Remember when people from countries other than Japan went to their local arcade to play the latest and greatest games? Remember the 1990s? If you answered “yes” to either question, and certainly if you answered “yes” to both questions, then you and I both remember the long days and nights spent wishing for a Mortal Kombat vs. Street Fighter game. Well, it turns out we might have not been the only ones wishing for such a game even back then, but the better news is we might now actually get to see the game made.
Apparently while at GamesCom, Hector Sanchez, the lead producer at NetherRealms (the studio developing the Mortal Kombat reboot) told CVG a Mortal Kombat vs Street Fighter match up is “inevitable.” Before we all break out our Nirvana shirts and rush out to our local arcade, pizza joint, or corner store with quarters in hand we should know: (1) local arcades do not really exist many places any more, nor do pizza joints or corner stores carry the latest and greatest arcade games; and (2) Mr. Sanchez added a list of reasons why the game may still never see the light of day. For instance, whether this fighting game mash up would ever occur depends, at least in part, on the success of Street Fighter X Tekken, and even if that game was released to great reviews and sales there still could be problems with finding the balance in tone between the two games. “I’m not sure Capcom would be happy with Scorpion ripping Ken’s head off,” Sanchez admitted.
But really, something that might have seemed only possible in the furthest corner of some 13-year old boy’s mind in the mid-90’s now actually does not sound that far fetched. If the recent resurgence of fighting games (big games like Street Fighter 4 and Super Street Fighter 4, and smaller darlings like BlazBlue) and some of the more recent crossovers (Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe and more recently the Street Fighter X Tekken and Tekken X Street Fighter games) and the renewed interest and quality being shown in the new Mortal Kombat mean anything, anything is possible.
And now we also know at least half of the development team required to make the game a reality is interested. We also know the other half is willing to take some chances and work on new and exciting cross over/mash up fighting games… we are getting closer. So now maybe a little fan interest and fan support can make something like this a reality for once and all.
What do you say Ranters, would you be interested in a Mortal Kombat vs. Street Fighter game, or would you rather Capcom finally get around to the much rumored Darkstalkers remake?
Source: 1UP; CVG