Mortal Kombat's Ed Boon Would Love To Make A Marvel Fighting Game

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There's a chance that Capcom may not be making the next crossover title involving Marvel characters, as Ed Boon has revealed that he spoke to Marvel about making a fighting game. Ed Boon is one of the co-creators of the Mortal Kombat franchise along with John Tobias, with the two combining their names for the character of Noob Saibot.

Boon has worked on almost every game in the series, and is the director of the upcoming Mortal Kombat 11. The Mortal Kombat franchise has been closely associated with the DC brand, with the two properties crossing over in Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, and NetherRealm Studios (the developers of the Mortal Kombat series) also creating the Injustice games for Warner Bros.

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It's possible that NetherRealm Studios might be branching out into other superhero properties, as Ed Boon has revealed that he's been in contact with Marvel. Boon was being interviewed by Game Informer when he was asked if he had ever had a conversation with Marvel about making a fighting game. Boon said that he had spoken to Marvel, and said that he probably shouldn't talk about it.

Boon went on to say that he was excited about the idea and that "we" would love to make a Marvel fighting game or a Marvel vs. DC fighting game, with the we presumably referring to NetherRealm Studios. Boon also revealed during the interview that the roster leak for Mortal Kombat 11 was legitimate. Marvel has been part of its own crossover fighting game property with Capcom for years, but the state of the series is currently in limbo following the disappointing Marvel vs. Capcom: Infiniteso it's possible that Disney might be looking for a new partner when it comes to making the next Marvel fighting game. Ed Boon has previously denied rumors that a sequel to Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe is in the works, so it seems like there isn't anything in the cards in relation to another DC crossover at the moment.

The chances of there being a DC or Mortal Kombat crossover game with Marvel are slim, due to the fact that NetherRealm Studios is owned by Warner Bros. and Marvel is owned by Disney, but it's not out of the realm of possibility. A DC vs. Marvel crossover fighting game would be a huge deal, to the point where it might even be one of the most anticipated video games of all time, and the prospect of making money has brought rival companies to the table in the past, so it may happen again.

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Mortal Kombat 11 will be released for Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on April 23, 2019, except for Europe, where the Switch version will be released on May 10, 2019.

Source: Game Informer

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