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Why I think NetherRealm Studios could officially reveal Mortal Kombat 12 on April 19

It's been ages since NetherRealm Studios announced that they had wrapped up post-launch development for Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate, meaning no more DLC characters beyond Mileena, Rain and Rambo. They also outright stated that the company had moved on to their next project without giving any additional details beyond that.

Although NetherRealm Studios has been biding their time for their official announcement, a Warner Bros. Discovery earnings call ended up leaking the next project that NRS has been working on before they were ready to officially announce it. We now know that Mortal Kombat 12 is slated to release sometime this year "with ambitious launch projections."

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Moves like this are why Mortal Kombat connects with fans better than most other fighting games

There are more than a few reasons to appreciate the Mortal Kombat franchise, but looking back over its history we can tease out a particular reason as to why its been so successful at connecting with fans: it listens to them.

Series co-creator Ed Boon has not only produced content that grips and maintains attention, but encourages further speculation as well. Especially back in the arcade days where rumors were slower both to start and to be debunked, conversations near Mortal Kombat cabinets were rife with supposed secret characters, modes, and Fatalities, most of which were all baseless or nearly so, but many of which were actually brought to fruition years later. Let's take a look at one such case from the legendary Mortal Kombat 2.

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Here are some secret attacks that Mortal Kombat 11 doesn't tell you about as reviewed by TrueUnderDawgGaming

Characters in Mortal Kombat 11 have plenty of attacks at their disposal, but they're never available all at once. Specific attacks are only accessible via Mortal Kombat 11's custom variation system.

Once a choice is made at the character select screen, the corresponding moves are added into the move listings portion of the pause menu. However, there are specific attack that the game won't initially tell you about when looking through the variation possibilities.

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Ed Boon polls community on which classic Mortal Kombat mode should return and fans responded with over 72,000 votes

Mortal Kombat 12 was recently "announced" and is slated to release sometime this year. As of this moment, we know virtually nothing about Mortal Kombat 12, aside from the fact that it is the next project that NetherRealm Studios is working on.

What kind of modes could we potentially see in Mortal Kombat 12? Notably, Ed Boon recently held a poll on Twitter that asked Mortal Kombat fans about which old school mode that fans would be most excited to see return in a future title.

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How many of you knew the Toasty Easter egg could actually provide a gameplay boost in Mortal Kombat 9?

The Mortal Kombat franchise is notorious for hiding secrets and Easter eggs in their games that can take players years to discover, but there's very few which could have had an impact on tournament play.

Many of us here are likely familiar with the Toasty Dan Forden Easter egg included in Mortal Kombat 2011, but how many knew it could provide a special gameplay boost when he appears?

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Kabal might be the overall strongest Mortal Kombat character ever as depicted by Ketchup's latest video

PNDK&M has released another video from the channel's Mortal Kombat Competitive History series. This time, Ketchup is talking about how strong Kabal has been throughout the Mortal Kombat series.

According to Ketchup, Kabal might just be the overall strongest character in Mortal Kombat history due to him being consistently top tier. Even his weakest appearance ended up being average at the very worst.

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That time Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody was referenced in a Mortal Kombat Fatality

The Mortal Kombat franchise is known for having tons of secrets, references, and Easter eggs injected into its games. Going as far back as the very first game in the series, the developers added a hidden boss fight with now fan-favorite fighter Reptile that players simply had to find themselves through playing the game and word of mouth.

There are also references to other media found in Mortal Kombat games, and one of the best and most prominent was actually incorporated into Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate. You'd never think that iconic hit song "Bohemian Rhapsody" from 1970's rock band Queen would ever have representation in a Mortal Kombat game, but it did, and it was/is incredible.

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Flirting while fighting? Modern audiences would never approve of this old Mortal Kombat 9 GameStop ad

The Mortal Kombat franchise was reinvented with new management and a time-travel retconned story back in 2011, but even since then a lot has changed both within and without of the franchise.

Such change is never more apparent than when you get a little time capsule snapshot... such as a particular GameStop promo ad for Mortal Kombat 2011 (often referred to as Mortal Kombat 9) that sees two franchise favorites, Scorpion and Mileena, flirting in the workplace (which also happens to be a fighting arena hundreds of feet above deadly, jagged spikes).

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When and where we're likely to see more announcements for Mortal Kombat 12, Street Fighter 6 and Tekken 8 before Evo 2023

There are currently 3 massive titles incoming to the fighting game community within the coming months / year between Mortal Kombat 12, Street Fighter 6 and Tekken 8, which are all likely going to have plenty of announcements for during that time.

