Ed Boon Reveals The Canceled Mortal Kombat: Fire & Ice
We had a chance to speak with Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon today, and he mentioned a series title that never saw the light of day. It sounds similar to 2005's Shaolin Monks, but featuring rivals Sub-Zero and Scorpion working in tandem.
"When they finished [Shaolin Monks], the guys at Paradox were gonna do another one called Fire & Ice. It was gonna be a co-operative Scorpion and Sub-Zero game," Boon said. "They actually started the early stages of that game, but they couldn’t do it in time and under budget, so the project was canceled and kind of went away."
He continued by poking fun at one of the less fondly-remembered Mortal Kombat titles. "There were a few that have been started, and some that never should have been finished. Special Forces probably shouldn’t have ever been shipped."
Special Forces and MK Mythologies were certainly missteps for the series, but Shaolin Monks was a great co-op experience. Unfortunately, it looks like we won't be seeing Scorpion and Sub-Zero teaming up anytime soon.