Mortal Kombat 12 will actually be MK1 and won’t be on last-gen, leak claims

Mortal Kombat 12 will actually be MK1 and won’t be on last-gen, leak claims
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Some fresh details about the upcoming next entry in the Mortal Kombat series appear to have been leaked by a reliable source.

While Dealabs user Billbil-kun is mostly known for accurately uncovering the info on upcoming PS Plus games on a regular basis, now it seems they’ve managed to datamine some information on the latest entry in the beat-em-up series, which was previously confirmed to be in the works by publisher Warner Bros earlier in the year.

According to Billbil-kun, Mortal Kombat 12 will actually go under the name Mortal Kombat 1 and release exclusively on current-gen consoles – ie, the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S – as well as PC, although it’ll also be available on the Nintendo Switch (though it’s not currently clear if it’ll be a cloud version or otherwise.) It’ll come in three flavours – a Standard Edition, a Premium Edition and, of course, a “Kollector’s Edition”.

In addition to the source being almost 100% accurate on PS Plus games, there’s another factor here that lends credence to this particular leak. That’s because NetherRealm Studios themselves have been teasing the upcoming game on social media, and just a few hours before this leak the game’s official accounts posted a new mysterious video showing a clock with the caption “It Is almost time.” Crucially, this video shows a ticking clock – which fits in with Mortal Kombat 11‘s timeline bending plot – but the clock then skips over the number 12 and ticks over to 1 – which would certainly track with the information we’ve been given here.

That’s all we’ve got to go on so far though, so as the game pertains to story and roster – we’ll have to wait and see, although it’s not the first time the series has gone through something of a reboot. 2011’s Mortal Kombat (often referred to as Mortal Kombat 9) saw the game’s timeline reset to retell the story of the original three, but it was done in such way to keep the old continuity as a separate timeline too. Will the same happen again here? Hopefully, we’ll find out soon.

Presumably then, an official reveal is imminent, though Warner Bros are yet to say anything official. We’ll keep watch – pun not intended – and let you know when there’s an official update on Mortal Kombat 12 AKA Mortal Kombat 1. You now check out the full MK1 fatality list right here.

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