For a game that's always been darker and grittier than its rival Street Fighter, the new Mortal Kombat has a surprising amount to it.

The game's art style sets the same tone the rest of it does: a return to not just the roots of the series but the business of fighting, and nothing says Mortal Kombat like moody, moonlit nights and people dressed like they're in a comic book from the 1990s.


Working with Mortal Kombat developers and artists at NetherRealm, British concept art house Atomhawk helped contribute some of the character and environment design for the game. In this gallery you can see some examples of the work they did, including stage art and classic takes on several of Mortal Kombat's most iconic characters.

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