Warner Bros. just accidentally confirmed Mortal Kombat 12

Warner Bros. Discovery CEO, David Zaslav, might have just let the cat out of the bag in the company's latest earnings report.

What do you do when your boss is the one who accidentally leaks your "secret" project to the rest of the world? Such is the case with NetherRealm Studios' Mortal Kombat 12.

This isn't how you want to reveal one of your biggest games for the year.

Warner Bros. Discovery president and CEO, David Zaslav, recently led the company's earnings call where he confirmed that the next Mortal Kombat installment is coming this year, saying:

There’s lots more to come, including the highly anticipated Mortal Kombat 12 and Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League—games also set for release this year with ambitious launch projections.

Naturally, NetherRealm's creative director, Ed Boon, could do nothing but take the accidental reveal in jest.

Ironically, both Injustice 3 and Mortal Kombat 12 were included in the now-infamous Nvidia Geforce Now leak. But, as per our most recent update to the said round-up, NetherRealm has most likely abandoned its current plans for a third Injustice game in light of the recent DC Studios shakeup.

Because of this, work on Mortal Kombat 12 now takes precedence over a new Injustice game, breaking the alternating cycle between the studios' two most popular fighting game projects.


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This announcement for Mortal Kombat 12 comes more than half a year after the voice actor for Johnny Cage had teased its existence and months after the franchise celebrated its 30th anniversary.

Then again, it's worth noting that one of the game's producers teased Mortal Kombat 12 last month.

We're just hoping that NetherRealm Studios can finally work on Injustice 3 next now that Mortal Kombat 12 is confirmed.

At the end of the day, Mortal Kombat 12 was always going to be on the docket after NetherRealm had stopped support for Mortal Kombat 11. The franchise is one of the best-selling fighting games in the world with an upcoming live-action sequel to boot.

With Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft all skipping E3 2023, Mortal Kombat 12 could become one of the highlights of the said event.

Ray Ampoloquio
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