voice of Scorpion for thirty years, but can he handle his hot sauce? Things get toasty as Hot Ones welcomes the NetherRealm Studios Chief Creative Officer to try some chicken wings, talk games, and preview Mortal Kombat 1. Watch:

The promotional appearance marks our first look at martial arts movie legend Jean-Claude Van Damme as Johnny Cage, making his entrance in Cage's Apartment. Boon also answers general questions about game development and his career while doing his best to endure five rounds of some of the spiciest food he's ever eaten!

The arrival of JCVD in Mortal Kombat is the fulfillment of a long-held desire to see the Bloodsport star in a fighting game. Fans know he was eyeballed to appear what eventually became the first Mortal Kombat, and will now be a fully realised downloadable content premium skin as part of The Kombat Pack!

We're now just a week away from the official Early Access window for MK1 Kollector's & Premium Editions! Everyone else can sink their teeth into it September 19th for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, Nintendo Switch, and PC!

Does MK1's latest character suck? Share your reactions in the comments below and find more to discuss in the Mortal Kombat 1 forum! Interact and keep track of the big dates by downloading the MKO App via App Store and Google Play. Special thanks to kommunity user The_Purple_Bunny for submitting this as a tip!