Today Ed Boon updated his website Noob.com
with a new teaser. This time it's asks us a simple question:
What does this mean? It could mean anything, and I'm sure we'll find soon enough. We could find out with the next MKast
podcast. Or maybe it wont be revealed until the San Diego Comic-Con
events tomorrow. There are lots of talk and rumors on the internet about it, so we figured we'd share our theories on the matter.
First, Ed could be hinting towards the return of John Tobias
. No one knows what John has been up to in the past few years. John along with other Midway employees left in the late 90s to start up his own game studio, Studio Gigante
. They put out two games, Tao Feng Fist of the Lotus
for Microsoft and WWE WrestleMania 21
for THQ, before it closed it's doors in 2005.
After that, John has been said to be doing freelance work while his former Studio Gigante partners went to EA Chicago. But sadly, EA Chicago also closed its doors
late last year. As earlier this year it was reported that some of them have now gotten together after EA Chicago has closed and started another company, RoboModo
. On their MobyGames profile
, John is not listed as one of their founders. So from what we can see, he has no other public obligations. While this doesn't rule him out of coming back, it also doesn't prove he is back. I know a lot of fans would love to see his influence and input return to the series.
Or, Ed could simply be alluding to Noob Saibot
as a character for the the upcoming Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe
. This is very possible, but in recent years they've occasionally dropped always using the "Saibot" part of his name. Perhaps they are just trying to judge the fan's reactions to rumors of characters to see if they should include one or not, an internet sounding board if you will.
Maybe even it could even be both of the above. Time will tell. Until then, stay tuned for any arrested developments
as we'll bring them to you right away. We have our ears to the ground and will let you know if anything else develops.