Mortal Kombat Fans Have Been Discussing A Grain Of Sand All Week

Mortal Kombat Fans Have Been Discussing A Grain Of Sand All Week

Mortal Kombat fans are so hungry for something, anything relating to information about the next game in the series that even a single grain of sand has sent many of them into a tailspin. No, seriously. A video celebrating 30 years of Mortal Kombat that ended with a single grain of sand dropping into an hourglass and then exploding debuted almost a week ago and it’s all anyone has been able to talk about since.

The theories surrounding what the exploding sand teaser might mean have been swirling ever since, splitting the Mortal Kombat fandom neatly in two. Either you’re a part of the group watching and taking notes as someone feverishly narrates a 15-minute YouTube breakdown of what boils down to a few seconds of footage, or you’re on Reddit creating memes to poke fun at those people.

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As you can see below, there are quite a few people who fall into the latter category, but let’s be honest. If you love Mortal Kombat, then you’re probably one of the majority who finds themselves firmly in the part of the Venn diagram where those two groups overlap. If you have the time to make a meme poking fun at someone for obsessing over a grain of sand for the better part of a week, odds are you’re one of those sand-obsessed people too.

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For those of you who didn’t fall into a pit of endless theories after seeing the teaser, Mortal Kombat 11’s story essentially revolves around an hourglass, hence the hype. There are two potential endings to the last game, and the grain of sand teaser doesn’t reveal which will become canon when Mortal Kombat 12 launches, if any. Since the hourglass opened up alternate timelines in the last game, it’s also entirely possible the next game in the series takes place inside a completely different universe.

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The alternate timelines option may also be how Ed Boon and NetherRealm toy with spinoffs moving forward. Boon has repeatedly shown interest in revisiting Shaolin Monks in the future, and this might well be how he does it. As for why the grain of sand has driven some of you into a frenzy, the studio behind Mortal Kombat has kept its cards so close to its chest, the game still hasn’t been officially confirmed to exist. That’s despite someone from Warner Bros. Discovery casually revealing it will launch before the end of 2023. Hopefully it gets here before the movie’s sequel which is heavily rumored to be casting Karl Urban as its Johnny Cage.

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