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Ed Boon has mentioned Street Fighter a few times recently but this likely isn't any sort of clue for anything

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • July 21, 2021 at 11:20 a.m. PDT • Comments: 13

We recently received word that NetherRealm Studios is finished developing DLC for Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate. As such, NetherRealm Studios has since moved on to their next project, whatever it may be.

In several Tweets, Ed Boon has recently brought up the topic of Street Fighter. Is this some sort of hint towards a project involving Capcom's Street Fighter? Are we finally getting Street Fighter vs. Mortal Kombat? It's extremely likely that this is NOT the case, nor will it probably ever be.

To begin, Ed Boon recently held a Twitter poll asking followers what their favorite Street Fighter title was between Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo, Street Fighter 3: Third Strike, Ultra Street Fighter 4 and Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition. Upon seeing that Third Strike was the winner, he seemed impressed by how well the game has aged in the eyes of the community.

In response to one of Yoshinori Ono's Tweets, Ed Boon counted 25 iPad boxes contained in the image posted by the former Capcom developer. "Street Fighter 25 confirmed," wrote Boon in jest.

Then came up the topic of Street Fighter vs. Mortal Kombat. Ed Boon was apparently impressed by a poster depicting Street Fighter characters going up against the Mortal Kombat cast.

"Amazing. Who made this image?," questioned Boon on Twitter. Many begun to wonder why such a project never became a reality.

This is probably a crossover that will never actually happen. As one can probably imagine, Capcom is not okay with the idea of their characters getting dismembered or brutally killed by Mortal Kombat fighters.

For this to ever happen, NetherRealm Studios would have to be willing to tone down the Fatalities and other gory kills that their roster is known for. Would it still be Mortal Kombat without the Fatalities though?

Furthermore, this type of crossover probably wouldn't make a lot of sense to Capcom since many games in the Mortal Kombat series have been banned in Japan. As such, Mortal Kombat does not have a popular scene in Japan.

When asked why this crossover hasn't happened yet, Ed Boon noted how having two publisher like this can complicate things.

In case there was any confusion, Boon noted that not every Tweet is meant to be a clue (or "klue") about what NetherRealm is currently working on. It seems that Ed Boon just randomly had Street Fighter on the mind recently. Who can blame him considering Street Fighter's status as an iconic fighting game series?

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