An otherwise unremarkable video, in which various NetherRealm Studios staffers express gratitude for the series’ 30th anniversary, appears to include the very first teaser of Mortal Kombat 12. We know that the game is targeting a 2023 release due to a Warner Bros shareholder report, but creator Ed Boon and his team have resisted the urge to reveal, well, anything… Until now!
Okay, so there’s really not a lot to go on here. We see an hour glass in space with the sands of time falling from it, before the camera zooms in on the final grain and an intergalactic explosion occurs. What does it mean? Only Raiden knows! There are rumours the game could be revealed during a PS Showcase, which makes sense, but with Sony keeping a lid on pretty much everything it’s up to, that’s pure speculation until something is officially announced.
Boo... I wanted Injustice 3 🙃
Mortal Monday! Only the ancient ones from the beginning remember those dark days of SNES censorship..
@Icey664 yeah, I thought they were going for that too, but more MK is always welcomed.
Sony been targeting the fighting genre so I can easily see this announced soon at a showcase
@Icey664 meanwhile I want Marvel vs DC Universe…I remember Ed Boon had interested in wanting to make such a game
Looking forward to seeing what MK12 ends up being.
If it's a direct sequel to the events of MK11 and MK11 aftermath. Then what story are they gonna tell ?
Will they take the risk of telling the story of the great Kung Lao in a time-line where there is no Sub-Zero, no Scorpion, no Johnny cage and no major character that we knew from the franchise except century-living characters like Shao Kahn, Goro and the guys of Outworld ?
Can't wait to see.
Bring back my boy Reptile 🦎
Rooting for Li Mei and Havik really hope they finally return. Also if the era of The Great Kung Lao features in MK 12 this could be a great opportunity to do something really fun and introduce some of the kharacters from the old Conquest show like Taja, Siro, Kiri and Kreeya
the fact that so many ppl here at pushsquare want injustass back shows how casual this place is .
if they release ij3 instead of mk12 there’s gonna be a lot backlash
I've been an MK fan from the start. Sub-Zero has been my main for that entire time but I've enjoyed many of the characters. Favorites from the series include:
I was kinda hoping that all these 30 year vignettes were leading up to a sweet arcade remake compilation of MK 1,2,3,4.
After ALL the silence…..that’s it. 😐
As long as we get all characters unlockable by playing through the game like the good old days instead of being DLC. I don't mind cosmetics or special characters like Rambo etc being DLC But the standard characters should all be included.
Also was kind of hoping for a Shaolin Monks 2.
Hopefully it is revealed at PS Showcase and that means we are getting one this month.
@PSXDave yep, jealous of my megadrive owning friends at school
@Uncharted2007 Deception in favourites? A man of culture I see
Hey, same here. My ranking is the same and I've been playing since the start as well. Cheers.
It's really cool to see Ed Boon still with the series 30 years later, especially since so many IPs that we grew up with aren't with their original creators/developers anymore.
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This year is going to be a great year for fighter fans if we get Tekken 8, SF6, MK12 all in 1 year.
@Kanji-Tatsumi @Texan_Survivor Yes! I hope we get the story of the Great Kung Lao! There would be other mainstays (you know they can’t make the game without Sub Zero and Scorpion), of course, because I doubt they’d risk a new roster, but yeah, I’d love that. We’ve done going back in time multiple times now, so let’s have a mixed up timeline or something or go back to historical events somehow. I can’t believe the Great Kung Lao’s story hasn’t been told in the series yet in a direct fashion.
And, yes, Reptile 100% needs to come back. The worst part of MK11 was Reptile being absent.
After playing the SF6 demo, I'm glad MK12 might be this year. And Tekken 8, too. Because SF6 ain't it.
@Keyblade-Dan I don't mean to brag, but I was in the top 1% of MK Chess players for PS2. lol.
@Uncharted2007 That's awesome ^__^
Pffft no Injustice....much prefer them gamesn
Hopefully this one doesn't take 40 years of grinding with no sleep to unlock all the skins, or £2000 of real money for that matter
Cool.mortal kombat games is always fun.mortal kombat 12 is going to be a blast.word up son
@Hundred_Hand_Slap me too, they have so many games they could remake/remaster that would probably sell great Mk 1 2 3, Shalon Monks, I think they really dropped the ball when it came to taking advantage of the 30th anniversary.
@NinjaNicky It will never happen, WB made a small fortune selling characters. Especially with the guest characters, Boon had said the Freddy and Jason sold really well.
They aren't going to go backward. You can wait a year and get the "complete" edition though
@somnambulance Reptile not in MK11 i thought he was among the main characters.
I think they should tell the story of Smoke for a change
MK12 was expected even though I still had a tiny hope for Injustice 3 tbh, but more MK is always welcome.
@aj21009 I don't mind Characters like Freddy and Jason being paid for because they're not original MK characters but to lock real MK characters behind a pay wall is sad. Puts me off and if that's the case, I'll switch to Street Fighter or Tekken (providing they don't do the same thing)
No one saw the guy with the "Injustice ?" tshirt? At first I tought it was a footballjersey
On the left @ 1:46
@NinjaNicky Well SF VI is already doing that Akuma and a brand new character are locked behind a paywall and given that SF VI has a paltry 18 characters well you can bet that everyone you care about will be paid DLC
@Keyblade-Dan looks like I'm keeping my fingers crossed for Tekken then lol
@NinjaNicky Tekken 8 will almost certainly do the same. They did it with Tekken 7 with 4 different seasons of characters, many of whom were returning from previous games.
Pretty much all major fighting games do it now. But considering it's either DLC or rereleasing a whole new edition, I think we have it better now than before.
@Melee_Ace damn! Guess I might as well get Street Fighter since it's out before the others.
Last Tekken I got was Tekken 3 for PS1.
Video was nice and enjoyed the teaser!
Been a fan of the first 3 then they killed off baraka noooo LoL now I just jump in and out.
I loved the one with Freddy Krueger
This one yes I will have it in my library.
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