A bunch of info has come out recently about still-a-rumor sequel Mortal Kombat 9. Here's a rundown of evidence to suggest the game is more than just vaporware, and may be close to the reveal stage:
- Actress Dana Lyn Baron said on a (since removed) blog entry that she plays Sonya in the game. It's also on her IMDB resume.
- Actress Brenda Barry mentioned that she played a part in the game in an interview in the Post Tribune of Northwest Indiana. She also lists "Kitana" on her IMDB resume.
But the most promising evidence comes from Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon himself.
Mr. Boon has tweeted the following:
“9 + 25 = FALSE”
Here are those MK9 beta codes I promised you: TEERH-ONRUS-TNUBT-NO Hope you enjoy the beta! Just kidding...I ain't got shit. ;) 8:42 AM Apr 30th via web
The first post is cryptic, but seems to suggest the game won't be released on Christmas Day. The second tweet, you can figure out for yourself. If I were a betting man, I'd wager the first proper announcement of the game will be at E3 in June.
How amazing is it that I (and you, probably) still care about this series? How long has it been since a really killer Mortal Kombat title has hit shelves? Really, Mortal Kombat 2. That game was so groundbreaking and awesome, we're still hanging on news of the series, even nearly 20 years (!) later.