Get over here and see how Scorpion’s iconic spear-throw was created


Mortal Kombat’s 30th anniversary doesn’t technically take place until 2022. But ahead of the big three-oh, co-creator Ed Boon has shared a few early development insights on Twitter—including a look at the team figuring out one of fighting games’ most famous moves on-the-fly with Scorpion actor Daniel Pesina.

Speaking through grainy VHS footage from 1992, Boon interrupts a motion capture shoot by suggesting what he thinks would be a “cool ass move”. What follows is a back-and-forth that sees the team figure what would, indeed, be recognised by gaming history as a cool-ass move.

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