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Uncharted actor Tati Gabrielle is slated to join Mortal Kombat 2 as Jade

The cast list is growing in numbers. Another big name appears to be gearing up to join the cast of Mortal Kombat 2, this time Tati Gabrielle who will reportedly portray Jade. This comes from The Hollywood Reporter, who said that Gabrielle is currently in “final negotiations” to join the cast for the sequel to 2021’s Mortal Kombat. She’s apparently signing on to portray Jade, an assassin and friend of Kitana, who was absent from the first film. Jade also funnily enough joined the series in the second Mortal Kombat game, as well as Kitana, so it’s possible that the…

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Netherrealm officially announce Mortal Kombat 1 and it’s coming this year

Mortal Kombat fans have been relentlessly teased these past few weeks with MK12 name-drops in the middle of an investor call, developer jokes online, and brief clips that hinted at a timeline reset (plus a nasty case of leakage). Developer Netherrealm have now ended the speculation and announced the next game in their brutal fighting series: Mortal Kombat 1. And it’s coming September 19th. Read more

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Latest Mortal Kombat teaser points toward a timeline reset or soft reboot

Warner Bros. Discovery casually name-dropped Mortal Kombat 12 earlier in the year, when an earnings call revealed the fighter was “set to release this year, with ambitious launch projections.” The relaxed announcement wasn’t followed by any flashy marketing (outside of a few funny Ed Boon tweets) until now. Developer Netherrealm have been dropping small teasers that potentially point toward a series reboot, or a timeline cleanse, or a return to the series’ past. Hey, the next instalment might not even be named MK12. Watch last night’s very brief teaser below: Read more

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Mortal Kombat 12 announced for 2023 during – of all things – a call to investors

Nothing like letting something slip in a financial call. Mortal Kombat 12 has been announced for a 2023 release, according to a Warner Bros. Discovery financial call to investors. Confirmation of the announcement, made by the company’s EVP of investor strategy, was posted via a clip on Twitter. According to Andrew Slabin, Warner has “the highly-anticipated Mortal Kombat 12 and Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League” games coming this year, each with “ambitious launch projections.” Mortal Kombat 12 confirmed for this year in a Warner Bros. Discovery earnings call— Wario64 (@Wario64) February 23, 2023 Mortal Kombat 12 has not…

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Don’t expect a Mortal Kombat 12 announcement at EVO 2022

Because Ed Boone said so. Those hoping for a Mortal Kombat 12 announcement at EVO 2022 should curb their expectations. That’s because series creator Ed Boone has said as much. Instead, says Boone, the spotlight belongs to other fighting games during the tournament. “It’s time for Street Fighter and other great fighting games to be in the sun,” he said. “Let’s enjoy that.” The last game in the Mortal Kombat series was released in 2019. The eleventh main installment in the series, Netherrealm Studios enhanced the game with the 2020 expansion, Aftermath. The extra content included an additional story mode,…

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Warner Bros. Games says NetherRealm Studios and TT Games are not being sold

By Sherif Saed 12 July 2021 10:38 GMT Warner Bros. Games has denied rumours that NetherRealm and TT Games are up for sale.Over the weekend, a new leak suggested that Warner Bros. is looking to sell Mortal Kombat creator NetherRealm Studios, as well as its Lego games house TT Games. The information came from Windows Central’s Jez Corden, who revealed on his Xbox Two podcast that he’d seen documents where the two studios were described as no longer “in the scope” of the company’s future.Watch on YouTubeCorden suggested that the decision to sell may have something to do with performance…

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Dreams can come true! Mortal Kombat 11 now has 1995 movie characters DLC

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 24 November 2020 17:56 GMT Well, this is a blast from the past.The latest skin pack for Mortal Kombat 11 brings a few classic look to NetherRealm’s bloody brawler.The Klassic MK Skin Pack introduces the voices and likenesses of Christopher Lambert, Linden Ashby, and Bridgette Wilson-Sampras from the iconic 1995 Mortal Kombat film to the game for Raiden, Johnny Cage, and Sonya Blade respectively.These skins are known as “Protector of Earthrealm Raiden,” “Hollywood Kombatant Johnny Cage” and “Island Bound Sonya Blade.”They’re available right now and costs £4.99.This retro-themed content was hinted at in September, when a…

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Mortal Kombat 11 may have at one point included more of the 1995 movie actors

By Sherif Saed, Friday, 25 September 2020 11:32 GMT Is Mortal Kombat 11 getting new voices by the 1995’s movie stars?Mortal Kombat 11 developer NetherRealm surprised fans when it announced that actor Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, who portrayed Shang Tsung in the 1995 movie, would return to play the character in the game.Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa of course, reprised his role in the Crypt and later returned to lead the game’s Aftermath expansion. Now, it turns out NetherRealm may have been working with more than just the Japanese actor.Mortal Kombat 11 players recently datamined a number of voice lines believed to have been recorded…

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WB Games deemed too valuable, AT&T no longer interested in selling – report

By Sherif Saed, Wednesday, 2 September 2020 08:50 GMT AT&T has wised up to the value of its gaming division and will reportedly be keeping it.In June, reports said that AT&T, the parent company of Time Warner, who owns Warner Bros‘ various gaming studios, was looking to sell WB Games in order to pay off some of its debt.The move reportedly garnered interest from Microsoft, Take-Two, EA and others, but no sale was made for what AT&T reportedly saw as a $4 billion transaction. Now, Bloomberg is reporting that the company has changed its mind, having reexamined the unit’s potential…

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Ed Boon wants a NetherRealm tournament including all of its games

NetherRealm Studios creative director Ed Boon wants to host an official tournament featuring all of the studio’s most iconic games. Boon shared his interest in running such a tournament on his personal Twitter page – you can check out the tweet below. After Covid… I’d love to do a NetherRealm Cup… including all of our most recent games. – MK9 – Injustice 1 – MKX – Injustice 2 – MK11 — Ed Boon (@noobde) August 2, 2020“After Covid… I’d love to do a NetherRealm Cup… including all of out most recent games,” Boon wrote. He specifically listed Mortal Kombat 9,…