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Komprehension of Mortal Kombat’s Logo

MK11 Hybrid Logomark

In case you don’t follow the gaming news or just don’t care about these kinds of games, Mortal Kombat 11 is releasing April 23, 2019. The graphics and character models have definitely changed, yet one thing that stayed is Mortal Kombat’s logo. We all know this logo, the dragon in-profile in a circular border. The logo type chosen is a serif typeface that just fits with the bloody combat game. The game has gone through multiple iterations that was kept in sync with the evolving gaming technology. However, the MK logo has been well-established since the beginning that both the logomark and logotype is synonymous with the game. Game covers for Mortal Kombat have interchanged between the mark or typeface because no matter what is placed on the cover, the game is not hurt by any sudden changes. It has gotten to the point that their marketing team is able to incorporate other elements in their logotype for their current iteration without damaging the core essence. For example, the current iteration is ‘Mortal Kombat 11″ where the design team starts to incorporate the number ’11’ with the logotype. The logo has been minimally changed to a cleaner look but I believe that Mortal Kombat has the best branding system in gaming, and whoever disagrees can face me in Mortal Kombat! …or just explain in the comments below.

Original MK Game Cover Art