What happens when a well-known IP runs out of new ideas? That’s something to look forward to. You start from scratch, or at least that’s what NetherRealm Studios seems to have planned for Mortal Kombat.
The creator recently posted a teaser showing the second hand of a clock moving towards 12, which could be a sign of Mortal Kombat 12, the next game in the series. When the second hand gets to 11, though, it gets stuck for a moment before jumping over 12 and starting over at 1.
Most people think that the teaser’s name, “It Is Almost Time,” means that a reboot is coming. One Twitter leaker said that the game will be called Mortal Kombat 1 and will be available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, Nintendo Switch, and PC in three versions: standard, premium, and a collector’s edition.
Mortal Kombat came out in arcades on October 8, 1992, with graphics that were very detailed and a level of violence and bloodiness that was a record. The arcade players couldn’t get the quarters in fast enough. By the next summer, Mortal Kombat was the second most popular video game after NBA Jam in terms of sales. Developers took advantage of the fact that the pump had been charged.
From the end of the 1990s to the middle of the 2000s, many core and spinoff games came out. The series was restarted in 2011 and kept going, but at a slower pace than before. If the new teaser is to be believed, it would be the second time the series has been started over from scratch.
Last year, when the series turned 30, NetherRealm had the right chance to bring out a new version. Instead, fans got a deal for the 30th anniversary that was, by most standards, not very good.
I find it hard to connect with a remake of a fighting game because I never played Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter II, or any other fighting game for the stories, but I know that’s not how everyone feels. With any hope, the new version will be a game that all gamers can enjoy. It should have modern graphics, be fun to play, and have a good story.