Ed Boon is counting down to something on Twitter - Is it a new Mortal Kombat? Injustice? Or something else?

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • May 6, 2014 at 1:29 p.m. PDT

NetherRealm Studios' Ed Boon has started a countdown over on Twitter that may be leading up to the company's next game reveal. The Mortal Kombat kreator has now sent out three cryptic hints, each of which unveiling a number descending from 29.

The first tweet asked for the square root of 841, which comes out to 29. The second asked for the number of days in (non-leap-year) February, which is 28. Today's tweet simply linked up a video clip from the television show, The Simpsons, which ends with the number 27.

If Boon continues this countdown, it should end right around June 2. A recent rumor suggests that a sequel to the DC Comics brawler, Injustice: Gods Among Us, may currently be in the works. However, back in February of this year, star of the 24 television series, Keifer Sutherland, mentioned on Twitter that he recently concluded work on a Mortal Kombat title.

Whether NetherRealm Studios is working on either game or something completely new is still yet to be revealed. We'll just have to wait until the end of Mr. Boon's countdown to see what they have in store for fans.

Source: Ed Boon's Twitter. Via IGN.


RedEther said on May 6, 2014 at 1:31 p.m.

Injustice probably but, I'm hoping for some MK hopefully they can speed up the game similar to UMK3 was.

Taizuku said on May 6, 2014 at 1:32 p.m.

*Chants* New Shaolin Monks...New Shaolin Monks!

FleetofFoot said on May 6, 2014 at 1:33 p.m.

I would definitely like to see another MK.

Santaclaus said on May 6, 2014 at 1:35 p.m.

I'm hoping for mk10

SnakeX said on May 6, 2014 at 1:40 p.m.

We've already known that a new MK is on the horizon for a while now, so in all likelihood it's probably MK 10.

maxi2099 said on May 6, 2014 at 1:44 p.m.

Mortal Kombat 4 + Mythologies reboot coming for the new systems in 2015?

OminusBuster said on May 6, 2014 at 1:44 p.m.

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disp said on May 6, 2014 at 1:52 p.m.

Missed opportunity on a Count von Count x Ed Boon Photoshop.

ROSHINOBI said on May 6, 2014 at 1:52 p.m.

Hell yes ! That's what I'm talking about...Something new for this gen hopefully. My PS4 need some fighting game greatness..looking forward to Mk10 and IJ2 .

mrambitious said on May 6, 2014 at 1:54 p.m.

Please be new injustice



Pearl Jones

Skinner Sweet

shadowhumane said on May 6, 2014 at 1:56 p.m.

please please be MK 10 i will be looking forward to that then injustice i love both but MK always be my game to play

VulcanHades said on May 6, 2014 at 1:58 p.m.

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mayo2dsauce said on May 6, 2014 at 1:58 p.m.

a NEW fighting game engine?? Lets hope so

ROSHINOBI said on May 6, 2014 at 1:58 p.m.

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Mac_Gargan said on May 6, 2014 at 2 p.m.

If it's Injustice II, I hope it's tweaked to high heaven, cause it needs a lil somethin more.

I'm on board if it's kewl. Boon is an interesting guy.

EXRuffianPipe said on May 6, 2014 at 2:01 p.m.

Hope its mortal kombat mythologies: sub-zero hd Kappa

Rambro said on May 6, 2014 at 2:06 p.m.

I think its mk

because showing Shinnok at the end of mk9 screams sequel

mrambitious said on May 6, 2014 at 2:09 p.m.

What if its "Injustice vs Mortal Kombat"

Like 50+ playable characters, all with wall bounces, ground bounces, various MB versions of stuff that juggles.... AND BLOOD!


Lordd_G said on May 6, 2014 at 2:11 p.m.

Mortal Kombat: Live Another Day is confirmed!

Paradonyx said on May 6, 2014 at 2:14 p.m.

