We know Mortal Kombat 11 is one of the best fighting games of the last generation, but it’s about time for a sequel, right? Well, whether you’re sitting there agreeing with that statement or not, a sequel from NetherRealm Studios is coming, eventually. How do we know this? Well, series co-creator and NRS chief creative officer Ed Boon has taken to Twitter to issue something of a PSA mixed with an FYI to fans of the series hoping for an announcement soon.
“We know a lot of you are excited about the next [NetherRealm Studios] game announcement, and it will happen in due time,” Boon begins. “But, first [it’s] all about 30 years of Mortal Kombat. That’s what we’re going to celebrate and focus on.”
Boon then goes on to clarify that the next Mortal Kombat game announcement will be separate from “MK30” – something that we’re assuming is how the studio will be referencing the 30th anniversary of the Mortal Kombat series as. So… Yeah, if you’re waiting for an announcement on Mortal Kombat 12 – or whatever the next MK game will be – you’re going to be waiting a little while.
Although, you might not actually be waiting as long as you first thought. With the original Mortal Kombat game releasing on October 8, 1992, there’s only really a few days to wait before the 30th anniversary arrives.
We don’t know what Boon and NetherRealm Studios has planned for this Saturday (which is October 8, 2022), if anything. But, that technically means we could see some announcement regarding Mortal Kombat 12 drop by next week. However, we doubt this will be the case. If we had to put our Koins on it, we’d say that somewhere like The Game Awards in December or the next PlayStation Showcase are more likely.
For now, though, we’ll just have to wait and see what Boon and his team have planned. The Mortal Kombat 12 roster reportedly includes Ermac and Reptile, though, so there could be worse news. You can also check out the latest on the Mortal Kombat 12 release date right here – which we’ll update as soon as an official announcement is made.