A remaster of the classic Mortal Kombat games was cancelled

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Blind Squirrel Games, who were responsible for Borderlands Enhanced and the BioShock Collection, were apparently working on a remastered version of the first three Mortal Kombat games. This was revealed by Blind Squirrel artist Danny Huynh on a webpage that's since been removed, though a cached version (opens in new tab) remains. You can see his concept art for the menus and a new feature called "Krypt mode" that was intended to "introduce a new way to play the original trilogy" and looks like a map of a dungeon.

Some of the screens refer to it as Mortal Kombat Remastered and others as Mortal Kombat Kollection Online, but either way it seems to have involved new versions of the first three games in the series featuring all the original characters. No reason is given for why the project was cancelled.

Meanwhile, Mortal Kombat 11 (opens in new tab) is due out on April 23.

Thanks, DSOGaming (opens in new tab).

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games (opens in new tab). He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun (opens in new tab), The Big Issue, GamesRadar (opens in new tab), Zam (opens in new tab), Glixel (opens in new tab), Five Out of Ten Magazine (opens in new tab), and Playboy.com (opens in new tab), whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.