Following the rumors about Peacemaker’s arrival on Mortal Kombat 12 as a guest fighter, we have a new teaser dropped by NetherRealm. The company is not officially mentioning Mortal Kombat 12, but it’s hard to not identify it. The game’s arrival in 2023 was confirmed during a meeting with shareholders from Warner Bros. In the past few days, we have seen a couple of teasers about the game. Some reputed journalists even point to the game’s reveal at the next PlayStation Showcase set to happen in late May. The game seems to be really coming, and while a confirmation does not come with more details, NetherRealme keeps up with those cryptic teasers.
Mortal Kombat 12 could mean a complete reboot for the series
Previously, during a video that celebrates the series’ 30th anniversary, Ed Boon shared a small video clip. The video seems to show Kronika’s Sands of Time, and then, one small grain of sand blows up. With the rumors pointing to a reboot for the series, we can start to paint a figure on these teasers.
The grain that simulated a universal explosion could just mean that NetherRealm is exploding the MK’s universe. The studio may want to start from scratch. To those unaware, Mortal Kombat 11’s plot cycles around time-and-space traveling. It has an ancient hourglass that can completely rewrite the story. This tool was used by Kronika, the game’s main antagonist. Thanks to this “excuse” it was possible to bring back Shao Kahn, Liu Kang, Kung Lao, and others after their demise in MK9.
Now, there is a new video teaser for the game that seems to confirm the universe has been… reset.
— Mortal Kombat 30 (@MortalKombat) May 10, 2023
The company already has a good narrative excuse to blow up the universe and start from scratch. The latest trailer seems to further confirm those theories. In the new video, the camera slowly follows the seconds-hand of a clock as it ticks toward 12. At the last moment, though, it leaps 12 entirely, springing all the way over to 1. This gives more ammunition to all those reboot theorists.
Considering all the rumors, and NetherRealm’s teaser with the “It’s almost time” message, we have strong reasons to believe that the game will come this year. With the PlayStation Showcase happening in late May or in early June, we have just a few weeks until the game’s announcement.