Mortal Kombat 9 has been in development for what seems like ages, even though it's only been about a year now, and it looks like we might be getting our first look at it next month.
According to a report over on TRMK along with creator Ed Boon's Twitter account and Mortal Kombat actress Dana Lyn Baron's blog, the game is starting to take shape.
Per Baron's blog - the post has since been removed:
In September — right before I left for Paris & the South of France — I reprisef my role as Sonya Blade for Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s next installment of the MORTAL KOMBAT videogame.
Then there was an article in the Post Tribune of Northwest Indiana on actress Brenda Barrie. Here is an excerpt:
Still, she has side ventures outside of the stage that include character portrayal in Warner Bros.' "Mortal Kombat 9" video game, which has not been released yet.
"They gave me a script," said Barrie, alluding to a facet of her job. It's all about "capturing authentic movement," the heralded performer from the Robertsdale section of Hammond related.
"I might get in and out of fight poses," explained Barrie, who also called Whiting home for part of her youth.
FDMK found that Barrie had "Kitana" listed as her character name on her website's resume, which also stated that the game is to be released on December 25, 2010.
This was also removed from her site.
Them, there's a tweet posted by Ed Boon:
"9 + 25 = FALSE"
Meaning of course it will not be released on Christmas day, because, well, that's obvious, but it may be out in time for it.
Here is another Ed Boon tweet:
Here are those MK9 beta codes I promised you: TEERH-ONRUS-TNUBT-NO Hope you enjoy the beta! Just kidding...I ain't got sh#%. ;)
So what the hell does all this mean then?
It means Mortal Kombat 9 is not vaporware after all, and that hopefully there will be more shown to us soon.
If you want to try and make sense of all this, because to be honest we have forgotten the whole point of this, head on through the links at the bottom here.