The next installment of the MK saga is set to come from an unexpected place. Warner Bros Games has officially announced a new mobile RPG from NetherRealm Studios called Mortal Kombat: Onslaught. The next phase of on-the-go gaming promises big things from the developer, who's been operating in the mobile space for close to a decade. Read on for more detail:

WB Games has released an exciting piece of key art with series icons Sub-Zero and Scorpion front and centre, backed by a cast of returning fan favourites that suggests big things from the ambitious mobile project. The high res image [click below] also shows Raiden, Shinnok, Kitana, Shao Kahn, Jade, and Quan Chi!

The game is described as a "mobile-exclusive cinematic story experience" built on team-based gameplay that will allow players to deploy squads against a "dark and dangerous" new threat coming to your handheld device 2023. Chief Creative Officer Ed Boon describes "strategic team-based collection RPG with fast-paced, group melee combat".

NetherRealm launched MK into the mobile gaming sphere with Mortal Kombat X Mobile in 2015, evolving its kard kollecting mechanic and console-inspired simplified interface with the release of MK11 and the 2019 Mortal Kombat Mobile relaunch.

We await further details about the nature of the story and if it will continue from previous events, adapt aspects of the original MK Trilogy, or expand into a new reality all its own. A "multiverse" of multiple timelines was established with MK2011 and Mortal Kombat 11, and the newest animated feature Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind.

What do you hope to see from the 2023 storyline? What returning characters would you like to see? Share your first impressions with us in the comments below and keep your eyes on the Mortal Kombat Mobile forum and Future MK forum for more updates.