Mortal Kombat fans have a lot to get excited about this year. While a public Warner Bros. Discovery conference call leaked out the existence of Mortal Kombat 12, there hasn’t been any sort of official confirmation or discussion about the game from Netherrealm Studios. But it looks like things are about to start revving up for the next installment of the series with the first official tease of Mortal Kombat 12 from series creator Ed Boon. This might be the start of the road to the official unveiling of Netherrealm Studios’ next big game.
In a Twitter post highlighting the 30th anniversary of the Mortal Kombat series, Ed Boom gave a thank you message to fans who have stuck with the series since the beginning. The video shared included multiple people from Netherrealm Studios sending their appreciation for fans who have supported the Mortal Kombat series for a long time. Mortal Kombat 11 was received very positively by fans and critics alike.
But at the very end of the video, after Ed Boon appeared, a very short teaser for what Ed alluded to is the next game from the studio appeared. Ed stated just before, “Thank you Mortal Kombat fans for 30 years of amazing support… We’re not quite done yet.”
The teaser showed sand from an hourglass falling before the camera gets up close to a grain of sand, showing it in great detail before the sand explodes. No logo or title for the game appeared afterward before the Mortal Kombat 30th anniversary title card appeared. There’s hardly anything that can be gathered from the teaser, other than an official acknowledgment that Mortal Kombat 12 is indeed coming. While Ed Boon nor anyone at Netherrealm Studios mentioned the game by name, it’s safe to conclude that the statements from the Warner Bros. Discovery meeting were right.
Many fans on social media have made connections to the hourglass and sand to that of Kronika from Mortal Kombat 11, the main antagonist of the game who is connected to using time. Some have speculated this could be related to a rebooted timeline for the series moving forward, based on events from the ending of Mortal Kombat 11. Whatever direction Mortal Kombat 12 can take is anyone’s guess at the moment, since there’s so little to garner from the teaser. Chances are we may hear more about Mortal Kombat 12 during Geoff Keighley’s Summer Games Fest show in June, or possibly at the end of the year during The Game Awards.
What do you think of the Mortal Kombat 12 teaser video? Do you think we’ll see an official announcement and reveal of the game in 2023? Share your thoughts about Mortal Kombat 12 in the comments down below!
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