Mortal Kombat vs. Street Fighter Will NEVER happen, LIVE WITH IT!!!

Mortal Kombat co-creator, Ed Boon, expressed his desire to have Ryu from Street Fighter appear as a special guest character.

Can Hoang Tran

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Concept art promoting special “SF vs. MK” content for M.U.G.E.N.

Thank you, Ed Boon, I mean this SARCASTICALLY, for reviving calls for a legit crossover between the Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter franchises. The two franchises have been strong rivals to each other through the 90s era.

Capcom’s Street Fighter franchise (which celebrated its 35th-anniversary last year) gained fame with Street Fighter II and its enhanced versions (SFII: Championship Edition, SFII Turbo, Super SF II: The New Challengers, and SSFII Turbo).

Midway (before its bankruptcy in the 2000s) released Mortal Kombat at arcades in the early 90s and it became a hit. It was the first known fighting game to feature live actors who were digitized into playable game sprites. Mortal Kombat featured a dynamic called the “Fatality” where players can execute their opponents, within a short time span, in ways that would definitely be violations of the Geneva Convention.

Scorpion and Sub-Zero, though not the main heroes, became the faces of the franchise.

Cover art for Mortal Kombat 11 which features Scorpion.

The Midway franchise stood firm up to Mortal Kombat 3 (I was a Stryker player and I’m NOT ashamed to admit it) and its enhanced ports (Ultimate MK3 and Mortal Kombat Trilogy), then lost its luster with Mortal Kombat 4 until the series was rebooted with Mortal Kombat 9 (simply titled Mortal Kombat).

There was little success with Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe but it led to interesting crossovers with Mortal Kombat X & MK11 and NetherRealm Studios’ (made up of the MK development team, minus John Tobias) other successful franchise, Injustice (a fighting game with DC Comics characters for the uninformed).

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Can Hoang Tran

Veteran citizen journalist who enjoys martial arts, indie & foreign film, anime, manga, gaming, music, and martial arts. https://linktr.ee/aeonxtrigger