Mortal Kombat fans are in for a treat as the source code for the classic fighting game Mortal Kombat 2 has leaked onto the internet. Hosted on GitHub, the source code contains descriptions of animations, sprites, and motion sets that did not make it into the game’s final release. This has led to speculation that enthusiasts may attempt to recreate the original version of the game as the creators originally conceived it.
Since the leak, fans have already uncovered a wealth of previously unknown content within the game files. This includes an unfinished fatality for Johnny Cage and several cut fights; an unused fatality for Shao Kahn; an incomplete combo for Kung Lao; and a series of attacks by Kitana. The full original code for Mortal Kombat 2 has now been made available to fans, allowing them to delve deeper into the game’s inner workings.
In addition to these discoveries, fans have also found early sprites and names for various characters, including Kun Lao Hatman (“The Hatter”) and Goro, who was planned to be a hero at one point. Many characters also had unused moves that could have significantly changed their playstyle.
Aside from the more technical discoveries, fans have also paid attention to small details within the game, such as additional environment details on different maps. It’s clear that the leak of the Mortal Kombat 2 source code has provided a treasure trove of information for fans of the game, giving them a deeper understanding of its inner workings and the creative process behind its development.