Mortal Kombat 11: You May Not Hate the Trailer’s Music After Hearing it Dubbed to ELO’s Mr. Blue Sky
Mr. Blue Sky, please tell us why...
Mortal Kombat 11 was revealed at The Game Awards 2018 to a ton of hype. Well… there was one common complaint. Set to rapper 21 Savage’s new original track, Immortal, there were more than a few gripes about the choice in music. But thanks to some awful person on the internet, you may be thankful for that song choice.
In case you missed people airing their grievances the night of, here a couple quick examples of some posts after the trailer was revealed:
As noted in the headline, the fan remake of the trailer is otherwise the same… except dubbed over by Electronic Light Orchestra’s Mr. Blue Sky. Posted by Redditor u/WrestleWithJim, the lightly edited trailer is ribbing those who are still complaining about the trailer music two days later.
If you want to weigh in on your thoughts between the two, we’ve got both versions below. First, here is the original Mortal Kombat 11 trailer that debuted at The Game Awards 2018:
The 21 Savage song is definitely a weird fit, especially if you aren’t a big fan of the mumble rap sub-genre.
Meanwhile, here is the Mr. Blue Sky version of the same trailer — this time with some select freeze frames and slowdowns to make a few action sequences line up:
Even as a huge ELO fan, the new trailer is a monstrosity. And that’s the point — some tongue and cheek humor at a vocal minority while the rest of us are already getting hyped about the new screenshots that dropped earlier today. Also, in case you missed it, some new information about Mortal Kombat 11‘s custom character variation system.
Mortal Kombat 11 will release for Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, and Xbox One on April 23, 2019. New information should be coming soon at a “community reveal,” so we will keep you updated on that as it develops. If you want to pre-order the game on Amazon, you can do that now.
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