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News video games 28 January 2022, 14:28

author: Sonia Selerska

Mortal Kombat 12 Leaked on Twitter

Leak too perfect to be a coincidence? Fans of the Mortal Kombat series are searching for information about the new installment on a piece of computer desktop seen in a photo of one of the devs.

Fans of the fighting game series Mortal Kombat have spotted a clue that suggests that the announcement of the twelfth main installment is coming. The release of the previous part took place in 2019, so impatient gamers have the right to expect the next installment. The aforementioned hint is a photo that was posted on Twitter by Jonathan Andersen, one of the producers from NetherRealm Studios.

NetherRealm Studios.The photo, seemingly inconspicuous, shows Andersen's personal collection. Several small posters from Mortal Kombat and Injustice can be seen on the desk. If you look closely at the scene, you'll notice two monitors, the contents of which can be easily read at a slight zoom. The tweet has now been deleted, suggesting that the information was made public by accident and was not meant to be widely available. However, ResetEra forum user CaptainKashup managed to save a screenshot and republished it.

The email visible on the right monitor, shows an excerpt suggesting that the developer "not share any part of this video because fans are scouring the internet for any trace".

The screenshot also shows files named "MK12_Mast..." and "Reptile". The former most likely refers to the contents of the email. By expanding "Mast..." to "Master" we can assume that this is the final trailer for Mortal Kombat 12. The second would be good news for fans of the acid-spitting humanoid lizard - perhaps a confirmation of the character's presence in the new game.

Those commenting on the photo on the ResetEra forum suggest that it's a marketing stunt. They claim that the content of the email seems forcefully written and fits this type of planned act on the part of the developers. Experienced developers, who are aware that fans look for announcements wherever they can, know that nothing can really be removed from the Internet. Or maybe deleting the tweet was damage control? Accidents do happen. Hence the question - accident or marketing ploy?

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