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Ed Boon Confirms There Has Never Been a Mortal Kombat Game Before ‘Mortal Kombat 1’ and You’re All Being Insane

CHICAGO — Creator of the upcoming game Mortal Kombat 1 Ed Boon confirmed today that the game is called that because there has never been a Mortal Kombat game that was released before it and that you’re all crazy for thinking so.

“Why is it called Mortal Kombat 1? Uh… because it’s the first ever Mortal Kombat game. What?” Boon said at a press conference. “Frankly, I’m not sure why you’re all so confused about this. It’s the first game in a new fighting series we are calling Mortal Kombat. Are you implying that we already released games in that series? Seriously? I think there might be something wrong with you. You all need to see a doctor, you’re making me genuinely worried for your health and sanity. You’re acting crazy again. This is the first ever Mortal Kombat game, that’s why it’s called Mortal Kombat 1.”

Despite Boon’s insistence, many in attendance still felt unsure about the new series’ past.

“I dunno, he made a pretty convincing argument,” said video game journalist Allen Chandler. “But I swear to god I’ve played one of these Mortal Kombat games before — hell, I feel like I’ve played dozens. But on the other hand, the game is called Mortal Kombat 1… why would it be called that if there were other Mortal Kombat games before it? Fuck, I think I might need to check myself into a mental hospital. Something is not right with me; I’m unwell.”

“I really am scared that I’m losing my mind. I could have SWORN there were Mortal Kombat games before this,” said Twitter user @iLuvSonyaBladeeee. “And my username on here is that I love someone named Sonya Blade, who I feel like I’ve had a connection to my whole life. And she’s in this new game! How the fuck could I have predicted that? It makes me worried that I have amnesia and false memories and have somehow forgotten that I am actually a game developer who worked on Mortal Kombat 1 until I had a nearly fatal accident. Oh god, what is happening to me?!”

At press time, Kazuki Hosokawa, director of Yakuza 0, confirmed that there has never been a Yakuza game.