Mortal Kombat may look a lot like games of the current generation today, but back in the 90s, the game had a signature look, which used actual actors as the characters in the game. Now a rare video has come out online giving us a peek at the actors who brought most of the MK heroes to life.
It’s not everyone, but we do get some screen tests of characters Kung Lao, Cyrax, Sektor, Kitana, Jax, Kano, Nightwolf, Shang Tsung, Shao Khan, Sindel, Sonya Blade, Sub-Zero. We also get a look at the four-armed Sheeva, but instead of having an actor play her, she’s brought to life via stop-motion animation.
It’s also confirmed my guess that they used the same actress for Kitana, Jade, and Mileena and just changed her color pallet. A shame we didn’t get to see anyone dressed up in the signature ninja look. I would have loved to see the Scorpion/Sub-Zero costume in detail.
It’s really impressive seeing all the actors in the clips since it looks like the game hired actual martial artists to fill in for the characters. If these guys weren’t artists, then they sure as hell are good bodybuilders; the guy who plays Jax is pretty huge, but Shao Khan is definitely the buffest guy in the game.
Mortal Kombat may not use actors as models anymore, but this was just a sweet nostalgia trip to anyone who played the game back in the 90s.
The latest game in the franchise is Mortal Kombat XL and it’s available for PS4, Xbox One, PC, Android, and iOS.