The rationale for the Mortal Kombat 1 identify has been revealed, as a co-creator of the combating recreation sequence has talked about how the “1” goals to symbolize the brand new starting for the sequence, even when it’s a tad complicated. With the Mortal Kombat 1 launch date already quick approaching, thee’s nonetheless a complete lot to be taught concerning the reboot/sequel.
Mortal Kombat sequence co-creator and NetherRealm Studios CCO Ed Boone spoke concerning the lately revealed Mortal Kombat 1 in a fast “Kommunity Chat” after the sport’s reveal, and sure, he addressed why it has that identify. For anybody not sure, no, Mortal Kombat 1 just isn’t a remake of the 1992 unique, it’s a reboot.
“Mortal Kombat 1 is the start of a universe,” Boone says. “It isn’t a continuation of the Mortal Kombat 11 story so the characters have utterly completely different roles on this new timeline and we actually wished to emphasise that with our title.
“That is Mortal Kombat 1, it’s a model new starting, you’re going to be seeing these characters reintroduced with new roles, new relationships, and that’s the primary catalyst for it.”
You’ll be able to hear Boon discuss concerning the identify at 9:10 within the video under.
I’m in two minds concerning the identify after it was introduced. On the one hand, I get it, a reboot requires a brand new naming method to distinguish what NetherRealm is doing, and so they already used up Mortal Kombat alone for Mortal Kombat (1992) and Mortal Kombat (2011), say that 5 occasions quick. Then once more, it’s actually, actually foolish.
Titles like Xbox One, Battlefield 1, and Mortal Kombat 1 would possibly make sense in idea, however am I the one one which thinks it’s a bit bizarre? Granted NetherRealm is between a rock and a tough place contemplating two video games of their 30-year sequence are already known as simply Mortal Kombat, however there’s obtained to be one other means. Then once more, Mortal Kombat is such a giant sequence today that I doubt many might be misplaced, I suppose it simply will depend on what they name the subsequent one.
Anyway, if you happen to’re curious as to precisely what the reboot of Mortal Kombat seems like, right here’s the lowdown: sequence stalwart Liu Kang is now the Hearth God, and the timeline has been rebooted leading to well-known characters like Johnny Cage, Raiden, Scorpio, and Sub-Zero all having barely completely different personalities and storylines.
It’s a giant yr for combating video games, as Mortal Kombat 1 is joined by the Road Fighter 6 beta and full launch, with each multiplayer video games providing loads of probabilities to place the digital beat down in your pals.