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Someone remade Mortal Kombat 4 Arcade Mode endings in Unreal Engine 4 and they look amazing

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • October 5, 2020 at 10:24 a.m. PDT • Comments: 20

The prospect of seeing classic video games remade with modern-day graphics is one that seems to never lose popularity. Actual game developers, like Capcom, have gone ahead and remade Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3 in their RE Engine with great success, but these kinds of remakes even extend out to tech-savvy fans who recreate all manner of things with a fresh coat of paint.

Unreal Engine 4 is the tool of choice for fan-made remakes, usually only tweaking the graphics and not the gameplay. This same engine was used by YouTuber Darko Subotin to re-do some of Mortal Kombat 4's Arcade Mode endings recently, and what we have so far not only looks amazing, but has already garnered the attention of Mortal Kombat series co-creator Ed Boon.

"Someone recreated MK4 arcade story endings (serious up-res) using Unreal 4 engine," Boon started on Twitter. "Amazing the tools available to people today. If you REALLY wanna make games, you can," he closed out with a thumbs up emoji.

Subotin's redone endings are top notch, adding new cinematography, better facial animations, and even new scenes in some cases. Added textures, backgrounds, and other atmospheric elements really bring these endings to life while retaining the voice acting from the originals.

Mortal Kombat 4 was released back in October 1997 on the PlayStation, Nintendo 64, and PC. As one might expect from the era, the PlayStation release of the game featured higher quality endings than its N64 counterpart, with added scenes, more dynamic camera angles, and close up face shots with actual lip movement.

These remade Mortal Kombat 4 endings are a huge step up from the PS1 versions, and an even further leap away from the Nintendo 64 set.

Below we have included a look at one of the most popular MK4 endings, Sonya's, with the PS1 version of the same for comparison's sake. There are several more over on Darko Subotin's YouTube channel, so be sure to head over there to view the rest.

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