Mortal Kombat 1 Reboot May Include Peacemaker and Homelander

Fighting game fans have a lot to get excited about in 2023. With the release of Street Fighter 6 and Tekken 8 around the corner, the only other one of the big three fighting franchises left out so far is Mortal Kombat. But official details may be imminent after an official teaser from Ed Boon was shared online, and yet leaks about Netherrealm Studios’ next game are floating around from prominent insiders. MK fans might be getting a complete reboot of the series, but also some very interesting guest fighters for the next big game.

According to leaked info from a prominent gaming news leaker named Billbil_kun, the next game Ed Boon and the team at Netherrealm Studios will be called Mortal Kombat 1. The game will be released for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, and PC. There will be multiple editions of the game on release, including a Standard version, Premium Edition, and Collector’s Edition at varying prices. Billbil_kun also states that an official reveal and announcement of the game is close, most likely happening during the upcoming summer months, which may or may not have a release window for the game.

For many following the news and information being shared on social media, fans believe that the Summer Games Fest from Geoff Keighly may be the spot where we officially see the game. But that hasn’t stopped other details about the game from being leaked out to media outlets. A source to Windows Central reported that guest characters for Mortal Kombat 1 will include John Cena’s Peacemaker from DC, as well as The Boys’ Homelander, played by Anthony Starr on the show, as post-launch DLC characters. This will be part of a Kontent Pack for the game, very similar to what Mortal Kombat 11 had after its initial release on all platforms.

As of now, there has been no official word or response from WB Games or Netherrealm Studios on any of the details being shared, outside of the first teaser shared online recently. Mortal Kombat series creator Ed Boon did share a few cheeky responses to the speculation on his personal Twitter. Ed is known for having fun with fans who interact with him on social media, so this could be a way of holding out details until it’s time for an official unveiling.

The majority of Mortal Kombat fans had previously assumed that the next entry of the series would be Mortal Kombat 12, continuing the story from the previous game. Back in 2009, Mortal Kombat underwent a reboot that brought the series back to its roots of 2D fighting but incorporated 3D visuals from later entries of the franchise. So far, no details about returning characters for the game’s roster are known. We might hear more about that and other details about Mortal Kombat 1 in the coming weeks.

What do you think of the news about the next Mortal Kombat game? Do you think Peacemaker and Homelander sound like great guest characters? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section down below!

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