“Get over here!” Scorpion would roar, his chained spear burying itself deep into your chubby neck before you’re yanked across the screen and punched square in the face. It’s a timeless moment in gaming, the essence of which has been channeled for the cover art for the upcoming Mortal Kombat 11.
Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon revealed the box art via Twitter, surprising the entire world by being quite lovely. The last couple have been a bit crap, so it’s good to see NetherRealm spicing things up for this year’s franchise entry. It’s all yellow, bold, and dramatic, and it makes me want to press back forward something. I don’t know what I’m pressing, okay, I just wiggle and smash until the spear comes out.
Going with ol’ Scorps for the cover shouldn’t be a surprise – he’s the best.
Mortal Kombat 11 is out on 23 April on Xbox One, PS4, and PC.