After a tease from Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon, rumors about Mortal Kombat 12 already started circulating before any official announcement from Netherrealm Studios.
Days ago, Boon posted a short video of a clock on Twitter counting down to something, and that something is undoubtedly mortal kombat 12. The clock almost reaches 12 hours before an explosion throws it forward to land on “1”.
Today, another Twitter account associated with previous PSN leaks, @billbil_kun, alleges that the next grizzly fighter is titled Mortal Kombat 1, which makes the “1” in Boon’s video seem a bit more significant.
As you may notice, the game will be available only for next generation consoles (even with Nintendo Switch).
It comes in 3 editions:
– Kollector Edition (physical only, not available for Nintendo Switch)
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– billbil-kun (@billbil_kun) May 11, 2023
“The next Mortal Kombat game from NetherRealm Studios/WB Games will be called: Mortal Kombat 1,” @billbil_kun wrote, following up with a bulleted list of details:
- PC, PS5, Xbox Series S|X, Nintendo Switch
- Standard: $69.99 (PS5, XB) / $59.99 (SW)
- Premium: $109.99
- Kollector’s: $249.99 (PS5, XB)”
The tweets also point out an official announcement “should be near”, and the game is only for this generation of consoles. There’s also no Kollector’s Edition available for Switch, and the pricey bundle will only have a physical version.
It is unknown if the “1” in the official Mortal Kombat video actually means something, like a reboot, as the official channels are limited to teasers. Once the rumors took off, Boon denied the leakers’ claims and followed up with another tweet highlighting a video of @unCAGEDgamez “shooting up the rumors.”
great video of @unCAGEDgamez spreading the rumors! https://t.co/rGGULDDzvf
—Ed Boon (@noobde) May 12, 2023
Details like price, platform, and title might be easier to glean at a glance, but Mortal Kombat 12’s initial “reveal” is still the most surprising. Last February, news that the Netherrealm was planning another Mortal Kombat sometime this year broke during an earnings call when a The Warner Brothers executive mentioned the title. by name.
It’s been four years since Netherrealm released Mortal Kombat 11, though recent teases line up with a bigger milestone celebrating the series’ 30th anniversary. The studio has also mentioned that it is working on another project, so MK11 DLC support endedalthough Netherrealm never announced what that project is.
Andrea Shearon is a freelance contributor to IGN covering gaming and entertainment. She has worn several hats during her seven-year career in the games industry, with signings on Fanbyte, USA Today’s FTW, TheGamer, VG247, and RPG Site. Find her on Twitter (@Maajora) or the Materia Possessions podcast that talks about FFXIV, role-playing games and any series that involves giant robots.