Mortal Kombat 10 could be in the works after all, if speculation can be believed. Series creator Ed Boon has begun what appears to be a cryptic countdown on Twitter, which might ring familiar to old-school Mortal Kombat fans.
When Mortal Kombat began (almost by accident) in the early 90s, a common way of advertising something new was to drop cryptic hints in the arcade machines, movies, and even in magazines. Ordinarily it was the font which gave it away, but even those tiny morsels of riddle were enough to get fans excited about what Midway was doing.
Now that NetherRealm has taken over where Midway left off, the creator of the fighting series that gave Street Fighter II some healthy competition appears to be back to his old tricks. The font isn’t present now, since it’s a Twitter update, but it seems obvious to math wizards that Ed Boon has begun a cryptic countdown. The first tweet was simply a math problem, with the answer being 29. The second tweet mentioned a specific month that’s already passed, and the result of the riddle is 28.
Square root of 841.
— Ed Boon (@noobde) May 4, 2014
So what is 28 days away and relevant to the gaming industry? The answer appears to be the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), and that means Boon may be hinting at a big announcement. Now which major game in history has been hyped with cryptic hints? The answer is above.
Question: How many days in (non-leap-year) February?
— Ed Boon (@noobde) May 5, 2014
NetherRealm has already announced the next Injustice in an event which had reporters confused. At the announcement, it was incorrectly assumed that Batman: Arkham Knight would be delayed until 2015. This means that two Batman-related games have already been announced and given release dates.
This could mean that Mortal Kombat 10 might be announced at E3 2014. This certainly could mean that our prediction of the MK series being dead is wrong, but if the game is real and proves to be worth the wait, we couldn’t be happier to be called liars.
We won’t know for sure until the event that MK creator Ed Boon is hinting at happens, but as further clues drop, the fans will eagerly take any news they can get. He even took to Twitter and discounted the speculation, claiming he only wanted some “math help.”
We’re thinking he just has a clever sense of humor.
Could it be that the Injustice sequel isn’t signaling the end of Midway’s original fighting franchise after all? Could MK10 be secretly in development? Until Mortal Kombat 10 is actually announced, we can’t know, but it will be fun to speculate.
Will you be excited to once again choose your destiny if Mortal Kombat 10 is announced?