The DC FanDome event will kick off in just over 11 days, bringing much excitement to all fans of DC Comics and media. On the video games side of things, hopeful we’ll see new developments on anticipated releases like Gotham Knights and the new Suicide Squad game. There is one game in particular that has a lot of mystery surrounding it, and that’s Injustice 3.
In the DC FanDome 2021 Official Talent trailer, there are a lot of huge names showing up like Zoë Kravitz, Dwayne Johnson, Todd McFarlane, Jason Momoa, and more. Though, if you take note of all the names, Ed Boon is on that list.
For those who live under a rock, Ed Boon is the man who co-created Mortal Kombat. He’s also responsible for the Injustice fighting game that came out 2013 with a sequel in 2017. His timing in attendance could not have been any better, but it does bring up speculation.
With Mortal Kombat 11 wrapping up in terms of development support, fans are waiting on NetherRealm Studios’ next expected game, Injustice 3. Earlier in July of this year, the official Mortal Kombat Twitter account mentioned that NetherRealm was “now focusing on its next project.”
The big question now is, can this next project be Injustice 3? It’s definitely a possibility if you look at the development cycle for NetherRealm Studios games. Their fighting games have come out and alternated every two years starting from Mortal Kombat 9 in 2011. The first Injustice game came after that in 2013, then Mortal Kombat X was released in 2015. Injustice 2 came out in 2017, and finally, Mortal Kombat 11 came out in 2019.
The two-year cycle is over for Mortal Kombat 11, meaning Injustice should be the next thing. What better time would it be to announce the third Injustice game at perhaps the biggest DC Comics event? Also, Boon has been rather quiet in terms of his appearance at the event.
Usually, he’d start making cheeky, cryptic remarks to rile up his fans to generate some hype for the next big NetherRealm game. So far, there hasn’t been any actual evidence pointing to a new Injustice title yet other than the already confirmed animated film of Injustice: Gods Among Us.
It would be a wasted opportunity for him to be in the lineup of talent and not have anything, even the slightest teaser or update regarding the next Injustice title. Of course, this is all speculation, and with the COVID-19 pandemic still being a thing, development progress is still heavily impacted by work-from-home restrictions. To check out more information on DC FanDome 2021, click here.