We’ve been at the mercy of Ed Boon– co-creator of Mortal Kombat– and his legendary teases for a while now on news about the franchise’s latest release. But it seems the Elder Gods are finally answering our prayers.
Thanks to the Injustice: Gods Among Us creator’s latest tease, Mortal Kombat 12 may finally get its long-awaited reveal sometime this week. We’ve known for a while now that we were getting a new Mortal Kombat game sometime this year, according to a leaked earnings call from Warner Bros. Discovery CEO/ President David Zaslav that was leaked into mainstream media.
For those who don’t know, Warner Bros. Discovery is the parent company of NetherRealm Studios, which produces the MK and Injustice games. The call further revealed that the game was already in development, and scheduled for a 2023 release.
Boon had initially spent the last couple of months ‘combatting’ the lackluster leak, using a number of tactics; from a series of sarcastic tweets to trolling expectant fans. And now, the creator, who also voices the iconic character Scorpion, has once again taken to social media in reference to the game.
Boon’s Twitter account sent out a “THIS WEEK SHOULD BE FUN,” message, which may just be the confirmation we’ve all been waiting for— Mortal Kombat 12 could be getting its reveal in the coming week.
In all fairness, the tweet is as cryptic as it gets. But in typical Ed-Boon style, it could just hold all the information we need. Some Twitter users have commented on how the tweet was stylized in the shape of the Letter L and what it may mean. Others think it’s not an L but instead shaped in the fashion of a clock– with the hands pointing to 3 o’clock. The latter seems more likely, considering that the game’s marketing had previously used the clock angle when a teaser was released showing a ticking clock.
Speaking of that teaser, Mortal Kombat 12 may just signal a reboot of the franchise. In the teaser, the clock hands ticked past 11, skipped entirely over 12, and then stopped on the number 1.
Whatever the case may be, we hope that we can finally get the official reveal we’ve been we’ve been waiting for. With the reveal would also come a confirmation or a rejection of the reboot theories, and give us a more certified idea of what to expect when the game finally does get its release.
Past reveals have featured a CGI trailer featuring some gameplay as well as an official soundtrack— but we may have to wait for Sony’s Playstation showcase coming up some time at the end of this month for that. Instead, this reveal could just serve as the conversation ender on all of the theories flying around since the Zaslav leak.