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Ask Mortal Kombat's creator for a Kung Lao trailer and this is what you get

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It appears Kung Lao is returning to Mortal Kombat, and series creator Ed Boon is having a whole lot of fun with the reveal.

Mortal Kombat fans spied Finnish games magazine Pelaaja previewing Mortal Kombat X, with an image showing an updated Kung Lao, the hat-throwing Shaolin monk, by that name. Now, you may recall Kung Lao was a little dead after the end of the story in 2011's Mortal Kombat, not that death has ever stopped a character's return to a video game or movie.

Fans started tweeting at Boon and he decided to go with it, releasing that Kung Lao "trailer," above and pretend-denying his return. When confronted by a fan with a scan of the Finnish magazine and asked for an explanation, Boon replied, "Uh ... gimme a minute ...."

Kung Lao's hat looks ouchier in the scan, and his face appears older, but his name is right there in the caption. For more details on him, and other features of the game, check out the translation of the article at

Boon was later asked by a fan in which magazine he will reveal the return of Reptile. "Lizard Quarterly?" he replied.

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