The classic, three original Mortal Kombat games were being remastered as recently as last year, before Warner Bros. pulled the plug.
Blind Squirrel Games, a team responsible for many game ports, was working on remastering the original Mortal Kombat trilogy. It was simply called Mortal Kombat Remastered, and some never-before-seen development screenshots recently surfaced.
Concept and UI artist Danny Huynh recently updated their Art Station page with a couple of shots showing the work-in-progress remaster. Though the images have since been removed, DSO Gaming helpfully archived them.
Interestingly, the collection was at one point called Mortal Kombat Kollection Online. It’s not clear what the online association means here, but perhaps Warner intended for it to be a an online-only game.
One particular mode Huynh revealed – called Krypt mode – was designed to guide new players in by introducing “a new way to play the original trilogy.” It also appears the remaster featured an XP system that would reward various XP points based on the player’s performance.
Mortal Kombat 11 is out April 23 on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Switch.