Ed Boon isn’t a fan of the number 12, according to a fresh leak that seemingly confirms NetherRealm Studios’ next Mortal Kombat game isn’t MK12, but a full reboot of the series that will simply be titled Mortal Kombat. Per a tweet from billbil-kun, Mortal Kombat is in development for PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch, with Premium and Kollector’s versions available upon release for $109.99 and $249.99, respectively. A separate report from Windows Central claims that Mortal Kombat will be out in September 2023, with Peacemaker being one of the bonus characters. Adding credence to the leak is a teaser video that the official Mortal Kombat channel shared yesterday, which depicts a clock stopping at the number 1.
From a Windows Central report:
Our sourcing suggests that Mortal Kombat 1 is targeting a September 2023 launch window, although plans may be in flux. We’ve heard that the MK1 character pass will feature various properties owned by Warner Brothers, including Peacemaker from the DC Universe, and possibly even Homelander from comic book series The Boys, amongst others we have yet to confirm.
With the Summer Games Fest marketing season rolling in, with events for Xbox, PlayStation, and others on the horizon, you can fully expect to see the full official reveal for Mortal Kombat 1 and its release date by then.
EXCLUSIVE— billbil-kun (@billbil_kun) May 11, 2023
Next Mortal Kombat game from NetherRealm Studios / WB Games will be called:
🔥 Mortal Kombat 1 🔥
🎮PC, PS5, Xbox Series S|X, Nintendo Switch
💲Standard: 69.99$ (PS5, XB) / 59.99$ (SW)
💲Kollector's: 249.99$ (PS5, XB) pic.twitter.com/c5BCDg1Lec