Out of all the games that we expected to see remade in Unreal Engine 4, we’ll be honest – Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero is around the bottom of the list.
When it initially released for Nintendo 64 and PlayStation in the 90s, the platformer-spun-off-from-a-fighting-game failed to impress us. Still, that didn’t stop AG 3D Art and his brother from attempting to remake the game with Unreal Engine 4, as you can see from the video below.
No, it’s not the whole game, but rather the training area, the Shaolin Temple stage, and the boss fight with Scorpion.
There’s no word yet if the team plans to make any additional levels within the game, as it really depends on how well received this one is. After all, it is Mythologies and not, you know, Shaolin Monks.
Still, judging by the video below, it does look like a pretty impressive feat for a janky game, and players can choose either to play the demo for themselves with a joystick or keyboard, so it’s nice to have the option available. And what’s more, you aren’t just stuck playing as Sub-Zero. If you’re feeling daring enough, you can give Ermac a try as well. (No word on Scorpion, but we’re pretty sure his spear would come in handy.)
Check out the demo for yourself here and then watch the video below to relive one of the 90s’ most curious games.
The Mortal Kombat franchise hasn’t graced the big screen in over two decades, with the last entry, Mortal Kombat Annihilation, leaving a rather bad taste in our mouths. But all that will change this April, when Warner Bros. releases the highly awaited reboot from director Simon McQuoid. And this morning, they unleashed a good first look at what’s to come.
Mortal Kombat is going all out this time around, shooting for that R rating with all kinds of carnage. In fact, the trailer provides a whole lot of it, from “Jax” Briggs getting his arms frozen off by a vengeful Sub-Zero to the legendary Hiroyuki Sanada showing his stuff as Scorpion, ripping through enemies like they were paper with his spear. (And yes, he says, “Get over here” in pure Scorpion fashion.)
The trailer also focuses a little bit on the story this time around. A newcomer fighter by the name of Cole Young (Lewis Tan) finds himself embroiled in the Mortal Kombat tournament, after a birthmark is discovered on his chest. He soon discovers just what the deadly Shang Tsung (Chin Han) has in mind for it, as he meets a number of competitors along the way, including Liu Kang (Ludi Lin), Kano (Josh Lawson) and Sonya Blade (Jessica McNamee). There are others as well – including the return of the vicious Kano.
The movie is set to hit both theaters and the HBO Max on-demand service starting on April 16th. It looks to be a bloody good time, while also paying tribute to the original game’s storyline. Sure, it doesn’t have Christopher Lambert along for the ride this time around (“Sorry.”), but it’s got more than enough to make up for it in the meantime. MORTAL KOMBAT!