Well, this is amusing. NetherRealm Studios has been historically coy about the nature of its next project, although it’s been rumoured to be Mortal Kombat 12 for quite some time. Well, that game was just announced – during a Warner Bros Discovery earnings call. Don’t believe us? Well, check out the clip embedded below:
“There’s lots more to come,” the presenter reads. “Including the highly anticipated Mortal Kombat 12 and Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League. [These] games are also set for release this year with ambitious launch projections.”
Ironically, this earnings call was taking place while Rocksteady’s newest superhero game was featuring during State of Play.
We reckon there might be some Fatalities being unleashed in series creator Ed Boon’s office right now. Nevertheless, Mortal Kombat 12 is coming this year.
Both out this year ? I know I'd have much rather have seen mortal Kombat 12 announced rather than the terrible suicide squad game might've made the state of play worth it for me
I wonder what they'll do for the story with Liu Kang resetting the timeline. Also Havik and Onaga better be in this game, I've been waiting for their return for 15+ years!
Totally would have preferred Injustice 3.
Hopefully the story is good and enjoyable. The last MK story I loved was MK9's.
Thank god they haven’t bounced back to Injustice. MK is their winning beat em up series for me.
Personally I found the art style of the last one a bit oppressive and drab. (Well aware others disagreed). I wasn’t the greatest fan of the roster for some reason and struggled to get as into it as I wanted.
As per usual I imagine they will inexplicably refuse to give fans the characters they are hoping for, opting instead for various young people with guns and an absence of personality. But hey hey.
It’s MK - so you kinda want the weird and wonderful. I’m would like a return for Cyrax for example. Reptile not being there aggravated me as well last time. Also would kinda like some of the more intensely gimmicky characters. Meat perhaps?!
Shame as i really wanted Injustice 3 next. That said i love MK so MK12 is welcome and it will be interesting to see where they go with it considering how MK11 and its expansion ended.
@get2sammyb Just a thought. As this was specifically an earnings call couldn't 'this year' mean 'this financial year' and not be 2023 at all but before April 2024?
@jFug we need a studio to create a Marvel-like version of Injustice
Good on 'em for sitting out another Injustice for good ol' MK. Give me GORE over PG-13 superheroes anyday!
@jFug I get the feeling WB didn't want an Injustice game at the same time as another "evil superman" game in Suicide Squad. Therefore I guess their only option was MK12 for now?
Talk about an anticlimactic way to announce a game.
@Recover20 @WallyWest @Totheteeth @jFug Ed Boon teased about Injustice 3 on Twitter, after the "leak" regarding Mortal Kombat 12.
@Totheteeth Probably because of all the pensioner versions of our childhood heroes.
If MK12 was in the SoP presentation it would have been the highlight for me. I still would have preferred Injustice 3 but I guess WB don't want it to steal the attention from SS (considering that game also features a "evil Superman" story, among others reasons).
@Recover20 yeah that makes sense. Just a shame SS looked absolutely awful.
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