Mortal Kombat is one of the most iconic fighting game franchises of all time, and the anticipation for Mortal Kombat 12 is at an all-time high. In this article, we’ll dive into the platforms Mortal Kombat 12 will be released on, its expected release date, how many characters it will have, and the engine it will run on.
Platforms Mortal Kombat 12 Will Be Released On
Mortal Kombat 12 will be released on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, PC, and Nintendo Switch. These platforms have been the primary home for Mortal Kombat games for years, and the latest and most powerful consoles will be utilized to deliver the best possible gaming experience. Mortal Kombat 11 was eventually released on the PS5 and Xbox Series X and gamers enjoyed the 4K resolution and improved textures the current-gen consoles provided.
The PC gaming market may not be growing as fast as the console gaming market, but it is still a preferred platform for many gamers. The ability to customize graphics and use different mods makes for a flexible, unique, and fun experience that console gamers may not enjoy as much. A Nintendo Switch version is also highly likely since Mortal Kombat 11 was released on the console. The Switch’s popularity and portability make it an attractive platform for developers, and the success of Aftermath Kollection could mean that Mortal Kombat 12 will be released on the Switch as well.
Mortal Kombat 12 Release Date
Fans of the Mortal Kombat franchise can rejoice as Mortal Kombat 12 is confirmed to be released in 2023. The announcement was made by David Zaslav, Warner Bros. CEO, in a clip from the Warner Bros. Discovery earnings call, stating that the game is set for release this year. While an actual release date has not been announced yet, this confirmation is surely exciting for fans of the franchise, who have long anticipated any official MK 12-related news.
How Many Characters Will Mortal Kombat 12 Have?
While it is impossible to say for certain how many characters will be in Mortal Kombat 12, leaks and rumors suggest the game will have a large fighter roster of around 50 or more characters. According to a list of playable characters in Mortal Kombat XII on videogames-fanon.fandom.com, the game will feature 60 (or 64 in PS5 because you can unlock Kombat Pack 4 characters known as Ferra/Torr, Spawn, Terminator, and a free DLC, the Descendant of Apep) playable characters in total with 15 DLC characters.
Mortal Kombat 12’s Engine
Mortal Kombat 12 will run on Unreal Engine 5, according to a tweet from Ed Boon, NetherRealm Studios’ creative director. Mortal Kombat 11 used a customized version of Unreal Engine 3, but with Unreal Engine 5, the developers will be equipped to deliver their most functional installment to the Mortal Kombat franchise yet. As current-generation gaming is slowly dominating, NetherRealm would be looking to use Unreal Engine 5 to maximize the potential and capabilities of such consoles. One fighting game often associated with Mortal Kombat, Tekken, has reportedly used Unreal Engine 5 for its next release. From the trailers and early gameplay footage we’ve seen, thanks to the engine, Tekken 8 already feels amazing to look at.
Mortal Kombat 12 is expected to be one of the biggest fighting games of 2023. With a release date set for later this year, fans are eagerly anticipating the newest installment in the franchise. Mortal K