Ed Boon addresses Mortal Kombat 11 leaks on Twitter, Injustice 2 leak history might be repeating itself

Sonya is not pleased with the leaks...

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • February 11, 2019 at 12:11 p.m. PST

Mortal Kombat 11 is set for release in about two months, and as it stands right now only 11 characters have been officially revealed as playable. The identities of the remaining characters were potentially leaked earlier this month, and it looks like Ed Boon may have responded to the leak in classic Boon style on Twitter — which might actually be adding more credibility to the list given a similar situation that arose a couple of years ago.

The Steam database updated last week with a list of trophies for Mortal Kombat 11. From the descriptions, we seem to have learned the names of several other playable characters in the game, though they were listed as abbreviations such as "SON" and "BAR" — presumably referring to Sonya and Baraka.

10 new names were shown within these trophies, including several returning Mortal Kombat characters and what appears to be a handful of newcomers and/or guests. NetherRealm Studios Creative Director, Ed Boon, has since taken to Twitter to respond to the potential leaks, and as you might imagine, he isn't too pleased about them.

Still maintaining a humorous approach, Boon shared a tweet that reads, "Hey Sonya... what are your thoughts on leaks?" Attached was a video of Sonya in Mortal Kombat 11 performing her devastating Fatal Blow on Scorpion — obviously a means to represent frustration or anger.

While Boon doesn't directly state that he's referring to the Steam leaks in his tweet, it's a fair assumption considering the gravity of them and the amount of traction they've been getting.

We actually saw a similar situation with Injustice 2 back in 2016, and Boon's acknowledgement could once again be pointing to legitimacy.

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On June 7th, 2016, an official poster for Injustice 2 that came from GameStop was leaked and began circulating online. At this time, the sequel to the DC Comics fighting title had not yet been officially announced.

Responding to this leak, Ed Boon sent out an image showing a "party invitation list" with a number of celebrity names on it. The final name on the list was GameStop and it was crossed out in red.

Boon's Tweet also featured a shrugging emoticon, and the whole thing was Boon essentially expressing a bit of frustration with GameStop for breaking the news early — in his own humorous way. Injustice 2 would go on to be officially unveiled the following day.

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We can't help but be reminded by the Injustice 2 leak situation with Boon's latest tweet about Mortal Kombat 11. It doesn't mean the Steam database leak is 100% confirmed, but the chances of it being the real deal feel like they have gone up now that Boon has acknowledged it.

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