NetherRealm Studios, the creators of the Mortal Kombat and Injustice franchises, recently told the public that they are officially on their way to developing Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate and have moved on to their next project. This naturally turned the hopes and the wheels of speculation in the community.
We don’t have official road signs showing everything NRS has in the oven, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have tea leaves to read. As we prepare for the next chapter of the NetherRealm fighting games, we find ourselves pondering what we would most like to see next.
We have put together a survey so that you can offer your two cents on the subject, and you can find it a little further down in this article. Before we get there, however, let’s take a look at the aforementioned tea leaves and any general leads that may be in play at the moment.
The most obvious call here would be for a third installment in the Injustice series, as NRS has clearly been going back and forth every two years since 2011 with entries in their two main fighting game franchises. We have Mortal Kombat 2011 in 2011, Injustice in 2013, Mortal Kombat X in 2015, Injustice 2 in 2017, and most recently Mortal Kombat 11 in 2019.
This pattern appears to be breaking down until the two-year separations, as we are now seven months away from 2021 without a new title being revealed, although COVID-19 delays have caused delays across the board for them. fighting game developers over the past year and a half. While it probably wouldn’t follow the two-year pattern, Injustice 3 in 2022 would be our best bet to judge via the historical timeline.
NetherRealm’s formula has most definitely worked for them and so it might not make sense for them to fix what isn’t broken, but a rumor that sprouted in April / May of this year is giving us pause. here.
Said rumor was specifically about a Marvel Crusader fighter in which characters under the NRS banner would clash with hugely popular members of The Avengers, X-Men, or other notable Marvel characters. The apparent red tape that would prevent such a concept from coming to fruition, however, is plentiful.
With as hot as Marvel characters right now, getting Disney to allow others to borrow a handful is already a little intimidating. Pepper in that we’re either talking about pitting them against their direct comic book competition or the ultra-violent members of the Mortal Kombat universe that we are already struggling to sell in front of you.
We should also consider the possibility of a non-crossover Marvel fighter, as Disney could look to NRS to develop such a game, even with the fact that NRS is under the umbrella of Warner Bros. and is very friendly with DC.
While the most obvious bet is surely a third Injustice, we ask you what you would most like to see next from NRS if that was up to you. Does the idea of ââa Marvel fighting game produced not by Capcom, but by the team that creates Mortal Kombat tickle you? Would you rather see more DC hero and villain action in an Injustice 3? Vote in the poll below and let us know the details in the comments after.
What kind of fighting game do you want to see from NetherRealm Studios next?
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