1995’s Mortal Kombat is probably the best video game movie ever (in this editor’s humble opinion). Netherrealm Studios clearly recognizes this objective fact and released a skin pack of costumes from the film to celebrate its greatness. Starting today, Mortal Kombat 11 players can rock Johnny Cage’s $500 sunglasses and enjoy Raiden’s sarcastic rasp.
The Klassic MK Movie Skin pack not only gives Sonya Blade, Johnny Cage, and Raiden their cinematic outfits but they even sport the actors’ likenesses and voices (Bridgette Wilson, Linden Ashby, and Christopher Lambert, respectively). While it’s disappointing to miss out on Robin Shou’s Liu Kang, this pack acts as a great accompaniment to Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa’s Shang Tsung, who served as the central character of the Aftermath campaign expansion. It’s a great idea that somehow hasn’t happened before, and I’d love to see this trend continue with Kitana, Kano, and the ninjas. All that’s left now is to finally get the film’s iconic theme song into the game. While you try in vain to get that song out of your head, you can download the Klassic MK Movie Skin Pack right now for $5.99.
Cool as this skin pack is, it might be the only kind of Mortal Kombat movie content we get for a good while. The upcoming reboot film, which has been in development the last few years, hit a big delay due to the pandemic. Meanwhile, Mortal Kombat 11 recently made the transition over to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S via its Ultimate Edition. The catch-all bundle contains all of the game’s DLC content, Aftermath expansion, and three new characters: Rain, Rambo, and the much-requested Mileena.