Not sure if anyone saw this Max video. I hadn’t heard about these purported leaks, but I kinda hope they’re legit. He seemed to bristle at the idea of certain characters not making it in to the game, but they all honestly made sense to me.
The one thing I thought was weird was that Reiko would be playable, which I suppose would either make his death in the comic non-canon or he’s some dead Netherealm being or whatever. Who knows.
Either way, if they can put a Shaolin Monks style of adventure mode in the game, I’m all for it, though if that’s the reason for the 4 year dev cycle, well… I just hope it turns out to be really good and really fun and not just some sort of loot box factory.
As for the story mode, it would seem really odd for them to only focus on a few characters unless they’re planning on abandoning the chapter format all together. That honestly wouldn’t bother me though, given that neither MK9 nor MKX had villain chapters and really only told the story from one side. If they focus on Raiden, Liu Kang/Kitana and Kotal Khan, that to me gives more of an impression of focusing on each faction, which seems cool. I just hope I get to play as more characters.
I’m REALLY hoping we finally see this game at The Game Awards tomorrow, but I’m not holding my breath. Max said that according to the leaker, concepting on this game began during MKX, so I don’t know if that’s part of the dev cycle or if they actually started full work on it after Injustice 2 and that’s where the cycle began.
That’d be a pretty big difference though. You’re looking at April, 2019 as being the four year mark after MKX’s original release and May, 2021 if we’re talking about four years from Injustice 2’s release. I’m guessing MK11 is released somewhere in that window, of course, but it’d be nice to narrow it down a bit. I’m guessing Fall 2019, but who knows. If they don’t reveal it at The Game Awards, my guess is that they’ll reveal it right before E3, which likely puts the release in early/mid 2020, unless they decide to just hold it over for next gen, which could presumably drop in Fall 2020.
Sorry, that was a lot of words. Bottom line, I hope we hear something about it soon.
Last thing I’ll say is that if what Max was saying about the game being on UE4, having a nice graphical upgrade and better animations turns out to be true, then that probably has me more excited than anything else. I love MK games, even the 3D era ones, but I’d love to see them improve the rigid animations.
Anyways, what do you think? Do you think any of this stuff could be real? What about all of those rumored deconfirmed characters? Ugh, I can’t wait until they finally reveal this game!