The storyline for Mortal Kombat might be over after the last game’s ending, but that doesn’t mean the franchise is over yet. According to co-creator Ed Boon, there are more Mortal Kombat characters coming in the future. Also, expect a surprise to hit sometime next year.
During a recent talk with Tera Brasil, Ed Boon confirmed that we haven’t seen the last of Mortal Kombat yet. NetherRealm Studios will continue releasing characters in the months to come. This doesn’t come as a surprise since Arnold Swarzenegger as T-800 has just joined the roster, with more to come.
After the end of Mortal Kombat 11, we believed that this could be the end for the franchise. It might as well be since we’re talking about a huge franchise that has recycled the same content and tied it up with a new intriguing story. It’s only natural for the studio to want to take a step back from the series, even though the opportunities are endless right now.
What’s important is that Mortal Kombat 11 is getting more characters in the future and the support will continue. Ed Boon, when asked about his studio’s plans for the series, claimed:
The story of Mortal Kombat, you know, we’re pretty much calling it the end of the story. But, we’re certainly not through with Mortal Kombat. There are more characters that are gonna come and we have a big surprise coming next year for Mortal Kombat.
What could this big surprise be? As far as we know, it could either be a fan-favorite DLC or an original Mortal Kombat remaster. Either way, it’s a breath of fresh air knowing that the franchise is not over yet. In reality, NetherRealm Studios can decide to reboot the series anytime they feel ready after the fitting ending that MK11 gave us.
Mortal Kombat 11 had a free-trial weekend up until today. If you weren’t able to play, note that there’s a sale on Playstation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch right now so you can check that out too.
Just like the rumors claimed last year, Mortal Kombat 11 is receiving Spawn, the Terminator and the Joker as characters in its roster. A version of the game for Google Stadia is also coming. We can’t wait to see how the game holds up as a cloud title.