Here we go again, people asking for 50+ characters when the majority are gonna use about 5.

Oh wait, this isn't Marvel. And the fact that you see a wide variety of characters in Top 8s means that Injustice is doing something right.

Whether its a new MK or I2, please let it be a new engine.

ReddChief said on May 6, 2014 at 2:15 p.m.

Too soon for announcing another Injustice and it's about time for a new Mortal Kombat with the movie should be coming soon it's most definitely MKX. LET'S GO HYPE!!

ArkticDark said on May 6, 2014 at 2:18 p.m.

MK vs DC fa real this time tho...

Strider_Hien said on May 6, 2014 at 2:31 p.m.

But Injustice is way too fresh.....Why would you want an Injustice 2? Give it time to flourish.A new MK is due.....It needs to counter USF to create that franchise clash we love. :)

TheLaw said on May 6, 2014 at 2:49 p.m.

After the mess known as Injustice came out (IMO it sucked), i am praying this is a new MK title. What i need is a high dose of nostalgia right now. Hopefully, if it is a new MK title they add Fujin and Reiko, they're pretty bada**

RpDrizzy said on May 6, 2014 at 2:57 p.m.

New Mortal Kombat 10

SqueakyBloom said on May 6, 2014 at 2:59 p.m.

Hoping it is MK10, but would be fine with Injustice 2. I would be blown away and love it if they revealed a brand new fighter. And if they really wanted to go the extra mile, announce MK vs DC 2 using Injustice's mechanics and fighting system.

hazelnut1112 said on May 6, 2014 at 3:02 p.m.

Ed Boon really knows how to tease his fans.
Big Boss Snake confirmed for new Mortal Kombat game.

cadnexus said on May 6, 2014 at 3:13 p.m.

Dudes, it's plain and simple, they are working on both games with two different crews duh

MuMuGuy said on May 6, 2014 at 3:15 p.m.

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MANDINGO said on May 6, 2014 at 3:15 p.m.

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Galletano said on May 6, 2014 at 3:15 p.m.

A Simpsons Fighting game THIS IS THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE!

no, i actually think is MK or something else like that horror movie fighting game he expressed his interest in. the new injustice will come latter, the game is just a year old. Or is maybe nothing.

ROSHINOBI said on May 6, 2014 at 3:24 p.m.

If that ever happen...I'm maining Chuckee day one...finishing move Hide the soul...lol talking bout epic.

Biohuzzah said on May 6, 2014 at 3:25 p.m.

I'd love for it to be MK vs SF or something, but that's just a dream. I'd be happy with a new MK or Injustice as long as the animations are cleaned up. That was my biggest gripe with MK9 and Injustice.

SummerUndercover said on May 6, 2014 at 3:37 p.m.

MK10... Finally :)

I'm really hoping they implement some of the mechanics from Injustice, like traits, but to be honest I'm most excited for the story.

Bloody_hado said on May 6, 2014 at 3:56 p.m.

It's probably MK

AveMcree said on May 6, 2014 at 3:56 p.m.

dont agree with anything from injustice being added

TrueGamingGuru said on May 6, 2014 at 4 p.m.

Will definitely know which game is going to be revealed at E314.

I think MK10 is likely to be reveal since its been rumored & mention that MK10 was going to be released the same day as the MK movie which was a while back. While Injustice was just teased (rumor) not to long ago which could be WB Games way of cashing in another DC game-related, and it is uncertain if NRS is the developer for Injustice.


If there is going to be a new Mortal Kombat, it is likely it'll take place at MK4 (after the ending of MK9 story mode) and it may also include Deadly Alliance & Deception characters/storyline (considering if they continue to follow MK Story Mode like MK9). There is definitely going to be MK4 related.

sarif2soon said on May 6, 2014 at 4:17 p.m.

You literally can't wait for anything, can you?

mundaney said on May 6, 2014 at 4:19 p.m.

For the love of the elder gods, please hire new animators. Please!!

