Mortal Kombat Poster Possibly Reveals Upcoming Ed Boon Announcement

A leaked image of a poster might reveal what Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon has been teasing for the past few weeks. Details coming June 2.

Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon has been teasing an upcoming reveal for the past few weeks, but a recent leaked poster (shown above) all but confirms that a new Mortal Kombat is on the way soon.

The image, posted to Reddit, doesn't reveal much about the game outside what the game might be outside of the iconic Mortal Kombat logo, the tagline "Who's next?", and a brutally fractured spine.

Boon's cryptic tweets have included an innocuous picture of a car...with the logo MK X, and a countdown which is set to end on Monday, June 2 (since we're on five today).

So, what's the announcement going to be? is this Mortal Kombat 10, a new cross-over game, or something else entirely? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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Foppe
Foppe

Look painful.


Csdabest89
Csdabest89

They have a real chance to clean up the story here. Thats What I think is happening that they are making a better story line so they can potentailly make a movie. I they give each and every character an extensive moveset. I would love to See Sub-zero and Cyber Sub-zero's movesets combined into a living Sub-zero. I have high expectations for this new game

kentoriyama
kentoriyama

Not a huge MK fan, but I'd rather play that than USF4. What a let down that was.

bu3aDeL_Maz
bu3aDeL_Maz

MK 10 plz, me and my friends still get together and play MK9. best fighting game ever made.


supports 4 players

has tag team mode

has awesome X-ray moves

has all the awesome known characters

best gameplay for fighting games I've seen (yes better than SF)


you cannot argue with the list! *unless you wanna add to it*

Blk_Mage_Ctype
Blk_Mage_Ctype

I'm definitely ready for another MK game, especially if this one picks up where the last one left off with MK4's story arc.

RSM-HQ
RSM-HQ

@Blk_Mage_Ctype Reboot MK was I, II, & III. So I assume the sequel is IV, Deadly Alliance, & Deception. The reboot writes off Armageddon so let's all act like that story was none-canon minus the intro :P

rexpowercolt
rexpowercolt

Next gen mortal kombat is gonna make you physically sick watching fatalities. Noob Saibots attack that makes people puke their bile is still almost unwatchable today "shudder"

horizonwriter
horizonwriter

Nice. I was wondering when we'd see an MK for this current generation. Nothing irritates my kids more than when I babality their tails. :-P

beuneus12
beuneus12

No more Gamespy servers, PLEASE. Use dedicated servers for online fighters, the input lag was terrible last game

LtReviews
LtReviews

@beuneus12


Fortunately, Gamespy servers no longer exist. They moved hosting from the old MK9 to new servers.


Though unfortunately, as horribly horrid as the Gamespy servers were, MK9 still runs bad on the new servers, just because the net-code for the game in general is terribad. NRS just has never been very good about netcode, even though they've always loved online play.


But Injustice netcode, while still bad, was a decent improvement. If they incrementally improve again with the next Mortal Kombat game, it should be quite decent for online play


*fingers crossed*

NbAlIvEr10000
NbAlIvEr10000

I really hope that not only do they improve on what they did with the last MK, but also make a story mode in along the lines of like Shaolin Monks.....that was a pretty badass game too.

beuneus12
beuneus12

@NbAlIvEr10000 the last MK had a story mode....

not are how it was implemented in Shaolin monks though

NbAlIvEr10000
NbAlIvEr10000

@beuneus12 @NbAlIvEr10000 Yeah I know it had a story mode....I guess I wasn't very specific.  What I mean is I hope they not only improve on a 1v1 and 2v2 arcade fighting game, but make the story mode more along the lines of how Shaolin Monks played ......almost like 2 games in one. 

fragsnipa
fragsnipa

Please please do not ruined it, the last mortal kombat was the best since MK 2.  Please build of that please go that route.  Please dont EFF it up

J-007
J-007

Twisted depictions for Mortal Kombat

RSM-HQ
RSM-HQ

No Street Fighter or Tekken set for next generation consoles so I think it's safe to say this will be the fighter of choice on PS4 and Xbox One in the near future. 


