Mortal Kombat down the years has been overloaded with guest characters, and MK 11 is no different. The latest Mortal Kombat has the T800 from Terminator in it right now, and Spawn and the Joker headed to the game soon.
It’s now come to light that if NetherRealm’s Ed Boon had his way, the game may have had a guest fighter from Street Fighter.
Speaking to Eurogamer in a recent interview, Street Fighter custodian at Capcom, Yoshinori Ono, said that Boon approached Capcom to have a Street Fighter in Mortal Kombat, but the Japanese company didn’t think it was a good fit.
“It’s true that a proposal for a Street Fighter character in Mortal Kombat was rejected by Capcom. But it wasn’t me personally! There were many people at the company that felt that it wasn’t a good fit for our characters. I actually met Ed at the Brazil game show and spoke to him personally about it. So it’s true – but I didn’t make the decision!”
Street Fighter isn’t a total stranger to crossovers. Over the years there have been games where Street Fighter’s crossed over with other fighting games. Ryu and Ken are in Super Smash Bros, Akuma is in Tekken 7, and there was Street Fighter X Tekken in the last generation.