Mortal Kombat Vs. Street Fighter Teased By Ed Boon

Ed Boon, the driving force behind such games as Mortal Kombat and, um…other Mortal Kombat titles, tweeted something very interesting to Capcom‘s community manager a few days ago. Take a look: 

Please excuse me while I go change my soiled undergarments.

Alright, I’m back. Seriously though, this game would be fucking insane. Any sort of official announcement regarding it could bring about the goddamned biblical apocalypse (in a good way). Mortal Kombat vs. Street Fighter is a game that’s been on the minds of gamers since 1992, when Mortal Kombat was first unleashed on arcades. Street Fighter II, arguably the most well-received game in its franchise, was released a year prior in 1991. The day that these two giants clash is the day that we see the mother of all “vs.” fighting games. Marvel vs. Capcom? Street Fighter X Tekken? Those aren’t shit compared to what MK vs. SF has the potential to be.

And that’s the key here. Mortal Kombat vs. Street Fighter has the potential to be something extraordinary. There are a few key things that could drag it down, such as a shitty roster (unlikely as hell) or poor game mechanics (also unlikely as hell). But the most important thing that could make or break the game is the fatalities. This is a game that has to be rated M to succeed. I’m not normally one to think that a title (game or otherwise) has to be overly violent or have a metric fuckton of naughty language to be considered great, but look at the history here. Mortal Kombat is the game that was so gruesome, it single-handedly created the ESRB. In its main series of games, it’s dipped below an M rating once, and that game was Mortal Kombat vs DC Comics, which featured fatalities that were pussified beyond belief. I’m almost certain that Capcom would be less afraid of an M rating than DC Comics, given that their library of games includes the likes of Resident Evil, Dead Rising, and Devil May Cry, among others.

Then again, Ed Boon could very well be trolling everybody, and what a dick move that would be. Seriously, Capcom and Midway Netherrealm Studios, make this game happen.

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