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Mortal Kombat 12 revealed during WB Games earnings call

Call also confirms new Lord of the Rings movies, Hogwarts Legacy sales
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Seldom has an earnings call been this interesting: an executive at Warner Bros. Games has revealed during a meeting with investors that Mortal Kombat 12 is set to launch in 2023. The latest iteration of the iconic fighting game series is Mortal Kombat 11, which came out in 2019 earning critical acclaim.

There is also a mobile beat ‘em up game called Mortal Kombat: Onslaught in the works right now, but the executive in question explicitly talked about Mortal Kombat 12. Series director Ed Boon jokingly came out on Twitter after the call, asking: “So who has heard the news about Injustice 3?”

That’s pretty much a confirmation, then. Fighting game fans will be glad to hear, as 2023 is shaping up to be a great year for them – after all, Street Fighter 6 is set to launch on June 6, 2023, continuing another legendary franchise seven years after the latest entry. Tekken 8 will complete the new wave of releases from the hallowed fighting game trio in 2024.

Mortal Kombat 12 was not the only interesting item discussed during the call, though: It seems like WB is closely coordinating with Embracer Group and New Line Cinema to work on several new Lord of the Rings movies. Embracer Group purchased the rights to create video games and movies in Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit universe. Embracer has confirmed this in a separate press release.

WB Games also revealed that Hogwarts Legacy, which launched a few weeks ago, had sold over 12 million copies and made $850 million in its first two weeks on the market – staggering numbers that already make a strong case for the open-world RPG to become 2023’s bestseller. Elden Ring, 2022’s best game, recently passed the threshold of 20 million sold copies.