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The source codes for Mortal Kombat Trilogy Nintendo 64 and Mortal Kombat 3 have been leaked online

It appears that the source codes for the Nintendo 64 version of Mortal Kombat Trilogy and for the Playstation 1 and PC versions of Mortal Kombat 3 have been leaked online. Now this is strictly illegal and as such we won’t allow any links to the files (they are real as some users have already been able to compile them and run them).

Now since we’ve seen numerous Mortal Kombat MUGEN games, we can’t help but wonder whether this leak will lead to some better unofficial MK games. Theoretically, users will be able now to re-texture characters and release proper executable versions of them (they will still be considered illegal). Furthermore, talented programmers may be able to add new characters with new movesets.

This leak opens up a lot of possibilities, though we are certain that Warner Bros may be pissed right now (as it currently owns the Mortal Kombat IP). After all, the company has released some collections featuring these classic fighting games and we are pretty sure that it will keep releasing them in – perhaps – every new console generation.

Still, and as gamers who love Mortal Kombat, we’d love to see some new experimental versions of these classic games. Obviously Warner Bros is not going to offer any Ultimate version similar to what some gamers are creating with the MUGEN engine. Not that the MK MUGEN games are not great right now. Some of them are truly fantastic. However, we’d love to see some custom MK games in their default/original engine.