A New NetherRealm Game Won’t Be Revealed at The Game Awards

A New NetherRealm Game Won't Be Revealed at The Game Awards


Four years after Mortal Kombat 11’s surprise reveal during 2018’s Game Awards, some fans have speculated that this year’s Game Awards show might include an announcement of a new Mortal Kombat title. Unfortunately for fans of the series, however, Mortal Kombat developer NetherRealm Studios isn’t quite ready to reveal a new game.

Today, Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon said in a Tweet that the next installation in the Mortal Kombat series won’t be revealed during this year’s Game Awards.

“4 years ago at the Game Awards we managed to pull off a surprise announcement of MK11, which turned out great,” Boon wrote. “Perhaps too great, as many assumed we’d repeat that trick for our next game. Thank you for the anticipation, but we’re not ready to announce the next NRS game yet.”

We gave Mortal Kombat 11, the most recent installation in the classic series, a 9 in our review, calling it “the best Mortal Kombat has ever been” and “arguably Netherrealm’s best game yet.”

While the next Mortal Kombat title won’t be revealed during this year’s Game Awards, the show kicks off on December 8. This year, God of War: Ragnarok and Elden Ring lead with ten and seven nominations respectively.


Amelia Zollner is a freelance writer at who loves all things indie and Nintendo. Outside of , they’ve contributed to sites like Polygon and Rock Paper Shotgun. Find them on Twitter: @ameliazollner.


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