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Mortal Kombat 11 may contain voice-over from the cast of the 1995 film

A YouTube video allegedly exposing the sound files was taken down by Warner Bros. Entertainment

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Dark Raiden charges up with red lightning in a screenshot from Mortal Kombat 11. Image: NetherRealm Studios/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
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On Tuesday, a dataminer leaked files that sound a lot like the actors from the 1995 motion picture, Mortal Kombat, alleged to have been sourced from inside existing Mortal Kombat 11 game code. Mortal Kombat publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment issued a copyright claim against the video shortly after the sound files were leaked online, which took the video offline.

Polygon has reached out to Warner Bros. and developer NetherRealm Studios for comment.

First reported by Game Revolution, the video includes audio that may be from Christopher Lambert (Raiden), Linden Ashby (Johnny Cage), and Bridgette Wilson-Sampras (Sonya Blade) reprising their roles. An archive of the files is still available online, so you can listen for yourself.

NetherRealm co-founder and creative director Ed Boon has been dropping clues about new content on Twitter, teasing something mysterious coming to MK11. They appear to be related to classic horror films, like A Nightmare on Elm Street and Halloween.

Alternately, they could just be really bad clues. It’s hard to say.

If true, this wouldn’t be the first time that the team at Warner Bros. and NetherRealm reached back into the history of the franchise to include familiar voices. Most recently, Cary-Horoyuki Tagawa reprised his role as Shang Tsung in Mortal Kombat 11. It was his first time playing that character since the live-action web series, Mortal Kombat Legacy, was released.

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