Since being acquired by Warner Brothers, the makers of Mortal Kombat have spent a lot of time thinking about other properties.
After developing the 2008 crossover Mortal Kombat versus DC Universe for Midway; the fighting game developer entered a new era of ownership, and a new decade with Mortal Kombat -- a game packaged with Kratos for PlayStation, and Freddy Kreuger as the first downloadable guest character.
The console exclusives may have ended with Sony's God of War mascot, but the proliferation of horror movie icons has continued. Freddy Kruger's nightmare appearance inveitably led to calls for Friday the 13th rival Jason Voorees. His Kombat Pack appearance opposite Predator - another recipe for the expected arrival of Alien in Kombat Pack 2. Whether or not obscure movie trivia connected the Xenomorph to Texas Chainsaw Massacre's Leatherface by accident, or by design -- the fourth guest in MKX was again a horror icon.
The perpetual fixation with horror movie monsters and slashers may be a tenuous link for the martial arts fighter, but the constant has inspired many calls for NetherRealm Studios to break-off their guests into a separate game for movie maniacs! GameInformer asked Ed Boon about the possibility during an interview at the ESL Season 3 Finals. The Creative Director was well armed to answer the question:
"Yes, yes! You know, as we've been accumulating them, that idea has been coming up more and more frequently," he says. "You brought it up and a few other people have brought it up like 'why don't you do a horror movie fighting game?' Maybe one day we'll do it."
While assembling a cast of horror cinema's darkest death dealers could pose a challenge, the modern era of the crossover has certainly opened up the realm of possibility more than ever before!
The biggest question: Who would make the cut in a movie maniacs fighting game? The bonus round: Which Mortal Kombat character is terrifying enough to turn the tables as a horror fighting game guest? Lets hope your answer is better than Casey Becker's!
Check out the Top 10 Mortal Kombat Horror Icons for a few ideas! Register to share your worst nightmare on the forum! Spread the terror by liking & sharing via @MK_Online, Facebook!