Ed Boon confirms that new NetherRealm Studios game will be Injustice 3 or Mortal Kombat 12

Ed Boon confirms that new NetherRealm Studios game will be Injustice 3 or Mortal Kombat 12


We have good hopes for fighting game fans, who after learning of Team Ninja’s intention to revive Dead or Alive, a classic franchise, can now also look optimistically to the future of NetherRealm Studios.

After releasing Mortal Kombat 11 in 2019 and properly supporting it with a lot of post-release content, among which the Aftermath expansion also stands out, the devs at NetherRealm Studios have thrown themselves wholeheartedly into the development of a mysterious new project.


The debates about what game this is have been going on for years, and unfortunately we still can’t say for sure what it is, but now we can narrow the field significantly. Responding to a fan’s question on Twitter, NetherRealm Studios creative director Ed Boon has officially confirmed that the studio’s next game will either be Injustice 3 or Mortal Kombat 12.

An answer that is no doubt concise, but seems to hide a lot of information: for starters, Boon clarified that the studio’s next project is not a new IP and that the official titles of the two games will enjoy canonical incremental numbering; Furthermore, he hinted that both games are in development, so only one thing remains to be known: Which of the two will arrive first?

Despite the persistent rumors that Mortal Kombat 12 was announced at EVO 2022 last August, we feel like focusing on Injustice 3, for the simple matter of timing and alternation. The second chapter of the DC fighting game was released in 2017, two years before the much more recent Mortal Kombat 11, so the development of Injustice 3 could be further along.

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