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What to Expect as Mortal Kombat Marks 30th Anniversary

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By Augustine Mbam - - 5 Mins Read
When you’re fighting in a world where you can be killed with just the snap of your fingers, it’s probably best not to make friends with those same people. But that’s exactly what the characters in Mortal Kombat have done for the past 30 years. The video game series, based on the popular 1992 film about ancient warriors who fight each other for their gain, has introduced more than 40 fighters and their accompanying backstories. Each warrior has a fatal flaw: from paranoia to greed and even something as simple as a love for peanut butter or green tea ice cream. In Mortal Kombat, these secrets will get you killed. On the PlayStation Blog, the man behind many of Mortal Kombat's earliest decisions was asked an obvious but interesting question: "Where does 2022 find Mortal Kombat?"   "It finds it celebrating 30 years of being around, being in the public eye," responded Boon. "Obviously… we haven't made the last one. I guess that's probably the closest I can say without revealing too much. The biggest surprise for me is that players have come along and stayed with us for so long. And so the fact that they've stuck with us all this time really invigorates us with each iteration of the game."   “The Mortal Kombat anniversary in 2022 will be a big celebration for the franchise and the fighting game genre. It's amazing that the game has been around for so long and is still considered one of the best fighting games.”   "Do you have any advice for your younger self?"   Boon paused, reflecting on his life over the past three decades. "Don't work so many hours," he finally said. "When you're in your twenties, you have almost unlimited energy. But at the same time, I don't think I would have listened to myself back then," he continued. "We were so driven. We were so motivated to do something special. And with each new thing that we saw, that we put into the game, and seeing people react to it… that just charged us that much more, “so there was no, there was no stopping."   Boon's advice reflects the realities of many young people driven solely by the need to leave a positive mark on earth.

What MK Gamers should expect in the nearest future

Speaking freely, we suppose it’s probable that we do see an MK12 screen in 2022 (in keeping with the 30th Anniversary celebrations) with an eventual release scheduled for 2023.   Regardless, we realize that NeatherRealm generally follows a comparable sample for their launch schedules. As the table suggests, we usually see the studio launch a brand new recreation each year, and had it not been for the covid19 pandemic and the ongoing Warner Brothers turmoil, they might have released something by way of now.   To get a feel of what to anticipate in Mortal Kombat 12, lovers want to have performed Mortal Kombat 11 Aftermath. The campaign DLC launched for the sport a year after launch.   Those who opt to play as Shang Tsung get the ‘terrible’ ending, but folks that opt to facet with Lord Liu Kang will earn the ‘top’ finishing, which sees Shang Tsung defeated. Although it’s yet to be shown, the ‘correct ending’ is extensively anticipated to be explosive. Following Shang Tsung’s defeat, Lord Liu Kang uses Kronika’s Hourglass to create a new timeline, one which Lord Liu Kang refers to as his ‘New Era’ in which, with any luck, his buddies aren't ‘misplaced.’ Following a fade to black, we subsequently see the Wu Shi Academy, wherein numerous Shaolin Monks are educated as Lord Liu Kang appears before his ancestor, the Great Kung Lao. Lord Liu Kang explains that he has chosen Kung Lao as his new champion before explaining that he must be “organized” and “skilled,” to which a burdened Kung Lao asks what for. In response, Lord Liu Kang does not answer. However, he does start to smirk earlier than the credit roll.   The implication is that the timeline has been reset and suggests that Mortal Kombat 12 should kickstart a whole new generation of Mortal Kombat, probably loads of years earlier than the authentic Mortal Kombat arcade sport occurred.

Mortal Kombat 12 Characters List

At this point, it’s impossible to say what characters might be included in Mortal Kombat 12. It all relies upon exactly where this new story goes and what implications the finishing of Mortal Kombat 11 has on the mounted timeline. Likewise, if this new game is honestly set loads of years before the primary arcade sport, it'd suggest a wildly extraordinary cast of characters.   That being stated, while Shang Tsung mocks Lord Liu Kang for being cold-blooded – given how he essentially sacrificed his friends to achieve the only finishing wherein he would possibly save the general timeline – Liu Kang replies that his pals “are not long gone” and could “live again” in his new era.   For now, the best characters we can say will be protected in MK12 are Lord Liu Kang, God of Fire & Thunder, in addition to the Great Kung Lao. Will Raiden be in Mortal Kombat 12? It’s tough to mention, primarily based on the MK11 finishing, which saw Liu Kang as the god of Thunder. We’ll update this piece as we gather more elaborate information.