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Mortal Kombat’s story may be finished, but there’s a “a big surprise” coming next year

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Mortal Kombat 11 isn’t just one of the very best fighting games of the year, it may just be yet another example of how developer NetherRealm manages to nail the narrative beats of its age-old franchise. Between the threat of Outworld, Elder Gods meddling in human affairs and the fate of all reality being settled in a slugfest, Mortal Kombat 11 is the cherry on top of a story that not only dates back to its original debut in 1992 but actually manages to stitch every game together into one cohesive saga.

Across multiple sagas, sequels and even soft reboots, there’s a single tale being told that ends with EarthRealm finally finding peace. Mortal Kombat 11 ends with a sense of finality by the time the end credits have rolled, as feuds are settled and champions rise to protect humanity. So what’s the future of Mortal Kombat look like? Only the people in charge of the franchise know, but one thing’s for certain: Mortal Kombat 11 does close the book on the current epic saga.

Speaking to MortalKombatOnline, NetherRealm’s Khan Ed Boon revealed that the eleventh chapter in the series was pretty much “the end of the story”:

The story of Mortal Kombat, we’re pretty much calling this one the end of the story, but we’re certainly not through with Mortal Kombat. You know, there’s more characters that are going to come, and we have a big surprise coming next year for Mortal Kombat.

By the Elder Gods, I hope there’s a Shaolin Monks sequel in development. Mortal Kombat 11 is currently halfway through its season pass of extra fighters in year one, with the Terminator having recently made a splash. With a new feature film on the way, other projects in the works and more season pass characters ready to make a splash inside of Mortal Kombat 11, NetherRealm’s bloody brawler still has plenty of juice in its tank before that surprisality is eventually revealed.

Last Updated: October 31, 2019

22 Comments

  1. Kool

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  2. Hammersteyn

    October 31, 2019 at 11:39

    Probably more DLC so they can suck more money out of this franchises soul. Either that or a live service MK game.

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    • SagatatiaRZA

      October 31, 2019 at 14:51

      And my money will be right there in their pockets for each new bloody kombatant released. Couldn’t possibly get enough MK.

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      • Hammersteyn

        October 31, 2019 at 15:47

        good, keep the gouging going.

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        • SagatatiaRZA

          October 31, 2019 at 16:02

          Yeah what a ridiculous notion; being charged for something that took work to make and that consumers enjoy. The audacity of it all.

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          • Hammersteyn

            October 31, 2019 at 16:26

            You enjoy paying for content that was cut? It’s your money. I also love MK. I’ve played every single one from the arcades to the home consoles starting with the Sega Genesis up until MK10. So I’ve seen how they’ve monetized the series and I’ll wait for the edition with all the DLC, I got all the time in the world.

          • Hammersteyn

            November 1, 2019 at 08:24

            Apologies for yesterday, I was a dick. Just miss the good ole days of gaming.

          • SagatatiaRZA

            November 1, 2019 at 10:17

            Very cool of you to say this. And I get it. I for one enjoy character DLC but fling my shit when I’m asked to spend like R6 on microtransactions

          • Hammersteyn

            November 1, 2019 at 16:56

            ????

  3. Raptor Rants

    October 31, 2019 at 12:53

  4. Raptor Rants

    October 31, 2019 at 12:54

    What if it’s a game about saving lives now instead of ending them? Like some weird doctor game?

    Mortal Praktice

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  5. The D

    October 31, 2019 at 14:39

    Pleased to see that nobody has spotted the horror movie reference yet 🙂

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    • Hammersteyn

      October 31, 2019 at 16:02

      It’s the face on the left, but from where I don’t know

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      • The D

        October 31, 2019 at 16:15

        Neeeeeeeeeeeeerp. I did nothing to the stone faces.

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        • Hammersteyn

          October 31, 2019 at 16:16

          Oh, well I search for the image on google and saw a few that had it missing. so gg

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    • Dresden

      October 31, 2019 at 16:27

      I’m stumped. My only guess is that the halo is from The Ring.

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      • The D

        October 31, 2019 at 16:58

        YOU GOT IT
        Not even Geoff could figure it out, so one-up to you bruv.

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        • Dresden

          October 31, 2019 at 17:09

          I did what Hammer did though, I compared it to a similar picture, but thanks xD

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      • Hammersteyn

        October 31, 2019 at 17:22

        NICE!

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  6. SagatatiaRZA

    October 31, 2019 at 14:51

    I doubt it would be a huge new game this soon but I would love it if it were. Even the kart game made as a full standalone game would be sick

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