It may not be the official word from Ed Boon or NetherRealm Studios, but we’ll take new Mortal Kombat announcements any way we can. Which is why we’re so hype for what happened during Thursday’s Warner Bros. earnings call, where Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav confirmed Mortal Kombat for a 2023 release.
“And there’s lots more to come,” Zaslav said during the earnings call, “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 last game in the series, Mortal Kombat 11 was released in 2019, with an expansion named Aftermath added the following year. Mortal Kombat will also see a new RPG game released for mobile platforms, Mortal Kombat Onslaught, sometime in 2023. Onslaught will be only the fourth game in the Mortal Kombat franchise to not be a fighting game.
“We are pushing the boundaries of Mortal Kombat to allow players to experience the franchise in new ways, while still staying true to its core visceral nature,” Ed Boon, CCO of NetherRealm Studios, said in a press release. “With Mortal Kombat: Onslaught, we reimagined Mortal Kombat into a strategic team-based collection RPG with fast-paced, group melee combat that both new and existing fans can enjoy.”
As always, we’ll keep you updated when more information on Mortal Kombat 12 becomes available.
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