Mortal Kombat Studio Discussed Making A Marvel Fighting Game (VIDEO)
Fighting game developer NetherRealm Studios is currently gearing up for their release of Mortal Kombat 11, the new entry pitting the forces of good and evil against each other amidst time-travel shenanigans as well as Fatalities. However, as recent years have also seen the studio undertake the DC-inspired Injustice franchise, the question of whether they’d ever make a Marvel fighting game has been consistently speculated among fans.
This desire was shared by NetherRealm themselves as revealed in a recent interview with Game informer. Through a series of rapid-fire questions Creative Director Ed Boon divulged a number of interesting details, including that discussions had previously taken place regarding a Marvel-inspired fighting title. While not going into too much detail, Boon said he’d love to eventually see it happen, whether it be a a standalone Marvel game or a full-blown “Marvel vs. DC” crossover. Check it out in the video below at around 16:12.
As the Mortal Kombat studio has shown a knack with the fighting genre and has proven more than capable with adapting complicated superhero lore, a Marvel game would surely be in NetherRealm’s wheelhouse. However, getting Marvel on board may have been a bit more complicated than DC, especially considering DC and NetherRealm are both owned by Warner Bros and Marvel is still under Disney.
The idea of NetherRealm making a Marvel-themed fighting game is not anything new by any stretch, with fans calling for the project for years over social media. Ed Boon has been right alongside them, having entertained the idea of a Marvel vs. DC crossover on numerous occasions via Twitter.
@Fatalitymaster I’ve been pretty vocal about wanting to do a Marvel vs DC game for a while. If it were up to JUST me…
— Ed Boon (@noobde) June 15, 2009
— Ed Boon (@noobde) May 11, 2014
— Ed Boon (@noobde) June 15, 2014
— Ed Boon (@noobde) August 21, 2015
EB: You really put work into this pitch..pic.twitter.com/VPsBItoq5m
— Ed Boon (@noobde) May 12, 2018
Mortal Kombat 11 hits Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on April 23rd.
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