Indie dev desperately wants to remaster Mortal Kombat Trilogy

To some people out there, original concepts can’t be beaten. Nothing comes close to the feel of classics, but god, do some games age terribly. While plenty of studios go for the easy money by simply remastering those classics, others don’t. Take Warner Bros/NetherRealm for instance, whose alleged plans to bring the Mortal Kombat Trilogy back just never seem to happen. And do you know who’s had enough of waiting? Indie dev Eyeballistic, who desperately want to have a crack at it themself. Intrigued? GET OVER HERE!… and find out what you can do.

Unfortunately for Eyeballistic, you can’t just go and remaster something. Ask the modders that showed Rockstar how to properly remaster the GTA Trilogy. Often there are licenses and copyrighted material at play. The only way to get the job done is to get the nod of approval from the ones that own the rights. A good way of achieving that is to get a petition going.

And that’s exactly what Eyeballistic has done. Via a Change.org petition, the indie dev hopes to collect at least 100,000 signatures. Why a 100,000? Ed Boon, that’s why. Apparently, Mortal Kombat’s big boss supported the project in 2016 after it was pitched, but he also knows the costs of marketing. According to the Boon, a game like Mortal Kombat Trilogy needs to sell at least a ton of copies to break even.

As of right now, the petition is starting to pick up speed, closing in on 5,000 votes. It’s up to us all to make this thing happen, you guys. Eyeballistic needs us to help them out. I mean, they promise us to only make it nice and shiny without fucking up the core mechanics. Fatalities, brutalities, animalities, and friendships… they’ll keep those just the way you liked it in the past.

“We’re planning to painstakingly recreate every detail of every stage and character in glorious 3D. Of course, every fatality, brutality, friendship, and animality will be there too.

“The characters and stages will get a facelift to 4K resolution and 60 frames per second gameplay action through the power of Unreal Engine 5. We’ll even remake all of the music by giving it a modern cinematic sound that incorporates real instruments.”

If that hasn’t got you convinced yet, maybe some screenshots might do the trick. Have a look down here, and when you’re done, sign the goddamn petition so Eyeballistic can FINISH IT!