The source code for 1993’s Mortal Kombat 2 was revealed to GitHub over the vacations, purportedly revealing new art work and another storyline. Now Warner Bros.’ lawyers have gotten concerned, submitting a DMCA takedown demand that GitHub has honored. Naturally, all this has drawn renewed consideration to the leak.
The code landed on GitHub in a Dec. 27 publish, and with it, photos of an alternate, attract-mode display organising the preventing game’s narrative. The story continues to be the identical; Shang Tsung, pleading for his life, is granted a reprieve from Shao Khan. Shang Tsung then lures the Earthrealm kombatants to battle a match within the Outworld “where they will meet certain death by Shao Kahn himself.”
The alternate display has the identical image of Shao Kahn flexing, however places it over a background exhibiting a dimensional portal with shadowy evil wizards within the background. It doesn’t actually change Mortal Kombat 2’s story, however it does go a little bit additional to promote the concept nonplayable bosses Kintaro and Shao Kahn have a house area benefit within the Outworld.
On Friday, somebody from Warner Bros. Discovery (the company dad or mum of NetherRealm Studios and subsequently Mortal Kombat’s copyright holder) despatched a DMCA request to GitHub, which then wiped the archive of materials from the positioning. It had been uploaded by the consumer historicalsource, who has posted source code for different previous video video games earlier than.
The source code dump additionally revealed different animations, combos, and fighter strikes that weren’t used within the arcade game. Mortal Kombat followers have already combed by every thing, discovering a scrapped Shao Kahn fatality (his fist comes by a portal above his sufferer’s head, crushing them flat) in addition to Reptile performing a mid-air Acid Spit, amongst different issues.
Polygon has reached out to WB Games and NetherRealm Studios for touch upon the leaked code and cutting-room flooring animations.