Is Mortal Kombat 12 going to be officially announced soon? According to a couple of insiders, NetherRealm Studio's next Mortal Kombat game could get an official reveal next month. More importantly, it's going to be at an upcoming PlayStation Showcase event.
Shpeshal_Nick started the rumor on the April 8th episode of the Xbox Era podcast where he mentioned that Mortal Kombat 12 will be announced at the next PlayStation showcase. Rand al thor agreed and speculated that Sony might have exclusive marketing rights. Finally, Jeff Grubb is saying that the said showcase will happen next month with Jez Corden hinting at the same thing.
As they say, "If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck."
But, of course, we've been proven wrong.
As recently as last week, we believed NetherRealm would announce MK12 this week and this didn't happen. Something is telling us that we'll find out about Mortal Kombat 12 sooner rather than later.
After being teased earlier this year, Warner Bros. Discovery's David Zaslav revealed the existence of Mortal Kombat 12 at a meeting, which Ed Boon could do nothing but confirm. Still, fans are hoping to get a glimpse of the follow-up to the best-selling Mortal Kombat game in history.
With that said, if NetherRealm will release Mortal Kombat 12 later this year, it's going to find itself in a three-way deadlock with Street Fighter 6 and Tekken 8.
The next installments in the Street Fighter and Tekken series are coming out later this year, with massive DLC expansions for Guilty Gear Strive and King of Fighters scheduled before the year ends as well. But, you could also argue that now's the best time to release a new fighting game. After all, this year's Capcom Pro Tour will have a prize pool of $2 million.
With this much money on the line, there's enough hype surrounding the fighting game community for all the games to get their time in the limelight.
Speaking of Mortal Kombat, the sequel to 2021's live-action adaptation is scheduled to start production in September. If we're lucky, we'll get more updates about both upcoming Mortal Kombat projects sooner than later.