There are many misconceptions about the video games we play that can be easily debunked when you put them to the test. One is that music isn’t as important as visuals or gameplay. The reason that’s foolish to think of is that the music can help set the tone of a scene and give players clues about emotions, drama, or even foreshadowing the future. Tracks in an open world can make you feel something as you wander through each part of it. Or, in the case of games like Mortal Kombat, a fight track will get you more pumped to beat the snot out of your opponent.
The beloved fighting game franchise is still celebrating its 30 years of life. On Twitter, the official Mortal Kombat handle decided to highlight the game’s music and showcase how it has evolved over the last 30 years while still producing tracks to get you rocking as you fight. They went through many main titles in the tweet below, including the three modern titles that helped save the series. Check out the music below and see if you remember any of these tracks:
After the tweet was posted, many fans went into the comments and noted their favorite tracks from the franchise. There were many unique choices, and fans will likely debate the best one for some time.
As they do that, all eyes are on NetherRealm Studios as they attempt to top what they’ve done before after having their twelfth mainline entry announced at an investor meeting for Warner Bros Discovery without their knowledge. Oops.
It was a unique way to reveal a game. We grant you that; they even said the title would be coming out later this year. So keep your eyes on that.
NetherRealm has done a wonderful job with the franchise since reviving it with its 9th mainline entry. Since then, every title has gotten bigger and better. The previous entry was so good it was the best-selling entry in the series by a large margin. It also had one of the unique DLC lineups ever that fans are still enjoying.
Ed Boon has been teasing what could come with the next entry, including the return of Konquest Mode if a fan poll is to be any guide.
No matter what the game looks and plays like, you can bet that the game’s music will be as hard-hitting as the characters you play.