Mortal Kombat II has suffered a significant source code leak.
As reported by Exputer, the source code appeared online on GitHub and is available for download. The leak contains each component of Mortal Kombat II, including canned assets, animations, sprites and movesets. YouTuber TehDrewsus explored the source code via a three-hour live stream, which didn’t even cover half of the material that appeared. The leak revealed some never-before-seen content, including another fatal accident for Shao Khan and more animations for Johnny Cage.
Released in 1993, Mortal Kombat II is an arcade fighting game that was later ported to several home systems, including the Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis, PlayStation, and many more. The game serves as the second main plot line franchise after the 1992s Mortal Kombat. The 1993 sequel added more deaths, finishers per character, and more members to the roster. Characters such as Kitana, Mileena, Kung Lao, Noob Saibot and Shao Kahn debuted in Mortal Kombat II.
In addition to video games, Mortal Kombat has also appeared on the big screen. Moon Knight writer Jeremy Slater jumped on board to write the script for the 2021 sequel Mortal Kombat film adaptation. Several cast members from the sequel’s predecessor plan to return, including Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade. Previously, McNamee shared his hope that Josh Lawson would return as Kano. “I’d be lying if I didn’t say I’d miss having Josh Lawson back [as] Canoe,” she said. “The great thing about Mortal Kombat is that they can kill people when they want, and they can also bring them back when they want.”
Mortal Kombat 2’s leak isn’t the only one
Source code leaks have often plagued video game companies. In February 2021, someone sold the source code to developer CD Projekt Red Cyberpunk 2077, The Witcher 3 (including an unreleased version) and Gwent: The Witcher card game in an auction on the dark web for 7 million dollars. In addition to the games’ data, the hacker compromised the company’s accounting, legal, HR and investor relations information.
In the latest news, the teenage hacker behind Rockstar Games’ mass leak has reportedly sold the source code for Grand Theft Auto V before the arrest. The infiltrator, part of the hacker group Laspus$, previously shared over 90 low-quality videos Grand Theft Auto VI, which ultimately disappointed fans of the franchise due to the highly-anticipated title’s array of glitches and bugs. If real, the leak confirmed the introduction of a female protagonist and Vice City setting.
Mortal Kombat II is available to play on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, as an arcade, and on several other systems. There is no set release date for Mortal Kombat II film.