## MORTAL KOMBAT 12: THE NEWEST TRAILER IS OUT!
Hey there, gamers! Mortal Kombat is celebrating its 30th anniversary, and its creative director, Ed Boon, has some major news for us. The trailer for the newest Mortal Kombat is out, and it looks like the timeline is about to be reset again.
The trailer seems wholesome at first, depicting Liu Kang as a god who has created an idyllic paradise. But soon, our favorite kombatants are ripping each other’s guts in undeniably creative ways. The game promises “reimagined versions of iconic characters,” a new fighting system, game modes, bone-crushing finishing moves, and more.
There is no gameplay footage yet, but the FAQ on the game’s website hints at a beta in August for players who preorder a premium version of the game. The game is set to launch on September 19th.
## SECOND GOLDEN ERA OF MORTAL KOMBAT
Mortal Kombat is entering its second golden era. The 2021 movie reboot was a hit, earning a sequel and proving that video game adaptations are finally good. The video game franchise has also been well received since the reboot with Mortal Kombat 9, which put an end to a string of lackluster titles.
The Mortal Kombat franchise has come a long way since its debut in 1992. The game was highly controversial for its depiction of violence and gore, but it has since become a staple of fighting game culture.
## MORTAL KOMBAT AND ITS TIMEY-WIMEY SHENANIGANS
Mortal Kombat has always been known for its timey-wimey shenanigans, and the last two entries have been no exception. The grain of sand exploding in the anniversary video suggests that the timeline is about to be reset again, and the broken clock in the latest video further supports that theory.
In the previous entry, Liu Kang became a god and attempted to fix the timeline with Raiden’s help. The newest trailer reveals that Liu Kang has created an idyllic paradise for his friends, with Kung Lao as a humble farmer, Kitana as the rightful ruler of Outworld, and Mileena as her loyal retainer. But as Liu Kang speaks of a coming storm, we know that things are about to get bloody.
## WHAT TO EXPECT FROM MORTAL KOMBAT 12
Mortal Kombat 12 promises reimagined versions of iconic characters that we’ve never seen before. The new fighting system, game modes, bone-crushing finishing moves, and more ensure that the game will be an exciting addition to the franchise.
To learn more about Mortal Kombat 12, head to the game’s official website. Alternatively, you can check out Polygon’s article on the grisliest elder statesman and Mortal Kombat 11’s Scorpion Fatality.