Netherrealm “absolutely” keen on Mortal Kombat crossovers

Tuesday, 25th October 2011 04:01 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Netherrealm is just as wistful as gamers about the prospect of a new “Mortal Kombat VS” crossover game.

“We absolutely have thought about it,” creator and Netherrealm boss Ed Boon told G4 when asked about a new Mortal Kombat crossover.

Boon said Mortal Kombat’s mature content made it a difficult match for other fighters, which generally eschew gore and scoop a T rating.

“But we’ve all dreamt with crossing over with Street Fighter or Tekken. Killer Instinct was also one that was coming up since they were an M-rated game as well. But I’ll tell you that we’ve had many, many conversations along those lines,” he added.

The franchise’s famous fatalaties are another sticking point, nearly keeping God of War’s Kratos from appearing as a bonus PlayStation 3-exclusive character.

“The guys at Sony Santa Monica were as protective of Kratos as we are with our characters. At first, they were a little adverse to seeing fatalities performed on Kratos. But once they opened up to that idea, all of our characters certainly have that done on them, they were cool with it,” Boon reminisced.

“To me, it’d be cool to see other characters from other fighting games, Ken and Ryu from Street Fighter or someone from Tekken would be fun ones as well.”

Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe is the only core crossover title in the series to date.

Thanks, GoNintendo.



  1. ultramega

    Omg. The reboot was perfection. Please don’t fuck the series over again.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Judicas

    Mortal Kombat vs Killer Instinct – MAKE IT HAPPEN ! :D I’d love if there was a reboot of Killer Instinct, loved that game.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Gheritt White

    OMG – MK vs KI would literally be my dream fighting game cross-over!

    #3 3 years ago
  4. SplatteredHouse

    MK vs KI. DO IT! It’s like a recipe for beat-em-up ambrosia. :o

    #4 3 years ago
  5. MegaGeek1

    Mortal Kombat vs Horror! Freddy, Jason, Leather Face, Michael Myers, Ash, Predators, Aliens, The Exorcist chick, Frankenstein, Zombies, Wear Wolfes, the fucking birds from Birds!! It would be licensing hell and oh so epic!

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Clupula

    Don’t give a shit about MK vs. KI, since it’d be a 360 exclusive, but it does seem like one of the few crossovers that would work (unless you’re going to resurrect shitty franchises like Time Killer or Bloodstorm). I know Ono has said he wouldn’t want to see fatalities performed on the Street Fighter characters, so that’s out. Tekken versus Mortal Kombat isn’t that great of an idea either.

    Ed, you did the reboot so well. Just leave it at that. Continue with the new continuity and keep it 2.5D. Just focus on that. Make the new MK the new MKII. Don’t get distracted by what we already know you do poorly.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. The_Red

    THIS. That has SO much awesome in it though getting the rights to all those characters will prove a nightmare. Warner has Jason and Freddy but most of others are scattered among different studios.

    They should make 2 series. The main games should keep coming like MK9 and be PURE violent MK. The other series could go nuts and fight anything and anyone it can as long as they keep the fatalities.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. SplatteredHouse

    @5 Careful. You’d probably end up with something like this: (WWE Brawl trailer)

    #8 3 years ago

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