The gore-hounds over at Netherealm have dropped a really quick teaser for the but to be revealed twelfth entry within the long-running Mortal Kombat franchise, and for the second time, it appears to trace on the universe being rebooted or having the timeline reset.
The video reveals a clock ticking from 9 to 10 to 11, however then it jumps to 1 earlier than carrying on like nothing occurred. Beforehand, within the video Netherealm launched for the franchise’s Thirtieth anniversary, we acquired a glimpse of an hourglass that carefully resembled the one utilized by Kronika in Mortal Kombat 11. Within the sport, the hourglass was tied into the very existence of the realms, which means its destruction would outcome within the destruction of the universe, too. The Thirtieth-anniversary trailer confirmed grains of sand trickling into the underside bulb earlier than the ultimate grain exploded, and what regarded like a brand new universe was born from the explosion.
SPOILERS FOR MORTAL KOMBAT 11!
So, what provides? Properly, the Aftermath enlargement for Mortal Kombat 11 featured Liu Kang going through off towards his long-time adversary Shang Tsung to find out who would management the Hourglass. Gamers got an opportunity to determine who would win. In the event that they selected Liu Kang they’d get the “good” ending during which Liu Kang makes use of its energy to create a brand new, higher world. Liu Kang then seems within the Wu Shi Academy the place he meets Kung Lao, however not the one he knew. This model of Kung Lao seems to be The Nice Kung Lao who was first talked about as being Goro’s adversary in a event many many years earlier than what we now have ever seen. Liu Kang chooses this Kung Lao to be his new champion and tells him he wants to start out coaching, and when Kung lao asks what for we get a cheeky smirk from the brand new God of Thunder and Hearth earlier than the display fades to black.
In different phrases, the great ending appears to put the groundwork for a reboot or timeline reset for the sequence, this time taking us again to a a lot earlier time the place The Nice Kung Lao managed to cease Shan Tsung’s successful streak of 9 straight Mortal Kombat tournaments.
As for when a brand new Mortal Kombat would possibly launch, earlier this yr Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav revealed that Mortal Kombat 12 would launch this yr, regardless of the sport not having truly been introduced.
“There’s heaps extra to come back, together with the extremely anticipated Mortal Kombat 12 and Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, video games additionally set for launch this yr with bold launch projections,” he stated in the course of the name. Clearly, the half about Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League didn’t age effectively.
Personally, I’m fairly hyped for a brand new Mortal Kombat. The sequence has been nothing wanting wonderful since its reboot in 2011, and the deal with delivering meaty singleplayer campaigns has resulted in some actually memorable Mortal Kombat nonsense.
And eventually, right here’s a bit of little bit of random hypothesis: the truth that the clock within the teaser skips the quantity twelve might point out that the sport is not going to be titled Mortal Kombat 12 and can as a substitute be the “first” within the new sequence. Let’s simply hope they don’t name it Mortal Kombat once more as a result of then we’d have three totally different video games with the identical identify.