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Yoshinori Ono digs Mortal Kombat – but wouldn't do a Street Fighter crossover

Street Fighter X Tekken producer and all-around Street Fighter guru Yoshinori Ono might seem like he's eager for the heroes of Capcom's signature one-on-one fighting series to take on all-comers – so far, the Street Fighter universe has expanded to include fighters from Marvel, SNK, Tatsunoko, Tekken, Rival Schools and wherever the hell Street Fighter 2010 is set – but there are limits to how far these crossovers will go. Since the playground battles between SF2 and the original Mortal Kombat, American fans have been eager to see the two series link up – but Ono says the match wouldn't work. Not that he doesn't have a few backhanded words of praise for his friendly rivals...

Citing “a penchant for wacky, over-the-top games,” Ono admits he's been playing a fair bit of the rebooted Mortal Kombat lately: “they did such a good job with their Story mode and some of the other features that I feel like they kind of beat me.” However, as far as the chances of working the series into Capcom's, he's doubtful: “I understand why people want it, but it’s easier said than done. Having Chun Li getting her spine ripped out, or Ryu’s head bouncing off the floor….it doesn’t necessarily match.”

Fan-blends of Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat have been popular since the mid-90s, with an early example being Street Fighter Jenn, seen above. It was actually slightly less playable than it looks. Would you play a professionally-authored mash-up?

Aug 8, 2011

Source: PlayStation Blog

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9 comments

  • iluvpkmnmonday - August 8, 2011 11:08 p.m.

    Not crossing these two is probably for the best. I dont think MK works as a possible cross over property unless its against something equally as bloody, otherwise it just seems odd. See MKvsDC
  • 510BrotherPanda - August 8, 2011 11:11 p.m.

    Dang the sound effects and music from that 'Street Fighter Jenn' thing kind of grate on the ears...
  • Draijan - August 8, 2011 11:37 p.m.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWYCUi8M9c0 <-- this makes me want a Mk vs SF game :P although without the sappy love story.
  • LuketheJuke24 - August 8, 2011 11:39 p.m.

    I would LOVE to watch Chun-Li get her spine ripped out!!
  • onetimebuster - August 9, 2011 12:17 a.m.

    I would love to see mortal kombat versus enternal champions.
  • RamenChimera - August 9, 2011 12:20 a.m.

    Even without fatalities, it would be interesting to see how the two would combine. Not really as a full game though, it would be too.. weird.
  • SonicX_89 - August 9, 2011 12:38 a.m.

    I would like to see a crossover with the two games. I think the pairing of these two MK & SF would counter the lack of violence because of the MK characters inclusion. I believe Ono and/or Ed Boon and the NetherRealm crew would be able to crank out a great game without the over-the-top violence. I would think that Warner Bros. would be willing to make a compromise in order to make it happen.
  • UsernameLoser - August 9, 2011 2:40 a.m.

    I would buy it, then I would play it, then I would deliberately freeze my game to see E. Hondas spine ripped out, that cheap-ass bastard.
  • CitizenWolfie - August 9, 2011 7:45 a.m.

    Street Fighter would win as Capcom would be constantly adding new characters later on to their side. Seriously though, I loved the Mortal Kombat reboot. The story mode was excellent and I quite like the fact I was forced to play as characters I wouldn't normally pick. Super Street Fighter was good but I gave my vote to MK at the Golden Joysticks.

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