It seems as though a new Mortal Kombat game has been leaked on purpose by Jonathan Andersen, a senior production manager working at NetherRealm Studios. Andersen posted an image of various Mortal Kombat artwork printouts to Twitter but the corner of the image shows part of the name of a file called “MK12_Mast…”. On his other monitor is an email where a few lines can be made out including one that says”take extra care with this material”.
The image was taken down after ten minutes but naturally, fans have saved it and are posting it everywhere. It seems like an intentional leak to generate excitement for a new game but this theory isn’t confirmed. There has been no comment yet from NetherRealm Studios about the ‘leak’ for Mortal Kombat 12.
Development for Mortal Kombat 11 ended last year so a new game announcement this year does make sense. NetherRealm Studios will most likely be announcing that a new game is in the works later this year,