According to a typically witty creative director Ed Boon, Injustice 3 or Mortal Kombat 12 will be the next title from NetherRealm Studios. Even though the developer is a part of Warner Bros., there have always seemed to be two contenders for these roles, notwithstanding some fleeting (and presumably baseless) rumors about the possibility of some sort of Marvel game.
Up until recently, Mortal Kombat and Injustice were alternated by NetherRealm Studios in two-year cycles, making it fairly predictable. However, Mortal Kombat 11 was released in 2019, so it is obviously taking its time with this one. The Mortal Kombat series’ 30th anniversary celebrations are largely in the past, so it wouldn’t surprise us to hear about some sort of announcement at The Game Awards next month.