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The latest teaser for the next Mortal Kombat game appears to further suggest that a reboot is on the cards.
“It is almost time,” the official Mortal Kombat Twitter account said in a message accompanied by the video below.
The video shows the second hand of a clock ticking from 9 to 10 to 11, before bypassing 12 and jumping straight to 1.
The last franchise reboot occurred with 2011’s Mortal Kombat, which was the ninth mainline entry in NetherRealm‘s fighting game series.
It launched in 1992 and has sold over 72 million games, including 12 million copies of the latest mainline release, 2019’s Mortal Kombat 11, according to publisher Warner.
A 30th anniversary video for the series released earlier this month also potentially hinted that the next game could reset the timeline.
In the video, series co-creator Ed Boon says: “Thank you Mortal Kombat fans for 30 years of amazing support.” He then adds: “We’re not quite done yet.”
The video then cuts to a sequence showing what appears to be sand falling from an hourglass. As the final grain of sand drops, it explodes, creating a Big Bang style effect.
A special hourglass, sometimes referred to as Kronika’s Hourglass, played a key role in the plot of Mortal Kombat 11.
Its Aftermath expansion in particular revolves around Liu Kang and his use of the Hourglass, which has the potential to rewind and rewrite time and history.
It was claimed last week that The Boys star Karl Urban is in final talks to play Johnny Cage in the Mortal Kombat 2 movie, which is currently in the works at New Line Cinema.