Ed Boon Confirms Next NetherRealm Project Is Mortal Kombat 12 or Injustice 3
Ed Boon has confirmed that the upcoming NetherRealm Project will either be Mortal Kombat 12 or Injustice 3.
During an AMA session on Twitter, creative director and team lead at NetherRealm, Ed Boon, confirmed that the studio’s next project will be either of Mortal Kombat 12 and Injustice 3.
In response to a question regarding the 3D era characters being scarce in the studio’s most recent games, Boon responded by saying that this is something that NetherRealm is looking to fix with the upcoming game. A Twitter user asked him if Freddy will be featured as a playable character in his next game, to which he responded by saying that he can “safely say no”.
While fans may be excited for a potential announcement or reveal at The Game Awards 2022 next month, Boon clarified that he will be in attendance, but he will not be presenting. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that a reveal won’t happen at the awards ceremony.
Responding to a question regarding his favorite Mortal Kombat game, he named four titles: Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, Mortal Kombat 9, Mortal Kombat X, and Mortal Kombat 11.
According to a prior rumor, the next Mortal Kombat game may be a reboot. If the story wasn’t already convoluted enough, it most certainly would be under such a scenario. As per the rumor, both Sonya Blade’s father and an ancestor of Kung Lao will make an appearance as playable characters. It’s also stated that the Krypt will now feature combat, and your character will have the ability to learn new moves from certain opponents. The mode is also said to be bigger in scope, featuring new areas to explore.
Further details in the rumor state that Mortal Kombat XII will run on a modified version of Unreal Engine 4, and will arrive sometime in the year 2023. Of course, even if the rumor is true, there’s a chance the project may move over to Unreal Engine 5, as has been the case with other future Unreal Engine releases.