A recent statement from Capcom producer Yoshinori Ono confirmed a Street Fighter crossover almost happened between its Street Fighter franchise and NetherRealm Studios’ Mortal Kombat games. (Could you imagine this amazingness!?) Unfortunately, Capcom as a company made a collective decision to turn down the opportunity. A decision sure to upset many in the gaming community that have been begging for a Street Fighter crossover of this magnitued.
In a recent interview between Yoshinori Ono and Eurogamer, the Street Fighter producer shared details on how the collaboration between Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat fell through.
“It’s true that a proposal for a Street Fighter character in Mortal Kombat was rejected by Capcom,” Ono says. “But it wasn’t me personally!”
Ono additionally added that there “were many people at [Capcom] that felt that it wasn’t a good fit for our characters.” Ono said that a “major concern” for Capcom was that the two franchises simply didn’t mix.
While Street Fighter is more focused on an anime-esque super-powered martial arts world while Mortal Kombat is the darker and somewhat horror-like game, a Street Fighter crossover still would’ve made them big bank. However, this doesn’t mean Capcom isn’t closed off from making collaborations in the future.
“We don’t necessarily rule anything out,” Ono says. “We’ve had our share of crossovers over the years – Marvel vs. Capcom, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom… It didn’t work out this time, but Capcom is interested in doing that kind of thing. If we can get something we feel good about, we could move quite quickly to make that happen.”
So even if a Street Fighter crossover with Mortal Kombat isn’t in the cards, Capcom is well-known for collaborations and are open to more in the future.
Meanwhile, Mortal Kombat 11 is one of the best-selling games of 2019. Street Fighter also recently lost it’s number 1 spot of the “Best Selling Fighting Game of All Time” to a recent fighting game that’s been sweeping our handhelds. Click here to find out more!