It should be no surprise to hear that NetherRealm plans on adding more story, characters, and stages to MK1. Because we’ve seen them support previous entries in their Mortal Kombat reboot series for years after release.
And surely you would know that we believe this reboot to be of the absolute best Mortal Kombat games, and I personally ranked their previous three entries as the top 3 in that ranking.
Each entry pushes the roster to nearly forty playable characters by the time a new game is introduced into the conversation.
The latest entry, Mortal Kombat 1, was launched in September of 2023 with twenty three main playable characters and a host of additional Kameo Fighters. And six more characters are set to arrive in the Kombat Pack coming in February of 2024.
Offering support for their titles after launch is what keeps NetherRealm games alive and thriving for years to come.
With definitive confirmation that NetherRealm are “going to be supporting the game for even longer than we did with Mortal Kombat 11”, we know that we have a bunch of awesome content incoming.
If The Boss Says It
So what did Ed Boon say about the future of Mortal Kombat 1 specifically?
During an interview at the CCXP23 event in Brazil, he is quoted as saying “Just like we did with MK11, we’re going to release a second part with more story and we have a big surprise after that”.
It is not the story and character support that surprises us. It is the “big surprise” part that surprises us. What could it be?!
Of course, there is no way to know for sure. The only person who knows what that could mean is Ed Boon himself.
But with three previous games to use as a measure, we know what to expect as normal expansions and support.
So we are racking our brains trying to figure out what could be something extraordinary and out of character for a fighting game.
Whatever it ends up being, It is quite exciting knowing that we have multiple Mortal Kombat 1 Big Surprise events, secret fatalities being discovered, new characters introduced over the next few years, story expansions, and something entirely unexpected to look forward to.
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Anthony has been a video game lover ever since he can remember. He became a fulltime nomad in 2018, living throughout most of Asia. He focused his passion in retro gaming and began creating a game for the Game Boy Color while living in Nara, Japan during the 2020 pandemic. He is now in Chiang Mai, Thailand, where he spends most of his time gaming, going on long walks and meeting as many stray dogs as possible.