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Is there a new Mortal Kombat game coming to Switch?

Curious about a new Mortal Kombat game? In this guide, we look at any potential and newly announced games in the franchise.

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Fighting game fans wonder, is there a new Mortal Kombat game on the cards? While it doesn’t appear that we’re getting a new adventure into the Outworld just yet, we’re here to take a look at any rumors and speculate as to what the next MK game may be.

If you’re looking to try out a new main, check out our guides to Mortal Kombat Scorpion and Mortal Kombat Sonya to see if they fit your style. There are some other great Switch fighting games, too, or some good old boxing games for a different flavor of fight.

Is there a new Mortal Kombat game?

For now, there’s no new Mortal Kombat game announced for Switch or any rumors pertaining to the next iteration. Last year we got Mortal Kombat 1 as a simultaneous release with other platforms – much to its own detriment, as it’s known to be a pretty bad game on Switch.

We’re still hoping for a performance improvement on Mortal Kombat 1. However, we did get some DLC characters including Omni-Man from Invincible and Peacemaker from DC’s Suicide Squad movies, which shows the developers are still working on the game, so we’re waiting patiently.

2023 also saw the release of Mortal Kombat Onslaught on Android and iOS, in which Peacemaker makes an appearance as well, and the game continues to expand through new story quests and missions to this day.

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What will the next Mortal Kombat game be like?

It’s likely that the next Mortal Kombat game – be it on Switch or not – will be a continuation of the rebooted franchise. However, it’s probably still a long way off, given the aforementioned DLC we’ve recently received.

We assume it will be Mortal Kombat 2, and a remake or reboot of the 1993 game of the same name (Mortal Kombat II), bringing in new characters and moves, and expanding the world. The original Mortal Kombat has seven playable characters, whereas MKII expanded the roster to 12, with the addition of Mileena, Baraka, Kitana, and more. Who doesn’t want more Mortal Kombat Fatalities to play around with?

There could one day be a game actually titled Mortal Kombat 12 to follow on from 2019’s Mortal Kombat 11, though it appears that the 12th game turned into MK1. Confused? We don’t blame you.

Need something to entertain you while you wait for a new Mortal Kombat game? Here’s our very own deep dive into Mortal Kombat’s lore, if you’re interested, and you can brush up on all the Mortal Kombat 1 characters right here.