With the new Mortal Kombat game just around the corner I'm sure you've all thought "is this a reboot?" or "is it a sequel"? Well it's kind of both. If you can't make sense of that then thank the elder gods that IGN has come up with a short video summarizing the stories of all previous Mortal Kombat games leading up to this point.
Basically it IS a reboot and it IS canon. FIGHT!