Producer Ed Boon on Scorpion’s “Get Over Here!”
Ed Boon, Producer mortal Kombat The series, in honor of 30 years since work on the game began, has revealed new behind-the-scenes footage from the legendary arcade fighter.
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one in tweet thread, Boone began by showing off a new video that caught the actor behind Scorpion’s antics, Daniel Pessina, in the original game.
Mortal Kombat will be 30 years old in 2022. But 2021 has been 30 years since we’ve actually been working on the game. To celebrate, sharing some behind-the-scenes stuff seemed like a fun idea. This clip shows how we created Scorpion’s iconic (get over here!) spear move. (1 out of 9) pic.twitter.com/3f1tdvjG9R
— Ed Boon (@noobde) 12 October 2021
Throughout the video, you can see the idea for Scorpion’s most iconic move, throwing his spear and shouting “Here you go!” Ed Boon and partner are being reformed mortal Kombat Producer, John Tobias.
Young creators can be seen explaining to the actor how they wanted the move to look, such as how they wanted the actor’s arm to be parallel to his chest at the end of the frame. This, Boon also revealed, was meant to ensure that the move would overpower opponents.
Off camera you can hear John Tobias imitating the sound of the snake to describe how he wants to move the spear.
As part of this tweet thread, Ed Boon also revealed some of the tricks he employed in 1991 to fit all the games into the limited memory available. For example, by not being able to add any new animations. Spear hunting, he instead borrowed from pre-recorded frames. In this case, the pair can be heard discussing the reuse of the ‘knockdown’ animation.
Boon also revealed that he reused animations used for fatal events to create the motion of the characters being pulled across the screen by the spear.
Ed Boon ends by saying that he hopes to reveal more behind-the-scenes content leading up to the game’s release anniversary in 2022.
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