Mortal Kombat 11 has been entertaining players with new playable characters alongside the brutal fighting that has made the series so memorable. In the wake of the excitement around the most recent game, it seems that Mortal Kombat has also been on the mind of the creators of Family Guy as they dropped a not so subtle reference in last night's episode. It was a fantastic nod to the early games and the cheat codes that were once so important to players.
Mortal Kombat sparked controversy when it was released in 1992 because of its violent content. There was so much concern about the gore in the game, that when it was released on to home consoles all the blood was replaced and tinged grey. Fortunately for SEGA players, putting in the Blood Code re-enabled the settings that made the game so popular.
Creative Director of Mortal Kombat, Ed Boon, shared the Family Guy clip which has Peter Griffin requesting the Blood Code. Naturally, fans were excited by the clip and began asking when the TV character would be featured as a fighter. While fans shouldn't hold their breath for that crossover, Ed Boon has certainly delivered on interesting DLC characters despite wanting even more featured in Mortal Kombat 11.
Family Guy’s Mortal Kombat reference took me by surprise last night 😂pic.twitter.com/ODExIubx6B— Ed Boon (@noobde) November 11, 2019
There have been plenty of hints from Ed Boon that there is more content coming to players. In fact, Ed Boon has been teasing a "big surprise" for Mortal Kombat 11. Most fans believe this will be Kombat Pack 2, but what that pack will include is a mystery and could certainly change up playing styles. With that said, the Kombat Pack isn't confirmed so the surprise could truly shock people, although it's unlikely that the content will be based around a further crossover with a Fox TV show.
Whatever the future holds for the game, fans will be pleased with the constant array of updates in Mortal Kombat 11. Many will hope that the stream of consistent content will continue and will look forward to what Ed Boon in store for them. In the meantime, fans can enjoy nods to the past of the franchise which highlights how much of a cultural impact the series has had.
Mortal Kombat 11 is out now for PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One, with a Stadia version also in development.