Mortal Kombat Creator Says Shaolin Monks 2 Will Star Scorpion & Sub-Zero

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Ed Boon Teasing Shaolin Monks 2 Again!

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  • Mortal Kombat has produced numerous titles over the years but has not experimented much with spin-offs.
  • Series creator Ed Boon has once again hinted at a Shaolin Monks sequel.
  • He states that the next Shaolin Monks will be about Scorpion & Sub-Zero.

The Mortal Kombat series has produced numerous games over the years. Despite its vast popularity, there’s been a notable absence of spin-offs that fans have eagerly awaited. The last successful spin-off, Shaolin Monks, dates back to 2005.

However, recent news suggests that NetherRealm Studios may be gearing up for a new spin-off within one of its IPs, likely the Mortal Kombat franchise, with speculation pointing towards Shaolin Monks 2.

Ed Boon has also teased a sequel, stating it would revolve around Scorpion and Sub-Zero’s dynamic duo.

Why it matters: Mortal Kombat remains one of the biggest fighting games out today. It also stands as an important IP for Warner Bros, giving the publisher room to experiment with various spin-offs.

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Ed Boon’s recent comment supports the speculation surrounding Shaolin Monks 2, but it does not confirm anything as of now. The creator of the series implies that Shaolin Monks 2 is only a matter of time.

Without a doubt, if(when?) we do one, it will be Scorpion and Sub-zero.

-Ed Boon

It’s no secret that Ed Boon is a huge fan of this spin-off and still intends to create a sequel someday.

If recent reports turn out to be true, another spin-off would be welcome for fans who have been eagerly anticipating a different flavor of Mortal Kombat for quite some time. Such an entry could also pave the way for further spin-offs that experiment with the IP in different ways.

Spin-offs were more common in the early years of the Mortal Kombat franchise. One notable example is Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero, which centered around Sub-Zero’s incarnation and was the first spin-off released.

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So, while Shaolin Monks 2 wouldn’t be the first spin-off based on Sub-Zero, it would be a welcome change of pace for the franchise.

The prospect of a Scorpion and Sub-Zero spin-off is particularly exciting since the two have evolved quite a bit in the last decade. Their relationship is more rival-like today, though the latest timeline from Mortal Kombat 1 makes them adversaries again.

Mortal Kombat 1 sold 3 million units, but it’s no secret that the game has been losing popularity rather quickly. Therefore, we eagerly await NetherRealm’s next move, with Shaolin Monks 2 carrying the potential to rejuvenate the IP.

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