Mortal Kombat 11 Director Teases “Huge, Huge Surprise” (VIDEO)
Ever since NetherRealm Studios released the first Mortal Kombat 11 gameplay last week, the developer has begun churning out new and exciting details about the upcoming game in order to build hype for the latest entry in the iconic fighter series. Now, according to the developer, there is still a “huge, huge surprise” that is coming before the title releases this April.
The news comes by way of an interview between Mortal Kombat 11 creative director Ed Boon, who recently sat down with Brian Tong for an interview on the latter’s YouTube channel. A few different subjects came up during the 90-minute interview, including how hard it was to make the game’s slow-motion fatalities. The interview in its entirety can be found below:
At one point Tong asked Boon how new technology contributes to the studio’s new games, and it is during his response that Boon lets slip about an upcoming surprise reveal. “Yeah, well tech contributes to our game,” Boon said. “Every single game we have a new technology or method creating our graphics. This game it’s called photogrammetry, which is you know — we’re painting with not just textures, but with substances. We’re painting with leather, painting with steel…and it’s almost in some respect a nod to how we did our first Mortal Kombat.”
Our faces, our actors — we find, you know, real people to scan their entire face. It’s not a 3D model, you know sculpting a nose, sculpting a face, stuff like that, it’s actually real people. And we have — I’ll tell you this — we have a huge, huge surprise coming up for a face you’re going to see in Mortal Kombat.”
At this point Boon states that he hasn’t mentioned this to anyone but Tong, with Tong then pushing a bit to ask about whether or not it’s a character that will have a recognizable face that will be revealed. “”I’m not going to answer that question, you’re inching it a little bit. It’s what I said,” replied Boon, laughing. Chances are it’ll be a reveal not unlike that of the announcement that Sonya Blade would be played by Ronda Rousey. Here’s hoping we won’t have to wait too long to see what other celebrities are having their faces put into the game.
Mortal Kombat 11 launches for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch on April 23.
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