All 3 of the fighters will almost surely have a big presense at Evo 2023 this year, but what can fans expect and look forward to for when Capcom, Bandai Namco and NetherRealm Studios may have more to show before then?

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A new Mortal Kombat 9 tier list has been released after nearly 12 years since launch

It's be nearly 12 years since Mortal Kombat 9 released on April 19, 2011. Though this game once had a competitive scene surrounding it, most players ended up moving on with the release of NetherRealm Studios' Injustice: Gods Among Us, Mortal Kombat X, Injustice 2 and Mortal Kombat 11.

However, a new tier list for Mortal Kombat 9 was recently released on Twitter by Jer. According to Jer, the construction of this tier list was the result of a meeting between multiple successful Mortal Kombat 9 players. The tier list is said to be ordered, but it's not based on match ups.

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AI Kratos hits up AI Ed Boon about his chances of getting back into Mortal Kombat 12

Instead of doing more nefarious things with the possibilities of artificial intelligence, the internet instead seems to be focused on using the technology to make people or even fictional characters have whatever random conversations they can think of.

We've already heard the United States presidents argue over their Guilty Gear mains, and now we have AI Kratos asking AI Ed Boon about joining Mortal Kombat 12's roster.

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Super unveils his top 5 guest character ideas that he'd like to see for Mortal Kombat 12

The way Mortal Kombat 12 was leaked may have been anti-climatic, but it certainly has fans talking about the possibilities. Due to the massive success of guest characters in past NetherRealm Studios titles, it's safe to assume that Mortal Kombat 12 will also have guest characters playable via DLC.

As such, Super recently released a video that has him discussing which five guest characters he'd like to see in Mortal Kombat 12. He reveals these characters over the course of a 16 minute video with Mortal Kombat X gameplay in the background (which sort of spoils one of Super's picks).

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How Mortal Kombat's storyline is far from perfect and how to fix it for Mortal Kombat 12

It can be argued that Mortal Kombat 9, Mortal Kombat X and Mortal Kombat 11 features the best single player experiences thanks to their story modes when it comes to the fighting game genre. Regardless, it's still not exactly a perfect storyline.

With Mortal Kombat 12 now basically confirmed to be coming out this year, many fans are wondering how NetherRealm Studios plans on following up after the multiple endings seen from Mortal Kombat 11's story mode (including the Aftermath endings). History Behind The Warrior recently released a video that talks about the issues of Mortal Kombat's story so far, and how to fix them.

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Thank goodness Ed Boon has all but disconfirmed most of these characters for Mortal Kombat 12

NetherRealm Studios head honcho and Mortal Kombat co-creator, Ed Boon, is one of the more active head game developers on Twitter, and has recently engaged in a few "ask me anything" threads with his many followers.

As one might imagine, the bulk of these asks deal with the next Mortal Kombat game, which was actually leaked about two weeks ago. Boon has responded to a handful of messages asking if particular characters are likely to either return or be introduced, some of which we're very happy to see have little to no chance of doing so.

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These Mortal Kombat fighters look extremely likely now that Mortal Kombat 12 is confirmed as discussed by TrueUnderDawgGaming

It ended up being quite the surprise when Mortal Kombat 12 was suddenly leaked during a Warner Bros. Discovery earnings call. With Mortal Kombat 12 now confirmed, many of Ed Boon's teasing Tweets throughout 2021 now have additional context.

In a recent video, TrueUnderDawgGaming outlined eight characters that he believes have effectively been confirmed (or are at least extremely likely) based on what Ed Boon has previously Tweeted or based on data mine leaks from Mortal Kombat Onslaught (mobile game). This all makes sense now that we know for sure that Mortal Kombat 12 is next rather than Injustice 3.

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The top 10 giant characters in fighting games but you can only pick Zangief, Abigail or Hugo as the sole Street Fighter rep

The big body and giant class of fighting game characters is arguably one of the least appreciated for the amount of work and creativity that goes into making them actually work (when they do) in the whole genre.

MrTopTenList recently did as his name suggests release a new video breaking down who he considers to be the top 10 giant characters in fighting games based on their size and what they can do with it.

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Super considers which of his favorite Mortal Kombat characters are up for the chopping block in Mortal Kombat 12

After a long span of silence from NetherRealm Studios, Mortal Kombat 12 was surprisingly revealed during a Warner Bros. Discovery earnings call. Apparently, Mortal Kombat 12 is set to release this year "with ambitious launch projections."

As of right now, we know next to nothing about Mortal Kombat 12 aside from the fact that it's being developed and it's slated to release this year. Of course, everyone is wondering who will make the cut for the roster this time.

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