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Old 10-08-22, 03:40 PM
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The Mortal Kombat series is 30 years old.

The Mortal Kombat series turned 30 years old today (the original arcade game was released on October 8, 1992).

Interview with Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon about the Mortal Kombat series:

Ed Boon talks 30 years of Mortal Kombat

Mortal Kombat 30th Anniversary Video:

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Would have been the perfect year to release a game with every fighter throughout the series.
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Can't believe I was just shy of 12 when the franchise started.
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One of my all-time favorite gaming series. It's hard to believe it's been thirty years. Crap, i'm getting old.
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Getting MKII on SNES was one of the highlights of my childhood. I’d beg to go to the arcade all the time to play the game. Having at home, able to play whenever I wanted blew my mind.
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That damn grey blood on SNES though!
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That damn grey blood on SNES though!
Thatís why I specified MKII, lol.
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I hope this series goes on forever
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Long before I ever had a console, I would sneak away at the hotel on family trips to play a game or two of MK. I never really got into fighting games at all, but loved the look of the characters and their moves/fatalities. Once I did get a console, either the PS1 or PS2, I would occasionally pick up a MK game. Still terrible at fighting games, I'd play them for a while before giving up. I still dig the characters and their stories though, so I enjoy the movies. The first MK movie's soundtrack shaped my current tastes in music more than anything else I can pinpoint. Metal, electronic, industrial; all in the top 5 genres I listen to these days.
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Fun Fact: The famous Mortal Kombat announcer is Steve Richie, arguably one of the most famous an influential pinball designers of all time.
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Surprised there hasnít been an announcement of a collection similar to Capcomís 30th anniversary collection of the Street Fighter games.
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I just watched “Insert Coin” (2020) documentary about Midway and their games. It highlights Mortal Kombat and it’s worth a watch.
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Mortal Kombat 12 has been confirmed and is scheduled to be released this year:

Mortal Kombat 12 was just revealed through an earnings call
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Cool. I wonder what insane yet entertaining storyline they'll cook up for this one. Also, I kinda wish they'd let the writers of MKX and MK11 take on the screenwriting duties of the next movie adaptation (assuming there is one). I didn't hate the last movie but it wasn't quite where it needed to be.
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Next game reveal tomorrow at 10am EDT.
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Looks like we may be getting a huge overhaul - I really want them to go back to the mystery of the first game.
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Re: The Mortal Kombat series is 30 years old.

From what little I have read, it is supposed to be a reboot, not a sequel.
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Originally Posted by RocShemp View Post
Can't believe I was just shy of 12 when the franchise started.
I was gonna say this post is meaningless without posting your current age because you could be 16 and it's only been 4 years then I re-read the title.

I think I should head back to bed
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From what little I have read, it is supposed to be a reboot, not a sequel.
I read that too but I'm not sure what it means. How do you reboot a fighting game? Will it just retcon previous "story" while keeping the gameplay the same?
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I read that too but I'm not sure what it means. How do you reboot a fighting game? Will it just retcon previous "story" while keeping the gameplay the same?
I mean Advance Wars was kind of a fighting game and that flawless...
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How exactly is a turn-based strategy game like a fighting game?
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How exactly is a turn-based strategy game like a fighting game?
Well both sides are fighting each other
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https://www.mortalkombat.com/en-us

Sept 19th. "Mortal Kombat 1"

The trailer is just CGI. No actual gameplay but it looks like it's going to be basically the same, just with a new/reset story.
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Pretty cool concept - it's a continuation of 11 but there going back to the beginning (1) instead of ahead (12) which means the next installment in the series will probably be 12.

Looks like Ed Boon's favorite character Scorpion (he's pretty much my fav as well) won't be on the cover art either.

Didn't really get excited for it as it was just a CGI showing but at least it's something.
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After 30 years of trying, Jean-Claude Van Damme is coming to Mortal Kombat.

Mortal Kombat 1 will feature Jean-Claude Van Damme as Johnny Cage - Polygon

It's about time! The whole Johnny Cage was based off him in the first place.
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