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Celebrating 25 years of klassic kharacters, secret combos, and fatalities across game
Celebrating 25 years of klassic kharacters, secret combos, and fatalities across game
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Mortal Kombat celebrates its 25th anniversary today, an amazing feat since its humble beginnings back in 1992 from Midway Games' Chicago. From a rocky start shrouded in bankruptcy, the franchise later took off once it was acquired by WarnerBros - later NetherRealmStudios - to become a powerhouse in gaming culture.

The Beginning

The first Mortal Kombat took place in the Earthrealm and was a concept that began to gain traction back in 1991. Ed Boon, John Tobia, John Vogel, and Dan Forden took the challenge of wanting to make a game with a "hard edge" and drew from franchises such as Enter the Dragon to create a new game experience apart from the likes of Street Fighter.

The small team was heavily inspired by Chinese mythology and the speculation surrounding the Shaolin Monks. The mythological roots are definitely apparent in many of the character and stage designs, and there was enough fleshed out lore to continue this small idea and grow it into a staple within the gaming and film world.

The 1992 arcade game was only the beginning. For those that may not be familiar with this incredible franchise, here is the basic timeline to follow how the Mortal Kombat series grew over the years.

Mortal Kombat 1992 - Arcade
Mortal Kombat II 1993 - Arcade
Mortal Kombat 3 1995 - Arcade
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 1995 - Arcade
Mortal Kombat Trilogy 1996 - PS1, N64, Saturn, PC
Mortal Kombat 4 1997 - Arcade, PC, PS1, N64
Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero 1997 - PS1, N64
Mortal Kombat Gold 1999 - Dreamcast
Mortal Kombat: Special Forces 2000 - PS1
Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance 2002 - PS2, GCN, Xbox, GBA
Mortal Kombat: Tourrnament Edition 2003 - GBA
Mortal Kombat Deception 2004 - PS2, GCN, Xbox
Mortal Kombat Shaolin Monks 2005 - PS2, Xbox
Mortal Kombat Armageddon 2006 - PS2, Xbox
Mortal Kombat Unchained 2006 - PSP
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 2007 - NDS
Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe 2008 - PS3, Xbox 360
Mortal Kombat 2001 - PS3, Xbox 360, PS Vita
Mortal Kombat Aracde Kollection 2011 - PSN, XBLA, PC
Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition 2012 - PS3, Xbox 360, PC
Mortal Kombat X 2015 - PS4, Xbox One, iOS, Android
Mortal Kombat XL 2016 - PS4, Xbox One, PC

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By kombatant_mark_anthony on 10-09-2017, 02:35 PM
wow 25 years already?! i first played MK on sega mega drive, the first MK game i bought was MK3 for PSX.
i have a few favourite MK characters.
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By MKRayden on 10-10-2017, 10:26 AM
My first played mk1 on arcade machine
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