After being mistaken for a seahorse, the Mortal Kombat logo was nearly scrapped

After being mistaken for a seahorse, the Mortal Kombat logo was nearly scrapped ...

The Mortal Kombat logo is probably one of the most recognisable games: the silouetted dragon swirling around to resemble the Yin and Yang symbols is stunning in its simplicity.

If co-creator John Tobias had listened to his sister's misunderstanding, the dragon's original figure might be a seahorse (thanks, IGN).

Tobias discusses the now-iconic Mortal Kombat logo in a thread that he created earlier, 'Dragon Attack,' which was in line to become the game's official title before Tobias and Ed Boon settled on 'Mortal Kombat.'

Tobias reveals a short story about the design of the dragon itself. It's a recreation of a statue of a dragon on Midway's general manager, but tobias also used it as inspiration for the in-game tournament, sketching cabinet designs before incorporating them into the logo itself.

Following the incredible success of Mortal Kombat 11, which was released on Nintendo Switch back in 2019, it's a fascinating look into the creation of such an incredible logo and how quickly it was almost derailed by one comment!

John Tobias's interpretation of the Mortal Kombat logo's creation? Are you looking forward to a new entry in the franchise? Let us know in the comments below!

[source twitter.com, via ign.com]

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