Mortal Kombat Teaser Fuels Reboot Suspicions
Mortal Kombat aficionados have been buzzing with excitement, as a recent teaser released by the official Mortal Kombat Twitter account appears to suggest that a reboot may be on the horizon. The teaser, which features an enigmatic video of a clock, has amplified speculation about the future of the iconic fighting game series, leaving fans eagerly anticipating what lies ahead.
The teaser video displays the second hand of a clock ticking from 9 to 10 and 11, ultimately bypassing 12 and jumping straight to 1. This intriguing visual has fueled theories of a reboot, particularly given the history of the Mortal Kombat franchise. The series saw its last reboot back in 2011 with Mortal Kombat, the ninth mainline entry developed by NetherRealm Studios.
Since its inception in 1992, Mortal Kombat has sold over 72 million games, with the latest mainline release, 2019's Mortal Kombat 11, accounting for 12 million copies, as stated by publisher Warner. This success has generated a loyal fan base that is now eagerly decoding the hints dropped in the teaser video.
Adding to the speculation is a 30th-anniversary video for the series released earlier this month, which also drops hints at a potential timeline reset. Series co-creator Ed Boon expresses gratitude to Mortal Kombat fans for 30 years of incredible support, then intriguingly adds, "We're not quite done yet." The video subsequently cuts to an hourglass sequence, showing sand falling and then a final grain of sand dropping and exploding, creating a Big Bang-style effect.
The hourglass sequence holds significance to Mortal Kombat enthusiasts, as Kronika's Hourglass played a central role in Mortal Kombat 11's plot. In particular, the Aftermath expansion focuses on the character Liu Kang and his use of the Hourglass, which possesses the ability to rewind and rewrite time and history.
In conclusion, the latest Mortal Kombat teaser has successfully ignited a firestorm of anticipation and speculation among fans regarding the possibility of a reboot. The clock and hourglass visuals offer tantalizing hints and rekindle excitement for the franchise's future. As the Mortal Kombat universe continues to expand, players old and new can confidently look forward to new twists, turns, and exhilarating gameplay experiences in the renowned fighting series.