Mortal Kombat has already made it possible to fight as famed horror icons, Jason Voorhees from Friday The 13th and the Predator, but what if NetherRealm Studios took that small DLC idea and turned it into an entire game? Well, NetherRealm director Ed Boon had something to say about that.
In an interview with Game Informer, Boon said,
Yes, yes! You know, as we've been accumulating them, that idea has been coming up more and more frequently. 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.
So while obviously nothing was confirmed, it's still something that NetherRealm has to think about. Usually when fans push for something to happen in the video game world, it happens. I mean, we got remastered Crash Bandicoot games coming finally; anything is possible.
If I had to envision a game where famous horror villains fought against each other in a Mortal-Kombat style, I could of course see Jason Voorhees facing against villains like Michael Myers from Halloween and Freddy Krueger from Nightmare On Elm Street. If anyone can execute a horror movie fighting game, I have faith the the developer of the new Mortal Kombat can do it correctly and with all of the elements that it needs.
When Game Informer asked Boon how the process would work for putting together a horror movie fighting game, he said,
Probably the biggest one is simply someone suggests someone," he says. "With Mortal Kombat, we stepped outside of the universe with characters like Freddy Krueger, Jason, Alien, Predator, and stuff like that, so the movie stuff kind of mixes things up. Fan feedback is another big one; just hearing some very loud, insistent people saying what they want. And what's available; obviously we can't just choose what we want to do, like 'we want Robocop so he's in the game!' You have to do something that can be accommodated as far the company. So there are a number of variables, including what the players have been asking for. We're always listening to feedback.
If anyone has been proven to be powerful when shaping the game, it's the community. The gaming community's feedback can single-handedly make or break a game, Silent Hill Downpour being a perfect example. Even though the game itself was gorgeous in its graphics and just okay in its storytelling, diehard Silent Hill fans hated it so much, the studio went under after failing to execute the game correctly. So if you've got ideas for a horror movie fighting game, start making your voice heart to NetherRealm Studios!
Mortal Kombat is probably one of the few fighting game franchises that could successfully welcome a horror movie villain line-up, so if this magical horror movie fighting game eventually comes to be, let's hope it works a lot like Mortal Kombat X. What would you like to see in a horror movie fighting game? Who would you prefer to fight as? Let us know in the comments below!