What to Expect as Mortal Kombat Marks 30th Anniversary
When you’re fighting in a world where you can be killed with just the snap of your fingers, it’s probably best not to make friends with those same people. But that’s exactly what the characters in Mortal Kombat have done for the past 30 years. The video game series, based on the popular 1992 film about ancient warriors who fight each other for their gain, has introduced more than 40 fighters and their accompanying backstories. Each warrior has a fatal flaw: from paranoia to greed and even something as simple as a love for peanut butter or green tea ice cream. In Mortal Kombat, these secrets will get you killed. On the PlayStation Blog, the man behind many of Mortal Kombat's earliest decisions was asked an obvious but interesting question: "Where does 2022 find Mortal Kombat?" "It finds it celebrating 30 years of being around, being in the public eye," responded Boon. "Obviously… we haven't made the last one. I guess that's probably the closest I can say without revealing too much. The biggest surprise for me is that players have come along and stayed with us for so long. And so the fact that they've stuck with us all this time really invigorates us with each iteration of the game." “The Mortal Kombat anniversary in 2022 will be a big celebration for the franchise and the fighting game genre. It's amazing that the game has been around for so long and is still considered one of the best fighting games.” "Do you have any advice for your younger self?" Boon paused, reflecting on his life over the past three decades. "Don't work so many hours," he finally said. "When you're in your twenties, you have almost unlimited energy. But at the same time, I don't think I would have listened to myself back then," he continued. "We were so driven. We were so motivated to do something special. And with each new thing that we saw, that we put into the game, and seeing people react to it… that just charged us that much more, “so there was no, there was no stopping." Boon's advice reflects the realities of many young people driven solely by the need to leave a positive mark on earth.