Ed Boon teases a surprise and recognizable face will appear in Mortal Kombat 11

My money is on Keanu Reeves as Johnny Cage

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • January 23, 2019 at 10:23 a.m. PST

Some developers like those at Capcom are now using techniques to bring real textures and actual models / actors into their games with upcoming titles like Resident Evil 2 and Devil May Cry 5, and now we know how that technology looks in a fighting game.

Ronda Rousey was the first revealed to be the voice of Sonya Blade at the live event last week, but Mortal Kombat 11 is also going a step further by using real actors and their faces this time around with digital scanning instead of the standard crafted 3D modeling from prior games.

Content creator and reviewer Brian Tong got the chance to sit down with MK co-creator Ed Boon at the event to talk about the signature surprises and Easter eggs the series is known for along with how new technology has changed the development from prior games.

While talking about the new facial scanning in Mortal Kombat 11 and how it's almost like going back to the digitized actors of the first games, Boon reveals there is at least one more familiar face from the real world that will be making an appearance as a character within the fighter.

"We find real people and scan their whole face. It's not a 3D model or sculpting a nose," said Boon during the interview. "We have a huge, huge surprise coming up for a face that you're going to see in Mortal Kombat. That's all I'm going to say."

The studio head refused to say more beyond that for the surprises left to be revealed for MK11 though he does talk about how surprising the fans is partly what drives his team to come up with more creative ideas — and he jokingly de-confirms that Chrome will be in the game. You can check out Brian Tong's full interview with Ed Boon after the jump, and let us know who you'd like to show up in Mortal Kombat 11 in the comments.

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