NetherRealm Studios has shared a video thanking all of the Mortal Kombat fans out there who have supported the franchise over the past 30 years, and those who make it through all of the talking heads will find a short teaser for the next game in the series, MK12. “We’re not quite done yet,” MK co-creator Ed Boon says before the teaser plays, which, while offering little insight into what MK12’s roster might look like, suggests that the game will be a blast to play, showing off a piece of sand falling from what could be an hourglass and violently exploding. Davis Zaslav, President and CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery, stated that MK12 will be released this year during the company’s Q4 2022 earnings call.
From a Warner Bros. Discovery earnings call transcript:
We’re also thrilled by what we’re seeing coming out of our games business, which represents a core part of our overall strategy. As the only studio scaled in gaming, we see it as a meaningful differentiator with substantial opportunity. With the successful launch of Hogwarts Legacy two weeks ago, we reimagined one of the biggest global franchises in the world. The game was one of the most highly anticipated of 2023. And consistent with our overall commitment to great storytelling, we delayed the launch to get it right. And the response from consumers has been overwhelmingly positive. We’ve already seen more than $850 million in retail sales, and we still have more platforms launching over the next few months.
And 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.