Warner Bros Discovery CEO David Zaslav has announced Mortal Kombat 12 and confirmed that it will be releasing this year along with Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League as part of its annual plans. The next entry in the violent fighting game series will arrive four years after its last mainline entry, Mortal Kombat 11, though it also marks the first subsequent Mortal Kombat release in years where developer NetherRealm Studios hasn’t broken the schedule with an Injustice game in-between releases.
During an earnings call yesterday, Zaslav let slip that Warner Bros plans to release Mortal Kombat 12 in 2023. The sequel has been the subject of several rumours over the past year but now it looks like it’s finally confirmed in a rather strange way. “There’s lots more to come, 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,” said Zaslav.
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Mortal Kombat 12 might be one of the gaming industry’s worst kept secrets right now. Several reports surfaced beforehand all pointing to Mortal Kombat 12 being in development including a leak from the game’s own actor for Johnny Cage.
Series co-creator Ed Boon and NetherRealm Studios have been tight-lipped about the studio’s next project anyway. Fans initially assumed that we’d be getting Injustice 3 first since NetherRealm has followed a schedule of releasing the DC fighting games in-between mainline Mortal Kombat games. The developer has broken tradition now and we’re getting Mortal Kombat 12 this year instead of Injustice 3, which is presumably still in development.
Despite the huge amount of rumours and reports about the game, we still know very little about Mortal Kombat 12. A report back in late 2021 claimed that it would have the franchise’s largest fighter roster since Mortal Kombat: Armageddon but we recommend taking that information with a pinch of salt.
We’ll just have to wait for an announcement trailer for Mortal Kombat 12 at this point but it looks like we’ll actually get our hands on the game in 2023.
Source: Video Games Chronicle