Mortal Kombat Creator Offers Cryptic Update On Upcoming Game

Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon explains why developer NetherRealm Studios is skipping its usual release cycle, teasing that something big is on the way.

Ed Boon, the co-creator of the iconic mortal combat series, teases that NetherRealm Studio’s next project is skipping its usual release cycle for a very good reason.

Talk to game informant, Boon said that while he still can’t discuss the developer’s latest project, a longer production period is needed. “I can say that for 10 years, we were going out mortal combat and Injustice, mortal combat and Injustice“, Boon said. “When we broke that pattern, there was a lot of speculation about what we were going to do next. I can tell you there was a reason for that, and when we announce our next game it will make a whole lot more sense. At this point, I’m going to be in a lot of trouble if I say anything more.”


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There is currently no word on what NetherRealm Studios is working on. As Boon noted, the lack of an official announcement for Injustice 3, a project that many fans have been waiting for to be revealed in 2021, has left gamers with a lot of questions. While the DC Comics fighting game was included in Nvidia’s substantial GeForce Now leak, many high-profile insiders said gamers should be on the lookout for a new one instead. mortal combat.

Beginning his life in 1992, mortal combat quickly became a household name due to his hyper-violent finishing moves. A traditional 2D fighting game, experienced players could execute their opponents with visceral “fatalities”, which proved so extreme at the time that the United States government created the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) in response . Using this notoriety to its advantage, the franchise’s popularity skyrocketed, cementing it as one of the most iconic video game series of all time. Beyond just under a dozen mainline entries, the fighting game has spawned several spin-off titles, an anime series, and several live-action movies.


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The last entry, Mortal Kombat 11, launched in 2019 to rave reviews from fans and critics. Beyond the diverse roster of characters that accommodated different playstyles, many loved the campaign that explored the entire history of the campy NetherRealm universe. Several DLC packs were released after the game launched, including a variety of iconic guest characters including Rambo, The Joker, Robocop, The Terminator, and Spawn.

Mortal Kombat 11 is now available on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.


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Source: game informant

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