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Remember that demonic announcer voice from Mortal Kombat 2? Here's the guy behind it

He's also created more pinball machines than anyone else in history

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • January 3, 2018 at 2:58 p.m. PST • Comments: 24

I'd often joke with friends that if I ever met the "Halo announcer guy," instead of asking for an autograph, I'd simply request that he yell out "double kill," and then I'd leave.

Going back even further than Halo, we get to meet Steve Ritchie, the pipes behind Mortal Kombat 2's iconic announcer voice.

In a recent video from Great Big Story, Ritchie reveals how he was approached by a Mortal Kombat 2 developer (he worked in the same building as the MK2 dev team) to do vocals for the game.

While you might expect the demonic voice to belong to someone that looks more like Shao Khan, (Ritchie performed all of the ultimate MK boss' lines as well) it all actually comes from a much less threatening pinball machine creator.

Ritchie isn't just your average pinball machine maker either, he's created more than anyone else in this history of the game. Voicing bits for his own machines, Ritchie developed and perfected that dark register most of us would recognize on the spot.

Though there was a little bit of post production magic sprinkled in to augment the performance, hearing Ritchie do his iconic MK2 voice instantly takes us back 25 years to 1993.

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