The Mortal Kombat series could be about to get another video game added to it, according to Hollywood actor Kiefer Sutherland. The only problem is that the game hasn’t been officially announced yet.
Could the Lost Boys actor have spoken too soon and beaten NetherRealm Studios and Warner Bros. to the announcement?
It wouldn’t be the first time a Mortal Kombat sequel took a while to be made, either. Mortal Kombat 4 had been a critical flop across the board with its attempt to bring the gruesome visuals into a realm of 3D gameplay, and because of this it was a few years before Midway successfully continued the series with MK: Deadly Alliance. They had finally achieved the 3D look they were aiming for, and the series saw two more major installments before attempting to make a crossover with the DC Comics characters.
Once again, Midway found themselves needing to being new life into the Mortal Kombat series. They rebooted the game with yet another sequel which had Raiden go back in time to fix what went wrong back when Shang Tsung was the biggest known threat. With all of the plot twists throughout the game series, NetherRealm probably also needed to bring the game back to its roots to keep track of it all.
— Xbox Achievements (@XboxAchs) February 24, 2014
According to a statement by 24 star Kiefer Sutherland, Mortal Kombat could be getting another installment to follow the success of Injustice: Gods Among Us. This coincides with recent rumors that a game is in the works for 2015 to tie in with another upcoming Mortal Kombat film.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, however, the director in charge of the latest Mortal Kombat film has stepped down, so it’s not even known if the film is being made now. Kiefer Sutherland may have alerted us to the possibility of a secret standalone project nobody is talking about.
When Kiefer Sutherland spoke with the press about his work (voicing Big Boss) on the latest addition to Metal Gear Solid, he mentioned finishing work on Mortal Kombat went “pretty quickly compared” to Hideo Kojima’s latest entry. That isn’t surprising considering that the Mortal Kombat series has never been heavy on dialogue, and MGS is known for its lengthy cut scenes and heavy use of philosophy to explain everything.
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— 新加坡小心 (@iPTTxiN) February 23, 2014
NetherRealm hasn’t officially announced a new game in the Mortal Kombat series, so a lot is unknown for now. It could easily be a sequel to Injustice: Gods Among Us with more Mortal Kombat characters being added as DLC. Nobody knows for the moment, and Warner Bros. hasn’t offered any comments on the rumor sparked by Kiefer Sutherland.
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