No disrespect to Killer Instinct, but that game is very vanilla even if somewhat deep in its combo set-ups.

youre_a_sheep
youre_a_sheep

I vote for an action RPG modeled after Legacy of Kain.  I'm not sure if I'm joking or not.

Bellum_Sacrum
Bellum_Sacrum

So, are they going to turn the series into a worthy fighting game or is it going to be another shallow gorefest to impress the children?

youre_a_sheep
youre_a_sheep

@Bellum_Sacrum  Were you to play the last MK (and you clearly haven't) you'd feel VERY embarrassed by your comment.

meatz666
meatz666

@youre_a_sheep @Bellum_Sacrum He´s not entirely wrong. MK isn't a "shallow gorefest", but it's far from "worthy fighting game". Just check the finals at EVO. Fanboyism is more embarrassing than talking sh!t in a Comments section. Just sayin'.

RSM-HQ
RSM-HQ

@Bellum_Sacrum You only ever seem to spout harsh comments on anything I read. . . 


Anywho. . Granted Mortal Kombat has never come on par with the Virtua, Tekken, Streets, or BlazBlues of the world but the last showed they are getting close. 


The last Mortal Kombat was a big step in the right direction so keep that in mind. & still retained the lush gore for its prime fanbase. 

crazynotstupid
crazynotstupid

@Bellum_Sacrum It IS a pretty good fighting game. It went to Evo 3 times. Of course if you compare it to Street Fighter it's going to fall short. If you're looking for the perfect fighting game just play SF4. The blood and gore is part of what makes the MK franchise stand out. No drastic changes are required.

redbat32
redbat32

have to buy game no option to not

Kinguard73
Kinguard73

Sad thing is I wish I could buy a digital copy of the original PS3 for my PS4 ( I converted and no longer have my 360 or it's games) Hey gave it to a Vietnam vet friend of mine when I upgraded he loves the 360 and his went to pop and dying of Crones disease so I say small sacrifice to make him happy. =)


rybanoyd
rybanoyd

MK on Xbox One and PS4?? OMGZZZZzzzzzZZZZZxxxxyyyZZZZZ imagine the fatalitiesssss 

Oloryn
Oloryn

Really enjoyed MK9, I thought it was a much needed breath of fresh air into an increasingly stale series, and I appreciated the massive amount of single player content and fleshed out story mode. Definitely excited to see where the series will be taken.

wexorian
wexorian

Last Mk was awesome with quiet interesting "campaign" i'm curious how story will turn around , keep it up don't repeat ARMAGEDON.

Kupin
Kupin

It would be great if it features all the characters that included in previous MK Deadly Alliance, Armageddon, Deception and Shaolin Monks and also an RPG element like Konquest.

domisbatman
domisbatman

If they remake Armageddon it would be sick

l_skipper
l_skipper

 MORTAL KOMBAT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fallout_red
Fallout_red

The story mode of MK9 was pretty much my favorite part of any fighting game (As someone who enjoys the genre but doesn't play professionally). 


Hope they keep the quality of that for the next story: Dark yet cheesy, Atmospheric yet also campy in the right parts, Unpredictable yet respectful to the mythology... and finally, fun yet brutal. In short, the MK10 story better be bloody awesome.

hampton2003
hampton2003

mk10 and no crossover or guest characters, keep it pure MK.

Legend002
Legend002

Please be an action adventure!

DeathwachMarine
DeathwachMarine

I reeeeeaaaalllly hope the next one is more like the PS2 versions

hastati4
hastati4

MK9 was the first fighting game that I ever really got into, and I tried many before it. I don't know, something about it just clicked for me. Loved playing as Ermac, Cyrax, Jade, and Quan Chi.

Ezio_2009
Ezio_2009

@hastati4 It was just a really good fighting game. And the fact that MK has been painfully average for a long time, it was like a breath of fresh air.