• A voice pack featuring the cast of the original "Mortal Kombat" film was discovered by a dataminer
  • The pack was sourced inside the "Mortal Kombat 11" game code
  • The video was posted on YouTube, but was shortly taken down by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

“Mortal Kombat” is one of those enduring games with a solid fanbase ever since Midway released the first of 11 main titles in 1992. Over the years MK has spawned a series of spin-offs and ports, even an “Arcade Kollection” leading to “Mortal Kombat 11” in 2019.

The game also had a 1995 film under the same name. it turned out to be a cult classic and was followed by “Mortal Kombat: Annihilation” in 1997. The original movie had Christopher Lambert as Raiden, Robin Shou as Liu Kang, Linden Ashby as Johnny Cage and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa as Shang Tsung.

What made the movie – particularly the cast – pop out after all these years is because a dataminer recently discovered a voice pack featuring the cast from the 1995 film. According to Game Revolution, the dataminer, who goes by the moniker _ix-, uploaded two videos of the alleged voice pack on YouTube. The clip played intros from “Mortal Kombat 11” using their current voice actors of Raiden, Johnny Cage and Sonya Blade and played the same lines read by different voice talents.

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A new character is coming to "Mortal Kombat 11" and it appears he is sharing some of Raiden's powers. NetherRealm Studios/Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment/Mortal Kombat 11

The voice pack may or may not be legitimate, but it sounded like the voices of Lambert, Ashby and Bridgette Wilson-Sampras, who portrayed Sonya Blade. Polygon said “Mortal Kombat” publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment got a whiff of the video and issued a copyright claim against it. Warner Bros. took the video offline shortly after it was uploaded. Fortunately, the file was archived and is available on Reddit.

What makes it more interesting is that NeatherRealm co-founder and creative director Ed Boon has been tweeting hints that something new is coming to “Mortal Kombat 11,” said Polygon. Boon posted a series of cryptic #ActualKlues, including a couple of horror movie icons, a song by Queen and “Evil Queen” by the Arctic Monkeys.

There’s no telling what these clues mean, but Boon has been saying that the hints have something to do with “Mortal Kombat 11.” Whether it’s a new DLC character or the fact that fans may be treated to the voices of the movie cast, they can only speculate as much.