Mortal Kombat Vs. Street Fighter Still a Possibility?

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Let’s be honest: when it was announced last week that the next Mortal Kombat game would in fact pit Sub-Zero and Co. against heroes from the DC universe, a lot of people’s initial reaction was, “Whoa! Awesome.” And then, just as quickly, their reaction changed to, “Wait…that’s kind of goofy.” Well, Midway’s got a little salt to rub in those people’s wounds. Co-creator of Mortal Kombat, Ed Boon, recently stated that the next MK game was very nearly “Mortal Kombat Vs. Street Fighter.” He also outlined some of the problems the team ran into trying to put that together:

“If we were to do a Street Fighter vs. Mortal Kombat game, who’s going to develop it, and who’s going to own the rights to it? It’s that kind of issue,” said Ed Boon. “I did a couple of write-ups and whatnot on it, and sometimes we’d get really close to it but issues like our representative for the other company left the company for some reason, and that reset the whole thing back to beginning.” It was that close, when asked if it could ever come up again “Maybe, I still want to see it happen.”

You hear that noise? That’s the sound of thousands of MK and Street Fighter fans simultaneously banging their heads against the wall. Seriously, that’s a team-up that gamers have been wanting for over a decade now. So close, and yet so very far.

Via TheGameReviews [image via The Kombat Pavilion]

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7 Comments on Mortal Kombat Vs. Street Fighter Still a Possibility?

LightAce

On April 21, 2008 at 4:13 pm

I think this is pretty stupid. At least make two groups with a reasonable relationship fight. A remake of Marvel vs DC would be good.

BZARRO

On April 21, 2008 at 4:45 pm

DAMN! So VERY CLOSE! It’d be cool to settle 2 90′s rivalries in one year! That said, DC IS awesoe…

Matt

On April 22, 2008 at 8:01 am

i agree with LightAce, Marvel vs DC would be sweet, this Mortal Kombat vs DC is a stupid idea.

DeadSouL

On April 22, 2008 at 9:05 am

All this is well and good but i still want Capcom vs Snk 3 and Marvel vs Capcom 3. Street fighter vs Mk would be sweet but i dont like the new MKs but if its from Capcom that would be sweet :D Hope fully Capcom will do something good after Streets 4 which would involve NOT AXING a good development team! R.I.P Colver we love you!!

Heru-Ur

On April 22, 2008 at 10:44 am

You have to wonder who the moron at Midway is that thought MK vs. DC would be a good idea. I mean seriously who has ever thought that MK characters fighting DC comics characters would be cool?? Who’s thought of it at all? Now is less blood and no fatalities too!?! WTF? If it isnt Mortal Kombat vs. Street Fighter i doubt many gamers want, or care about it. MK vs. SF is what we have wanted for damn near 20 years now. Anything less is a disappointment.

Devonte Brown

On August 8, 2008 at 7:58 pm

On http://www.youtube.com I saw Street Fighter VS Mortal Kombat 3.It really is something of a 2D figter.Bringing it to a game console such as PlayStation 3 (PS3)with high resolution 2D graphics would be great.I would love to see this happen in the near future from Midway or Capcom.It would sure make a hit.The video shows that fighting games are the best,and it will bring back the 2D style gameplay back to fans of all kinds.

Twiddlymo Zeekins

On September 20, 2008 at 6:13 am

Marvel and DC need to put all the money they can into a Marvel vs DC game. I dont know about overseas but in the U.S. I garuntee that game would fly off of shelves. They both have so many characters, they could make a franchise of it. I dont know why the hell those two companies never see the win/win in coming together occasionally.