Tuesday, January 25th, 2022

Mortal Kombat Edboon unveils original 1992 Scorpion video capture

Like everyone else, Ed Boon seems to feel nostalgic for Mortal Kombat. Boone, who helped create the franchise nearly 30 years ago, recently posted a series of tweets filled with information about Scorpion’s legendary hook attack. It contains footage of motion capture dating back to 1992.

Boone has released his video twitter on Tuesday. Mortal Kombat will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2022, but he says game development began 30 years ago in 1991. Boone shared the video to celebrate and commented on how voluntary the video shoot was.

“We did make a lot of preparations for the video shoot, but some ideas came up during the shoot,” Boone said. “With the Scorpion Spear, it started with” Do you know what a cool butt movement is? ” From there you can see the flies on the wall and we are working on the details. “

Boone continued to reply to tweets about the difficulty of saving memory to fit the game to the chips available in the 90’s.

“We were so harsh in our memory that we didn’t even capture the reaction of the victims,” ​​Boon wrote. “Instead, I borrowed from an existing animation frame. When I first hit the spear, I can hear him talking about reusing one of the victim’s” knockdown “animations. “

Boone said in the last tweet of the thread that he would like to share more videos in anticipation of Mortal Kombat’s anniversary.

Mortal Kombat developer NetherRealm Studios has announced that it will stop developing the latest game in the series, the 2019 Mortal Kombat 11 DLC, and develop a new game. Boon will speak at DC FanDome on Saturday. It’s probably the announcement of that new game.

Mortal Kombat 11 is the franchise’s best-selling game, with 12 million sold. The franchise sold over 73 million copies on the console, and Mortal Kombat Mobile downloaded over 138 million in 2015.

All IGN Mortal Kombat Reviews

IGN’s Mortal Kombat 11 review praised everything about the game, except for the “dirty” way to unlock new content. That is absolutely exceptional. It only stumbles when you enter that pulled-out progression. “

Mortal Kombat 11 was scheduled to be played in a face-to-face Evo Showcase 2021, but the event was recently canceled due to concerns about COVID-19.

Petey Oneto is an IGN freelance writer.