Gaming blogs from to TRMK to Gaming Today are reporting on a formerly dismissed rumor that the next Mortal Kombat game released by Chicago-based game developer Midway could be Mortal Kombat Vs. DC Comics characters.
The rumor was written off by most online gaming fans when it surfaced recently on the IGN message boards in a post by someone who supposedly has a “friend” inside the company, but now TRMK has cited their own sources who have confirmed the next MK game will indeed be a “vs.” style game. Added to statements by developers that they are “reinventing everything from the ground up,” gamers and MK fans are starting to think the formerly dismissed rumor might have some merit.
Fans of the Marvel vs. Capcom game might like the possibility. However, the idea of a game like Mortal Kombat, known for its gory fatalities, pairing with the likes of anti-killing superheroes like Batman and Superman still seems far-fetched. After all, being a long-time MK player myself, I can’t imagine getting quite the same thrill out of Sub-Zero’s finishing move if it’s Batman’s spine he’s ripping out – and DC would like that even less. And MK fans are not happy about the suggestion that game developers might, to appease DC Comics, release the newest MK version as a non-fatality game that will be rated T.