Why ‘Mortal Kombat 1’ Has a Complicated Title: Ed Boon’s Rationalization

NetherRealm CCO Ed Boon has given a proof as to why the following installment within the Mortal Kombat sequence is named Mortal Kombat 1.

As reported by PCGamesN, Boon defined in a Kommunity Chat following the sport’s reveal that “Mortal Kombat 1 is the start of a universe” and “is just not a continuation of the Mortal Kombat 11 story so the characters have fully completely different roles on this new timeline and we actually wished to punctuate that with our title.”

“So that is Mortal Kombat 1, it’s a model new starting, you’re going to be seeing these characters reintroduced of their new roles, with new relationships with one another, and that’s the primary catalyst for calling it Mortal Kombat 1,” Boon stated.

Mortal Kombat 1. Credit score: NetherRealm Studios

Mortal Kombat 1‘s cowl artwork options the character Liu Kang — versus Scorpion and Sub-Zero who’ve “at all times been the poster little one of Mortal Kombat” — and Boon added that this represents a brand new storyline, saying that the sport takes place in a “reborn” universe created by the Fireplace God.

Mortal Kombat 1 is about to launch on September 19, 2023 for PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Sequence X|S, and Nintendo Change. The upcoming recreation was anticipated to be known as Mortal Kombat 12 and proceed on from Mortal Kombat 11.

Earlier this 12 months, it was reported that the CEO of Warner Bros Discovery, David Zaslev, could have revealed the discharge window for the sport. Within the Warner Bros Discovery This autumn monetary name, he stated, “And there’s lot extra to return, together with the extremely anticipated Mortal Kombat 12 and Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League, video games additionally set for launch this 12 months, with bold launch projections.”

Because it seems, the following Mortal Kombat recreation will in actual fact be launched this 12 months, nonetheless, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League was lately delayed and gained’t launch till February 2024.

In different gaming information, Pathless Productions has unveiled the primary take a look at its first-person shooter Sentinel, from former Halo and Name Of Obligation builders.