Ed Boon, creator of the Mortal Kombat fighting games, has been twittering about the next in the series, promising it will feature "sick", "M-rated" violence.

"People want an M-rated MK... dammit we will give them an M-rated MK," Boon told his followers on Twitter, after revealing that the game - which he refers to as MK9 - was far enough into development for motion-capture sessions to be taking place.

"Motion capturing special moves & fatalities today....they are kind of sick !!" said Boon, before adding, "Carlos & Rick O. doin some kool fatalities. I hope we aren't taking these too far. :( "

"Still...they are sick. :\ "

Boon said the licensing pair-up of last instalment, Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, would not be repeated. "MK9 isn't going to have Superheroes in it," he said. It would be a nostalgic game for fans of the series, he suggested. "I think players are definitely going to get the 'warm & fuzzies' when they see, hear, play and 'discover' the next MK."

Mortal Kombat 9 has no platforms or release date as yet.

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