NetherRealm Studios Shares Updated Shao Kahn Image
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01/08/2019 06:19 AM EST

with this looking the way it does man i cant even begin to think how fatalities will look is this a 4k render anybody know?

There you go, finding a hidden advantage in an unfortunate circumstance; using pain to take you to the next level. Those are the things that turn players into kings.

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01/08/2019 07:45 AM EST

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RE: NetherRealm Studios Shares Updated Shao Kahn Image
01/08/2019 09:36 AM EST
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with this looking the way it does man i cant even begin to think how fatalities will look is this a 4k render anybody know?

Official screenshots and promo renders are usually taken at very high resolution and downscaled to improve the image quality, so I imagine it's at least 4k. I do wish it was available in a form other than a heavily compressed JPG, though. Ah, social media. tearsinrain

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01/08/2019 12:27 PM EST
01/08/2019 12:29 PM EST

I agree with all those who say that the helmet is a bit too much going on and while I appreciate NRS's effort always in making characters look the best they can, they should know when to tone it down a bit. Though this is unlikely a base attire.

I think actually this image is showing a customised version, since there's several differences between his right and left:

  • forearm (spikes vs. covered)
  • upper arm (extra armour vs. uncovered)
  • shin guard (two spikes at the top and a golden trim vs. two golden trims and spikes a bit lower)

My hope is that maybe we can even have him as maskless, demon face and all, which is the beginning point and then just add stuff to it. I'd bet a $1000 that the upper horns on the helmet are customised and a nod to Onaga. In case he needs to have a mask, I hope that customisation is not limited to adding things and you can take parts away or replace them at least.

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RE: NetherRealm Studios Shares Updated Shao Kahn Image
01/08/2019 03:21 PM EST

Best he has looked since Trilogy easily.

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RE: NetherRealm Studios Shares Updated Shao Kahn Image
01/08/2019 03:56 PM EST

My Lord Kahn, what have they done to you?! You have so many servants and you are in dire need of a pedicure and pray take that Quake2 helmet off your head! And stop eating tarkata - you started growing spikes on your arms and have a red rash from it!

PS. Hi all, new here. Just couldn't stop myself from commenting on the render, Please, don't eat me. :)

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RE: NetherRealm Studios Shares Updated Shao Kahn Image
01/08/2019 07:38 PM EST

Sick.