Otter_of_Death said on May 6, 2014 at 4:52 p.m.

New engine? No, they need to keep the gameplay engine from MK9. That's not even a question.

riceface said on May 6, 2014 at 6:01 p.m.

confirmed, another game with horrible awkward animation with horrible character models

fighto2000 said on May 6, 2014 at 6:03 p.m.

Nothing to look forward to because whatever game that comes from Nether Realm won't last that long. People will lose interest quickly.

HooliganComboFTW said on May 6, 2014 at 6:05 p.m.

Just adding the hold back to block option and possibly the downs would benefit the gameplay greatly. Don't need stage transitions (outside of stage specific fatalities) or the traits though keep that for Injustice where it suits itself better.

Otter_of_Death said on May 6, 2014 at 6:36 p.m.

What made MK9's offense so interesting is precisely the block button. The worst thing they can do is remove it.

And anyway, adding a back-to-block mechanic would require overhauling the majority of special moves in the game. This is not theory talk: NRS tried this route already. Scorpion was put in Injustice, and in less than a 48 hours, the community (not the scrubs, not the casuals) was crying for Scorpion to be banned. MK design is built around the block button, and for a good reason.

SmokeRulz said on May 6, 2014 at 6:39 p.m.

Gimme dat MK10

Maverickneo said on May 6, 2014 at 6:43 p.m.

If he changed the blocking in MK10 to just holding back I would be ALL over that. I never liked holding a button to block since the game first came out.

mistersnowflake said on May 6, 2014 at 6:43 p.m.

So he's teased both injustice and mortal kombat......MK vs DC universe 2 anyone?

Maverickneo said on May 6, 2014 at 6:45 p.m.

I get what you are saying, but I think they can bring something fresh to the series if the redesigned it for the next gen consoles with holding back to block. Injustice does it and I love the game. I always hated holding a button to block in a 2D game and I know Im not the only one who thinks this.

It makes sense in a game like Soul Calibur and what not but just feels so awkward and weird in a 2D game.

Otter_of_Death said on May 6, 2014 at 6:54 p.m.

Well, three things.

First off, MK9 is already fresh IMO. No game has footsies like MK9, not even UMK3 or MKA. Dash-pressure in conjunction with the block button is what makes MK amazing. After finally mastering that formula, why change it? For cross-ups? I played MK9 at tournament level for years, and trust me, that game didn't need any more mix-up potential, lol. MK9 already had cross-ups anyway, they're incredibly unique. They're just used for pressure instead of mix-ups.

Also, I don't think Injustice is a good counter-example. Injustice doesn't have dash cancelling. Even if Injustice did have a block button, it still wouldn't function like MK. Injustice is good, but it is it's own creature. It's just not fair to say "Injustice is great: let's take the block button out of MK."

And look at the character designs. Can anyone imagine fighting Mileena without a block button? The moment she had meter, you'd be in an immediate guessing game. And what about Reptile's dash? It would be a nightmare. Even if the game was balanced, I can't see that being fun.

Zenfluence said on May 6, 2014 at 6:57 p.m.

Boon never teased injustice 2 that was DC at an announcent about...Arkham Knight was it? Anyway they never even said who would be making that game.

Regardless even though personally id like Injustice2 thats Definitely not getting announced before a new MK game, period. IGAU was pretty dang popular but Boon said himself last week MK9 sold more than ANY other game they've made. Not that it really matters seeing as MK is their baby. (Last paragraph not directed at quoted poster)

Darklurkr23 said on May 6, 2014 at 7:05 p.m.

Too early for INjustice 2. I want MK10 announced

Or maybe a Primal Rage reboot!


RunnersKnee said on May 6, 2014 at 7:08 p.m.

Another shot at a crossover?
MKvsDC: Done Right

KnucklesIX said on May 6, 2014 at 7:10 p.m.

