Mortal Kombat: is the studio working on a Marvel-themed fighting game?
According to a rumor, the guys from NetherRealm Studios, creators of Mortal Kombat, are at work with the heroes of Marvel: how credible is this
It’s not that the development team NetherRealm Studios, also known for Mortal Kombat, is no stranger to superheroes: the management of Warner Bros saw him at work on the DC Comics themed fighting game, Injustice, but according to a rumor that has been circulating on the net for some time, the next project could have to do with superheroes Marvel. This is speculation at the moment, so we invite you to caution.
The likes of Spider-Man and Iron Man have already seen each other in the context of fighting games, usually in the franchise Marvel vs. Capcom run by overseas rival NetherRealm Studios. However, given the disappointment aroused in the public by the last episode of the crossover series, the success of the videogame rib of Warner Bros promises to be much more attractive in terms of profits.
While Disney And Warner Bros are known for their heated rivalry, to make the rumor plausible and the possibility of seeing the Marvel world in the hands of the developers of Mortal Kombat, NetherRealm, provides the same story of the publisher. WB Games’ other studio, the development team TT Games (formerly Traveller’s Tales), has dealt with Disney properties for its LEGO games, including superheroes.
That said, the source is quite uncertain: this is Daniel Richtman, an insider of the film and comic industry. On his Patreon page, Richtman claims the title is in development for the PlayStation 5, not to mention the previous platform. We remember that Mortal Kombat X it should have included PlayStation 3 as well before discarding any cross-gen releases.
An interesting facet that we feel compelled to remember is that Ed Boon, historical founder and current head of NetherRealm Studios, has answered a specific question from Game Informer in the past. It was just the hypothesis of a potential Marvel-themed fighting game, about which he said “I probably shouldn’t talk about it.” Not overwhelming evidence, but a good clue.