In a recent interview, Lance Sloane – the producer of upcoming series, Mortal Kombat: Legacy, confirmed that a new game is in the works at NetherRealm Studios.
Speaking with Gamerhub, Sloane talks about the success of the previous YouTube mini-series. When asked about Legacy, he says the following:
Well, we’ve been in greenlight committee for a while at the studio. We’ve got a great script and we’ve got a great director with Kevin Tancharoen who is on board. It’s just figuring out the business side of it and when we would do it and when we would launch it and how do we sync up with the launch of the game they’re working on now. It’s not 100% yet, but we’re getting closer every day.
So, Mortal Kombat 10 sounds like a safe bet. It’s no surprise really given the popularity and success of NetherRealm’s 2011 reboot, but we’re yet to hear any word from the developer itself.
There’s no given launch date for Mortal Kombat: Legacy though the ten-part series is already starting to shape-up.
Source: Test Your Might
Why does every keep saying Mortal Kombat (9 aka 2011) a reboot?
It was not a reboot. Mortal Kombat was not dead for years and years and then they decided to REBOOT it. It was a continuation from Mortal Kombat 7 (Armageddon), and there was Mortal Kombat (8 – not really), inbetween.
Mortal Kombat Armageddon came out in late fall 2006, and MK 2011 in April 2011. That’s only 4.5 years, again with a game in between.
The closest thing to a reboot was Mortal Kombat Deadly Alliance in Fall 2002, which followed Mortal Kombat 4 from spring 1997. That was 5.5 years with NO games inbetween.
But again, every Mortal kombat has continued the story from the previous. Mortal Kombat 2011 was no different. It continued where MKA left off and then did the whole time line arc back to MK1.
Did you notice how in the 9th game, they went through the first three games? And honestly speaking, the series was completely silent for almost four years, (That isn’t that long). What I’m trying to say is, it’s considered a reboot because most of the characters past it will be new, and the storyline went backwards and erased everything that had happened, meaning most of the older kombatents will also be removed. That’s all I can really say on the subject, but I hope I helped.
What on earth have you been taking? of course it’s a reboot? the hint is in the title and stares you in the face with it’s storyline. it’s simply Titled “MORTAL KOMBAT” (AKA… um Mortal Kombat) it tells the story of how the tournament originated and how most of the early characters cross paths for the first time, have you even played the game? there had been several years without a new MK and this was the first real 7th Gen MK and by doing things this way it allows them to bring the serious back to life in a more mature and open-ended way. the next MK game has recently been hinted at by Lance Sloane which will tie-in with the forthcoming TV Series.