Kintaro from Mortal Kombat – Game Art and an Overview of the Mighty Shokan
Kintaro is a recurring boss character from the Mortal Kombat fighting game series and was introduced as the boss before Shao Kahn and a replacement of Prince Goro in Mortal Kombat II (1993).
He returned in playable form in Mortal Kombat Trilogy (1996) and again as an unplayable boss in Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks (2005) a game that retold the story of Mortal Kombat II.
Kintaro was returning as a playable character in Mortal Kombat.Armageddon (2006). His last appearance was in Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) where he was again unplayable and had to be fought together with Prince Goro sometimes in the Story Mode.
Kintaro is a Shokan like Prince Goro but from a different tribe that has more feline and Tiger similar looks. He was one of the most difficult fighting game bosses in the mid nineties. It is unclear if Kintaro will return in a future Mortal Kombat game, he is most likely not returning in Mortal Kombat X.
Kintaro from the Mortal Kombat Games: an Overview
|Charactername:||Kintaro||Developed /Created by||Midway Games / Netherrealm Studios|
|Gameseries:||Mortal Kombat||First seen on:||Arcades|
|First Game:||Mortal Kombat II||Year first seen in:||1993|
|Last Game:||Mortal Kombat 9||Birthplace:|
|Role(s) and Characteristics:||Antagonist, Fighting Game Mid Boss & Character||Weapons or Martial Arts Style:||4 Arms of Terror
|Additional Tags:||Similar Characters:||Prince Goro|
|Has Relations to:||See also:|
Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Kintaro
Mortal Kombat 9 (2011)
Mortal Kombat Armageddon (2006)
Mortal Kombat II (1993)
Early concept art of Kintaro before Mortal Kombat II
Kintaro in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects
Kintaro is part of two of our art collaborations so far with him being illustrated in all of his different designs from Mortal Kombat 2 up to Mortal Kombat 9 in our big Mortal Kombat Art Tribute. In January 2015 he was also drawn for the Villains Art Challenge
Kintaro in our big Mortal Kombat Tribute:
Selected Fan Art and Cosplay Photos of Kintaro
Trivia and own opinion(s)