NRS games are no stranger to leaks. Or, more pertinently, Mortal Kombat is no stranger to leaks. While the NRS team manage to hold onto some secrets, the days of Reptile in MK1 are long gone and significant details leaked about MK9 and MKX.
MK9 had the data-mining issue with the demo, which revealed everything about the game including the much vaunted story mode script and revealed Cyber Sub Zero in possibly the least underwhelming way possible (though equally possibly the best for the blood pressure of lore guys, like me), whereas MKX had the entire roster leak late in January.
The source is very dubious but it may seem that leaks have already started on the MK11, with supposed details of an upcoming trailer, supposedly set for release at the beginning of E3 on June 12th, being shared here https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/boards/191336-injustice-2/76382679
The details are as follows:
With the leaker claiming the following at the beginning of his 'leak':
So, what do we make of that?
For my part, I'm extremely doubtful.
It's a safe bet that Cassie, Jacqui, Takeda and Kung Jin will all return to story mode at least (and it would be a surprise if at least 3, if not all 4, weren't playable), Kotal Kahn is embedded into the story of MK and the return of Raiden, Scorpion and Sub Zero is as predictable as clockwork (prove me wrong Ed).
No predictions are made regarding updated designs, with every character suspiciously said to look exactly like their MKX design but more 'badass'. Ahem.
The two new characters are described as plain in the extreme, and considering that the first new characters revealed in MKX were all extremely eye catching for various reasons (design-wise for Kotal, Ferra/Torr and D'Vorah and surname-wise for Cassie), it would represent a break in tradition for Netherrealm to step away from eye catching new characters.
It's also worth noting that NRS precedent is not releasing a trailer at E3. It's actually releasing a trailer shortly before E3, with Ed presenting gameplay and a very rough demo at the showpiece event.
It's also worth noting E3 is still the better part of two months away.
Bullshit until proven otherwise. It's almost certainly nonsense made up to sound believable because lying on the internet is how some people get their kicks. Takes all sorts I suppose, but I get mine from yachts, sports cars and supermodels.
There is one positive thing we can definitely take from this, however.
Even if the 'leak' is nonsense, as it certainly appears to be.....when supposed leaks about the trailers are starting to show up, you know we're getting close to showtime.
As always check back to TYM every day for all the latest on whatever NRS have in the pipeline, Mortal Kombat, Injustice and everything NRS!
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