Mortal Kombat 12, the newest iteration of the infamous fighting game franchise, has had another tantalising teaser unveiled by NetherRealm Studios. One that hints at significant narrative shifts on the horizon. The premature announcement of MK 12 by a senior executive stole the thunder of the official reveal, but the authorised previews have now started making their appearance.
The inaugural Mortal Kombat 12 teaser was tantalisingly succinct. It was featured at the culmination of a video marking the 30th anniversary of the iconic fighting game series. The teaser presented what seemed to be an hourglass turning over with its grains of sand trickling down. It then focused on a lone grain of sand which promptly burst, implying that Mortal Kombat 12 might continue the story from where Mortal Kombat 11, particularly its Aftermath expansion, left off.
Could Mortal Kombat 12 Be Resetting the Franchise’s Storyline?
It appears, though, that Mortal Kombat 12 might be taking the narrative back to its roots. The latest teaser provides an intimate view of a clock in motion. The clock hand shudders at 11, leaps over 12, and settles on 1. This could be interpreted in various ways. However it seems to hint that the upcoming fighter may be resetting the narrative and starting afresh. Of course, it’s entirely plausible that this teaser signifies something entirely different, and fans are left to conjecture until more concrete details about the game are released.
Alternatively, this teaser could be hinting at a potential remake or remaster of Mortal Kombat. Rumours have circulated that a remastered collection of Mortal Kombat was previously in the pipeline before the idea was discarded, so perhaps this concept is being revisited. Yet again, enthusiasts will need to bide their time for more official news before they can confidently predict what the new MK game might entail.
Fortunately, it’s anticipated that further details regarding the upcoming Mortal Kombat will be revealed in the not-so-distant future. Industry whispers suggest a grand unveiling of Mortal Kombat 12 could occur later this month. Concurrently, a PlayStation showcase is also rumoured to be on the horizon, providing an ideal platform for revealing MK 12. Alternatively, the Xbox Games Showcase, scheduled for June 11th, could serve as the stage for the titles dramatic debut. Naturally, the reveal could also take place through different channels, leaving fans in eager anticipation.
Mortal Kombat 12 is currently under development.