Mortal Kombat Co-Creator Ed Boon Talks Game Series on Hot Ones
Last week, an unexpected guest made an appearance on the popular interview show Hot Ones. Ed Boon, co-creator of the Mortal Kombat series, joined host Sean Evans for a spicy conversation about the iconic fighting game franchise. As Boon indulged in increasingly fiery wings, fans were treated to a sneak peek of the highly-anticipated Jean-Claude Van Damme skin for Johnny Cage.
For those unfamiliar with Hot Ones, it’s a unique interview format where celebrities are interviewed while consuming progressively hotter chicken wings—a recipe for both insightful conversations and hilarious reactions. Boon’s appearance marks a significant milestone, as he becomes one of the first video game developers to grace the Hot Ones stage. Combining his expansive gaming knowledge with the fiery challenge, Boon’s segment offers an entertaining fusion of martial arts and storytelling.
“The ‘Kombat’ Pack: Unlock Johnny Cage’s Jean-Claude Van Damme Skin”
While chowing down on some spicy wings, Boon shared a special treat for Mortal Kombat fans. Viewers were given an exclusive glimpse of Johnny Cage’s upcoming Jean-Claude Van Damme character skin. Designed to pay homage to the iconic action star, this skin will be available for purchase as part of the Kombat pack included in the Premium and Kollector’s editions of the game.
Release Date and Roster Reveals
Mortal Kombat 1 is set to launch on September 19 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Fans eagerly anticipating the game can satisfy their cravings for new content by checking out the latest roster reveals. Trailers featuring Nitara, Sindel/General Shao, Ashrah/Havik, and Smoke/Rain are currently available, showcasing the diverse array of characters that await players in this highly-anticipated installment.