Considering all of the fighting game crossovers we’ve gotten in the past, it’s actually quite shocking how we haven’t gotten Street Fighter vs Mortal Kombat yet. The two fighting game titans have been around for decades now, with both franchises represented well in the current gaming generation, thanks to Street Fighter V and Mortal Kombat 11.
However, thanks to an interview with Yoshinori Ono, we now know that there were discussions for a Street Fighter to appear in Mortal Kombat 11 as a guest character.
Speaking with Eurogamer, Ono confirmed that he met with Mortal Kombat head Ed Boon about a character from Street Fighter appearing in the game. Apparently, Capcom was against the move and this is why we didn’t see Ryu, Akuma, or Chun-Li in NetherRealms’ gore-filled game.
It's true that a proposal for a Street Fighter character in Mortal Kombat was rejected by Capcom. But it wasn't me personally! There were many people at the company that felt that it wasn't a good fit for our characters. I actually met Ed at the Brazil game show and spoke to him personally about it. So it's true - but I didn't make the decision!
Apparently, it looks like we’ll have to wait even longer for our Street Fighter vs Mortal Kombat dream to become reality. Considering how Capcom has done crossovers with SNK, Marvel, and Bandai Namco, it’s shocking to know that they haven’t collaborated with Mortal Kombat yet. Here’s hoping it happens in the future.
Street Fighter V and Mortal Kombat 11 are now available.