Mortal Kombat HD Remaster Fan

Here’s what a Mortal Kombat Classic HD Remaster could look like

Twitter’s “AFredenucci” has shared a video, showcasing what a Mortal Kombat HD Remaster could have looked like. In order to create the new 2D sprites, AFredenucci most likely used AI tools, and the results are truly incredible.

In this comparison video, we get to see Sonya, Liu Kang, Johnny Cage and Scorpion. AFredenucci claims that these aren’t the final sprites, so we can expect to see some improvements to them in another update.

Now I don’t know whether it’s possible to replace the vanilla 2D sprites of the fighters with these new ones. In theory, this would be possible in the arcade version of Mortal Kombat 2. For the first MK game, though, that seems unlikely to happen. So, perhaps a MUGEN MK game using these sprites?

This isn’t the first time we see an HD Remaster of the classic Mortal Kombat games. In January 2023, we shared a video for Mortal Kombat 2. As with this fan project, that remaster used AI techniques in order to enhance the original 2D sprites.

From what we know so far, NetherRealm does not have any plans for remastering these classic Mortal Kombat games. And that’s a shame. By using AI tools, the developers won’t have to digitize new actors. In other words, right now, it could be possible to remaster all three classic MK games.

Anyway, enjoy the comparison video and stay tuned for more!