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Jeff Grubb: NetherRealm Skipping Injustice 3, Making Mortal Kombat 12 Instead

Stuart360

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If true, that's fine with me. I respected the Injustice series, but it never did anything for me personally.

Man, I wish MK would return to the vibe and feel of 9. I adored that game so much. Growing up with MK, I'll always love it, sure. But I definitely think my love for the series peaked at 9, and then immediately plummeted with X and 11. I still gave them a shot, hell I grinded 11 just to get that Reptile Scorpion costume. I think 9 was actually the MK I played the most.

11, to me, felt like a step up from X, though I still didn't love either of them a whole lot. So, I'm just gonna hope that the next MK iteration is even better.
I loved 9 too. I loved that it was basically MK 1-3 with new graphics. I loved how the special moves looked and sounded the same as the old games.
MK X and 11 look and sound weird to me. Still good games but yeah i prefer 9.
 
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He seems to be basing this on thinking NRS owns the Mortal Kombat IP but they do not, there is no safe IP for NRS to work on because they are a part of WB Games, anything they make will be owned by WB.

Id be willing to bet though that as part of Ed Boon's contract/whatever (since he's co-creator of the whole franchise) with NRS and WB that if he goes, MK goes with him unless it's a situation where he's retiring.
 
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Id be willing to bet though that as part of Ed Boon's contract/whatever (since he's co-creator of the whole franchise) with NRS and WB that if he goes, MK goes with him unless it's a situation where he's retiring.
Oh I doubt that very much, WB bought NRS and the MK IP from Midway when they went bankrupt, Ed has no ownership of the title just because he's a co-creator, he didn't personally finance any of it. WB owns it outright, the IP was not for sale when NRS and the rest of the studios were up for grabs a little while back.
 
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These greasy slags keep getting shit wrong time and time again, they get 1 correct from time to time and keep reminding us about it.
 
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Just so you know, the news that "Superman is Gay" is a leak that broke 3 months early. You weren't supposed to hear it until November/December. Any journoz that claim they are breaking the news, they are lying. It was Ethan Van Scyver that broke it first from his contact.
 

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I really hope it's something different like the crossover game rumor, but even then I want it to play differently than the last few MKs and injustices. I enjoyed injustice 2 quite a bit and wouldn't mind a third game but honestly this feels like the last time they could get away with another one of these.
 
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I’m hoping for the Smash Bros style game. We’ve had plenty of MK games and it feels like they just finished with 11. Let’s give that a break and do something new eh?
 

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Would MUCH prefer MK12 or Injustice 3. Not hyped for this at all and I'll bet that leak is real.
 

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Next week: "Netherrralms is working on MK vs. Sreet Fighter"

The week after: " Netherrealms is doing a console version of WWE Immortals even though all the good wrestlers got fired"

A month later: "Netherrealms is making LEGO Mortal Kombat"
 

NeverYouMind

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It is a shame as MK11 is the first one I skipped in the franchise and I really enjoyed the gameplay design (with the exception of clashes) in Injustice 2. I can't stand platform brawlers so this recent rumor does nothing to inspire confidence.
 

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I saw this yesterday. Would make sense given the current unknowns about Warner Media
You know what......I didn't even think about that. Good thinking man. That actually makes a lot of sense. I don't even think Warner Media knows what they are doing with their gaming division . So since Netherrealms owns the rights to all of MK. Even if they go some where else. the whole Mortal Kombat brands goes with them.
 

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He seems to be basing this on thinking NRS owns the Mortal Kombat IP but they do not, there is no safe IP for NRS to work on because they are a part of WB Games, anything they make will be owned by WB.
It’s definitely a safer bet that NRS goes with MK.