There is a rumor going around right now that the 9th Mortal Kombat game is "confirmed" for E3 2010. The rumor is growing due to a badly phrased quote from Warner Interactive President, Martin Tremblay. When speaking to Gamepro earlier this week Martin said the following when asked about what to expect from WB Games:
GamePro: Warner obviously comes with a whole library of IP. What should we be looking for from Warner next?
MT: If you look at the landscape of publishers, you'll see is everyone has their own crown jewel. They have their own key franchises that they are they developing for a specific audience, that are expecting that game to come out, with quality. We're no different. We're very serious about Batman, we think Batman: Arkham Asylum showed that taking care of our own franchises can really change things, and can make for a very appealing game. Lord of the Rings is clearly very important to our future. Lego is clearly important. Mortal Kombat, you haven't seen anything yet, but we're very proud of what we have so far. We'll be showing very well at E3.
When you read the bold line by itself it makes it sound like he's talking only about Mortal Kombat being shown at E3. He's actually talking about the Warner Bros Entertainment game catalog will be "showing well" at E3 this year. He's not specifically "confirming" Mortal Kombat to be at E3, just that they will be having a good showing of their many franchises. The best part about that line is actually the "Mortal Kombat, you haven't seen anything yet." That's a clear sign of enthusiasm coming from WB on their upcoming game. That is something to get excited about.
Now we have been seeing a lot of teasingonTwitter from various MK team members about working hard the past few weeks. So it's incredibly likely they have some massive effort under way to finally premiere what they have been working on for the past two years. So we do believe it'll be there in some form, but there is yet to be no official confirmation of anything from Warner Bros. about the game's status for E3 2010. I wouldn't bet against it though.
Sadly we at TRMK are unable to make it to E3 this year due to real-life conflicts. So we are teaming up with fellow Mortal Kombat fansite Kamidogu who will be on hand this year, to bring you the latest news and developments from the show floor if/when Mortal Kombat 9 is unveiled. So stay tuned as E3 is only two short weeks away, until then check out the awesome HD intro Kamidogu has put together for their E3 coverage.
Pat, why do so many people take the quote "Mortal Kombat, you haven't seen anything yet..." as a description of MK9. I think WB is literally saying they have not shown anything yet.
Anyway, this is certainly not a confirmation, but I think WB plans on showing us something MK9 at E3.