Mortal Kombat

musician-legend-prince-inspired-mortal-kombat-character-purple-rain
  • -
  • Vote
  • -

In an official interview with Ed Boon, featured over on Playstation's blog Boon revealed the genesis of Rain.

PSB: Speaking of Rain, he was originally hinted at in Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3. What was the genesis of Rain?

Rain was me being a jerk, basically. [laughs] When we were working on Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, I was thinking “what ninja color have we not done yet?” … and I’m a huge Prince fan, so I was thinking Purple Rain. I was probably still listening to the album. There was no time to actually make a character, because the game was done. So I hacked into the attract screen a quick little sequence of this purple ninja running at Shao Kahn. We didn’t even have the word “Rain” in the powerbar, so I manually built it using our font. So I included this quick glimpse just to drive people crazy. Once Mortal Kombat Trilogy came out, we gave Rain new moves and he finally became a real character. Later we brought him back for Mortal Kombat Armageddon. That’s one of the things about Mortal Kombat: many of the characters have these goofy development histories. Noob Saibot, Reptile…all of these odd origin stories.

By Unknown
  • -
  • Vote
  • -

The San Francisco Bay Area-based action team The Stunt People have released their latest martial arts comedy Rope A Dope, written, directed, and starring Eric Jacobus ("Stryker" of Mortal Kombat Legacy). The film follows The Dope (Jacobus) who is continually clobbered by the local Martial Arts Mafia in West Oakland, only to wake up and relive the same day over and over in a Groundhog Day-like scenario. The Dope learns from the previous day's encounter each morning, giving him the ability to progress in his path of becoming a martial arts expert by the end of the film. With a distinct Oakland flare, action reminiscent of Jackie Chan and Buster Keaton, and a training montage that would make Rocky Balboa proud, Rope A Dope is a martial arts comedy that will entertain all audiences. Rope A Dope was an official selection at the Toronto After Dark Film Fest, won Kickass Original Film at the LA Indie Film Fest, was Best of Shorts Winner at the Oakland Underground Film Fest, and was nominated for Audience Award at the SF Shorts Film Fest. It features the hit single "Magic Clap", performed by the Oakland-based hip hop group The Coup and written by its emcee Boots Riley. The film co-stars Dennis Ruel (American Brawler, Trauma) and is produced by Clayton Barber (Oldboy, Man of Steel).

  • -
  • Vote
  • -

Shoutout to Red Medusa for the truly impressive work here! When you mix one of HBO's best series of all time with games like Super Mario Bros., Tetris, Mortal Kombat, and DOOM, beautiful things happen..