Mortal Kombat developer NetherRealm Studios has expressed a desire to branch out beyond the fighting genre.
"We feel like Injustice is kind of our first step towards that. If it does well, we would like to see our next step be a non-fighting game, maybe something unique in its own right. This is our first step in that direction."
Boon also said that any new Mortal Kombat game would have to be unique, rather than a simple rehash of its 2011 series reboot, which has sold over three million copies.
"I can tell you with a lot of certainty that, if we did a Mortal Kombat 10, it wouldn't just be MK9 with more characters and the same features. We would absolutely want to introduce something to make that game feel unique and different."
Superhero-packed beat-'em-up Injustice is set for release next year on Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii U. See Superman, Flash, Batman and more in action in this 14-minute Injustice gameplay movie.