Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon has revealed how's he planning a "down and dirty" visual style for the eighth game in the beat'-'em-series, citing Epic's Gears of War as the 'look' he's aiming for.
"Our goal, graphically, with this game is to be as gritty... To me, when I saw Gears of War, I was like, "Holy s***! That's the look that we've been talking about... Visually, that's what we want to do," he explained in an interview with Game Informer.
Epic's Unreal Engine 3, which powered Gears, is being used for Mortal Kombat 8.
Speaking further about the sequel, Boon promised that "we're doing something with the next game that's unbelievably unexpected", adding that gameplay-wise it's a complete start-over for MK8.