Get over here?
It looks like NetherRealm’s next project has been officially confirmed as Mortal Kombat 12, and in a bit of an unconventional way: during an earnings call.
Speaking on an earnings call today, Warner Bros. head David Zaslav confirms that Mortal Kombat 12 is in the works. The comment arrived during a section where Zaslav was discussing the success of gaming efforts under WB:
“[…] And there’s lots more to come, including the highly anticipated Mortal Kombat 12 and Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, games also set for release this year with ambitious launch projections.”
The mention of Mortal Kombat 12 comes as a bit of a surprise as, well, that hasn’t really been talked about up to this point. We’ve heard rumors that NetherRealm Studios was forgoing a new Injustice entry to keep the MK train going, and even seen some teases from Ed Boon on the matter, but nothing official had been confirmed prior to today’s call. Now, it looks like a new Mortal Kombat isn’t just on the way, but for this year too.
We’ve reached out to Warner Bros. for clarification, and will share more as we learn more.
Cue the Mortal Kombat theme
It hasn’t been too long since the release of Mortal Kombat 11 in 2019. The entry brought the time-hopping adventures of the rebooted MK universe to a neat close, but NetherRealm continued to update Mortal Kombat 11 afterwards with both the Aftermath story and the Ultimate edition. There’s a blank slate open for the future of the story, at least.
Add on the fact that Mortal Kombat reclaimed a main stage spot for this year’s Evo fighting game tournament series, and you could definitely retroactively justify some red-yarn-conspiracy. Still, to have Mortal Kombat 12 dropped so casually in an earnings call? It certainly doesn’t make for a boring news day. Hopefully we’ll see more soon about what NetherRealm’s up to with this new Mortal Kombat.