While you wait for Wan‘s Mortal Kombat movie, the franchise has something for you to watch (unless you want to play the game). A new animated direct-to-video/digital animated feature will enter the arena this Spring titled Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge.
The ultra-violent fighting videogame which started in 1992 is no stranger to animated projects on the smaller screen having had a direct-to-video effort with Mortal Kombat: The Journey Begins; and an animated series titled Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm in 1996. Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge will be R-rated and feature the voices of Joel McHale as Johnny Cage, Jennifer Carpenter as Sonya Blade, Jordan Rodrigues as Scorpion/Hanzo Hasashi, Steve Blum as Sub-Zero, Artt Butler as Shang Tsung, Darin De Paul as Quan Chi, Robin Atkin Downes as Kano, David B. Mitchell as Raiden, Ike Amadi as Jax Briggs, Kevin Michael Richardson as Goro, Grey Griffin as Kitana & Satoshi Hasashi, and Fred Tatasciore as Demon Torturer.
Here’s the synopsis for the show:
Based on the worldwide hit game created by Ed Boon & John Tobias, Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge spotlights the once-in-a-generation tournament between the champions of Outworld and Earthrealm – a competition that will ultimately determine the fate of Earth and all its citizens. Lord Raiden, protector of Earthrealm, must gather the greatest fighters of his realm to defend it from the evil Shang Tsung in the battle to end all battles – Mortal Kombat!
And here is the trailer: