Re: Mortal Kombat: Legacy Episode 1 is Online!
^ If you watch the IGN interview I linked to, Boon never explicitely states that the series is directly tied in to the game, and if such were meant to be the case, I can think of absolutely no reason why he wouldn't have. Comments that Tancheron makes in same video also leave open the possibility that he'll be given the official leeway to make Legacy into an entity that exists separate from the games but is inspired by them.
Edit: the Wikipedia article isn't really the best source to use at this point to support the conclusion that the series' status as a direct or semi-direct tie-in with the new game, since said article is currently seriously lacking in information.
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