In the past, Marvel fighting games have done pretty well for the studios, particularly the line of Capcom’s amazing Marvel vs. Capcom titles. However, the somewhat iffy aftertaste of Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite may have forced the studio to look elsewhere for gaming success, despite its being fun to play.
That said, a new rumor suggests that a new studio might be hard at work on a new brawler for Marvel Games – NetherRealm. As you may recall, it’s one of the best fighting developers in the game, making not only the impressive line of Mortal Kombat titles, but also some awesome DC Comics-themed brawlers in the Injustice series.
The news comes from a notable insider named Daniel Richtman, who shared the news on his Patreon account. According to him, NetherRealm is working closely with Marvel on an original property, though details about who’s included or what the story will revolve around are reportedly being kept under wraps.
While there’s nothing officially confirmed just yet, a new video posted on Twitter by Ben Hanson suggests that Ed Boon, director of the NetherRealm studio and co-creator of Mortal Kombat, had talked with Marvel. “I probably shouldn’t talk about it.” You can see the video below.
— Ben Hanson (@yozetty) April 27, 2021
To be fair, Boon also said he’s fairly excited about the idea, even suggesting that Marvel vs. DC would be “the coolest,” though probably unlikely due to licensing. But, then again, who knows.
And finally, Boon recently posted a tweet back on the 26th hinting at something Marvel related.
Hearing the news talk about us having “lost a year” and soon fully vaccinated people can travel overseas with life getting back to normal…
Feels like we’re returning from the Marvel BLIP.
— Ed Boon (@noobde) April 27, 2021
So could it be happening? And if so, when would an announcement happen? All bets are on E3, where the announcement of a new Marvel brawler would no doubt make waves for NetherRealm and probably WB Games in terms of publishing. We’ll just have to see what happens over the next few weeks.
Still, pour one out for what could’ve been with Marvel vs. Capcom 4. Ah, well, fresh blood is always welcome.
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