Last August marked thirty years since the official arcade release of the first Mortal Kombat -- meaning we're right in the middle of a pearl jubilee year! With anticipation growing for an upcoming sequel, Warner Bros Games has paid homage to the franchise with new official posters. Take a look:

French artist Julien "Rico Jr" Rico shared two posters commissioned by Warner Bros Games via social media, repurposing familiar images from the recent Mortal Kombat 11 (and Mortal Kombat X) to highlight some of the longest tenured and best known characters from the games. A second poster puts the spotlight on Sub-Zero -- blasting ice at the viewer in Rico Jr's trademark vector style.

Series co-creator Ed Boon all but confirmed a new game coming in 2023 during a social media Q&A. Warner Discovery CEO David Zaslav made it official while hyping upcoming releases during an earnings call presentation last week.

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Boon led anniversary celebrations with archival footage taking fans into the creation of the original game. His clips revealed moments of inspiration, creating Scorpion's spear attack, Sub-Zero's unique stance, Raiden's teleport, and Sonya Blade's leg grab.

How have you been celebrating thirty years of kombat? Share your nostalgia with us in the comments below, and go deeper into retro in the 2D Kombat Klassics forum. If looking forward is more your speed, join the anticipation of coverage & conversation in the Future MK Games forum!