Mortal Kombat: 10 Crazy Things You Didn’t Know

8. There Was A Cancelled Scorpion & Sub-Zero Spin-Off Game

Mortal Kombat Scorpion Sub Zero Spinoff
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The video game industry is littered with the corpses of cancelled games that never came to be. But, one particularly disappointing example of games thrown by the wayside is MK: Fire & Ice, a spin-off title starring the beloved Scorpion and Sub-Zero.

The MK series has never had much luck with spin-offs, as their first two - Sub-Zero Mythologies and Special Forces - bombed hard. However, their next attempt, Shaolin Monks, was pretty damn great.

This game put you in the shoes of Liu Kang/Kung Lau in a beam 'em up style format, which saw you kicking plenty of butt. It also came with an awesome co-op mode that provided hours of fun.

Awesome action, fun combos, and you can play with a buddy? Sign us up!

With the success of this title, development on a sequel was inevitable. Seeing as Scorpion and Sub-Zero were the poster boys for the Mortal Kombat franchise, it made complete sense that they were considered for the two-player game.

Sadly, while there was plenty of potential in this title, it was tragically put on ice (yes, really) due to financial restraints. It's a huge shame, as Scorpion and Sub-Zero are easily two of the most beloved characters in the franchise.


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