Mortal Kombat Has "Room To Expand Into Other Genres" Says Ed Boon
Written Tuesday, April 30, 2013 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
Speaking to X360A during the Injustice: Gods Among Us UK finals a couple of weeks ago, Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon told us that the gory fighting series that made his name could expand into other genres in the future.
Mortal Kombat had previously dabbled in scrolling beat 'em ups with the Shaolin Monks spin-off in 2005, starring Liu Kang and Kung Lao in a co-op adventure.
Quizzed as to whether Boon would ever want to return to Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks, he told X360A that an MK title in another genre could one day be on the cards.
“Absolutely. I guess everybody at our studio kind of feels like there’s room for Mortal Kombat to expand into other genres. And action-adventure, Shaolin Monks, almost showed that that could be done successfully,” said Boon.
Ed Boon's latest fighting title with his NetherRealm studio is DC universe brawler, Injustice: Gods Among Us, and it's pretty damn great too. You can read our review here. Mortal Kombat will no doubt be returning to tear out spines in the future too. It's a no-brainer, especially given the success of 2011's Mortal Kombat komeback.
Look out for our full interview with Ed Boon soon.