Mortal Kombat is one of the longest-running and most popular series in the business. There have been highs and lows throughout the series run, but no denying the impact it has made. Even after thirty years, the franchise continues to grow, with the upcoming release of Mortal Kombat: Onslaught in 2023.
As with any game, due to a number of limitations, the final product that you see on your screen is often different from what you see in the game. Mortal Kombat 2’s source code was recently leaked online, and as a result, fans have instantly found over a dozen files containing stuff that didn’t make it through to the final game. This leak documents every piece of information, animation, sprite, and moveset that was cut from the final game.
With such a lengthy series, there is a lot to understand, and this latest discovery helps fill in the gaps. The Mortal Kombat 2 source code was apparently leaked, and it was first posted by Pegasus Kid on Twitter. All of the source code has leaked online, providing modders with a wealth of new resources. The user posted some of the discoveries made through the code, and what they depicted.
#1 – Johnny Cage!
Found a lot of new animations for this guy, including a never seen before "Fatality" and MK3-Styled Kombos! We were theorizing for this "Fatality" animation to be an early version of his MKDA Brain Rip… pic.twitter.com/VgvDtYNyRU
— Pegasus Kid (@annoyingdog322) December 27, 2022
Johnny Cage, the character shown above is someone who was cut from the final version of the game; nonetheless, we get a quick glance at his Fatality animation, along with his punch and knee attack. An intriguing detail spotted by Pegasus Kid is the logo for Otomix that was originally on Cage’s jeans but was later deleted before the final release.
If you’re interested in learning more about the secrets that have yet to be uncovered, you should read this thread. As of right now, the leak is still relatively new, and as a result, not much has been revealed. However, as time goes on, additional information will emerge, and it will undoubtedly continue to surprise us. If you can’t wait, you may watch the three-hour live stream that YouTuber TehDrewsus hosted to dive deeper into the details of the leaked Mortal Kombat 2 source code.
Multiple social media websites, and users still have access to the files after they were initially uploaded online. You can find the same information with a quick Twitter search if you’re sitting there wondering about it, or want to experiment something of your own.
Even if this game has been out for decades, the leak is still very big considering the impact it may have, and it may be fun to learn all the little mysteries that we are blindfolded from, just as a fan. Share your thoughts on the leak and how you think the leaked code should be put to greater use in the game.