Doesn't really matter much to me,but Injustice is still pretty new. I hope they don't abandon it.

SquidySquidz said on May 6, 2014 at 7:43 p.m.

Dreamking you do realize there was a Mortal Kombat clip in that tweet also, right?

ryu600RR said on May 6, 2014 at 8:12 p.m.

no one else thinks this is DLC? maybe i'm just desensitized by crapcom

ERGZ_T00LMAN said on May 6, 2014 at 8:35 p.m.


TrueGamingGuru said on May 6, 2014 at 8:36 p.m.


Pretty interesting choices, but the real problem is does WB Games even own the rights to these 2 games? Another one would be is there a demand for these games to be revived?
Primal Rage was definitely part of Atari Games (plus Midway for Arcade Treasure games), since Midway went bankrupt who even still carries Primal Rage? (unless if an indie developer decide to recreate Primal Rage, like a couple of the other games that are returning by kickstarters & indie developers)
Eternal Champions belongs to Sega since it was developed by Sega Interactive (American based team) & Development Division which the Eternal Champions was later abandon in favor of the Japanese team who developed Virtua Fighter which was a step forward to the fighter game genre, Eternal Champions wasn't good enough to push Sega forward or be define as a quality fighter.


There is no way this going to be a DLC announcement (plus Injustice Game of Year Edition pretty much concludes the DLC support of Injustice) were likely going to get a new game.

mundaney said on May 6, 2014 at 8:36 p.m.

If they made a MK game with links as opposed to chain combos I'd die.

MALDA_IS_BACK said on May 6, 2014 at 8:41 p.m.

Hope is both

danistheman said on May 6, 2014 at 9:15 p.m.

I have a feeling it will be MK vs DC 2. Which I wouldn't mind.

mikesanz said on May 6, 2014 at 10:21 p.m.

oh man, that would be sooo awes

blazebwoy said on May 6, 2014 at 10:52 p.m.

whatever it will be it will have stiffy animation and some terrible character modelling

MarthFE said on May 7, 2014 at 12:45 a.m.

Maybe they... Learned?
Injustice was a lot less choppy and clunky thank mk9, mk9 had better looking character models than injustice... Stages were great in both. Mayyyybe they should take a little of both and then work to make that better. It has been a long time after all

KarbyP said on May 7, 2014 at 6:33 a.m.

That's what I was thinking too. It's the only logical conclusion!!

It has to be!

EDIT: Oh wait... Injustice has hold back to block, while Mortal Kombat has the block button. They wouldn't be able to do it without alienating either audience, I think. Maybe.

sabata84 said on May 7, 2014 at 6:55 a.m.

I wouldnt mind there be a new mk or injustice. I would really get excited if it would be a new crossover game like mk vs street fighter. A new fresh Ip in general would be great to see, I would probably pre order it. I wonder what is capcoms new fighter is suposed to be. Rumored to be a new ip big project.mk plus sf maybe? XD. Anyhow mk vs dc was very experimental and it was not really good on competetivr scene unless they refine it to a 2d fighter then it should be a go

Sasuga said on May 7, 2014 at 7:16 a.m.

If they did MK x Injustice, I'd be hype for that.

Unless they decide to keep the interactibles.

IcyKnee said on May 7, 2014 at 7:45 a.m.

A new Mortal Kombat would be splendid. I'd like it the same way MK 9 was. It just needs to be balanced a bit better and not so frequently. Since they killed off most of the cast, I'm thinking we'll see some more characters from the 3D era of MK. Hopefully there will be some new characters added to the series as well.

AveMcree said on May 7, 2014 at 8:49 a.m.

yeah so everybody can be mad at people like you when they have to fight scorpion again plus other teleporting characters that get free mix ups from they teleports.... no... atleast think before you type lol

HyperViperNZ said on May 7, 2014 at 3:26 p.m.

Injustice 2 would be awesome. Maybe now Black Canary might get some spotlight.


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