New Mortal Kombat Game Will Be Announced In “Due Time,” Says Developer

But for now, it's time to celebrate.

Mortal Kombat has a legacy to brag about, having the first game in the franchise come out 30 years ago. In light of this, the co-creator of the famed fighting game series is currently holding back on revealing more information about next Mortal Kombat game until the celebrations of the company are behind them. 

Fans have been gearing up to hear more about the next Mortal Kombat game for a considerable time now, especially since renowned industry insider Jeff Grub also had his beliefs tied to the development of Mortal Kombat 12 next by NetherRealm Studios.


The Rundown: 

  • The critically-acclaimed fighting game series Mortal Kombat will celebrate 30 years of glory on October 8, 2022.
  • The co-creator of the game franchise — Ed Boon– says that the announcement of the next Mortal Kombat game will not take place on MK30, which is what the developers are calling the upcoming event.
  • Instead, this time is all about indulding into revelry and taking a look back at what the developers have achieved.   

Ed Boon has taken to Twitter to make the announcement, thereby proclaiming, 

PSA/FYI We know a lot of you are excited about the next NRS game announcement & it will happen in due time. But first it all about 30 years of Mortal Kombat. That’s what we’re going to celebrate and focus on. Our next game announcement will be separate from MK30.” 

Clearly, Boon has not shed any more light on the next Mortal Kombat game. The only thing he has to share to impatient fans is that more on the title will drop “in due time.” Unfortunately, that’s about it for now. 

In relatively recent times though, the Twitter handle responsible for Mortal Kombat Mobile tweeted that there’s a “major update koming tomorrow.” In this context, therefore, one fan replying to the MK30 post by Ed Boon says that the hopes the MK30 event doesn’t surprisingly pull something out for the mobile port of the game instead.

In addition, others are hopeful toward more unlockable skins in Mortal Kombat 11, especially for iconic characters like Sub-Zero and Scorpion. Some are asking if offline playability would be a possibility after the event’s all wound up. That is to say, the game at hand is reliant on an online connection for its full potential.

For starters, you cannot unlock skins for characters while you play the game offline. The sheer lackluster of playable modes bar you from getting into any of that. It is possible that MK30 reveals a 30th Anniversary edition of the game that arrives with all collectibles, DLCs, skins, and characters unlocked. 

Speaking of which, the MK30 event scheduled to take place on 8 October has already have its beans spilled due to the courtesy of Amazon UK. The official retailer has leaked the Mortal Kombat: The 30th Anniversary Ultimate Bundle for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S.

The price of the product is slated for £29.99 which converts to $34 approximately. The anniversary bundle apparently comprises Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate, the 2021 Mortal Kombat live-action movie all encased within a glaring Amazon exclusive Steelbook.

Leaked Mortal Kombat 30th Anniversary Ultimate Bundle on Amazon
Leaked Mortal Kombat 30th Anniversary Ultimate Bundle on Amazon

The first Mortal Kombat traces its release back to 1992 when arcade gaming thrived and making your way to gaming zones had its own idiosyncrasy.

However, the adrenaline-fueled fighting title did make landfall on mostly all home video game consoles just as well, encompassing the likes of PlayStation 2, Xbox 360, Sega CD, SNES, Game Gear, Sega Genesis, and more.

With such a terrific kick-off for this 30-year-long running franchise, Mortal Kombat has come a long way from its humble beginnings. The latest entry in the series is Mortal Kombat 11, featuring cutting-edge gameplay mechanics, a variety of different characters — both new and the age-old iconic — and an enticing storyline. 

Unlike Tekken, Mortal Kombat is strictly 2D where you cannot side-step onto other dimensional planes. You can, however, strike your player airborne and juggle them for devastating combos.

One of the most closest competitors to the recent entries in the Mortal Kombat franchise is Injustice although the latter too comes out of the gates of NetherRealm Studios. 

Do let us know down in the comments section what hopes you’ve amassed for the upcoming MK30 event. We’re hoping for a surprise reveal of the next game in the franchise which albeit is quite unlikely. 

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