Ed Boon says that we shouldn't expect any Mortal Kombat news at the upcoming Evo 2022 tournament this weekend

Ed Boon says that we shouldn't expect any Mortal Kombat news at the upcoming Evo 2022 tournament this weekend

By Justin ‘AdaptiveTrigger’ Gordon










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Evo 2022, one of the biggest fighting game tournaments of the year, is slated to begin this weekend. Just yesterday, we learned from the PlayStation Blog the Evo Lounge will host reveals of upcoming fighting game content from Arc System Works, Warner Bros. Games, Capcom, SNK, and Bandai Namco Entertainment.






At this point, it’s been over a year since NetherRealm Studios announced that post-launch content for Mortal Kombat 11 had wrapped up, and that the company had moved on to their next project. Could Evo 2022 be the perfect time for the announcement of “Mortal Kombat 12”? According to Ed Boon, us fans should not get our hopes up.









In response to another Tweet (now deleted) that indicated how we should expect announcements from “the developers behind Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, Tekken, and Guilty Gear,” Ed Boon stated outright that there won’t be any Mortal Kombat announcements at the major event.


“… Except Mortal Kombat,” replied Boon. “Sorry.”



While it may be possible that Boon is downplaying the possibility as to promote more hype when an announcement does actually happen, this seems extremely unlikely. If Boon were to do this, this would be a cause for speculation from fans for years to come regardless of what Boon tries to confirm or disconfirm in the future.


It’s worth noting that Boon’s word choice could be implying something else entirely. Though it’s believed that “Mortal Kombat 12” is NetherRealm Studios’ next project, it could also be Injustice 3 or have something to do with that rumor suggesting that NRS is working with the Marvel Comics IP.


However, Boon’s follow up Tweet has also reduced the chances of this sort of announcement as well. Boon seems to be genuinely excited for other announcements.


“It’s time for Street Fighter and other great fighting games to be in the sun,” added Boon. “Let’s enjoy that!”



More than likely, the confirmation that Warner Bros. will be present during the Evo Lounge is foretelling the announcement of future MultiVersus content. While Mortal Kombat characters like Scorpion and Sub-Zero are owned by Warner Bros., we probably shouldn’t expect their announcements at Evo 2022 either if Boon’s next Tweet is anything to go by.


“Granted, I know nothing, but I’m personally excited to see what MultiVersus has in store for Evo,” stated Boon.



It’s hard to imagine the MultiVersus developers revving up for the announcement of Mortal Kombat representation in MultiVersus without Ed Boon’s knowledge. As a result of all of this, it’s probably best to keep expectations extremely low with regards to any news this weekend about any content associated with NetherRealm Studios.







Source: Event Hubs

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