After a tease from Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon, rumors about Mortal Kombat 12 have already begun to circulate before any official announcement from Netherrealm Studios.
Days ago, Boon posted a short video of a ticking clock on Twitter counting down to something, that’s for sure. Mortal Kombat 12. The clock is approaching twelve before its missile explodes in front of it, to land on point “1”.
Today, another Twitter account linked to previous PSN leaks, @billbil_kun, claims that the upcoming grizzly fighter is titled Mortal Kombat 1, which makes the number “1” in the Boon video seem even more significant.
As you may have noticed, the game will only be available for next-generation consoles (Nintendo Switch included).
It comes in 3 versions:
– Kollector’s Edition (physical only, not available for Nintendo Switch)
Announcement should be soon
– Billbil Kun (@billbil_kun) May 11, 2023
“The next Mortal Kombat game from NetherRealm Studios/WB Games will be called: Mortal Kombat 1,” @bilbil_kun wrote, following up with a bulleted list of details:
- PC, PS5, Xbox Series S|X, and Nintendo Switch
- Standard: $69.99 (PS5, XB) / $59.99 (SW)
- Premium: $109.99
- Kollector’s: $249.99 (PS5, XB)”
The tweet also notes that an official announcement “should be soon,” and that the game is only for this generation of consoles. There’s no Kollector version available for Switch either, and the expensive bundle will only have a physical version.
Whether or not “1” is in charge Mortal Kombat video What they actually mean – like a reboot – remains unknown, with official channels limited to teasers. Once the rumors spread, Poon denied the leakers’ claims, and followed up with another tweet highlighting a video from @unCAGEDgamez that “shot the rumours.”
Great video by @tweet Shoot the rumors!https://t.co/rGGULDDzvf
– Ed Boone (@noobde) May 12, 2023
It might be easier to get details like price point, platform, and title at a glance, but Mortal Kombat 12’s initial “reveal” remains even more surprising. This past February, news was that Netherrealm was planning another Mortal Kombat sometime this year during an earnings call when The Warner Bros. CEO mentioned the address by name.
It’s been four years since Netherrealm released Mortal Kombat 11, though the latest teasers are in line with an even bigger milestone celebrating the series’ 30th anniversary. The studio also mentioned that it’s working on another project, and here’s why Ended support for MK11’s DLCalthough Netherrealm has never announced what this project will be.
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