We have some huge news for Mortal Kombat fans now, as it looks like we have just had a semi-official confirmation from NetherRealm Studios that work on a brand new Mortal Kombat game is already in development.
You would expect news of this magnitude to come via a leaked source or similar avenues, but this isn’t the case here as the information has actually come straight from Ed Boon’s Twitter account, the co-creator of the franchise himself.
As we mentioned in a previous article referring to new DLC in the form of female warrior Tanya, Ed Boon has become known for being very interactive when it comes to answering questions from the MK universe. When answering a question related to story mode cutscenes for the DLC characters released so far, here is what Ed had to say:
”Possible? Yes. Probable? No. Story guys working on next game.”
It doesn’t get more concrete than that folks – a confirmation from the creator himself that story mode is already being worked on for a follow-up Mortal Kombat title. We think it’s fantastic news since this new Mortal Kombat game has breathed a welcome breath of fresh air after recent disappointing titles failed to deliver.
Obviously it’s going to be some while until the next Mortal Kombat game is out, since the team are still working hard on adding DLC to the current game, and long may it continue. Players have just received Kenshi, and with Rain and possibly Tanya on the way, it’s going to keep the game fresh for months. Don’t forget that NetherRealm Studios are also giving two free skins away with every DLC release, so that’s another reason we love the game so much – Classic Smoke and Noob Saibot in their original form look fantastic.
The next game probably won’t be out until 2013 in our eyes, but we’re hoping that Ed Boon drops some more hints on the game soon. We would like to see a new revamped online mode for starters, as that’s the one area of MK9 which is worthy of criticism in our opinion. Keep the same amount of characters, although we would like to see some new characters created from the ground up for the new game – maybe even some warriors which have relations to existing fighters as that would make the story mode in MK10 much more interesting for the gamer.
Now that you know that Mortal Kombat 10 is definitely on the way, what ideas do you have for the game? What areas of Mortal Kombat 9 need to be improved on in your opinion?