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Mortal Kombat 11 Director Is Out Trolling Fans Again

We've been led on by Ed Boon, the co-creator of the Mortal Kombat series, more times than we can count. Remember Shaggy from Scooby-Doo being teased as a potential DLC character in Mortal Kombat 11? We do. We remember very well. Now it seems Boon and his team at NeatherRealm are at it again with the nonsense — and this time it has to do with Injustice.


The Mortal Kombat Twitter account recently shared a video clip of Joker, who is set to arrive as a DLC character on Jan. 28. In the clip, Joker looks ready to do battle against another Joker, and amazingly, Mortal Kombat 11 has a line of dialogue for this.

"Only two of us?" one Joker says. "What an injustice!"

You probably see where this is going next. Given that Joker was a character in the Injustice fighting game series, which pits DC comic book characters against one another, fans immediately assumed that NetherRealm was teasing a new entry in the franchise.

Unfortunately, Boon — who was also the director on Mortal Kombat 11showed up to rain on the parade.

"BTW," Boon said, "This Joker dialog is not hinting at anything related to Injustice. Any reference is purely coincidental."


Let's dispel once and for all with this fiction that Ed Boon doesn't know what he's doing. He knows exactly what he's doing. That line was almost definitely a nod back to the Injustice series at least, and both Boon and NetherRealm probably knew people would get fired up about it. Boon seems to enjoy doing this — letting players think one thing before later telling them not to. And it works! Look at Shaggy.

The difference here, at least, is that Injustice could feasibly get a third game at some point. Whether Boon and NetherRealm have anything to say about it now is another matter. But we don't believe for one second that word choice was "purely coincidental."

Anyone who believes Ed Boon isn't doing what he's doing on purpose doesn't understand what we're dealing with here.