Ed Boon, co-creator of Mortal Kombat, has taken to Twitter to share some more behind-the-scenes footage from the original Mortal Kombat. This time around, we get to see how both Scorpion and Sub-Zero came to be through the original motion capture sessions.

Boon elaborates on Twitter, saying that a lot of the characteristics for both characters were created on the fly. Not surprisingly, the idea of two similar-looking ninjas came from technical necessity, due to dealing with limited memory and horsepower. Still, Boon wanted both characters to feel different, which is why Scorpion and Sub-Zero were given different stances.

As you’ll see in the footage above, a number of stances were considered for both characters, but many were left on the cutting room floor. At least they live on today through this test footage!

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2+ y ago

Man, seeing those behind the scenes videos are incredible! It's a nice piece of history that we haven't seen before until now and as a fan of the older arcade titles, it makes me grin so hard on the inside watching them!


2+ y ago

Watching this video reminds me of how much I’d love to have the MK Trilogy on my Switch!