Fans of the Mortal Kombat creators NetherRealm Studios have been anxiously awaiting to see what CCO Ed Boon and company are up to next. Unfortunately, we don’t yet know and won’t find out at least until celebrations are over. Yes, NetherRealm is preparing to party. Mortal Kombat‘s 30th anniversary is coming up on October 8, and NetherRealm is holding off on announcing it’s next game until it’s all over.
The news was confirmed this week by Boon, who took to Twitter to assuage any fan concerns. He writes that he and the team know fans are “excited about the next NRS game announcement,” and notes that it’ll arrive “in due time.” However, celebrations of the studio’s first fighter come first — what’s next for NetherRealm will be later.
“We know a lot of you are excited about the next NRS game announcement & it will happen in due time,” Boon writes in his message. “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″
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 ❤️
— Ed Boon (@noobde) October 5, 2022
Mortal Kombat, Injustice, or something new?
While we don’t know for sure what’s next for NetherRealm Studios, there’s a good chance it’s betting on a new Mortal Kombat. In January, the studio shared an image that seemed to tease the development of Mortal Kombat 12. Of course, NetherRealm is helmed by Boon, who is known for gleefully trolling fans. However, Andrew Bowen, the voice of Johnny Cage, did share an image of himself at the Warner Bros. Studio lot some months later. Now, that could be another clue for a new fighter. But, who knows? Maybe he was doing voice work for Shaolin Monks 2? We can only dream.
What is known for sure is that the next game is set to break the Mortal Kombat to Injustice release cycle that NetherRealm has taken part in for some time. But again, the next game could be anything. NetherRealm is a large studio with enough talented members that it could branch out to new genres or franchises. We’ll know for sure once Mortal Kombat‘s 30th anniversary is behind us. Speaking of, celebrations began a bit early with franchise co-creator sharing the creation of the iconic dragon logo. Check it out, and learn some wonderful gaming history.