Mortal Kombat Prop Returns to NetherRealm, Producer Quits Twitter
Disparaging remarks has led to Mortal Kombat X's producer quitting Twitter as NetherRealm Studios receives an awesome memento of its cinematic history.
While online bullies have led to NetherRealm Studios' producer quitting Twitter, a creepy animatronic head of Goro from the 1995 Mortal Kombat film has made its way home. Kotaku reports that trolls of the highest level have caused Shaun Himmerick, producer of Mortal Kombat X, to decide to quit Twitter. In a series of Tweets, the producer explained his decision on ending his Twitter career and the one Tweet that ruined them all.
The following Tweets contain language that is NSFW:
Anyone who's on the Internet knows that as soon as you start getting enough followers, you start getting a portion of haters. But Himmerick is completely right — the comments he received were unnecessary, unjustified and horrible. Himmerick's family has nothing to do with his producing of the Mortal Kombat X title, so why bring them into this at all? It really is sad to see how low some people will go just for online attention.
In happier news, the animatronic Goro head from Mortal Kombat's first movie has been delivered to NetherRealm Studios. Polygon reports that Patrick McCarron, the founder of the fan site, The Realm of Mortal Kombat, noticed that the animatronic head was on sale at a Prop Store. Since McCarron is also the secretary of the Chicago chapter of the International Game Developers Association, he decided to let NetherRealm know about it and knew just who to contact. Because of his fast action, NetherRealm managed to get its hands on the animatronic head for $1,800, but it's such an iconic piece of the studio's history that we're sure they didn't mind.
You can get up close and personal with Mortal Kombat X on April 14 when it releases for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC or sometime this summer when it releases for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.