Game news Mortal Kombat 12: an announcement for the 30th anniversary of the saga? Ed Boon speaks out
Ed Boon is one of the most renowned personalities in the video game landscape: we owe him the Mortal Kombat saga (just that) and is the head of the NetherRealm studio. For some time, he has also been known to make fans marinate in impatience…
Mortal Kombat 12, yes, but actually no
We can safely say that Mortal Kombat 11 was a great success. Beautiful as heck, complete, and expertly maintained with a five-star expansion and cast, fans were in for a treat. But now the hype has faded somewhat and all eyes are on a potential twelfth episode, which is definitely taking a long time to be announced.
Yet God knows the clues are there. Many months ago, Ed Boon, the creator of the franchise, let out a mysterious “MK12” file on his computer screen, in a photo shared on social networks. We never knew if it was a troll or a real blunder, especially since his statement last February was puzzling:
What I can say is that for 10 years we released Mortal Kombat and then Injustice, then Mortal Kombat and Injustice. When we broke that cycle, 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 lot more sense. At this point, I might be in a lot of trouble if I keep saying more.
An announcement for the 30th anniversary of Mortal Kombat?
In two short days, Mortal Kombat will thus blow its thirtieth candle. It goes without saying that this is a real event for one of the titles that have revolutionized its field and that special announcements concerning the franchise are requested from the players. Exactly, Ed Boon came to speak on the subject… and the answer will not please everyone.
We know many of you are excited about the announcement of the next NetherRealm Studio game and it will come in due time. But first, all that matters is 30 years of Mortal Kombat. That’s what we’re going to celebrate and what we’re going to focus on.
Our next game announcement will be separate from MK30.
PSA/FYI We know a lot of you are excited about the next NRS game announcement & it will happen in due time. But first it all about 30 years of Mortal Kombat. That’s what we’re going to celebrate and focus on.
Our next game announcement will be separate from MK30 ❤️
— Ed Boon (@noobde) October 5, 2022
If you were expecting Mortal Kombat 12 this week, it’s visibly grated. Moreover, we still do not know if it will indeed be Mortal Kombat 12, an Injustice 3, or another new project yet.
Waiting for an officialwe recall that a Mortal Kombat the 30th Anniversary Ultimate Bundle was recently unveiled. This will include the Mortal Kombat 11 game in its Ultimate version as well as the 4K Blu-Ray of the Mortal Kombat reboot film.