Well, that’s a fatality.
Blind Squirrel Games – who are known for remasters of games such as Borderlands and BioShock – were reportedly working on a remastered collection of the first three Mortal Kombat games, as reported by DSOGaming.
Sources shared in December 2018 that Blind Squirrel’s pitches were loved by Ed Boon – co-creator of Mortal Kombat and Creative Director at Warner Bros.’ NeatherRealm Studios – and that he advocated for WB to partner with Blind Squirrel on the remastered versions of the first three games.
However, one week after being told, “Your project is heading toward a green light,” Blind Squirrel said they received a phone call stating that WB wanted to go in a different direction and that they couldn’t, “trust development of such an important project to a team without any completed game titles.”
Concept Artist and UI Artist at Blind Squirrel Games, Danny Huynh, recently shared screenshots and mockups on his personal website for what was going to be the remaster, known as, Mortal Kombat Kollection Online.
The webpage has since been removed, but can still be seen through a cached version.
Huynh states on the webpage that the images are from a cancelled project and says, “My primary role on the project was to set the quality bar for the UI and fx while maintaining the look of the trilogy of the series.”
A new game mode was also reportedly in development called, Krypt Mode, and was meant to introduce a new way of playing the remastered trilogy.
In most recent Mortal Kombat news, Kitana was officially confirmed for MK11, which will be available on April 23. Check out all of the preorder bonuses, which include The Kollectors Edition for $299, complete with a Scorpion mask.
Whether if you are a new or old fan of Mortal Kombat, make sure to check out IGN’s explanation of the lore of Mortal Kombat – which has been going on for 27 years now.
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