Mortal Kombat creator teases possible announcement by counting down

Ed Boon's countdown points to something being announced in early June.

Mortal Kombat series creator Ed Boon has begun counting down to something--possibly a new game announcement--on Twitter in as indirect a manner as possible.

It began with a tweet on Sunday (noticed by IGN), when Boon simply wrote, "Square root of 841." A day later, he wrote, "Question: How many days in (non-leap-year) February?" The answers to those questions are 29 and 28, respectively, establishing a pattern that continued today, when he posted a link to a clip from The Simpsons that involves the number 27.

27 days from today is June 2, just a week prior to the start of E3. It's possible that Boon is teasing a new project from NetherRealm Studios, developer of the most recent Mortal Kombat game and Injustice: Gods Among Us, that will be revealed ahead of E3.

A sequel to Injustice was reportedly mentioned during a DC Comics panel at WonderCon panel last month. The game has yet to be officially announced, so we don't yet know if the game is actually in the works or, if it is, whether NetherRealm is the one developing it.

Likewise, there is also at least one indication that a new Mortal Kombat is coming: While promoting Metal Gear Solid V, Kiefer Sutherland indicated he had done work on a Mortal Kombat game. As his voice hasn't been used in any previous game in the series, that has been taken to mean that a follow-up to the 2011 reboot is in development.

With Boon providing no indication as to what exactly he's counting down to, what would you most like to see NetherRealm work on next? Let us know in the comments below.

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Discussion

90 comments
markranger
markranger

I can't wait to see a real next-gen fighting game in action. MK PS4 and Tekken will be incredible.

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

Mortal Kombat 10 and Injustice 2 both announced would be heaven for me

Seifer24
Seifer24

If it's not Mortal Kombat,Who really cares

nickjt7
nickjt7

Come on Gamepot.  You totally dropped the ball by not calling it a Kountdown.  Then again, it may not be MK related.

dark_rage864
dark_rage864

Mortal Kombat: Resurrection - March 17th 2015 - Xbox One, PS4, PC, Wii U

Urizen316
Urizen316

It would be nice if they switch Injustice and MK every time. Right now I'm dying for a new MK, next time bring on the next Injustice.

eternity888
eternity888

just make it simple as MK3 !!! 2D and of course with a lot better graphics but same controls

alien-hell
alien-hell

whatever it is just bring it for PC immediately too, not with a year and half delay

byof_america
byof_america

Create your own fighter maybe, ya? Was cool in what ever mortal kombat had it. Maybe not for online, but split screen.

chev9390
chev9390

And for the love of god, no guest characters and DLC characters.

nayce54
nayce54

What if they put in a Dark Souls Character in the next MORTAL KOMBAT!!

nayce54
nayce54

All they need to do is bring back the old combo system, where you just mashed buttons in a coordinated fashion - Like Lu Kang's combo from MK3 Ultimate!!!!  NO MORE FORCED JUGGLING COMBOS!!  We also need the old code input system.  I still remember to how you enable blood for MK1 for Sega ---> A, B, --> A, C, --> A,B, B!!!!!!!!   I am plucking Master of the Netherealm!

nayce54
nayce54

Omg, I can't wait to select Quan Chi!

eViL_iTo696
eViL_iTo696

it would be epic if they announce MK vs Street Fighter every fighthing game fan would explode in extacy it been long overdue many years in the making come on make it happen!!!

toddx77
toddx77

I so hope it is Injustice 2 and they bring Earth 2 characters into the mix.

chev9390
chev9390

I don't know about you guys but I loooooooove MK Deception back in day. I spend a surprising amount of time in the Konquest mode. Definitely have some good nostalgic memories for that game. 

DeathwachMarine
DeathwachMarine

Yessss I hope to play me some new mortal kombat soon! Their last entry to the series was fun, but  it'd be awesome if they returned to the style and design of the Ps2 ones. 

