Mortal Kombat auteur Ed Boon has revealed that a title in the series has been 'lost' - being scrapped following pre-production.
The title, entitled Fire & Ice, brought together masked avengers Sub-Zero and Scorpion in a co-op title.
However, development on the game - which was set for release around five years ago - was halted due to time pressures.
"When they finished [Shaolin Monks], the guys at Paradox were gonna do another one called Fire & Ice. It was gonna be a co-operative Scorpion and Sub-Zero game," Boon told Game Informer.
"They actually started the early stages of that game, but they couldn't do it in time and under budget, so the project was cancelled and kind of went away."
No, we don't know why they wouldn't make Fire & Ice but willingly stuck out MK Mythologiesm either.
Speaking of black marks for the series, Boon held his hands up to one previous stinker.
"There were a few [MKs] that have been started, and some that never should have been finished," he admitted. "Special Forces probably shouldn't have ever been shipped."
One MK that should most certainly be shipped is Boon and Warner Bros' gore-tastic revamp - which garnered plenty of interest at E3 last month.