The next game from NetherRealm Studios will be Injustice 3 or Mortal Kombat 12, according to a typically tongue-in-cheek creative director Ed Boon. Of course, while there were some brief (and presumably unfounded) rumours regarding the possibility of some kind of Marvel game – despite the developer being under Warner Bros’ umbrella – these two have always seemed like the likeliest candidates.
NetherRealm Studios had been pretty predictable up until recently, as it alternated between Mortal Kombat and Injustice on two year cycles. However, its last game, Mortal Kombat 11, came out in 2019, so it’s clearly taking its time here. We wouldn’t be surprised to see some kind of announcement at The Game Awards next month, especially now that the Mortal Kombat series’ 30th anniversary celebrations are more or less in the rear-view mirror.