Exciting news for Mortal Kombat fans as Mortal Kombat 12 has been officially confirmed! After much speculation and anticipation, the game was announced in Warner Bros. Discovery’s fourth quarter 2022 earnings call by the company’s president and CEO, David Zaslav. According to Zaslav, Mortal Kombat 12 is set to release later this year, along with Rocksteady’s Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, and both titles are expected to have “ambitious launch projections.”
Zaslav also highlighted the importance of Warner Bros. Discovery’s video game business in its strategy for the coming year, indicating that it sets the company apart from other competing media companies. It’s clear that Mortal Kombat 12 will play a significant role in this strategy, and fans can’t wait to get their hands on the latest installment of the long-running fighting game franchise.
While NetherRealm Studios, the developer behind Mortal Kombat, has yet to comment on the announcement officially, fans have been eagerly anticipating the next entry in the series for some time. Mortal Kombat co-creator and NetherRealm chief creative officer Ed Boon has been teasing fans on social media ahead of major game announcement presentations, hinting that something big was on the horizon. In October 2022, Boon confirmed that the announcement of NetherRealm’s next project was “coming in due time.”
There have also been rumors and leaks surrounding Mortal Kombat 12 in recent months. Some fans believe that NetherRealm producer Jonathan Andersen intentionally leaked the game’s existence last year when a since-deleted image of his work desk showed a file name on his monitor titled “MK12_Mast…” along with an email that read “Our fans eagerly scrape the internet.”
The previous game in the series, Mortal Kombat 11, was released in 2019 and has sold over 12 million copies as of July 2021. As the franchise celebrated its 30th-anniversary last year, fans are eagerly waiting to see what new features and characters will be added to Mortal Kombat 12. With the game set to release later this year, we won’t have to wait much longer to find out.