And just like that, WB has let the cat out of the bag and announced the newest entry in the series, simply called Mortal Kombat (this would be, technically, MK9, there's no superheroes, and no rare diseases). Seeing as the fighting style is back to the Mortal Kombat of yore (read: everything before MK4), expect this to be the series version of Sonic 4.
Simply watching the trailer, we've got Sektor, Sub-Zero, Johnny Cage, Reptile, Mileena, Kung Lao and a host of others, with stages including the Dead Pool and The Pit (of course). Kung Lao's fatality in the trailer is pretty gruesome, and there appears to be a dash of UFC-inspired bone breaking close-ups.
Expect it in 2011, and hopefully something at E3. In the meantime, check past the break for the trailer.