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Back in the day when Mortal Kombat had its resurgence title on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, one of my friends from Nintendo and I had a good discussion about how Link could be implemented in the game/how it would just be cool to have him if the title came over to Wii.

Of course that was mostly just a topic for fun and the game never did make its way over to a Nintendo platform, but now with Mortal Kombat 11 confirmed for Nintendo Switch, the possibility certainly exists.

You’d have to figure that Ed Boon would want a Nintendo character in MK and also that one would be allowed by Big N to kill so brutally/be shown getting killed in multiple ways...buuuut...if it worked out, I think it would be a major win for that version’s exclusivity brag.

A dark, twisted Bowser would fit in well. Ganondorf, more sinister looking than ever would be cool. Both are villains and either would be welcomed in my book. Of course Link would be epic as can be, but due to being one of the poster boys and totally human in look...that’s a lot of violence to give to one of Nintendo’s finest.

Still, I’m all for one of their inclusions. What do you all think?

And regarding the second part, how would you feel if the second or third SSBU DLC reveal was a Mortal Kombat character? This would be a kind of dual promotion of sorts and pretty sweet in my opinion.

Then I’d get my Ryu vs Scorpion! Haha. Your thoughts are appreciated. Thanks!

 

(Before anyone says that Nintendo would never allow their characters to engage in such brutality, don’t forget that they did give Bayonetta the ability to wear plenty of Nintendo’s characters’ clothing and the ability to summon Bowser to squash baddies. On the flip side, Sub Zero’s multiple freezing moves would be very cool and/or Scorpion’s “Get over here” could just wrap around characters’ torsos instead of going through their chest.  And finally, The Pit would look great in SSBU!)



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No



I absolutely loathe stuff like that when it does not fit. If it looks like a tacked-on cash grab then it takes me right out of any semblance of immersion. I can't see how any of the Mario stuff would fit with Mortal Kombat. Bayonetta, perhaps, but that belongs to Sega.

Actually, now that I think about it, doing a Fatality on Mario would be kind of neat.



Dulfite said:
No

Oh well!

pokoko said:
I absolutely loathe stuff like that when it does not fit. If it looks like a tacked-on cash grab then it takes me right out of any semblance of immersion. I can't see how any of the Mario stuff would fit with Mortal Kombat. Bayonetta, perhaps, but that belongs to Sega.

Actually, now that I think about it, doing a Fatality on Mario would be kind of neat.

Mortal Kombat is a pretty old franchise that has lasted pretty well as far as being relevant goes, especially with its resurgence title and X.  I think it would be cool seeing a character come over to Smash. It would also be a nice western rep in my opinion.



I’d be fine with a Scorpion or Raiden in Smash—Ryu already set the precedent—but a Nintendo character in MK would be a bit out of place. Also, the gore in MK can be nauseating at times, and, honestly, I’d prefer not to see Mario decapitated or Samus drawn and quartered.



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Really have no interest in seeing any Nintendo-character get their spine ripped out



Nothing to see here, move along

Nintendo character in Mortal Kombat? No.

Mortal Kombat character in Smash, though? Yeah, no.



I don’t think so, it would be weird. Maybe, maybe they could make a villain work. Like Ganondorf in Mortal Kombat, I’d see that before any of the good guys.



Bayonetta's costumes are not an example of this kind of crossover. There's a spectrum of cartoon violence and Bayonetta happens to be on it - just in the "M" category of it. Games like Mortal Kombat and Doom are certainly cartoony in their violence, but they skew too far in the gory direction I think. So no, Nintendo wouldn't allow their characters to be in Mortal Kombat.

As for Mortal Kombat being in Smash .... I honestly wouldn't mind someone like Sub-Zero, but at the same time this kind of mentality really annoys me. It REALLY annoys me that a game simply being on a Nintendo platform makes people think that the game is likely to be rep'd in Smash Bros. It REALLY annoys me that the first thing that came out of Mortal Kombat 11 being on Switch was people automatically thinking that MK will be/should be in Smash. I don't think these characters should be added just cause. We're at a point where people have less skepticism over Mortal Kombat getting in than they did for popular anime boys from huge japanese franchises getting in just because they weren't on a Nintendo platform.



Mortal Kombat characters in other game? Yes...but only in Killer Instinct.