WhiteStormy
WhiteStormy

What's with all of this Mortal Kombat 10 talk?  There's only been 8 games by my count.  MK, MK2, MK3, MK4, MK Deadly Alliance, MK Deception, MK Armageddon, MK(2011).  Yep, my math checks out just fine.

brxricano
brxricano

Im gonna guess more Mortal Kombat.

SIDEFX1
SIDEFX1

Mortal kombat is back bitches.

jack00
jack00

I'm up for a new MK game. I woudln't care one bit for an injustce 2 as I just can't get into a comicbook game where catwoman/nightwing/etc. can beat superman/doomsday/etc..

I wouldn't mind a new IP either.

chev9390
chev9390

I'm really hope that the single player campaign is like the single player campaign from MK Deception.

shinrae5
shinrae5

I was sad that the x1 didn't get the injustice port, so a new injustice game would be very welcome by me!

TriggerManX97
TriggerManX97

@g1rldraco7  Personally I would like it if they announced MK vs DCU 2, mainly because after Injustice and MK9 I think that they could do it way better this time.

glacius_x
glacius_x

@dark_rage864 That wouldn't be a far stretch, but MK usually always releases in a OCT-NOV window from what the past has shown. Plus the name resurrection wouldn't fit, unless they are reviving all old characters, which has been done. I think it's def an MK, but a whole new era of characters.

Urizen316
Urizen316

@byof_america  I believe it was Mortal Kombat Armageddon, and YES! it was awesome! Limited, but the mere idea of creating your own "Kombatant" was pure genius. If only they made like 50 extra fatalities we could choose for our fighter, that'd be superduper.

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

@nayce54 I like your idea, but maybe they put in a cameo character from a good game that is popular among the masses?

chev9390
chev9390

@eViL_iTo696 No, only casual fighting game would explode. Fighting game fans would be meh. 

nayce54
nayce54

@eViL_iTo696 Dude, the day that Ed Boon does a Mortal Kombat VS Streetfighter -- I will commit a plucking TERRORIST ATTACK on Antarctica!!

supersonyxbox-u
supersonyxbox-u

I guess we know who failed math.

Mk, mk2, ultimate mk3, mk trilogy, mk4, mk deadly alliance, mk deception, mk armagedon, mk vs dc, mk reboot

eViL_iTo696
eViL_iTo696

@WhiteStormy well Ed did count MK vs DC as an entry, but if you want to leave that one out fine by me lol, just saying why it was 9.

NaturallyEvil
NaturallyEvil

@chev9390 That would be awesome.  It was like getting two games for the price of one: a grim and bloody fighting game, and a really silly adventure game.  Combined with a story as cool as the new MK's story mode, it could really be something great.

Urizen316
Urizen316

@spacecadet25 @nayce54  Gabriel from Castlevania Lords of Shadow? Got a great alternate skin in Dracula aswell. Then again, maybe he's more suited for a Soul Calibur...

WhiteStormy
WhiteStormy

@eViL_iTo696 @WhiteStormyYeah, I don't count it because it isn't part of the MK canon, much like how Marvel vs Capcom isn't part of the Street Fighter canon.

Urizen316
Urizen316

@WhiteStormy @eViL_iTo696  There is Street Fighter canon? Didn't they give up on story after Super Streeft Fighter 3 Ex Alpha Omega Plus Ultra Hyper Puzzle Edition?

WhiteStormy
WhiteStormy

@burn_cooper @WhiteStormy@toddx77I'm sorry but Shaolin Monks is NOT a numbered entry in the Mortal Kombat series.  It's an adventure game that covers the events of MK2 from Liu Kang and Kung Lao's perspective.

WhiteStormy
WhiteStormy

@toddx77 @burn_cooper@WhiteStormyBut Shaolin Monks is an adventure game not counted as a number entry to the series like Mythologies and Special Forces.  Canon or not, it's not a part of the main series.