Yoshinori Ono, the Street Fighter series producer, has shot down ideas for a Street Fighter vs. Mortal Kombat crossover before. He says he gets them the time "on my Twitter feed and elsewhere." He got a question about it from the PlayStation blog earlier this week. Here's why it ain't gonna be a thing any time soon.
"Having Chun Li getting her spine ripped out, or Ryu's head bouncing off the floor….it doesn't necessarily match," Ono said.
He goes on to plug Street Fighter X Tekken, which is a thing, and then ruminates on the potential of other crossovers.
"Another would be a Marvel vs DC game which would be pretty damned cool if we could ever pull it off," he said. "I'm a big comic-book fan."
Three years ago, Ono said nothankyou.jpg to the idea of Street Fighter vs. Mortal Kombat but intimated that Mortal Kombat vs. Capcom could work out. This of course was during Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, a much more toned down game, winning it few fans and a lot of criticism.
I'm with Ono; I'd line up for a Marvel vs. DC game before Street Fighter vs. Mortal Kombat The fatal problem with that last matchup is "Who's in charge?" Clearly, Ono and Capcom think that blood and gore would diminish the huge brand they've built in Street Fighter. But if they did a pairing where Street Fighter has primacy, and the game is fought in its safe, chop-socky comic-book violence way, what's the point of Mortal Kombat even participating, as its experience with MK vs. DCU showed.
EVO: Ono Discusses Cole in Street Fighter X Tekken, PS Vita Development [PlayStation Blog via Joystiq]