Ed Boon Says He Has No Plans For Mortal Kombat Or Injustice Announcement At The Game Awards

Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon wants everyone to pause while waiting for an imminent announcement of a new entry in his fighting game franchises. Specifically, he says that he doesn’t expect to see a new game from NetherRealm Studios at The Game Awards next week.

Boon possibly wanted to get ahead of any predictions for Mortal Kombat 12 since his studio unveiled the 11th installment at The Game Awards in 2018. History won’t repeat itself this time, NetherRealm’s creative director made clear on Twitter.

This reinforces what Boon said in October. He explained that NetherRealm was focusing on celebrating the 30th anniversary of Mortal Kombat before any announcement of a new game. That would come in due time.

That being said, a new mobile game called Mortal Kombat: Onslaught, developed by NetherRealm, was presented in October. It’s an RPG in which players “build a team of fighters from a vast roster of characters and unleash them in massive, real-time group battles,” according to Warner Bros. The game is planned for release next year.

The most recent entry in the series, Mortal Kombat 11, has sold more than 12 million copies as of July 2021.

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